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steven.chaffer3

GPS: Garmin 1390t







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I am unsure of the difference between two of the GPX files in the POI download page.

I have been happily downloading the straight Garmin POI GPX files. They seem to provide proximity alerts as I approach the POIs.

Then I noticed the Garmin GPX (proximity alerts, phone dial etc.) option and wondered what these files provide that the normal Garmin POI GPX files don't. I noticed that the former are much bigger files.

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Steven
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craiganddeb

GPS: Garmin 1490T/Navman F40/







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I cant find any difference other than being able to set the distance that the alerts appear.

Craig
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johmazz2006

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







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Think you will find that the GPX files supply info pertaining to the poi file you download. Mainly business info etc for that poi file, as against a warning only.
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bernienchris

GPS: Garmin Nuvi 265W







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steven.chaffer3 wrote:
I am unsure of the difference between two of the GPX files in the POI download page.

I have been happily downloading the straight Garmin POI GPX files. They seem to provide proximity alerts as I approach the POIs.

Then I noticed the Garmin GPX (proximity alerts, phone dial etc.) option and wondered what these files provide that the normal Garmin POI GPX files don't. I noticed that the former are much bigger files.

Thanks

Steven


as noted the main advantage (for me anyway) is the phone numbers.
If you have a Bluetooth enabled device, and pair it to a Bluetooth phone, you can dial the number from the GPS.
Handy for instance to book a table at a restaurant, or to order a pizza on the way home...
I also have my own POI of my customers, so I can dial them on the move, just like any other hands free device.
In fact, I wouldn't buy a GPS if it didn't have bluetooth.

Cheers.
Very Happy
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andreas4

GPS: Garmin 3790T







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The GPI file is a binary format without the detailed information like e.g.phone numbers.
The GPX is an XML format which contains detailed information about the poi:
Code:
<extensions>
            <gpxx:WaypointExtension>
                <gpxx:Proximity>0.0</gpxx:Proximity>
                <gpxx:DisplayMode>SymbolAndName</gpxx:DisplayMode>
                <gpxx:Address>
                    <gpxx:StreetAddress>131 Tongarra Rd</gpxx:StreetAddress>
                    <gpxx:StreetAddress> Albion Park NSW 2527  Phone: (02) 4232 5044</gpxx:StreetAddress>
                </gpxx:Address>
                    <gpxx:PhoneNumber Category="Phone">0242325044</gpxx:PhoneNumber>
            </gpxx:WaypointExtension>
        </extensions>

So if you have a bluetooth gps you can call up the poi from the gps.
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