Are numbers allowed in POI .GPI file name?

 

Are numbers allowed in a POI .gpi file name as long as I don't use the "@" character (i.e., "POI 7-29-12"). I want to put a date tag but want to be sure the Garmin doesn't use numbers without the "@" character in the file name for some other purpose like set proximity alerts.

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Garmin Nuvi 350, v6.2, City Navigator North America NT 2012, City Navigator Europe NT v9

Numbers in the file name

Numbers in the file name will give you alert without the @ sign.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

No.

Short answer: No. Any number you put in a file will be read as an alert. You need to remember this also when you download a factory POI that has numbers in it. We've asked authors to change these, but not all have. If you do download any POI's with numbers, change it to a text numeral (i.e. 18 to eighteen)

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NUVI40 Kingsport TN

As already stated

No No No

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Nuvi 2460LMT.

Are you sure?

The OP asked if the .GPI file could have numbers. I know when the source files (.GPX and .CSV) have numbers POI Loader will interpret it as an implied speed alert. But I have never tried it with numbers in the .GPI file. I just tried loading all my POI's into a file named POI_25.GPI.. None of the source files have numbers and I did not manually specify any proximity or speed alerts. Just ran a simulation, and I am getting NO alert messages or sounds when passing my POI's. I am still getting the alerts on the explicitly set RLC and speed camera files, but nothing on the other POI files.

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra, Bosch Nyon

Numbers?

The OP asked if the .GPI file could have numbers. I know when the source files (.GPX and .CSV) have numbers POI Loader will interpret it as an implied speed alert.
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A question of clarification. If I number the way points (GPX) in a route in sequence does that mean I could get an audible alert for the way point?

Thx

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Nuvi 350 long gone, Nuvi 855LMT, Nuvi 2797LMT, SmartDrive 50 LMT-HD, 3790LMT now my daughters. Using Windows 10. DashCam A108C with GPS.

No.

Waypoints and routes are not custom POI's. This discussion is about Custom POI's loaded with POI Loader. Anyway, individual POI's can have numbers in their name, but if the file containing them has a number in its file name, POI Loader will make it an implied default speed alert for all POI's contained in the file.

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra, Bosch Nyon

Gracias

alandb wrote:

Waypoints and routes are not custom POI's. This discussion is about Custom POI's loaded with POI Loader. Anyway, individual POI's can have numbers in their name, but if the file containing them has a number in its file name, POI Loader will make it an implied default speed alert for all POI's contained in the file.

Thanks for the clarification. I appreciate it.

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Nuvi 350 long gone, Nuvi 855LMT, Nuvi 2797LMT, SmartDrive 50 LMT-HD, 3790LMT now my daughters. Using Windows 10. DashCam A108C with GPS.

Yes

viajero wrote:

Are numbers allowed in a POI .gpi file name as long as I don't use the "@" character (i.e., "POI 7-29-12"). I want to put a date tag but want to be sure the Garmin doesn't use numbers without the "@" character in the file name for some other purpose like set proximity alerts.

The correct answer is that numbers are indeed allowed in a POI name.

What is important is what happens when they are there; in some cases, they become alerts, in others, they can be used for other purposes. For example:

Speaking in "feet", numbers greater than 124 can be used for reminders.

Gary Hayman wrote:

You can use numbers of 125 and up in .csv file names provided you are using them as 'distance reminders' (or some other flag) when utilizing the Manual mode of POI Loader.

Acceptable:
(in file name) Ex: State Parks D5280.csv

http://home.comcast.net/~ghayman3/garmin.gps/pagepoi.04.htm

@viajero, try using 72912 (although I prefer 122907 YMD style because it sorts better).

Gary's quote

you cited is in reference to a .CSV file. It would also apply to .GPX source files processed by POI Loader. Viajero is asking about numbers in .GPI file names, and from my test on my nuvi 755T, the numbers in GPI file names have no special meaning or effect.

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra, Bosch Nyon

Making an assumption

Making an assumption that the .gpi name came from POI Loader which came from the default file name or the user entered name

Default name.

The newer versions of POI Loader have an explicit field for the output (.GPI) file name, which defaults to the name of the folder containing the source file(s), not to the name of an individual .GPX or .CSV file. So again, I don't think this name has any effect on alerts. I hadn't thought about this before the OP raised the question and I could be wrong. But that is what my simple test indicated.

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra, Bosch Nyon

I think you...

I think you are probably correct. I'll play with it.

Mea Culpa

I too missed the .gpi reference. shock

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NUVI40 Kingsport TN

WalMart and others

alandb wrote:

Waypoints and routes are not custom POI's. This discussion is about Custom POI's loaded with POI Loader. Anyway, individual POI's can have numbers in their name, but if the file containing them has a number in its file name, POI Loader will make it an implied default speed alert for all POI's contained in the file.

The Walmart file has each store number. No alerts.

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1490LMT 1450LMT 295w

Yes.

So I think that confirms my statement "individual POI's can have numbers in their name, ..." that you quoted. Thanks for providing a specific example.

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra, Bosch Nyon

and me also

David King wrote:

I too missed the .gpi reference. shock

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Nuvi 2460LMT.

Sound files

spokybob wrote:

The Walmart file has each store number. No alerts.

Pop-up alerts need a wav file. Could it be that there was no wav associated with the Walmart file?

When I load a file with a number it it, it always alerts on that number, if I have a sound file for it.

Remember this?
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/36817

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NUVI40 Kingsport TN

Getting Numb on Names Numbers

David, I think SpokyB is referring to numbers in the names of individual POI lines within the file, not the file name itself.

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra, Bosch Nyon

Ah

alandb wrote:

David, I think SpokyB is referring to numbers in the names of individual POI lines within the file, not the file name itself.

Ah. surprised

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NUVI40 Kingsport TN