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Loading POI's as proximity (radius) in POI Loader

 

I had loaded all my custom POI's using the option of radius, with the mindset that even if I'm not on the same street as a POI, I would want to know if I was close, like one block over on another street. This uses a specified radius and acts the same as Tour Guide. When Tour Guide activates when en route and the Tour Guide alert box pops up, not only does the Tour Guide "more info" button annoyingly replace the MP3 Player button (as is standard on all), but when I click on any Garmin pre-loaded POI in view on the map it won't identify it; it always moves me to one of my own custom POI's (that the Tour Guide is alerting me to) and selects it instead, showing its name.

Do you all advise NOT loading POI's as radius alert but just to activate alert when within specified distance only on current street, as is customary? Will this fix the issue of the MP3 button being replaced and the inability to select and ID Garmin's POI's?

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TourGuide

I tried to use Tourguide with my school zone file, thinking that I wouldn't have to add side/cross streets. My school zone file is written in GPX format using GeePeeEx. Like you, I couldn't get it to react like I expected and gave up on the effort. It seems that Tourguide files want to load a picture or mp3 file when triggered instead of playing the associated mp3 of the same name.

If you stop and think about it, that makes sense. A tour guide describes the various sites of interest along a route. A Tourguide file does the same thing and the site wouldn't necessarily be along a street, you might approach it from any direction and the description would be different for each site of interest.

In short, I don't think you will get a Tourguide file to behave the you want.

Tourguide and School Zone

jackj180 wrote:

I tried to use Tourguide with my school zone file, thinking that I wouldn't have to add side/cross streets. My school zone file is written in GPX format using GeePeeEx. Like you, I couldn't get it to react like I expected and gave up on the effort. It seems that Tourguide files want to load a picture or mp3 file when triggered instead of playing the associated mp3 of the same name.

If you stop and think about it, that makes sense. A tour guide describes the various sites of interest along a route. A Tourguide file does the same thing and the site wouldn't necessarily be along a street, you might approach it from any direction and the description would be different for each site of interest.

In short, I don't think you will get a Tourguide file to behave the you want.

I use TourGuide with the large school POI file found here at POIFactory and load it with POILoader into my Garmin nuvis in Manual mode with an alert radius of 525 feet and use a bmp icon and mp3 audio alert. This works for me and gives me a warning when I'm near almost all School Zones but does give some false positives. Honestly, I'd like more than 525 feet of warning but found that using bigger numbers gives me too many alerts on adjacent parallel streets.

But for the most part, I do get the icon and an audio alert for almost every school zone I've come across.

remember...

When playing with alerts in POI Loader you are affecting Custom POI only. The preloaded POI are in a separate database and are not influenced, affected, changed, added or deleted in any way by any actions you take on the unit. They are what they are and the only time they change is when you change map data.

Radius, or TourGuide alerts are for the specified distance around the coordinates. For a school zone, as Craig pointed out, it may or may not cover the entire zone and it is possible to be alerted when on a parallel street.

I personally load somewhere around 50 different POI files and only a small percentage have any kind of an alert. Enforcement cameras always are set with either a speed or distance alert and I have Rest Areas, some truck stops and fuel stations in addition to a couple of the food chains we often stop at. For the most part, my unit remains silent except for directions and the occasional alert.

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Just to clarify...

jackj180 wrote:

Like you, I couldn't get it to react like I expected and gave up on the effort. It seems that Tourguide files want to load a picture or mp3 file when triggered instead of playing the associated mp3 of the same name..

That is not the case with me actually. I get the tour guide (radius) custom poi's to work just fine with associated .jpg and .mp3 files alerting me. I was comparing using that method versus the standard POI Loader (with Garmin) of only alerting custom poi's when on the same street at the specified distance. With POI Loader you can do it both ways. I thought radius was better because I wanted to know if something was even around the block, but they are driving me nuts with so many alerts I added.

a_user wrote:

When playing with alerts in POI Loader you are affecting Custom POI only. The preloaded POI are in a separate database and are not influenced, affected, changed, added or deleted in any way by any actions you take on the unit. They are what they are and the only time they change is when you change map data.

Yes, I know the difference in the way built-in map poi's, custom poi files and Favorite waypoints created on the unit work. However, my main question is:

...when tour guide poi alerts come up do you notice that they replace your MP3 access button while on screen as well, and does it do that too for the standard linear poi alertso? and

...have any of you experienced not being able to select the built in map poi's when a custom tour guide is being displayed (jumps to custom poi instead)? I'm almost positive that wasn't an issue with my 7x0 but it is now on this 7x5.

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I don't understand your problem..

SWLinPHX wrote:

However, my main question is:

...when tour guide poi alerts come up do you notice that they replace your MP3 access button while on screen as well, and does it do that too for the standard linear poi alertso?

I don't understand the "problem" you are attempting to point out. If the unit has an alert, it would assume that you wanted the alert to be replayed rather the "Queen of the Night"'s aria from the Magic Flute. I personally think they broke the playback in the latest update for the 8XX series. The complaint for both the 7x and 8x was an MP3 alert caused the MP3 playback to skip to the next selection. When using WAV alerts, the playback paused and then continued after the alert for both directions and alerts. Now the MP3 continues at reduced volume and the direction or alert is played over the top. The problem now is an alert and navigation instruction will play at the same time mixing the two streams.

SWLinPHX wrote:

...have any of you experienced not being able to select the built in map poi's when a custom tour guide is being displayed (jumps to custom poi instead)? I'm almost positive that wasn't an issue with my 7x0 but it is now on this 7x5.

As I have had very little success using radius alerts, I haven't run into this situation. I guess it would depend on why you are setting a radius alert. I have found them to be a PITA especially around town. The number of false triggers and the repeats after every stop are very annoying. Now, along the highway, they may be of use but if I'm looking for something that may be off the route, it's easy to search along the route or near a city.

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Tour Guide Icon

SWLinPHX wrote:

...when tour guide poi alerts come up do you notice that they replace your MP3 access button while on screen as well, and does it do that too for the standard linear poi alertso?

I have noticed that a Tour Guide audio icon replaces the MP3 access button. This icon does not appear for standard linear poi alerts.

Thanks for your input...

For all the above reasons you all mentioned I am switching my poi's to linear alerts along my street (route) and not Tour Guide radius alerts. After I wrote this I experimented by re-creating a poi.gpi file out of all my currently installed poi's and traffic camera files with POI Loader in the express (automatic) mode which I normally don't use, and installed it on both my 765 and 780. I ran errands thereafter with both my 780 and 765 this afternoon. The 765 routed me much more sensibly using the custom routes, but it turned off and rebooted by itself a couple times for no obvious reason. Both gave me my traffic cam alerts at the same time (POI Factory) but for some reason, even though I created and copied over the same poi.gpi file to both units, there were no visual or audio alerts for them on the 765, while the 780 alerted all normally (yet using the Tour Guide method still for some reason). That same new file I loaded on the 765 caused it to stop the Tour Guide alerts it was doing before I changed the poi.gpi file, but now alerted & showed nothing at all. That seems strange. How can the same poi.gpi file cause the two units to respond so differently??

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Even though you are well versed

SWLinPHX wrote:

For all the above reasons you all mentioned I am switching my poi's to linear alerts along my street (route) and not Tour Guide radius alerts.

Even though you are well versed in manipulating files with a PC, this guide should serve as a reminder and possibly help some of the others reading along on the thread.
POI Loading Procedure Using WINDOWS

Following these instructions will allow you to load custom POI into your Garmin unit. These are BASIC but VERY detailed instructions intended as a process on how to load POI to the memory in your unit.

1. Download and install the latest version of POI Loader from http://www8.garmin.com/products/poiloader/.

2. Create a Folder to hold all your Custom POI. NOTE: I put my folder on my Desktop.

3. Download the desired POI files from POI Factory and put them into the folder created in Step 2. POI files may be either CSV or GPX format. GPX format files are written using the XML programming language and normally contain more information about a particular point of interest so the downloaded file size is much larger than a CSV format file.

4. Visit the Icon library and download the desired icons for your POI files and put them into the folder created in Step 2.

5. Visit the Sounds Library and download the desired sound files for your POI. Nüvi 2XX and Nüvi 1XXX units require WAV sound files. WAV files require you to install a sound conversion program called SOX. SOX.EXE can be downloaded from http://rapidshare.com:80/files/139638423/sox.zip. Unzip the folder containing the program SOX.EXE. Select the SOX.EXE file, right click and select COPY.

6. Using Windows Explorer, go to C:\Garmin. This must be the same folder that has the program POI Loader.exe. Right click on any BLANK space in this folder. Select PASTE. SOX.EXE should now be copied to the folder. Check and be certain the folder contains BOTH POI Loader.EXE and SOX.EXE. If SOX.EXE is not copied to this folder, WAV sounds will not play.

7. Using Windows Explorer or another program, open the folder containing the files to be loaded into your Nüvi. POI Loader will only load about 32 POI files along with their icon and alert sounds from a single folder.

8. Match the file name to the ICON file. Rename the ICON file so it has the same name as the POI file. POI files can be either CSV or GPX – it doesn’t matter. These file names must match exactly with the exception of the file extension. NOTE: there can only be one period in a file name. A period in a file name marks the beginning of the file extension. Icon file names can only end in BMP.

9. Match the file name to the SOUND file. Rename the SOUND file so it has the same name as the POI file. POI files can be either CSV or GPX – it doesn’t matter. These file names must match exactly with the exception of the file extension. NOTE: there can only be one period in a file name. A period in a file name marks the beginning of the file extension. Sound file names can only end in MP3 or WAV. Using WAV files requires another program not found on POI-Factory.

10. Connect your Nüvi to your computer using the USB cable. Wait for the Nüvi to show it is connected and ready to receive files (Black screen with an ICON at the bottom showing it is connected to the computer.)

11. Run POI Loader.

12. Select Garmin Device as Where to save your Points of Interest.

13. Press Next and wait for the program to find your Nüvi. The Nüvi will be shown in the box labeled Device:.

14. Press Next. The program will ask the location of the files to be loaded. Use the BROWSE button and select the FOLDER containing the POI, ICON, and SOUND (Alert) files.

15. Select the measurement units used for your Nüvi. Feet and Miles per hour or Meters and Kilometers.

16. The Nüvi POI Loader suggests running the program in Automatic. For BASIC file loading, this is sufficient. NOTE: The only two alert sounds that will play automatically are for Red light and Speed cameras. For other alert sounds to play, you must select MANUAL and set either a distance or speed alert trigger. The default alert sound is a bong or ding. NOTE: If a file name contains ANY numbers, POI Loader will assume it is a speed alert and play the sound file for that POI automatically. If you have set a speed alert and are travelling faster than the alert speed, the alert will continue to sound until you are at or below the alert speed. Press Next.

17. POI Loader will read and convert the POI files, ICONs and ALERT sounds and load them to your Nüvi. If POI Loader encounters an error with a source file, it will tell you the name of the file POI file containing an error. When finished, POI Loader will tell you the number of POI successfully loaded to your Nüvi.

NOTE: Every time you run POI Loader, it will overwrite the previous output file and you will loose any POI not contained in your source folder so all files have to be present in the folder every time you run POI Loader.

18. Disconnect your Nüvi using the Stop or Eject USB device.

19. Power up the Nüvi and select WHERE TO -> EXTRAS and see if CUSTOM POI is displayed. Press CUSTOM POI and you should see a list of all the POI loaded.

TROUBLESHOOTING:

20. If you do not see a custom icon or hear the custom alert sound for a Custom POI that successfully loaded, it is most likely because you have a double file extension (two periods in one or more of the file names.)

21. Open Windows Explorer. Select TOOLS. Select Folder Options. Select VIEW. Under FILES AND FOLDERS uncheck the box that states: Hide extensions for known file types.

22. Using Windows Explorer, open the FOLDER containing the custom POI files, icons, and alert files. Verify each file name has only ONE period just before the 3 character file extension. Rename any files containing more than one period so the file contains only ONE period.

23. Restart this procedure at Step 8.

Repeat as necessary.

ADVANCED OPTIONS

POI files can be grouped and categorized. The most common method is by using sub folders. Sub folders are created under your main folder holding your POI files. You can only have one level of sub folders.

An example is:

My POI top level

>Food sub folder
>>Applebees.csv POI file
>>Applebees.bmp icon file
>>Applebees.mp3 (wav) custom alert sound file
>>Cracker Barrel.gpx POI file
>>Cracker Barrel.bmp icon file
>>Cracker Barrel.mp3 (wav) custom alert sound file

>Stores sub folder
>>Best Buy.csv POI file
>>Best Buy.bmp icon file
>>Best Buy.mp3 (wav) custom alert sound file
>>Wal Mart (Combined).csv POI file
>> Wal Mart (Combined).bmp icon file
>> Wal Mart (Combined).mp3 (wav) custom alert sound file

>Fuel Locations sub folder
>>Loves.GPX POI file
>>Loves.bmp icon file
>>Loves.wav custom alert sound file
>>Pilot Locations.GPX POI file
>>Pilot Locations.bmp icon file
>>Pilot Locations.wav custom alert sound file

Selecting Where To --> Extras --> Custom POI will show only two entries, Food and Stores. Pressing one of these names will show the POI files contained in that folder. NOTE: You must have more than one category in order for the category method to work. Having only a single subfolder will display all the file names rather than the desired group name.

There is no change to how POI Loader is run. POI Loader is told to load the contents of the top level folder, My POI. The sub folder names become category names. Using the subfolder method you can have 32 sub folders each with 32 POI files along with custom icons and alerts.

One of the most overlooked corrections in getting everything to work together is the file naming. The only difference in the name is the extension, and the most common error here is the double extension.

I save myself a lot of time by converting many of the CSV files to GPX and building in a proximity alert. This lets me set an alert for each file I want and then load using the Express mode. For speed alerts, i take a shortcut and include that in the file name. Speed enforcement cameras have speed limits set for those individual units that hace a speed and a default is set using the digits in the file name. A record with a speed would have an @ symbol before the speed digits - @50, while those locations without a speed are covered by the digits in the file name - EnCams25.

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Thanks....

a_user, just a couple things:

• I (and many others) are on Macs and although the process is basically the same, it is a little simpler and does not utilize specific .exe files.

• So when I used express mode instead of manual this time, that is what caused no alerts other than the speed/traffic poi's to go off? That would seem to make sense, but doesn't explain why, when I loaded the same POI Loader-created poi.gpi file on both my units, the 780 stayed in TourGuide format alerting me to all while the 765 did not.

• It's been a while since I created my last radius (TourGuide) format poi.gpi file, but I remember I did manual mode then specified distance in feet. If you can't use express and must use manual to get audio warnings (at least on my 765) yet you don't want it to be radius (TourGuide) style poi's, then how do you get standard linear poi alerts for those only along your street or route?

• I'm not sure I follow how to build in proximity alerts before loading with POI Loader. I'm trying to understand: do I need to go thru each record (cam location) in my .csv fil and add the "@" before the speed. I was reading that other thread at http://www.poi-factory.com/node/19045 about setting activation speed/distance but it was long and I got a bit confused.

Thanks for your help. smile

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CURRENT: Garmin nüvi 765T ...(PREVIOUS: Garmin nüvi 780, 760, 660, 650 & DeLorme Handheld for PDAs w/Bluetooth Receiver)

Proximity alerts with GPX

You need to look at a raw GPX file to see what is there. I'm not certain what you need with a MAC, but the following XML code needs to be entered for each entry:

{extensions}
{gpxx:WaypointExtension}
{gpxx:Proximity}152.4{/gpxx:Proximity}
{gpxx:Address}

where the { and } are replaced by GT and LT signs. The distance is in meters in this case approximately 500 feet. I assume you can do it with a text editor and a script or one of the GPX editors that will run on a MAC. (NOTE: Only the Proximity line needs to be added. I showed the others so you would get an idea of the placement.)

As I use a PC, I can use Turbo's Extra POI Editor and do a field replacement.

Congratulations on your COW by the way.

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LOL...

Thanks for the congrads. Didn't even know what the cow meant at first...

I'm using .csv files though, the ones I downloaded from POI Factory. I guess I have to re-read that thread I referenced above.

Any idea on my other (middle) question above regarding POI Loader? ....anyone? wink

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TourGuide

SWLinPHX wrote:

Thanks for the congrads. Didn't even know what the cow meant at first...

I'm using .csv files though, the ones I downloaded from POI Factory. I guess I have to re-read that thread I referenced above.

Any idea on my other (middle) question above regarding POI Loader? ....anyone? wink

Remove the term TourGuide from the file name.

Change Cracker Barrel TourGuide.csv for example,
To Cracker Barrel.csv

Then when you load it in manual mode with POI Loader, the alert distance you enter will be the "along the road" alert distance.

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Ohhhh....

While I did remove the leading "TourGuide_" from all the folder groupings and files prior to trying it, I then ran it in Express mode because I remember I used to use Manual when loading as TourGuide. So removing "TourGuide_" from the name and using Manual mode will make it a standard en route alert only vs. radius? I'll try that.

I still find it strange though that the 7x0 kept it as a tour_guide even after removing the prefix from the name and running in Express mode, yet the same resulting poi.gpi file caused the 7x5 not to alert at all (except for traffic camera poi). I guess how the two models process custom poi's is slightly different.

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CURRENT: Garmin nüvi 765T ...(PREVIOUS: Garmin nüvi 780, 760, 660, 650 & DeLorme Handheld for PDAs w/Bluetooth Receiver)

Sometimes

Sometimes the only way to get the unit to recognize new POI is to do a reset. After updating POI the unit needs to reboot to reindex the files.

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Hmmm...

Okay, I re-created a poi.gpi file using all my poi sets (with "TourGuide" removed from the file & folder names) and then ran in manual mode. I loaded the new file onto both my 780 and 765T and still no changes. The 780 still alerts to all using TourGuide and the 765T still provides no alerts at all, although I verified they all show up in the EXTRAS section.

Is it best to use POI Loader with my nuvi connected to my computer and have it edited directly on the unit itself instead of saving to my desktop and replacing on both my units? Could that be the issue, or maybe that I am deleting the previous one and dragging the new one manually? Maybe POI Loader does something more effective when you keep the old file and just let it replace it itself with the new one with the nuvi connected.

Are you speaking of a hard reset, erasing all data on the nuvi? Could you elaborate. I am rusty as it's been well over a year since I was heavily editing my GPS units but am more attentive again now that I have bought the second one to compare. Thanks!

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CURRENT: Garmin nüvi 765T ...(PREVIOUS: Garmin nüvi 780, 760, 660, 650 & DeLorme Handheld for PDAs w/Bluetooth Receiver)

Resets

We are talking soft resets here,reboots. I don't have one of the 7X models, but it may work the same - slide the power switch all the way left and hold for about 15 seconds. When you release it the unit should power up and reboot the O/S causing a reindex and reload of the favorites and poi.gpi files.

One other thing to check, look for multiple .gpi files. That will also cause problems.

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Files

SWLinPHX wrote:

Okay, I re-created a poi.gpi file using all my poi sets (with "TourGuide" removed from the file & folder names) and then ran in manual mode. I loaded the new file onto both my 780 and 765T and still no changes. The 780 still alerts to all using TourGuide and the 765T still provides no alerts at all, although I verified they all show up in the EXTRAS section.

Is it best to use POI Loader with my nuvi connected to my computer and have it edited directly on the unit itself instead of saving to my desktop and replacing on both my units? Could that be the issue, or maybe that I am deleting the previous one and dragging the new one manually? Maybe POI Loader does something more effective when you keep the old file and just let it replace it itself with the new one with the nuvi connected.

Are you speaking of a hard reset, erasing all data on the nuvi? Could you elaborate. I am rusty as it's been well over a year since I was heavily editing my GPS units but am more attentive again now that I have bought the second one to compare. Thanks!

Not A mac user but remember something on old threads about having to delete files in the recycle bin.When you drag them to the unit are you deleting the olds ones first then empty the recycle bin before adding the new ones?

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Nice tips...

The Mac has a trash can, not a recycle bin (recycle bin was a copy of the trash can when Bill Gates stole the idea for using multiple windows, trash bin, etc.)... ; )

LOL, okay in all seriousness, thaks for the two good tips: I don't remember if I emptied trash first, but I will delete the other .gpi file that was there when I got the unit (not sure what it's for) and also try loading directly onto the units themselves from POI LOader (not deleting them myself in the Finder).

Is there only supposed to be one .gpi file always? I don't remember that being a rule (my 780 came with a Route 66 TourGuide sample .gpi file in the POI folder too).

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CURRENT: Garmin nüvi 765T ...(PREVIOUS: Garmin nüvi 780, 760, 660, 650 & DeLorme Handheld for PDAs w/Bluetooth Receiver)

I have only seen the one

I have only seen the one poi.gpi file that is created when you run poiloader. If you use the re-naming method for custom pois there would be more then one file with the gpi extension. See http://www.poi-factory.com/node/8779 and http://www.poi-factory.com/node/16639

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 wt and 2597 LMT.

Victory!

After re-loading using POI Loader with each nuvi connected and using the "delete current POI's" function first and doing the soft reset and making sure there were no other .gpi files in the POI folder (basically all the recommendations), they now work on both units!

This is the first time I had my POI's in the street/linear format vs. the TourGuide/radius format, and I like that there aren't as many voice alerts constantly going off and that I can still access the MP3 player when an alert comes up, unlike with TourGuide (MP3 player button turns into "mouth with bullhorn" button until you are out of the POI's radius). Also, in TourGuide mode, the 765T wasn't even letting me select any POI on the screen and always moved over to the current custom "TourGuide" POI.

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CURRENT: Garmin nüvi 765T ...(PREVIOUS: Garmin nüvi 780, 760, 660, 650 & DeLorme Handheld for PDAs w/Bluetooth Receiver)

Glad you got it working.With

Glad you got it working.With the along the road alert while navigating if the coordinates are more then 50 ft off the road you will not get the alert.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 wt and 2597 LMT.

Interesting and not Relevent but...

SWLinPHX wrote:

The Mac has a trash can, not a recycle bin (recycle bin was a copy of the trash can when Bill Gates stole the idea for using multiple windows, trash bin, etc.)... ; )

Actually, Gates, Jobs, and Wozniak were, to the best of my knowledge, all present when they saw the first gui interface demonstrated by Xerox who saw no future in it and never bothered to patent it.

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Hmmm...

The way I heard it Steve Jobs let Bill Gates see what they were working on at Apple for the innovative new "Macintosh", and Gates soon after developed Windows modeled after it. Did you ever see the TV movie "Pirates of Silicon Valley" about the Gates/Jobs relationship?

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CURRENT: Garmin nüvi 765T ...(PREVIOUS: Garmin nüvi 780, 760, 660, 650 & DeLorme Handheld for PDAs w/Bluetooth Receiver)

Thanks....

charlesd45 wrote:

Glad you got it working.With the along the road alert while navigating if the coordinates are more then 50 ft off the road you will not get the alert.

You were barking up the right tree when you said the nuvi's needed "clearing out" by emptying trash, removing addt'l. .gpi files, and by loading directly while connected to computer, etc. I wasn't technically doing anything wrong, but you know computers...

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FROM GARMIN

Thank you for contacting Garmin International.

I'd be happy to assist you with this.
While navigating, the proximity point will need to be within 30 meters of the route, regardless of the distance set in the POI Loader, to trigger an alert. This helps to reduce false alerts that can occur if you are traveling on a road close to a proximity point even if it is not affected by the alert.

There are no other settings that can be changed to have separate alerts.
cool

Not quite

David Martin 101 wrote:

Thank you for contacting Garmin International.

I'd be happy to assist you with this.
While navigating, the proximity point will need to be within 30 meters of the route, regardless of the distance set in the POI Loader, to trigger an alert. This helps to reduce false alerts that can occur if you are traveling on a road close to a proximity point even if it is not affected by the alert...

Although Garmin's response is correct when dealing with standard Custom POIs (which seems to be what the agent is answering), it is incorrect for Custom POIs that are TourGuides, the subject of this thread. In fact, the reason for using TourGuides is exactly to get around this issue.

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