Good day. I installed a car dealership ".csv" from my iMac to my Nuvi250. I finally figured how to find them and they come up in a list from closest to furthest from my home location.
If I install the RestAreas.csv will the two lists be intermingled in my custom POIs listing or is there a way to separate them from each other?
I assume each would appear on the map if driving near to them, respectively?
Thank you for any clearing of the fog with my first GPS. H.
you would have two poi listings, rest areas and dealerships then touch the one you want
Yes they will if you don't use sub folders to separate them.
Just as a example.On your computer make a new folder and call it pois.Next make two sub folders from it one called car dealerships and other rest stops.Now download the two files you want and put them in the folders you made not the poi folder.After getting the files loaded in the right folder name them exactly like the sub folders.Now hook gps unit up to computer and direct it to the main pois folder you made for the download and once finish you should have separate folders.
See Motorcycle Mama's comment on this thread:
If he only has a single category, I don't think he needs the complexity of subfolders. Each POI file will show up as a separate "category" when he opens Custom POI's on his Nuvi.
It's when you have multiple POI files in the same category that subfolders become useful.
This behavior may vary according to different models. It is how it works on my Nuvi 350, though. There would be no benefit to using subfolders with only a single file in each one.
You can use subfolders if you want to have different brand dealerships( Ford, Honda, ect.) in a category called dealers. Then rest areas (Mi, Wi, Il.) In a category called rest areas. and so on. If you just put the rest area csv and dealerships csv in the base poifolder it will tranfer to your unit under custom pois as two listings it wont mix then together unless you select all categories on your unit.
Thank you charles45. I put each set of files in its own folder in the "POI" folder and it worked. I assumed I needed underscores, but it will accept a space between words ie Subaru Dealers vs Subaru_Dealers.
A future trip to the U.S. will let me know how it works.
I will have to do some more research to see how to add/subtract alert distances in a .csv file for the Rest Areas.
Have a great day. H.
No problem.Glad you done it ok.The next time you use the poi loader to copy files to gps look for the manual mode instead of the express and you can set up your alerts by distance must be in feet or by speed.Just put check mark in the one you want to use.
Thanks. I understood the .csv files would only do speed, whereas the gpx files would do speed and/or distance. This was somewhere on this site.
I can always clear them out, reload in Manual, and give it a try. It would be a lot harder to change to gpx then back to csv.
Thanks again for the lead. H.
Sorry. Double clicked.
I loaded the Rest Area file in manual and set the alert distance to about 5 miles so it should work before the "Rest Area 1 Mile" sign. We shall see how it goes. Thank you for the help on that.
I found a Subaru Dealer file and loaded it with no alerts. I wanted to add the local dealer to the file. I went into Google Earth and found it would not change the long/lat to decimal without upgrading Google Earth. I found a site for that and when I entered the numbers into the file there were 6 digits after the decimal, but only 4 digits in the original file. Does this make a big difference to the accuracy?
The short answer is that 4 or 6 digits past the period will do fine for such a poi. Both will work in the file
This is the site I like to use for coordinates. http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/geocoding.html
That is the site I was using until Garmin sent me a free DVD of City Navigator with MapSource, I find with MapSource easier to find them and more accurate.
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