EPE Acting Up

 

Opening EPE and then clicking "Add New POI" and entering the necessary information on the "Address" field, when I hit "Geocoding", a popup message would say "The requested search did not return any relevant result". Huh? I'm not doing a search. After either clicking OK or just close the box and hit "Grab", a popup message that says "Run-time error 91: Object variable or With block variable not set" would appear". What the heck is going on? Yes, I've tried resetting EPE with the usual -reset thing, uninstalled and reinstalled, rebooted, even deleted the entire registry listing of EPE--nothing works! Has anyone encountered this type of problem with EPE? Btw, it was running fine earlier and am using Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.

Interesting

I got the same thing when I tried it.

Wonder if Google has changed something

I'll keep looking

Likely We will need Turbo

Coincidence? We think not...

I remember Turbo changed batch geocoding in EPE V5.23 to use geonames.com. However I think Google Maps is used to get longitude/latitude for the Add New POI dialog's geocoding button (circa 2009).

So this notice from Google Developers may be more than coincidental...

This document is intended for developers migrating to version 3 ("v3") of the Geocoding API. Version 2 ("v2") of the Geocoding API was officially deprecated on 8 March 2010 and has now been turned down. As of 9 September 2013 the v2 API will no longer work.

https://developers.google.com/maps/articles/geocodingupgrade

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What now?

Thanks guys for the response. I kind of suspected that Google had somehow got to do with it, but shrugged it off. It's when I used my other computer and laptop with EPE installed and the same thing happened that I was beginning to blame Google. Anyway, where do we go from here since Turbo is no longer around? EPE is still my preferred geocoding tool.

gPS visualizer

nats50 wrote:

Thanks guys for the response. I kind of suspected that Google had somehow got to do with it, but shrugged it off. It's when I used my other computer and laptop with EPE installed and the same thing happened that I was beginning to blame Google. Anyway, where do we go from here since Turbo is no longer around? EPE is still my preferred geocoding tool.

GPS Visualizer is a viable option, but you will need to verify the coordinates returned. Turbo coded EPE so it would only accept an address level return. GPS visualizer will return a coordinate that may or may not be in the same state let alone city or street.

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TPE - TomTom POI Editor

TomTom POI Editor (TPE) has an interface that is familiar for those of us using EPE. Using it to geocode addresses could be quite straightforward...

Since I acquired a TomTom recently, I've been using TPE to convert my Garmin custom POI files to TomTom OV2 format.

I just tested the POI Factory McDonalds CSV file with TPE. POIs can be viewed/edited in Google Maps. Move the pushpin to change the coordinates, just like EPE. Create a new POI, put the address in the Memo field, then click on Query Coordinates to geocode the address.

Have a look at a screenshot here: http://goo.gl/zJHQXh

Program webpage is here:
http://softop.tomtomusers.com/TomPoiEdr/

EDIT: When you're done geocoding with TPE, you can load the CSV file back into EPE and carry on... smile

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GPS Visualizer Was My Choice Before

nats50 wrote:

Thanks guys for the response. I kind of suspected that Google had somehow got to do with it, but shrugged it off. It's when I used my other computer and laptop with EPE installed and the same thing happened that I was beginning to blame Google. Anyway, where do we go from here since Turbo is no longer around? EPE is still my preferred geocoding tool.

Box Car wrote:

GPS Visualizer is a viable option, but you will need to verify the coordinates returned. Turbo coded EPE so it would only accept an address level return. GPS visualizer will return a coordinate that may or may not be in the same state let alone city or street.

I used GPS Visualizer before EPE. I used it to batch geocode dozens if not hundreds of addresses by just pasting them to the input field and hit start geocoding. I preferred Google over Yahoo for the source field. However, Google changed their policy of not allowing output in text format and just one address at a time. That's why I came to use EPE. I've tried other geocoding services or websites, but I think EPE suits me just fine. Oh well...

Mine Too

My EPE does the same thing & the reason I went to EPE was because of GPS Visualizer. Maybe Turbo CCC will fix this because this is all I use.

Turboccc status

bobinot wrote:

My EPE does the same thing & the reason I went to EPE was because of GPS Visualizer. Maybe Turbo CCC will fix this because this is all I use.

A thread discussing turboccc's status:

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/39596

Now that sucks...

I just used it the beginning of this week. I saw the post and thought someone was smoking something good. I just went back in and tried and got the same result... Oh well, time to get accustomed to a new alternative. mad

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Just spitballing here, but maybe Jon or Angela could try to contact Turbo and inquire if he'd be willing to do an update to the program for a certain fee. Then they could set up a crowdfund and see if we could raise the money. If enough people contributed a dollar or two we might be able to convince him!

Other programs

Does anybody have any suggestion besides the one above, I didn't care for it?

Like

GadgetGuy2008 wrote:

Just spitballing here, but maybe Jon or Angela could try to contact Turbo and inquire if he'd be willing to do an update to the program for a certain fee. Then they could set up a crowdfund and see if we could raise the money. If enough people contributed a dollar or two we might be able to convince him!

That's a great idea. Think of how much chocolate Turbo could buy.

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I'm willing

I be willing & I guarantee you that it wouldn't be a dollar or two.

A Nice Alternative For Batch Geocoding

I found this site which I could probably use for simple geocoding or batch geocoding.

http://www.findlatitudeandlongitude.com/batch-geocode/

Just tried EPE seems to be

Just tried EPE seems to be working okay now.

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All the worlds indeed a stage and we are merely players. Rush

Not For Me

d-moo70 wrote:

Just tried EPE seems to be working okay now.

I don't know what you were doing, but what is not working for me at least is when you "Add New Poi", fill in the "Address" field then hit "Geocoding". According to WAASup, Google changed the API version to 3 from 2.

Still

I just tried mine still not geocoding.

I see

nats50 wrote:
d-moo70 wrote:

Just tried EPE seems to be working okay now.

I don't know what you were doing, but what is not working for me at least is when you "Add New Poi", fill in the "Address" field then hit "Geocoding". According to WAASup, Google changed the API version to 3 from 2.

I see when the problem started, I couldn't even get the map to load when I opened up a file to work on it. now it does, but as you say and I just tried it still wont geocode.

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Mine does not work either

If you open a file and move the pointer you can get new coordinates, but you can not geocode a new address.

Bummer. I really liked that program for all my work on my poi's.

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Glad I looked here first before banging head on wall

nats50 wrote:

Opening EPE and then clicking "Add New POI" and entering the necessary information on the "Address" field, when I hit "Geocoding", a popup message would say "The requested search did not return any relevant result" ...

After reading this thread, I also think this is something Google did on a recent update. I tried removing and re-installing EPE and Google Earth to no avail and then tried this on another machine with a fresh copy of XP and also a Win7 machine with the same results.

This definitely kills the advantage of being able to use the geocode function built into EPE. For now, I paste the address into Google Maps, right click "What's here?" on my desired point and then copy the coordinates back to EPE.

Hopefully if possible, Turbo will find the time to fix whatever broke his great tool that so many of us use.

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Same thing

Very good timing to find this thread as I had this problem yesterday when I was trying to update a file.

I liked this software and very much hope the developer will find some time to update it.

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We have to find the developer. AKA Turbocc

rodeophoto wrote:

Very good timing to find this thread as I had this problem yesterday when I was trying to update a file.

I liked this software and very much hope the developer will find some time to update it.

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Turbo please help us

pwohlrab wrote:
rodeophoto wrote:

Very good timing to find this thread as I had this problem yesterday when I was trying to update a file.

I liked this software and very much hope the developer will find some time to update it.

Thanks in advance

We need turboccc back.He

We need turboccc back.He contributed a lot to this site.

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Uncertain

I've never geocoded before. I just downloaded EPE and have read through the help threads, resetting EPE. I've followed the directions in my downloaded HELP file for EPE, and I'm having the same problem as expressed in this thread: EPE is not working.

Just to be sure, IS THERE NO WORKAROUND?

If not, I have a TomTom. Does the TT POI editor have proximity? That is all I really need so I am not adding duplicate locations...

Thanks in advance for the help.

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Amazing GPS: I once was lost but now am found.

no fix

Vito wrote:

I've never geocoded before. I just downloaded EPE and have read through the help threads, resetting EPE. I've followed the directions in my downloaded HELP file for EPE, and I'm having the same problem as expressed in this thread: EPE is not working.

Just to be sure, IS THERE NO WORKAROUND?

If not, I have a TomTom. Does the TT POI editor have proximity? That is all I really need so I am not adding duplicate locations...

Thanks in advance for the help.

EPE uses a procedural call to get the decimal coordinates from Google which Google has stopped allowing. Until TurboCCC either releases the source code for EPE or fixes the problem by replacing the outdated code it will not geocode.

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Thanks

Well that clears it up. I just downloaded the TT POI editor.

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Amazing GPS: I once was lost but now am found.

EPE v5.35 released

The geocoding problem is now fixed with the release of V5.35. Thanks, Turbo!

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Back to Normal

As WAASup said, Turbo just updated EPE and business as usual! wink

Thanks WaaSup

My EPE is working again.