Laziness (on my part)

 

I'm wondering if all you nice poi file maintainers and creators, could possibly keep your csv's and or Gpx files when you update them named the same as prior to the update.
Hmm.. doesn't sound right. Ok here's an example. The last time the walmart file was uploaded it was called Wal-Mart_United States & Canada.csv.
Yesterday an update was put on the site called
Walmart_United States & Canada.csv
This is just one I have mentioned, there are 3 or 4 that regularly get renamed or dates added. And not to be picking on donaldb530. I'm just plain lazy in my old age....smile

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Curious?

Speed2 wrote:

I'm wondering if all you nice poi file maintainers and creators, could possibly keep your csv's and or Gpx files when you update them named the same as prior to the update.
Hmm.. doesn't sound right. Ok here's an example. The last time the walmart file was uploaded it was called Wal-Mart_United States & Canada.csv.
Yesterday an update was put on the site called
Walmart_United States & Canada.csv
This is just one I have mentioned, there are 3 or 4 that regularly get renamed or dates added. And not to be picking on donaldb530. I'm just plain lazy in my old age....smile

Trying to figure out what it is you are saying? Is your point to keep the old files as well as the new updated ones???? WHY????

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No, he's asking for the file names not to change.

• Wal-Mart_United States & Canada.csv

• Walmart_United States & Canada.csv

Get it? wink

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Name change

In the case of the Rest Areas Combined POI file I change the name via the Version at every update. Usually there are 20-40 modifications to the file on an update and it allows me to keep track of changes I made . Some users send in info (sometimes very sketchy) with problems that have been corrected 3 versions ago. Allows me to keep track better with over 2200 locations to keep track of !
I have to change the name also to use it !

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Keeping the name

the same so you don't accidentally load both files makes sense.. Had that problem here, once..

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Personally, I don't care what the file maintainers name the file because I almost ALWAYS change the name to suit my purposes.

Different names

I routinely save as a different file name than the maintainer.
When downloading to my customPOI folder, I highlight the name that I am using. The download then saves to that name.

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ahh

Speed2 wrote:

I'm wondering if all you nice poi file maintainers and creators, could possibly keep your csv's and or Gpx files when you update them named the same as prior to the update.

Are you using the batch program that was written a few years back to handle your updates? I know it looks for a list of file names stored within its internal structure and with no match it won't download the update. But like MM, the file I download isn't necessarily the file name on my GPS units. The Wal-Mart file gets heavily massaged and reformatted then stored as simply Wal-Mart. The same with a lot of files I use so a name change doesn't bother me but I do try to keep the name of the files I post the same from revision to revision.

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simple Solution

I used to find this infurating.I have roughly 250 POI files downloaded from here. (trucker) Now here is what i do, click on save then find the folder that the old file is in, then click on the old file and when it asks to over write you say yes. that what the file name and BMP file are always the same name.

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Nope

Box Car wrote:

Are you using the batch program that was written a few years back to handle your updates? I know it looks for a list of file names stored within its internal structure and with no match it won't download the update. But like MM, the file I download isn't necessarily the file name on my GPS units. The Wal-Mart file gets heavily massaged and reformatted then stored as simply Wal-Mart. The same with a lot of files I use so a name change doesn't bother me but I do try to keep the name of the files I post the same from revision to revision.

All my updates get d/led to a temp directory automatically. I then copy each file separately, paste it into the appropriate folder on another drive. If it asks me to overwrite i'm happy. If not I gotta go in and delete the old csv or gpx and rename the new one, less hassle than renaming the bmp and wav all the time.

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It is, what it is

MrKenFL says he can't, and so be it. If you can keep the original file name I would appreciate it.

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Good One MrKenFL

MrKenFL wrote:

In the case of the Rest Areas Combined POI file I change the name via the Version at every update. Usually there are 20-40 modifications to the file on an update and it allows me to keep track of changes I made . Some users send in info (sometimes very sketchy) with problems that have been corrected 3 versions ago. Allows me to keep track better with over 2200 locations to keep track of !
I have to change the name also to use it !

In the case of Rest Areas and possibly some others it makes sense to put a version letter.

MrKenFL does a fantastic job on this file and the way he handles it makes lots of sense. However, in the case of Walmart, and similar files, it is best to try to maintain the same name. In this case, it may have been a typo.

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why

Speed2 wrote:

I'm wondering if all you nice poi file maintainers and creators, could possibly keep your csv's and or Gpx files when you update them named the same as prior to the update.
Hmm.. doesn't sound right. Ok here's an example. The last time the walmart file was uploaded it was called Wal-Mart_United States & Canada.csv.
Yesterday an update was put on the site called
Walmart_United States & Canada.csv
This is just one I have mentioned, there are 3 or 4 that regularly get renamed or dates added. And not to be picking on donaldb530. I'm just plain lazy in my old age....smile

don't know what browser you use to save, I usually us FireFox to download and it gives me the option of what name I want to save it to, no matter what the maintainer calls it I usually save it to the same name on my POI folder

Browser

IE works the same way

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lol

blake7mstr wrote:

don't know what browser you use to save, I usually us FireFox to download and it gives me the option of what name I want to save it to, no matter what the maintainer calls it I usually save it to the same name on my POI folder

So..in other words you go look to see what the csv or gpx files are called in your folder and you rename it before you save. If so, you actually spend more time than I do. I don't look to see if its the same. If I paste it and it doesn't overwrite then I know I need to go into the folder and rename the file. The point here is not how you d/l or with what, its that the file name changes from update to update, and some of them revert back again the following update Like I gave an example in the Walmart file which i'm sure was an oversight. It has bin called Wal-Mart_United States & Canada for the longest time, last update it became Walmart_United States & Canada. Just one example.

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@Speed2

If you select download from the site such as WalMart file.Example click gpx tab for Walmart download from Poi Factory. Once the next screen comes up locate the old Walmart file you have on your computer and click on it. It will say that file already exists do you want to replace it. Click yes and it will save the file at the name you already have it at. Now you may have a different method but I do all my updates from My Favorite File on the Poi Factory screen on right under your screen name.

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charlesd45 wrote:

If you select download from the site such as WalMart file.Example click gpx tab for Walmart download from Poi Factory. Once the next screen comes up locate the old Walmart file you have on your computer and click on it. It will say that file already exists do you want to replace it. Click yes and it will save the file at the name you already have it at. Now you may have a different method but I do all my updates from My Favorite File on the Poi Factory screen on right under your screen name.

Your right and that's what i do. Doesn't work though if the d/led file doesn't match the one you have one the puter

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It doesn't matter if the one

It doesn't matter if the one on Poi Factory matches the one on the computer. Once you follow the process I posted and you click on the one on the computer.It will be changed to that name you have on the computer. I have IE,Firefox and Chrome and all work that way.

Just to test it go to My Favorites File and pick any one of the files you update and click on it.
1. Screen will open up and click on the csv or gpx tab depending on the file type.
2.You will see the file name from Poi Factory at the bottom. On left side of screen locate your copy of the file. In my case I click documents,my pois then Walmart and click on it.
3.Then you will get the message file already exists and do you want to replace it.

Sound like you are going to a lot of extra steps to download them to one file then go back and get them out and then rename them.Not one of my files on the computer are named the same as Poi Factory . I took all the dashes and etc out to prevent mistakes.

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Thanks Charles

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Not one of my files on the computer are named the same as Poi Factory . I took all the dashes and etc out to prevent mistakes.

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POISync

charlesd45 wrote:

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Sound like you are going to a lot of extra steps to download them to one file then go back and get them out and then rename them.Not one of my files on the computer are named the same as Poi Factory . I took all the dashes and etc out to prevent mistakes.

I still have a copy of the batch Utility POISync (note that I can not find any place to download this utility currently)

I have a control file that contains my PC download location for each of the files in "My Favorite Files" that I am actually loading to my Nuvi. Since I often download some other POI files in order to help debug some problem another member is having, I periodically have to go to "My Favorite Files" and delete those not being loaded.

The control file has an entry for each of the files I want to download that has the name that I prefer for the file in the folder in which I want to place it. Like Charlie, I do not like dashes, version number, etc. More to the point, I want to simplify naming because I already have existing .bmp and .mp3/.wav files for most of them.

So, I use "My Favorite Files" to determine if there is any new POI File(s) that I want to load to my Nuvi since the last time I ran POISync (deleting those other files that were there because I was checking out some problem) - make any additions to the POISync control file and then let 'er rip. Voila! Everything downloaded and saved in my preferred names.

Same here

I keep mine the same, that way I don't have to rename the POI Icons to match so they load properly. It also makes it easier to just overwrite the file, instead of creating a new one and then having to delete the old one.

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More then one

If I want to keep more then one version of a file I copy it to a separate folder and just rename it after I upload it, adding the date to the file name. But then I usually don't keep multiple copies of a file anyway.

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