The Whole Enchilada Tip of the day

 

If you enjoy eating and not just because you have to here is my tip of the day.

When embarking on a long trip I download several food related files from POI Factory, like Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, The best Thing I ever Ate and don’t forget the list from restaurants you like, Mexican, Oriental, Italian etc.

Then using EPE I merge all the food files recently downloaded and then save this big file, I name mine the TheWholeEnchilada.csv or gpx your choice and place it in a folder, give the folder and file a name that appeals to you.

As you drive and lunch or dinner is approaching hit [Where to?] + [Extras] + [Custom POIs] + [The Whole Enchilada] and watch as you drive the restaurants begin to appear on the screen and as you continue to drive you can then choose from the scrolling list one of your liking, by doing it this way your bound to find one not far away from the highway you are traveling.

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This sounds great

I am going to do this. That is a great tip. I am always looking for places to eat even when we are not on a long trip!! grin

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Try This

flaco wrote:

If you enjoy eating and not just because you have to here is my tip of the day.

When embarking on a long trip I download several food related files from POI Factory, like Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, The best Thing I ever Ate and don’t forget the list from restaurants you like, Mexican, Oriental, Italian etc.

Then using EPE I merge all the food files recently downloaded and then save this big file, I name mine the TheWholeEnchilada.csv or gpx your choice and place it in a folder, give the folder and file a name that appeals to you.

As you drive and lunch or dinner is approaching hit [Where to?] + [Extras] + [Custom POIs] + [The Whole Enchilada] and watch as you drive the restaurants begin to appear on the screen and as you continue to drive you can then choose from the scrolling list one of your liking, by doing it this way your bound to find one not far away from the highway you are traveling.

Place all your food files in one sub-directory called "The Whole Enchilada". When loaded into your GPS they will appear as separate files in a sub-folder called "The Whole Enchilada". Then search by all food or by each file.

By doing it this way there is no need to spend time combining files, effectively giving you the same result.

This

Phillyguy has it right. Easier to update the individual files as well.

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Cuidado

flaco wrote:

If you enjoy eating and not just because you have to here is my tip of the day.

Take it from my experience: Don't enjoy eating too much, or you won't be "flaco" anymore! wink

Great Idea!

Thanks...

Spelling

I already have my folders set as stores, work stores, scenic routes, etc.

The one for food I just called Food since I just didn't know how to spell Enchilada! grin

Does this show I lack creativity?

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No, it means you need to learn how to spell 'Enchilada'. mrgreen

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my way or the highway

phillyguy19020 wrote:

By doing it this way there is no need to spend time combining files, effectively giving you the same result.

In order for my tip of the day to work the way I intended you have to do it the way I described it, any other way will not be Flaco's tip of the day.

Go back and re-read what I suggested, that is the only way "for all" the restaurants to be scrolling as you drive, your way only the selected file will be doing the scrolling, but that is no worth writing a tip since everyone is aware of that.

The key word is scrolling and not searching.

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just for the trip

Juggernaut wrote:

Phillyguy has it right. Easier to update the individual files as well.

I still keep the individual files so they can be updated regularly, "thewholeenchilada.csv" is only a temp file created before the trip so I can get the results I want of the "all the restaurants" scrolling as I drive.

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Extra work

I can see others jumping on your tip of the day Flaco.

Anyway, I'm not sure why you want to take this extra step.
I have all of my food files entered into its own "Restaurant" folder. When it gets loaded to the unit, I go to Extras/Custom POIS/Restaurants and all of the separate files are displayed by their name so I can choose a specific restaurant listings if I'm looking for a specific chain or mom & pop place. If I want it to scroll as you describe, including all of the restaurants in all of my files, I simply choose the top listing "All Categories". A somewhat misnamed title, but it includes the closest 50 places contained in all of the POI files I originally had.

IOW, my 1490T automatically does this tip of the day with no effort from me. As far as I can tell the tip is unnecessary. Sorry.

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I can't believe . . .

that I ate the WHOLE ENCHILADA!!! This is a good tip to use in your GPS.

still missing my point

rocknicehunter wrote:

I have all of my food files entered into its own "Restaurant" folder. When it gets loaded to the unit, I go to Extras/Custom POIS/Restaurants and all of the separate files are displayed by their name so I can choose a specific restaurant listings if I'm looking for a specific chain or mom & pop place.

1: I'm not interested in seeing the files in the restaurant folder since folders don’t scroll.

2: I'm not looking for specific restaurant category but the restaurants I'm approaching on my route from the files I merged.

3: It only takes a second to merge the files but if your way makes you happy by all mean forget my suggestion.

4: Next time I’ll write my tip in Spanish and maybe I don’t need to do so much explaining.

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You are the one missing the point

If you re-read my post you'll note the GPS does exactly what you want WITHOUT doing what you suggest. It gives you the scroll option you want automatically without combing the files manually.

I appreciate the idea of a tip of the day, but wouldn't it make more sense to provide tips that people can use instead of recreating what the GPS does all by itself?

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el que no ve el punto eres tu

rocknicehunter wrote:

If you re-read my post you'll note the GPS does exactly what you want WITHOUT doing what you suggest. It gives you the scroll option you want automatically without combing the files manually.

I appreciate the idea of a tip of the day, but wouldn't it make more sense to provide tips that people can use instead of recreating what the GPS does all by itself?

El GPSr no hace lo que yo digo, si te enseña los grupos pero no los restaurantes individuales de las listas que yo puse juntas usando EPE

No importa este será el ultimo consejo que yo escriba para gentes tan obtusas.

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The Whole Enchilada Tip of the day

flaco wrote:
phillyguy19020 wrote:

By doing it this way there is no need to spend time combining files, effectively giving you the same result.

In order for my tip of the day to work the way I intended you have to do it the way I described it, any other way will not be Flaco's tip of the day.

Go back and re-read what I suggested, that is the only way "for all" the restaurants to be scrolling as you drive, your way only the selected file will be doing the scrolling, but that is no worth writing a tip since everyone is aware of that.

The key word is scrolling and not searching.

Worked great, will be downloading more fast food and restaurant poi.

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Rocknicehunter's Whole Enchilada Tip of the Day

For those of you who are a little more acute than the original poster...

Most users on this site know that you can create category folders for your POI files. For instance, place all of the POI files you have into a folder name "Restaurants". Build the file to load onto your GPS using POI Loader as normal.

Once this file is loaded, to use your custom POIs press "Where To" then "Extras", "Custom POIs" and then the folder you created earlier "Restaurants"

Once you do this you will see all of your original POI files listed, for example, Best Thing I Ever Ate", Diners, "Drive-Ins & Dives", etc. This is nothing out of the ordinary. If you press any of those categories you will see just those restaurants listed in order of distance.

Now here's the change.
If you want to display a listing of ALL the restaurants contained within ALL of your poi files in the "Restaurant" category, at the very top of the listings is one titled "All Categories". Press that one. Your unit will then display ALL of the restaurants in order of distance.

So if you want to have a scrolling display of the closest restaurants, or any other category you have chosen, the closest 50 locations will be displayed and automatically update as you drive. In other words, you will see "The Whole Enchilada" of your restaurant POIs. This will work for any category of POI files you have on your unit, not just restaurants.

Of course tips often apply to one model or a group of models only, so this tip may not work for you. The tip must specify which brand/model it is for. This tip is for Garmin units only. I have no idea if other brands allow categorization of POI files.

Also, this tip is tested and works on the Garmin Nuvi 260 and Nuvi 1490T. It may or may not work on other units. I would suspect that this will work on all Garmin automotive units as new or newer than the 260.

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@Flaco

You are recreating the wheel (so to speak). As rocknicehunter states, the garmin already does it. I have mine labeled "Food" with sub categories of "Brueggers", Applebees", "Dennys", "DinersDrive-insDives","Mom & Pop Ice Cream", etc. After choosing "Food" I then choose "All categories" and get every single individual food establishment as I drive.

I would suggest that you try it before responding. You are taking an extra step that is not needed.

rocknicehunter wrote:

For those of you who are a little more acute than the original poster...

Most users on this site know that you can create category folders for your POI files. For instance, place all of the POI files you have into a folder name "Restaurants". Build the file to load onto your GPS using POI Loader as normal.

Once this file is loaded, to use your custom POIs press "Where To" then "Extras", "Custom POIs" and then the folder you created earlier "Restaurants"

Once you do this you will see all of your original POI files listed, for example, Best Thing I Ever Ate", Diners, "Drive-Ins & Dives", etc. This is nothing out of the ordinary. If you press any of those categories you will see just those restaurants listed in order of distance.

Now here's the change.
If you want to display a listing of ALL the restaurants contained within ALL of your poi files in the "Restaurant" category, at the very top of the listings is one titled "All Categories". Press that one. Your unit will then display ALL of the restaurants in order of distance.

So if you want to have a scrolling display of the closest restaurants, or any other category you have chosen, the closest 50 locations will be displayed and automatically update as you drive. In other words, you will see "The Whole Enchilada" of your restaurant POIs. This will work for any category of POI files you have on your unit, not just restaurants.

Of course tips often apply to one model or a group of models only, so this tip may not work for you. The tip must specify which brand/model it is for. This tip is for Garmin units only. I have no idea if other brands allow categorization of POI files.

Also, this tip is tested and works on the Garmin Nuvi 260 and Nuvi 1490T. It may or may not work on other units. I would suspect that this will work on all Garmin automotive units as new or newer than the 260.

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Nuvi 2460LMT.

Flaco's point

rocknicehunter wrote:

If you re-read my post you'll note the GPS does exactly what you want WITHOUT doing what you suggest. It gives you the scroll option you want automatically without combing the files manually.

I appreciate the idea of a tip of the day, but wouldn't it make more sense to provide tips that people can use instead of recreating what the GPS does all by itself?

Flaco's point is the names APPEAR ON THE MAP DISPLAY as he drives rather than in the search display.

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@ Flaco - Now I'm confused

Box Car wrote:
rocknicehunter wrote:

If you re-read my post you'll note the GPS does exactly what you want WITHOUT doing what you suggest. It gives you the scroll option you want automatically without combing the files manually.

I appreciate the idea of a tip of the day, but wouldn't it make more sense to provide tips that people can use instead of recreating what the GPS does all by itself?

Flaco's point is the names APPEAR ON THE MAP DISPLAY as he drives rather than in the search display.

Flaco's OP said
As you drive and lunch or dinner is approaching hit [Where to?] + [Extras] + [Custom POIs] + [The Whole Enchilada] and watch as you drive the restaurants begin to appear on the screen and as you continue to drive you can then choose from the scrolling list one of your liking, by doing it this way your bound to find one not far away from the highway you are traveling.

Flaco, what exactly did you mean? Appearing on the MAP or appearing on the Where To?

LOL

Box Car wrote:

Flaco's point is the names APPEAR ON THE MAP DISPLAY as he drives rather than in the search display.

Now an entirely new way to interpret the original post!

Hilarious

If you re-read what I wrote... Oh never mind.

Looking forward to the next TotD

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Thanks!

Thanks for the tip. I am visiting New York in a couple weeks. I will definitely try this.

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In support of flaco

phillyguy19020 wrote:

Place all your food files in one sub-directory called "The Whole Enchilada". When loaded into your GPS they will appear as separate files in a sub-folder called "The Whole Enchilada". Then search by all food or by each file.

By doing it this way there is no need to spend time combining files, effectively giving you the same result.

This may work for some GPS brands or some models within GPS brands, but in reviewing the manual for my TomTom GPS, I have found no mention of the ability to create sub-folders. Accordingly, for me flaco's idea is potentially a very useful tip.

(Having said this, I am now going to spend some time experimenting to see if my unit does have an undocumented capability to create sub-folders as you describe. I agree that IF it is possible to do so, this would be a more convenient way to achieve flaco's suggestion - which is a very useful idea regardless of which way it is accomplished, IMO.)

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thanks,

I will give a try.

EPE

Flaco,

I like the scolling concept and want to try it.
Question what is EPE?

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EPE

Flaco,

I like the scolling concept and want to try it.
Question what is EPE?

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It's these changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes Nothing remains quite the same With all of our running and all of our cunning If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane

EPE

Extra Poi Editor does many things to help us out with our custom pois. Here is one feature a lot of us use for alerts. http://www.poi-factory.com/node/28521 .Here is the thread on it http://www.poi-factory.com/node/28107

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