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MichaelLegner Posted - 29 juil. 2005 : 21:07:51
Edits by GpsPasSion
UPDATED 201202 : New v2.7.1 version available for PCs.
UPDATED 201108 :
PC - New v2.7.0 version available, see details on page 8
MAC - New v2.2.0 version available, see details on page 9.
UPDATED 20091013 : New v2.54 version available, see details on page 8.
UPDATED 20090416 : New guides for POIs and TourGuides - link.

Load custom POI Files -> www . POInUSA . com on GpsPasSion

Updated December 10th, 2006 - New 240 beta version, adds vocal alerts by POI type, details here

Updated January 23rd, 2006 - New 2.21 version released today, see details here


On the download page of the C320 (at Garmin.com) there is now a "POI Loader" available for the C320/C330

/Michael

Garmin C320 owner
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Camps and Vans Posted - 30 janv. 2014 : 22:48:49
Hi beetle-m

Thank You for your help, I had forgotten about the sox.exe file it must of been deleted when I updated POI Loader.

All works fine now.

Thanks for your help.

Regards
Greg
beetle-m Posted - 30 janv. 2014 : 10:15:08
Hello Greg.
As I guess you need a special file: sox.exe (it must be placed in PoiLoader's installation catalog).
Do you have it there ?

Try file I use for many years, link: http://beetle-m.neostrada.pl/Test/sox.zip

B-noted: After extracting above .zip archive please rename the file to sox.exe

FYI: https://forums.garmin.com/showthread.php?3039-PoiLoader-feature-request&p=74293#post74293
Camps and Vans Posted - 29 janv. 2014 : 22:19:15
I have a problem with my 3790, I have been using Turbo's EPE for many, many years to create my gpx file for my custom POI's and have been using wav files for the POI alerts. I then use Garmin's POI Loader to create the gpi files but it is now saying that it cant use wav files only mp3 files which the 3790 cant play as it doesn't have a mp3 player. What is my best option to overcome this problem. I am using POI Loader 2.7.3 as well as Turbo's latest version of EPE which is not the problem as when I use POI Loader with the gpx, bmp & wav file in the same folder POI Loader comes back at the end saying : Unable to convert C:\...\*.wav to the proper format, therefore this audio file was not transferred.

Thanks
Greg
beetle-m Posted - 08 nov. 2013 : 11:38:17
POI Loader for Windows software version 2.7.3
http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=927

Changes made from version 2.7.2 to 2.7.3:
- Fixed issue where address information was not being written out in certain situations
beetle-m Posted - 18 sept. 2012 : 21:23:46
POI Loader for Windows software version 2.7.2
http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=927
Change History
Changes made from version 2.7.1 to 2.7.2:

Fixed issue where where POI loader would delete premium GPI files from devices
Fixed several issues regarding registry data access
Fixed an issue with very long file paths
sussamb Posted - 07 mars 2012 : 07:36:00
You should find the POIs are copied into the POI folder on your 760.
alwaysGPS Posted - 07 mars 2012 : 02:53:03
Hello all, pardon me if this is not the right forum for this or if this has been addressed before. The scenario is - when I insert a SD card with say, some POIs onto the Nuvi760, the set will ask if I want to copy the POIs onto the set such that the POIs will still be available for use even if the SD card is removed. My question is where are these POIs copied to and can the same be deleted?

Many thanks.
gpspassion Posted - 20 févr. 2012 : 19:31:19
Thanks, first message and title udpated.
beetle-m Posted - 31 janv. 2012 : 09:38:15
POI Loader for Windows software version 2.7.1:
http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=927

Change History
Changes made from version 2.7.0 to 2.7.1:
Fixed issue with sending POI files with incorrect file extension to SD cards.
beetle-m Posted - 26 août 2011 : 07:57:26
Dan. I'm too ugly to use mirror.
Garmin has same problem I guess

I met some idea. Maybe Garmin is preparing new extension for devices: filename.poi
If it's right they've started wrong way cause now nuvi series isn't ready for it.
Let me think it is typical bug as ... latest Garmin standards.
danham Posted - 25 août 2011 : 14:57:36
A focused, factual critique like yours is always welcome here.

As for where are the beta testers, do you happen to have a mirror handy [grin]?

-dan
beetle-m Posted - 25 août 2011 : 14:13:44
I'm sorry to tell ...
Garmin behaves like novice. From some time (maybe one/two years) I have a mistrust of their applications (see also Garmin Lifetime Updater problems). Where are beta-testers, where is Garmin's QC ?
Mom, where am I ?

Beetl(e)dit: BTW I can't believe so extension: .poi will be available for Garmin devices in the future. For now, mentioned file isn't visible for them.

If you (GpsPasSion) decide it isn't constructive critique feel free to delete my post.
gpspassion Posted - 25 août 2011 : 13:04:29
Indeed, strange error and there are going to be a lot of confused customers calling with the "where are my POIs" question!
beetle-m Posted - 25 août 2011 : 08:56:30
Anyway we can expect newer release cause 2.7.0 has probable bug with filename if you are sending data to "Garmin Device". Filename got extension .poi

Correct filename is folder_name.gpi as everybody (except Garmin engineers) knows.
Sending data to "Computer" (using ver. 2.7.0) is correct.
gpspassion Posted - 24 août 2011 : 17:02:25
Thanks for the info, title updated
beetle-m Posted - 24 août 2011 : 11:30:03
FYI
POI Loader for Windows software version 2.7.0:
http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=927

Change History
Changes made from version 2.6.1 to 2.7.0:
Added Brazilian Portuguese language support
Added support for new Garmin devices
Fixed issues with the Software Update dialog remaining open
gpspassion Posted - 28 févr. 2011 : 05:42:12
Thanks for the heads up, first message and title updated
BAVC10 Posted - 27 févr. 2011 : 20:04:17
Poi Loader 2.6.1 is out now to correct the issues with the "" "" which 2.6.0 introduced.

http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=927

Change History
Changes made from version 2.6.0 to 2.6.1:
#9702;Fixed issue with reading in CSV files that contain quotes in the position field
#9702;Fixed issue with reading in CSV files that contain escape quotes

Changes made from version 2.5.4 to 2.6.0:
#9702;Added ability to specify a custom POI file's name
#9702;Added ability to handle swapped lat and lon values in CSV files
#9702;Fixed issue with multi-line CSV files not being read correctly
#9702;Fixed issue with extended ASCII characters in CSV files
#9702;Fixed issue with reading large gpx and csv files making the application unresponsive
gpspassion Posted - 27 janv. 2011 : 19:24:04
Still 0.4.0 "late" ;-) Title and first post updated !
danham Posted - 27 janv. 2011 : 19:16:31
And "only" about a week later [g], the Mac version 2.2.0 http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=3697:

quote:
Changes made from version 2.1.0 to 2.2.0:
Fixed issue where associating bitmap with gpx file could cause crash.
Fixed issue where links embedded in gpx files where not being processed.
Fixed issue where 'Remove All POIs' only removed the poi.gpi file.
Added progress bar for creation and transfer of gpi file.
Added ability to select a single file as a source for POIs.
Added ability to specify the name of the newly created gpi file.
gpspassion Posted - 20 janv. 2011 : 20:20:37
New v2.6.0.0 available : http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=927
quote:
Changes made from version 2.5.4 to 2.6.0:

* Added ability to specify a custom POI file's name
* Added ability to handle swapped lat and lon values in CSV files
* Fixed issue with multi-line CSV files not being read correctly
* Fixed issue with extended ASCII characters in CSV files
* Fixed issue with reading large gpx and csv files making the application unresponsive
Nothing earth shattering, better support of "odd" characters it seems ;-)
gpspassion Posted - 21 déc. 2009 : 23:17:59
Welcome to the forums.

Yes, read the first message and you'll find a link for "20090416 : New guides for POIs and TourGuides" with more more information than you bargained for most likely ;-)
1390T Posted - 21 déc. 2009 : 23:13:50
Hi Everyone,
I'm new here and this is my first post.
I purchased a 1390T (Garmin Nuvi) and was told that I could install a custom POI for alerting me for a speed of 30 kmh on a certain school zone street. Can anyone show me how or where this could be done.
I would like it for Sorbonne Street in Brossard, Quebec, Canada between the streets Rivard and Pelletier.

Please help!
It switches there from 50 to 30 and then back to 50 again on Pelletier right after the school.

Thanks Muchly!
Dewi Posted - 13 oct. 2009 : 05:14:07
POI Loader v2.5.4 Available

Changes made from version 2.5.3 to 2.5.4:
-Fixed issue with handling commas in CSV files.
-Fixed issue with file paths including non-English characters.
Changes made from version 2.5.2 to 2.5.3:
-Fixed issue with Asian language translated strings being incorrectly truncated.
Changes made from version 2.5.1 to 2.5.2:
-Fixed an issue with loading BMP files.
-Fixed an issue with saving GPI files to SD cards.

http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=927
Skiddy Posted - 26 mars 2008 : 01:16:53
Thanks Simon, I appreciate the response. The issue with Bobcat importing directly from the Nuvi is that it will only pick up those stored in "Favorites" and not the Custom POI's in "Extras". The .csv files I had were very simple in terms of a Lat, Lon, and Description. I liked the way your csv2gpx utility would look for a matching image also (like POI Loader) as that would have been ideal.

Simon Slavin Posted - 25 mars 2008 : 22:38:52
You should be able to connect your nuvi to your computer and use the Bobcat menu item to download those POIs directly from the device. Once they're in Bobcat you can write them to a GPX file or whatever else you need. This works fine on my MacBook Pro.

As to why Bobcat won't import from the GPX file I make, I don't know. There's a good chance that the features of GPX format I use aren't quite compatible with what Bobcat expects to see. Software is meant to be liberal and just ignore stuff it can't read, but it might be really fussy and just reject the entire file. If loading directly into the program doesn't work for you post again and I'll see if I can figure out what's wrong.
Skiddy Posted - 25 mars 2008 : 02:26:47
FAO: Simon Slavin (or anyone else who may know)

I have a whole bunch of POI's that were loaded into my Nuvi via the Windows based POI Loader. I then moved to Mac (whoo hoo!) and now I would like those .csv files imported into Bobcat.
I tried using Simon's "MacGarmin Tools" to convert the .csv files into .gpx format so that I could import them into Bobcat, however Bobcat will not import them.

Does anyone have any ideas on how I could get those POI's into Bobcat? Converting the .gpi file from the Nuvi to .gpx and importing doe not work as expected as they lose the icon's and other details

Many thanks in advance.
yipkawai Posted - 21 févr. 2008 : 08:57:46
I'm trying to load some POI on my Nuvi 350 for the first time, and it just keeps popping up the error: "There was a problem transferring your custom POI's to your device. Please try running POI loader again." I'm using the latest version of POI loader and I've tried loading both .csv and .gpx formats. I couldn't seem to find a solution anywhere, so I'm hoping someone can advise me. Thanks!
gpspassion Posted - 11 janv. 2008 : 16:51:29
You can get some hints on the POI format in this new detailed guide : http://www.gpspassion.com/forumsen/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=105000

@nedkelly - yes, see the Magellan section for a guide
LordNelson Posted - 04 janv. 2008 : 13:28:35
I have just downloaded POILoader for Mac (running OSX 10.4.11) and it does not recognise any CSV files that I have tried to load. I have created CSV from text files by opening the text file in Excel and saving as a delimited file format (CSV). I have changed the extensions of .txt to .csv and I have downloaded POI files in CSV format - none of them are recognised by POILoader when I point it to them.

I wanted to use it to load names and addresses from Outlook to POI's using a text export from Outlook - but nothing seems to even be recognised.

Have I missed something?
nedkelly Posted - 14 août 2007 : 10:32:07
Is there a way to load the POI set to a magellan explorist??
Simon Slavin Posted - 03 juil. 2007 : 22:22:37
Support for bitmap icons seems to be inconsistent. Some sizes, and some bit depths work, and which ones work differ for different Garmin models. I'm glad you've found something that works for your hardware.
stevepowers Posted - 03 juil. 2007 : 21:40:38
Sorry if this has been covered before on this forum - but for ages I've tried to get custom bitmaps with a transparent background to my Garmin C320. Documentation says you use magenta - but this didn't work for me. But just found out that you need to have the .bmp file with just 16 (maybe 256) colours - I had been using 16 million (24 bit).
BobM Posted - 30 mars 2007 : 04:29:50
Probably all questions have been asked before

Here's the post: http://www.gpspassion.com/forumsen/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=74016

Bob
admin_0 Posted - 29 mars 2007 : 14:06:07
I'm sorry if this has been answered elsewhere, but if it has, I can't find it.

When I download a custom poi file set from a forum here it includes both csv and gpx versions of red light or speed cameras, but do I need to load both in the GPS? I think I'm getting some duplication, as seen when I do a search in the GPS, a Garmin 60CSx, on Custom POIs. When in that screen, pressing "Menu" brings up "Select Database" and here it's obvious that each csv and gpx file is listed separately.

So if only one of the two files should be loaded, which one should it be? CSV or GPX?

TIA

Dr Jeckyl and Mr Hide
nitti Posted - 21 déc. 2006 : 04:52:56
I downloaded the Tim Horton USA canadapoi and the tim Horton icon..I have a Garmin 340..It loaded the Tim Horton poi fine but no bmp when I arived at tim horton destination..simulated from house..I had both names the same cept for the bmp extension..All it shows is the black white flag at final destination..This is the first custom poi i have enteed and it does show up on the Garmin as a Custom POI..Any help??
gpspassion Posted - 10 déc. 2006 : 02:10:52
wow that's nice, so that means you can probably use a silent wav files for mobile cams for instance, that would be something.
hcornea Posted - 08 déc. 2006 : 23:19:32
http://www.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=1673

The new version of POILoader has support for wav files, but Garmin seem a little thin on details of how to implement this (ie none).

Has anyone had any success with this for speedcams, Redlight cams?

edited: actually, you just name the wav file the same as the POI (eg schools_40.wav) and place it with the POI files.

Now I can tell the difference b/w red-light and speedcams!
admin_0 Posted - 25 oct. 2006 : 20:14:18
New to GPS Just bought the Garmin 7200. What are these POIs, I know its points of intrest but where do you buy/get them and how do you use them
Richie
vapordan Posted - 06 sept. 2006 : 17:34:49
Roger that, I have a new sp7200 on order so I should be able to figure this out.
Dewi Posted - 06 sept. 2006 : 16:28:58
quote:
Originally posted by vapordan

I have the tim hortons csv file loaded. I drove by 2. nothing. I get speed alerts. Drove by costco (have the costco csv loaded. Nothing. I have a little over 13,000 poi's loaded.
I routed to a tim horton and simulated. No icon, no alert. I can see the custom poi's loaded from Where To? > Extras > Custom POI's. However, Tools > My Data > Custom POI only has delete all. I assume they are there. Any clues?


It may be that when you used the POI Loader, you used the Express (default) method. For the alerts to happen for the Tim Horton's locations, make sure you choose "Manual" instead of Express when using the POI Loader software. That will allow you to set the alert distance (I used 250m) for each relevant csv file it finds.

Also, for the icon to show up, make sure the bmp is in the same directory as the csv file and rename the bmp to the exact same name as the csv file (except for the extension, of course).
vapordan Posted - 19 août 2006 : 06:36:49
The fix for this is to make sure that the bmp files have the same name as the csv files. Try as I might, I could not get line breaks to be recognized on the sp7200. I don't think this is working. For one, the display is on one line in the sp that alternates between an alert and a caution. It also seemed to totally ignore the 4th parameter in the CSV file.

One good way to have good icons is to download them from the site, say lexus.com. Load the gif file in paint and stretch the image by 10 percent or so. That will usually cut it down to a 24 ish pixels. Once the size is right, save it as a bitmap. It's the real deal, no cheasy hand drawn image.

Also, the sp doesn't necessarily limit to a 24x24 image. I'd suggest keeping it around that size otherwise it gets to big on screen but bigger sizes don't look stretched. I have lexus(canada), acura(ON), indigo/chapters(GTA and toronto area malls as poi's. I'll test them on the weekend and upload them.

cheers
vapordan Posted - 18 août 2006 : 04:06:59
I read thru the 6 pages and gathered a bit of info but there is still one thing going wrong with my sp7200. I don't see proximity alerts for tim hortons. I have the tim hortons csv file loaded. I drove by 2. nothing. I get speed alerts. Drove by costco (have the costco csv loaded. Nothing. I have a little over 13,000 poi's loaded.
I routed to a tim horton and simulated. No icon, no alert. I can see the custom poi's loaded from Where To? > Extras > Custom POI's. However, Tools > My Data > Custom POI only has delete all. I assume they are there. Any clues?
darthemma Posted - 01 août 2006 : 02:00:30
newbie here. I downloaded the starbucks zip file and I would like the lil icon to show up. how do I get poi loader to recognize the zip file with the icon in it?

Garmin StreetPilot 7200
GPSrapp Posted - 16 mai 2006 : 17:07:49
Well I think you have to be approaching the target of the alarm, because it is intended to be an alert for you to know that you are approaching a traffic control area. However, that is my assumption, not fact, but that is the way it seems to work.

rapp
fdnyfish Posted - 16 mai 2006 : 16:20:46
I have a Garmin 2720, and I loaded some POI's with a proximity alert of 1000 feet.

The alerts only seem to go off if i'm on the actual street (around the corner will not work).

Is this correct, or should it be a 1000 foot radius from my position?
GPSrapp Posted - 10 mai 2006 : 22:55:39
The Help tab of POIloader and the Help links found there will give you some good explanation. First, if your file name contains certain Key Words (e.g. Redlight, Camera, etc.) POIloader will automatically determine it to be an alert requested file. If no speed/distance is specified, a default proximity distance of 400 meters will be used for alert, speed 0.

Otherwise, when you use POIloader, at the last screen just before it does its thing, click where it usually says "Express Mode" and change it to "Manual Mode". Then you will see a screen that allows you to enter prox distances and/or speeds as desired.

Haven't tried this, but for Redlight or Camera, for example, if you put a distance in the title of the file as well (a plain number, no unit) it should use that as the distance using the unit (ft/meters) you had specified in POIloader at the same screen where you find "Express" and "Manual".

I have used the method where Camera was in the title, and it provided the default prox dist alert of 1312 ft (400 meters) in my Nuvi.

Hope it works for you!

GPSrapp
fdnyfish Posted - 10 mai 2006 : 21:57:36
Can someone better explain the naming of the CSV file for PRoximity Alerts? I have a 2720 and load about 12 CSV files manually. I have to specify each Proximity alert ( no speed alerts needed).

Is there a way to change the name of my CSV file so that the 2720 knows i want only proximity alerts at a set distance?

I read the garmin poiloader help file and i am still confused.

lets say I have a file called FDNY.csv and want to be alerted whenever i am in proximity of 1000 feet to any location. What should i rename the CSV file to? remember, I only want proximity alerts, no speed alerts.

thanks
angelillo Posted - 15 févr. 2006 : 12:14:25
hi there,
I can supply speed cameras POI's for Spain, but in OV2 (tomtom) format.
You can easily convert them to CSV/GPX usin Poiedit

angel
stevepowers Posted - 13 févr. 2006 : 00:24:08
On using the new POI Loader and the new Beta 5.1 software for the C320 ... I seem to no longer get the customised bit maps working for POIs such as speed cameras. Anyone else seen this problem?
gpspassion Posted - 05 févr. 2006 : 23:35:46
Not that I know of no, sounds like a plan, you can add it here www.POInUSA.com

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gottria Posted - 05 févr. 2006 : 18:48:20
Has anybody in the Fremont CA area started a database for the traffic cams at the intersections? I work a lot in Fremont and most of the major intersections have cameras now to catch red light runners. I might just start one and see what happens.
hcornea Posted - 26 janv. 2006 : 06:43:31
See POI thread for my other post, but GPX format allows for independent selection of BOTH speed and proximity.

Previously the Proximity defaulted to 10% of the speed (eg 60kmh was alerted at 600 metres)

Now you can select 40km and alert at (say) 200 metres, by deselecting Unknown on the proximity checkbox, and entering a distance on the Mapsource waypoints properties tab.

This will be great for minimising false alerts.
njphilwt Posted - 25 janv. 2006 : 17:53:39
If the new POIloader works as advertised, it will be great. You can use GPXtoPOI to convert from CSV to GPX, and then manage everything as a GPX/MapSource file.

GPXtoPOI will still be useful for converting outside lists, spreadsheets and coordinate lists to GPX format, but you won't need it to go the other way anymore.
James1549 Posted - 23 janv. 2006 : 22:59:18
It appears we have 5 lines of text with LINE BREAKS !

gpspassion Posted - 23 janv. 2006 : 22:44:38
Good catch by james here http://www.gpspassion.com/forumsen/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=47458

"Updated today Jan 23. v2.2.1

http://www.garmin.com/support/collection.jsp?product=010-00401-00

Now to try it out, James

================================================
Changes made from version 2.0 to 2.2.1:

Added support for reading POIs from GPX files. You can now create POIs in MapSource and load them in POI Loader. See product Help for more details.
Added support for comment lines in .CSV files that start with ';' or '#'. This allows .CSV files created by programs like PoiEdit to work without modifications.
Added support for a fourth column in the .CSV file for POI details. This was an unadvertised feature in 2.0.
Added support for embedded line-breaks in the name and comment fields of .CSV files. This allows you to enter multi-line comments like addresses. See product Help for more details.
Added support for longitude and latitude to be quoted.
Added Palm support to support the iQue 3000.
Increased maximum alert proximity range to 65km/37miles.
Monochrome images (1bit per pixel) are now sent to the unit correctly.
Fixed translation and layout issues for Japanese, Korean, and Chinese. "


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gpspassion Posted - 09 oct. 2005 : 18:47:27
Right, so let's all head over here http://www.gpspassion.com/forumsen/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=38618 and again POIedit is a tool you want to use here especially since it you can link it to MapQuest or Mappoint to view POIs.

So the bottom line is, no more messages about POI sharing or tools in this thread ;-) We'll just focus on POI Loader issues.

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redcloud Posted - 09 oct. 2005 : 18:42:25
quote:
Originally posted by orsetto

Where could I look to find lists of speedtraps and redlight cameras in my area of the USA? I might be interesting in cataloging them into a POI file and sharing with the community, but I really have no idea how to find them.

I'd imagine the answer varies from community to community. Do some communities publish the location of redlight cameras? Do people just drive around and make note of the cameras they see?



Actually, since the POI loader is fairly new, these files do not exists (at least in the Garmin cvs format). I used a source called "The Speed Trap Exchange". It is an excellent source of locations of speed traps throughout the USA. Basically, I found the locations on Mapsource, input the coordinates. Its not always easy, but I was able to decipher all of the locations. Also, there is another source called "Bear Trap Guide" for interstate locations. I put all this together and created about 450 speed trap locations in Virginia. I've done Virginia, and those in other states can do the same until a very good source for speed and proximity alerts for traps and cameras is created. So basically, someone needs to take the first step. I think I've done this.
gpspassion Posted - 08 oct. 2005 : 22:06:37
Not sure how this all started, but it's probably a good idea to keep things simple and if people want to share what their POIs or conversion programs they are most welcome to do that, there is however no point in taunting others with stuff you have and don't want to share.

Both POIs and conversion programs can be shared here http://www.gpspassion.com/forumsen/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=38618 with insructions on how to upload. As indicated over there, you can use POIedit import existing lists, save them to .asc, remove the first 3 lines and then rename to .csv and you're set !

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orsetto Posted - 08 oct. 2005 : 20:33:03
Where could I look to find lists of speedtraps and redlight cameras in my area of the USA? I might be interesting in cataloging them into a POI file and sharing with the community, but I really have no idea how to find them.

I'd imagine the answer varies from community to community. Do some communities publish the location of redlight cameras? Do people just drive around and make note of the cameras they see?
njphilwt Posted - 08 oct. 2005 : 18:27:37
quote:
Originally posted by redcloud

What's the name of this program, and where is the site for the freeware version? It seems like some people are fairly nanny panny about sharing POIs and software. I took the trouble to create the entire speed trap database for Virginia, DC, and parts of Maryland and was readily willing to share (see sharing custom POIs). But with this kind of attitude, forget it.



Hey Redcloud...

Your DC database sounds great. I would certainly be interested it getting a copy, if it's available aT some point.

I've been working on some POI databases myself, and have considered doing some speed trap logging, as you have.

Just to clarify, I wrote my own program, which would need a few tweaks to make usable by others. If there's interest (no pun intended), I'd be delighted to do it.

I've mentioned it a couple of times to see if this was worth doing. But I haven't had much in the way of a response, which brought up the question of how other people are creating the POI's.

Anyway... Further comments would be appreciated.

Phil
Real Ragman Posted - 08 oct. 2005 : 17:46:01
hcornea and njphilwt

Finaly someone is listning.
You are so right: a conversion program saves HOURS of time
No more errors. In just a few seconds i convert more then thousand poi.
And yes people here don't listen.
They like to do it the hard way, and if it's going wrong they blame Garmin, or the unit.
Silly, and they call themselves experts.
If you try to correct them they call you names.
I'm just trying to help pushing them to the right way.
But hey, i really know better.
99% of the errors is not the unit but the guy behind it not knowing what he's doing.
And the two of you are going into the right way!!!

hcornea
I know the problem is you have.
And i'll know the answer, it simple, but i don't want to say it here.
I don't want to read more of this name calling expert.
Mail me i'll sent you the programs and tell you how it works.
Even my 6 year old son can do it with no errors.
It's really that easy.

If 1 of you wants to tell it here how it can be done quicker, it's up to you.
I lost my interest in this forum.
Sorry.
But remember,
I did love this forum.
I have respect for the moderators of this site.
But if people don't want to listen, and going to yell, and keep doing it the hard way, my time is better spent on a other site where there is repect for other people.
I have learned a lot from people like:
natedj
dceremuga
gpspassion
diverhank
Antti
and some others i forgot......
my thanks to you all.

And never ever pay for custom POI.
You don't need to....(not even for speed traps)
Everything can be downloaded for free, if you listen to real help.

njphilwt
Respect to you, that you create your own program.
hcornea
Respect to you, for listning

Also Garmin is new on the market for custom POI.
Others are there for years.
All existing POI for other's like tomtom or navman, can be used for garmin in a simple click. But you know or you think you know it better.
That's the difference.

C320 user
redcloud Posted - 08 oct. 2005 : 17:33:12
What's the name of this program, and where is the site for the freeware version? It seems like some people are fairly nanny panny about sharing POIs and software. I took the trouble to create the entire speed trap database for Virginia, DC, and parts of Maryland and was readily willing to share (see sharing custom POIs). But with this kind of attitude, forget it.
njphilwt Posted - 08 oct. 2005 : 16:31:46
Because MapSource is very particular about the format of the GPX file. There are several seemingly insignificant variations of the format that will cause MapSource to reject the file.

That's why I wrote my own conversion program.
hcornea Posted - 08 oct. 2005 : 16:26:21
quote:
Originally posted by njphilwt

Real Ragman,

The program I am talking about it actually something I wrote myself.

But it sounds like you have one that you are either aware of or also wrote yourself. That's quite cool, and I'd be interested to take a look at it. (It may be better than my program, which is VERY basic.)

What I don't understand is that, also like you, I have mentioned the program a few times in this forum, and nobody seems too interested. The people who are working on POI's seem intent on doing it the "hard way".

But a conversion program saves HOURS of time. I can find a point on the map, create a waypoint, and save it to the CSV file in seconds (with no errors).

Maybe someone who reads this post can tell us why there's so little interest in this kind of quick conversion program.

PWT




I attempted to do this with POIedit, which will (apparently) save in .GPX format.

Only problem is Mapsource (6.8) says it can't convert the POIedit created file, even though t reads .gpx files.

Does anyone understand why this would be so? I know nothing about the format(?s) of gpx files.
njphilwt Posted - 08 oct. 2005 : 14:14:36
Real Ragman,

The program I am talking about it actually something I wrote myself.

But it sounds like you have one that you are either aware of or also wrote yourself. That's quite cool, and I'd be interested to take a look at it. (It may be better than my program, which is VERY basic.)

What I don't understand is that, also like you, I have mentioned the program a few times in this forum, and nobody seems too interested. The people who are working on POI's seem intent on doing it the "hard way".

But a conversion program saves HOURS of time. I can find a point on the map, create a waypoint, and save it to the CSV file in seconds (with no errors).

Maybe someone who reads this post can tell us why there's so little interest in this kind of quick conversion program.

PWT
Real Ragman Posted - 08 oct. 2005 : 08:28:11
quote:
Originally posted by njphilwt


If you have MapSource, I have a program that can convert a custom POI file to GPX format, which you can then load into MapSource. It will also convert the other way, and let you mark points, then create the POI file.



Perfect you do understand.
I try to explain a little more.
Create custom POI with the Mapsource.
Save them in GPX.
Load in the freeware program, and save as csv file.
Your done.
No more wrong separators.
Automatich swapping Lat/Long
No more errors.
No cost.
Saving for Garmin, Tomtom, Destinator, Navman, Navio, Miomap, gps eXchange

And die other way around.
Open Csv file save as GPX file.
Load into Mapsource and your waypoint are there.

C320 user
njphilwt Posted - 08 oct. 2005 : 07:27:32
quote:
Originally posted by redcloud

I believe that the custom POIs are not loaded to the SD card, but to the hard drive space in the unit. I wish Garmin would change this because I would like to extract the POIs from the unit and upload those to Mapsource to see the location of these POIs.
This brings me to a question: Is the any mapping software that will upload POIs from cvs files to Mapsource? I tried GPSbabel, but it doesn't work.
This brings me to a second question: If there in no program that does the above, is there any mapping software that will do this?




If you have MapSource, I have a program that can convert a custom POI file to GPX format, which you can then load into MapSource. It will also convert the other way, and let you mark points, then create the POI file.

Kris2005 Posted - 08 oct. 2005 : 02:22:21
quote:
Originally posted by Real Ragman

No, read this http://www.gpspassion.com/forumsen/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=38552
Yes you can save your POI to your SD card. (For backup only)
And yes you can easy put your csv into the mapsource.
You can even create csv files with the Mapsource.
These programs do exist.
And they are freeware.
I was offering these programs, but you like to spent to money on excel.
But you don't listen.

C320 user




To paraphrase a famous politician: PLEASE EXPLAIN
redcloud Posted - 08 oct. 2005 : 01:13:46
Do these bozos fall off the tree or what?
Real Ragman Posted - 08 oct. 2005 : 00:31:01
No, read this http://www.gpspassion.com/forumsen/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=38552
Yes you can save your POI to your SD card. (For backup only)
And yes you can easy put your csv into the mapsource.
You can even create csv files with the Mapsource.
These programs do exist.
And they are freeware.
I was offering these programs, but you like to spent to money on excel.
But you don't listen.

C320 user
redcloud Posted - 07 oct. 2005 : 21:52:03
I believe that the custom POIs are not loaded to the SD card, but to the hard drive space in the unit. I wish Garmin would change this because I would like to extract the POIs from the unit and upload those to Mapsource to see the location of these POIs.
This brings me to a question: Is the any mapping software that will upload POIs from cvs files to Mapsource? I tried GPSbabel, but it doesn't work.
This brings me to a second question: If there in no program that does the above, is there any mapping software that will do this?
admin_0 Posted - 07 oct. 2005 : 13:55:56
Hello,

I have downloaded the POI from garmin. I found a .csv file with a .bmp file for speed cameras in sweden. I loaded it with garmin software to the SD card, restarted my c320 and got satellite contact. However, I can not see the cameras when I browse the map! No images, no POI:s in my favorites.

Have I done something wrong when it does not work? I have the newest software version installed (StreetPilot c320 Ver. 4.70 as of October 3, 2005)

Do I have to "enable POI:s" in the unit or how does it work?

Thanks in advance!!!

-Antto
redcloud Posted - 25 sept. 2005 : 04:11:32
My symbols are now good. Using a different software. Basically, can use any number of colors, just depends on how many you want. 8bits color is good.
redcloud Posted - 24 sept. 2005 : 02:31:11
The problem was the lousy software. Easy Icon makes poor bitmaps.
redcloud Posted - 20 août 2005 : 16:49:16
I have a problem with my 24 x 24 pixel bmp POI symbols. The locations are fine, but the symbols appears blurry. I was using Easy Icon Maker and saving as bmp files. What seems to be the problem?
tiseok Posted - 16 août 2005 : 17:27:36
Hi experts,

I have been using customized POI's in my C320 no problem, but I could not put any descriptions along with them such as phone number or detailed address....
Do you know how to?
Thanks in advance.

from a novice
Spig Posted - 15 août 2005 : 00:32:47
Re. The above. Sorted it! When you've loaded your new POI's (csv with Bitmap images), disconnect & turn off the unit. Re-start it with the power switch and the proximity alarm and icons work perfectly!
Spig Posted - 14 août 2005 : 21:10:29
OK people, when I've downloaded csv files to my C320 the Alarm function works perfectly. But when I add the bitmap icons to the associated csv files, the alarm fails to sound and the banner goes red with a white diamond in the middle. Any ideas?
sapa Posted - 09 août 2005 : 21:59:26
There are the City Select POIs you load whan loadind maps from Mapsource.
There are also the personal POIs that you now can load with the new POI Loader which are separated in a different section. The main use of this features in Europe is for loading speed radars and activationg alerts when you come near them.

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natedj Posted - 09 août 2005 : 18:16:14
quote:
Originally posted by phom

I admit I am not as familiar with the features of my C320 as I should be; however, I want to learn more about it. This my sound silly to those with intimate knowledge of GPS systems, but what is a POI? I did a search and there really wasn’t anything I found that made much sense to me.


POI is the acronym for "Points Of Interest"
MichaelLegner Posted - 09 août 2005 : 17:12:31
Since it seems that POI alarms (prximity waypoints) are supported on the C3x0, are all firmware versions alike? Or is the POI support only from rev 4.x?

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phom Posted - 09 août 2005 : 07:12:34
I admit I am not as familiar with the features of my C320 as I should be; however, I want to learn more about it. This my sound silly to those with intimate knowledge of GPS systems, but what is a POI? I did a search and there really wasn’t anything I found that made much sense to me.
natedj Posted - 06 août 2005 : 00:23:31
I think there is no hope for mine...
I tried Sapa's recommendation and it still didn't work.
I started from scratch, I went online and found the Lat/long for my home, work and church.
I made a .CVS file with only these three and I went out driving...They still wasn't listed on the menu.
I when ahead and drove by these location because I set the unit to alert me when I came within 3250 feet ...still nothing, no alert at all.
I think I'll have to take my laptop and gps unit on my back deck so I can get a good signal and then get my cell phone and call Garmin tech. support so I can have this problem ironed out.
Maybe my unit is defective and they'll send me a new C340
admin_0 Posted - 05 août 2005 : 22:18:38
if the unit won't respond, look in the device list. if there is an exclamation mark, delete the device driver and let it reinstall.
sapa Posted - 05 août 2005 : 18:57:08
Yes, we see a maximum of 50 POIs per category the closest to your location.
For it to select the 50 to show, I think it must know where your location is. Therefore you have to make a satellite connection before it does.

Try this sequence (my experience is on a C320 though)
- Load Pois
- Shut down the unit
- Switch it on and make a satellite connection in the garden.
- Check the POIs categories
I hope this helps on a C330.

Edit : Make sure that POI Alerts are activated in the settings

Garmin C320
natedj Posted - 05 août 2005 : 16:45:59
I really appreciate all the input that I've gotten so far....and you all have help me tremendously.
I can make .CSV files , and load them easily now.
But, I was under the impression that if I loaded 20 POIs and I go to "Custom POIs" on my unit, it would list the 20 POI on the screen, but it doesn't.

I've loaded (2) .CSV files and the unit took them nicely, when I go to custom POIs I can see the two subcatergories but If I select one of them, nothing shows up under it. I've done all this with a good gps signal too.I understand that for it to show up on the map, you have to be in the area, but are you guys also seeing the POI's listed under the .CSV folder as well.......because I'm not seeing a list on my unit.
Spig Posted - 05 août 2005 : 14:12:36
I have a problem with POI loader. Gstart will not recognise my C320 even though its plugged in and switched on, as I've previously used it. I tried to uninstall and reinstall. My computer will not let me remove gstart saying access is denied. Any ideas...?
Ken_Doerig Posted - 05 août 2005 : 12:24:30
Sorry I didn't read right. I did a download of only radarfalle.de garmin2.zip and had 6682 POIs. I did a manual count of the content in the CSV files and the number is correct. On the homepage of radarfalle.de they state the database contains 9749 POIs on the statistics page. So the content is wrong. Think we have to contact radarfalle.de to get this sorted out. The rest of the POIs I downloaded from a different german forum dealing with PDA and Pocket Navigation.

Just downloaded the radarfelle.de file again. This time I used the "Overlay in Realtime" feature to select the POIs myself. After download I uploaded the files and voilà 9764 POIs . Still will contact radarfalle.de to change the Standard garmin2.zip they provide.
shantu Posted - 05 août 2005 : 11:58:42
Ken, I did not get an error message. I was just notified that 6700 POIs had meen loaded. Do you know the number of POIs that the garmin2.zip file had. I believe that was about 9'700. Also where did you down load the other POIs from? Thanks.

Shantu
Ken_Doerig Posted - 04 août 2005 : 20:05:22
I own a C320 and I was able to download about 16'000 POI without any problem. I downloaded the Radarfalle.de File garmin2.zip installed it with some other POIs on my Device and it worked without error. The File is the version vom 2. August 2005.
gpspassion Posted - 04 août 2005 : 18:04:00
Probably some bad formatting for the 3,000 that aren't making it, the 8,006 of the FRA GpsPasSion database made it fine ;-)

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shantu Posted - 04 août 2005 : 17:33:41
Folks, I uploaded POIs for all the speed cameras in Europe from the radarfalle.de site for €9.90. There are 9700 POIs but my unit loaded just 6700 of them. I re-installed maps so that I would have a lot more space in my 512 MB SD card and tried again. But again it loaded 6700 POIs instead of the full number. What am I doing wrong? Thanks in advance.

Shantu
rjalex Posted - 04 août 2005 : 14:57:11
Natedj,
I was on your same course of despair but now made it.

1) Not all CSVs are created equal. I tried to use POIConverter to convert .ASC format files to a couple of CSV formats and although some of them appeared to load with POILoader they yelded no results. The ASC files I downloaded from GPSPassion which just had the log,lat,desc format simply worked by renaming the extension to CSV and deleting the first 3 lines of comments (starting with ;)

2) It seems true that you must be somewhat near the POIs or tell the unit to search near a location which is near them. To better explain in my horrible English. I live in Rome and planning to visit France with my camping car I have loaded the gpspassion POI database of service areas in France. Whataver I did nothing shoed up but since when I said the unit that I wanted to search near Chambery (Savoie) they popped up nicely.

3) It appears to be quite true what our sapa friend said. POIs did not list until the unit saw the birds at least once.

4) As a side note. The POIs will appear in "My locations" under a new menus. The *.CSV filenames will show up as the new categories names in the C320 and the same *.BMP file will show as their associated icon.

HTH,
Bob
sapa Posted - 04 août 2005 : 00:15:19
natedj

Try taking your unit out of the house to make a satellite connection.
Then the added POIs will show and you can navigate to them either driving or in simulation mode in your living room.
Worked for me like that. They don't show immediately after you loaded them indoors without seeing the sky at least once.

Garmin C320
wa3bvr Posted - 03 août 2005 : 17:52:39
The POI will not show up until you load the POI's with the POI loader in manual mode. You then make a selection of the proximity to your location for the alerts to be displayed while you are driving. It is self expanatory once you select the manual mode in the POI loader.

natedj Posted - 03 août 2005 : 15:57:19
So If I understand correctly, the POI would not even be listed when I go to [ Where To - My Locations - Custom POIs ] unless I'm in close proximity of the POI ?

How close does the radius have to be for the POI to show up ?

My problem is that I installed 2512 "Super Wal-Mart" store locations in my unit, and none shows up, not even the ones in my town.
gpspassion Posted - 03 août 2005 : 10:17:29
Yes ans .csv is just a .txt file really so save it as a .txt and rename it to .csv ;-)

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davidmoliv Posted - 03 août 2005 : 10:09:14
natedj, I think that this should be what is happening to you:

Your custom POI's are inserted but only the 50 nearest your current location are showed. So, if you have a guess where some of the POI's you inserted are located, you can change on My Locations - Near ... and choose a city nearest this POI's then so you should be able to see them.

Portuguese C330 Owner
natedj Posted - 03 août 2005 : 04:14:06
Okay ! I'm about to beat my C330 with a bat
I'm furious .....I've tried a dozen ways to load POI with POI Loader and it just doesn't work for me.

First off I tried what Gpspassion mentioned ...I tried it with a Notpad (POI Loader didn't even recognize that file and there is no way to save a notepad file to a .CSV file)

I fired up excel, and after trying to copy and paste a Notepad file into it, I found out that it just won't work. I had to manually enter each section in it's box (is there a faster way to do this ?) Well after getting all the info in, POI Loader recognized the file .....made the transfer, even confirmed on the screen the number of POI installed. But when I Go to Custom POIs on my unit, NOTHING SHOWS UP !!!!

Any help will be appreciated...if you can't offer help send me a bat so I can beat the screen out of this unit.
gpspassion Posted - 02 août 2005 : 23:56:39
Yes different .csv's create new categories, which is pretty convenient and on the 320 uploading just one .csv erasese all previous categories.

Hope you used the GpsPasSion French files here, much better than those "sponsored" (or so it seems, except for the picture) by Garmin France ;-) Someone linked to the Spain cams recently so you can find them with a search (Espagne) but you'll likely have to format them yourself.

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davidmoliv Posted - 02 août 2005 : 22:57:35
Yes, uploading a new file erases the old ones but we can't use an empty .csv to completly erase everything.

I discovered that if we put on a same directory various .csv files and use this directory on POILoader than n sub-categories (one for each .csv) are created inside Custom POIs section.

Did anyone know where I can find speed camera alerts for Spain? I will make a trip on Spain-France. I already loaded france speed cameras but I can't find for Spain on a readable format.

Portuguese C330 Owner
gpspassion Posted - 02 août 2005 : 22:48:17
Yes, certainly not your fault !
So back on topic, not sure if you're ok or not with your C330 ?

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davidmoliv Posted - 02 août 2005 : 22:40:25
It seems I denounced GarminFrance
I have nothing to do with that ...
I'm just a reader!

Portuguese C330 Owner
gpspassion Posted - 02 août 2005 : 20:09:48
Interesting link...nice to see GarminFrance stealing the GpsPasSion screencaptures isn't it, you'd think they'd know better than that...Let's see how long it stays up on their site.


http://www.gpspassion.com/pics/news/r012s.gif and http://www.garminfrance.com/forums/images/poiloader/10.jpg


So anyway to get the speed showing up, you need to have a file called RF-090.csv and RF-090.bmp it does take a bit of time to build, I think having the speed in the large red bar at the top is probably enough.

@davidmoliv - sounds like you're OK with the C330, uploading a new file will erase the old one.

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admin_0 Posted - 02 août 2005 : 19:35:28
I've got the C330 (no card slot :( ) and have loaded the UK Speed camera poi database onto the HDD. Nearly 7000 without problems. In the screenshots posted above I see that your speed cameras have got an icon, how do you set this?
davidmoliv Posted - 02 août 2005 : 07:53:01
Yes I did that. I have a C330 with SD card but I load the POI's only with the USB cable. It work fine as like the examples. You can see a good example here http://www.garminfrance.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=993&sid=a89247505487acdd35ce21bb08d09a54.

The only problem is that I can't delete them from the unit now. And when I say delete, it's not replace by another ones as sugested by gpspassion, it's really empty the Custom POI's section.

Did any one know if the C330 saves a specific size on HDD for the Custom POI's? Is there a limit size for this?

Portuguese C330 Owner
natedj Posted - 02 août 2005 : 03:23:32
Maybe my post went unrecognized, so let me ask again...Has anyone with a C330 (without SD slot) been successful in loading POI.

Or

Has anyone been successful loading the POI's (C330 or C320) with only the USB cable and not SD cards ?
Spig Posted - 01 août 2005 : 20:58:27
Gpspassion, that did the trick, thanks. Just to let you know the POI loader only lets you change proximity alert distance/speed settings where no data exists in the original CSV file. If the data is there it won't overwrite it. You have to edit it. I used Excel as you suggested.
gpspassion Posted - 01 août 2005 : 19:41:18
Notepad should do the trick ;-) If you need to do some more powerful editing fire up Excel.

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Spig Posted - 01 août 2005 : 19:34:26
Proximity alerts points are editable in the POI loader program. It lets me change the speed and distance from POI when the alarm is activated. It lets me load the data to the C320. However, when I view the POI in the Custom POI's section,the Proximity alarm distance and speed settings are different. They are probably in the original file, and I haven't a clue how to access that file or edit it.
gpspassion Posted - 01 août 2005 : 19:22:04
@RR - I've got 7,900 still ok ;-)

@Spif - not sure what values you're referring to, best bet is to look at the HELP file for the format and option, it's pretty well made

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Spig Posted - 01 août 2005 : 19:09:36
Can anyone explain to me how I write / edit the csv files, in laymans terms i.e. I am no computer buff! I have downloaded some speed camera data base csv files and the POI loader lets me alter the proximity setting for distance/speed settings. However these values aren't changed when downloaded into the unit and viewed.
Real Ragman Posted - 01 août 2005 : 17:22:37
I uploaded over the 1600 POI.
Still working fine, anybody knows what's the limit?


C320 user
gpspassion Posted - 31 juil. 2005 : 23:58:47
Pretty basic really: long, lat, description
More details in the HELP file of the POI Loader app.

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Spig Posted - 31 juil. 2005 : 18:40:54
Does anyone know how to write the CSV files that are needed?
MichaelLegner Posted - 31 juil. 2005 : 15:40:39
Actually, it's not me who did them. It is gpspassion. But you can use this software (xImage 2.3) to capture screens from your Garmin GPS when it is connected to the computer:

http://www.garmin.com/support/agree.jsp?id=545

/Michael

Garmin C320 owner
go24h Posted - 31 juil. 2005 : 15:32:14
Michael:
How did you make these pictures of your GPS screen?
Thanks
davidmoliv Posted - 31 juil. 2005 : 10:11:30
I own a C330 with SD Card slot but I don't have use any card on it yet. Yesterday I try POILoader and I transfer a single POI to the unit for testing. The new "Custom POI" was inserted in the HDD and a new menu "Custom POIS" was added to My Locations menu. A new entry on the config menu called "Proximity Alerts" was added to (for activate/deactivate).
My problems now are the following ones:
- I do I know how many custom POIs can I insert untill the HDD is full?
- What can happen if the HDD will be full? Can I block the unit?
- In other hand, how can I delete inserted Custom POIs? Can't I totally empty the new Custom POIs section?

Portuguese C330 Owner
natedj Posted - 31 juil. 2005 : 03:37:54
Has anyone tried this with the C330 ....the first generation ones without the new addition of the SD card slot?
What will be our position if we don't have a SD card slot ?????

Will I said to myself nothing from nothing leaves nothing, so I D/loaded the software and hooked up my USB cord to my C330. Then I grabbed some of the POI already created (compliments ctitanic) http://www.tweaks2k2.com/tomtom.htm

I sent the *.CSV file to my unit, the screen promptly said that 2512 POI has been sent to my unit....then it automatically restarted itself. I check the unit and another menu line was added to my unit,(Custom POIs) but there was no POI added ....anyone with the same story.
gpspassion Posted - 30 juil. 2005 : 20:43:07
Well like I wrote in the news item, Europe has large online databases, not much for the US so far, you can try www.POInUSA.com , got a few lnks there ;-)

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Mover Posted - 30 juil. 2005 : 20:33:18
Nice that we can now transfer POI's, but where do we transfer them from?
admin_0 Posted - 30 juil. 2005 : 20:17:58
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Originally posted by MichaelLegner

I have set my Forefox browser to monitor the download page for the C320. That is how I noticed it. Perhaps I will see the new update (when it comes) sooner this way than by their update email.



Another nice trick in Firefox is to create a "Live Bookmark" and point it here:

http://www.garmin.com/rss/software.jsp

Other RSS readers should be able to use this as well.
gpspassion Posted - 30 juil. 2005 : 11:25:41
Yes it doesn't know which way you are driving. You can enter the speed but then it only alerts you if you are above that speed, see my previous comment too.

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MichaelLegner Posted - 30 juil. 2005 : 11:04:35
The alarm, that is shown in the pictures in the beginning of the thread, does it sound in both directions when set as a speed camera? Can you enter both speed and direction?

Garmin C320 owner
gpspassion Posted - 30 juil. 2005 : 10:59:24
Welcome to the forums.
To delete it you have to upload a new set of POIs from your PC, it jsut replaces the old one. It would be more convenient to be able to use the POI file on the SD card. No luck so far.

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davidmoliv Posted - 30 juil. 2005 : 10:42:49
Ok, thats great that now we can transfer POI's to our units.
I inserted a new POI called "TestPOI" only for testing the program. I can see now on My Locations section a new section called "Custom POIs" and inside it my new POI "TestPOI". It now work just fine like all oters included POIs.
But... how can I delete him now? I don't found a way till now...

Portuguese C330 Owner
gpspassion Posted - 30 juil. 2005 : 02:23:18
Good catch which kept me busy tonight! ;-)
As with all things Garmin there is a bit of "clumsiness" at the UI level and it's a bit difficult to fine tune the POI alerts, have to choose speed or proximity it seems and you can't display the POIs on the map. Another oddity is that while you can save the POIs to a memory card, and it creates a \POI\poi.gpi the C320 doesn't appear to read that file whether it is placed in that folder or at the root of the SD.

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MichaelLegner Posted - 29 juil. 2005 : 22:57:56
I have set my Forefox browser to monitor the download page for the C320. That is how I noticed it. Perhaps I will see the new update (when it comes) sooner this way than by their update email.

Garmin C320 owner
gpspassion Posted - 29 juil. 2005 : 22:53:39
Ok got it http://www.garmin.com/support/collection.jsp?product=010-00401-00 ;-)

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gpspassion Posted - 29 juil. 2005 : 22:51:53
Really ! Give us a link !

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