POI Loader keeps crashing

 

Hello all,

Searched the forum and didn't find anything. POI Loader keeps crashing on my Mac, and my PC. Is it possible to have to many POI's? I have a lot, probably more than I need!! But it would be nice to have them all on there. Basically, POI Loader starts, goes for about 10 minutes, then crashes.

Any ideas?

Thaks,
Chuck

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Nuvi 2595 & 760 | http://www.chucksphotospot.com

I should add....

If I try to upload just a few POI's, it works fine. That's why I am thinking to many POI's.

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Nuvi 2595 & 760 | http://www.chucksphotospot.com

How many is too many?

cpjanda wrote:

If I try to upload just a few POI's, it works fine. That's why I am thinking to many POI's.

Not sure how many you have. When I upload it takes 3-4 minutes on my PC, then POI Loader says it has successfully uploaded 197K POIs; the resulting file is approx 20MB. Any idea what your size is? Could it be that you are running out of space on your SD card?

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nuvi 3790 and 2789 in Arkansas

Try ....

cpjanda wrote:

Hello all,

Searched the forum and didn't find anything. POI Loader keeps crashing on my Mac, and my PC. Is it possible to have to many POI's? I have a lot, probably more than I need!! But it would be nice to have them all on there. Basically, POI Loader starts, goes for about 10 minutes, then crashes.

Any ideas?

Thaks,
Chuck

Try uploading a portion of your POIs and rename the file. See FAQ at: http://www.poi-factory.com/node/8779

See if that crashes. Then reload another portion and rename that.

Renaming takes longer one time; but spending 10 minutes upload time just to update one file will be a thing of the past.

RT

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"Internet: As Yogi Berra would say, "Don't believe 90% of what you read, and verify the other half."

I also tried just creating

I also tried just creating the file on my computer, same problem, so no SD card/space issue.

RT, I like this idea! How do they come up on my Nuvi? Still all under "Custom POI"?

Thanks for the replies!

Chuck

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Nuvi 2595 & 760 | http://www.chucksphotospot.com

keep the extension the same

You can rename the poi.gpi file to Fred.gpi then upload another set and rename it to Barney.gpi, etc. When you look under the custom poi index on the unit they will appear with those names. It works quite well.

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GPSMAP 76CSx - nüvi 760 - nüvi 200 - GPSMAP 78S

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You also might have a corrupt file.

Are you sure?

thrak wrote:

When you look under the custom poi index on the unit they will appear with those names. It works quite well.

On my unit, the name of the gpi file(s) is immaterial -- they don't show up, whether there is one file or many.

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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.

My 760

On my 760 I press Where To and then Extras and then Custom POIs and I see:

All Categories (This one is related to Geocaching)
Redlight-Cameras
RestAreas
Speed-Cameras
Wells Fargo Banks
I-5 Caches
Thrak (This file is the 400 closest unfound geocaches to my house)
work - no puzzles (another geocache database)
BJs (BJ's Brewhouse POI)
MicroBreweries

Except for the "All Categories" item these are the names of the .gpi files on my SD card so it seems to work for me........

Items in parenthesis don't actually show on the unit - I just added them here for illustrative purposes.

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GPSMAP 76CSx - nüvi 760 - nüvi 200 - GPSMAP 78S

Folder/File Names show up as categories

thrak wrote:

On my 760 I press Where To and then Extras and then Custom POIs and I see:

All Categories (This one is related to Geocaching)
Redlight-Cameras
RestAreas
Speed-Cameras
Wells Fargo Banks
I-5 Caches
Thrak (This file is the 400 closest unfound geocaches to my house)
work - no puzzles (another geocache database)
BJs (BJ's Brewhouse POI)
MicroBreweries

Except for the "All Categories" item these are the names of the .gpi files on my SD card so it seems to work for me........

Do you not have folders (or just files) with the same names on your computer? I believe these categories will remain the same even if you change the name of the gpi files to Test1.gpi, Test2.gpi, etc -- they are within the gpi files and they come from your organization on the computer.

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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.

D'Oh!

bentbiker wrote:
thrak wrote:

On my 760 I press Where To and then Extras and then Custom POIs and I see:

All Categories (This one is related to Geocaching)
Redlight-Cameras
RestAreas
Speed-Cameras
Wells Fargo Banks
I-5 Caches
Thrak (This file is the 400 closest unfound geocaches to my house)
work - no puzzles (another geocache database)
BJs (BJ's Brewhouse POI)
MicroBreweries

Except for the "All Categories" item these are the names of the .gpi files on my SD card so it seems to work for me........

Do you not have folders (or just files) with the same names on your computer? I believe these categories will remain the same even if you change the name of the gpi files to Test1.gpi, Test2.gpi, etc -- they are within the gpi files and they come from your organization on the computer.

You are, of course, correct. My bad. The POI files that show up on the unit are, indeed, showing the name of the files I uploaded rather than the name of the folders I use on the card to organize things for my self. Sorry for the incorrect information.

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GPSMAP 76CSx - nüvi 760 - nüvi 200 - GPSMAP 78S

I tried this, but the lack

I tried this, but the lack of folders does not work for me, I need that level of organization!!

Any work-arounds to add folders?

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Nuvi 2595 & 760 | http://www.chucksphotospot.com

Just keep ALL you POIs in

Just keep ALL you POIs in one location and you can mix and match with sub folders. No need to rename or copy anything.

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Nuvi 1350LMT, Nuvi 350, Nuvi 260, Garmin GPS III, Basecamp, Garmin Topo

Oops

thetick wrote:

Just keep ALL you POIs in one location and you can mix and match with sub folders. No need to rename or copy anything.

Sorry, should have said that my reply was in response to RT's link, http://www.poi-factory.com/node/8779

Not POI's in General. Sorry about that!

Chuck

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Nuvi 2595 & 760 | http://www.chucksphotospot.com

You can ...

cpjanda wrote:
thetick wrote:

Just keep ALL you POIs in one location and you can mix and match with sub folders. No need to rename or copy anything.

Sorry, should have said that my reply was in response to RT's link, http://www.poi-factory.com/node/8779

Not POI's in General. Sorry about that!

Chuck

With most GPS units that are shown as a drive on your computer, you can still have folders and rename. i.e., I put the POIs I won't be updating often into their separate folders, upload them as one poi.gpi, and rename it. Most units will keep the folder organization. Then, for POI that require constant updating, such as the Red Light Camera POI, I upload and leave as the poi.gpi

This may not work for everyone, but works for me. I find it ridiculous to have to upload a bunch of POIs just because one of them needs updating!

RT

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"Internet: As Yogi Berra would say, "Don't believe 90% of what you read, and verify the other half."

delete the poi.gpi file

I have found that things go a lot smoother if I delete the poi.gpi file from my sd card, then empty the trash, then load the poi files using Loader. Otherwise, it crashes.

YMMV
smile

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it's the dog's fault

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Not the dog's fault

renegade734 wrote:

it's the dog's fault

I'd blame the Leopard.

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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.