I just want to clarify a question I have had for a long time. Every time I add a new POI file on my Garmin nuvi, th POI loader cleans all the POIs and I have to manually do the process as I want to set proximity alerts for only a few POIs like Red Light Camera, Speed Camera spots while removing the rest of the files proximity settings. Is there a way to just add a new POI file and not do the complete POI file refresh?
Look at this recent thread, about halfway down where vmfa531 asks about multiple gpi files, and at Evert & my reply shortly after:
There are a couple of ways to address your problem. One is to use the renaming method where you rename the POI,GPI file. This way if you have a set of poi that are fairly static, you create the file with the alert information and then rename that file keeing the gpi extension. You end up with several GPI files this way, but each GPI is independent so updating another does not affect the ones already on the unit.
Another method is to either convert the CSV files to GPX or download the GPX files themselves. Assuming you use a PC, you can use TurboCCC's Extra POI Editor and add speed and/or proximity information to the GPX. Now when you run POI Loader, it uses the speed and proximity information in the file so you can use the automatic mode.
Perhaps you might want to consider some of each of the things that Box Car has suggested.
In my case, there are some files that I have downloaded strictly because I may be on vacation and need to route to a specific POI. For example, I might have Subaru dealerships to find service, if needed; Sears because that is where I get my tires and batteries; Midas Muffler because that is where I have brakes and shock work done, and Hampton Inn because that is where I like to stay overnight on the road. You get the picture - these are not POI files that need alerts. Let's say I call these TripPOIs. I might do a POILoader run of these POIs in .csv format and immediately rename the "poi.gpi" file created by POILoader to "TripPOI.gpi".
Files that I need alerts for, I would use EPE to convert from .csv to .gpx files and pit in the alerts I wanted. I might call them AlertPOIs. I could do another run of POILoader and immediately rename the output "poi.gpi" file to "AlertPOI.gpi".
This approach means that I can still respond to some question about how a POI file is failing or something by trying it myself and not worrying at all about the two (or in my case more) xx.gpi files already on my 765T.
Think about it, play around a bit with what seems to work for you and you will come to something that fits your needs.
I found that it does not take that much time to run poiloader for all the files at one time.Depends on how you set them up on the computer.All the files I have alerts for I just build the alert in using gpx files. See http://www.poi-factory.com/node/28521 .This method allows me to run poiloader in express mode instead of manual.With the new extra Poi Loader 2.60 loading the files have even gotten faster.
Thanks all for your replies. I am planning to go with the Extra POI editor update to gpx files and doing the automatic upload route.
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