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My POI proximity alarms don't work

 

I fail to understand why my proximity alarms are not working with my custom POI. I created two directories, ("Canadian Traffic Alerts" - containing "Redlight.GPX" + "Redlight.BMP") and I get proximity alarms, my other directory ("Friends" - containing "Friends.GPX" + "Friends.BMP") proximity alarms don't work. I made sure that the spelling of both files in each directory are the same & case sensitive as well, just as I read somewhere else on this site. Please help.

Thanks

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RogerLL

You need manual mode

Because of the word "Redlight", POI Loader will automatically set a proximity alert. For your "Friends" file, you need to use POI Loader in manual mode and manually specify a distance.

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Regular POIs don't produce alerts by default. You must set them. You can set them in a number of ways. By far the most simple is to run POI Loader in Manual Mode and set whatever alert you want.

The word "redlight" will produce an automatic .25 mile proximity alert which is why you are getting an alert on these. The naming only comes into play for the icon to show up and if you are trying to load a CUSTOM alert.

Thank you very much for the

Thank you very much for the info, it now works great.

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RogerLL

gpx

RogerLL wrote:

I fail to understand why my proximity alarms are not working with my custom POI. ... my other directory ("Friends" - containing "Friends.GPX" + "Friends.BMP") proximity alarms don't work. I made sure that the spelling of both files in each directory are the same & case sensitive as well, just as I read somewhere else on this site.

If you're using gpx format, you can take advantage of the <proximity> tag to include Proximity Alert information within the file. Each POI can have a different alert distance, if required. You could even have a different .bmp for each friend!

So long as you have no more than 5 friends, you can use the Trial version of GeePeeEx Editor to set these alerts wink

Incidentally, the case-sensitivity of filenames is actually not an issue. It may have been the case with some earlier version of POILoader, but it isn't any more.

I just built a test POI file from:

Directory of C:\TEMP\temp

26/06/2007 15:03 1,654 casesensitive.bmp
05/02/2008 11:49 2,073 CaseSensitive.gpx
26/06/2007 15:22 585,874 CASESENSITIVE.MP3

The icon was visible and the alert played on a simulated journey past the POI.

(The only case I know of, where there is case-sensitivity, is the naming of a "TourGuide" mp3 file.)

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