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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Bloomin eck, quick response!
Right place, right time. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

While we are very grateful for the input of new, and amended, locations, it would be extremely helpful if all submitters could follow the guidelines in the First Post of this Sticky.

One of the most important is:
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4. The contents of the Comments box.

Please use the Comments box as it is very reassuring to see "repositioned using local knowledge" when the Action selected is "Confirm existing POI" but the co-ordinates are different to those of the original. It really does help the reviewer if you state in the Comments box what you are changing when submitting a "Change existing POI" request.

For instance you may be just updating a phone number so please say so.


If you don't give any information about what you are trying to achieve, it is very difficult to second guess.

If there is nothing to go on, don't be surprised if your efforts are passed over. Not because we want to, but we need to be sure we know what you are trying to do.

Please read the whole of the OP as there are a lot of submissions that don't confirm in some way, and having to correct so many makes the task so much greater at this end.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is just to repeat the above post. The bulk of the submissions are still not using the Comments Box, and it's not making life easy.

Even when a Removal has been selected, it would be helpful if a simple "now closed" is add.

For those who do, thank you very much. Thumbs Up

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While we are very grateful for the input of new, and amended, locations, it would be extremely helpful if all submitters could follow the guidelines in the First Post of this Sticky.

One of the most important is:
Quote:
4. The contents of the Comments box.

Please use the Comments box as it is very reassuring to see "repositioned using local knowledge" when the Action selected is "Confirm existing POI" but the co-ordinates are different to those of the original. It really does help the reviewer if you state in the Comments box what you are changing when submitting a "Change existing POI" request.

For instance you may be just updating a phone number so please say so.


If you don't give any information about what you are trying to achieve, it is very difficult to second guess.

If there is nothing to go on, don't be surprised if your efforts are passed over. Not because we want to, but we need to be sure we know what you are trying to do.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To the DataBasers,
Q) When submitting a POI to PgpsW is the specific web page of that POI of any use to you? and If so, which is the correct field on the submissions page to place it in?

I ask because so many SatNavs/phones are equipped with internet functions, a web page, specific for that POI (not just a generic web page such as www.tescos.com) can provide a wealth of addition information such as opening hours, admission charges, access, parking, etc.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AliOnHols wrote:
... which is the correct field on the submissions page to place it in?
Details. Wink

TomToms, unfortunately, are unable to make use of this field, but I believe that some other Makes can.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Oldboy, Shall do.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:17 pm    Post subject: OV2 Reply with quote

I have made an ov2 set of the teams that play in the Southern League Premier division.
Is it possible to upload them as a complete group?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From the very bottom of the submission page ...

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Submit a POI file
Email any new POI files to [email protected] suggesting names for the Category and Subcategory to be used. Remember that all submitted files must be free of any copyright restrictions. Text files in the following format are preferred
longitude,latitude,"Title","Details"
where both the longitude and latitude values are in decimal degrees. For example:
-0.78707,51.23793,"Heath End","97 Farnborough Road, Farnham, Surrey GU9 9AL 01252 123456"

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thought as much.
I'll not bother.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bampah wrote:
Thought as much.
I'll not bother.


1) Why not? You can convert it to a CSV easily enough (do a google search for "ov2 to csv converter") and submit that

2) Wouldn't they just be under the existing 'Football Ground' subcategory anyway?

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bampah wrote:
Thought as much. I'll not bother.
How community spirited of you Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Although conversion from one file-type to another is easy for some of us, it might stop some people from offering what may be very useful POI sets that they have made?

Wouldn't it be "friendlier" to just accept submissions in any of the main formats and for PGPSW to do the conversion?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andy_P wrote:
Wouldn't it be "friendlier" to just accept submissions in any of the main formats and for PGPSW to do the conversion?
An OV2 is acceptable, as it's easy to convert to text, then massaged to Db format.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Then the guide needs changing to:
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Text files in the following format are preferred ..... But if you submit a different file format, we will do our best to convert and incorporate it
Or something like that so as not to put people off like Bampah
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

M8TJT wrote:
Then the guide needs changing ...
Unfortunately it's not within my remit. However it might be acted on. Wink
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