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    GPS2City Zips.dat file accuracy issues

    The GPS2City is working great, but the zips.dat file that is included is not accurate. The cities are close, but when driving around my home area, it's always displaying the wrong city.
    I am not sure how this is for the rest of you, but I'm guessing that I'm not alone in this.

    I found some downloadable, ACCURATE data from http://geonames.usgs.gov/domestic/download_data.htm but it doesn't have the zip codes...which I guess I really don't need, but it would be nice to have.
    Last edited by phuz; 01-10-2012 at 12:14 PM.

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    OK, I made a new Zips.dat file and it has 124,798 data points. The file includes Latitude, Longitude, City, State, and County. The ZIP was not included from the database mentioned in the first post, so I used 00000 for all of them until I can find a proper database. These locations are MUCH more accurate and I just tested them using a GPS simulator and compared them against Google maps.

    I've added the file to this post. It just needs to overwrite your existing Zips.dat file.

    Also, does anyone know how to change the update interval from 15 seconds to something else? localdatacaptureinterval is NOT the parameter.
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    Last edited by phuz; 01-10-2012 at 05:07 PM.

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    in my plug in gps2city....

    dont i create a GPS2City.xml?

    i forget been a while

    guess i didnt do the settings screen

    anyway...

    create GPS2City.xml

    here's its contents

    Code:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <MySettings xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema">
      <CaptureInterval>15</CaptureInterval>
    </MySettings>
    your going to ask where to save it, i cant tell you, it goes where it should...
    if i knew if you where in legacy or profile mode... i could tell you
    lets assume proper install and in profile mode
    then its in, My Documents\RideRunner\Plugins\GPS2City
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    oh, could i include your new zips in future installer of GPS2City?
    i guess we need zips 1st

    thanks
    mitch
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