Dec 2008 - POI File download improvements

 

I installed some software updates for POI file pages this evening. Here are the most significant changes:

* download buttons are at the top of the page
* CSV files can also be downloaded in OV2 format

The OV2 feature does a basic conversion using column 3 of the CSV file as the POI name. Info in any additional columns is currently discarded. The tool is not able to convert from GPX.

This new functionality works with most of the POI files on the site, but there are still a few files that work the old way. Eventually, I will get them all converted to use the new download tools.

If you have a TomTom, please provide feedback on how well these converted OV2 files are working on your particular model.

Thanks,
JM

Happy Dance Happy Dance

Miss POI is doing the happy dance!!!

I am so excited about this new feature for our community. Come on guys, where is the excitement?

Miss POI

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WOW!! This sounds awesome. I noticed the Search button on the front page.

Thanks for all the hard work you all put into this providing this site.

Nice

Thanks Garmin!!

wow

miss poi wrote:

Miss POI is doing the happy dance!!!

I am so excited about this new feature for our community. Come on guys, where is the excitement?

Miss POI

thansk Jon & Miss POi

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Good job Jon

Just tried it out to install some new custom pois.Works great for the Garmin csv.I like the way it is designed for the download button.

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I think you broke something

JM wrote:

I installed some software updates for POI file pages this evening. Here are the most significant changes:

* download buttons are at the top of the page
* CSV files can also be downloaded in OV2 format

The OV2 feature does a basic conversion using column 3 of the CSV file as the POI name. Info in any additional columns is currently discarded. The tool is not able to convert from GPX.

This new functionality works with most of the POI files on the site, but there are still a few files that work the old way. Eventually, I will get them all converted to use the new download tools.

If you have a TomTom, please provide feedback on how well these converted OV2 files are working on your particular model.

Thanks,
JM

Issues with linked files
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/19215

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Hmm - Restarted Browser - all is fine

jrozsnaki wrote:
JM wrote:

I installed some software updates for POI file pages this evening. Here are the most significant changes:

* download buttons are at the top of the page
* CSV files can also be downloaded in OV2 format

The OV2 feature does a basic conversion using column 3 of the CSV file as the POI name. Info in any additional columns is currently discarded. The tool is not able to convert from GPX.

This new functionality works with most of the POI files on the site, but there are still a few files that work the old way. Eventually, I will get them all converted to use the new download tools.

If you have a TomTom, please provide feedback on how well these converted OV2 files are working on your particular model.

Thanks,
JM

Issues with linked files
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/19215

My apologies for raising the flag!
For grins and giggles I restarted the browser. All is OK now -

I like the improvements.

Keep up the good work!

JRoz

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Looks great!

A lot better since you don't have to scroll down on those long pages (e.g. Walmart) to update the file. Thanks for the update!

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Ask and ye shall recieve...

I just made a suggestion for that... I love it. shock grin Thanks Jon and MaryAnn...

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omg! that is just too cool i

omg! that is just too cool i just checked it out. soooomuch easier to find what you want

Thanks JM

Nice improvement. It keeps getting better.

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OUTSTANDING!!!!!!!!!!!

OUTSTANDING!!!!!!!!!!! awesome. Thanks

Another Reason This is the Best Website

Thanks guys and a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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Raising the Bar

I suppose that's one reason this is such a great site. You're always finding ways to improve on it!

Thanks for all your work for keeping this the best site for things GPS!

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Outstanding!!

Thanks for all of your hard work. Just when you think it cant get much better - it does.

Works Great!!!

laugh out loud

Great Job John...

Very nice improvement to move the Download button and the OV2 conversion is great for TomTom users.

www.poi-factory.com/node/19039 - has a few other suggestions.

Tim

Improvements

Great job, thanks for all your hard work JM.I like the improvements you made. grin

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Nice Job

Nice job on the new POI download feature. It will enhanse TomTom users use of the POI factory.

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way cool!!

Great change exclaim Much easier to download files.

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Alright

Now your talking you guys rock

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Good Addition

Gary A wrote:

Great change exclaim Much easier to download files.

Like the new feature. grin

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NICE!

NICE!

Improvements

WOW !!!

I am always amazed at this great site, and it just keeps getting better and better.

THANK YOU !

Tim

Thank you for your Christmas gift!

I just tried opening several files using the .OV2 BUTTON and it worked flawlessly...happy day!!! surprised

As a TomTom owner and a user of .ov2 formatted POI's I'd like to add my voice to the choir - KUDOS...GREAT JOB...THANKS JON and MARYANN!!! wink

Merry Christmas guys! grin

Mike

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Mike

Mike L. wrote:

I just tried opening several files using the .OV2 BUTTON and it worked flawlessly...happy day!!! surprised

As a TomTom owner and a user of .ov2 formatted POI's I'd like to add my voice to the choir - KUDOS...GREAT JOB...THANKS JON and MARYANN!!! wink

Merry Christmas guys! grin

Mike

Mike, since you are our Tom Tom Forums ambassador, I am hoping that you will make an announcement over there for us;)

Thanks everyone for the great support.

Miss POI

This site is getting better and better

Thank you for all your effort: The result is fantastic and this makes the whole POI update much easier.

Looks good

An early Christmas gift.

Thanks
Daniel

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No problemo!

miss poi wrote:
Mike L. wrote:

I just tried opening several files using the .OV2 BUTTON and it worked flawlessly...happy day!!! surprised

As a TomTom owner and a user of .ov2 formatted POI's I'd like to add my voice to the choir - KUDOS...GREAT JOB...THANKS JON and MARYANN!!! wink

Merry Christmas guys! grin

Mike

Mike, since you are our Tom Tom Forums ambassador, I am hoping that you will make an announcement over there for us;)

Thanks everyone for the great support.

Miss POI

Already been taken care of! wink

Thanks again - it was a long time coming! smile

Mike

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I'm new to the site.. Looks

I'm new to the site.. Looks great!

Good job

...almost as good as sliced bread!
Good job!

or

pockets on shirts mrgreen

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seen the search button

But i didnt go any further till tonight, looks great tho. Keep up the good work JM.

grin laugh out loud mrgreen smile wink

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Jim, Miss POI, Thank You for

Jim, Miss POI,

Thank You for this great improvement.. As always this site has to be one of the best on the Net.

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Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, very

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, very i-n-t-e-r-e-s-t-i-n-g!(LOL) Just one less moment I have to make now so I get get even fatter! (LOL) Did I mention I like my sweets?!

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