Store Manual distance settings in Garmin POI Loader

 

Hi- Probably a dumb question! How can I get Garmins POI Loader 2.6.1.0 to remember the Distance settings when I use it in Manual mode - so I don't have to input the whole lot again next time I use it. Please make it simple!
Many thanks,

Don't Think You Can

I don't believe that this is possible. The problem is that your Proximity Alert distances can vary, depending on the file.

You might want a couple of hundred feet for a red light camera and a couple of miles for a rest area.

Why don't you use Extra POI Editor and put the distances into the individual POIs. You can do this globally.

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like Mr. brown said

POI Loader doesn't remember settings such as proximity. If you convert the file to GPX using EPE you can store both speed and proximity for each individual location.

I find this handy as I set one distance for a Costco store and a different proximity for those that have gas. I only have to load 1 file and have two different alert distances and can run POI Loader in Express.

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Mine does

I am using POI Loader ver. 2.5.3, and in manual mode on certain csv files, it remembers the proximity distance. (Rest Area for one) On others, I have to key it in.

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Amplify

alleghany wrote:

I am using POI Loader ver. 2.5.3, and in manual mode on certain csv files, it remembers the proximity distance. (Rest Area for one) On others, I have to key it in.

Are you saying that 2.5.3 remembers proximity distances across runs of POILoader
or
within one run, across POI files?

Results in same problem.

Box Car wrote:

POI Loader doesn't remember settings such as proximity. If you convert the file to GPX using EPE you can store both speed and proximity for each individual location.

I find this handy as I set one distance for a Costco store and a different proximity for those that have gas. I only have to load 1 file and have two different alert distances and can run POI Loader in Express.

Then every time you update your POI files you have to convert and input the numbers again.

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But, only

mmullins98 wrote:

Then every time you update your POI files you have to convert and input the numbers again.

But, only for updated POI files

Across runs of POI Loader

Are you saying that 2.5.3 remembers proximity distances across runs of POILoader
or
within one run, across POI files?[/quote]

It remembers certain proximity numbers. I haven't yet figured out what is the common factor in which ones it remembers.

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malc77 wrote: Hi- Probably a

malc77 wrote:

Hi- Probably a dumb question! How can I get Garmins POI Loader 2.6.1.0 to remember the Distance settings when I use it in Manual mode - so I don't have to input the whole lot again next time I use it. Please make it simple!
Many thanks,

There are a number of techniques that will make your plight a little easier.

Probably the best would be the previous suggestion of using a .gpx editor (multiple kinds) and placing your distance variable in that program and then when the file appears when you are using POI Loader, the distance will be automatically included and you can 'skip' over that file during the processing.

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ALSO
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You could use the 'Distance in File Name Technique' which I discuss in several of my articles including:

===BUT I WANT BOTH SPEED AND DISTANCE IN AN ALERT - Can This Be Accomplished Using .CSV
Custom POI pg 3

===THE SECRET (?) SPEED NUMBERS THEY DIDN'T TELL YOU ABOUT - Surprise Settings and How To Take Advantage of Them
Custom POI pg 4

===THE 'PROXEMICS' OF THE TourGuide - Hakuna Matata! The Circle Of ... Alert
Custom POI pg 4

===CRACKING THE CRACKER BARREL CODE - The TourGuide Sez It's Lunchtime
Custom POI page 6

===AN ALTERNATE TECHNIQUE FOR PLACING CUSTOM POIs IN YOUR NÜVI - Employing A Little Used Method
Custom POI page 6

With this technique you include a number (>124 or >199 metric) in the file name to remind you of the distance setting when you are doing manual processing with POI Loader

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You could use the slightly advanced technique, but easy, of creating .gpi files with will eventually rest in the POI folder of your nüvi. Then you wont have to process them again each time you use your POI loader for other Custom POI additions or updates.

The technique's working is covered in the article:

===AN ALTERNATE TECHNIQUE FOR PLACING CUSTOM POIs IN YOUR NÜVI - Employing A Little Used Method
Custom POI page 6

The technique is also discussed in a variety of other articles on the website, but you may find that this will be enough.

I use this technique most of the time as it is quite easy once you get the hang of it, it doesn't get in the way of future POI Loader tasks, you don't have to keep on re-processing the file time after time, if I need to make changes and additions it is easy to do.

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