poi loader removes pois

 

When adding a poi with the loader all previously loaded pois are removed so you would have to reload everyone that you had, please let me know if this is right, also in manual mode do you set both speed and distance I have a 2360 and haven't yet succeeded in having this work right.
I have been emptying the poi file on the gps on the computer and restarting the process each time.

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Frank T

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Yes, with POI Loader you need to upload every file each time you update just one file... nature of the beast.

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone6 + Navigon*

Alert

Frank T wrote:

When adding a poi with the loader all previously loaded pois are removed so you would have to reload everyone that you had, please let me know if this is right, also in manual mode do you set both speed and distance I have a 2360 and haven't yet succeeded in having this work right.
I have been emptying the poi file on the gps on the computer and restarting the process each time.

This is stright from POILoader help on manual mode.

To load POIs using Manual mode:

Turn on your Garmin GPS device and connect it to your computer. If you are using a card reader, connect it to your computer.

Open POI Loader and click Next.

Make sure the appropriate device appears in the Device field. If not, click Find Device. If you have multiple devices connected to your computer, select the device you want from the drop-down list.

Click Next.

Select "Install new custom POI's onto your device."

Select the directory where the data files can be found. POI Loader detects all .csv and .gpx data files within that directory. If you have data files saved in additional directories listed under the main directory, POI Loader creates subcategories for those Custom POI files when they are loaded onto your unit. For example, if the main directory contains additional directories called "Food", "Resorts", and "Stores", POI Loader creates subcategories called Food, Resorts, and Stores on your unit.

Select the appropriate units for distance and speed (Feet and MPH or Meters and KPH).

NOTE: POI Loader uses these units to interpret the data within the data files. If you select units that are different from the units used in the data files, your speed alerts will not be accurate.

Select Manual and then click Next.

Adjust the settings for each individual data file:

If you want to ignore certain files, check "Ignore this file?".

If the file contains proximity alert points, check the appropriate box.

Select alert settings:

To set a speed alert, click Alert when speed is greater than the Alert Speed and enter the speed at which you want to receive an alert.

To set a proximity alert, click Alert when you get close to a point and enter the distance you want.

Click Next.

Repeat Steps 8–9 for each data file you want to load. After you choose the alert settings for all data files, POI Loader installs the POIs on your device.

NOTE: This replaces any existing Custom POIs installed on your device.

Click Finish.

See also http://www.poi-factory.com/node/25721 for custom pois.

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

Set Up Subdirectories on SD Card

I load my POIs to an SD card, that is setup with a number of subdirectories.

1.In my case the sd shows as E Drive.
Setup the first subdirectory as E:/Garmin/POI or F:/Garmin/POI etc. depending on your computer. If you look at the GPS Unit directly, you will see that this is exactly the way the Garmin shows when connected to the computer.

2. Then set a series of secondary subdirectories, such as:
E:/Garmin/POI/Red Light
E:/Garmin/POI/Rest Areas
E:/Garmin/POI/Hotels

3. Make up the same subdirectories on your hard drive, where you store your POIs.

4. Sort your POIs into the appropriate subdirectories.

5. Load your POIs in manual mode, on the second POI Loader screen and you will be given the selection of Garmn Device or Computer. Select Computer.

6. On the next screen, it will ask to select folder to store POIs and then browse your SD card and find the directory that you are loading to, such as E:/Garmin/POI/Hotels

7. Next Screen browse your hard drive and go to the Hotels subdirectory on your hard drive.
The first time it will setup a GPI file called Hotels.gpi.

8. The second time it will tell you that Hotels.gpi already exists and ask if you want to overwrite it. Select Yes and it will then ask you file by file if you want to load or ignore each file in the hard drive's Hotels subdirectory.

9. You will still have to select and load each POI file, but the number of files will be much smaller.

To save time with Proximity Alerts, use Easy POI Editor. Go to Edit-Replace Field. Select Proximity and enter Prox distance. Click Replace all.

This will put the Prox distance into all locations in that file automatically and you will not have to do this step when you're loading the files with POI loader. That way you also don't forget to load the distance as I used to do on occasion in the past.

Hope this helps.

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NUVI2555LMT, NUVI350

Thank you this is exactly what I needed!

For my kenwood garmin built-in.

What I do not like

The program does it's job well, but if your like me and you want to delete your poi's before you add all the new ones, which one should do anyways, overwriting can cause grief, you really can't do that so you gotta do them all but that's ok. New paragraph

Using the poi loader to delete your poi's is not handy cause you have to close it and then reopen it to reload. Can't have multiples running either. Be nice not having to do that.
One can do it manually also.

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2 DriveSmart 65's - We do not live in Igloo's and do not all ride to work on snow mobiles.

Don't Understand The Problem

Speed2 wrote:

The program does it's job well, but if your like me and you want to delete your poi's before you add all the new ones, which one should do anyways, overwriting can cause grief, you really can't do that so you gotta do them all but that's ok. New paragraph

Using the poi loader to delete your poi's is not handy cause you have to close it and then reopen it to reload. Can't have multiples running either. Be nice not having to do that.
One can do it manually also.

I've not had any problem with letting POI Loader overwrite the files. I don't have more than about 20 POIs at one time and that might be why it's always worked for me.

I also have these in 5 or 6 different gpi files. As a result, I have less than 10 POIs in any gpi in most cases and as few as 1 or 2 in some cases.

What are the problems associated wth not deleting first? I'd appreciate your feedback on this.

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NUVI2555LMT, NUVI350

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GPSgeek wrote:

What are the problems associated wth not deleting first? I'd appreciate your feedback on this.

I have quite a few of poi's 236 files and 53 folders worth.
I'm not saying you will have an issue, i've heard of poi loader getting confused with overwriting. For example if one were to delete a poi file of the hard drive and then went and updated other files poi loader would load from your hard drive but it doesn't see the file you deleted but its still left on the gps because you did not delete any of it. I've just heard in here that some people have had issues, poi loader renaming and double file sizes and two files instead of one. Doesn't take any extra poi loading time to delete the stuff anyways. Never actually tried it, like i said its no extra time to delete them all so i do.

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2 DriveSmart 65's - We do not live in Igloo's and do not all ride to work on snow mobiles.

POI Loader clarification

Frank T wrote:

When adding a poi with the loader all previously loaded pois are removed so you would have to reload everyone that you had, please let me know if this is right, also in manual mode do you set both speed and distance I have a 2360 and haven't yet succeeded in having this work right.
I have been emptying the poi file on the gps on the computer and restarting the process each time.

At one time in the past, when POILoader ran, it would overwrite the poi.gpi file that it created in its previous run. If one wanted to retain a .gpi file, the technique was to rename it to something other than poi.gpi (say, starbucks.gpi). You could have as many .gpi file as you wanted and still can.

The latest versions of POI Loader (notice the space) allow the user to choose the name of the .gpi file that it is about to create. Obviously, if you choose the same name as the last run, that file will be overwritten (and you get no notice that such will happen).

You cannot set both speed and distance in a typical run of POI Loader.

Still going crazy pois don't show

I have used the POI Loader many times it loads OK 2360 shows custom POIs when I click on them they all show up in a list, when I drive nothing shows I have manualy set the distance at 5280 then 7920 still nothing. There must be a simple step that I am missing to active the custom POIs my alerts are enabled when I click on that the Custom POIs shows with a green check in the box then I hit save what else is there?

Thanks for your help

Just thought I have a 2720 will try to load to that unit also

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Frank T

From Garmin help.

Frank T wrote:

I have used the POI Loader many times it loads OK 2360 shows custom POIs when I click on them they all show up in a list, when I drive nothing shows I have manualy set the distance at 5280 then 7920 still nothing. There must be a simple step that I am missing to active the custom POIs my alerts are enabled when I click on that the Custom POIs shows with a green check in the box then I hit save what else is there?

Thanks for your help

Just thought I have a 2720 will try to load to that unit also

Why can't I see the custom POI icons on my device's map?

06/14/2012 Viewing custom POIs on the map will depend on the device and your display settings. Some devices might not see the custom POIs when viewing the map. Depending on the device, custom POIs can be found in the Where To? menu under either Extras or Categories.

Here are some steps to try to get the POIs to display:

Zoom in to around 300ft or closer. Check the map detail settings to make sure that the detail is set to highest on the device. For more information on changing the map detail level on your device, please refer to your device's owner's manual: https://support.garmin.com/support/manuals/searchManuals.fac...

With these settings and the right device, you should see the custom POIs display on the map. If you are still having trouble, try sending the POIs to the device again.

Will my automotive device display POI icons on the map?

07/16/2013 Most automotive devices will only display icons on the map for your saved Favorites or custom Points of Interest (POI) files that you may have installed. To view the custom POI icons, you will need to zoom in the map to 200 feet or closer. The preloaded points of interest (restaurants, hotels, attractions, etc.) will not display icons on the map if they are not also saved favorites.

The device will show the POI icons on the map when it has started moving or is in an active route.

POI icons will NOT display on the map if your map view is set to either North Up or Track Up.

The zumo 350, dezl 760, RV 760, and nuvi 2405, 2407, 2408, 2505, 2507, 2508, 2707, 2708, 3400, 3500, 3507, and 3508 series devices will only display POI icons when you have that map layer selected. For more information on map layers, view the article What are map layers and how do I use them on my automotive device?

Link referenced in article:

https://support.garmin.com/support/searchSupport/case.faces? caseId={69477cf0-cabc-11e0-cf56-000000000000}

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

Maybe I am expecting to much

I am not worried about the icons yet I thought that I could go down the highway either on a route or not and the distance alert wuld sound to tell me that I am coming upon a POI that I had installed such as Flying J, Cracker Barrel, Walmart or a low overpass. When I am on a route the map shows further out if the distance to the next turn is far away, would I have to keep changing the scale to come real close if so is there another brand of GPS that would do what I want.

Thank you for your support

on edit I never downloaded any icons just the pois and the alert sound and the sox program that shows up when the loader is almost done I just hit run each time it shows

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Frank T

@Frank T

Somewhat confused here. Can you clarify what the issue is? The way I read you is that the alert sounds aren't working, but it also looks like you are still looking for icons to show. Is it both issues?

Once we get a better clarification on what is "missing" then we can guide you better.

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Nuvi 2460LMT.

Sorry for the confusion

I was wondering if I needed icons loaded also for the alert sounds to work I didn't load any as of yet just the poi and the simplest alert sound for that poi,I am not looking for any icons to show just thought I would get the sound like Walmrt ahead and the distance.

Thanks

FRank T

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Frank T

No the icons not needed to

No the icons not needed to get the alerts.Did you follow the instructions here for the alerts? http://www.poi-factory.com/node/25730 .

Keep in mind that to get the along the road alert.It will depend on location of the coordinates.If to far off the road you are driving on the alert will not sound.

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

Could be far off the road

I checked the sox program per instructions OK the walmart just down the road from my home sits way back from the road do they use the building it self for the location or just the entrance to it or does it vary by location.

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Frank T

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The alerts are only going to sound if the actual POI location is within about 50 feet of the road.

If you look at the locations, you will see that some are set to be near the road (such as in the driveway). And some are on the actual building.

For the ones on the actual building, you likely will not get an alert especially for things such as WalMart where the building is a considerable distance from the road.

You would need to edit the file and move the locations to a point near the road if you want an alert. Or you would need to explore TourGuide alerts.

The coordinates vary from

The coordinates vary from file maintainer. Some use a exit,the building itself and road of travel. You can go to Google maps and put the coordinates in the search field.Then you can see the location. Using Google put latitude,longitude in that order.

Some users use TourGuide in the file name along with the wav file.Name the same except the extensions for a radius alert.Example

TourGuide Cracker Barrel.csv
TourGuide Cracker Barrel.wav

This comes in handy when driving down the interstate and something like Cracker Barrel located off on a side road.TourGuide set for 2 to 3 miles will make it happen. Just the regular along the route alert will not happen unless you have selected it as a go to.

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

Possible solution

I have read about the TourGuide alerts, first I will drive further and see if the alerts go offat different locations, then I wil explor TourGuide alerts, I will get back with the results

Thank you

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Frank T

Double check.

Frank T wrote:

I have read about the TourGuide alerts, first I will drive further and see if the alerts go offat different locations, then I wil explor TourGuide alerts, I will get back with the results

Thank you

Just to verify you do have alerts set. Select one of the single poi in the file that you are suppose to have alert for.Right before you touch go. You should see proximity alert info and the distance set. If not there the alert set up is wrong. This check will not work for TourGuide.

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

Getting there

I got my first result was on I95 getting near a rest area and a alert went off it wasn't the one thaat I downloaded for rest areas but something went off, I was shocked it played over and over again until I went past the area, coming back I changed the setting in the gps to single alert and it went off once. this is progress, the alert that I had downloaded was not a wav file is there one for a restarea? To Charlie I did open my custom poi file and clicked on a local Walmart and before pressing go didn't see any other thing available such as the alert settings

Thanks for all the help

on edit found my alert problem and the restareas alert.

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Frank T

wav for rest stop.

This is the Rest area file you want on your GPS.Go to bottom of page and you will see the wav and bump for it.

On the Walmart file. If you use Poiloader in manual mode and set a distance for the alert. Right before you touch go you will see info for the alert and the distance for it. If not there the file is not set up correctly. As stated earlier if you have TourGuide in the file name.The alert information will not be there before you touch go.

Make sure you are using http://www.poi-factory.com/node/25721 for a guide.

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

also

charlesd45 wrote:

As stated earlier if you have TourGuide in the file name.

TourGuide files MUST have an audio file associated or they will not function as a TourGuide and provide a radial alert.

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POI

Ok I have been trying over and over to resolve this,but still I can not get the solution

I have use the poi loader to install the new poi and also remove the old one.

Now when I click on my garmin screen WHERE TO? then I scroll down on the icon EXTRAS I click there and it show me CUSTOM POIs and it show me a list of all the poi that I have install there even the old ones.

Now this is my Question

1) how do I CLEAR this list it must be a file that if I delete it would clear this list.

2) when I scroll down on the list I see some empty spaces with the comand CURRENT when I click on some of the current the only thing I see are number like

13

14

15

but if I select any of those number it say NO MACTHES found?

can someone please tell me what hey all mean and again how do I clear the list inside the EXTRA icon

Do this and then report

Driver 38 wrote:

Ok I have been trying over and over to resolve this,but still I can not get the solution

I have use the poi loader to install the new poi and also remove the old one.

Now when I click on my garmin screen WHERE TO? then I scroll down on the icon EXTRAS I click there and it show me CUSTOM POIs and it show me a list of all the poi that I have install there even the old ones.
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Attach your nuvi to your computer.

Run POI Loader (and make sure it is a current one)

On the 4th screen there will be two options
install new custom POIs onto your device
and
Remove all previously installed custom POIs from device

Select the second option and click next.

After POI Loader finishes, safely disconnect the Nuvi.

Fire up the nuvi and get to Extras > Custom POIs and there should be none.

If this is not the case, get back to us.

still there

YEs I have done remove all previous install custom poi but the list is still there when again I click on the Extra icon everything is still there. I even see older version of rest area and red and speed camera that I install year ago,Like I said it must be a file that if I delete it would clear the all list.I just like to know what is this file name.

custom pois

Driver 38 wrote:

YEs I have done remove all previous install custom poi but the list is still there when again I click on the Extra icon everything is still there. I even see older version of rest area and red and speed camera that I install year ago,Like I said it must be a file that if I delete it would clear the all list.I just like to know what is this file name.

Connect GPS to computer. Go to Garmin folder then poi folder. Inside the folder will be a gpi file. This is your custom poi files. The gpi file will have the name of the folder to the extension. Example my pois.gpi. Delete the file or files with the gpi extensions. Save a copy of any thing you delete

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

Still trying

Took a long ride today had the 2360 and 2720 both set up at the same time, I have changed the file folder, view to the advised settings, Results near a Pilot stop the 2720 went off with a ping no wav sound, the 2360 nothing near a rest area on I 95 they both went off with a ping, nothing from either when going by a Walmart or Cracker Barrel.also went by a Flying J which was in the same file with Pilot and that didn't go off, I have the correct sox file on the computer Program files, Garmin, POI file, I have to say that the screen on the 2720 with the red banner across the top of the screen and black letters was easy to read unlike the little white box with the very small letters on the 2360, not the same results both unloaded and loaded with the POI Loader.

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Frank T

Frank - let's back up

I tried to look at previous posts to see if you have answered some of the questions asked of you and done the things you were asked to do, but I am not clear as to what has happened.

So, can we back up a bit, please.

First we would like to know whether you have followed the instructions in
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/30393

If so, then you have eliminated problems that can be caused by double extensions.

Next, assuming you are on a PC, please verify that you have a folder on the root drive that is called "Program Files (x86)/Garmin/POI Loader" (note there is a space between the I and L).

Verify that you have downloaded the correct sox.exe from
http://www.poi-factory.com/images/csv/sox-14-0-1.zip
then unzipped the file and copied sox.exe into the
"Program Files (x86)/Garmin/POI Loader" folder.

If so, you likely have the proper versions on POI Loader and sox.

Now, please look at
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/25730

What I would suggest next is that you download ANY of the sound files from
http://www.poi-factory.com/gps-sounds

It doesn't matter right now which one as long as you remember what POI file you associate it with.

This will be a .mp3 file but use the instructions near the bottom of
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/25730
to learn how to convert it to a .wav file.

Now name that .wav file exactly like the name of the POI file you associate it with. For example, if the POI file is "Flying J and Pilot.csv" then the name of the wav file must be "Flying J and Pilot.wav".

The critical element to naming sound and icon files is that they must be IDENTICAL to the part of the POI file name to the left of the extension (well, my experience is that case does not matter but the characters including spaces must be the same)

OK - now you should probably use your computer to disable all of the .gpi files on your nuvi. I do this by changing the extension on each file in the POI folder from .gpi to .gpix.

At this point you have a clean slate. Run POI Loader in manual mode with any ONE POI file that has locations close to your home and go for a ride or do a simulation.

Song won't go away

jgermann thank you for the help I followed your instructions and loaded just Walmart it did go off but the sound was home on the range from
Gary Hayman's site which I tried, I cannot get rid of that song I have changed my poi file deleted everything related to poi in my 2360 ran a search of that song, any wav files and the My Home which it was supposed to be attached to it is still there and will not delete where is it hiding?

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Frank T

Progress

Frank T wrote:

jgermann thank you for the help I followed your instructions and loaded just Walmart it did go off but the sound was home on the range from
Gary Hayman's site which I tried, I cannot get rid of that song I have changed my poi file deleted everything related to poi in my 2360 ran a search of that song, any wav files and the My Home which it was supposed to be attached to it is still there and will not delete where is it hiding?

Frank - good for you.

One of the things I hope that we can do here at the Factory is to get at least one .wav file to be downloaded so that we will have a recognizable file for "getting started". Just recently someone had a .wav file that was "stereo" that took one of our members looking at it to decide that was what was keeping someone's "voice" from working .

I would suggest you first attach your 2360 to your computer and select the "Open folder to view files". When you get to Explorer, then read this post and my reply.
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/40987/#comment-341099

The only way a .wav file will play on your computer is to have it as part of a .gpi file.

So, what you need to do in our going back to basics path is to make sure there are NO .gpi files on the 2360.

I will be very interested what you find - by the way.

Then, create a new folder in the root directory of your computer and call it TestPOI. We will do this so that there is now question about what POI Loader will use as its input.

Into TestPOI, put your Walmart file (I assume it is a .csv) and also put your newly created .wav file. As I indicated in the earlier post, the characters to the left of the extensions must be the same.

Run POI Loader in manual mode with the desired distance and go for a test. Good Luck.

can you go over the root

can you go over the root directory part I have XP am not that good at this, I imagine you know that by now.

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Frank T

I do a 2 step, delete old

I do a 2 step, delete old POI's and then load new when I update RLC's. I've had dual POI's a few times so stated 2 stepping to be sure.

@Frank

Frank T wrote:

can you go over the root directory part I have XP am not that good at this, I imagine you know that by now.

If you go to Windows Explorer (and you can do this by holding down the "Windows" key while simultaneously pressing the "E" key), you will get a screen that will have things like MyComputer and MyNetworkPlaces (or perhaps Computer and Network).

Under Computer will likely be "Local Disk (C:)". If you expand this category, you will see all of the folders on your C: drive. One of these will be "Program Files". If you expand "Program Files", there will be a folder named "Garmin" and it will contain a folder called "POI Loader"
which is where you will find sox.exe.

Note to other readers: Above is on a XP system. for Win 7 or later, the folder will be Program Files (x86).

Frank, now click on "Local Disk (C:)" again. Then, move the cursor to a blank place in the right pane and right-click. This will give you a dialog box that has the option "New" near the bottom. Click on "New" and then click on "Folder". Give the folder the name "TestPOI" and hit enter.

Still have home on the range

one gpi file came up and I deleted it then reinstalled the Walmart gpx file with the wav alert went by Walmart and heard home on the range again, what do you think of a reset to the 2360 possible to get rid of that song. I also had deleted the Walmart file and downloaded it again in case the song was on my Computer file, another ? the POI file do you put the pois directly into the folder or make foldere named for each poi in the main Poi folder which I put on my desktop.

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Frank T

Let's try again

Frank T wrote:

one gpi file came up and I deleted it then reinstalled the Walmart gpx file with the wav alert went by Walmart and heard home on the range again, what do you think of a reset to the 2360 possible to get rid of that song. I also had deleted the Walmart file and downloaded it again in case the song was on my Computer file, another ? the POI file do you put the pois directly into the folder or make foldere named for each poi in the main Poi folder which I put on my desktop.

When you said one .gpi file came up, where was it?

You still have not found the .gpi file that has Hayman's wav file. So we will do two things to delete .gpi files.

First I want you to run POI Loader. On the fourth screen will be the choice to "Delete all previously loaded custom POIs...". Select this choice and let POI Loader do its thing.

Next, since the nuvi is still attached to your computer, we need to see if you might have inadvertently copied/moved some .gpi file into a folder on the nuvi. Bear with me because I am recollecting the XP operating system. As I recall, you need to hold down the "Windows" key while you press the "F" key. This brings up the "Find" dialog.

In the left pane, click on the "All files" and a new dialog will come up. in the file name box, put .gpi. I think you click a down arrow to the right of where to look and then at the bottom of that list will be a "browse" button that you can use to navigate to your nuvi drive. Select your nuvi drive and then search. If you find any file that ends in .gpi make a note of where it is. Then select any .gpi files and press the "F2" key to put yourself in edit mode - then the "End" key to get to the end of the file name - then type an "x" so that the extension now says .gpix. - hit enter to accept the change.

If you do both of these, then there should not be any .gpi file on your unit.

Now - just to be sure I suggest the TestPOI folder with a Walmart.csv file and a Walmart.wav file (and only these two files). I wrote how to do this several posts above.

Run POI Loader in manual mode pointing it to the TestPOI folder with whatever distance you want and load the Walmart file.

Please report.

It is working

I used the Loader to delete all POIs there were no gpi files showing when I searched, meanwhile Charlie sent me an e-mail to list what POIs I wanted he then sent back a POI file loaded with what I requested I loaded the file and went by Walmart no more Home on the Range instead a announcement Walmant ahead, can't wait to try the rest of them.

Thank You to everyone that helped solve my problems.

Frank T

on edit jgermann when I put a folder in local C named Test POI it didn't show up when wsing browse in Loader onle a few folders showed not Test POI

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Frank T

rename the files...

I just rename the .gpi files after uploading them. I have a bunch of them for different things. POI Loader will replace any file with the stock name but, if you simply rename them after uploading, they are safe. I don't bother with sub directories. I just keep them all in the same directory on the SD card and it works fine.

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Use a newer POI Loader

thrak wrote:

I just rename the .gpi files after uploading them. I have a bunch of them for different things. POI Loader will replace any file with the stock name but, if you simply rename them after uploading, they are safe. I don't bother with sub directories. I just keep them all in the same directory on the SD card and it works fine.

The early POILoader (no space) did indeed name each output file poi.gpi; the user was not given a choice. If you wanted to keep that .gpi file and do another run of POILoader, one solution was to rename poi.gpi to somethingelse.gpi, say.

The new POI Loader (note the space) lets us accept the name of the folder to which POI Loader is pointed, or type in any other desired name.

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