Apple opened their new App Store this morning and one of the apps they offer is Garmin's POI Loader v2.2.0 for Mac (the Garmin site only has v2.1.0 for Mac). This version apparently does more extensive error checking and it flagged three of my existing POI files as invalid or containing data format errors. The three files are Taco_Bell_USA_Canada.csv, WiFi.csv and National Parks_US_Canada.csv.
Lines 1684, 1691 and 5167 of the Taco Bell file have double quotes where there should be single quotes (pseudo apostrophes). After correcting these errors, the file loaded fine.
The WiFi file has an extraneous space before the latitude (column B) on line 12741. After correcting that error, the file loaded fine.
The National Parks file has all of the park names enclosed in quotes. After removing all of those quotes, the file loaded fine.
Just sayin', ya know...
Just advise the person who maintains the file and they'll correct it.
Please report it to the person who maintains that poi list. if you go to the page for a POI file, you will see the name of the person who submitted it, just click on their user name, the click on the contact Tab. type your message and click send email.
Done, done and done.
I guess National Parks_US_Canada.csv isn't going to be fixed.
The e-mail to "werskine" bounced.
Let Miss POI know and she will take care of it.
How do I do that?
I have made the corrections to the Taco Bell and the file has been uploaded.
For what it's worth, the traditional POILoader on a PC is happy to pass double quotes in the file name of the National Parks file through to the gpi file.
A bit unsightly, but that might be why no one caught some of these 'errors' sooner.
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