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On my 1450 LMT I have the USA maps in the device. I also have the European maps on a micro sd card.

My problem is trying to load a POI csv file that contains both USA and Europe data. I attempted to load the file into my device. It seemed to load OK but when I try to navigate to one of the points in the USA I am unable to "GO" to the location. There is no green "GO" button-- just a screen showing a correct distance and time but is "grayed out". Should I load this combined file onto the card alone?

Using POI Loader I am able to load and use other csv files(in the USA) with no problems.

Thanks in advance.

Numerals?

In general, when the Go button is missing from a Custom POI, it's because the file name of csv or gpx file contains a numeral, i.e.:

Super8.csv won't offer a Go

SuperEight.csv will offer a Go

Could this be your problem?

Numerals

No, there is no numeral in the file name.

Thanks for the quick reply...................

What POI are you loading?

snake1mb wrote:

No, there is no numeral in the file name.

Thanks for the quick reply...................

Which POI(s) are you trying to load? There could be an error in the file.

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According to information on

According to information on Garmin's site:

Quote:

Why do I not have the option to press the go button on my device when viewing the details of a custom POI?

If you have loaded any custom POI's that are speed or red-light cameras, you will notice that you will not receive an option to hit 'Go' to those locations.

This is designed to operate this way. The custom POI locations for such cameras will start with a number, and if it starts with a number, the software will read it as speed or red-light cameras.

Such locations would not be selected as destinations to travel, but just areas to be alerted of, which is the reasoning behind this design.

--Source: http://www.poi-factory.com/node/32816 (originally posted by Charlesd45)

Check to see if your entries within the POI file have a number.

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Numerals

We can close this one. As CraigW first stated the problem is almost always a numeral in the file name. I looked at the folder I had created and said "no numeral there".... BUT when I looked at the actual crv file the name was xxxxxxxver08.csv.(duh).... Removing the ver 08 in the file name solved the problem.....Big Green Go botton now. Thanks to all...I am learning.

Clarifying

I think I understand what you are experiencing but I want to make sure.

You have used POI Loader to load a .csv file that has locations in both Europe and the USA. After the run of POI Loader that referenced this POI file, you got a message the "xxx" POI locations were successfully loaded.

After safely disconnecting your 1450, you tried to navigate to one of the new locations by
"Where To? > Extras > Custom POIs"
and then scrolling to, and touching, the name of the USA/Europe file. This action would show you the 50 locations closest (as the crow flies) to you (showing distance and map direction). You selected one of these locations and you got a screen that showed the name of the POI pointing to the location on a map, but your "Go!" button was "greyed out".

Not having a 1450, I do not know how at this point you would back up one screen to try another location, but I am assuming that you did that and got another greyed out "Go!" button - just trying to make sure it was not one particular location.

One think I might suggest for debugging purposes is to create new file with only one location in the USA and one location in Europe and try loading that file. You should be able to open the full file and copy and paste the two locations quite easily. You would then do a run of POI Loader that would load only 2 locations. We would be interested in those results.

Clarity needed when the solution has already been found?

I'm confused here. Why would the OP need to create a test POI for a problem that has already been solved?

Whether grayed out or non-existent, the "Go" button simply isn't usable in a situation like this. The only option available is the back button, which shows up regardless of the POI. While I should have remembered from personal experience that this wasn't necessary, I recommended he check out the individual entries to be on the safe side. However, as he notes, the actual file had a number in it. So your request, while reasonable, serves no purpose since the OP found where the problem was, fixed it, and has a working set of custom POIs on his 1450.

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My slow typing

Strephon_Alkhalikoi wrote:

I'm confused here. Why would the OP need to create a test POI for a problem that has already been solved?

At the time I wrote my post, the OP had stated that a number in the file was not the problem. Accepting his comment, I was trying to get more information from him. As a matter of fact, several people responded between his no number post and my post.

A simple misunderstanding

A simple misunderstanding then. Cool beans.

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OK

Strephon_Alkhalikoi wrote:

A simple misunderstanding then. Cool beans.

No problem.

In that post, I almost asked what a GPS does when the Where To? location is in the middle of a lake - say, on an island and a ferry is the only way there.

Should know the answer, but do not. What does happen?

What happens is this:

The GPS will take the ferry, regardless of the ferry setting in Avoidances.

A similar question was asked over a year ago and for my answer I used the example of Prince Edward Island. Someone, and I don't recall who, remarked that it was a perfect example of how the GPS can ignore Avoidance settings. Here's why.

There are two ways to get on or off the island: the Confederation Bridge at the Western end of the island, and the ferry at the Eastern end. If looking to save money getting on to the island you want to go onto the bridge because there is no charge for getting onto the island. However, once you're on the island, you have to pay to get off. There's a toll for the bridge, and the ferry has its fee.

Depending on your starting location on PEI, you'll either be routed to the ferry or the bridge to get off the island, regardless of the settings in Avoidances. For my test run I started in Charlottetown. Since that was closer to the ferry than the bridge the GPS routed me to the ferry. If I started in Summerside, the GPS would have routed me to the bridge.

However, as evidence that the GPS is only a machine that is to be used as a guide, it's actually less expensive to go via the bridge than to go by the ferry. Not only do you have the ferry fee, but the 100 series highways have tolls as well.

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True Island - no bridge, no ferry

Had to try it myself. There is a island near me that is in the middle of a river. The island is privately owned and can only be reached by boat or helicopter.

I created a POI file for it and loaded it to my 765T. I went into simulation and did a "set loc." near the island and then did a "Where To?" it. In my simulation, Jill said for me to "navigate off road" and showed my vehicle "driving on water".

Now that doesn't surprise me

Now that doesn't surprise me too much. It's a machine following its programming and will have you walk over water to get to your destination. Google is a bit tongue in cheek on this. Certain routes on Google Maps, such as San Francisco or Los Angeles to Tokyo will tell you to start swimming.

And then there is Mordor.

Type "The Shire" as your starting location and "Mordor" as your destination in Google Maps and watch what happens (Source: http://io9.com/5869812/lord-of-the-rings-google-easter-egg-w...)

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Interesting

Strephon_Alkhalikoi wrote:

Now that doesn't surprise me too much. It's a machine following its programming and will have you walk over water to get to your destination. Google is a bit tongue in cheek on this. Certain routes on Google Maps, such as San Francisco or Los Angeles to Tokyo will tell you to start swimming.

And then there is Mordor.

Type "The Shire" as your starting location and "Mordor" as your destination in Google Maps and watch what happens (Source: http://io9.com/5869812/lord-of-the-rings-google-easter-egg-w...)

I didn't realize the path to Mordor went through Seattle... grin

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