Limiting downloads (how to erase specific POI locations)

 

When I downloaded "Rest Areas - Combined" I got all 2150 locations. How can I delete the ones I do not want before downloading to my Garmin? Or once downloaded, how can I erase specific ones from a Garmin 1390T?

There really is no need to

There really is no need to. The file that is created and downloaded to the 1390t by POI Loader is very very small and does not create a space problem.

When you search them it only shows the ones closest to where you are anyway.

I would not be concerned and keep in mind every time you update or add a POI file the entire file is recreated and saved to the unit.

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No need, but

I agree with rjrsw in that there is no need to edit down the file's entries, but if you must do so, any program that can be used to edit the csv file will do the trick.

A search here will show that there are plenty of these available.

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Updates

To add to what has already been said, MrKenFL does a great job of updating this file and the updates occur quite often. So if you create your own version by deleting some entries, you will need to re-do these deletions every time a new version comes out, or else let your tailored version become outdated.

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Rest Areas

The way the file is set up you don't know which state the entry is for so you would have to research every exit and that could take along time. The file only shows the up comming exit unless you go looking for ones future down the road. And as said above if you edit you will have to do that every time you upgrade the file. not worth the time and effort.

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Use of EPE to split the file

Too bad this is a CSV file. With a GPX, you could have asked Extra_POI_Editor to split the file by State and keep only the States you want.

Since it is a CSV, you could sort them by location and eliminate all the ones that are away from your location by more than x miles. Just select the location closest to you and select sort by location. Then, use the delete key to delete all others. It is a bit awkward, but it should take only 5 minutes to do so.

Turbo, he could open the

Turbo, he could open the file in EPE, save it in .GPX format, then do what you recommended, couldn't he?

In my mind it's a lot of work to strip out rest areas from the file just because you don't want them in the file. It's far easier to just put the entire file in the GPS.

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Why worry?

Strephon_Alkhalikoi wrote:

It's far easier to just put the entire file in the GPS.

I am interested in why someone would worry about the extra entries. The unit comes with 6 million or so and almost all of them will never be used.

I wonder what the free space is that causes the concern.

Changing file format

turboccc wrote:

Too bad this is a CSV file. With a GPX, you could have asked Extra_POI_Editor to split the file by State and keep only the States you want.

This may work for PC's but I have not yet found a good program for Mac's that will make this transformation between GPX and CSV files. If I'm missing something let me know please.

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You need to get a PC

geochapman wrote:
turboccc wrote:

Too bad this is a CSV file. With a GPX, you could have asked Extra_POI_Editor to split the file by State and keep only the States you want.

This may work for PC's but I have not yet found a good program for Mac's that will make this transformation between GPX and CSV files. If I'm missing something let me know please.

You need to get a PC wink laugh out loud

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GPSBabel

geochapman wrote:

This may work for PC's but I have not yet found a good program for Mac's that will make this transformation between GPX and CSV files. If I'm missing something let me know please.

http://www.gpsbabel.org/download.html

Random Thought

jgermann wrote:
Strephon_Alkhalikoi wrote:

It's far easier to just put the entire file in the GPS.

I am interested in why someone would worry about the extra entries. The unit comes with 6 million or so and almost all of them will never be used.

I wonder what the free space is that causes the concern.

I thought about this, and it may not be a free space issue. I can see one reason for wanting to take certain entries out of the rest area file: closed rest areas.

The rest area file notes whether a rest area is open or closed. But there may be people who want the closed rest areas removed so it doesn't announce on the GPS. Understandable, and actually easy to do in notepad.

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Broken sort?

I just ran the sort by state. It's not working quite right. The first state is WA. Next in the middle of the AZs are a couple ONs....

Never mind. There should be a "Sort by Address" field.... I wanted to see the Red Light Cameras in NY. Can't do it with this function.....

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Sort the CSV

camerabob wrote:

I just ran the sort by state. It's not working quite right. The first state is WA. Next in the middle of the AZs are a couple ONs....

Never mind. There should be a "Sort by Address" field.... I wanted to see the Red Light Cameras in NY. Can't do it with this function.....

You sort the CSV by column D - no header.

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Sort issue

I was trying in EPE...

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The CSV

camerabob wrote:

I was trying in EPE...

The CSV file has the state as the first 2 characters in Column D. from my experience EPE won't extract that correctly, so i just eliminate trying to load it into EPE until after i massage the file in Excel.

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One of my older GPS's

One of my older GPS, the C340, has limited space for Custom POI's. I keep it in the trunk as a back-up when I travel. In order to load the latest versions of the Custom POI's I do use on a trip I determine what the limits of my travel will be , by longitude and latitude, and then delete the areas I will not be traveling in from the file.
I previously sort my files using Works or Excel. I'm sure there are other applications you can use.
No sense have POI's in the file above -90 longitude or above 40 deg latitude if I'm not going further west than New Orleans or further North than Wash. DC.
My main GPS can handle all the POI's I want so don't have to limit file size but I just load the limited file onto both anyway.

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Erase from Garmin 1390T

Fred Frus wrote:

When I downloaded "Rest Areas - Combined" I got all 2150 locations. How can I delete the ones I do not want before downloading to my Garmin? Or once downloaded, how can I erase specific ones from a Garmin 1390T?

If you already do not have a full manual for you unit, get one at http://www8.garmin.com/support/userManual.jsp

When you use POI Loader to place POIs on your unit, the software creates EACH TIME IT IS RUN a file called poi.gpi in the ...\Garmin\POI folder of your unit. The upshot is that there not way to "erase" individual POIs. You must do any adjustments to the .csv or .gpx file that was input to POI Loader. Then you must reload EVERY POI file used by POI loader to get a new poi.gpi file unless you use the 'trick".

Now the trick here is that once you have doe a run of POI Loader, you can navigate to the ...\Garmim\POI folder and rename poi.gpi to whatever you want - say, mysavedpoi.gpi. That renamed file will stay there until you delete it.

I had wondered above why someone would want to delete entries. Strephon_Alkhaliko gave me the answer for this particular file - there are closed rest areas.

If I were removing these closes rest areas, I would likely open the file in Wordpad, do a find on "closed" and then delete the whole line for those permanently closed (as some are closed only in the winter). Then I would save the file and reload it (with due regard for the fact that POI Loader creates the poi.gpi file anew each time it is run.

EPE Sort

camerabob wrote:

I was trying in EPE...

I just sorted a GPX file and all is good. If your State field is not set correctly, that may explain the problem.

And yes, EPE will not extract the State very well if the address field starts with the State name. Normally, the address comes before the state...