Rest Areas Combined questions

 

I downloaded RAC to my MacBook Pro, then to my nuvi 260w. I added a .bmp and a .wav file. On a recent trip to Indiana, the rest areas were not displayed. I went back to the file and renamed the .bmp and wav to match the .csv file exactly. I expect all will be well next time out, but...

My usual poi's around home don't display when the display is zoomed out past a certain level. When traveling on the Interstate system, I'm traveling at a speed that causes the display to zoom out automatically.

Will the rest areas display when I'm traveling at 65 mph?

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The icon will display

The icon you used for the rest areas will display when the alert triggers - at least it does on my 885.

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Does on both my units !

The Icon shows up when the alert goes off !
My alert goes off at 5500 ft. And it shows up !

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POI Loader

RobertFort wrote:

I downloaded RAC to my MacBook Pro, then to my nuvi 260w. I added a .bmp and a .wav file. On a recent trip to Indiana, the rest areas were not displayed. I went back to the file and renamed the .bmp and wav to match the .csv file exactly. I expect all will be well next time out, but...

My usual poi's around home don't display when the display is zoomed out past a certain level. When traveling on the Interstate system, I'm traveling at a speed that causes the display to zoom out automatically.

Will the rest areas display when I'm traveling at 65 mph?

Did you compile the *.csv file using Garmin's POILoader program and create *.gpi file to copy to your GPS? Did you manually set an alert distance? For the RAC file I like to use 10,560 feet (2 miles).

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Icons showing up

When I downloaded my rest area file from the POIFactory web site, I placed that file into a file folder. I then downloaded the ICON that I wanted to show up for that POI and also put it into the same file folder. Note, that Icon HAS to have EXACTLY the same name as the POI file. Then, when you MANUALLY load the files into your GPS, set the alert distance to anything you want (I happen to use 15000 feet / 3 miles so I can decide whether anyone needs to "rest" before we get to the exit). Then, your GPS will show the icon when you get within the specified distance. Also, unless you have also download a different audible alert, the GPS should also give a single "bong".

Ditto

sire1234 wrote:

When I downloaded my rest area file from the POIFactory web site, I placed that file into a file folder. I then downloaded the ICON that I wanted to show up for that POI and also put it into the same file folder. Note, that Icon HAS to have EXACTLY the same name as the POI file. Then, when you MANUALLY load the files into your GPS, set the alert distance to anything you want (I happen to use 15000 feet / 3 miles so I can decide whether anyone needs to "rest" before we get to the exit). Then, your GPS will show the icon when you get within the specified distance. Also, unless you have also download a different audible alert, the GPS should also give a single "bong".

Great choice. I'm another member of the 15,000-foot Alert Club for Rest Area POIs.

As with you, I get the icon to display when it appears on the map and also use a custom wav audio alert to avoid the "boing."