Gps worked fine. We have driven the same route for 37 years. The big intersections are always changing signs and lanes. This helps. Using a Garmin nuvi 255, about 5 years old. Could never plan the pit stops (rest areas). So just to have a change I bought a garmin 2595 lifetime maps. Then I found you people. No more asking where is the next bathroom? Downloaded Cracker Barrel, rest areas and will keep unloading. I am not up on csv etc.
You found a great place for all things that are GPS related. After you have been a member for a while you will get a windmill next to your name. Then take a look at the Red Light Camera Alert file. That comes in handy when in Florida.
The red light camera file is my favorite file, this is a definite plus to be added to a GPS. I agree with Spokybob about the red light camera file in Florida, I travel to Orlando at least 3 times a year from Illinois and this file is very helpful in the Orlando area.
Agreed. Especially since here in Orlando they got caught shortening the yellow on the intersections with cameras...
Npt looking forward to the cold drive but GPS will keep me on track and downloaded pois from this great site will keep me informed.
This is a community of GPS users that is always glad to help.
There are many FAQs that you can find on the site to help you. Upper right corner, just click on FAQ.
There are no stupid questions, so don't be afraid to ask for help, even if you didn't find the answer on the FAQs.
I would suggest that you include the make and model of your GPS, in the signature part of your POI Factory Profile profile. It will help people to know what GPS you have when you ask any questions.
I notice you are what is referred to as a lurker in that you sign in and read messages but don't necessarily contribute to the discussions. Not that that's bad, but let me give you a little information about the different file formats for the POI files as you stated you are "not up on CSV, etc." Simply put and using automobiles as a tool for comparison, a CSV file would be a Chevrolet - in all it's various models. A CSV runs from a very basic file giving just the coordinates, and a name to including a description of the point. It's the description field that makes a CSV most useful. Some just contain basic information about the point and may include the street address, city, state, phone and zip code to a complete review of the items served at say a restaurant to the hours of operation. What you can't do with a CSV is include proximity alert information or have the unit use your connected cell phone to dial a phone number. For that, you need to use a GPX file in your 2595.
There are advantages to a CSV in that the file is easily read by a human as it is simply a formatted plain text file while the GPX is built using HTML codes to identify the various elements. Because of the HTML encoding, a GPX file for a set of POI is much larger but is essentially the same size after processing with POI Loader. The advantage is GPX allows you to use more of the capabilities of your unit while giving the file creator more latitude in how that information is displayed. That make a GPX file more like the various models of a Cadillac. Both are GM products, but they are totally different in the experience of the user in this case. Bottom line, load the version of a file you want remembering a GPX will allow your unit to use Bluetooth to dial the hotel or restaurant while CSV won't.
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