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I have some POI's loaded on my memory card. I want them to alert when im in proximity. Do I have to go in and change all the filenames with the word "tourguide" in there somewhere?

Thanks

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Yes

poiflow wrote:

I have some POI's loaded on my memory card. I want them to alert when im in proximity. Do I have to go in and change all the filenames with the word "tourguide" in there somewhere?

Thanks

To get a "radius" alert (as opposed to an "along the road" alert), the name of the file must include the character string "TourGuide" (note the capital T and the capital G).

see http://www.poi-factory.com/node/36539
and http://www.poi-factory.com/node/8748

Short answer

poiflow wrote:

I have some POI's loaded on my memory card. I want them to alert when im in proximity. Do I have to go in and change all the filenames with the word "tourguide" in there somewhere?

Thanks

Yes

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Thanks for the help. Darn

Thanks for the help.

Darn it, i thought i got it, when using POI loader with a .gpx file, i pressed manual install then a screen came up saying something about proximity alerts so i checked that. Would that suffice or no? I can find out how to manually change or see the file names. On my memory card, there is only one file POI.gpi

Thanks for any help. I've been treading for hours trying ot figure this out, but getting closer!

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Duplicate post

Did you forget you already posted this question at 6:23am? It's better to post the same question ONCE. That way all the responses are gathered together.

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Lets work in this thread only

poiflow wrote:

Thanks for the help.

Darn it, i thought i got it, when using POI loader with a .gpx file, i pressed manual install then a screen came up saying something about proximity alerts so i checked that. Would that suffice or no? I can find out how to manually change or see the file names. On my memory card, there is only one file POI.gpi

Thanks for any help. I've been treading for hours trying ot figure this out, but getting closer!

I hope you will read one of the two threads that you started and give us some information about what you are trying to do.

The fact that you speak of a file called "poi.gpi" makes me think that you are using an older version of POI Loader. Older versions would not let you choose the name of the Garmin output file that was created after you had pointed POI Loader to a folder which contained POI Files (either .csv or .gpx format). Older POI Loader versions always created a file called "poi.gpi".

If this is the case then go get a new version at
http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=927

Tell us where you got the red light cameras file. If it came from poi-factory then you can load it in POI Loader "express" mode because the file itself has internal key phrases that create the alerts "along the route" as CraigW responded to you.

Thrashing around trying to make something work is often effective because we often learn more from our mistakes than from our successes. What lets you get specific help is saying what you are trying to accomplish and why. Plus, sometimes, those of us trying to provide help misunderstand the questions.

It sounds to me like you want to set "radius" alerts on red light cameras? If so, I think you will find it to be very distracting and quickly eliminate them.

Just to reiterate what has already been responded to you. If you want "radius" alerts, you must follow the procedures for TourGuides (notice the character string has a capital "T" and a capital "G"). Please not that the name of the output ".gpi" file will usually not have "TourGuide" in its name. The only time it would is when the name of the FOLDER containing the TourGuide files also has TourGuide somewhere in the FOLDER name.

Lots of people get thrown for a loop by the fact that POI Loader wants you to point to a "folder" so you cannot (at that point) see the "file" names contained within.

Stuff

jgermann wrote:

The fact that you speak of a file called "poi.gpi" makes me think that you are using an older version of POI Loader. Older versions would not let you choose the name of the Garmin output file that was created after you had pointed POI Loader to a folder which contained POI Files (either .csv or .gpx format). Older POI Loader versions always created a file called "poi.gpi".

Unless the folder on your PC is named "poi" My loader defaults to the name of the folder when it makes the gpi.

jgermann wrote:

Tell us where you got the red light cameras file. If it came from poi-factory then you can load it in POI Loader "express" mode because the file itself has internal key phrases that create the alerts "along the route" as CraigW responded to you.

The keyword Redlight in the file name causes the default alert.

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Correct you are

David King wrote:

Unless the folder on your PC is named "poi" My loader defaults to the name of the folder when it makes the gpi.

I am caught on that one. The FAQs suggest names like "MyPOIs" but one could easily use the singular "POI" as a folder name.

Yup

jgermann wrote:
David King wrote:

Unless the folder on your PC is named "poi" My loader defaults to the name of the folder when it makes the gpi.

I am caught on that one. The FAQs suggest names like "MyPOIs" but one could easily use the singular "POI" as a folder name.

Yes indeed. My computer folder has always been POI and my generated gpi files are POI.gpi. And here I thought POI.gpi was the Garmin-default name chosen by POI Loader--live and learn.

I could check but...

CraigW wrote:

Yes indeed. My computer folder has always been POI and my generated gpi files are POI.gpi. And here I thought POI.gpi was the Garmin-default name chosen by POI Loader--live and learn.

I could check but hope you will tell me.

The old POI Loader always created an output file called "poi.gpi" (all lower case) The newer POI Loaders let you input a name - defaulting to the name of the folder to which it is pointed.

If you now point POI Loader to a folder called POI, will the file in [garmin nuvi]:\Garmin\POI\ be POI.gpi (retaining the caps)?

CustomPOIs

This is what I use as my main directory name. It defaults as the name of the gpi when POILoader loads it. I use subfolders under that so that when I go to Where To? -> Extras -> CustomPOIs, I get categories of my POI files.

But, when I go to System -> Proximity Alerts, I only get CustomPOI as a selection. I would like to get individual files or categories here, but it would (probably) make me do POILoader for each file or subfolder. Too much work.

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Yes

jgermann wrote:
CraigW wrote:

Yes indeed. My computer folder has always been POI and my generated gpi files are POI.gpi. And here I thought POI.gpi was the Garmin-default name chosen by POI Loader--live and learn.

I could check but hope you will tell me.

The old POI Loader always created an output file called "poi.gpi" (all lower case) The newer POI Loaders let you input a name - defaulting to the name of the folder to which it is pointed.

If you now point POI Loader to a folder called POI, will the file in [garmin nuvi]:\Garmin\POI\ be POI.gpi (retaining the caps)?

Yes, my PC folder is POI (all caps) and my nuvi file is POI.gpi (UpperCaseName.LowerCaseExtension).

All or none

David King wrote:

This is what I use as my main directory name. It defaults as the name of the gpi when POILoader loads it. I use subfolders under that so that when I go to Where To? -> Extras -> CustomPOIs, I get categories of my POI files.

But, when I go to System -> Proximity Alerts, I only get CustomPOI as a selection. I would like to get individual files or categories here, but it would (probably) make me do POILoader for each file or subfolder. Too much work.

If you were to change your POI folder from "CustomPOI" to "MyPOIs" and then, after letting POI Loader delete all POIs, do a new load, you would still see "Pxoximity Alerts" had one check box and its name would still be "Custom POIs" (with space and plural). MyPOIs would not be a choice.

My GPI

Mine keeps the caps and the space
CSuper Files.gpi

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Heh!

jgermann wrote:

If you were to change your POI folder from "CustomPOI" to "MyPOIs" and then, after letting POI Loader delete all POIs, do a new load, you would still see "Pxoximity Alerts" had one check box and its name would still be "Custom POIs" (with space and plural). MyPOIs would not be a choice.

So I accidently named the folder with the Garmin alert default? Go Me!

That's funny..

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it was

CraigW wrote:

Yes indeed. My computer folder has always been POI and my generated gpi files are POI.gpi. And here I thought POI.gpi was the Garmin-default name chosen by POI Loader--live and learn.

It was until around version 2.7. I still have 2.5.6,slow as it is, it's really great for finding errors in CSV files as it tells you the last line correctly read.

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same file name

If you want an alert, just give the same file name to the .gpx, .jpg, and .wav. To alert when you approach anywhere within a radius, you must include the word "TourGuide" in the file names. Like "covered_bridge_TourGuide.gpx", "covered_bridge_TourGuide.jpg". Again, this will alert you within the specified number of feet in a radius. If you dont have TourGuide in the file name, then it will only alert when on the same road.

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