POI Loader - Application

 

I am using POI Loader with sox.exe (in the same folder) to load POIs to my Drive 52 TM and in 'manual' for each file the POI Loader Application pops up with a screen that states "Do you want allow this app to make changes to your device" ;
I have been clicking on NO..
I know this screen only appears when installing / updating a program.
Am I doing it right or wrong when loading Custom POIs, Any suggestions.
By the way, have a photo of the pop-up but don't know how to add/insert it into a post.

A few questions

Is the popup warning coming from POI Loader or your Windows OS?

After you downloaded the POI Loader program and installed it to your computer, are you running the installed POI Loader program or are you rerunning the POI Loader installation each time?

When you run POI Loader to install custom POIs to your Garmin Drive, are you running POI Loader once for all the custom POI files or are you running POI Loader separately for each POI file?

Since you mention sox, are you also installing custom audio alert wav files for some/all custom POIs? Just to be sure, when you say "in the same folder" do you mean that sox.exe is in the folder with the POILoader.exe file or some other folder? You are using sox.exe v14.0.1, right? Later sox versions do not work with POI Loader.

Finally, with all you issues mentioned, does the Garmin Drive receive the custom POIs and do they work as you expect them to?

POI Loader - Application

1. POI Loader or Windows : similar pop-up that Windows gives when installing/updating a program.
2. Running the POILoader.exe in the Garmin Folder "POILoader' located in Program Files (x86), and in which another post advised that I place the sox.exe file.
3. I found the sox-14-0-1 zip and extracted the sox.exe file; and Yes I found out that the newer versions don't work.
4. Running POI Loader to install at least 5 custom POIs, individual icons and sounds (named the same except for the extension) located in the same folder.
5. On a test run today those in area travelled appear to work pretty good.

I was just concerned about how the NO answer I gave each time may make a difference.

Thanks for your reply. Raymond

Thanks

niner_30 wrote:

1. POI Loader or Windows : similar pop-up that Windows gives when installing/updating a program.
2. Running the POILoader.exe in the Garmin Folder "POILoader' located in Program Files (x86), and in which another post advised that I place the sox.exe file.
3. I found the sox-14-0-1 zip and extracted the sox.exe file; and Yes I found out that the newer versions don't work.
4. Running POI Loader to install at least 5 custom POIs, individual icons and sounds (named the same except for the extension) located in the same folder.
5. On a test run today those in area travelled appear to work pretty good.

I was just concerned about how the NO answer I gave each time may make a difference.

Thanks for your reply. Raymond

Thanks and it's good to know all is working as you wish.

It's odd though, as I've never had this happen. Could it be your Windows User Account Control setting? My PC is set to "Notify me only...(default)" and wonder if maybe yours is set to "Always notify." I install my custom POIs directly to my Garmin device. I wonder if setting the destination (for the created gpi file) to a folder on your PC or maybe a SD card could cause those messages.

I also now wonder what the difference between answering No or Yes would be to your results.

Very curious.

windows

I get the same message from windows 10 when ever I load a video to watch , if you trust the program and have used it before then just click ok some actions require administrator permission to over write a file or create a file in a restricted area. some times it needs permission to delete temp files it created.

Its a UAC (user account) setting.

Mine gives the pop up also. It's trying to run the sox program. I always click yes but it seems from your response and testing that you got your audio and you clicked no.

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Nuvi 2460LMT.

POI Loader & User Account Setting

Just checked my user account setting - it is set to the 'default'; then I ran the POILoader to save to the 5 files to a folder on my computer and got the same pop-up; selected YES on the 1st pop-up and did not get any other pop-up.
The .gpi file for that sub-category was created.
Will do a NJ / PA run this weekend and see how the files created with the NO answer works going and the YES works coming back.
Thanks to All for inputs. Raymond

a pleasure

niner_30 wrote:

Just checked my user account setting - it is set to the 'default'; then I ran the POILoader to save to the 5 files to a folder on my computer and got the same pop-up; selected YES on the 1st pop-up and did not get any other pop-up.
The .gpi file for that sub-category was created.
Will do a NJ / PA run this weekend and see how the files created with the NO answer works going and the YES works coming back.
Thanks to All for inputs. Raymond

It was a pleasure dealing with a knowledgeable person who responds to our replies. Stick around, we need you here. wink

Custom POIs installed with POI Loader

Did the NY / NJ / PA trip; here is the results as to the NO / YES pop-up with POI Loader:
All the Custom POIs worked for identification by icons;
But for manual distances notification and sounds, some worked for the distance / sound I set, some did not until nearer and some not at all.
Will continue to monitor the differences.

Along the road vs. radius

niner_30 wrote:

Did the NY / NJ / PA trip; here is the results as to the NO / YES pop-up with POI Loader:
All the Custom POIs worked for identification by icons;
But for manual distances notification and sounds, some worked for the distance / sound I set, some did not until nearer and some not at all.
Will continue to monitor the differences.

Your failure to have alerts for custom POIs may be due to the "along the road" 98-foot issue. Carefully read this FAQ and see if your custom POIs that fail your expected alert may have the specific POI locations more than 98 feet from the center of the roadway. For example, the combined rest area POI file should always give you an alert while a Walmart POI file may rarely give an along-the-road alert.

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/42425

A workaround is to use TourGuide radius alerts or to relocate a POI file's locations for each POI. A large radius TourGuide will likely cause a lot of false positive alerts so use them with care.

Also, don't go wild with alerts. Getting audio Custom POI alerts for McDonald's or Starbucks may drive you absolutely crazy in most cities.

alerts

niner_30 wrote:

Did the NY / NJ / PA trip; here is the results as to the NO / YES pop-up with POI Loader:
All the Custom POIs worked for identification by icons;
But for manual distances notification and sounds, some worked for the distance / sound I set, some did not until nearer and some not at all.
Will continue to monitor the differences.

The best way to check a poi for your alert setting is.
1,Touch on where to.
2.Touch Custom pois.
3.Touch a category that has been set for alerts. Example Rest Stops.
4.Select any one of the pois and touch it.
5.Touch the i symbol.
6.If alert is set correctly,you will see the alert information set for the category.

If the alert information is showing,you will have idea on what to start on to troubleshoot.

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

Its the certificates..

It's the certificates Windows 10 reads from the video that draws the software to have concern about it.

Alerts: Road vs. Radius

CraigW, Funny you should mention the Rest Areas POI; I installed the one with Restrooms, and that was one of them that was misbehaving. Thanks for the other information.

Charlesd45, Thanks that was good to know information.

Allbizz, I agree with you as to the Windows 10.

That's odd

niner_30 wrote:

CraigW, Funny you should mention the Rest Areas POI; I installed the one with Restrooms, and that was one of them that was misbehaving. Thanks for the other information...

That's odd. Our user Mahoney maintains the file and I can't remember anyone having issues with alerts for any of his rest area files.

By misbehaving, can you describe what's happening? Are you passing a rest area and not getting an alert, getting a false alert for the other side of the highway rest area, or something else?

Even better, contact mahoney with the location of the misbehaving alert so he can check it out. Good luck.