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Preferred Format

 

What is the preferred format of the 4th column when submitting POI to the site? I have a 660 that displays CR/LF correctly but I know that's an issue with other units.

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I think you have two choices: you can format the files for your main audience (yourself? :-) or you have to use the lowest common denominator (which will make for some fairly uninspiring results).

Theoretically, the gpx format is the (emerging) standard for transferring files between gps devices and their software. In practice this actually makes the compatibility issue worse.
The minute you start using manufacturer's own extensions, you have tied your output to a particular brand. (Garmin users are in the majority on this site - but we're not the only ones here).
Also, in Garmin's case, they have managed to make each of their units respond in hugely different ways to the same inputs.

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Format

cfkozel wrote:

What is the preferred format of the 4th column when submitting POI to the site? I have a 660 that displays CR/LF correctly but I know that's an issue with other units.

I would say the csv format for the general membership would be to use CF/LF in field 4, but be sure to enclose that field in quotes (Excel does this for you!). The nuvi 350/360 requires <br> ... but those users can use POI Verifier to convert all LF/CR in the csv POI file to <br>.

RT

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