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Lincol
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:22 pm    Post subject: Garmin pois Reply with quote

Hi Guys
Installing Search for sites Pub Stops POIs on my Garmin using Poi Loader.
Loads up the positions on the map ok, but I only get a blue Square and not the correct Icon.
I have the icon located in the same folder and exactly the same name followed by .BMP
What am I missing, something daft ??
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sussamb
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check your PC settings. Some won't show the ending by default so you may find they're named something like icon.bmp.bmp ...
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Lincol
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They come up fine on the map and I can navigate to them, it's just they appear as little blue squares.
The folder that I point Poiloader to has Pubstops which is a Excel CSV file and Pubstops.bmp in it, that is all. I convert using express mode.
How to I set the laptop to show all extensions ? in case it has something extra (Win 7)
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Lincol
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The icon should be a 24x24 image with a pint in it !!
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Lincol
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorted thanks to suss, thank you !!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So what was it? Double extension?
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Lincol
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes you guessed it,. Double extension !!
Thanks as usual for you invaluable help !!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Microsoft thought that they were being helpful in hiding extensions and naming a program that the data is associated with.

For instance, a .csv file is not specifically an Excel file like a .xlsm file (worksheet with macros) is, it is a file of comma separated values and can be opened by pretty much any text editor. It's just that MS happen to have associated .csv files with Excel (if installed) and Excel opens them in nice chintzy columns.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why they decided to hide extensions by default beats me.

Makes it difficult for the non techy users when problems like this occur.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am certainly leaving the box unchecked, so they are not hidden !!
Cheers Chaps
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