Spanish Aires POI

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  1. Judge Mental

    Judge Mental Funster Deceased RIP

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    A helpful person added the following link to a thread recently. there is an orange button on page showing a gps unit. I have downloaded the file which I presume is zipped. Can anyone who is a bit techy help, and advise how i can turn this useful resource into a Garmin file...we live in hope!:)

    http://www.areasac.es/v_portal/apartados/apartado.asp?te=4
     
  2. MikeandCarolyn

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    Looks like you need to convert the .rar files you've downloaded to .csv for the Garmin :xThumb:
    Hopefully someone with a bit more knowledge will be along soon.
     
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    You are correct, it is a compressed file, in rar format rather than zip. The file contains the POIs in the correct formats for a whole range of different Sat Navs.

    I'll send you a 'Conversation' with the Garmin file attached.

    What model do you have? There is one file labelled for Navman_Garmin & another that says Garmin_GPX. Both files have the .gpx extension. They appear identical apart from a slight difference in the way the date & time is recorded against each record. I don't know what the date & time mean, unless it's the time the record was added to the database, because it's the same on every record.
    <time>2014-04-07T18:22:42.000Z</time> for the Garmin_GPX
    <time>2014-04-07T18:22:42.921Z</time> for the Navman_Garmin

    There is a master .csv file which just has the date in this format:
    07/04/2014 20:22:42

    There is also a PDF file with the full listing in printable form.
     
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  4. Judge Mental

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    blimey..Thanks! Garmin Nuvi 2547 LM?
     
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    Ok. Have send the straight Garmin one.
     
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    Following on from this,I've just found that Garmin do a piece of software called Garmin POI Loader.One of it's functions seems to be to enable the setting of proximity alerts for custom POI's.
    I found this function invaluable on my first Navman-I put on 'all the aires France' then an alert would 'pop up' saying 'Aire in 1km'.
    When I changed to Garmin (it was all Halfords in Dover had when the Navman died suddenly) I missed that function.Garmin Support told me no one wanted it,so it wasn't there.
    I shall investigate further,or,if anyone knows anything about setting alerts on a Garmin,let's hear from you.:xThumb:
     
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