Problem with "Campgrounds and RV Parks Combined"

 

I'm new to custom POIs and am having a problem with "Campgrounds and RV Parks Combined". When I use the Garmin POI loader to load this CVS file to my 1450 Nuvi, I get an error message that there is a problem with the second line of the file. I've successfully loaded several other CVS and GPX files to my nuvi, but this great list of campgrounds just won't go. Is there a problem with this file or am I doing something wrong???

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JPBMASS

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File problems

jpbmass wrote:

I'm new to custom POIs and am having a problem with "Campgrounds and RV Parks Combined". When I use the Garmin POI loader to load this CVS file to my 1450 Nuvi, I get an error message that there is a problem with the second line of the file. I've successfully loaded several other CVS and GPX files to my nuvi, but this great list of campgrounds just won't go. Is there a problem with this file or am I doing something wrong???

Contact the author of the file and let him know the problem so corrections can be made. Click the contact tab http://www.poi-factory.com/user/130944 and leave a message of the problem.

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

File seems OK

I just downloaded the .csv file from
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/17657

and I loaded it using POILoader without problems.

Why don't you delete that already downloaded .csv file and download it again?

It's The Gpx

He must be referring to the gpx file version from last week. I also had the error message from POILoader.

@jpbmass

Just go ahead and contact the author of the file and let him know the problem.This will prevent a problem to other members who may want to download the file. http://www.poi-factory.com/user/130944

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

Cockpit Error I Thinik

I did a couple of things and everything now works OK -- (1) I had two versions of the same file in my POI directory-- a CSV and a GPX (made from the CSV). I deleted the GPX. (2) Also, I had included an ampersand in the sub-directory name (Campgrounds & RV) where all my RV files are located -- I replaced the ampersand with an underline. Then, I reloaded the complete set of and everything worked just fine. Apparently the original source file is just fine. Thanks to everyone for the comments.
Jim

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JPBMASS

good for you.

And, we always appreciate knowing what the solution was.

John

Fixed...

Glad you got it fixed but I really wish it was illegal to call an RV park a "campground".

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Thank you for the update

jpbmass wrote:

I did a couple of things and everything now works OK -- (1) I had two versions of the same file in my POI directory-- a CSV and a GPX (made from the CSV). I deleted the GPX. (2) Also, I had included an ampersand in the sub-directory name (Campgrounds & RV) where all my RV files are located -- I replaced the ampersand with an underline. Then, I reloaded the complete set of and everything worked just fine. Apparently the original source file is just fine. Thanks to everyone for the comments.
Jim

I just saw your posts and since I maintain the file I think you are referring to, I also ran the tool to check for problems and just now ran POI loader using the download copy of the file, not my original and also saw no problems. Glad you were able to resolve it and all is working as advertised for you.

I do not publish a .gpx version of my file, I assume you converted the .csv to make one for yourself. Thank you for following up and letting us know you got it fixed.

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"There's no substitute for local knowledge" nüvi 750, nüvi 3597

I Thought

I thought he was referring to the Combined US Campgrounds gpx file by rivopom that was triggering the error message on POILoader. My bad.

RV Resorts

thrak wrote:

Glad you got it fixed but I really wish it was illegal to call an RV park a "campground".

What should also be illegal are some of the RV parks that call themselves "RV resorts". Some of these "resorts" look more like the places old RVs go to die...