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Baz8755

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I recently downloaded the CSV files for the Speed cameras and transfered them to my Oregon 550t using POI loader.

However it would appear that if the first element of the description is enclosed in quotes then the unit will display the first quote character agains the description.

Reading the description of CSV to POI conversions it would suggest that the oregon has a small bug in this respect (which hopefully Garmin will fix soon).

However as an interim solution I have written a little application that will strip the quotes off the 1st lines of description. Note that subsequent lines do not require the stripping.

Anyone else seen this or if you would like a copy of the app let me know.

Cheers

Baz
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Mark

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Hi
You can use our Magellan POI files with "Remove Quotes" option.
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Baz8755

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Cheers Mark, I may try that:)

I also found that using GPX files solved the problem but I didn't get the multi field/line displays on the Oregon.

Will try Magellan option.

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Baz8755

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Just looked at the Magellan file, the formatting is not the same. So I'll stick with my app for now as I get the best result.

As I said before I think it is a Garmin bug but it may be worth GPS data team looking into to see if an option could be provided to remove quotes from the first line.

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Andrew can easily add that option (remove quotes)to his Magellan CSV module.
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Baz8755

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Cool

FYI

Using an extract from the UK 20 mph CSV file.

This is what is currently contained in the file:-

-0.051864, 51.500631, "Speed alert @20"
-0.9624987, 51.4407237, Speed alert Reading @20,"Northumberland Ave
Reading @20"

The first line will cause the Oregon to display "Speed alert (note the leading quote). The second line will cause the Oregon to display leading spaces as there are spaces after the comma.

My solution is to remove Quotes and leading spaces from the 3rd element (as other elements do not seem to be affected). This gives the resulting file of

-0.051864, 51.500631,Speed alert @20
-0.9624987, 51.4407237,Speed alert Reading @20,"Northumberland Ave
Reading @20"

The Oregon seems happy with this.

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Baz8755

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After a little more testing I have found that it is not the " character that is causing the problem. It is the space after the comma on the 3rd element (eg description).

So

-0.051864, 51.500631,"Speed alert @20"
-0.9624987, 51.4407237,Speed alert Reading @20,"Northumberland Ave
Reading @20"

Works fine

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Good work Baz!
Ming removed that blank space... Can you check now if it works okay?
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Baz8755

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Just tried it


-0.05188, 51.500609,"Speed alert @20"
-0.9625167, 51.4407467,"Speed alert Reading - Northumberland Ave; Reading @20"

Does indeed solve the problem off quotes and leading spaces however it has now lost the multiline descriptions. So you now get:-

Speed alert Reading - Northumberland Ave; Reading

Whereas using the old file with the spaces removed

-0.051864, 51.500631,"Speed alert @20"
-0.9624987, 51.4407237,Speed alert Reading @20,"Northumberland Ave
Reading @20"

You would get:-

Speed alert Reading
Northumberland Ave
Reading


Probably not such a big deal but a little bit more cosmetically pleasing Smile

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Baz8755

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Thanks for your help Mark. I have just done some tests with GPX files and decided the results are better with those Smile
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