Camera downloads

 

Stupid newbie question of the day.

I downloaded both the redlight and speed cameras, the files went into their own individual file folders. I then used the Garmin POI Loader to install onto my 3490. It did not give me any options, did it automatically upload both files to my 3490 or is their a way that I have to manually choose folders to be transferred?

Thanks

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POI LOADER

Usually asks you if you want to remove old POIs and then needs to know location of new POI files. As it sees each one, it asks if you want to install it or ignore it. It also asks you for the distance for the alert to sound. You can retry it again and it won't hurt anything. Also, once installed it creates a single file on your GPS. There's a FAQ on this site that should answer all your questions.

how did you do it?

Puzzled, how were you able to download those two files if they are only accessible to active members with the windmills symbol?

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one option in POI Loader

One of the options in POI Loader is Manual. The program defaults to the recommended AUTO mode and this has to be manually selected and changed. Once you do that, you will be presented with the ability to assign either a distance or speed alert to individual files. The speed cameras have speed alerts built in, but the RLC file doesn't. It will default to a 1/4 mile, but you normally want something in the 5 - 600 foot range.

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@flaco

flaco wrote:

Puzzled, how were you able to download those two files if they are only accessible to active members with the windmills symbol?

An option is to pay a subscription fee.

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either way

Box Car wrote:
flaco wrote:

Puzzled, how were you able to download those two files if they are only accessible to active members with the windmills symbol?

An option is to pay a subscription fee.

It will show a windmill whether you pay or you earned.

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i don't think so

flaco wrote:
Box Car wrote:
flaco wrote:

Puzzled, how were you able to download those two files if they are only accessible to active members with the windmills symbol?

An option is to pay a subscription fee.

It will show a windmill whether you pay or you earned.

A Windmill gives you additional abilities besides non-subscription access to the camera files.

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I put both files in the same folder, as well as the .bmp's and .wav's. Works as advertised!

Try using the 'Manual' setting instead of the Express to create your own alert distances. I use 200 meters for the RLC, and 400 for the speed cams.

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Hey, you gotta read a bit

crn1967 wrote:

Stupid newbie question of the day.

I downloaded both the redlight and speed cameras, the files went into their own individual file folders. I then used the Garmin POI Loader to install onto my 3490. It did not give me any options, did it automatically upload both files to my 3490 or is their a way that I have to manually choose folders to be transferred?

Thanks

Right at the beginning after the 4th click in poi loader you'll get options like where the files are found and what you wanna name them below it will also give you option for express mode. Put that to manual

BTW, how did you get those files in the first place, you have only bin here for 6 hours 55 min?

From the faq page:
Nearly all of POI Factory's content is free, but enforcement camera locations are reserved for users who are currently helping support the web site.

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Try this FAQ

You must have run POI Loader in express mode and the Red Light Camera alert distance is the default 1320 feet. (1/4 mile) Alternately, you could run POI Loader in manual.

See this FAQ for manual or express mode and for suggestions on how to organize your POI folders on the PC because they will become categories in the GPS menu.

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/30728

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Selecting Folders during a POI Loader Session

crn1967 wrote:

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I downloaded both the redlight and speed cameras, the files went into their own individual file folders. I then used the Garmin POI Loader to install onto my 3490. It did not give me any options, did it automatically upload both files to my 3490 or is their a way that I have to manually choose folders to be transferred?

Thanks

You point POI Loader to a folder by providing a path to it on the third screen in the text box below the words "Please select the folder where the data files can be found:" Click on the Browse button to change the path.

If you direct POI Loader to the folder that contains the two camera folders, then Poi Loader will load the camera POIs from the files in both of the camera folders.

If you were to point POI Loader to one of the individual camera folders, then POI Loader will load only the POIs from the file in that folder. You would have to run POI Loader again to load the POIs from the other folder, and you would have to provide different names in the text box on third screen beside the words "Choose a name for the newly created custom POI file" during each run (available in version 2.6.0 or later).