Speed & Red Light POIs

 

So what do people normally set their distances to when loading these files to their Garmin? 500 feet? I guess you would probably want the Red Light distance different from the Speed Camera.
Also, are there custom wav & bmp files that normally come with these?
Thanks,
John

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YankeeRedneck - nüvi® 260 | nüvi® 2577

I use POI Factory distance settings...

and have never had an issue with not being informed in time.
As far as sounds and icons there are tons of em...

Red Light Camera Icons & Sounds
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/6503

Speed Camera Icons & Sounds
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/7908

Red light camera distance depends on the neighborhood

Run POI Loader in manual. Choose "alert whenever you get close to a point" and specify the distance you want for that file only.

Specify 600 feet for red light cameras in urban areas with low speed limits and the short distance will clearly show which intersection has a camera.

Out in the country with high speed limits, choose a longer distance such as 1000 feet.

If you run POI Loader in automatic, the alert distance is always 1/4 mile, or 1320 feet.

dobs108 smile

Alerts

I go with the default settings in the file. Red light cameras will give you a 1/4 mile alert. Speed cameras are based on the speed in the file. For BMP(icon) go to icon tab for selections http://www.poi-factory.com/gps-icons. For sounds go to sound tab http://www.poi-factory.com/gps-sounds . Also when you go to red light tab to download the files. Scroll to the bottom of the page for wav and bmp selections.

If you pull up POI Loader and click on help tab then look for Alert Speed. Click on it to see a lot of info available on alerts. See below.

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.

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speed camera distance depends on speed

The local speed limit is included in every POI Factory POI in the speed camera file. The distance depends on this speed - no distance is entered by the user. It works out that the alert distance is pretty far away even at slow speeds.

dobs108 smile

RLC Alerts

I used to use POI Loader to change the proximity values, but I find that for the last year or so, it doesn't change the value, just adds an additional one

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DougJ - Ottawa, ON, CA

How many

States have made these photo-enforcement devices illegal?

AND!!!

If state "Xx" has outlawed these things, have they been removed from the poi files?

Just curious

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removed

BarneyBadass wrote:

States have made these photo-enforcement devices illegal?

AND!!!

If state "Xx" has outlawed these things, have they been removed from the poi files?

Just curious

In Nassau county NY, speed cameras were outlawed after a public outcry. Every single location was promptly removed from the file, which is updated weekly. This is done by contributors (POI Factory members) and GlobeTurtle.

dobs108 smile

Same with NJ

dobs108 wrote:
BarneyBadass wrote:

States have made these photo-enforcement devices illegal?

AND!!!

If state "Xx" has outlawed these things, have they been removed from the poi files?

Just curious

In Nassau county NY, speed cameras were outlawed after a public outcry. Every single location was promptly removed from the file, which is updated weekly. This is done by contributors (POI Factory members) and GlobeTurtle.

dobs108 smile

New Jersey had a pilot program that lasted about 5 years, once it was up they decided to get rid of them, as such, they are no longer in the files thanks to the folks here.

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As for distance,

I set my red light cam distance for a city block, which where I am at is about 624 feet.

I set my speed cams for about 2000 feet.

I set any police RADAR locations for a mile.

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. 2 Garmin DriveSmart 61 LMT-S, Nuvi 2689, 2 Nuvi 2460, Zumo 550, Zumo 450, Uniden R3 radar detector with GPS built in, includes RLC info. Uconnect 430N Garmin based, built into my Jeep. .

Radar Locations?

soberbyker wrote:

I set my red light cam distance for a city block, which where I am at is about 624 feet.

I set my speed cams for about 2000 feet.

I set any police RADAR locations for a mile.

Muell9k Wrote
Just Curious.
Please advise where what file you are referring to that indicates
Radar Locations. I have never owned a radar detection unit nor do I plan on buying one. I would imagine police would frequently change their locations and would render any such file useless.

Quite possibly, I'm missing something?

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muell9k wrote:

Muell9k Wrote
Just Curious.
Please advise where what file you are referring to that indicates
Radar Locations. I have never owned a radar detection unit nor do I plan on buying one. I would imagine police would frequently change their locations and would render any such file useless.

Quite possibly, I'm missing something?

You'd have to do a poi search for "speed detection" I downloaded a dozen or so files from the 5 states near me that I'd travel the most.

As for the locations most are on interstate highways where changing locations isn't that easy. Most of the time they'll sit in the break between the two directions of travel. In the home area I know where those breaks are, not so much in the other states so the file helps. I have occasionally run across a RADAR car where a poi says they'd be, but more often than not there's nothing there. It's like having a fire extinguisher, hope to never need it but the one time I'd need one I'd hope it was there.

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. 2 Garmin DriveSmart 61 LMT-S, Nuvi 2689, 2 Nuvi 2460, Zumo 550, Zumo 450, Uniden R3 radar detector with GPS built in, includes RLC info. Uconnect 430N Garmin based, built into my Jeep. .

Thank You Soborbyker

soberbyker wrote:
muell9k wrote:

Muell9k Wrote
Just Curious.
Please advise where what file you are referring to that indicates
Radar Locations. I have never owned a radar detection unit nor do I plan on buying one. I would imagine police would frequently change their locations and would render any such file useless.

Quite possibly, I'm missing something?

You'd have to do a poi search for "speed detection" I downloaded a dozen or so files from the 5 states near me that I'd travel the most.

As for the locations most are on interstate highways where changing locations isn't that easy. Most of the time they'll sit in the break between the two directions of travel. In the home area I know where those breaks are, not so much in the other states so the file helps. I have occasionally run across a RADAR car where a poi says they'd be, but more often than not there's nothing there. It's like having a fire extinguisher, hope to never need it but the one time I'd need one I'd hope it was there.

Appreciate your response. I still have no plans to travel in the near future due to health issues as well as fear of Covid
since I'm in a extremely very high risk category.

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My settings

Just about everything here where I live is redlight/speed on green cameras and photo radar and there are lots of them. I rarely see a physical manned radar site.

Redlight/Speed cameras: 400m
Photo Radar: 600m
School Zones: 250m

Thanks for the info

Thanks for the info

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