Does anybody know if the nuvi 200 is sophisticated enough to only alert of a school zone during daytime hours?
I added a parochial school near my home to the Schools West file on my nuvi and I know that the coordinates are correct. I set the trigger distance at 1,000 feet for the file. Last night, I passed it on the way home and it didn't alert me. So, the thought crossed my mind that it's just daytime hours that are programmed into the nuvi for school zone alerts.
I don't think any of the nüvis has time constraints on the POI alerts.
I feel your pain. I have speed alerts set for the school zones I drive through routinely.
I set the trigger distance at 1,000 feet for the file. Last night, I passed it on the way home and it didn't alert me.
See this thread:-
Thanks, hornbyp, I read your linked post. The school is on the service road (feeder road) of the freeway that I exit to get home. I pass right in front of the school, so according to your explanation, I should get an alert. I don't know if my nuvi 200 can do TourGuide alerts. It's a very basic unit and the documentation is terrible.
You may pass by the school but the alert depends on where the cordinates were set at. I know the schools around here have as many as 4 or 5 entrances. I use the Rest Area POI and it seems the alerts were based on the entrance ramp of the stop. I know I wasn't much help but thats my 2 cents. Maybe recheck what you have set for the poi.
I pass right in front of the school, so according to your explanation, I should get an alert.
Maybe we can work out what's happening? What are the coordinates that you've used?
I don't know if my nuvi 200 can do TourGuide alerts.
No it doesn't, unfortunately.
I live 1/4 mile from Columbine High School (yeah, that one), and I drive by it all the time, from every possible direction. I have NEVER received an alert there. But I know why. While MapSource has the school coordinates right on the street, the POI file show it set back, about a half block away from the street. The POI is correct for the actual location of the building, but by doing it that way it doesn't register as being on one's route. I have the alerts set at 2500 yards, but I never get that alert for it. It is only one of three schools near my home that seem to have the same problem.
I plan to dig into the POI files one of these days and fix it, but I just haven't gotten around to it yet.
Just a heads up for those creating POI files that you expect the user to set alerts for... don't put the coordinate point too far off the road, regardless of the real location or the alerts won't work right.
I set up all my local school zone on my nuvi200 & then nuvi260w with a 500ft first. then 1000ft, and finally at 1500ft.
All worked fine, I just wanted an alert closer to the actual zone lights. 1500ft is good. We have very large school zones.
I set the distances with POI loader.
I set the schools zones on my nüvi 200 as speed zones (whatever the enforced school speed zone is). I put the coordinate midpoint in the reduced speed zone, not necessarily right in front of the school.
I drove to my local schools and waypointed the location I wanted the alerts to reference from.
I used these coords on my poi files.
(As in street directly in front of school)
Google earth had the coords in the middle of the school sometimes, making a huge differnce as to setting off alerts.
I used -97.089767 32.896536 which is directly in front of the school as it faces the freeway (again, it is on the service road) The school is Holy Trinity Catholic School in Grapevine, TX USA if you want to look it up on Google Earth. Thanks for any help that you can provide, Mr. Hornby.
I used -97.089767 32.896536 which is directly in front of the school as it faces the freeway (again, it is on the service road) The school is Holy Trinity Catholic School in Grapevine, TX USA if you want to look it up on Google Earth.
I don't think those are the correct coordinates?
Usually when this happens, it's because folk are using different coordinate systems with different programs. I don't this is the case here, because the error's not large enough.
I looked at that spot on the Garmin maps using Mapsource, and on Google Maps and Google Earth. Interestingly, two lanes have been added to Hwy360 at that point - these are on all the maps, but not on the Tele Atlas imagery (GE), or the Navteq imagery (GM). However, that doesn't explain the error either - those coordinates are on the edge of somewhere called "Bear Creek Park". The point is approx 190' from the road and hence too far away to trigger an alert.
I tried a search in Google Earth and found some user-added points 0.5 miles to the west. The Yahoo! geocoder scored a hit at -97.099831,32.895432 on 'William D Tate Ave' - which looks a more likely location to me.
So - to sum up ... I just think your coordinates are wrong
Actually, when they built Highway 121 about 20 years ago, the service road where the school sits became William D. Tate, its name when it was a two lane road. Highway 360 goes south southeast from Hwy. 121 at a point just north of the school, making a mishmash of roadways.
Thanks again for your help, Mr. Hornby. I'll study it further.
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