Alert Distance in File Name

 

I understand if you put the word GATSO in the POI file name, the Garmin will alert for any points in that file.

It's said that you put a number after that, it will announce at a particular distance; and that's the part I'm not sure I understand.

If I want an alert to sound one mile before such a point, what number do I put in the file name?

I had no idea such a thing

I had no idea such a thing existed.
Is there any document about things like this that exists?
About all I have heard about is TourGuide

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What Number

I read this but am still not sure of what number to enter?!?!

https://www8.garmin.com/products/poiloader/creating-custom-p...

For 1 mile use 5280.I use

For 1 mile use 5280.

I use POILoader to set the distance, that way I don't have to change the POI file name when I download it from here.

And yes, I use TourGuide for things like Gas Stations. Things like the Rest Areas I set distance via POILOader.

BTW: I wonder what GATSO stands for?
Update, I found this: Gatso is the brand that Gatsometer BV use on their speed cameras and red light cameras.

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Alerts

RayHff wrote:

I understand if you put the word GATSO in the POI file name, the Garmin will alert for any points in that file.

It's said that you put a number after that, it will announce at a particular distance; and that's the part I'm not sure I understand.

If I want an alert to sound one mile before such a point, what number do I put in the file name?

If you pull up Poi Loader then select help.It will give lots of information on key words and speed numbers in file name.

Creating Custom POI Files

POI Loader determines whether or not a file contains speed and proximity alert points based on specific criteria. Use the following information to help you create Custom POI files:

If a file name contains a valid speed number or if all records in a file have speed encoded in the name, then all records in the file will include speed and proximity alerts. For example, a data file with the file name "Speed_30" generates speed alerts of 30 mph (or kph, depending on the type of units selected in POI Loader) for each POI in the file.

If the file name contains "redlight", POI Loader assumes all records in the file have proximity alerts with a distance of 400m/0.25 miles.

If a file contains "GATSO," "mobile," "SPECS," "safety," "speed," or "camera," but does not have a speed, POI Loader uses a default alert speed of 0, which means you will always be alerted. You can override this default value by entering the speed in Manual mode.

You can also enter speeds for each POI individually by adding the @ symbol and a number after the name of the POI. For example, a Custom POI named "Ridgeview@25" would create a POI named "Ridgeview" with a 25 mph speed alert.

POI Loader calculates proximity alert distance based on speed. You can enter proximity alert distance for individual Custom POIs in a .gpx file. You can also enter proximity alert distance for all Custom POIs in a data file using Manual mode.

See Understanding Speed and Proximity Alert Information also in Poi Loader help.

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That's a new one on me

They are only two ways that I know of to set alert distances. One is by putting the distance in the file name and the other is by using the word TourGuide in the file name along with a distance. Let me explain: If you use the distance in the file name; for example, BP_5280.csv it will alert at 5280 feet for the POI, if it is on the road you are traveling. However, if you use the word TourGuide in the file name; for example, TourGuide BP_5280.csv, it will alert you when you are in a 5280 foot radius of the particular POI. In other words, when using TourGuide in the file name, it will alert at a one mile circle of that particular location. All files have to be named the same with the exception of the extensions. See below for examples:
BP_5280.csv
BP_5280.wav
BP_5280.bmp
Using TourGuide:
TourGuide BP_5280.csv
TourGuide BP_5280.wav
TourGuide BP_5280.bmp
I think this is what you are trying to do. Do not use TourGuide excessively or it will drive you nuts because it will be going off constantly. I use TourGuide for only two POI's; Cracker Barrel and Captain D's. Be aware that you have to use the word TourGuide exactly as it is here. Also, you can use any number you want as long as it is in feet. For example, two miles would be 10560; no commas in the numbers. Also, when you use POI loader, if you do it manually, you will have to put 5280 or whatever distance you choose, in the alert distance box. I would also put your TourGuide files in a separate file. This makes them easier to separate from your other files. For example; TourGuide Gas Stations or whatever you want to name it. Just use TourGuide in the file title. I hope this helps.

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GATSO;

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I use EPE

KenSny wrote:

For 1 mile use 5280.

I use POILoader to set the distance, that way I don't have to change the POI file name when I download it from here.

And yes, I use TourGuide for things like Gas Stations. Things like the Rest Areas I set distance via POILOader.

BTW: I wonder what GATSO stands for?
Update, I found this: Gatso is the brand that Gatsometer BV use on their speed cameras and red light cameras.

I use Extra POI Editor. That way the alerts are in the file. POI loader means you have to set Everytime you reload the file.

Replace Field-Field Name-Proximity-New Field Value.

Then Replace All

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Learned something

phranc wrote:

GATSO; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gatso

New today.

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And you have to set it

To GPSgeek: And you have to set it everytime you download the file.

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Maddog67 Maybe I Need a Different Loader

To: maddog67

You are very close to fully answering my question.

As a test, I used a file titled TourGuide Dollar_Tree_1320.csv because I have a Dollar Tree store nearby to test it on.

Loaded the file with POI Loader on the automatic basis.

The GPS (a Garmin 2555LMT) recognizes the store location but when just driving by, it does not alert.

Do I need to use some other program to load my poi files? Or??

Maybe I'm wrong?

When you read the POI Loader Help by Garmin, this is what it says:

Creating Custom POI Files

Advanced users can create their own .csv and .gpx files that contain Custom POIs (points of interest) for use on compatible Garmin devices with MP3 players.

As far as I know MP3 has not been a feature in a Garmin GPS in a long time, so would that not indicate that it will NOT work in a newer Garmin GPS?

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Garmin 2555LMT

That answers it. It does not support MP3.

Thank you for taking time to advise.

However ...

RayHff wrote:

That answers it. It does not support MP3.

Thank you for taking time to advise.

your nuvi 2555LMT will play .WAV files for alerts, in spite of the fact that this capability is not mentioned in the POI Loader help files. Check out the POI Factory FAQ's regarding POI Loader alerts and .WAV files. Here is one to get you started: http://www.poi-factory.com/node/25730

Note that the above link is for using POI Loader on a Windows computer. The procedure is different for a Mac.

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Yup

alandb

I was aware of that. I also use .wav files to alert on certain POI's.

What I really was trying to do is use Tour Guide or something like it so that a I could just enter notification distance in the file name and automatically load all my POI's at once.

As it is, I can set up such alerts, but the POI's files must be loaded manually by POI Loader with each distance set as opposed to automatically loading everything at once.

Thanks for the note.

Clarification

maddog67 wrote:

... See below for examples:
BP_5280.csv
BP_5280.wav
BP_5280.bmp
Using TourGuide:
TourGuide BP_5280.csv
TourGuide BP_5280.wav
TourGuide BP_5280.bmp...
Be aware that you have to use the word TourGuide exactly as it is here.

Just to clarify: As maddog says, the exact word TourGuide is a must, but it doesn't have to be the first word in the file name. BP_5280_TourGuide would be just as correct, as would BP_TourGuide_5280.

Phil

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Alerts

As per GPSgeek posted above, use EPE . I use this method as well as other members. Just load the files you prefer for alerts to EPE, and set the alert for every poi at one time. Then use Poi Loader set to automatic . A lot faster then doing manual method and going through each category. See http://www.poi-factory.com/node/28521 .

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Note

On this page, Garmin indicates Tour Guides need be a gpx format only combined with a MP3.

https://www.garmin.com/us/maps/poiloader/tourguidesource

Until I become better read, I'll get by with csv and wav files with the POI set up.

Thank you all.

CSV

RayHff wrote:

On this page, Garmin indicates Tour Guides need be a gpx format only combined with a MP3.

https://www.garmin.com/us/maps/poiloader/tourguidesource

Until I become better read, I'll get by with csv and wav files with the POI set up.

Thank you all.

I use CSV files with TourGuide.

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And .wav files also.

KenSny wrote:
RayHff wrote:

On this page, Garmin indicates Tour Guides need be a gpx format only combined with a MP3.

https://www.garmin.com/us/maps/poiloader/tourguidesource

Until I become better read, I'll get by with csv and wav files with the POI set up.

Thank you all.

I use CSV files with TourGuide.

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And .wav files also.

KenSny wrote:
RayHff wrote:

On this page, Garmin indicates Tour Guides need be a gpx format only combined with a MP3.

https://www.garmin.com/us/maps/poiloader/tourguidesource

Until I become better read, I'll get by with csv and wav files with the POI set up.

Thank you all.

I use CSV files with TourGuide.

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Always there

KenSny wrote:

To GPSgeek: And you have to set it everytime you download the file.

As long as you have the file, it's always there.

I've done this many times.

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Always there

KenSny wrote:

To GPSgeek: And you have to set it everytime you download the file.

As long as you have the file, it's always there.

I've done this many times.

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That’s correct

plunder wrote:
maddog67 wrote:

... See below for examples:
BP_5280.csv
BP_5280.wav
BP_5280.bmp
Using TourGuide:
TourGuide BP_5280.csv
TourGuide BP_5280.wav
TourGuide BP_5280.bmp...
Be aware that you have to use the word TourGuide exactly as it is here.

Just to clarify: As maddog says, the exact word TourGuide is a must, but it doesn't have to be the first word in the file name. BP_5280_TourGuide would be just as correct, as would BP_TourGuide_5280.

Phil

I agree with Phil. You can use TourGuide as in the above examples. I just use it that way because it suits my file usage better. But as Phil stated, that usage is perfectly acceptable.

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Well

GPSgeek wrote:
KenSny wrote:

To GPSgeek: And you have to set it everytime you download the file.

As long as you have the file, it's always there.

I've done this many times.

I get the sense you mean Folder instead of File, because the file would get overwritten at every download.

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