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    help Help with POI's and sound issues with Nextgen

    Hi

    I am using IGO_isreal and so far everything is working great apart from 2 things which I cannot find a solution for and I hope someone here can help

    For info my version is 9.18.27.687519 and at the moment I am using the pongo skin but the issues are also with the default skin. and I'm running this on an android tablet running 5.1

    My first is POI's

    I have downloaded loads of POI KML files and I at first added them into the POI folder in content but they did not show up
    then I read about adding them into Content\userdata\poi and they are now showing but I cannot get them to use the custom bmp icon that comes with them

    I have put the bmp in the same folder, also in content\userdata\usericon
    and even tried to edit the kml file adding the line
    <metadata><igoicon><filename>content\userdata\POI\Aldi_PGPSW.bmp</filename></igoicon></metadata>

    but again no joy, that's when I read that a skin may help so I tried the pongo skin but its exactly the same (but I have kept the skin as its much better)

    so can anyone tell me how to get the custom icons for the poi's to work ?

    second and I don't think this is possible
    I use the tablet as a media player as well as satnav through Bluetooth and it works well
    when I run tomtom go and playing music , when tomtom speaks the background music lowers but with IGO the volume stays the same, I know I can get it to mute the music but I prefer it when it lowers

    I have tried various sys file commands including changing the stream and various [dynamiccompressor] entries but nothing seems to change

    I cannot root my tablet as its not possible so again has anyone any ideas

    \thanks in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by outlanddp View Post
    I have downloaded loads of POI KML files and I at first added them into the POI folder in content but they did not show up
    then I read about adding them into Content\userdata\poi and they are now showing but I cannot get them to use the custom bmp icon that comes with them

    I have put the bmp in the same folder, also in content\userdata\usericon
    and even tried to edit the kml file adding the line
    <metadata><igoicon><filename>content\userdata\POI\Aldi_PGPSW.bmp</filename></igoicon></metadata>

    but again no joy, that's when I read that a skin may help so I tried the pongo skin but its exactly the same (but I have kept the skin as its much better)

    so can anyone tell me how to get the custom icons for the poi's to work ?
    It's all a matter of placement, path, and case/name of files.
    First off, start over..create a blank folder named userdata as a sub-folder under /content. Within the userdata folder create two new empty folders named poi and usericon.
    Put your KML files in poi, and your appropriately sized BMP files in usericon.
    For ease of use, make sure your KML files and associated BMP files have the same name--such as Aldi.kml and Aldi.bmp. Capitalization (or not) is significant..this is Linux. If the icon name is listed in the KML file correctly, it should work..no need to have a path, iGo knows where to find them.
    For example, this works:
    Spoiler: KML-BMP
    Aldi.kml:
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    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-2"?><kml xmlns="http://earth.google.com/kml/2.0"><metadata><igoicon><filename>Aldi.bmp</filename></igoicon></metadata><Placemark><name>Aldi</name><description><![CDATA[Czerwionka-Leszczyny<br>Armii Krajowej 8<br>]]></description><Point><coordinates>18.669722,50.145277</coordinates></Point></Placemark><Placemark><name>Aldi</name><description><![CDATA[Sennfeld<br>August-Borsig-Straße <br>Aldi]]></description><Point><coordinates>10.248780,50.036840</coordinates></Point></Placemark><Placemark><name>Aldi</name><description><![CDATA[Sosnowiec<br>Grota - Roweckiego<br>ALDI]]></description><Point><coordinates>19.112360,50.288160</coordinates></Point></Placemark><Placemark><name>Aldi</name><description>
    ----and the file continues, of course.

    In the usericon folder is Aldi.bmp.
    If you have a long KML file and need to rename a lot of things (100 wrong filenames for the bmp, etc) use a notepad-like editor and do a search and replace.

    Hope this helps.
    Good luck.

    Oh and by the way, with every correct KML file a new poi "category" is created in Settings>Navigation View>Map Appearance>POI Settings>Place Markers...you must specifically choose them-- each is a separate thing. It is possible to put each into specific existing categories, but that is a lot of work for little reward.
    Last edited by Mike Hunt; 24th May 2017 at 12:51 PM.

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    Thanks for the reply , i did everything you said to the letter and i still have the same standard icons
    i even just worked on 1 category and removed the rest from the dir but couldnt get that to work either

    In all honesty i have no idea maybe the version i have does not allow it
    but if you can think of anything else please let me know and ill try again tonight when i get home

    Thanks again

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    Quote Originally Posted by outlanddp View Post
    Thanks for the reply , i did everything you said to the letter and i still have the same standard icons
    i even just worked on 1 category and removed the rest from the dir but couldnt get that to work either

    In all honesty i have no idea maybe the version i have does not allow it
    but if you can think of anything else please let me know and ill try again tonight when i get home

    Thanks again
    Try the attached files (assuming Europe). If the icon shows correctly in Settings>>>Place Markers, then it is working correctly. If the icon does not show, it may be a resolution issue..adjust/resize as necessary. The icon as it exists is 48x48x24.
    Use the KML file as a template for your actual POI locations (if not "Europe").

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    Hi once again thanks

    Your POI works fine , i did try to amend the ones i had downloaded but they didnt work so there must be something funny about them
    so ill go and look for more resources but the software is working as it should thanks for the help

 

 

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