Route Sixty-Six TourGuide

 

Is there a limit to the amount of data in one POI entry. The above file errors off on line 10 when I try to load it in POI Loader.

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"Advice to children crossing the street: Damn the lights. Watch the cars. The lights ain't never killed nobody." - Moms Mabley Garmin StreetPilot C330, Garmin NUVI 765T, Garmin DriveSmart 60LMT

That's a lot...

alleghany wrote:

Is there a limit to the amount of data in one POI entry. The above file errors off on line 10 when I try to load it in POI Loader.

alleghany, that's an awful lot of data you've included in several of your locations. I don't know what the limit is, but I wonder why you want it there.

Phil

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Phil in Mentor, Ohio -- Garmin Nuvi 1450

It's Not Mine

The owner is phinphan. I just downloaded it.

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"Advice to children crossing the street: Damn the lights. Watch the cars. The lights ain't never killed nobody." - Moms Mabley Garmin StreetPilot C330, Garmin NUVI 765T, Garmin DriveSmart 60LMT

Rte 66

alleghany wrote:

The owner is phinphan. I just downloaded it.

Is your issue with the gpx, csv or both?

I downloaded the gpx version of the Rte 66 file and loaded it with Garmin's POI Loader without an error to my old nuvi 750. I suggest you re-download the file to your computer, then try again to load it to your Garmin GPS with POILoader.

If you do get it to work, note that the filename includes the text 'TourGuide' and for a TourGuide POI file to work at all, it must have an associated custom audio alert wav (or optionally for the older Garmin models, an mp3) file.

I downloaded the CSV File

I'll try the GPX.

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"Advice to children crossing the street: Damn the lights. Watch the cars. The lights ain't never killed nobody." - Moms Mabley Garmin StreetPilot C330, Garmin NUVI 765T, Garmin DriveSmart 60LMT

Or just change the name to Route 66 Guide

That way you don't need to associate a wav file with it.

CraigW wrote:
alleghany wrote:

The owner is phinphan. I just downloaded it.

Is your issue with the gpx, csv or both?

I downloaded the gpx version of the Rte 66 file and loaded it with Garmin's POI Loader without an error to my old nuvi 750. I suggest you re-download the file to your computer, then try again to load it to your Garmin GPS with POILoader.

If you do get it to work, note that the filename includes the text 'TourGuide' and for a TourGuide POI file to work at all, it must have an associated custom audio alert wav (or optionally for the older Garmin models, an mp3) file.

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Nuvi 2460LMT.

True Tourguide

Back when GPS units were first introduced, it was anticipated that people would create "TourGuide" similar to an audio device what one might receive (for a fee, usually) when going to a museum. As you moves around the museum, the audio device would provide commentary about the current display. What you have then is a "guided tour".

By the way, the "text" limit is 2599 characters which includes spaces.

On this forum, I do not recall us ever doing much with a "classic original" type TourGuide.

What most of use "TourGuide" for is getting alerts for locations that are rarely within 30 metes of the roads on which we are traveling. In my case, Cracker Barrel. These are good places to eat - good food at reasonable price - but they are not going to "alert" because they are mostly more than 30 meters from interstate highways. I set mine for 15000 feet (a little less that 3 miles).

see
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/36539

If you want the Route 66 file but do not want the text for the "guide", I would suggest opening the file in Extra POI Editor.

The click on the "Edit" tab; then the "Replace Field" entry. Not select "Description" as the field and leave the "New Field Value" blank. Save the file under a new name.