New Software In Works

 
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Wow

Wow, awesome job. This would be a great starting point for Miss POI.

One suggestion - can you incorporate attachments so that the icon and sound files can be linked to each project.

I like it! I like it!!!

I like it! I like it!!!

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LJ, Garmin Nuvi 265WT

wow is right

I am not a programmer, and still a nuvi newbie, but that looks awesome...can't wait until I get enough experience to run with something like that!

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— (Garmin nuvi 765T) — "people who say money can't buy happiness, don't know where to shop"

ditto nice job

ditto nice job

Wow!

Awesome! If there's a prize (the poi-poi?) for most useful GPS related software of the year I'm thinking you're the winner.

Suggestion: Add a "tools" dropdown that allows for easy launching of other commonly installed software like Google Earth, Google Maps, Easy GPS etc. Maybe the information entered in your program can be automatically sent to one or more of those programs to be sure the coordinates are really where you think they are smile or to easily retrieve lat/lon figures for importing to your creation.

Let me know when you're signing up Beta testers!

Cheers

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Garmin GPS III, GPS V, StreetPilot 2610, Mobile 10, Nuvi 660, Nuvi 760

New Software in Works

Very interesting. Can't wait to try it.

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Alan-Garmin c340

oh yeah

put me down for a beta tester too if you need some

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— (Garmin nuvi 765T) — "people who say money can't buy happiness, don't know where to shop"

New Software

Looks like it's going to be great software.

Thanks so much for developing this!

Re: New Software In Works...

WorldDrknss wrote:

So while I was sitting around doing nothing today, I decided how great it would be if POI-Factory had its own cross platform application to manage point of interests. So I came to the debate to use PHPGTk since PHP is my language of choice, or use Adobe AIR. In the end I finally decided to use Adobe AIR. So I set to work for about a few hours and have pretty much the structure finish, with some few functions working.

You will be able to add new projects, states and waypoints and also export to gpx, csv and xml. The tree is also organizable, meaning you can move folders around, waypoints around, etc etc. Yes, I stink when it comes to writing descriptions on software I make, so I will provide you with screenshots.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v467/WorldDrknss/Picture1....
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v467/WorldDrknss/Picture2....
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v467/WorldDrknss/Picture3....

Hi WorldDrknss,

Will the software be “browser-based” (and can be used by both Windows and Macintosh platforms) or a stand-alone Windows application?

From the pictures you posted, it looks like a “Windows only” application.

If so, and being a Mac user, would you also consider porting it to the Mac platform?

Thanks for your time.

Regards,

Tailspin

Nüvi 670 & 880
Mac Pro & OS 10.5.4

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Sullivan's Law: Murphy was an optimist!

Re: New Software In Works...

WorldDrknss wrote:

So while I was sitting around doing nothing today, I decided how great it would be if POI-Factory had its own cross platform application to manage point of interests. So I came to the debate to use PHPGTk since PHP is my language of choice, or use Adobe AIR. In the end I finally decided to use Adobe AIR. So I set to work for about a few hours and have pretty much the structure finish, with some few functions working.

You will be able to add new projects, states and waypoints and also export to gpx, csv and xml. The tree is also organizable, meaning you can move folders around, waypoints around, etc etc. Yes, I stink when it comes to writing descriptions on software I make, so I will provide you with screenshots.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v467/WorldDrknss/Picture1....
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v467/WorldDrknss/Picture2....
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v467/WorldDrknss/Picture3....

Hi WorldDrknss,

Will the software be “browser-based” (and can be used by both Windows and Macintosh platforms) or a stand-alone Windows application?

From the pictures you posted, it looks like a “Windows only” application.

If so, and being a Mac user, would you also consider porting it to the Mac platform?

Thanks for your time.

Regards,

Tailspin

Nüvi 670 & 880
Mac Pro & OS 10.5.4

--
Sullivan's Law: Murphy was an optimist!

It's Cross Platform

tailspin wrote:

Hi WorldDrknss,

Will the software be “browser-based” (and can be used by both Windows and Macintosh platforms) or a stand-alone Windows application?

From the pictures you posted, it looks like a “Windows only” application.

If so, and being a Mac user, would you also consider porting it to the Mac platform?

Thanks for your time.

Regards,

Tailspin

Nüvi 670 & 880
Mac Pro & OS 10.5.4

I am actually developing it under Mac OSX Tiger. It has a windows feel to it because that is what most members use. It will work on Mac, Windows and Linux.

I don't even have mine

jim8650 wrote:

I am not a programmer, and still a nuvi newbie, but that looks awesome...can't wait until I get enough experience to run with something like that!

I do not even have my GPS system unit yet. I just been hanging around and learning new things, and talking to people.

Trying

John Lawrence wrote:

Awesome! If there's a prize (the poi-poi?) for most useful GPS related software of the year I'm thinking you're the winner.

Suggestion: Add a "tools" dropdown that allows for easy launching of other commonly installed software like Google Earth, Google Maps, Easy GPS etc. Maybe the information entered in your program can be automatically sent to one or more of those programs to be sure the coordinates are really where you think they are smile or to easily retrieve lat/lon figures for importing to your creation.

Let me know when you're signing up Beta testers!

Cheers

I will keep this in mind. Actionscript is one of my weakest programming areas so this may take some time, along with the attachments. But I will try my best to find the information to pull this off.

I was going to send you a

I was going to send you a email on something you may want to look at along the same lines but you have it turned off.

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

A GeeWhiz moment...

WorldDrknss wrote:

So while I was sitting around doing nothing today, I decided how great it would be if POI-Factory had its own cross platform application to manage point of interests...... So I set to work for about a few hours and have pretty much the structure finish, with some few functions working.

You will be able to add new projects, states and waypoints and also export to gpx, csv and xml. The tree is also organizable, meaning you can move folders around, waypoints around, etc etc. Yes, I stink when it comes to writing descriptions on software I make, so I will provide you with screenshots.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v467/WorldDrknss/Picture1....
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v467/WorldDrknss/Picture2....
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v467/WorldDrknss/Picture3....

...OMG, and this was because you were sitting around with nothing to do......amazing.

There is so much talent coming to this site. I can appreciate it as a user, but have no idea how to be creative like all you folks. Truly happy to be a part of the poi-factory.

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"Making tracks..." {:)-<=| Nuvi 880

same here...

Quote:

...OMG, and this was because you were sitting around with nothing to do......amazing.

There is so much talent coming to this site. I can appreciate it as a user, but have no idea how to be creative like all you folks. Truly happy to be a part of the poi-factory.

just when I think I can't be more blown away with the information and assistance here, the next day arrives, and BAM!

I have said it several times here before...this is not only the best GPS related site that I have found, but easily in the top 5 of ALL sites I have been fortunate enough to have stumbled across.

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— (Garmin nuvi 765T) — "people who say money can't buy happiness, don't know where to shop"

New Software

This looks like something that will ease organization. A great improvement over what we have now.

But...

Is it Mac-friendly? smile

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone6 + Navigon*

Contact

charlesd45 wrote:

I was going to send you a email on something you may want to look at along the same lines but you have it turned off.

I enabled the contact form, so that members can now contact me.

Developed on Mac

kch50428 wrote:

Is it Mac-friendly? smile

It is being developed on a Mac.
It will work on Mac, Windows and Linux.

Sweet!

WorldDrknss wrote:
kch50428 wrote:

Is it Mac-friendly? smile

It is being developed on a Mac.
It will work on Mac, Windows and Linux.

Awesome. I'm available to beta test...

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone6 + Navigon*

You can check out:

You can check out: http://worlddrknss.110mb.com/poi/poiweb.html if you would like to test a live demo of the prototype. The only thing that pretty much works right now is the "New Project", "New State", and "New Waypoint" in a test format, along with clicking on a State folder and adding a new poi.

This is being built as an application so some of the fields will not work on the web version.

Very nice

Very nice interface. Will keep watching for updates. Thank you!

Very nice

Works very efficiently. It will be a nice piece of software. Thank you for developing.

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John_nuvi_

nice work

surprised
need a beta tester i am here xp user the software looks nice and smooth

nuvi 5000 & nuvi 200w

Looks awesome, using XP

Looks awesome, using XP Home, if you need a tester.

Can't wait to see the finished product, thanks!

Great idea

I'd be happy to beta test

MBPro Zumo 550

I would like to give you

I would like to give you guys an update. I am struggling. I have the Update function working and currently working on the filesystems. I am working on the initial loading of the database and its giving me some fits. So when I get this stubborn part working I will provide you all with another update.

Update

Thanks, for keeping us all informed of your progress.

I'm sure you'll get the problem resolved.

How about .ov2 format?

Is it possible to have it export to .ov2 as well? That would help streamline the process for creating the TomTom 'user friendly' POI's.

Mike smile

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Freedom isn't free...thank you veterans! Heard about the tests to detect PANCREATIC CANCER? There aren't any! In Memoriam: #77 NYPD-SCA/Seattle Mike/Joe S./Vinny D./RTC...and God bless Donald Trump!

Excellent idea, Looks good

WorldDrknss wrote:

I would like to give you guys an update. I am struggling. I have the Update function working and currently working on the filesystems. I am working on the initial loading of the database and its giving me some fits. So when I get this stubborn part working I will provide you all with another update.

If you need someone to beta-test it on Vista 32bit and/or 64bit, I am offering.

Dom

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Garmin Nüvi 855 & 760, iPhone, Magellan RM860T

Will Look Into It

Mike L. wrote:

Is it possible to have it export to .ov2 as well? That would help streamline the process for creating the TomTom 'user friendly' POI's.

Mike smile

I will look into it. If you have an example of a .ov2 file that I could look at, that would be great.

Something Simple

grush wrote:

Thanks, for keeping us all informed of your progress.

I'm sure you'll get the problem resolved.

After hammering at it for probably 4 hours straight I ended up finally getting it to work. And would you have guessed it was something very simple, that I was over looking. I just hate when that happens.

Side not to everyone: When I develop stuff, I post like crazy to keep everyone informed about every little thing.

Will it be able to import (ie CSV files)

WorldDrknss wrote:

I would like to give you guys an update. I am struggling. I have the Update function working and currently working on the filesystems. I am working on the initial loading of the database and its giving me some fits. So when I get this stubborn part working I will provide you all with another update.

Will it be able to import files (ie CSV files).
I have many XLS files that I save as CSV to upload here.

I use an Excel Spreadsheet that has 4 worksheets.
1. The entry sheet
2. the CSV sheet (Derived from the entry sheet)
3. The GPX sheet (Derived from the entry sheet)
4. The MGLN sheet (Derived from the entry sheet)

I make changes to the entry worksheet. I make sure to replicate the lines on my other worksheets to make sure they have the same number of lines as my entry worksheet. I save the XLS then I save each worksheet as a CSV and run Poi verifier, GeePeeX and Magellan Editor on the files. (Each in it's own directory). I think your g]program would make my life a LOT easier.

Dom

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Garmin Nüvi 855 & 760, iPhone, Magellan RM860T

Importing

Perrdom wrote:

Will it be able to import files (ie CSV files).
I have many XLS files that I save as CSV to upload here.

I use an Excel Spreadsheet that has 4 worksheets.
1. The entry sheet
2. the CSV sheet (Derived from the entry sheet)
3. The GPX sheet (Derived from the entry sheet)
4. The MGLN sheet (Derived from the entry sheet)

I make changes to the entry worksheet. I make sure to replicate the lines on my other worksheets to make sure they have the same number of lines as my entry worksheet. I save the XLS then I save each worksheet as a CSV and run Poi verifier, GeePeeX and Magellan Editor on the files. (Each in it's own directory). I think your g]program would make my life a LOT easier.

Dom

I do have importing on my list of things to attempt.

Look's cool... Now time to

Look's cool... Now time to figure out how to fully utilize my new 765t... Great work!!!

Vista Beta Tester

Looks really nice, if you need (want) a Vista beta tester let me know.

A quick update. The save

A quick update. The save function is now working.

EX:
Once you have completed all your work you can now save the complete database by going to FIle -> Save. This will save all your projects so when you start the program up again all your information is still there to continue to add to or modify. Now there will no longer be any need to continue to use Excel/CSV Editors.

Wow...

Very nice. Any way to make it so you can select which fields are visible when the POI is selected on the device??

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Fletch- Nuvi 750

Is an email OK?

WorldDrknss wrote:
Mike L. wrote:

Is it possible to have it export to .ov2 as well? That would help streamline the process for creating the TomTom 'user friendly' POI's.

Mike smile

I will look into it. If you have an example of a .ov2 file that I could look at, that would be great.

Can I email you an .ov2 formatted POI? They differ from the .csv format by having only 3 columns in the following order: LAT - LONG - DESCRIPTION.

Mike

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Freedom isn't free...thank you veterans! Heard about the tests to detect PANCREATIC CANCER? There aren't any! In Memoriam: #77 NYPD-SCA/Seattle Mike/Joe S./Vinny D./RTC...and God bless Donald Trump!

Yes

Mike L. wrote:
WorldDrknss wrote:
Mike L. wrote:

Is it possible to have it export to .ov2 as well? That would help streamline the process for creating the TomTom 'user friendly' POI's.

Mike smile

I will look into it. If you have an example of a .ov2 file that I could look at, that would be great.

Can I email you an .ov2 formatted POI? They differ from the .csv format by having only 3 columns in the following order: LAT - LONG - DESCRIPTION.

Mike

Yes you may.

Alpha Release

This is an Alpha Release. The Export Functions and the About do not work.

Installation:
1.) Download and Install: http://get.adobe.com/air/
2.) Download and Install: http://www.filefactory.com/file/b6b23d/n/poimanager_air

This will preload with a dummy set of Projects, so you can quickly begin testing.

Some additional information:
File -> Save = Will save the complete database.
File -> Exit = Will save the complete database and exit the program.

FANTASTIC!!! and a couple of suggestions

WorldDrknss wrote:

So while I was sitting around doing nothing today, I decided how great it would be if POI-Factory had its own cross platform application to manage point of interests

Wow - looks VERY good! I have a couple of suggestions:

In light of POIs like photo radar and the like, would it make sense to include fields for warning distance, etc?

Also, it would be nice to optionally manage images and sounds associated with POIs as well thru the interface.

Thanks!

Features

wearlaz wrote:

Wow - looks VERY good! I have a couple of suggestions:

In light of POIs like photo radar and the like, would it make sense to include fields for warning distance, etc?

Thanks for the suggestion. As I do not know everything about POI since I am new here, plus I do not even own a GPS yet. Since this feature is also an important area to a POI I will add it.

wearlaz wrote:

Also, it would be nice to optionally manage images and sounds associated with POIs as well thru the interface.

Thanks!

This was suggested once, but since all the information is stored in a database, no more then just the location to the file can be stored at this time. As the application progresses I will work on this, but for now I just want to get the main parts working.

Alpha Release 2

This release contains some major changes. So here is a short tutorial on navigation the system.

The Menu Bar:
File -> New -> New Project : Opens up a new window to create a new Project. Information that you will need to provide include Project Name, State Name, and POI Name.
FIle -> Export -> * : Current does nothing. This is a Alpha Release
File -> Save : Saves all your information into a database.
File -> Exit : Saves all you information into a database and closes the program.
Help -> About : Current does nothing. This is a Alpha Release

Project Navigator
Selecting Project Name : Options include Deleting Project or Adding State.
Selecting State Name : Options include Deleting State or Adding Waypoint.
Selecting Waypoint Name : Options include Deleting Waypoing, Update Waypoint.

*All Buttons are located at the bottom of the application.

Installation:
1.) Download and Install: http://get.adobe.com/air/
2.) Download and Install: http://www.filefactory.com/file/f0927a/n/poimanager_air

This will preload with a dummy set of Projects, so you can quickly begin testing.

Beta testing

nm....found the answer

Alpha Build 3

This is one that most of you have been waiting for. This build includes the ability to export projects or individual states in a CSV format, All other formats are still in the works.

See Installation Notes Above:
Download: http://www.filefactory.com/file/c01720/n/poimanager_air

Looking for feedback from those who are participating in Alpha Builds.

This has been tested on Windows XP Pro SP3 32Bit and Mac OSX Tiger.

inport

question
got a Q i see you have export to file is there a chance of you add a inport so if like my problem i was editing a poi on school zones and garmin did not have it on the 2009 maps and the school has been there of over 10 years and really new to making poi's so thought it would make it easy to inport a poi and able to edit that ways

nuvi 5000 & nuvi 200w

bug report

question
not sure where you want a bug report but here is is opened amusement parks then cal click on six flags showed the info then click on knotts the name changed but the rest of the info did not so wanted to let you know

win xp sp3 32bit

nuvi 5000 & nuvi 200w

Not a Bug

dstith76 wrote:

question
not sure where you want a bug report but here is is opened amusement parks then cal click on six flags showed the info then click on knotts the name changed but the rest of the info did not so wanted to let you know

win xp sp3 32bit

nuvi 5000 & nuvi 200w

Its not a bug, its just a "dummy" project. Similar to dummy text also known as filler content for testing purposes.

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