Nuvi 350 and POI's (loading multiple files)

 

I just found you folks and I have a problem. I downloaded several of the POI files from this site and loaded them on my 350. Now the problem, I had purchased this campground POI program, http://www.coolrvtoyz.com/servlet/Detail?no=18 . Now I can't find it. I reloaded the program and now I can't find the custom POI's from here. The program is an .exe instead of .cvs . Any suggestions?

POI Loader overwites ....

each time you run POI Loader it overwrites all previously installed Custom POI files. You can overcome this a few ways ... rename files on your Nuvi prior to adding new ones, or manage a folder on you computer and be sure to have all old and new files in this folder

there are many threads on this site regarding this ... do a quick search and sit back and read!

duh

djs wrote:

each time you run POI Loader it overwrites all previously installed Custom POI files. You can overcome this a few ways ... rename files on your Nuvi prior to adding new ones, or manage a folder on you computer and be sure to have all old and new files in this folder

there are many threads on this site regarding this ... do a quick search and sit back and read!

Duh, thank you so much. I plainly forgot about doing a search. My bad. I feel kind of stupid as I've told folks on other forums I frequent, to use the search button.

Loading Multiple files

Are you using sub folders for each of the Poi,s or or using one folder for everything?

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Won't loose previous POIs if ...

alwims wrote:

... Now I can't find it. I reloaded the program and now I can't find the custom POI's from here ... Any suggestions?

The slickest way to not loose previous loaded POIs when loading a new POI is:

After you load your POI file, you will find in the \Garmin\Poi folder of your GPS a poi.gpi file. You can rename it to whatever you want (with the .gpi extension) and load another POI file.

EXAMPLE: Load the redlight file and you will see a file called poi.gpi. Rename it to Redlight.gpi. Load the Rest area file and you will again see the poi.gpi file. Rename it to RestArea.gpi. etc, etc.

RT

Note: This only works on a GPS which shows as a drive on your computer. The nuvi350 does.

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I'm new to GPS

I just purchased a Nuvi 350 and am waiting for delivery next week. I am new to GPS for land. I have one on my boat attached to my fishfinder. I can get GPS coordinates directly from the GPS. Is this possible with the Nuvi?

Redirecttechnician, I read your reply on saving the poi files under different file names. Thanks for the tip!

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Try it, it works well.

retiredtechnician wrote:
alwims wrote:

... Now I can't find it. I reloaded the program and now I can't find the custom POI's from here ... Any suggestions?

The slickest way to not loose previous loaded POIs when loading a new POI is:

After you load your POI file, you will find in the \Garmin\Poi folder of your GPS a poi.gpi file. You can rename it to whatever you want (with the .gpi extension) and load another POI file.

EXAMPLE: Load the redlight file and you will see a file called poi.gpi. Rename it to Redlight.gpi. Load the Rest area file and you will again see the poi.gpi file. Rename it to RestArea.gpi. etc, etc.

RT

Note: This only works on a GPS which shows as a drive on your computer. The nuvi350 does.

That is what I do, and it works well.

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several different ways to do that

FREDL wrote:

I just purchased a Nuvi 350 and am waiting for delivery next week. I am new to GPS for land. I have one on my boat attached to my fishfinder. I can get GPS coordinates directly from the GPS. Is this possible with the Nuvi?

Yes, there are several ways, the easiest is to press the signal strengh bar.

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Thanks for the GPS info. I

Thanks for the GPS info. I figured that was the case but wanted to be sure before I tried it and lost other files.

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yeah, i've been wanting to

yeah, i've been wanting to know about this too. thanks!

Thanks

retiredtechnician wrote:
alwims wrote:

... Now I can't find it. I reloaded the program and now I can't find the custom POI's from here ... Any suggestions?

The slickest way to not loose previous loaded POIs when loading a new POI is:

After you load your POI file, you will find in the \Garmin\Poi folder of your GPS a poi.gpi file. You can rename it to whatever you want (with the .gpi extension) and load another POI file.

EXAMPLE: Load the redlight file and you will see a file called poi.gpi. Rename it to Redlight.gpi. Load the Rest area file and you will again see the poi.gpi file. Rename it to RestArea.gpi. etc, etc.

RT

Note: This only works on a GPS which shows as a drive on your computer. The nuvi350 does.

Thank you so much. This is exactly what I was looking for. Sorry it took so long to get back to you all. Thanks again.

GPS coordinates

FREDL wrote:

I just purchased a Nuvi 350 and am waiting for delivery next week. I am new to GPS for land. I have one on my boat attached to my fishfinder. I can get GPS coordinates directly from the GPS. Is this possible with the Nuvi?

Redirecttechnician, I read your reply on saving the poi files under different file names. Thanks for the tip!

You sure can.

good stuff - thanks. i just

good stuff - thanks. i just got my garmin and i am looking forward to all of the personalization it offers.

POI Loader and POI Files

I am using the POI folder scenario to maintain my POI Files. I just set up a directory on my computer and put all my different POI files in it. When I run POI Loader I just pick that folder/directory and all the POI files are written and/or re-written to my NUVI 350. It seems to work fine for me and is easier than loading each file individually and then re-naming it on the Nuvi.

Just my two cents.

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Either way works

FREDL wrote:

I am using the POI folder scenario to maintain my POI Files. I just set up a directory on my computer and put all my different POI files in it. When I run POI Loader I just pick that folder/directory and all the POI files are written and/or re-written to my NUVI 350. It seems to work fine for me and is easier than loading each file individually and then re-naming it on the Nuvi.

Just my two cents.

The reason that I do it separately, is so that I don't have to reload all of them all the time. Initally, it takes more time, but afterwards, each update takes less time.

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POI files

I guess you are right but I find that it only takes my computer about 15 seconds to re-load all the files. You are right either way works.

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As with most computer

As with most computer things, you can do multiple of things to get to the same solution. It is a matter of perference.

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

YUP!

YUP!

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There's another reason...

FREDL wrote:

... When I run POI Loader I just pick that folder/directory and all the POI files are written and/or re-written to my NUVI 350...

POI Loader builds the 'categories' within the .gpi file in the order it encounters the source (.csv/.gpx) files - i.e. alphabetic. Using separate .gpi files, you can influence the display order to some extent (though it's fiddly to setup initially).

See http://www.poi-factory.com/node/1779

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different alerts for different poi files?

retiredtechnician wrote:
alwims wrote:

... Now I can't find it. I reloaded the program and now I can't find the custom POI's from here ... Any suggestions?

The slickest way to not loose previous loaded POIs when loading a new POI is:

After you load your POI file, you will find in the \Garmin\Poi folder of your GPS a poi.gpi file. You can rename it to whatever you want (with the .gpi extension) and load another POI file.

EXAMPLE: Load the redlight file and you will see a file called poi.gpi. Rename it to Redlight.gpi. Load the Rest area file and you will again see the poi.gpi file. Rename it to RestArea.gpi. etc, etc.

RT

Note: This only works on a GPS which shows as a drive on your computer. The nuvi350 does.

Can this method also be used to create different alert distances for each poi fil?

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yes, that is correct.

yes, that is correct.

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