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richardandlis

GPS: Garmin 250W Nuvi







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I am wondering what happens if there are duplicate poi points in my Garmin.
Which one will it use?
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k1_w1

GPS: Nuvi 2597 LMT







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As far as I am aware, Garmin POI loader will overwrite the same POI's.
I have a Nuvi 260 and don't get duplicates when I update.

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hfa8592

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If the POIs are truly duplicates (all information including latitude, longitude, name etc is identical), the unit will overwrite them and only use one. If it's really close -- like say two custom poi's that you have downloaded in different files, both for the same poi but the latitude and longitude are off by 0.0001, they will both show up. The only way to eliminate this is before you import the POI file to your machine -- delete the dups in a CSV file format.

Good luck,

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ve3slm

GPS: Garmin Mobile PC







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richardandlis wrote:
I am wondering what happens if there are duplicate poi points in my Garmin.
Which one will it use?


As mentioned above, if ALL the information is duplicated, POILoader will overwrite and only one POI will be stored. If, however, the positioning data is close, but not exactly the same, multiple POI's will be atored.
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steve.wilton1

GPS: Garmin Nuvi 1490







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I'm just about to try a bulk upload. I'm just about to test this out and see if there are duplicates or if they delete.
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bgtee

GPS: Garmin 3790T







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I think it is best practice to always use the POI Loader to remove the old POI file from the Garmin before uploading the new one.
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pumphypete

GPS: GARMIN NĂ¼vi 2460 lmt







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totally agree with bgtee i had downloaded several times certain poi's after restarting my unit i found that i had multiple instances of the same poi with identical features, so i reckon that you should use the poi loader to remove previous custom poi's then disconnect from the PC ,reconnect then reload a new set of poi's , always backup your poi file to your PC and before adding any new poi's put them into your poi folder on your PC

remembering to remove the file before you update it so that you don't get ant duplicates.
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thurmansevolution

GPS: Garmin Nuvi 650







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If all are the same, than it will just overwrite and use one...no worries.
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