This is really weird.... I just used Google Earth to create 2 custom POIs. One was the location of my house, the other the location of a local traffic/speed camera.
I named one "house" and the other "speed_cam1".
The amazing thing is that when I select "Where To/My Locations/Custom POIs" and then click on "house" it just shows the address, *but* when I click on "speed_cam1" it shows below the address:
Now, how did it "know" to turn on the proximity alarm for this POI I created (which contains just long,lat,address) ???? Is it being smart, and keying off the "speed" and 'cam" part of the name I used?
ps. By the way, how would I set the distance/proximity alarm normally for a custom POI I create?
Take a look at the help file in POI Loader. It has a bunch of information about speed and proximity alerts.
POI Loader will interpret numbers in the POI filename as speed information.
POI Loader will interpret certain words in the file name (speed, redlight, etc) as an alert and will give it the default distance which can be changed using Manual Mode when loading.
By the way, how would I set the distance/proximity alarm normally for a custom POI I create?
When POI Loader sees various keywords such as "Redlight" in file names, it assigns a proximity alert of 400metres(1319ft) to every POI within the file. For speed-related alerts, it computes the distance required to give a 36 second warning (but never less than 400m).
Speed related alerts are triggered by the presence of numbers in the file name (and some key phrases), and also by the "@number" suffix for an individual POI - eg "Camera@30".
If you want fine control of the proximity distance, you can either use manual mode in POI Loader, or use 'gpx' format to define your alerts. Obviously, if you use manual mode, you will have to repeat the exercise, every time you re-load that file.
That's great info, thanks for helping out a newbie!
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