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Just loaded 1500 caches into my Nuvi 770. I am heading out the door to try it out. I wish there was a way to show all the caches on the map at the same time, other than that, I will now go see if I can find the cache.

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Hi,

Thanks. So does the red banner only show on the top of the screen when a cache is near by? If someone or is there somewhere I can go to have it explained please. Thanks ~~ Mortified

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only show on the top of the screen when a cache is near by?

 

Yes

 

http://www8.garmin.com/products/poiloader/

 

Additional Features

Proximity Alerts

 

POI Loader allows you to configure proximity alerts — when you're within a certain distance of a POI or driving over a certain speed near a POI, your GPS will provide visual and audio alerts — perfect to warn you about upcoming school zones, red lights, and safety cameras. For more information about this feature, see the help file included with the free software download.

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I haven't checked in a couple of weeks but does the Tourguide feature still lock up the 700 series Nuvi's? I know it is on the Garmin side of things and would really enjoy this feature. With the last Nuvi update my 750 was still locking up more than 50% of the time.

 

Thanks.

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I haven't checked in a couple of weeks but does the Tourguide feature still lock up the 700 series Nuvi's? I know it is on the Garmin side of things and would really enjoy this feature. With the last Nuvi update my 750 was still locking up more than 50% of the time.

 

Thanks.

 

On my 760, I used the Tourguide feature for about an hour one day and 30 minutes another day and have not had any problems.

 

It is great to be able to use this feature now. THANKS PILOTSNIPES.

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Thanks for the info. I tried this today and it works great. I have a Nuvi 350. I was wanting to get into paperless caching but didn't know what I needed to buy next. With your advise I was able to do it for no cost at all! I followed your instructions exactly and no troubles what so ever. Thanks!!!!!!!!!!

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Maybe I am a day late and a $ short but a new update for the 700 series Nuvi.

 

Hope this is an answer to the only frustration I have ever had with my 750 and this excellent macro.

* Corrected shutdown issue associated with an active proximity alert or tour guide alert.

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Change History

Changes made from version 3.10 to 4.10:

 

* Improvement in MAD Maps performance.

* Added Australian traffic support.

* Corrected reboot issue while installing language guide at power up.

* Corrected shutdown issue associated with an active proximity alert or tour guide alert.

* Support for more GPI files.

* Fixed an error in MSN news reports where a report could be lost.

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Just tested it here and it seems fine.

 

Thanks pilotsnipes, I was able to download the file today yesterday I was geting an error message"invalid file"

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Thanks again Pilotsnipes! This has worked perfectly on my Colorado 300, and for fun I tried it with my Street Pilot c550. To my amazement and delight it works great here too!!

 

My wife and I cracked up caching with the c550 with its text to voice ability! Soooo funny to hear our Austrailian accented Karen pronounce all the "ThankYouMillie/Tra/N/GC1F8jP" cache name as it appears!! She reads like this: "thank you millie slash tra slash n slash gc1f8jp" to announce when we are approaching the cache. Too funny!

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I love this macro! I had almost given up on my Nuvi 660. One question though, I appear to be doing something wrong. I have 596 points in GSAK -- but only about 30 of them seemed to transfer over into my custom PIOs. Any idea what I'm doing wrong? I should note that I have more than 400 megs free on my Nuvi.

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I love this macro! I had almost given up on my Nuvi 660. One question though, I appear to be doing something wrong. I have 596 points in GSAK -- but only about 30 of them seemed to transfer over into my custom PIOs. Any idea what I'm doing wrong? I should note that I have more than 400 megs free on my Nuvi.

 

All the POIs are in there. The Nuvi only automatically shows the 52 closest to your location. If you use the Spell function you can see others.

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I love this macro! I had almost given up on my Nuvi 660. One question though, I appear to be doing something wrong. I have 596 points in GSAK -- but only about 30 of them seemed to transfer over into my custom PIOs. Any idea what I'm doing wrong? I should note that I have more than 400 megs free on my Nuvi.

 

All the POIs are in there. The Nuvi only automatically shows the 52 closest to your location. If you use the Spell function you can see others.

 

Awesome! I'm glad they are they but feel pretty dumb! Thanks for helping out a newbie who obviously doesn't know how to work her unit!

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First off, thanks for this awesome macro! I used it yesterday for my first paperless roadtrip and it worked great. I got stuck in roadworks along the route I had planned to take, but having my entire database of caches loaded meant that even on the detour I took around the 10 miles of roadworks (I love my Nuvi for that feature alone!) I was able to find a number of caches along the detour too. With papered cache, it would have just been a nice drive.

 

I get my replacment handheld GPSr in a couple days, so I hope the GPX file is works with that too. As good as the Nuvi is, its nice using a handheld one for caching.

 

Thanks again... Brian

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Hi PiliotSnipes, I have been using your excellent script with my Nuvi 7 Series. Thanks a million! Wife and I just love the whole set up with it.

 

Just wondered if that bug you spoke about for the Nuvi 700s has been sorted yet as I think I would very much like to use the "alert" feature. Forgive me if this question is way out of date!

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Just wondered if that bug you spoke about for the Nuvi 700s has been sorted yet as I think I would very much like to use the "alert" feature. Forgive me if this question is way out of date!

 

Check post #558 above. Looks like the latest Garmin update fixed the problem.

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5+ tries and I still get the same error.

 

Keeps telling me I don't have enough disk space.

 

Windows Vista with tons of empty disk space

NUVI 760 with Empty 8Gb Card

 

I used all the software suggested and even updated all of it, except POL Loader.

 

My brother uses the exact same set-up and equipment.

 

Hope someone can help.

 

Binrat

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In another thread there was a question about an errror like this: "C:\gsak\poiloader/Geocache <insert type>.gpx is invalid". I get the same error all the time and responded with what I do- which is jus re-run the macro. It works the 2nd time without a hitch. That, of course, isn't the way it's supposed to work I'm guessing. Any idea on what is causing it and/or a possible fix? This also happens when I run the other popular Nuvi macro too, so I'll be cross posting this to both threads.

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Thanks Pilotsnipes!

 

Finally got it working on my Nuvi 760. I usually use my Mac, but could not get it working on my parallels side. Set it all up on my kide PC and no problems. Got anything to load the info on my Ipod? I use my garmin Legend Hcx and my wife will be using my Nuvi sometimes.

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This thread is to be used for all help/support/bug fixes for the tutorial at the website above.

 

So, for all help/queries/support/requests, please post away here.

 

All I ask is a few simple requests

 

* Be polite.

* Don't demand anything, I do this in my spare time and will help when I can.

* If you discover something good or find a better way to do things, please share it with us!

 

Enjoy the hunt.

 

PilotSnipes,

 

Thanks for all your hard work. I am looking forward to trying this out.

I am trying out a Garmin 360 I got off Amazon for $ 240 +/- to compare with the Nuvi 260 ( one will be going back ).

 

The older Macros worked GREAT for the 300 series. The amount of information transferred over made for completely paperless geocaching. Interested to see the improvements.

 

Thanks Again!!

 

I have recently purchased a Nuvi 750 and used your program to marry geocaching with it. Directions with pictures! WOW. Many thanks. It appears it is going to work great. There is one question, though. Is there anyway to load a gsak file to "favorites" so an icon will appear on the map at cache locations rather than a "custom poi" file. Presently it seems that I must do each cache individually to move it from "custom poi" to "favorites". MANY, MANY THANKS for you time and program.

 

Pa Yoopers

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No problem. Be sure to post back if have problems getting it working.

 

And if in the future, you have trouble finding your posts, you can always go to your profile page on geocaching.com and click on "Find Posts for this user" to see all your posts.

 

http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php...sult_type=posts

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I may be in over my head trying this but do want to give it a shot. The problem I am having is that I cant even get past the download for the POI loader for the mediafare website. I get there and click on the embeded websites and it just gives me some links. Really not feeling too smart right now!

 

I recently got the NUVII 200W

 

Rooks

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Hello,

 

a short question to the macro professionals. Is this macro (garmin-nuvi-exportgpx.gsk) also run with the garmin zumo for bikes. My knowledge in marco language is unfortunately not so good. And when its works on zumo which nüvi should I take then.

 

thx

 

Stefan

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Hello,

 

a short question to the macro professionals. Is this macro (garmin-nuvi-exportgpx.gsk) also run with the garmin zumo for bikes. My knowledge in marco language is unfortunately not so good. And when its works on zumo which nüvi should I take then.

 

thx

 

Stefan

Sorry, I habve found the answer by myself

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Sorry if this has been asked and answered before, but I did try the search function and came up empty. I tried to install pilotsnipes macro on my version of GSAK (6.6.5) and I received a message that the macro was not tested for that version and then ended the installation. Is there a way to get the macro to install in 6.6.5 and see if it works? Thanks.

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Ahh...why not update GSAK to the current 7.2.3 and try again?

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Ahh...why not update GSAK to the current 7.2.3 and try again?

 

I am trying to get the macro to work for a friend and I just downloaded GSAK v7.2.3.35. I try to open the macro and I get an error that says I need version 3d7.2.0.00 or higher. Can anyone tell me what the issue is so I can correct this?

 

My version of this at home is 7.2.2.23 and everything works fine

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Your tutorial is great, thanks for all the work you put in it..

 

I have a question can you delete geocaches after you have found them in the (custom POI list) ??

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If you are asking if you can delete individual Custom POI locations on the GPS unit itself, the answer is no.

 

Custom POIs cannot be edited on the GPS unit. All editing (including deleting) has to be done on the computer. And then the Custom POI data must be reloaded.

 

Or you can delete the entire file, by navigating to the location where you installed the Custom POIs (either on the unit or on the SD card as applicable) and delete the POI.GPI file. This will delete them all.

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Thanks for the answer, that what I have to do now on the PDA..but I have live with it for years so I guest I can do it on GPS..

Thanks.

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My apologies if this has been covered, but I can't seem to get the macro to come up as a download but rather it only shows the webpage w/ script. If I save it, it save as a document. Can you help please? Thanks!

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This thread is to be used for all help/support/bug fixes for the tutorial at the website above.

 

So, for all help/queries/support/requests, please post away here.

 

All I ask is a few simple requests

 

* Be polite.

* Don't demand anything, I do this in my spare time and will help when I can.

* If you discover something good or find a better way to do things, please share it with us!

 

Enjoy the hunt.

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Have been reading and reading and reading----------maybe too much. I use a map76csx and a PDA. The wife would like an automotive GPS. I have been trying to determine which nuvi models hold how many caches. I have been unable to stumble across the numbers. Maybe they will all hold more than can be used at one time. Any help would be appreciated.

 

Rudy

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Well the Nuvi's hold THOUSANDS.

 

Like i mean LOADS, I've seen databases with over 15,000 caches and stuff, I think that should keep you busy for a few weeks :anicute:

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Yeah, the number that you can load is pretty much only limited by the amount of space available, so with an SD card, it's pretty much unlimited.

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I'm in the process of begininng the garmin nuvi paperless caching. I've saved the garmin macro file and also made the button on my tool bar. When I click the button it says "wait token must be yes or no" Do you have any suggestions as what to do next. I have gone through the steps several times with the same results. :anicute::blink: Would really appreciate some help. Thanks. My nuvi is 680 and op is Microsoft Windows xp Media Center edition.

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I'm in the process of begininng the garmin nuvi paperless caching. I've saved the garmin macro file and also made the button on my tool bar. When I click the button it says "wait token must be yes or no" Do you have any suggestions as what to do next. I have gone through the steps several times with the same results. :):D Would really appreciate some help. Thanks. My nuvi is 680 and op is Microsoft Windows xp Media Center edition.

 

I tried everything and finally updated my version of GSAK and then it worked like a charm. Thanks for taking the time to write this awesome program. Very excited to add this to the cache runs! Great instructions!

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Pilotsnipes

 

Programmed my Nuvi today following your prompts and all though not yet used in anger looks to be fantastic.

 

May thanks for all your efforts

 

Ginger4x4

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Great Macro! I'm trying to get it working with my Garmin Oregon 300.

 

I cannot figure out if it would be possible with this macro to include custom icons for all different cache types, because now all (including child-waypoints) look the same.

 

It would be great if this macro would have the option to output different gpx files for every type, so you could add .bmp files for the types that you want to have a specific icon. POI loader automaticly recognizes them if the file-names are the same as the .gpx files I believe.

 

Anyway, thanks for all the work!

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I cannot figure out if it would be possible with this macro to include custom icons for all different cache types, because now all (including child-waypoints) look the same.

 

It would be great if this macro would have the option to output different gpx files for every type, so you could add .bmp files for the types that you want to have a specific icon. POI loader automaticly recognizes them if the file-names are the same as the .gpx files I believe.

 

http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=195389

 

http://jjreds01.googlepages.com/download

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Thank-you so much for the hard work on this macro. I love it. I love not having to write down all of the hints, description, co-ordinates, etc.

 

I have a few questions.

 

1) Is it possible to have the macro output to several .gpx files in order to have different icons? I don't want to have to set 16 different filters and output the caches 16 times in order to get different waypoint icons.

 

2) Is it possible to EXCLUDE the child waypoints from the macro so that they do NOT appear on the GPS. (Even better, have the child waypoints export as a seperate .gpx file so that you do not get proximity alerts for the child waypoints and so you can have a different icon for child waypoints and so they appear in a different list under the Favorites>Custom POI menu on the GPS

 

If these cannot already be done, I think it would be a great feature to add to the macro. (I tried but I have no idea how macro language works :ph34r: )

 

Anyways, Thanks for the GREAT macro :ph34r: .,

 

Kyle,

ky.m.guy

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A while ago I used your posts to configure macros to export caches to my Nuvi 660. After some minor, technical difficulties, I was able to get it to work and I was ecstatic. I went back to load more into my Garmin and got the following error:

 

App: POILoader

At: 10/16/2008 2:49:24 PM (UTC)

OS: Windows XP Service Pack 2

Processor: x86, Processor Level: 15, Processors:1, Model: 3 Stepping: 4, RAM: 1276336

APPLICATION.CPP-258-2.5.2.0

invalid string position.

 

I contacted Garmin and their response was:

There appears to be a conflict in the application. If you have not

created or downloaded .csv files from a third party web site to load

into the unit, then the POI loader has nothing to see to load. The POI

loader is only an application, the needed files have to be created as a

.csv file following the suggested format of the help example. If you

have created or downloaded a .csv file and the unit itself is being

recognized by the POI loader, and the file is being seen, but this error

comes up while accessing or trying to load the file, then something in

the file may be corrupt or not in the correct format.

 

I went back and deleted my previous POI loader and reinstalled from your link. I configured a new macro...etc. After everything I did, I still get the same error and I am frustrated at the lack of success that I once had. Is there something that I am either not doing, or doing incorrectly? I know it was only a matter of clicking buttons the last time once everything was set up.

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This thread is to be used for all help/support/bug fixes for the tutorial at the website above.

 

So, for all help/queries/support/requests, please post away here.

 

All I ask is a few simple requests

 

* Be polite.

* Don't demand anything, I do this in my spare time and will help when I can.

* If you discover something good or find a better way to do things, please share it with us!

 

Enjoy the hunt.

 

Pilotsnipes,

 

I was able to get all this going on my Nuvi and just wanted to say thanks. Had a little trouble getting it together (my screw-up), but now I have a little 3"x 4" cache finding paperless monster because of your help.

 

I really like the page that shows the closest caches while you're driving. That's really the only thing you need to get close. Shoot, if the distance indicator would read closer than .1 and start breaking down distance in feet (or meters) as you close in you wouldn't need the map at all.

 

Everything is just clean and to the point and your instructions allowed for this knuckle-dragger to set it up. Thanks.

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