Has anyone created an exec/utility that will automatically pull selected POI files from the POI factory database and download to their PC. I currently download each file every time and I am interested is there is a utility available. Thanks.
I have something I wrote that downloads my POI files. I didn't write it as a general purpose utility, so I would have to make some changes for someone else to use it.
If you're ok with manually editing a couple of files, I can make the changes and have you try it out.
I would like to see what you have written.
I should have something in a couple of days. I don't have a web site to publish it to, so I'll probably have to distribute it via email.
I would be happy to post your utility on my website if you want to share it with the users here.
drop me a line when you are ready at
mobajwa <(@)> gmail <(.)> com
I've been wanting a file or program to get my regular downloads from here. Please let me know when it is available. Thanks
Thanks, I will take you up on your offer. Code changes are almost done, need to write up some usage instructions. Shooting to be ready sometime this weekend.
Sounds like a really cool tool. Thanks for working on it for the group.
I've completed the utility. Working to get it on a web site. Anyone that wants to try it before it is available for download can email me at email@example.com
Mail sent. Will report any issues to your Email.
The utility for batch download POI files is now available for download at
To install, unzip to a directory. The documentation is in both text and html and can be found in the directory named doc.
Thanks to all the beta users and the valuable feedback. A special thanks to mobajwa for hosting the download.
Is there some sort of work around you can put in place for the redlight camera file? Currently you click the link and it give you a zip file with three different files to extract (beta redlight, regular red light, and speed camera).
Is there a way to place a local file into the poiFiles.txt file? That would allow you to download the redlight/speed camera file to the harddrive then run the .bat file to start the sync.
What is the "beta" file for???
Are all the red light camera files in zip format? I've never downloaded them.
I can change it so the local path you specify for a zip file points to a directory, and unzip it automatically into that directory. Would that be a good solution for zip files or would you prefer to have control over where each file in the zip file goes?
schumans, I don't know how much of a problem it would be but, if you could make a version of your program that unzips files into a directory and a version that gives control where each file in the zip goes. I am only speaking for myself but, I think it is good to have options.
The beta version will give you the names of the intersections where the red light cameras are located.
The utility doesn't allow for spaces in the file name - it truncates the file name at the first space. Is there a workaround for this?
Here is an extract from the output using the POIFiles-sample.txt file as the POIFiles.txt file input:
downloading http://www.poi-factory.com/poifile/download/csv?node=12311 to c:\poisync\test\Coffee
c:\poisync\test\Coffee downloaded successfully
---------------------end log -------------------
Otherwise it's a nice utility, thanks for publishing it.
Yes, there is a bug that prevents using blanks in directory or file name. The fix is in the works.
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