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I upload the updated red light cameras and speed alerts.However they open as a csv file with xcell which only allows me to see them on a spread sheet.I am unable to add them to my poi files to update unit.
I am on a mac,Was able to upload them in the past to my poi folder.Can anyone help me out with this?
Thanks

Are you trying POI Loader?

drdave00 wrote:

I upload the updated red light cameras and speed alerts.However they open as a csv file with xcell which only allows me to see them on a spread sheet.I am unable to add them to my poi files to update unit.
I am on a mac,Was able to upload them in the past to my poi folder.Can anyone help me out with this?
Thanks

POI Loader should work to install the redlight, speed and all other csv files to your nuvi:

http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=3697

And as a Windows user, I can save the downloaded csv file from POI Factory to my computer's POI directory. I don't know how saving and moving files, folders, etc. work with Macs but I bet someone else can help you here soon.

Will try

In the past the files could be added to my current poi folder,When I added a new poi file to my folder window would pop up saying you are replacing an older file with this newer one and I would click to approve that and file would get added to my poi folder.This xcell file is new to me.Did I miss something that changed the way these updates work now? Thanks for your quick response.

Curious

The zip file contained CSV files which had to be extracted. The files are no longer zipped so it makes me curious as to where you were "uploading the files."

To my knowledge the only files a NUVI will recognize for POI are the GPI file created by POI Loader and a GPX file.

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Two more questions

drdave00 wrote:

I upload the updated red light cameras and speed alerts.However they open as a csv file with xcell which only allows me to see them on a spread sheet.I am unable to add them to my poi files to update unit.
I am on a mac,Was able to upload them in the past to my poi folder.Can anyone help me out with this?
Thanks

Two more questions--so that knowledgeable Mac users may better help you.

-Is this problem only with redlight/speed csv files or does your issue occur with all POI files available here at POI Factory?

-What web browser and version are you using? Has it recently been changed/updated? I ask because in a Windows system, I can see where issues like yours would pop up if when wanting to download a file, instead of "Save," the only option available to you is "Open" or "Run." This may be a browser issue. Do Macs have a choice of different web browsers? Maybe you could try the download with another.

Good luck. The new redlight files are great.

csv files on the mac

Hello Dave:

Did you solve your problem? If not the POI Loader for the mac will open the folder that the files are in. If it opens the wrong folder then just tell it where the files are and when you go to the next step it will ask you if you want to load the new file or ignore it. You can then add only the files you want to your gps.

As for replacing old files with new that doesn't change. If the old file has the same name as the new one (and it probably will) it will ask you if you want to replace it. Just say yes and you will have the latest poi file in your folder. If you want to keep one of the older files just in case simply rename the older csv file with another name that you will remember and you can reload it later if you don't like the latest update.

If this doesn't help you I guess we will need a little more detail as to what steps you are taking and the order you are taking them in.

csv files on the mac

Hello Dave:

Did you solve your problem? If not the POI Loader for the mac will open the folder that the files are in. If it opens the wrong folder then just tell it where the files are and when you go to the next step it will ask you if you want to load the new file or ignore it. You can then add only the files you want to your gps.

As for replacing old files with new that doesn't change. If the old file has the same name as the new one (and it probably will) it will ask you if you want to replace it. Just say yes and you will have the latest poi file in your folder. If you want to keep one of the older files just in case simply rename the older csv file with another name that you will remember and you can reload it later if you don't like the latest update.

If this doesn't help you I guess we will need a little more detail as to what steps you are taking and the order you are taking them in.

If you can open the files in

If you can open the files in Excel and view them then you can save them as a .csv file. Take the .csv files and put them in a folder on your computer. When running POI Loader, use the browse button to navigate to the folder where the .csv files are saved. You may not be able to see the actual files themselves but POI Loader will load the .csv files in that folder to your GPSr.

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