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Guide To Creating A POI (Point Of Interest)
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cabsandy666
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steve,
Is there any way your piece of work could be adapted to include a box where you could input a post code directly and the Google map will zoom automatically to it?

Sandy
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi All,

A newbie here trying to create his first POI for the Garmin i3. I seem to have a problem saving my file in note pad, it only gives me the option to save it as a .txt file, is this correct ? I thought I'd have to save it as a .asc file. Sad
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just use Windows Explorer to re-name the file extension, right click your saved file select re-name, call the file wahtever you like .asc, make sure that in Windows Explorer you have Tools/ Folder Options - View Tab "Hide extensions for known file types" de-selected - Mike
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2006 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wanted to make a POI of roadside cabs that i visit at work.
When i arrived at each cab i noted down the GPS co-ordinates and they are in the format
51 12' 5.6"N, 2 14' 23.5"W (can't find degree symbol on keyboard)

how do i convert them to decimal format as in the example given?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2006 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Found out how to do it here
http://www.MaFt.co.uk/garmin/info_convert.htm
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cabsandy666 wrote:
Steve,
Is there any way your piece of work could be adapted to include a box where you could input a post code directly and the Google map will zoom automatically to it?

Sandy


Hi Sandy

I have now (eventually) managed to get hold of the data needed to do this, and approximate UK postcode lookups are now possible on autopoilot.co.uk

Steve Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 8:25 pm    Post subject: I have done all this Reply with quote

I cant do it, i have created this :
;Longitude, Latitude, Accrington Moorhead Sports College
-2.374967,53.760368 Accrington BB5 4FF

in a wordpad and a notpad file and WinOV2 wont open it !

is everythin correct on the file ?? why wont it open ??
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never used Winov2 but do you need a comma after your lat coordinate?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 9:05 pm    Post subject: mmmmmm Reply with quote

Nothin its not happenin' the file will not open with the programme !
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Which version of WinOV2 are you using?

V2 will open ASC and CSV Files Text Files only. V1 can only open an ASC Text File.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 3:22 pm    Post subject: Thank you Reply with quote

I am new to this sat nav thing and just wanted to say a big thanks for this guide (youre probably bored of receiving alll these thanks but there it goes).

Any ideas how to create a CATEGORY for a poi on your database. I submitted a poi but couldnt find a CATEGORY that matches EXACTLY what I wanted to add
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tubzy1 asked
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Any ideas how to create a CATEGORY for a poi on your database. I submitted a poi but couldnt find a CATEGORY that matches EXACTLY what I wanted to add


Use add new poi,In Category select other poi, and suggest new category in comments or details.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 4:18 pm    Post subject: Thank You Reply with quote

Thank you very much
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 11:36 pm    Post subject: Utility: finds and iliminates/marks duplicate POIs Reply with quote

After reading POIs related forums I have wrote a utility for processing CSV files. Since I am not planning to sell it I decided to let others benefit from it as well.

This utility can:

* Find and mark duplicate POIs
* Eliminates duplicate POIs
* Handle POI file lists. It can as well merge files or process them individually
* Set the distance within which POIs will be considered as duplicates.
* The result is always saved into CSV file.

This can be really useful for editing and processing POI lists.

Just today I registered a project on sourceforge.net (POI Duplicate Finder-Remover). As soon as they approve the project I will upload the source code and the executable. Meanwhile if anyone wants/needs this utility - let me know.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 4:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Utility: finds and iliminates/marks duplicate POIs Reply with quote

The utility described below can not be found here:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/poi-dup-finder/

Right now I am working on the command line version of this program.

cherio wrote:
After reading POIs related forums I have wrote a utility for processing CSV files. Since I am not planning to sell it I decided to let others benefit from it as well.

This utility can:

* Find and mark duplicate POIs
* Eliminates duplicate POIs
* Handle POI file lists. It can as well merge files or process them individually
* Set the distance within which POIs will be considered as duplicates.
* The result is always saved into CSV file.

This can be really useful for editing and processing POI lists.

Just today I registered a project on sourceforge.net (POI Duplicate Finder-Remover). As soon as they approve the project I will upload the source code and the executable. Meanwhile if anyone wants/needs this utility - let me know.
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