Importing Navigation POIs in StreetDeck
StreetDeck supports importing custom points of interest from generic .csv (comma separated value) files.
The format of the files is as follows... There MUST be a header row. This header row should contain the fields Title, Street, City, State, Zip, Phone, Lat, Long, Category, and Description.
An example CSV POI file is given below:
Title, Street, State, and City are required fields, the rest are optional. Lat and Long stand for Latitude and Longitude and should contain signed decimal coordinates of the latitude and longitude coordinates of the address. If latitude and longitude coordinates are not given (Not Recommended) StreetDeck will attempt to geocode them from the given address data, however, if the address is not contained in the navigation database, the proper coordinates will not be found and the location will not be navigable.
To import a csv file into StreetDeck, you can startup StreetDeck and goto windowed mode (Settings | Toggle Fullscreen), then drag and drop the csv file from windows explorer onto the main streetdeck window. Alternatively, you can place the csv file on a USB thumb drive or CD-Drive, insert the media while StreetDeck is running, then when prompted select the "Custom Point of Interest" item from the auto-insert notification list. A list of CSV files will be present, you can then choose to import all in the current folder or a single one by tapping it.
After importing the CSV file, you can search it by going to the navigation start module, then tap "Create Route" then "Imported POIs". The imported POIs within the specified radius will show up. The POI Types combo box filters the list based on the Category field values found in the database.
FYI: The POI entries are stored in a sqlite database in Documents and Settings\<Current User>\Application Data\StreetDeck\POI.db
The following are the default fields for Category that are understood by StreetDeck:
Airports - Major
Airports - Minor
Hotels and Motels
Nightclubs and Taverns
Park and Rides
Rental Car Agencies
Restaurants - Asian
Restaurants - BBQ
Restaurants - Chinese
Restaurants - Delis
Restaurants - French
Restaurants - Greek
Restaurants - Indian
Restaurants - Italian
Restaurants - Japanese
Restaurants - Mexican
Restaurants - Other
Restaurants - Pizza
Restaurants - Seafood
Restaurants - Steak
Restaurants - Thai
Stadiums and Arenas
has anyone imported POIs???
I never tried to import in 18.104.22.168, but recently updated to 22.214.171.124 and I am not able to figure out how to import POIs. Or at least, not able to figure out how to make it work.
I used the example.csv file earlier in this thread and dropped the file onto StreetDeck. It said that it imported one file, but the POI.db file doesn't get updated (file size is zero and last modified date is months ago). I browsed over to Maryland so StreetDeck would think that's where I was.
I can see plenty of POIs for the Waldorf, MD area but not the two in example.csv.
I didn't get any of the errors that other people reported, but didn't appear to get anything accomplished either.
Has anyone been able to import POIs in 126.96.36.199 or 188.8.131.52?