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.
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?
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.
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!
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.
You also might have a corrupt file.
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.
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)
Wells Fargo Banks
Thrak (This file is the 400 closest unfound geocaches to my house)
work - no puzzles (another geocache database)
BJs (BJ's Brewhouse POI)
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.
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.
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?
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!
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!
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.
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