Contributors of the week 2007-11-21

 

This week is a special week, it marks the first anniversary of the COW award;)

So this weeks recipients are Sewisdom and Quackinup...

Sewisdom, you did a wonderful job making poi files this week and also creating the BMP Icons that went with those files.

Quackinup, Because of you we now have a POI Package of all the Amtrak stations. I know that that was a huge project to undertake, great job!!!

Miss Poi

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Hey, Congratulations

Great job. Thanks for the files. We all appreciate efforts to post POI's. In my opinion this is what keeps this site going. Again Congratulations.

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Nuvi 350 - North Carolina - I'm not a native Southerner but I got here as fast as I could!

Yaayyy me! ;-)

The first POI uploads were relatively easy, unfortunately I have discovered that this is a never ending process of updating and tweaking them. Right now I'm in the middle of updating the coords (as well as adding the stations I don't have yet) of my train stations to be right at the tracks to insure notification of upcoming stations whos address coordinates may be a little ways from the tracks. I'm just lucky that I work in a job that allows me time to work on these things at work.

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Garmin Etrex Vista, Streetpilot 2610, GPSMap 60Csx, Nüvi 750, Colorado 400t, Nüvi 3790t

Congratulations to a job

Congratulations to a job well done

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

good job

Keep on keepin on

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........Garmin StreetPilot c550 / Nüvi 765...........

Congrats...

...to ONE and ALL! That includes you too Miss POI and JM! smile

ML

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Kudos to you both...

quackinup wrote:

The first POI uploads were relatively easy, unfortunately I have discovered that this is a never ending process of updating and tweaking them. Right now I'm in the middle of updating the coords (as well as adding the stations I don't have yet) of my train stations to be right at the tracks to insure notification of upcoming stations whos address coordinates may be a little ways from the tracks. I'm just lucky that I work in a job that allows me time to work on these things at work.

Hey, at least the train station POIs don't move around as often as some of the others do! :+)

dd ( former COW )

Congratulations!!

Ditto, ditto, ditto!

Miki

Hey, that's 3 dittos!

Miki wrote:

Ditto, ditto, ditto!

Miki

Did I miss someone? Is there a "secret" COW out there? :+)

dd

Change is good???

drdevo wrote:

Hey, at least the train station POIs don't move around as often as some of the others do! :+)

Oh, definately. While I still see much I want to do with them, the number of points, and locations for them, in my files is fixed. This works well for me as I can sometimes get bored easily and want to move on to something new. Doing continual updates and adds to the same file would get old real fast for me. But I tryly applaud those that can keep with something like that!

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Garmin Etrex Vista, Streetpilot 2610, GPSMap 60Csx, Nüvi 750, Colorado 400t, Nüvi 3790t

Updating POI files

Quackinup, I completely agree with you. When I started work on the NC State Parks I only had their office addresses to go by. When I received my copy of Mapsource, I started looking up the parks and finding the entrance coordinates and manually changing them in the CSV file. It's a lot of work but more accurate POI files make for better trips.

Thanks for all your efforts.

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Nuvi 350 - North Carolina - I'm not a native Southerner but I got here as fast as I could!

Congrats and Thank you!

nt

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"You can't get there from here"

Congrats

Congrats... Well done!

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Garmin Nüvi 855 & 760, iPhone, Magellan RM860T

Locations

FREDL wrote:

Quackinup, I completely agree with you. When I started work on the NC State Parks I only had their office addresses to go by. When I received my copy of Mapsource, I started looking up the parks and finding the entrance coordinates and manually changing them in the CSV file. It's a lot of work but more accurate POI files make for better trips.

The only problem with mine is that I am designing it for the traveller on the train. If someone uses the coordinates I'm emtering to drive to the station they may be led to the wrong location (wrong side of the tracks). I think I will retain the street location and put it in column 5/6 of the csv so that the end user can swap that to column 1/2 if they prefer it (unless Miss POI's verification process strips out extra columns).

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Garmin Etrex Vista, Streetpilot 2610, GPSMap 60Csx, Nüvi 750, Colorado 400t, Nüvi 3790t

award

congrats to all.

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Congratulations to both of

Congratulations to both of you!

Thanks Quackinup for the Amtrak file. My wife was pretty excited to see that. We wish had a GPS and this file earlier this year when we took a trip to Yosemite via the SW Chief. I know we'll use it spring when we take a train to Albany.

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Chuck - Nuvi 200, Nuvi 255W

TourGuide

Doc_Brown wrote:

Congratulations to both of you!

Thanks Quackinup for the Amtrak file. My wife was pretty excited to see that. We wish had a GPS and this file earlier this year when we took a trip to Yosemite via the SW Chief. I know we'll use it spring when we take a train to Albany.

Not sure what your using, but if it supports tourguides I'm planning on making those for several routes I will be travelling soon (including the Chief) so that it announces the stations by name as you approach them. If you could use that let me know what route you will be on and I will bump it to the top of the list with my routes.

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Garmin Etrex Vista, Streetpilot 2610, GPSMap 60Csx, Nüvi 750, Colorado 400t, Nüvi 3790t

Congrats to all...

One thing that has happened on my trips is that we have had to send people back sometimes and have used the train to do that.
Having a poi based file with the train stops will be nice as we won't have to run around like a chicken with his head cut of trying to find a train station.

Thanks man.

Thank you

Thank you all for the great support you provided in answering questions. Miss Poi, indeed, a great great inspiration for us all!

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sewisdom - Drive carefully. The life you save... may be someone who owes you money!

Congratulations

Congratulations on the award, both of you.

My wife and I have been wanting to take a short train trip, and might do it this Spring. The Amtrak locations POI file will be just the ticket!

CONGRADS

Congrads to both of you Sewisdom and Quackinup...
for a job well done now your in the Hall of fame

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Auggie SP2720 , SP C330, Nuvi 650, Nuvi 785T America Moves By Truck

TourGuide

KirkInSLO wrote:

Congratulations on the award, both of you.

My wife and I have been wanting to take a short train trip, and might do it this Spring. The Amtrak locations POI file will be just the ticket!

Kirk, if you have a unit that can use a TourGuide let me know and I'll set you up one. I just created one for my trip on the California Zephyr to Denver next week. It will announce the stations at a distance of about 2 miles out.

I love travelling on Amtrak and have been doing quite a few trips recently. You just have to know that there is a good chance that you will not get where you are going at the scheduled time. If you are ok with that, it can all be fun. My last trip on the Zephyr was last May and there was a freight train derailment in Iowa right after we left Chicago. We ended up diverting and travelling with the Southwest Chief into Kansas City and then heading back up to out original route. It put us behing about 12 hours, but they made up a lot of that. The bad part was that we went through the Rockies at night....thus my trip next week, to see that part during the day, and with snow this time!

Next May I will be flying to Orlando and riding Amtrak back, via DC and Chicago (still can't come direct on the Sunset Limited due to Katrina damage)

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Garmin Etrex Vista, Streetpilot 2610, GPSMap 60Csx, Nüvi 750, Colorado 400t, Nüvi 3790t