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Keeping the Windmill Alive - Your last trip? - December 2011

In danger of losing your windmill?

Maybe you can share with us the last place your GPS took you and if you encountered any problems, or if you use it to seek out special places to go. (Like Thai Food, ice cream shoppes, etc.) Anything to keep your windmill alive.

This thread will be closed on the last day of the month and a new one will be opened.


Factory Joke Thread - December 2011

This is the official POI Factory Joke thread. It will be closed on the last day of the month and a new one will be opened.

Have fun....


Why Google Maps is headed indoors

By including indoor spaces to the Android version of its Maps service, Google is positioning itself to take advantage of two concurrent trends: the spread of mobile communications and the increasing privatization of public space. After all, it can be just as hard to find the restroom in a mall as it is to find an address in an unfamiliar city.

Nuvi 2460LMT

Sand Sculpting Championship

My wife and I went down to Fort Myers FL to the Sand Sculpting Championship.While there we got to meet BobDee who showed us around.We really had a nice time and got to make a new friend.Here are some pictures of the event for those who may have some interest in sand sculpting https://picasaweb.google.com/101880206106227469160/FortMyers...

Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Garmin Viago and Here Maps.

Contributors of the Week 2011-11-21

This week we are recognizing Juggernaut. His friendly bouncing elephant avatar has been doing good all over the forums this last week.

Thank you Juggernaut!

Jonathan (aka JM)

Chit Chat Thread for the week of November 28th, 2011

This is the place to talk about things that are not gps related.

Have fun...

This thread will be closed on Monday and a new one will be opened.



I wonder how our friend in making out with the big windstorms in the southern Alberta area. Wind up to 130kmh from what the news says. Yikes!


Hope you and yours are safe, bro!

nüvi 3790T | nüvi 775T | Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, will make violent revolution inevitable ~ JFK

Discrepancy with KFC in USA file

There is a KFC about 2 minutes away and it says the distance is 5.3mi (general booth blvd-hubbel dr), but yet there is a KFC 10 minutes away and it say the distance is 2.5mi (first colonial rd-laurel ln). I think they should be reversed. Both in Virginia Beach, VA.

Mike TOMTOM XL335 and VIA 1535

Publix Gas Cards

Publix Gas Cards are now available again. Buy $25 groceries and you can purchase one $50 gas card for $40-a saving of 20% at gas pump!

Need info on map updates

I also posted this in tomtom forum. Figured I might more answers on here also. I am getting ready to update my map.Does it also update new commercial construction or just new roads? I have a target and bestbuy that they are building next to me. Was wondering if it would update to any other businesses that are new.

Mike TOMTOM XL335 and VIA 1535


If you've ever wondered what goes on inside a GPS receiver, here's a superb writeup by a guy who built his own:


It doesn't matter if you know the difference between a Costas loop and a bang-bang discriminator; it's well written and will give you a good idea of what's going on.


Nuvi 2460, 680, DATUM Tymserve 2100, Trimble Thunderbolt, Ham radio, Macintosh, Linux, Windows

too many GPS

Hi everyone, Happy thanksgiving. I have a question. There are so many GPS models even in the same company. How do you pick one? I have seen them priced from 54 dollars to over 300 dollars, I understand that, but even in the mid price range, there are so many to chose from. Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving to all >>>

hope yours is a safe and healthy Holiday!


"You can't get there from here"

Diners, Drive-ins and Dives north of the border

Good news for fans of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives north of the border.

Just finished watching Diners, Drive-ins and Dives episode and Guy Fieri went to Vancouver, B.C. for the first shoot north of the border.

Today was the first location at Jethro's Fine Grub
3420 Dunbar St.

He visited six other locations while in Vancouver and will be shown on future episodes.

Garmin 38 - Magellan Gold - Garmin Yellow eTrex - Nuvi 260 - Nuvi 2460LMT - Google Nexus 7 - Toyota Entune NAV

Inmternal Traffic Receiver


Does anyone know of a current GPS unit that has an internal traffic receiver?

All that I have seen lately have an FM receiver in the charger cable. To get traffic with this type of unit, you must be plugged in to a power source. I'm looking for a GPS with traffic that can be used for traffic reports even when on battery. Anyone know of a unit like this?

Contributors of the Week 2011-11-14

This week we are recognizing glwilbert (aka Microchip). He’s been very helpful with red light camera reports all around the Dallas – Ft. Worth area, where he drives a big rig truck. He also maintains the “Weigh Stations – USA” POI file and appears from time-to-time in the discussion forums.

Thank you glwilbert!

Jonathan (aka JM)

Why Cops Have Camera's


Here is a video on why cops use camera's It is quite funny.

johnm405 660 & MSS&T

Chit Chat Thread for the week of November 21th, 2011

This is the place to talk about things that are not gps related.


Have fun...

This thread will be closed on Monday and a new one will be opened.


Looking for any GPS info on Legoland Fla.

Looking for info on hotels close by, restroom locations, Etc. Pretty much anything compared to the Disney GPS files.

Mike TOMTOM XL335 and VIA 1535

don't keep valuables in the car

This is a very interesting article: http://www.azcentral.com/community/phoenix/articles/2011/11/...

Basically a gang of people walking through neighborhoods looking for open cars, stealing anything of value.

Many people take their vehicle security for granted, and are lazy to ensure all valuables are out of the car every day.

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/21626 - red light cameras do not work
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