POI file types

 

I want to delete one of my POI files. Most of them have names I recognize, the one that is the "oddball" (D7378080A.gpi) is the one I think I want to get rid of. There are also file(s) with similar names but different extension.(D7378080A.gma D7378080A.unl). Can I delete all??
There are also some other oddball files (D7378070A.gma D7378070A.unl) Are these important, do I need them? The "Google" informs me they are unlock keys.. unlocked from What??

Thank you for your time
Cheers

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Lives in Edmonton AB A volunteer driver for Drive Happiness.ca and now (since June 20 2021) uses a DS65 to find his clients.

Garmin provided files.

Based on those file names, these are Garmin provided files, not ones you created with POI Loader. I suspect they may be from a Garmin Cyclops camera file subscription; either a paid subscription or a trial subscription that came with your device.

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 51LMT-S, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra, Bosch Nyon

Thanks, but..

I deleted the offending files that I thought were responsible. But it did not remove the POI I wanted, so will copy them back, can't immediately see any difference though.
Next step will be to remove all the POI's, then instal them one at at time to see which one has the info I don't want.
Cheers

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Lives in Edmonton AB A volunteer driver for Drive Happiness.ca and now (since June 20 2021) uses a DS65 to find his clients.

Sounds like you don't have specific names for the files

Are you aware you can group and name the poi files in to categories like Food, motel, stores, etc? That would make things easier to find.

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Yep

pwohlrab wrote:

Are you aware you can group and name the poi files in to categories like Food, motel, stores, etc? That would make things easier to find.

That’s the way that all of my POI files are categorized. Makes things a whole lot easier when you want to delete one. (Just go into the Motel file and delete Best Western, for example.)

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Two thoughts

Ralph6410 wrote:

I deleted the offending files that I thought were responsible. But it did not remove the POI I wanted, so will copy them back, can't immediately see any difference though.
Next step will be to remove all the POI's, then instal them one at at time to see which one has the info I don't want.
Cheers

First, regarding the "D" files, I agree with alandb that the filenames sound like something Garmin provides and that it requires an unlock file and has a gma file makes me think it's a Cyclops redlight/speed camera file. The 80A is likely an update to the 70A. I don't know enough about installing paid Cyclops files to know if installing the 80A should have deleted the 70A. I also don't know how much, if any, coverage a Cyclops file offers in Alberta and elsewhere in Canada.

Second, regarding all the other gpi files you have, can we assume you installed them from your computer using POI Loader to install csv and gpx custom POI files? If so, I'd consider moving all the gpi files on your device to a computer or thumb drive for safekeeping, then just reinstall your custom POIs from your computer. If using POI Loader in Manual Mode, you can select which files on your computer to install, either as a single gpi, or to multiple different filename gpi files with selected Custom POI files in each of the gpi files.

Unless you're dealing with very stable unchanging Custom POI files that are never updated, using POI Loader to install custom POIs to your device will help you stay current when a file is updated here at the POI Factory, or from wherever you get your files plus the ones you may create yourself.

Deleting files.

Here are some guides from our members on deleting files no longer needed. Make a backup before deleting any files. http://www.poi-factory.com/node/47390 and http://www.poi-factory.com/node/41876

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. MapFactor - Offline Maps & GPS.

Thanks all

I do name my POI files but the one that shows (schools) is not listed.. yet the school icons show. I have deleted all the POI files.. and that did get rid of the school icons. Now the challenge is to determine which of my other (6) POI’s are corrupt and has merged with my school POI.
I seem to recall when I first made my POI’s I had a program that would add/remove individual POI’s. The Garmin POI loader seems (?) to have only an all or nothing approach. I vaguely recall it was named something along the lines of POI plus (+?) but if it’s on my desktop I can’t find it.
Anyway.. thanks again
Cheers

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Lives in Edmonton AB A volunteer driver for Drive Happiness.ca and now (since June 20 2021) uses a DS65 to find his clients.

Remove all POIs

In order to avoid problems with old POIs hanging around on the GPS or merging with desired POI files, whenever I run POI Loader I have it "Remove All POIs" first thing.

On my PC there are a number of folders containing all my POIs organized by category. After I download, for example Redlight Cameras from POI Factory, I not only load Redlight Cameras, but all the POIs as they are organized.

The fresh load every time avoids duplicates.

dobs108 smile

Schools are Garmin added and

Schools are Garmin added and you can't remove them, They are used for School Zone Warnings.

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Frank DriveSmart55 37.322760, -79.511267

Thanks, but

phranc wrote:

Schools are Garmin added and you can't remove them, They are used for School Zone Warnings.

I had/made my own school POI with warnings that I used before Garmin maps included schools in Edmonton. However, that is a bit redundant/useless because Edmonton has included all playgrounds in the school zone speed limit.. and Garmin does not include those.

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Lives in Edmonton AB A volunteer driver for Drive Happiness.ca and now (since June 20 2021) uses a DS65 to find his clients.

I have my POIs set up in

I have my POIs set up in different category folders like FAST FOOD, GAS, DISCOUNT STORES, ALERTS. Each folder has POI files for that category. When I run POILoader I run it on my main folder in auto mode that contains all the category folders except ALERTS.
That way I can run ALERTS in the manual mode and set distances to alert me.
When I open the POI menu I get the category list, then under category DISCOUNT STORES I get the subjects like WALMART, COSTCO, TARGET.
Of course, it doesn't work for those who want them all mixed together. If I want to delete COSTCO, I just remove the POI from the DISCOUNT STORES folder and rerun POILoader, which is a trivial process. I save the file to computer, then upload to my 2 Nuvis. Much faster that way.