I installed some speed alert POI's and one of them has a 2mph red banner warning as I get on the main street off my residential street.. VERY ANNOYING. Is there any way to first identify the file that has this particular warning, and 2 remove that 2mph warning?
This indicates you have a file name that has a "2" in the name. Rename this file so it has no numbers in the name, then rerun POI Loader. POI loader automatically interprets numbers in the file name as an implied speed alert.
Go back through the files you loaded. You have the digit 2 in the offending file. Change the file name and reload.
it would help others if you posted the name of the offending file.
Where did it come from?
If you download a file multiple times (at least with XP) it automatically adds a copy number to the file name as in Redlight_Cameras(2).csv
I used the "Super 8" file from here and it took me a while to figure out why I was getting 8 mph warnings. Once I changed the name, I was fine.
You need to look at the file name.
All the poi files I added came from here (poi-factory.com)
I think I may have found the culprit.
the other's with numbers in the filename's are:
101 tastiest places to chow down.csv
$40 a day.csv
that's all... I already renamed the national parks on this laptop, I'll re-run poi-loader and see if that solves it and post my results when I find out. And BTW: the red banner 2mph warning only happens right here by my house --- now where else.
Looks like you found the guilty parties.If not you can run poiloader in manual mode and go through each file.The ones with the alert will be easy to spot.Just use the skip tab for each file when you go through them and you will not reload them.
yes, guys are right.
I used to have a 7mph warning in many places until they told me there is number 7 in some of POI files I might have loaded... and I found "7 eleven.csv"
Well, I still have not found the culprit POI giving me the 2mph warning. I thought it might be the walmart poi, removed it - still get the 2mph warning. Changed the names above to spell out the numbered names. still get the warning - and in the same place - right by the walmart.
I guess I have to try manual mode, and see what happens. VERY CONFUSED.
have you done a POI that includes your home address
If you have used PoiLoader in Express , there are only
3 ways of getting 2mph speed alert.
1- you have an @2 in one of the poinames.
2- you have a 2 in one of your file names.
3- You have a 2 in the folder/subfolder name.
If you're asking me if I made a POI with my home address listed, the answer is NO. If you're asking me if I entered my address as the "HOME" button (ie: where to -> home) then yes.
I can tell you that I did use Garmin PoiLoader on my Macbook to load the POI into my garmin. I used express mode. NONE OF THE FILE NAMES HAVE ANY NUMBERS IN THEM. The one's that did, I corrected (ie: $40 a day.csv RENAMED TO forty dollars a day.csv)
Now, what INSIDE the .csv or .gpx format, I have no idea.
Open the csv file in notepad and use the find option and put in @.Open the gpx file in Extra Poi Pditor and also use the find option for @ and see what comes up.
And BTW: the red banner 2mph warning only happens right here by my house --- now where else.
The reason I asked about your home was that I thought that was the ONLY place the alert sounded.
Where have the alerts been sounding.
I think charlesd45 has given you the instructions that might solve this problem.
I use manual load. Culvers_V(2).csv & Culvers_V(2).BMP & Culvers_V(2).wav produce the same thing as the OP. I didn't know why until just now. I can't remember why I am using a modified version of the Culvers file on this website.
I am pretty sure you will find your problem if you use notepad and EPE to find an @ as cherlesd45 wrote.
Another way is to open the file in EPE and use Edit>Replace field > speed ,and leave the New Field Value with nothing>Repace all.
Then save. If it is a speed in one of your poi, this should fix it.
The OP says he's using a Macbook. Notepad and EPE don't run on a Mac. You need to speak Mac to him.
Sorry,I did not notis that.
But you can do the same with TextEdit on the Mac as
notepad in Windows i suppose. Open the gpx or csv file in Text Edit and seek for @.
I overlooked the Mac part but any text editor should do it.Let us know what you find in case we have the same file on our units.
No no... I have both... I'm not loyal to either platforum LOL. I just happen to use the Macbook air for the POI because that's what I was surfing on the night I was bored and started downloading voices, and POI's, etc... so I stuck with it.
At the risk of sounding big headed, I'm actually fairly computer literate. The problem is I downloaded about half a million POI in 100+ .csv/.gpx files and went CRAZY... that's why I don't know WHICH one is the one causing the 2mph warning.
And on a side note: You can tell I'm overweight, most of them were restaurants! (mcdonalds, wendys, etc... HAHAHAHAHA)
The 2mph warning happens pretty much as a turn on to the main street off my residential street, as I approach a wal-mart, so one of the last things I did after verifying none of the poi file names had any numbers in them at all was completely remove the wal-mart poi file altogether, and all the .bmp icons too for ALL the poi's, because my unit was having a REALLY hard time drawing the maps when it was zoomed in enough to display those little icons which I love, but if the map wont track and draw, that make's that useless... so I got rid of the graphics, wal-mart and STILL get the 2mph warning.
I'll check a few of the files as mentioned above, I just need to have an hour or so to test this....... install the poi files, drive around the corner and see if I get the warning....
BTW: MANY THANKS TO ALL WHO TAKE TIME OUT TO HELP WITH SILLY ISSUES LIKE THIS! THAT WHAT MAKES THIS FORUM AND COMMUNITY COOL.... THE HELP FROM OTHERS........... THANK YOU ALL!
Maybe there are other stores or restaurants in the Walmart shopping center that have locations in other POI files you loaded.
Have you tried ...
Put your gps into simulator mode,
Set your location to home,
Select 'Where To' then 'Extras', 'Custom POIs', 'All' pois
And then look at the list (ordered by distance from you).
Start with either the closest or the ones that are roughly the distance & direction from home where you get the alert. When you select one from the list you'll get summary details, and if there is an alert set for that poi it will tell you what it is set to (speed and/or distance).
Maybe that will at least give you another clue to which file the poi is in.
Well, I finally found the source of my 2mph warning. I checked and double checked the file names of the POI's to verify there were no numbers.... Well all I can say is check, double check then when you think you're done - triple check.
I found a murphy_gas2.csv
I Removed it, erased the POI's from the garmin, RE-loaded the poi folder again (524,xxx) drove right by the murphy's this time, no MPH warning.
THANK YOU ALL WHO HELPED. Egg on my face, I sure thought I caught all the #'s, obviously I was wrong.
So Murphy's is right by your house on the way to Walmart?
is alive and well
This is why we sometimes keep asking the same questions over and over, such as "Are you SURE that you double, tripled checked ....?" because sometimes even if we "think" that we definitely checked, one slips by sometimes.
Yep, Murphy's USA Gas is in the parking lot of the Wal-mart. And the wal-mart is maybe 1 to 2 blocks from the house....
Like I said, I would have lost a bet on this one, I was sooooo sure there were NO NUMBERS in the file names..... When I saw it - well, I was shocked. YEP --- Never think you're too smart..... FOR SURE
Check, take a break, Check again, wait a day - then CHECK AGAIN DUMMY!!!!! (BTW: I'm the dummy here)
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