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Governor312
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 11:37 am    Post subject: Low Bridge POi Reply with quote

Looking for a low bridge poi and any other poi useful for truckers, also would i load the Low Bridge poi into the same folder as the speed cameras??
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This smight be better off in the "POI" forum section, as it's not really about the speed camera database.

Probably the best low bridges POI set is from HERE but I think it costs about £20.

Free ones from this site (see the link to "Free POIs" on the left) include Truck lay-bys, Motorway Service areas, Truck wash, Ferry terminals and container ports and also several truck dealerships.
There are also various fuel and accommodation options too, of course

Some other sites you could try are:

http://www.dirksoft.co.uk/tom_tom_go.htm
http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/oldboy/TomTomPOI/index.html
http://www.poidownload.co.uk/poi/index.php
http://poiplace.oabsoftware.nl/index.php?M...OIregister3.php
http://www.poihandler.com/overview.asp
http://www.tomtomfree.com/singlePOIfile1.htm
http://www.tomtomfree.com/POI_collections.htm
http://www.pocketgpsworld.com/tomtompoi.php
http://www.poiplaza.com

You don't say which satnav you are using, but remember the main brands don't actually allow you to plan a route avoiding a POI category, so they will only WARN you as you approach a low bridge.

You might find TomTom's "Work" programme is worth looking at because I believe that DOES route around things like low bridges.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A search here for 'low' AND 'bridges' brings up quite a list BTW. Eg. in
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Low Bridge POI database
Darren did say in June that PGPSW were in the process of building one as well.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the replies, hopefully the pgpsw will be around soon, save £20 Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Governor312 wrote:
Thanks for the replies, hopefully the pgpsw will be around soon, save £20 Smile


Not sure that will be free when and if they make it available Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you know something the rest of us dont:
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Not sure that will be free when and if they make it available

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 1:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

aj2052 wrote:
Do you know something the rest of us don't


Not really. But it would depend on what's been offered by PGPSW. If the data includes not only low bridges but also width and weight restrictions then its a lot to research and keep up to date.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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You don't say which satnav you are using, but remember the main brands don't actually allow you to plan a route avoiding a POI category, so they will only WARN you as you approach a low bridge.


Its a Garmin Nuvi 265wt.

Do i load these files into the same folder as my speed cams database???
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BigPerk wrote:
Darren did say in June that PGPSW were in the process of building one as well.

That's correct. We're working on this currently.

The Low Bridge POIs will be a 'Premium POI' set and so available to subscribers only. But there will be no additional charge so subscribers get access to these AND the speed cam POIs for the same fee.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Governor312 wrote:
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You don't say which satnav you are using, but remember the main brands don't actually allow you to plan a route avoiding a POI category, so they will only WARN you as you approach a low bridge.


Its a Garmin Nuvi 265wt.


Then I THINK it will only warn you, not plan routes avoiding them.

Governor312 wrote:
Do i load these files into the same folder as my speed cams database???


On a Garmin you use POI Loader to load the file onto the device.
You can't use POILoader to ADD extra files, you need to do them all at once.
So.... keep all your POI files together in one folder on your PC, and whenever you want to add some new ones (or update the old ones) put them all into that folder and use POILoader again to upload them all in one go.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually on the subject of Low Bridges, I came across the following in a DoT paper ("Impact Assessment of the Traffic Signs (Amendment) Regulations and General Directions 2010 and of the Traffic Signs (Temporary Obstructions) (Amendment) Regulations 2010.", page 12, para 54) - the AA reference mentioned may be known to PGPSW, but just wondering if it is of any relevance/use?
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There are no centrally-held records of the precise number of low bridges on Britain’s road network, and no way of estimating how many are currently signed with imperial-only signs. However, the April 2009 edition of ‘AA Close-Up Truckers Atlas Britain’ – to which Network Rail contributed – contains some 3,800 road and rail low bridge heights on classified and minor roads.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OT rants now removed.
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There are no centrally-held records of the precise number of low bridges on Britain’s road network, and no way of estimating how many are currently signed with imperial-only signs. However, the April 2009 edition of ‘AA Close-Up Truckers Atlas Britain’ – to which Network Rail contributed – contains some 3,800 road and rail low bridge heights on classified and minor roads.

Interesting, you would think that such matters would be collated by Highways or someone wouldn't you!

Not to worry, we'll do the job and probably better!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darren wrote:
OT rants now removed. Interesting, you would think that such matters would be collated by Highways or someone wouldn't you!

Not to worry, we'll do the job and probably better!


Thanks Darren,

Whilst I fully agree with you removing the rants, for the purpose of my post which was also removed ( which was a praise and non rant ) can you please re-confirm in print the low bridges POI database will be free to lifetime members for our reference.

NR do have a list of all bridges & heights which affect the infrastructure etc which are all given ID numbers, just like safely cams!

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mpwilson99 wrote:
Whilst I fully agree with you removing the rants, for the purpose of my post which was also removed ( which was a praise and non rant ) can you please re-confirm in print the low bridges POI database will be free to lifetime members for our reference.

Yes happy to confirm the data will be available to ALL subscribers be they paid or lifetime.

Your post was only removed because it referred to the earlier rant, no issue with your post itself, it was just easier that way.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do we have any idea when this low bridge poi will be available Question
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