Can I sort my POIs

 

I have downloaded some POIs in my Nuvi 260W. I added the harley POI's and they were there under my extras. After I installed my Red Light Cameras the harley ones were gone and the cameras were there. Is there anyway to sort these by folders or can I only have one at a time?

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Clint

You have to install all of

You have to install all of them at one time.When you run the poi loader it will overwrite what you have already loaded on the gps.You need to have your folders set up so you can do all of them at once.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

Do you know if it will leave

Do you know if it will leave them in seperate folders or groups inside the GPS itself or one big drop down menu

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Clint

Folders

Not sure how you have them set up but if using sub folders they will show up under extras by title.Just for example based on what you say you have downloaded. You could set up on your computer a folder for example call it pois then set up sub folders from that.Put your csv files in the correct subfolder.Then hook up gps to unit and run poi loader and direct it to the pois main folder.

POIS=Main folder
>>Harleys=subfolder
>>>Harleys.csv

>>Redlight cameras=subfolder
>>>Redlight cameras.csv
>>>Speed cameras.csv

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

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Here's an example of how I do it.

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You can have subfolders under your main folder, if you want. The folders will create categories. You can't have more than one level of subfolder. The files themselves will create the subcategory.

For example, it might look like this.

> My POI (Main folder)
>> IHOP (subfolder)
... IHOP.csv
... IHOP.bmp
>> National Parks (subfolder)
... National Parks.gpx
... National Monuments.gpx
... National Recreation areas.gpx
... National Parks.bmp
... National Monuments.bmp
etc.

In this example, IHOP and National Parks show up as categories and then under National Parks, the subcategories of National Parks, National Monuments, and National Recreation Areas show up.

Here are some screenshots of what it would look like.

This is a shot of the folder and files on my computer.
http://i18.tinypic.com/4q8bl8m.jpg

This is how the first level shows up on my GPS unit.
http://i9.tinypic.com/4t6c8ye.jpg

When I select the National Parks category, this is what I get.
http://i2.tinypic.com/62qyi4z.jpg

Then if I select National Monuments, I get this.
http://i8.tinypic.com/4kbd8jc.jpg

Will this work...

Will this work on my Garmin C530. I'm having problems creating subfolders...

PC or Garmin

Are you having problems setting them up on your PC or having them be recognized by the Garmin??

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It's those changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes nothing remains quite the same. With all of our running and all of our cunning, If we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane.

The GPSr is a slave to the

The GPSr is a slave to the computer. That is, all of the file manipulation and orgainization has to happen on your computer. The GPSr will then reflect those efforts at orgainization in the poi.gpi file that is created on the GPSr through the use of the POILoader program. I am not aware of any method to orgainize POI's AFTER they are loaded to the GPSr.

Of course, the disclaimer here is: "To the best of my knowledge", whereas my experience is only with a Nuvi 760.

Sub Folders

Keep in mind that you cannot have more than 32 POIs in any one sub folder (this is not total locations, but POI (.csv) files. I had 32 restaurant chains in mine and tried to add another one. POI loader wouldn't let me load the additional files. I had to break the restaurants down by category to accomodate the addtional chains.

So lets say...

Lets say I have 60 Redlight csv files. How would I go about that....

Yes it will work.

allbizz wrote:

Will this work on my Garmin C530. I'm having problems creating subfolders...

Yes it will work on the C530. When you run POI Loader just point it to the parent directory on the PC (e.g. the one MM called My POI). The POI Loader will create one .gpi file which will show on the GPSr as having all of the PC directories below the parent directory. The order may not be as you would expect but the folders will be there nonetheless.

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Randy C530, Nuvi 52

Okay...I will try it and let you know.

I'm going to try it right now and let you know okay.

You can combine some...

allbizz wrote:

Lets say I have 60 Redlight csv files. How would I go about that....

You can combine some of the POI files, as one possibility. The other is to categorize (subfolder) by regions (Red Lights-West Coast, Red Lights-East Coast).

Sort POIs

Thanks for the advice! It worked well

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Clint

cderen33.Glad you got it

cderen33.Glad you got it worked out.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

I was able to do it...

I was able to make sub folders and put more then 150 poi files in one subfolder as well. Furthermore, I notice that if i have a sub folder named something and when I clicked on the subfolder I had to rename the CSV file something different, becasue the computer wouldn't notice it. Ex. If I name a folder Texas shopping and the csv file inside of it Texas shopping. When I created another subfolder like Florida Shopping and the csv Florida Shopping, the computer wouldn't notice the florida shopping...I would have to abbreviate it or something. Finally, when I view the custom POI's on the GPSr and I press all catagories, the unit shows all of the names that I actually name the csv files in the subfolders, why does it do this...

If you make a sub folder

If you make a sub folder according to your example

My pois=Main folder

Texas shopping =sub folder
>>Texas shopping.csv
>>Texas shopping .bmp

Florida shopping=sub folder
>>Florida shopping.csv
>>Florida shopping.bmp

Texas and Florida shopping will show up as categories.

My poi's=Main folder

Shopping=sub folder
>>Texas.csv
>>Texas.bmp
>>Florida.csv
>>Florida.bmp

Texas and Florida will show up as sub categories of Shopping.

Note if you touch screen two times on all categories it will show the closest 50 custom pois to you.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

Missing Word

Charlie,
I didn't reply to your post so as to preserve your ability to edit. You have a typo in your example -- you left out the word "shopping" in your Florida bmp filename.

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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.

Should be Florida shopping.bmp

Thanks for catching the mistake.Hit the trigger to quick and ran off to take care of some things.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

Thanks for answering...

Thank you for taking time out to answer my question, but it still doesn't solve my issue.

If I make a main folder

then Sub
Then Florida Shopping csv
Then sub
then texas Shopping the computer will not recognize the csv file because it confusing it with the already created Florida Shopping csv file...Thats my issue.

Bad file

allbizz wrote:

the computer will not recognize the csv file because it confusing it with the already created Florida Shopping csv file...Thats my issue.

If the computer is not loading the Texas csv file, it is not because you have a Florida csv file. The computer has no problem with similarly named files. I'd suggest rechecking the formatting in the file, or even reducing the file to a single perfectly formatted location for testing.

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folders

allbizz wrote:

Thank you for taking time out to answer my question, but it still doesn't solve my issue.

If I make a main folder

then Sub
Then Florida Shopping csv
Then sub
then texas Shopping the computer will not recognize the csv file because it confusing it with the already created Florida Shopping csv file...Thats my issue.

When you download from the computer are you directing the poi loader to the main folder not the sub folders?In my example above if you use the single sub folder option per each csv file it shoild not be a problem.Like bentbiker says it has no problem recognizing the files.Just using your examples here is how I would do it.
1.Go to my documents and create a folder called my pois.This is my main folder.
2.Click on main folder and right click and create two sub folders one called Florida shopping and one called Texas shopping.
3.Move my csv file for Texas shopping to the sub folder for Texas shopping and the same for Florida shopping to its correct sub folder.
4.Name the csv file you have in the Texas shopping the same as the sub folder except for the extensions.Just type in the name the extension should take care of itself.
5.Now do the same thing for the Florida shopping naming it the same as the sub folder.
6. Double check the sub folders and csv files to make sure they are named exactly the same this includes capital letters etc.
7.Hook up gps unit to computer and run the poi loader and direct it to Main folder not the sub folders and once complete go to where to,my locations and touck extras and you shoud see poi lising for Texas shopping and one for Florida shopping.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

I'm sorry...I got..

Hello, thank u for all your help. My dumbski self got it down pack. I really appreciate the time you took out of your day to help me.

folders

allbizz wrote:

Hello, thank u for all your help. My dumbski self got it down pack. I really appreciate the time you took out of your day to help me.

No problem have fun downloading all the files.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

Sub folders

I am new to this and I was reading thru the forums and this was just what I needed to know.

Thanks