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bruno_blvd

GPS: Garmin nuvi 265wt







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Hello to all forum members ,I am new to this forum and love it, never
new you could do so much to a gps.
I added Garmin GPX Proximity Alert for a Garmin POI File to my 265wt Garmin,works good but I would like to change the alert distance now it is set for a 100 ft. Can I install the same GPX Proximity Alert file again and change it to a farther distance.
Thank You.
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roadrider01

GPS: Nuvi 760







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In a word, yes. Any file you install after the initial file installation will overwrite the previous one.

Hope this helps.
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gaurav_vig22

GPS: Garmin







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Does that mean we have to download the files again? or can we use the already downloaded files and change or set different proximity distance on them?
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roadrider01

GPS: Nuvi 760







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I am unsure about changing the alert distance in already downloaded files. What I have done is re-download the .gpx files changing the alert distance prior to hitting the download button. I am also unsure about about how changing the alert distance in the drop-down box affects the alert distance in the .cvs files. I am under the impression that the .cvs files containing the phrases "red light" and "speed" are fixed at 400 meters (approx. 1200 feet) by the software in the Garmin units. If anyone has further clarification to this, perhaps you can share it and we can all be edified.

Hope this helps.
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johmazz2006

GPS: Garmin Nuvi 765, Garmin 3950LMT, Garmin 2455LMT, Navman40, Garmin StreetPilot 3







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gaurav_vig22 wrote:
Does that mean we have to download the files again? or can we use the already downloaded files and change or set different proximity distance on them?

You have to re-download the proximity GPX file, but set the required warning distance before downloading. The POI Loader takes care of the rest for you.
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gaurav_vig22

GPS: Garmin







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Hey guys,

Thanks a lot for your help. I am pretty new to all this, Can you guys suggest what is the safest/best proximity distance to have on our GPS.

I just want to avoid all the unnecessary warnings that might come up even if the camera is on the other side, if the distance is too much. Or is this normal?
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roadrider01

GPS: Nuvi 760







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The road speed at a given intersection would determine the best alert distance but I know of no practical way to individually set the 1000's of locations available. At highway speed you would want more warning than at a slower city speed. Garmin sets the warning to be triggered at I believe at 400 meters for POI's loaded that trigger their software. I would think 300 to 400 meters would be a good average. I generally use 400 meters or 1200 feet as a rule. Perhaps someone else has different opinions they would like to share...
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johmazz2006

GPS: Garmin Nuvi 765, Garmin 3950LMT, Garmin 2455LMT, Navman40, Garmin StreetPilot 3







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Yep roadrider, I use 300 mtr distance for nearly all, can be a bit of a nuisance occasionally but the only way of finding out what suits the individual is to re-download the files with different distances or learn how to edit the file manually.
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dennis.dunbar

GPS: Nuvi 765T







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I like my redlight and camera alerts to be set at 500M and everything else at 100M. If everyting is set to high the alert messages can get annoying.
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