O.K. this may be strange, but there is an area that I pass everyday I get this warning. Hmm posted speed limit is 40mph, not 2. I had d/l the speed trap thing but deleted it to try to stop it from going off. But for the life of me I cannot find the POI that is doing that. Any idea on how to stop that?
By Chance did you rename the file, with a 2, in the filename? That would set the warning to 2 MPH.
I had a file called Starbucks_2_US.csv.. so just having a 2 will do that?
Just review the poi file you add and you will see that error. Probably one of them has a sentence with 2 MPH instead of 20 MPH or 40 MPH. You should know better than us what you added , so it could be easy for you to find it.
Open that one and change the 2 for 20 or 40 or the one you want.
It's an human error.
"I had a file called Starbucks_2_US.csv.. so just having a 2 will do that?"
Yes. Exactly so.
That I was going to try, But I load 530,000+ POI's (Kind of bored, all this snow and I can't ride my bike) So right now I will get rid of the 2 that is in the one file description and try that. If not, I will load one file a day till I get the culprit. LoL
"(Ok, I renamed it and will tell you tonight if it was the one. Thanks).
Yep, drove by there and that was it. Thanks for the help.
Sounds like a bit of a bug ... you should report the details to Garmin.
It's not a bug it's a feature. POI Loader interprets numbers in the filename as speed information. It's designed that way.
For example, a file named Schools_25.csv will produce a 25mph speed alert.
MM, where have you been?
Oh, I thought me meant that because he had a 2 in his Starbucks POI list, it was affecting the speed in another of his POI lists where he had 20 or 40 set.
I am sure that Starbucks appreciates his GPS telling him to slow down (and perhaps grab a coffee) when he is in the area though.
Dunkin Donuts would be better. I have tasted a few of the over-priced SB coffee and didn't care for them. LoL
I had the same problem. I couldn't figure out why I had a speed alert at 2 mph at a Wal-mart I drove buy.
I found a _2 listed in the Charter One file name in my POI load folder. I opened the file w/ the Extra_POI_Editor (thanks turboccc)and found there was a bank in the Wal-Mart. It was surprising that this was the only bank branch close enough to trigger an alert in a 10 hr trip from Detroit to WV.
The people in this forum are extremely helpful.
It was surprising that this was the only bank branch close enough to trigger an alert in a 10 hr trip from Detroit to WV.
For non-TourGuide POI files, you will only get an alert if the location is on the same street you are traveling on, or along your anticipated route if you are routing to a destination. Obviously, no banks are located on any interstate highways. I assume the alert came after you exited the interstate to a local road.
On my trip down to Virginia Beach last month, it took me a while to understand why I kept having 7MPH speed limit alerts all the time. I had changed the Seven-Eleven POI file name to 7-Eleven before uploading... May I tell there are many of those downtown Virginia Beach! I turned off the sound and just read aloud the instructions for my boyfriend.
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