Creating folders for different POIs

 

I'm trying to have a few different folders of POIs and speed cameras on my Nuvi 660. I'm able to upload all my custom POIs using the POI loader. I've also been able to upload the speed cameras on the GPS as well. However, they are all showing up in the same folder. I can't figure out why that's happening or how I can correct it so they have seperate folders for each.

I will continue adding more custom POIs but I'd like to have the speed camera files remain seperate so they are not erased by accident when uploading new POIs.

Can someone tell me where I may have gone wrong in uploading the files? I uploaded from seperate CSV files so I expected them to create seperate folders on the GPS.

Thanks everyone. You've been helpful with my other questions.

John

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This posting will answer all your questions about folders.
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/8674

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loading POI's

When you load POIs using POI Loader it will be compiled into 1 poi.gpi file. All the .csv and .gpx files will be compiled into that 1 file. It will give you categories base on the folder the .csv file is in.
The poi.gpi file that is located in your nuvi drive under \Garmin\poi folder is always created. Thus if you have existing poi.gpi, it will be overwritten the next time you run poi loader. You can just rename the file.

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nuvi 2460LMT

i had the same issue so i

i had the same issue so i delleted them all and then reloaded them all at once and then they are all stored underextras but in seperate folders for each but if i try to enter one mor they all get combined so i just redo them all every time

Still having the same problem with having different folders

I hate to say it, but I'm still struggling with this. I'm able to load my POIs on my Nuvi or on my SD card. No problem there.

However, I have two CSV files I'd like to load. Customers we visit and Speed Cameras. If I load the Customers csv file and then the camera csv file, the customer one is overwritten.

If I load them both from the same folder called "items for gps" then I get two copies of my camera file (for some reason, I don't know why) and one copy of my customers file. If I could figure out why I'm getting two copies of the camera file I'd be pretty happy.

The second issue is how the speed camera file will work. I have a couple of the items set with "speed camera@70" but I'd like to have advanced warning for it. This is my second issue.

I installed everything in the express mode. I see in the manual mode that I can set a distance from the point. But I can't choose distance for the speed cameras and the regular setting for the customers. I don't want a waning for the customers when I'm a mile away. However, on the interstate, where the speed limit is 65, I'd like a warning about a mile away from the speed camera to be sure I'm going the correct speed.

Is there anyway to accomplish this? Again, I'm probably missing something very easy.

Thanks,
John

Loading POI's

rodeman wrote:

I hate to say it, but I'm still struggling with this. I'm able to load my POIs on my Nuvi or on my SD card. No problem there.

However, I have two CSV files I'd like to load. Customers we visit and Speed Cameras. If I load the Customers csv file and then the camera csv file, the customer one is overwritten.

If I load them both from the same folder called "items for gps" then I get two copies of my camera file (for some reason, I don't know why) and one copy of my customers file. If I could figure out why I'm getting two copies of the camera file I'd be pretty happy.

The second issue is how the speed camera file will work. I have a couple of the items set with "speed camera@70" but I'd like to have advanced warning for it. This is my second issue.

I installed everything in the express mode. I see in the manual mode that I can set a distance from the point. But I can't choose distance for the speed cameras and the regular setting for the customers. I don't want a waning for the customers when I'm a mile away. However, on the interstate, where the speed limit is 65, I'd like a warning about a mile away from the speed camera to be sure I'm going the correct speed.

Is there anyway to accomplish this? Again, I'm probably missing something very easy.

Thanks,
John

Alot has been said about loading POI's and many do it different ways. I don't like renaming the files. Here is what I do and it seems to work very nicely.

I have separate subfolders for each type of POI. ex:

POI Files
..> Banks
..> Camping
..> Speed Traps

Whenever I get a new POI, I put it in the proper sub-folder, use POI loader to load them, but I first delete all POI's (POI Loader does this very quickly). I then reload all my POI's (doesn't take long). If you want to change the speed trap settings, you must do a manual load of them through the POI Loader. That can take some time, however.

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Larry - Nuvi 680, Nuvi 1690, Nuvi 2797LMT

Still having the same problem with having different folders

Everyone has their on process it seems but this works best for me.I have lots of sub folders.

Just as a example.On your computer make a new folder and call it pois.Next make two sub folders from it one called customers and other speed cameras.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.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Garmin Viago and Here Maps.

Thanks.

charlesd45 wrote:

Everyone has their on process it seems but this works best for me.I have lots of sub folders.

Just as a example.On your computer make a new folder and call it pois.Next make two sub folders from it one called customers and other speed cameras.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.

Great info. This is what I am wanting to do.

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different distance settings

rodeman wrote:

I hate to say it, but I'm still struggling with this. I'm able to load my POIs on my Nuvi or on my SD card. No problem there.

However, I have two CSV files I'd like to load. Customers we visit and Speed Cameras. If I load the Customers csv file and then the camera csv file, the customer one is overwritten.

If I load them both from the same folder called "items for gps" then I get two copies of my camera file (for some reason, I don't know why) and one copy of my customers file. If I could figure out why I'm getting two copies of the camera file I'd be pretty happy.

The second issue is how the speed camera file will work. I have a couple of the items set with "speed camera@70" but I'd like to have advanced warning for it. This is my second issue.

I installed everything in the express mode. I see in the manual mode that I can set a distance from the point. But I can't choose distance for the speed cameras and the regular setting for the customers. I don't want a waning for the customers when I'm a mile away. However, on the interstate, where the speed limit is 65, I'd like a warning about a mile away from the speed camera to be sure I'm going the correct speed.

Is there anyway to accomplish this? Again, I'm probably missing something very easy.

Thanks,
John

John,
Item 1 was already answered. Using the latest Garmin POI loader, in manual mode, you are allowed
to set the distance for each CSV file. Don't forget to delete existing POIs or you will get duplicates. In your example, I would have three (3) total files, customers, red-light cameras, and speed cameras. When the POI loader reads the customer CSV, you can use default. Personally, I used 1000 ft for red-light cameras and 2500 ft for speed cameras.

Hope this helps.

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Nuvi 660, 2555LMT

This is what I am wanting to do.

If this works for you.Just go back and do it in the manual mode on the Garmin poi loader and put check mark in the speed or distance.Put in the data you want for the alerts.This will be alert for each poi.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Garmin Viago and Here Maps.

I am trying to get this

I am trying to get this accomplished on my new 760. I have followed the directions but when I go to extras it just shows Custom POIS and nothing more.
I should have three categories.
Rest Areas
Walmart
Sams
On my C: drive I have
POI main = Main Folder
Rest Areas = Sub Folder
Walmart = Sub Folder
Sams = Sub Folder

All files are named exactly like the corresponding sub folder.

Thanks
Alan

Folders

aksimpson wrote:

I am trying to get this accomplished on my new 760. I have followed the directions but when I go to extras it just shows Custom POIS and nothing more.
I should have three categories.
Rest Areas
Walmart
Sams
On my C: drive I have
POI main = Main Folder
Rest Areas = Sub Folder
Walmart = Sub Folder
Sams = Sub Folder

All files are named exactly like the corresponding sub folder.

Thanks
Alan

It should look like this.

POI main=main folder

>>Rest Areas = Subfolder
>>>Rest area.csv

>>Walmart = Subfolder
>>>Walmart.csv

>>Sams = Subfolder
>>>Sams.csv

1.Put the csv files in the correct subfolder.
2.Hook gps unit to computer using usb cable.
3.Run POI Loader and direct it to the main folder not the subfolders.
4.Once completed go to where to,my locations and extras and they should be there.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Garmin Viago and Here Maps.

Click

aksimpson wrote:

I am trying to get this accomplished on my new 760. I have followed the directions but when I go to extras it just shows Custom POIS and nothing more.
I should have three categories.

Did you click on Custom Pois?

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Yes, when I click on Custom

Yes, when I click on Custom POI's it shows the closest poi's but not in categories like I am trying to set up. Actually it is only showing rest areas. We have a Walmart that is only seven miles away that should show up.

Alan

I just thought of something.

I just thought of something. I am wanting alerts for rest areas but no alerts for the other POI's. I use manual in the POI Loader and set alerts for for the rest area's and click ignore for the other two poi's . Am I loading the poi's correctly or am I making a mistake by telling it to ignore Walmart and Sam's csv.

Alan

Ignore Walmart and Sam's

If you tell POI loader to ignore a POI, it will not be loaded. If you want proximity alerts, check the box that says "This file contains proximity alert points". You can then check the alert setting you want (speed or distance). If you don't want a proximity alert, don't check either of the boxes at the top ("Ignore this file" or "This file contains proximity alert points"). The file will then be loaded but without proximity alerts. These options are presented by POI Loader for each POI file you are loading, so you can decide whether or not to have alerts for each file loaded.

Here is how I do it

I set up the POI files in folders like most others here do, but I have 2 base folders on my PC, one for alert POI's and one for everything else, structured something like this:

Garmin ( Main Folder)

...Alerts (sub folder)
.......Rest areas (sub folder)
...........RestAreasCombined.bmp (Icon file)
...........RestAreasCombined.csv (POI file)
.......Traffic (sub folder)
...........Red_Lights_USA.csv (POI file)
...........Speed-Cameras.csv (POI file)

...POI (sub folder)
.......Restaurants (sub folder)
...........Outback.csv (POI file)
...........Classic DinersUSA.csv (POI file)
.......Pubs (sub folder)
...........Colorado Brewpubs.gpx (POI file)
...........Colorado Brewpubs.bmp (Icon file)

etc

When I do a complete reload of my POI files, I delete all of the POI's from the Nuvi. I do not load the main POI folder (called Garmin) from my PC, that is strictly for storage and organization. I first load the Alert sub-folder in manual mode with POI Loader, and I set the alert distances that I like. This creates a file called POI.gpi in the POI folder on the Nuvi. I then rename this file to poialert.gpi.

Now I can load all the regular POI files (restaurants, scenic places, stores, wineries, etc) in my POI folder in express mode without overwriting the alert POI's in the alertpoi.gpi folder, because process will once again create a new file in the Nuvi called poi.gpi. This time I do not rename it when I'm done.

One advantage to this method is that when I want to add a restaurant to that folder, or a new scenic place to that folder, I don't have to reload all the alert POI's in manual mode. I can just reload the non-alert files with express mode and it will only overwrite the poi.gpi file on the unit, leaving the alertpoi.gpi file alone.

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Rick - Nüvi 260 - eTrex Summit HC

It is working now. I thought

It is working now. I thought that when I was ignoring the poi's I was just telling it I did not want alerts for those particular poi's.

Now I just have to get the mount fastened inside the dashboard storage on our Freestyle. The Nuvi is a perfect size that when the compartment is open it will fit nicely inside. When we park I can pull it off of the mount, lay it down and close the lid.

Thanks for the help.

Alan

Ignore

That "Ignore" checkbox confused me at first, too. I thought the same as you, that I was ignoring picking a speed or distance alert, not ignoring loading the whole file. Reading the help information screen was no help.

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Thank You

ahsumtoy wrote:

....I have separate subfolders for each type of POI. ex:

POI Files
..> Banks
..> Camping
..> Speed Traps

Whenever I get a new POI, I put it in the proper sub-folder, use POI loader to load them, but I first delete all POI's (POI Loader does this very quickly). I then reload all my POI's (doesn't take long)....

Thank you for the info.

I am new here but I have been on other forums for years.

I searched for "POI folder" and this thread was the first match.

From query to solution in a matter of minutes.

This forum rocks.

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Nuvi 3790LMT