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    Soft (Windows) ManagePoi by FireFox58 - Garmin POI Manager

    ManagePoi by FireFox58 - Garmin POI Manager
    (actual version: [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] - June 2016)

    The purpose of this Post is to present my selfmade software, ManagePoi, with whom manage, configure, and create files. GPI with his own POI and load them on Garmin devices.
    This software was born from the need to organize your own POI and to quickly update their devices.
    This software allows, once created their own "Profiles" to create the files .GPI safely and quickly, freeing you from having to set every time this or that parameter (I am referring to the Audio Alerts, the Proximity Alerts, the Icons, etc...)
    Still not to be determined "perfect", in fact I expect a series of feedback from users of the Forum that will enable and aid the development of the program.

    Installing the Program
    The program requires no installation, simply extract from the Archive the Folder ManagePoi (including all subfolders) and copy it on your PC at any location of the disk (I recommend NOT using the DeskTop as the working folder, a direct HDD folder is better (ex: D:\Software).
    The software package is composed by the root folder (ManagePoi) with inside the executable file (ManagePoi.exe) and a series of accessories files that must reside in the same directory as the executable.
    There are 4 subfolders (\Icons, \Audio, \Filters, \Doc), whose content will talk about in UserManul present in \Doc folder.

    The software requires:
    • A PC with Audio (for Preview of the Proximity Alerts)
    • An active Internet connection (for the location of the POI using Google Maps)
    • You have installed on your PC the POI Loader software (required) and GPSBabel (if you intend to use the function of filtering POI by geographical area)
    • The CSV Source Files in a PC Folder (either local or network located). This software does NOT make Automatic downloads of the POIs, they must be Downloaded and prepared beforehand by the User.


    The Program interface
    The software interface looks like the following image:


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    The software allows the management of personal "Profiles".
    A profile is nothing more than a Name combined with a series of POIs which are loaded from a certain Source Folder and will be processed according to the particular settings, in another Destination Folder.

    The software allows the display of the "POI" in a personal list and allows the editing (changing the coordinates and description) and Search function. Geolocation with Google Maps is also possible
    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    and Street View as well ...

    An advanced "Filtering" sistem is available via button "Filter"
    The software allows you to Filter POIs of our profile by geographic areas (eg all POIs of the French territory, or Italian one, or any geographical area).
    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    Filters are applied to the list of POI RunTime, no changes are written to the Original Source Files.
    The following image shows the application of a filter (France) to a series of Internationals POI (SCDB).
    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    Any Filtering operation can be removed and/or changed at any time. The filtered data are present in the software memory.
    This will only take effect on the production of .GPI File, which will contain only the filtered points.
    Transactions of filtering may be consecutive, such as:
    • Load Profile POI
    • Applying a filter and generation of the corresponding GPI.
    • Applying another filter and generation of corresponding GPI.
    • And so on ...

    Once applied a Filter the Main View become as follow:
    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    Infos about the Filter in use and the number of Points filtered are shown (Totals and for each file).
    Proceeding Exporting Filtered Data Profile (Files *.Gpx and File .GPI) will be saved in a subfolder of the destination (in the example picture above will create a folder D:\Garmin\POI\ManagePoi\SCDB_WORLD\UK_ROI.
    The file will contain the final GPI, as a suffix, the name of the filter (SCDB_UK_ROI.gpi).
    This technique allows you to change filter RunTime and generate the data for different geographical areas without overwriting any Data and without setting anything.

    The software allows you to add and manage your own Filters:
    • Generate your personal Polygon Filter in the following format
      Latitude Longitude (<Space> separated), each row is a vertex of the polygon.
      The first line must be IDENTICAL to the last (closed polygon)
      Here's an example:

    61.21366 -0.67070
    51.47592 02.39989
    50.05658 -0.07852
    49.64336 -7.25055
    51.92508 -11.08879
    59.83025 -8.43492
    61.21366 -0.67070

    • Rename the file as <MyFilter>.Flt (give it a name that identifies the Zone)
    • Copy it into the subfolder \Filters.
    • Add, if you want, a JPG image that displays the filter you just created (the image file must have the same name of the Filter. The size of the image is, as standard, 500x500 pixels, different images will be resized automatically to fit the pane window.
    • ReRun ManagePoi and your filter will be shown in the List of available ones.


    More details about this software in the User Manual (ManagePoi_by_FireFox58.pdf) present in \Doc SubFolder.
    The User Manual is in Italian Language, I don't have time to translate it in short.
    If someones would make this work for me, I post him (or her) the .Doc version

    I'm ready to discuss with you any variation or addon, Moon excluded, to enhance the performances and the usability of this software.

    Have Fun ...

    Spoiler: Previous releases
    ManagePoi_v1.3.3_by_FireFox58.rar
    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]


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    ManagePoi by FireFox58 - Garmin POI Manager
    Versione 1.3.7 released

    ChangeLog:
    Version 1.3.7 - 09/11/2015
    • Upgraded Javascipt to fit Google API v3 (more performant)
    • Added view of Proximity Area (coloured Circle) in Google Maps windows, if any configured for the Category
    • Improved Source File Cleaning features (no more needing to attach corrected Redlight_70.csv in SCDB thread).


    New Google Maps Windows appearance

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    Have Fun!



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    ManagePoi by FireFox58 - Garmin POI Manager
    Versione 1.4.0 released

    ChangeLog:
    Version 1.4.0 - 05/06/2016
    • Changed Codify Sistem for Files .GPX (from Windows-1252 to UTF-8)
    • Added “Advanced Edit” feature on singol POIs (opzional), now you can add following Fields:
      • Specific POI “Comment” (free text)
      • Specific POI "Proximity" and "Elevation"
      • Specific POI "Address", "City", "Country"
      • Specific POI "Phone Number" and "Fax Number", "Web site" and "eMail address"
      • Specific POI "Image" (.JPG)
      • Specific POI "Audio" (.WAV)

    • MAP with “Dragging Marker". Ability to Grab POI Coordinates from MAP
    • MAP with “Geocode” feature. Ability to Grab POI Address, City and Country
    • Minor adjustments


    New Advanced Windows appearance
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    New InfoWindow appearance
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    Output result on Nuvě 52 (2 examples)
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    Have Fun!

    ManagePoi by FireFox58 - Garmin POI Manager
    Versione 1.4.1 released

    ChangeLog:
    Version 1.4.1 - 06/14/2015
    • Added Icons 44x44 management (just put them in ..\LargeIcons subFolder)
    • Fast switching from Standard Icons (22x22) to Large Icons (44x44), and viceversa
      A Lot of 44x44 Icons included in the Package
    • .GPI Files using Large Icons are identified by suffix "_LI" (LargeIcons) added to File Name


    You can fast and simply switch from this view

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    .. to this one

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    Have Fun!
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    Nice program, it remembers me an old program by poigps, now discontinued.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catymag View Post
    Nice program, it remembers me an old program by poigps, now discontinued.
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    Yes Caty, I was inspired by that software to create my own. It was very useful and well done.
    I added some gadgets and Filter by Geographical Zone, but the primary idea is unchanged ...

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    Thanks for sharing.
    I would suggest to clean up the settings ini file from anything that points to your profiles and file/folder paths. Also make it to accept paths with spaces including the program directory itself, please.

    I have .mp3 associated with POI file but the Audio Preview button is always grayed out with audio enabled.
    Last edited by nijel; 17th June 2013 at 17:15.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nijel View Post
    Thanks for sharing.
    I would suggest to clean up the settings ini file from anything that points to your profiles and file/folder paths. Also make it to accept paths with spaces including the program directory itself, please.
    I have .mp3 associated with POI file but the Audio Preview button is always grayed out with audio enabled.
    You are right ... But to Delete a Profile is quite simple, just select it e press "Delete" from Profile Window.
    I've tested Path with spaces, no problems for me, it work correctly ...

    Because only few models of Nuvis manage mp3 audio, and those manage .wav as well, i decided to not consider mp3 vocal advices, but only .wav.
    You have to convert your mp3 into wave Audio to make it work ...

    Adding mp3 is not a complicated matter, if others require this option i can add it ...
    Bye, Bye

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    No problems for mp3->wav.
    Deleting/creating/saving profiles throws exemption at memory address xxxx bla-bla. I had to do it manually editing the ini file to get everything running. Also it creates your user profile folders in C:\Users.
    POI Loader gives me invalid data format in line 1/2 errors in all gpx files generated by the program when try to Export Data. Also changing destination folder in Profiles doesn't change it in the main program window till program is restarted, which deleted all my files in that folder(nothing important, but still...). BTW why you need to empty destination folder anyway?
    Just some things I noticed so far...
    Oooh, and filtering doesn't work. All my POIs are in North America and filtering for that region gives me 0 pois found.
    Last edited by nijel; 17th June 2013 at 19:31.

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    @ nijel
    Ops ... My profile in C:? It's sure a refuse of Design Time progamming. I'll fix it
    A question? Your csv POI which Data format is in use?
    The bugs you report are tipically due to a Coord Swap (Lat e Lon swapped). The Program start with a default Parsing of LON, LAT, DESCR (as Garmin csv docet).
    If yours are LAT, LON formatted you have to swap Coord Parsing in Main window, BEFORE applying Filtering.
    You can verify that in View POI window ...

    I empty Destination Folder to be sure that exported Data are those, and only those, you want (Settings may have changed meanwhile ...)

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    I don't know exactly the Data format, got them from POI Factory. They all looks like this:

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    LON,LAT - View POI works, filtering not. LAT,LON - View POI(no map is displayed) and filtering both not working.

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    The format is LON, LAT. The first token is, obviously a Longitude (otheswise it would lie behind the Polar circle ... ).
    I've tested your POIs and I've No problem, even with Filtering, take a look...

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    I really don't understand were could be your problems ... I've to think about ...

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    Thanks for the this useful program

    but, for example, when trying to load source from D:\GPS\POI\Oceania

    no data appeared in the program, anything i need to do in order to load the data?

    Thanks

 

 
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