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    @ Ninja

    Can we use the Speedcam importer to import any CSV file into D3 Favorites?
    I would have just tried to do it but my CarPC's down at the moment.


    If so can we then alocate a different image file to display on map other than a Gatso Cam, ie. Petrol Stations, WiFi hotspots etc...

    There are hundreds of POI websites with millions of POI's out there and most seem to use CSV format.

    Maybe a seperate app/pluggin/or whatever to import POI's would be handy...


    John
    My Nissan 200SX @ Silverstone
    NOW SADLY WRITTEN OFF!

    My Car's spec list + pics

    Stealth CarPC fab'ing...

  • #2
    Originally posted by Tuned Vitesse
    @ Ninja

    Can we use the Speedcam importer to import any CSV file into D3 Favorites?
    I would have just tried to do it but my CarPC's down at the moment.


    If so can we then alocate a different image file to display on map other than a Gatso Cam, ie. Petrol Stations, WiFi hotspots etc...

    There are hundreds of POI websites with millions of POI's out there and most seem to use CSV format.

    Maybe a seperate app/pluggin/or whatever to import POI's would be handy...


    John
    You can import any POI's from csv files to the .dat file with Destinator (3.0.75) Console on your PC.

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    • #3
      Which console? And what do I need to do exactly? Got several POIs but they're all *.dat files...

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      • #4
        Originally posted by dohdoh
        Which console? And what do I need to do exactly? Got several POIs but they're all *.dat files...
        If you have a legal Destinator map and software, you can use the Destinator 3.0.75 Console. Load a map to the Console, and you can see the POI button. This POI converter not an exact POI converter, it is a Favorites converter instead. You have to make a .csv file (with a simple text editor, e.g. notepad) and that can be converted it to a .dat file.
        e.g. You can do it like this: TRAF1,Trafipax,19.04702,47.49015

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        • #5
          Thanks for your answer. Of course I have all this stuff legal. I'll try that when I'm at home. In case I won't get it, can I ask you again or give me a short instructions. I already know that your example seems very complicated to me due to it seems like I am more nerdy than I thought

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          • #6
            Only one problem, even with all the legal software this only seems to work if you have a PPC connected and Im not about to go and buy a PPC just to import POI's...

            Anyone got any other ideas...?


            I tried using NM's Speedcam importer but I have a problem with POI csv iles being formatted differently.
            My Nissan 200SX @ Silverstone
            NOW SADLY WRITTEN OFF!

            My Car's spec list + pics

            Stealth CarPC fab'ing...

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            • #7
              I'm currently writing a tool to import POI's (both tom-tom OV2 files and CSV) into Map Monkey's favorites, I've not had much time lately but it will be here soon
              Destinator 3 For PC! - http://www.map-monkey.co.uk/

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              • #8
                Great job, that really comes along right in time. Tomorrow the postman will transmit my Fortuna 2 USB Sirf2 Gps mouse which I unfortunately bought quite late, but sometime is also in time

                I am really looking forward to test your program on the streets tomorrow via laptop, but already now it just rules! you are really doing a great job with that so I will create a Paypal for me this week and hopefully I can motivate my friends to donate, and donate, and donate... don't want to know what price I'd have to pay if i bought a program with features like yours...

                Thumbs up, keep the work going and never stop

                Regards,

                Max

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                • #9
                  once again, great thinking and a job well done MapMonkey, Keep it up!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Tuned Vitesse
                    Only one problem, even with all the legal software this only seems to work if you have a PPC connected and Im not about to go and buy a PPC just to import POI's...

                    Anyone got any other ideas...?


                    I tried using NM's Speedcam importer but I have a problem with POI csv iles being formatted differently.
                    You don't buy a PPC just to import POI's, because the Destinator has a PC Console. When you install the Destinator 3.0.75 you get a PC program for use the map Console.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by dohdoh
                      Thanks for your answer. Of course I have all this stuff legal. I'll try that when I'm at home. In case I won't get it, can I ask you again or give me a short instructions. I already know that your example seems very complicated to me due to it seems like I am more nerdy than I thought
                      I undertsand how the Destinator POI converter works, but I have problem with English language.
                      You can download the Hungarian Destinator upgrade from: http://www.destinator.hu/Destinator_3075.zip
                      Unzip the file and write it to a CD. Install the Console program to your PC.
                      In the D3_User_Guide.pdf you can see how the POI (Favorites) converter works.
                      So, if you want to make a Favorites dat file it takes two step.
                      - You have to make a csv file with any text editor (notepad)
                      This example shows a traffipax (speed monitor) line: TRAF1,Trafipax,19.04702,47.49015
                      The minimum information that you have to give a name, an info, and the coordinata data. You write any necessary lines. Save it to a text file, and rename it from .txt to .csv (e.g. traffipax.txt to traffipax.csv)
                      - Use the Destinator Console for translate .csv to .dat file.
                      Run the Destinator Console.
                      Select Hungary map (Standard Maps
                      Push the activated Favorites Importer button
                      Give the Input file (.csv) in the popup window
                      Push the Convert button
                      You can see the made dat file in this directory: DestinatorApps/Installer/Console/IndepIndep/Favorites/

                      Sorry my English!

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                      • #12
                        Thanks for your help. Why are you worrying about your English? I just now had a look at your location and saw that you are from Hungary, until now I always thought you were an English man!
                        My English isn't perfect either, I'm from Germany but I think it's enough to talk to others, order a pizza or write in this forum

                        I will start to try out your hint with the console, hope that works.
                        Sorry for I am not really well informed concerning the programming section as I am based on IT, Lan and Security.

                        I'll give you some feedback when I finished my job


                        EDIT:

                        Wow, 65MB... I am a very sad isdn User since 1994 Hope I can manage some friends to get it for me. Thanx to the german telekom for not giving us dsl in our town (5000 citizen, 1000 want to have dsl ordered @ t-online but it seems they don't need that... well, our principal ist dealing with them since last week, hope that will work)

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by dohdoh
                          Wow, 65MB... I am a very sad isdn User since 1994 Hope I can manage some friends to get it for me. Thanx to the german telekom for not giving us dsl in our town (5000 citizen, 1000 want to have dsl ordered @ t-online but it seems they don't need that... well, our principal ist dealing with them since last week, hope that will work)
                          It is the smallest map!

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                          • #14
                            Wish I could download via GPS

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