Well here is my issue. First off, I have a Mac and I have downloaded the POI's from this site and downloaded the newest version of Garmin POI Loader (2.0.1) and downloaded Garmin RoadTrip.
I put the 2 files [Speed-Cameras(12.28.08).csv & Redlight-Cameras(12.28.08).csv] in a folder named, Speed Cameras, and then I put that folder in my garmin using POI loader thinking it would ask me if I wanted to edit them. It didnt ask me. It just said that 6,000+ POI have been added. So now I have these 2 csv files on my Garmin that I dont want.
I want to edit them so it will only warn me when Im in the area ONLY IF I am going over the set speed I set. If it is a 40mph zone, I would set the warning speed to 49mph.
Thats another thing. How do I edit those CSV files to warn me when I am going over the speed I set it to warn me at? I guess I have to make these .gpx files?
I am willing to go through and see which ones are in what location and edit the individual ones.
EDIT: Here are some screenshots of the Garmin POI Loader for Mac.
It goes in order...
Have you started with these? They may answer most of your questions.
The files are csv and can be edited with excel or any text editor. I know that there may be some special tricks for Mac to save the files properly. The speed cameras and red light cameras will automatically alert you because of the words in the file. You should not have to edit them to make them work.
I know that the poi verifier will allow you to sort by state, but unsure if it will run on your mac. Retired Technician is the one that wrote it on this site.
so basically I have to have a windows computer and install the latest POI Loaded to delete them and edit them to do Proximity and Speed alerts.
sucks for me
You can open CSV files with any text editor. I don't use a Mac, but I'm pretty sure that it has a text editor.
Then get add the @ plus the speed you want to the name of each location.
From the POI Loader Help File ...
You can also enter speeds for each POI individually by adding the @ symbol and a number after the name of the POI. For example, a Custom POI named "Ridgeview@25" would create a POI named "Ridgeview" with a 25 mph speed alert.
no - the poi loader works fine for mac. I was just letting you know that there was a program that RT developed that would allow you to sort the csv file by state. Some people have multiple computers. You can still edit the speed file by hand. Any time you load with the poi loader it will erase all previous loaded files.
So if put yadayada@25 will it warn me only if I am going over 25 and am with .25 miles? Or will it just tell me that the posted is 25 no matter what speed I am going?
So I am driving home, along the way there is a speed camera (not red light) (in my nav I typed speedcamera@34 for this location) and I am .5 miles away from it traveling at 36 mph. What will happen? Anything? How about when I get within .25 miles and am going 36 mph. What about if I am going 32 mph??
If you set a speed alert for a Custom POI, you will get an alert at the proscribed distance (see below) at any speed. You will only continue to get an alert if you are traveling ABOVE the set speed.
Here's how POI Loader sets the distances.
Speed information can be included in the file name or in the names of individual POIs within the file.
POI Loader determines speed information based on the following information, listed from highest to lowest priority:
Speed information included in the name of the individual Custom POI. For example, a POI named "SpeedZone@30" will have an alert speed of 30 regardless of the speed information specified in Manual mode or in the file name.
Speed information entered in Manual mode.
Speed information included in the file name. POI Loader interprets any numbers in the file name as speed information.
Proximity Alert Information
Proximity alert information can be calculated automatically based on speed information. It can also be included in .gpx data files or added in Manual mode.
POI Loader determines proximity alert information based on the following criteria, listed from highest to lowest priority:
Proximity alert information listed for individual POIs in a .gpx file. This information overrides all other proximity alert information.
Proximity alert information entered in Manual mode.
Proximity alert distance calculated by POI Loader based on speed information in the file name or in individual POI names. This calculation uses the following formula:
Prompt Distance = 36 seconds * Speed
A default proximity alert distance of 400 meters/0.25 miles if the file name contains the word "redlight."
If there is a TourGuide audio file attached and no other proximity alert information is available, POI Loader assigns a proximity alert distance of 0.25 miles.
You might want to read this.
Apparently some versions for the Mac are more special than others....
I went out and drove today and it works well but only if I am traveling at over 12 mph (usually always)
So I went into the files and edited them so.. well here, take a look at the screenshot... http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii173/andyffer/Picture2-2...
I have yet to drive after I just edited them tonight.
I went and edited EACH text line in the file. Then in manual mode of the POI Loader - Beta I set it to alert me in certain distances not speeds.
Because an overall speed on the file would not work ( I think )
so will that work?
Now when I drive by one of them it will alert me only if it is over the speed that I typed in, as you see in that picture above?
looks right to me,
I've been using this loader.
Reading up online, I found that Beta version also.
That worked for me to get the proximity alert working along with being able to delete them from my Garmin
Thanks for everything guys.
I REALLY mean it.
Doesn't do any good to be frustrated at your nuvi and not have it do what you want .
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