Mike's IN - N - OUT
GPSr List in
3-22-2009, 232 stores
INO Page at the POI Factory
Icon, bmp format for Poi file loader
POI Factory, more there)
Alert, MP3 format (record your own,
mine's long and hokey or
Store List by Zip Code
in Word format, 6-15-2008
Store List by County
in Word format, 6-15-2008
waypoint file and the bmp/mp3 files must all be named
the same for the alerts to work correctly
Once upon a time, in a land far far away and in the old days
before consumer GPSr's, INO published a nice store
guide that showed all locations which included an area map to
make it easy to find from the freeways. They tossed that idea
out and now print a small booklet that only has addresses and brief
written instructions. The booklet I last picked up was over a
year old and prompted my original email to customer service about
that antique guide. This project is a follow-up to their
response. I had no clue how hard it would be to get INO to add
a link to their web pages. But now the mission is for INO to
publish a GPX or similar file of all their stores. INO hired a
vendor to move somewhat in that direction. This current file
is the result of that better data and along with some support
unofficially by INO that enabled this current files creation and
the entries in this file have not been confirmed for accuracy but
are what INO feels is the best entryway approach to their stores. I spent
several hours trying to confirm locations but your mileage will
vary. If you actually have the driveway or building coordinates,
please send them and I'll substitute yours in place of the INO
Google Pin Map data. Please
Email me if you have confirmed locations to correct my file or
if you discover new stores not yet listed. As of March 09, there
are 232 stores in 4 states open or scheduled to open.
The file has been completely updated and has the most accurate entry
locations as shown by the new INO Pin Mapping. It has been
proofed and I believe it to be very accurate. However there
may be less then 5 stores that are someone out of place. If
you notice a glaring error or physical approach that is misleading,
please email me the details and correct coords for the best approach
to the store. Most of this data today only very slightly
changed the data I published before this upgrade.
I have updated the GPX file to now include "INO-" at the beginning
of the title for each waypoint to aid in searching for stores rather
than simply having the waypoints show on the maps. The
positions have been corrected that were grossly out of place (thanks
Jan!) and I've begun adjusting the locations for the 1st 200 stores.
A work in progress.
I will no
longer publish the Mapsource file. Please let me know if other
formats would be useful. I should create a CSV file but my
software doesn't create CSV's so it would ad another step.
responses from INO. A friendly store, family owned but still
slow to embrace technology and it's faithful customers.
This project is now almost 2 years old. I recently learned
that INO has now published Google pin maps for each property
(outsourced vendor). While not expressly beneficial to this
project, it appears that the maps will provide more exact locations
than simply address lookups. I am hoping to at the very least,
update the GPX file with the new stores (10 more for a total of 232)
with the exact coordinates today and then go back through the others and
amend the locations, add address and store numbers. These new locations BTW, appear to pin
point the best entrance to the properties, not simply the location
of the building or a common address in a multi-business complex.
The files dated 2-23-2009 have the 200th and new locations in the
newer INO pin map format. More updates to the first 200 stores...sooner or later...
No apparent progress blending INO and GPSr burger as yet. Will
write them again and put my gpx file on
Factory also. Added the newer stores to the list,
including the first store in Utah, cross-checked with the INO
Table. Corrected the newest Tustin Store as even the 2009
maps don't show Park correctly. Made a recent driving trip to
Washington State and made the stop at Redding, last INO in
California. Added the sorted store list to this page in
INO is still working on getting GPSr support to their customers.
They are trying to negotiate a 3rd party to publish the files.
We are into the 3rd year now since I published my first file.
So don't hold your breath for INO Marketing to get this double
double to us.
7-1-2007: So for
now...I have updated my files to include all 213 stores (1 not yet
open). I have them here as here downloadable as
MPS files. Also
included is the BMP for
the Garmin POI loader. Right click on the file name and Save
it to your computer.
Text of Letter sent
to INO on 5-6-2006 asking for support of GPSr Customers
Bruce "Brooster" R Finley's (Davis, CA) complete
INO GPX file
(right click; save) that I discovered buried in the
AdRider forum after I drafted my letter to INO. File includes
addresses. I will convert it to other formats if this projects
get the brush-off from INO and Brooster is supportive of the effort.