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Speed Camera POI advice
SteveJonesMO
I finally have a GPS that supports custom POIs, and was looking into a good source of Speed Camera POIs.

A little research finds me these:

gps-poi-us.com - Monthly update - $25/yr subscription.

gps-data-team.com - $7 for permanent membership. Data seems to be updated frequently.

poi-factory.com - updated weekly - $5/MO or $20/yr subscription

Not sure which is the most complete... or accurate... or what other factors I should consider.

Any advice/experience out there?
Ken in Regina
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Originally Posted by SteveJonesMO

... looking into a good source of Speed Camera POIs.

Not sure ... ... what other factors I should consider.

Any advice/experience out there?
Slow down? :rofl"

...ken...
malaki86
LOL - nice idea

Myself, I really don't need to worry. My truck is heavy and slow with a max speed of 64mph.
jalan
Don't know much about poi-factory. Looking at their list of coverage, I live in one of the areas and know without a doubt that there are no cameras in some of the cities they list.

In other forums, it has been suggested that gps-data-team doesn't collect any data on their own. They just pull stuff from other sources (likely without their permission) and sells it. Don't know if that is true or not.
atljoe
try trapster, you could d/l poi for your location or whole usa it's a interesting site
Miss POI
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Originally Posted by jalan
Don't know much about poi-factory. Looking at their list of coverage, I live in one of the areas and know without a doubt that there are no cameras in some of the cities they list.

In other forums, it has been suggested that gps-data-team doesn't collect any data on their own. They just pull stuff from other sources (likely without their permission) and sells it. Don't know if that is true or not.
Jalan,
I don't know much about the other sites but I know a lot about POI-Factory I am Maryann Melby, the owner of POI Factory and wanted to just stop in and say hi to everyone. I was able to find your profile on our site and I can tell you that since your last visit in January of this year there have been a lot of changes.

I have removed all the camera locations that were in your area, I had some false reports that slipped in and I had to educate the public about the differences in equipment. I am much more thorough in my investigations of locations now and my data is much more accurate. I research each location before it is added and have a very large community of users that verify the info also.

POI Factory is growing fast, and we love having new visitors to our site. The red light camera file is the only item that we charge for, everything else is free, we have POI Files, icons and sounds, great discussions and wonderful people that can help you out with any problems that you may be having loading things to your GPS.
We also have an Active member program where you can earn access to the red light camera file for free by contributing to the community in 3 of the last 5 weeks. We are just a great group of GPS enthusiasts that work together to provide fun things to enhance your GPS unit.


Maryann Melby AKA Miss POI
Owner of POI-Factory
Marvin Hlavac
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Q: Don't know much about poi-factory...

A: I know a lot about POI-Factory...
LOL! :welcome: to Laptop GPS World, Maryann, a.k.a. Miss POI. Thanks for the explanation. It does make good sense to remove files, at least temporarily, that are not up to your standard.
Mandolin Guy
A radar detector is one of the few devices designed specifically to allow people to break the law. Any speed camera POI system almost fits in that category, too.
SteveJonesMO
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Originally Posted by Mandolin Guy
A radar detector is one of the few devices designed specifically to allow people to break the law. Any speed camera POI system almost fits in that category, too.
Well, I guess I should consider myself chastened. Thanks for your input.
Marvin Hlavac
...it all depends on how you look at it. Some people may say these types of POI collections add to safety, because they are making drivers aware of high collision rate areas.
Mandolin Guy
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...it all depends on how you look at it. Some people may say these types of POI collections add to safety, because they are making drivers aware of high collision rate areas.
Your point is well taken. If you really want to increase the safety factor, put a camera at EVERY light.
emagin
I went into Trapster's Garmin TomTom and Other Navigation Device alerts page
(you have to sign up to edit this)

I created a long route across the country and when it came time to FINISH clicking the button did not work so I got very pissed off with it.
Seems to work fine on mobile phone but exporting this stuff is a hassle.

Hope it can be made easier in future.
Mandolin Guy
People spend hundreds of dollars and use countless manhours to locate and/or avoid those devices whose ultimate purpose is to make things safer. It's as if certain people should be allowed to run red lights or exceed the speed limit. The Trapster web site is specifically designed to allow people to break the law. If people would simply drive the speed limit or stop when the light turns red, it would solve the problem and the streets would be safer. Oh, wait!! Apparently, some people don't feel the laws apply to them.

I went to the Trapster web site and looked at my hometown. I won't go into detail but, from first-hand knowledge, I can tell you everything in my town is absolutely wrong.

Anyway, whatever happened to "Do The Right Thing?"
SteveJonesMO
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Originally Posted by Mandolin Guy
People spend hundreds of dollars and use countless manhours to locate and/or avoid those devices whose ultimate purpose is to make things safer. It's as if certain people should be allowed to run red lights or exceed the speed limit. The Trapster web site is specifically designed to allow people to break the law.
Now there's a debate that hasn't been sufficiently covered yet

It seems reasonable to operate from the presumption that these lists exist, are not illegal, are in demand, and this is a proper place to discuss them.
Mandolin Guy
I never, ever said anything that even hinted at restricting anyone's freedom of speech. Feel free to discuss it. It doesn't alter the fact that they're designed specifically to help people break the law.
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