Tim Hortons locations on GPS in Ontario ?

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Alaska & Canada' started by Raphy, Dec 11, 2006.

  1. EmmEff

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    I am using an eTrex Vista so I do my work in MapSource and then sync with the GPS. If I understand correctly, POILoader communicates directly with a compatible GPS, which excludes mine :)

    Now that I think about it more, GPSBabel will convert CSV files to GPX (or GDB, for that matter) so I can use that to convert the stuff from POIFriend.
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    I see that now. Too bad. It's really great to be able to load the files the POI way since if you do anything else with your GPSr, like Geocaching, you really can't be filling it with TH locations.

    As long as you're careful to only load ones within a certain proximity to your own location, that would be a more reasonable number. But then you probably already know where the local ones are anyway...

    Mike
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    I generally do not stray from Ontario, so I wouldn't load any of the non-Ontario locations.

    I do not understand how POIs don't fill the waypoint database. Aren't POIs waypoints on the new(er) Garmins?
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    No, they are different from normal waypoints. When you do a "Find", you go to the bottom of the list - then you select "Custom Points of Interest", and from there press "Menu" and "Select Database" then choose the one you want, in this case Tim Hortons.

    See the attached screen shot.

    But these do not affect the number of waypoints in the GPSr.

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    Here's a screen shot which shows the "Select Database" screen.

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    Plenty of room !
    Just to let you know that my custom POI files all add up to a staggering 271469 points
    Yep- over a quarter of a million of them and I still haven't made the unit crash-
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    (which is more that can be said about me and my bike!)
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    That's crazy! Do you see anything on the screen other than POIs? :D

    Seriously, doesn't this make the GPS sluggish?
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    You just turn on "Declutter" mode.
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    Neat... I didn't even know this feature existed :)
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    You won't likely find it on your Vista, but it's there on my 60CSx.
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    Nope, definitely do not have it on my Vista. I really need to upgrade because adding these POIs (as waypoints on my Vista) and the detail of the Topo maps makes it really sluggish at full detail.
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    Yes, the Vista is a good little unit but there have been lots of improvements since yours came out. I started with a Legend in 2003, and it was great too but there's no point in living in the past for that kind of thing.
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    It still serves the purpose for me (mostly setting waypoints and routes). I just have to keep a limit on the # of waypoints and map data I keep on the unit. Maybe when the Oregon goes through some more iterations, I might jump.
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