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Title: Low clearance POI data
Post by: Trooper-D on January 09, 2011, 06:46:39 AM
Hi everyone,

The low clearance POI database from ***********************is currently being offered for half price so I got in there quick.

Thought I'd share the good news.


Title: Re: Low clearance POI data
Post by: luvrbus on January 09, 2011, 07:16:31 AM
I know of a Prevost owner that could have used that software, he hit a beam at a parking garage at the Phoenix Airport sad part this guy owns 10,000 trucks  lol

good luck


Title: Re: Low clearance POI data
Post by: Busted Knuckle on January 09, 2011, 11:00:33 AM
I know of a Prevost owner that could have used that software, he hit a beam at a parking garage at the Phoenix Airport sad part this guy owns 10,000 trucks  lol
good luck

Clifford,
I know exactly how he feels! I just barley caught one of those beams @ Minneapolis-St. Paul airport several yrs ago.
Even though I barely caught it with a roof hatch, it scared the crap out of me and destroyed the hatch it self.
It was clearly mis-marked as the bus I was in was shorter that the beam was supposed to have been.
And I have been informed by other busnuts that they see other buses stopped in the same place and backing up.
Luckily I did not do any damage to the bus just the hatch. Paul Hastings helped me take the rest of the hatch off and cover it with plywood for my return trip to TN. Once home I had it fixed in less than an hr by stealing the hatch off our parts bus.

SO A WORD OF ADVISE TO ALL OF YOU! IF THE POSTED HEIGHT IS EVEN SLIGHTLY CLOSE TO YOUR KNOWN HEIGHT CRAWL UP TO IT WHILE CHECKING FOR CLEARANCE IT COULD SAVE YOU $ AND EMBARRASSMENT!

FWIW ;D  BK  ;D


Title: Re: Low clearance POI data
Post by: 5B Steve on January 09, 2011, 11:21:45 AM


     For all who have a IPHONE I searched for LOW Clearance, on mine, the app is available for $.99  It states 1800 locations.


     Steve 5B.....


Title: Re: Low clearance POI data
Post by: jackhartjr on January 09, 2011, 01:40:05 PM
Looks like a good thing to have...shame it doesn't work with the Magellan GPS.
Jack


Title: Re: Low clearance POI data
Post by: buswarrior on January 09, 2011, 07:33:09 PM
I think my Garmin nuvi 465t is supposed to know about these things...

It darn well better for the price!

happy coaching!
buswarrior



Title: Re: Low clearance POI data
Post by: Paladin on January 09, 2011, 09:58:00 PM
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/2002 (http://www.poi-factory.com/node/2002)


Title: Re: Low clearance POI data
Post by: rwc on January 10, 2011, 05:43:18 AM
POI????   Will this file download to a Garmin?  Rod


Title: Re: Low clearance POI data
Post by: Len Silva on January 10, 2011, 06:48:44 AM
POI????   Will this file download to a Garmin?  Rod


http://www8.garmin.com/products/poiloader/ (http://www8.garmin.com/products/poiloader/)


Title: Re: Low clearance POI data
Post by: Barn Owl on January 10, 2011, 07:09:55 AM
Why was the link deleted?


Title: Re: Low clearance POI data
Post by: RJ on January 10, 2011, 09:05:53 AM
Hmmmmm. . .

Looking thru the link Paladin provided, I see nothing newer than 2008.

FWIW & HTH. . .

 ???


Title: Re: Low clearance POI data
Post by: HighTechRedneck on January 10, 2011, 10:09:46 AM
Why was the link deleted?

Advertising/Spamming the board.   It is believed that he is a part of that business.


Title: Re: Low clearance POI data
Post by: Barn Owl on January 10, 2011, 10:38:33 AM
Good reason then.


Title: Re: Low clearance POI data
Post by: Sean on January 10, 2011, 12:03:03 PM
    *********** Link removed due to no spamming/advertising.


Umm, OK, I understand why the original link was deleted.  But the one Paladin posted was to another user-supported forum a lot like this one; it could hardly be considered spam or "advertising."  That forum provides POI files for a variety of categories in addition to low clearance, for example Wal-Mart locations.  Similar to the Discovery Owners Group, another great forum for POI lists.  Perhaps the moderators can consider replacing this link?  The site is completely free and only asks that users "spread the word," which I suppose itself is a form of advertising but does not seem to be out of place here any more than would a link to, for example, the Detroit Diesel web site or a product page at Camping World.

Looking thru the link Paladin provided, I see nothing newer than 2008.

RJ, you need to read the whole thread (three pages worth).  That POI files was last updated in 2010.

In order to download files from that site, you need to sign up as a member, similar to what you need to do here in order to post.

-Sean
http://OurOdyssey.BlogSpot.com (http://OurOdyssey.BlogSpot.com)


Title: Re: Low clearance POI data
Post by: rv_safetyman on January 10, 2011, 12:45:18 PM
Sean, I thought the same thing, but this fellow has done this on several boards/groups.  He makes it sound like he is a user.  I am pretty sure he has been banned from some groups.  I think it said he has only posted 5 times.  I did not take the time to look at his posts, but I bet they were the same subject.

Jim

OK, curiosity got the best of me.  All five of his posts here have been about low clearance software.  Some seem to be objective.

As I said, the last time this came up (going on memory ::)), he had made the same post on several Yahoo RV related groups.  I am behind on my reading of those groups (subscribe to about 8   :D).  However, I just skimmed several recent ones and did not see a related post.

I think the moderators did the correct thing, given information at hand.



Title: Re: Low clearance POI data
Post by: Sean on January 10, 2011, 02:08:45 PM
Sean, I thought the same thing, but this fellow has done this on several boards/groups.  
...  All five of his posts here have been about low clearance software. ...
I think the moderators did the correct thing, given information at hand.

Jim, I was not talking about the original post and link, but rather about the DIFFERENT link posted by Paladin, a long-time member here with nearly 600 posts (not 5).

Note the original link was for a commercial list being sold for a fee.  The link Paladin posted was for a free list posted on a user-supported BBS.  As I wrote in my comments.

-Sean
http://OurOdyssey.BlogSpot.com (http://OurOdyssey.BlogSpot.com)


Title: Re: Low clearance POI data
Post by: rv_safetyman on January 10, 2011, 02:25:57 PM
Sean, I skimmed the thread too quickly.  I thought the ******** were from the first post and that Paladin was posting it again. 

It is always hard to guess how to moderate these board (I am a moderator in the Eagles International Forum). 

Upon your clarification, I guess I would like to see the link that Paladin posted. 

Jim


Title: Re: Low clearance POI data
Post by: Barn Owl on January 10, 2011, 07:33:02 PM
I agree with Sean. Paladin's original posting should be restored, unless there are facts the rest of us don't have that would support the deletion.


Title: Re: Low clearance POI data
Post by: Paladin on January 10, 2011, 08:51:54 PM

NO, I have nothing to do with that business nor would I stoop to trolling or spamming my own on here.


Happy? (yoga mode on though still steamed)



Why was the link deleted?

Advertising/Spamming the board.   It is believed that he is a part of that business.


Title: Re: Low clearance POI data
Post by: Sean on January 10, 2011, 09:00:20 PM
It is believed that I am part of that business?!?!?!


Dave, that quote was not referring to you but to the OP, who is, indeed, a professional spammer.  I believe Jack's removal of your link was an honest mistake on his part as I think he thought it was merely a reposting of the OP's link.

Several follow-on posts have clearly confused the two posts with one another but, again, I believe this is all honest confusion and not anyone believing that you are spamming the board.

I had an off-line conversation with the moderators earlier and I believe it is their intent to fix this; I am not sure why that has not happened yet but I know all of them have other duties and can not be on here full time.

-Sean
http://OurOdyssey.BlogSpot.com (http://OurOdyssey.BlogSpot.com)



Title: Re: Low clearance POI data
Post by: HighTechRedneck on January 10, 2011, 09:04:27 PM
Sean is correct - my comment regarded the OP's post.  At the time that I posted that reply I hadn't even noticed that your link was also deleted.



Title: Re: Low clearance POI data
Post by: jackhartjr on January 10, 2011, 09:04:42 PM
Paladin, I re-read the post and nothing was aimed at you.
From what I read the moderator thought that the link you made was the same as the original post.
As my friend 'Owlman' says to me when I get a little vocal...take a deep breath...think yogo...relax a bit! ;D
Jack


Title: Re: Low clearance POI data
Post by: plyonsMC9 on January 11, 2011, 07:49:09 AM
Sorry folks!  A lot of this is probably my fault.  I had given this spammer a 2nd (3rd?) chance a while back in that instead of a permanent ban. My last action on this spammer was a 6 month ban.  There could have been even one before that.  More research by me would have shown that this spammer just repeats the same thing.  Well, he came back (again) w/ more of the same junk.  A permanent ban would have headed off all of these problems, accidental deletes, etc..  The permanent ban is now in place.

As Ann Landers used to say, Mea culpa.

Kind Regards to all,  Phil

   


Title: Re: Low clearance POI data
Post by: MikeH on January 11, 2011, 08:50:05 AM
I, for one, am happy to have seen this. By following Paladin's link (before it was deleted, and BTW, it has been restored as of this morning), I found a lot of cool stuff to download to my GPS unit. Didn't even know all this stuff was there. Thanks to Paladin for sharing the link. Apologies to my wife for taking almost all of my free time yesterday to hunt for relevant POI's and install them, resulting in me not getting much else done around the house!

Mike


Title: Re: Low clearance POI data
Post by: pd4501-771 on January 15, 2011, 10:09:01 AM
This is what I still use. Published like 1954. I'll be ok right? right? I'm sure nothing has changed.


Title: Re: Low clearance POI data
Post by: rv_safetyman on January 15, 2011, 12:52:13 PM
Good one pd4501

I grin every time folks talk about bridge clearance.  Many years ago, my wife's uncle worked for a welding shop that made a ton of special tanks of

some sort.  The shop was in North Denver, and they transported them south on I-25.  Bear in mind this was at least 30 years ago. 

One day the normal truck got terrible stuck under a bridge that he had driven under many times.  It turns out that they had repaved the road and it was just enough to take the clearance out. 

Today, they generally grind under the bridges to keep the clearance the same when they repave.

Second story, when I was taking my CDL driving test, the fellow doing the testing asked me what the clearance of the upcoming bridge was.  It was very obvious that it had a ton of clearance, but I told him I did not know.  It turns out that they had a special clearance sign installed for the bridge (at least 16 feet) just for the driving test.  Lost point on that one.  However, it really reinforced observing the clearance signs.  I now religiously look for them when I see a bridge ahead.

Jim


Title: Re: Low clearance POI data
Post by: belfert on January 15, 2011, 05:03:45 PM
In some states they label the clearance on every bridge.  I chuckle when I see bridges marked with 18 to 20 foot clearances.  If you need that much clearance for a tall load you better have carefully preplanned your route and hopefully have predriven the entire route to verify all clearances.

There is a bridge locally marked at 13'2" that I slow to a crawl for when I go under.  I am only 12'9", but I worry when I only have 5" clearance on an old road.  Who knows if the signs are really right?


Title: Re: Low clearance POI data
Post by: jbnewman on January 15, 2011, 05:15:32 PM
Second story, when I was taking my CDL driving test, the fellow doing the testing asked me what the clearance of the upcoming bridge was.  It was very obvious that it had a ton of clearance, but I told him I did not know.  It turns out that they had a special clearance sign installed for the bridge (at least 16 feet) just for the driving test.  Lost point on that one. 

When I took mine, the question was asked about an unlabeled bridge. The correct answer was that it was unmarked. Folks who made something up were the ones who lost the point. :)

-jbn