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Adding to POI or removing first?

 

I have a Rand McNally 5510 Tripmaker, but since it uses the same format as the Garmin, I thought I'd get a better chance at an answer here.
I loaded Passport America poi from here, but just got a newer version from the company's website. Question is, do I load the new one, or do I remove the old one first? Will it give me double info, or add to, or rewrite the old ones? The files do have different names. Thanks!

(How to remove the old one by the way?)

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.Removed need more research

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It should overwrite. But... neutral

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nüvi 3790T | nüvi 775T | Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, will make violent revolution inevitable ~ JFK

Basicly becomes your choice.

You could load both since they have different names. You will just have 2 files of the same data.
Mahoney does the one here and he is good at keeping it updated. In fact if you look at the download page he just updated it on 5-14-12. He used the PA site and has verified a lot of the locations to be correct.

The trouble we see with a company list is that they are mass geocoded and they are usually way off in the coordinates. My bet is the one on poi factory will be better.

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Nuvi 650 and 1350.

I think it depends on how you manage POIs

If the .gpi files have different names, then each will exist and you will have doubles.

If you load all your POI files with POI Loader in one shot, then all prior files will be overwritten by whatever you choose to upload at this particular time (unless you renamed the original .gpi file before this load).

Hope that helps

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Eliminating Double POI's

This works for me.

You can eliminate the double POI's but it will be time consuming.

Open the .csv file using Windows Excel.
Then do a sort on coordinates.
Print out the sorted file.

Do this to both .csv files and compare to identify the duplicate entries. Delete the duplicate entries
in either of the two files and save them both with the different file names.

Delete both POI files from your Nuvi, then use POI Loader to create new .gpi files and send them to your device. You will now have both files without duplicate entries.

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Nuvi 660 2460LMT Sold My 765T

Thanks

Thanks for asking this question JK, I have thought about this same thing myself.

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Why Excel?

muell9k wrote:

This works for me.

Open the .csv file using Windows Excel.
Then do a sort on coordinates.
Print out the sorted file.

Open the combined file in Extra_POI_Editor, and click on 'Find Duplicates'.

No sorting, printing, searching... S--t can the one with less information and move on. grin

A bonus: EPE will let you merge .csv and .gpx POI files to check for dupes.

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Striving to make the NYC Metro area project the best.

Good Point

camerabob wrote:

No sorting, printing, searching... S--t can the one with less information and move on. grin

A bonus: EPE will let you merge .csv and .gpx POI files to check for dupes.

That surely is a time saver, however, I interpreted jkconey's (OP) as indicating he had separate files and not merged.

I suppose he can merge the files with POILoader then use Extra POI Editor to remove the duplicates, that still would be faster than the method I described.

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Nuvi 660 2460LMT Sold My 765T

I actually believe

he is trying to figure out which is the better poi.
That's my opinion.

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Nuvi 650 and 1350.

OK I'll take your word for

OK I'll take your word for it. I have no experience with the creator, and most don't go back and edit stuff. Thanks!

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