I've installed a software update that analyzes POI files and shows the US states and Canadian provinces that have locations in the file.
The tool is accurate to within about 5 miles. Some locations near state / province borders may be uncertain.
Right now, the tool only works with CSV files.
sounds good , where is the tool located
on every file page you will see what states are included;)
And when the file maintainer uploads an updated file, will the new software re-analyze the file for additions and deletions or will the upload process be changing?
I noticed in the MedExpress file there was additional info like: "may be near a border". Cool!
....when the file maintainer uploads an updated file, will the new software re-analyze the file for additions and deletions?
Yes. The location count and areas are automatically updated as the new file is submitted.
This is great!
And automation means less fat fingers.
Jon like the new upgrade. One question I was looking on my Wingers poi and it said one unsable file. Does that mean one of the lines is not working or is off?
It was having troubles with an extra blank line at the bottom. I removed the extra line, uploaded, and it looks happy now
We'll have to see what other sorts of issues turn up, and then I may need to make a few adjustments to the tool.
I noticed in the MedExpress file there was additional info like: "may be near a border" ...
This means one or more locations were too close to a border for the tool to determine the state/province with certainty.
It's not necessarily an international border. It might just be a border between states or provinces.
Thanks Jon. I think it will be a great asset when people look at what poi's they want to download.
When I checked my files, I found my Batteries Plus file also showed "2 unusable lines" in it. So I opened the source file on my PC and sure enough I had fat-fingered an entry and didn't know it. It even loaded on my 660 with no error - double
I corrected the error, uploaded the new replacement file and your software instantly reported those errors as no longer there. Problem solved. Way cool
It also reported 2 locations outside the US/Canada which is true. There are 2 stores in Puerto Rico.
Nice upgrade to the website, Jon! Really, really super
It looks like the tool can also have troubles handling lines that have apostrophes / single quotes (').
If the location count seems very low, it might be that the tool got stuck on a location name like Sammy's.
Single quotes are okay if double quotes are used to enclose the column data in the CSV file.
I have gotten in the habit of always putting the data in columns 3 & 4 in double quotes, whether or not there are any commas (or other punctuation) in the data.
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