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Old 22nd November 2008
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Default Junkyard POI help.

I was wondering if people think it would be helpful to have a Junkyard POI for your GPS. I know I love walking around junkyard. I have a TomTom, and I can make a POI file. I will also put it in a Excel format for other people to convert to POI files. Mods, can you increase my SC mailbox size? If not can I post my personal email address? Thanks! Greg
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sounds interesting. do you know if poi files are compatible between different gps brands? i have a navigon.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Point_of_interest
There is a write up regarding all the formats. If I can consolidate it to Excel, I can make TomTom, and others can make other formats.
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forgive me, but what is a POI

(point of interest?)
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POI is points of interest.

How would one go about changing formats?
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I would think you would take an Excel or Word file and cut and paste in a POI generator. I am pretty sure someone has a program for TomTom.http://www.poiedit.com/compatibility.htm
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Default Been working on this all day!

Most of the time is finding a way to do it!
http://www.poifriend.com/poigroup.php?poigroup_id=8385
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cool idea, even better maybe just plot them into google earth even ad a picture and everyone can access it? Just a thought
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I figure this way, as you are driving, the GPS will alert you to a junkyard you are near!
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We have gotten MA, NH, and someone has started posting junkyards from IL! If you can put in the comments, whether it is a pick your own lot, it would make it easier! Thanks

http://www.poifriend.com/poigroup.php?poigroup_id=8385

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We have gotten MA, NH, and someone has started posting junkyards from IL! If you can put in the comments, whether it is a pick your own lot, it would make it easier! Thanks

http://www.poifriend.com/poigroup.php?poigroup_id=8385

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If anyone belongs other car groups, could you post it in them, asking for corrections and updates. Thanks!
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