I just signed on yesterday and I have had a ball reading the discussion forums and loading POI;s into my Garmin.
I am curious though I am trying to set alerts for the Rest Areas POI:
I loaded all of the POI's (Walgreens, Shell, etc) with the POI loader using the express mode then
Using the POI Loader in the manual mode I skipped/ignored all of the POI's except for "Rest Areas" I then set an alert distance of 10,000 feet.
Will this work that I will now receice an alert once I am 10,000 feet (2 Miles) from the rest area?
Yes, that should work. Be aware you will pick up rest areas on the opposite side of the road also.
Yes, It will. I loaded all the Dunkin Donuts and had that alert going off every 10 minutes. So pick and choose which ones you what to be alerted to.
Thanks for the input, now if I go back and reload the "rest areas" using the express mode will that eliminate the alert feature that I loaded ealier manually?
This is great!
1. If you hit skip/ignore, then those files will NOT be loaded to your GPS unit.
2. Each time you run POI Loader, it overwrites the previous POI.GPI file that was created on the previous installation.
For the ones you don't want alert for just click next until you get to the one you want the alerts for.
Are you aware that you can easily test this by running a simulated route? Set your location to a point 3 miles before a rest area and then pick a point BEYOND the rest area and ask to be routed to it.
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