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Organizing POI's on this site

 

As we get more and more files uploaded to this site, I was wondering if JM has the capability (or interest) to breakdown some of the groups into subgroups. For example, with all of the files for Lexus dealers, perhaps they could go into a subfolder within Auto/Cycle dealerships. The same for the radio files, ie perhaps broadcast and Ham as subfolders.

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Garmin StreetPilot c530, Mapsource

I have actually already made

I have actually already made a comment to Jon about reorganizing some of the poi files.

I am a bit of an anal retentive clean freak;)

I want to make sure that things stay uncluttered and easy for people to find.

JM might be down for the count for a couple of days, our children have brought home a flu bug and I just sent Jon to bed to rest.

Miss Poi

Get better soon JM

Hope JM gets over this soon. (Next year, get a Flu shot!!!) Feel better.

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Garmin StreetPilot c530, Mapsource

Didn't Work

I got a flu shot last year and still got the flu!

Michael

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Garmin Nuvi 3597, Garmin StreetPilot 2720, Garmin 76CSx (Hand Held), Iphone 4S (Motion-X)

Many Dealers

In an interest to save space on GPS units and cards I uploaded each state rather than 1 huge file with every dealer in the country. I'm probably going to do the same thing with Toyota dealers. If it's to cluttered just delete them and I'll send 1 big file.

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660, v3.80

I wouldn't dream of deleting

I wouldn't dream of deleting them, we have always planned on having things divided by area so that people could pick and choose based on location.

Miss Poi

I agree, it would be nice to

I agree, it would be nice to break things down a little.
The site has grown so much these past couple of months
that eventually finding certain poi's may get a little
difficult.

Hope JM isn't coming down with Flu.
Hopefully it's just a 24 hour thing.

Feel better, We're thinking about ya.

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Orbital

Regionalized POI's

sammig wrote:

In an interest to save space on GPS units and cards I uploaded each state rather than 1 huge file with every dealer in the country. I'm probably going to do the same thing with Toyota dealers. If it's to cluttered just delete them and I'll send 1 big file.

I had a wild idea that sort of seems to work, or rather so far it works and I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop.

Anyway, my custom POI file was getting so large that I was worried about my Mio failing to read something so big, as I think it was becoming the largest file on the unit.

So I took all the custom POI's that I was interested in actually keeping "live" on the Mio, and dumped them to KML format, then opened in Google Earth. Then I scrolled around the planet and deleted out states tht I didn't necessarily need, and saved the KML's back by region. Then I created several custom POI files that I keep on my SD card for each region. This way if I wander across into another region, I just swap files. Seems to be working fine so far.

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. . If I only had a brain....................................... http://www.hugginsnet.com/ilovemymio ..................................................... GPS Units in Use: Mio C310x (primary) and Garmin eTrex Legend for GeoCaching.

Ok sub categories have been

Ok sub categories have been made for ham radios and for the Lexus dealerships. We will make sure to make sub categories for the ones that have lots of locations.

Miss Poi

Re: Many Dealers

sammig wrote:

In an interest to save space on GPS units and cards I uploaded each state rather than 1 huge file with every dealer in the country. I'm probably going to do the same thing with Toyota dealers. If it's to cluttered just delete them and I'll send 1 big file.

I would suggest that in addition to the state by state files, that you also load one large file for the US. In my case, I have plenty of room on an SD card for storage.

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Garmin StreetPilot c530, Mapsource

More to come! (don't hate me)

I still have 6 more states to finish in the Lexus Dealer poi mess.
Except.... I'm heading to FL on Monday and don't want to see a computer for at least 10 days. When I get back I'll finish up, and then create 1 large file also.

Hope JM's feeling better,

Sam

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660, v3.80

All POI's

Miss POI,

I was wondering if it would be possible to have a file with all the POI's zipped together for a faster download. I would be willing to donate for the download as it would be faster than downloading 1 file at a time.

The file would be broken down into directories like you have on your side.

astronomy
-Then under this all the files

Or something on those lines.

Michael

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Garmin Nuvi 3597, Garmin StreetPilot 2720, Garmin 76CSx (Hand Held), Iphone 4S (Motion-X)

I will mention it to JM and

I will mention it to JM and see what can be done.

It is nice to have you back on the site, I have missed you. You may want to check out the new Lighthouse Poi area, there has been a lot of work done capturing the locations of the lighthouses around the US.

Miss Poi

Thanks

I missed this place as well and all the nice friendly people here.

I was checking out the Lighthouse POI files. I also sent an email to the guy that created them thanking him for his great work.

Well off to work in a few minutes take care for now.

Michael

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Garmin Nuvi 3597, Garmin StreetPilot 2720, Garmin 76CSx (Hand Held), Iphone 4S (Motion-X)

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