POI question or 2

 

I have downloaded a couple of the POI files into my Garmin c340. In regards to the red light camera, can I assume ya'll talking about those that have the camera on them to snap a pic of your plate if you go thru that red light? #2--How can I tell if a particular red light camera in my neighborhood is in the file? #3--Do I need to do anything special to get a **response** out of the POI's, i.e., say coming up on a Cracker Barrel or even a red light camera? I have a feeling my Garmin is not working properly. When I got it, there was no adapter for my computer to even download POI's. And then I discover there was no suction cup mount. Thanks for everything, ya'll!

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1.Yes, the redlight cameras are cameras that will ticket you (potentially) for running a red light.

2.Open the file on your PC and take a look. Also, look on the redlight camera page for a general listing.
http://www.poi-factory.com/poifiles/us/red-light-cameras

3.The redlight cameras will automatically alert at 0.25 miles as long as "redlight" is in the file name.

For other POIs, you have to set the alert by running POI Loader in Manual mode. See below.

From the POI Loader Help File ...

Understanding Speed and Proximity Alert Information

POI Loader automatically scans .csv and .gpx data files for speed and proximity alert information.

You can also use Manual mode to specify default speed and proximity alert information as needed.

Speed Information

Speed information can be included in the file name or in the names of individual POIs within the file.

POI Loader determines speed information based on the following information, listed from highest to lowest priority:

1. Speed information included in the name of the individual Custom POI. For example, a POI named "SpeedZone@30" will have an alert speed of 30 regardless of the speed information specified in Manual mode or in the file name.

2. Speed information entered in Manual mode.

3. Speed information included in the file name. POI Loader interprets any numbers in the file name as speed information.

Proximity Alert Information

Proximity alert information can be calculated automatically based on speed information. It can also be included in .gpx data files or added in Manual mode.

POI Loader determines proximity alert information based on the following criteria, listed from highest to lowest priority:

1. Proximity alert information listed for individual POIs in a .gpx file. This information overrides all other proximity alert information.

2. Proximity alert information entered in Manual mode.

3. Proximity alert distance calculated by POI Loader based on speed information in the file name or in individual POI names. This calculation uses the following formula:

Prompt Distance = 36 seconds * Speed.

4. A default proximity alert distance of 400 meters/0.25 miles if the file name contains the word "redlight."

Seems like your unit was opened.

bobby4795 wrote:

When I got it, there was no adapter for my computer to even download POI's. And then I discover there was no suction cup mount. Thanks for everything, ya'll!

c340 should come with USB cord and suction cup.

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Garmin StreetPilot c530, Mapsource

ADDING SPEED ATTRIBUTES TO TRAFFIC POIS

Motorcycle Mama wrote:

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Speed Information

Speed information can be included in the file name or in the names of individual POIs within the file.

POI Loader determines speed information based on the following information, listed from highest to lowest priority:

1. Speed information included in the name of the individual Custom POI. For example, a POI named "SpeedZone@30" will have an alert speed of 30 regardless of the speed information specified in Manual mode or in the file name.

2. Speed information entered in Manual mode.

3. Speed information included in the file name. POI Loader interprets any numbers in the file name as speed information.[/Quote]

You may also have all the speed files in a folder be converted at once by using a speed converter like this one
http://myweb.absamail.co.za/abri.duplooy/downloads.html

Be sure to download the Read Me documant as well, so you will be able to configure the converter before actual use.

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Gadget Freaks do it electronically