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Another DUH Question (csv + mp3)

 

When I download a POI such as Baseball Parks.cvs and then add the Baseball Parks.bmp is that all I have to do to for it to work? And if it had a sound like the "crack of a bat" followed by a verbal and the download was Baseball Parks.mp3 would that be correct for the whole thing to work right? On some of these POIs the .cvs and the .bmp and .mp3 are different. Do some files have to be renamed? Thanks ahead of time for your help.

N confused: confused

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Garmin Nuvi 650, Garmin eTrexLegend, Magellan 360

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Yes, that's all you have to do besides placing the files in the same folder on your computer.

And yes, you might need to rename some of the files so that they are named exactly the same other than the file extensions.

Thank you

again for your help. I love this site!

N

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Garmin Nuvi 650, Garmin eTrexLegend, Magellan 360

Not that it matters... but I

Not that it matters...

but I would probably keep the name of the file as one word. Such as BaseballParks.csv and BaseballParks.mp3.

btw, cvs is a store...just kidding around. When I first started messing with csv files at work, I would call them cvs. Now, I call cvs stores csv stores.

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

You Need to Set An Alert

rettollcapt wrote:

When I download a POI such as Baseball Parks.cvs and then add the Baseball Parks.bmp is that all I have to do to for it to work? And if it had a sound like the "crack of a bat" followed by a verbal and the download was Baseball Parks.mp3 would that be correct for the whole thing to work right?

You asked if naming the files properly and putting them in the same folder is all you need to do "for the whole thing to work right." On a proximity POI, you must set an alert if you want an alert to trigger. The easiest way is to run POI Loader in Manual mode and set the distance at which you want it to trigger. You may already know this, but I just wanted to make sure.

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Nuvi 660 -- and not upgrading it or maps until Garmin fixes long-standing bugs/problems, and get maps to where they are much more current, AND corrected on a more timely basis when advised of mistakes.

Easiest is to put it in file name

bentbiker wrote:

The easiest way is to run POI Loader in Manual mode and set the distance at which you want it to trigger.

If I may nit pick a tiny bit, the EASIEST way is to embed the speed into the file name, let the loader calculate distance and use express loading. That way each time you update or add more files to your "loader" folder, these files still get loaded the same way each time without having to enter the stuff in manually each time.

Ya, as I warned, I am picking nits here. wink

PT

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Garmin nüvi 200 (my first GPS) & 780. And a Mac user.

No Speed Involved

Guttermouth wrote:

If I may nit pick a tiny bit, the EASIEST way is to embed the speed into the file name, let the loader calculate distance and use express loading. That way each time you update or add more files to your "loader" folder, these files still get loaded the same way each time without having to enter the stuff in manually each time.

Ya, as I warned, I am picking nits here. wink

PT

But we aren't talking about speed alerts. His example was a proximity POI and I specified I was talking about proximity POIs.

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Nuvi 660 -- and not upgrading it or maps until Garmin fixes long-standing bugs/problems, and get maps to where they are much more current, AND corrected on a more timely basis when advised of mistakes.

CVS! Oh my

mistake, lol!! Didn't see that, thats for the sharp eyesite. Oh to be young again! Thanks bentbiker and Guttermouth for giving me a heads up on alerts.

N

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Garmin Nuvi 650, Garmin eTrexLegend, Magellan 360

nits and stuff

bentbiker wrote:

But we aren't talking about speed alerts. His example was a proximity POI and I specified I was talking about proximity POIs.

I know which is why I mentioned having the loader calculate the distances. If you don't like the distance it give, adjust as needed. But once you find the speed that gives the proper distance, then you can set it in the file name and forget it.

Again I was just nit picking and it isn't really all that important to the original poster's main question.

PT

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Garmin nüvi 200 (my first GPS) & 780. And a Mac user.

Embbeding Distance

At the risk of sounding really dumb, which I'm quite good at, I'll ask this question. When embedding the distance in the file name, Is there a certain key word to use before the distance, such as "distance=5280"? The manual for my c330 is very limited in its content, so I don't even know if embedding the distance works on it, but thought I'd give it a try.

Thanks
Darrell

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StreetPilot c330 Nuvi 265T 54 National Parks down, 4 to go.

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DL Dobbs wrote:

When embedding the distance in the file name

You can't embed the distance, as such. You can embed a keyword, that will create a Proximity Alert with a predefined distance (of 402m..1/4 mile).

You can embed numbers, which will create a Speed Alert instead.

For a Speed Alert, you have to be travelling at, or above the specified speed AND within the associated Proximity.

For a Proximity Alert, you just have to be within the specified distance.

See also:
arrow http://www.poi-factory.com/node/6764

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I'll check it out

Thanks a lot. I'll check it out!

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StreetPilot c330 Nuvi 265T 54 National Parks down, 4 to go.

do what???????????

confused

asianfire wrote:

Not that it matters...

but I would probably keep the name of the file as one word. Such as BaseballParks.csv and BaseballParks.mp3.

btw, cvs is a store...just kidding around. When I first started messing with csv files at work, I would call them cvs. Now, I call cvs stores csv stores.

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Jerry...Jacksonville,Fl Nüvi1450,Nuvi650,Nuvi 2495 and Mapsource.

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