Posted: Sat May 28, 2005 1:05 am Post subject: Acer, Destinator and Speed Cameras
Can someone help??
I'm relatively new to GPS & whilst I've read almost all the threads on this site that look anything like what i need I still can't find the answer.
I've downloaded a POI database for destinator and it's working fine. However this was from another site via a link on this site and the database seems a bit old. (Only 1 out of the 4 cameras near my house are showing).
Basically my question is how can I use the database on this site and convert to use with my Acer and Destinator software. (Destinator uses a dat file)
Open pocketgps_uk_sc zip file
Open the single file version folder(this has all camera types in one file)
Open the file pocketgps_uk_sc
Once opened in Microsoft excel you will see the column names
Example; -2.47396 52.69573 GATSO:6381@30
Destinator console favourites importer does not like this format,
So you need to edit it to
Example; GATSO:6381@30 GATSO:6381@30 -2.47396 52.69573
Once edited save it as AutoAlert1 in a folder of your choice, on your pc, error messages appears when saving and closing down excel, click yes to all.
Once thatís done, start Destinator console,
Select a map, for example; uk_ireland
Go to favouriteís importer.
Select your autoalert1 file and press convert button.
Make sure your Acer is connected and then press download.
Thatís it, sounds more complicated than it is.
Hope this helps you. _________________ Acer n30, Royltek bt gpsr, Destinator 3.
im running the same version as you, 3.1 standard edition this is what i see on my destinator console, dont know why your version doesnt have favourites importer.
coudnt post a pic of my screen shots, so if you go here
had a look at my default.ini file and my POIImport is set at 0, yet i still have the favourite import button. anyway glad your sorted now mikey, dont forget to adjust the alert distance settings otherwise it will only tell you about the gatso when your right next to it. _________________ Acer n30, Royltek bt gpsr, Destinator 3.
i did use the individual files at first, but now i just have the all in one file, i dont really speed anywhere but i like to know that if there is something even a temp camera or specs i can watch my speed a bit closer. _________________ Acer n30, Royltek bt gpsr, Destinator 3.
MikeyF, did you use the "New this month: csv files formatted for Destinator 3" versions of the files? If so, how about writing some step by step instructions (including the edits you made to the DestinatorVoiceManeuvers file)? If you do, perhaps some kind Mod will make it a sticky in the Pocket GPS Speed Camera Database forum.
I'm still investigating a way to warn us of the individual file types, as my orignal attempt only inserted them as favourites and not alerts. Whilst this showed them on the display it didn't trigger a voice message that you could modify the warning distance so this is no go.
Whilst I have enclosed the instruction part I need one of the site's mods to contact me with an email address so I can send the voice message files. Also at this stage I can tell them to change the message on the bottom of the download page which says the site doesn't support destinator.
To be done each time there is an update (monthly).
Extract the master file
(pocketgps_uk_sc.zip/single file version/csvfiles/destinator3/pocketgps_uk_sc)
from the zip file to a folder
Open the file using Excel
Save as Auto Alert 1 you'll get an error message, just ignore this.
Cut the red camera sections and paste this into another file and
call this file Auto Alert 2
You should now have 2 files
Auto Alert 1.csv - This contains all the camera's except red light cameras
Auto Alert 2.csv - This contains the red light camera's
Convert using Destinator console
To do this Open up the console and make sure the map is selected (UK_Ireland for Britian)
Click Favourites Importer
In the new window select the file you wish to convert
(you'll have to do this for Auto Alert 1 & 2) (As most versions of destinator won't allow us to use the download function the next steps will have to be done manually)
Use windows to go to
(This is where the files are)
Transfer these files (Auto Alert 1 & 2 .dat) using pc into your pocket PC directory
You've now got the updated files
To be done as a One off to setup pocketPC
Copy the Auto Alert 1 & 2 bmp files into your pocketpc into the directory below
To enable the pocketpc to speak the correct warning,
you also have to insert a new DestinatorVoiceManeuvers and auto alert 1 & 2 wav files into
Hope this helps all those Destinator users out there
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