custom Points of Interest (POI) files with corresponding icon

 

I have loaded several Custom POI files and their corresponding Icons for each file into my Nuvi 2595.

When I approach the location of a specified POI, my GPS will display two identical icons near the same location. The icons are not at the same exact location but are near, or overlap each other.

I have checked the files for duplication, and I have also changed the shape of the custom icon to ensure that one of the icons was not from my Custom POI file and the other from the Garmin Nuvi category file.

Is one of the icons an advance warning Icon at a specified distance in advance of the actual location?

Thanks

Is it possible that you have

Is it possible that you have two of the POI files? Plug it in and take a look. And no, there's no advance warning you speak of.

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duplicate GPI files

You proably have two GPI files. Check for files ending in GPI stored on the device.

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Icons

In my little experience, I think it might be the icons which are part of the Garmin map and the POI icons that come with it.
But then I could be very wrong too.

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Some Questions

First question is whether or not you are traveling a "route" (ie. you used a Where To?) or whether you are just driving? AND - if traveling a "route" are you doing a "simulation"?

macleadv wrote:

I have loaded several Custom POI files and their corresponding Icons for each file into my Nuvi 2595.

I assume that you have made sure that you do not have double extensions and that the name of the Icon file has the identical character string of the POI file to the left of the extensions. Otherwise, the Icons would have to be from the built-in ones.

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When I approach the location of a specified POI, my GPS will display two identical icons near the same location. The icons are not at the same exact location but are near, or overlap each other.

One of the things I might do in such a situation is to attach the 2595 to my computer and then rename every .gpi file I found anywhere on the device to, say, .gpiold. Then I would repeat the drive where duplicate Icons appeared and see what happened then.

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I have checked the files for duplication, and I have also changed the shape of the custom icon to ensure that one of the icons was not from my Custom POI file and the other from the Garmin Nuvi category file.

You did not say specifically but I assume that when you changed the shape you were still getting two icons at each location with the new shape.

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Is one of the icons an advance warning Icon at a specified distance in advance of the actual location?

I assume that you did not run POI Loader in manual mode and set proximity alerts - so I would say no.

custom Points of Interest (POI) files with corresponding icon

The problem was corrected when I renamed the gpi file on my nuvi 2595, and then reloaded my Custom POI files onto the GPS using Garmin POI Loader.

Thanks for your help

Problem solved but an addition question

Thanks

I am wondering if I would have to rename the ".gpi file" every time I load a new Custom POI file?

POI Loader Version

Early versions of POI Loader ALWAYS created a file called poi.gpi - which meant that one had to load all the poi's at one time or do the trick of renaming poi.gpi to something else every time.

The latest version may be gotten from
http://www.garmin.com/support/collection.jsp?product=999-999...

This version asks you to "name" every run.

POI Loader file names

macleadv wrote:

I am wondering if I would have to rename the ".gpi file" every time I load a new Custom POI file?

For the past several years POI Loader has been creating a GPI file with the same name as the folder containing the files to be loaded to the device. As long as you do not change folder names every run will overwrite the existing file of the same name. Telling POI Loader to delete all GPI files will do just that. It will delete all files ending in GPI with the exception of certain Garmin supplied files. Those will remain as on the early DEZL units for truckers the breakdown file with all the shops was being deleted when POI Loader was told to delete all files.

The easiest solution is to use a single master folder with the different categories stored one level deep within the master. While some claim it is easier to have separate GPI files. it means you need to run POI Loader multiple times if you update more than one category.

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Likely Embedded Garmin POI

I get the same thing with the Rest Area Icons. The Icon Garmin includes with their embedded POI is the same as the one I use.

Also, Garmin likely has the location of the POI somewhat different than that used by the creator of a POI on POI Factory. That could be especially true of the Rest Area files, where POI Factory people generally use the start of the Rest Area ramp. Garmin might use to position of the Rest Area itself.

Try changing the Icon on one of the files, even if it's totally the wrong icon. Either that, or rename the icon, so that it doesn't download, with the POI.

p.s. If you don't mind a suggestion, add the model of all your GPS units as part of the signature in your account profile. That will tell everyone what you are using, in case it has some peculiarities that another user will know about.

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