red light alerts, and other poi's working together

 

Has anyone else had the following problem?.......

If I upload the red light camera file, my alerts for sheetz stores are gone, and vice versa, can someone tell me what the deal is?

Thanks,

Dave

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Every time you run POI Loader it replaces the poi.gpi file on your unit. You need to place all the POI files in the same main folder and keep them there. You can have subfolders under it and they will show up as categories. Then you will load ALL the POI files at the same time each time.

I feel stupid for asking,

I feel stupid for asking, but does the same thing also apply for custom icons? Will they also get deleted when I load up new POIs?

Maybe/Maybe not ;-)

kii123 wrote:

Does the same thing also apply for custom icons? Will they also get deleted when I load up new POIs?

When you run POI Loader, it assembles all the required files (mp3's, jpegs, bmps and the data from the gpx/csv file) into a single file POI.GPI on the Nüvi. So whatever it finds at the time you run it, replaces whatever was on the unit before.

If you have POI's that don't change often, you can rename POI.GPI to something else and keep as that a discrete unit. That way, the POI's contained within it will be unaffected by anything you load in the future.

For example - I have a complex collection of Speed Camera/Redlight/Mobile Speed and Proximity alerts, with their associated custom icons and mp3 warnings. There are just over 20000 POI's in total, that change roughly once a month. I tell POI Loader to build POI.GPI on an SD card, and then rename POI.GPI to Safety_Cameras.gpi. This file is then copied to my Nüvi and my Streetpilot - without affecting anything else that is already there.

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Maybe...

Hornbyp wrote:
kii123Does the same thing also apply for custom icons? Will they also get deleted when I load up new POIs?

When you run POI Loader, it assembles all the required files (mp3's, jpegs, bmps and the data from the gpx/csv file) into a single file POI.GPI on the Nüvi. So whatever it finds at the time you run it, replaces whatever was on the unit before.

If you have POI's that don't change often, you can rename POI.GPI to something else and keep as that a discrete unit. That way, the POI's contained within it will be unaffected by anything you load in the future. wrote:

I don't believe this can be done on the C330...etc. So really depends on your unit. Of course I've been wrong before and will be again. smile