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Names of Files

 

With the ever increasing number of POI Files being uploaded, should we be looking at some appropriate naming convention?

There are folks with GPS from parts of the world other than the US (I.e. a file named "starbucks" for instance might relate to any number of countries).

So here is my suggestion: Name all files with the Country prefix (ie "USA") and then the next level of location (ie "NE" or "PA") and finally the city/ or descriptive name;

Battlefields in Gettysburg would be named "USA (PA) - Gettysburg Battlefields" or Future Shops located in Ontario Canada would be named "CAN (ON) - Future Shops"

By establishing some sort of convention we can find applicable files more easily.

Just a thought!

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Tom

our next step will be to

our next step will be to have country and state areas and you will be able to search that way also.

Miss Poi

next Step

Your comment is noted and frankly would be great to see. My thoughts were related to the naming conventions used in the individual CSV or GPX file to make it easier to see if the file I am donwloading relates to an area (geographical) that is of interest. Again just a thought.

BTW, great site and realy caught my attention. Keep up the great work and try and keep us older farts under control!(Something about way to much time on hand!)

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Tom

Wrong order

birchtree wrote:

So here is my suggestion: Name all files with the Country prefix (ie "USA") and then the next level of location (ie "NE" or "PA") and finally the city/ or descriptive name;

Battlefields in Gettysburg would be named "USA (PA) - Gettysburg Battlefields" or Future Shops located in Ontario Canada would be named "CAN (ON) - Future Shops"

Most people tend to look for a particular POI, not by geographical location. Using your example for "starbucks", you would have to scan all over the place for find surrounding states Starbucks POI.

This is why Miss POI is now 'packaging' POIs so that by selecting a POI would then give you a list of geographically separate files for that POI. Here's one of her first 'packages'

Also, how do you name POIs with multiple states in a single file?

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wrong order

Miss POI is almost there already. But note some of the chipotle files are named with a state and some are not. I'm simply suggesting a convention/order that we could all follow. "Chipotle DC works but why not Chipotle OH for Ohio's file?

I'm not concerned as to order or style but rather some rules we could all follow in NAMING teh GPX or CSV file.

Thoughts?

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Tom

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