What documentation gets submitted with a new POI file?

 

I just completed a POI for a retail store chain that's located in 23 states. I want to submit it for consideration to be published in the POI Factory. What documentation should/must I submit?
The way I implemented the finished product, I have 23 separate .csv files, one for each state. When I load them to my Garmin C530, I can either a) look at them all at once(of course, in ascending distance from me) or b) just those in any one specified state at a time. That's how I have chosen to implement this particular POI file.
Some questions:
1. Do I submit all 23 .csv files for Miss POI's consideration?
2. If yes, how do I do that?
3. Can I concatenate all 23 files together and let Miss POI sort things out?
4. Do I submit the 23 small files (or 1 large, concatenated file) in the completed .csv format or in the source .txt format that ultimately becomes the .csv files?
5. Do I describe where the data came from and how I obtained it?
6. Once Miss POI receives my submission, what happens after that? What procedures does she follow to make sure the POI works and is accurate?

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Phil in Mentor, Ohio -- Garmin Nuvi 1450

procedure

People can break out the states that they want using POI Verifier, so you don't have to submit all 23 small files. Upload the one file to the site using the upload and share a csv link and it will guide you the rest of the way.
Please put a little blurb with a link to where the data came from.

It will go into our moderation queue and when I get it I will look at it, make sure we don't already have the file and then once it has been checked it will be published for all to see.

Miss POI

Procedure for submitting doc for POI's

Miss POI, you said:
"Upload the one file to the site using the upload and share a csv link and it will guide you the rest of the way."

What do you mean to "share a csv link?"

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Phil in Mentor, Ohio -- Garmin Nuvi 1450

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No, what she is saying is to use the "upload and share a csv" link that is found below your name on the right side of the screen.

POI format

plunder wrote:

4. Do I submit the 23 small files (or 1 large, concatenated file) in the completed .csv format or in the source .txt format that ultimately becomes the .csv files?

Since nobody addressed this yet, I will ask: What's the difference? A .csv file is, by definition, a plain text file. I assume we're talking Garmin here and it gets changed somehow after "loading" ????

I think I would probably vote for the source form.

I think .csv's uploaded here should be as generic as possible.....unless noted otherwise in the description.

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Magellan Maestro 4250// MIO C310X

Upload and share a .csv...

Gotcha. I just did that so now I guess I'll just wait and see what happens. Thanks MM.

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Phil in Mentor, Ohio -- Garmin Nuvi 1450

Poi File sizes

I am concerned about the size of the poi files. What size are the larger ones like red light, and rest room.
Also do most people put them on SD cards, or directly to their GPS?

I can only speak

I can only speak for the Combined Rest Area file - right now, with the latest updates, is running around 123 Kb size. I expect during the next few updates it will increase to about 140 Kb as more locations get "facility info" added !

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MrKenFL- "Money can't buy you happiness .. But it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery." NUVI 260, Nuvi 1490LMT & Nuvi 2595LMT all with 2014.4 maps !

poi file size

When you load poi files on to your GPSr, using poi loader, it gets compiled and they are quite small. If you are close to running out of space, you have the option of deleting unnecessary files off your unit. Make sure you have a full backup of your unit before deleting anything.
Most users would load POIs into their unit and use SD cards for MP3s on MP3 capable units or additional maps. It depends on how you want to organize your infos.

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nuvi 2460LMT

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Typically, I've found that I get somewhere between 8,000 - 12,000 POI locations per megabyte of space.