On Wed, 30 Jun 2010 06:55:29 -0500, you wrote:
>The gui does indeed need to run the command line version.
>I don't know where that version number is coming from.will investigate.
I just also downloaded 1.4.1 and installed it after uninstalling the
older version I had installed. Internally it shows this version but
in the GPSBabel directory if I move the cursor to the GPSBabel.exe
file it shows 126.96.36.199 as the version. Date on the right is
gpsbabelfe.exe, in the same directory, does NOT show a version
number at all, but instead shows
Date Created: 6/30/2010 08:05
which is today when I installed the program. However the date in the
right column is 6/27/2010 17:44 which is likely when it was actually
I had no difficulty and I use F-Prot, MalwareBytes, Spybot-Search
and Destroy, and Comodo Firewall Pro, so there is quite a bit it has
As an aside, I cannot recall if I ever provided the User POI file
information that applies to the ASUS R300 GPS, which runs IGO8...
That is as follows:
FF EE 31 00 7C 00 4D 00 79 00 20 00 50 00 20 00 4F 00 20 00 49 00 7C
00 48 00 6F 00 6D 00 65 00
1 | M Y P O I |
H o m e
1|My POI|Home|parking|43.762272|-79.412888|_c**|_con|M2N|North York,
North York, ON|Harlandale Ave||Sitting In Solarium|4167338822
2|My POI|Duty Free|parking|42.907560|-78.909906|_c**|_con|L2A|Fort
Erie, Fort Erie, ON|Peace Bridge||Peace Bridge Plaza|
3|My POI|Jay Gary
UT|Douglas St|581|84404 4319|8013933538
Using #3 above, in order, separated by the vertical marker, which
the program actually uses...
"My POI" is the folder I want it in on my unit
"Jay Gary Home" is the name I want for the POI
"Parking" is the symbol I want the GPS to use for the location
Country code _c** for Canada _u## where ## is 2 letter State code
Province or state code _c## or _u## using 2 letter codes
Postal Code's first 3 values or the U.S. 5 digit zip code
Postal Code in full or other description, if wanted
So the user.poi file starts with FFFE and then has the format you
see with a hex 00 between every character in the database, as per
the first line of this text message, with the conversion to ASCII
characters under each hex value.
The purpose of the 00 5F 00 63 00 2A 00 2A 00 7C 00 5F 00 63 00 6E
00 7C between the longitude and the first three letters of the
postal code here in Canada is, in my best guess, Canada for the _c**
and Canada, Ontario for the _con
Line 3 is from the U.S and the _uut is for United States Utah, so
they are using the two letter abbreviations for the states,
provinces and territories. For the U.S. they are inserting the five
digit zip code, for Canada the first three letters of the postal
The fields in order from beginning of a POI to the end of the POI
are as follows:
Number for POI
Folder for POI
Name given POI
Symbol given folder
Location in country - _c** or _uxx where xx is the state's two
location in country - _cxx or _uxx where the xx is the state or
province or territory two letter code
3 character start of Postal code for Canada OR 5 digit zip code for
Location name. Place, City, Province or State two letter value
Name of location per GPS based on site picked
Description added by user to aid identity of place
telephone number as entered
The symbol I gave to the folder was the blue P so 'parking' shows up
for the 'MY P O I' poi folder on the unit. I can later change it
once it is loaded into the microSD card.
00 7C is the end of each field except the telephone number field
Each line or separate POI ends with 00 0D 00 0A 00 after the last
letter of the name of the POI.
If anyone does not already know it, there is agreement between the
U.S. and Canada re the 2 letter abbreviations used for provinces,
territories and states. None overlap... each is unique so that you
can use the two characters anywhere north of Mexico and it will
uniquely locate the city, town, village, or whatever to the correct
state, province, territory, or other geographical unit, such as
North York ON
R. S. (Bob) Heuman <robert.heuman@...>
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