Number of locations in a POI File

 

Just curious. Maybe Miss POI will have to answer this. Why, when you look at the RECEBT FILES, all csv giles show No. of locations, nut gpx files don't. I know you can see the file size and that gives you some clue. Maybe, on gpx files, you could list the No. of entries in the description. I probably wouldn't want to download a file with 10 or so entries, whereas, with several hundred, I would.

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What are RECEBT FILES?

alleghany wrote:

Just curious. Maybe Miss POI will have to answer this. Why, when you look at the RECEBT FILES, all csv giles show No. of locations, nut gpx files don't. I know you can see the file size and that gives you some clue. Maybe, on gpx files, you could list the No. of entries in the description. I probably wouldn't want to download a file with 10 or so entries, whereas, with several hundred, I would.

When I look at the POI files, it seems that the give the number of locations is given in the description, although I must admit that I did not see any .gpx files.

The system is not able to

The system is not able to calculate the number of locations in a GPX file;)

Miss POI

The owner

The owner of the individual GPX file would be able to enter that info after looking at the file.
**EDIT**
I just did this to the following file:
Military Billiting located at http://www.poi-factory.com/node/4391

Check for a .csv file

Some authors upload both the .gpx and .csv files and they will be listed as separate items. In that case, if you wanted the .gpx version it should have the same number of entries as its .csv counterpart even though the physical file sizes are considerably different.

You bring up an interesting point and it would probably be good form for the authors to include the number of line entries in their file description. Thank you DaveMP for taking the 1st step in that direction.

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Be Careful on number of locations

One of the files that you should be cautious with relative to number of locations is the Combined Rest Areas file. Some months I may add only 2 locations, delete 2 locations plus have 15 significant corrections to existing locations such as reopening of temporarily closed locations OR vice versa. Yet, you will not see a net change in number of locations.

You have to read the writeup that goes along with the update.

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Easy enough

If csv file open in excel, last line will have row number to far left.

or

Open csv or gpx files with Extra POI Editor, it will tell you the number of records above the top left display block. It will also tell you record numbers on bottom right after clicking on any record.