[gps-talkusers] Re: User POIS Strange Story

Joleen,

Great problem solving there!

1.  Where did that POI get stored?
The POI didn't really get stored anywhere. It seemed to be saved in the 
program, but once you exit and try to look for the POI  again, it will not 
show up.

2.  How did the GPS know that my virtual position was the bus
stop when the maps were loaded yet it did not know it from the
fact that it was a POI?
It is possible that after marking the POI that you set your virtual position 
to the POI. If this was done, the POI name will stay intact even if your POI 
list is gone.

3.  On a similar note, when, in the past, I have used the Control
G to set my virtual position to the GPS position, why has it ask
for a name for that position?  Where does that name get stored?
Is it like creating a POI?
This is similar to creating a POI but it isn't searchable in the future. All 
it really does is gives you some point of reference and a name for your 
virtual position. This is nice so that you don't hav to wonder what your 
virtual position is.

4.  I tried to take the easy way out when recording the latitude
and longitude values.  Control C copied it to the clipboard, but
control v did not paste it.  I went to Keyword and was able to
paste the information there until I could make a hard copy.
Would there have been a way to paste the latitude and longitude
positions without retyping them from within the GPS program?  In
my case, the program knew I was virtually there with or without
the maps.
At the moment there isn't a way of pasting coordinates directly into the 
system. But this would make an excellent feature for the future

It isn't required to rerecord POIs if your accuracy only differed in a few 
feet as with GPS signals bouncing the point may be dead on one day aand 30 
feet off the next day. This can happen even if you have 15 feet of accuracy 
both times.

Kevin





----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Joleen" <cjferg@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <gps-talkusers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, July 20, 2007 10:03 PM
Subject: [gps-talkusers] User POIS Strange Story


> Hi All,
>
> Speaking from the 3.51 perspective:
>
> I decided to record a bus stop POI this afternoon and did not realize that 
> my maps had not loaded.  I checked the satellites and found WAAS with 13 
> feet accuracy.  Wonderful recording circumstance.  I proceeded to enter a 
> user POI.  I then went to delete my first attempt because the satellite 
> accuracy was better on the second try.  Well, all my previous POIS seemed 
> to be missing.  HMMM!  I then checked my nearest intersection and found 
> none.  Finally I realized that no maps were loaded.  The short of it is 
> that the new POI seemed to be in its own user POI file.
>
> Then I had a flash of "genius!"  forgive my humility.
>
> I decided to go back into the program without maps.  I found the bus stop 
> POI and checked the latitude and longitude and made note of it.  Next I 
> think I went out of the program and back in again to load the maps.  Now 
> it seemed to know that my virtual position was the bus stop and the 
> latitude and longitude values matched those I had noted.  However, the 
> user poi was not there in the list.  I then recorded it.
>
> I was so proud of myself for thinking how I might solve the problem 
> without returning to the bus stop in real time.  At the same time, I 
> wonder
>
> 1.  Where did that POI get stored?
> 2.  How did the GPS know that my virtual position was the bus stop when 
> the maps were loaded yet it did not know it from the fact that it was a 
> POI?
> 3.  On a similar note, when, in the past, I have used the Control G to set 
> my virtual position to the GPS position, why has it ask for a name for 
> that position?  Where does that name get stored?  Is it like creating a 
> POI?
>
> 4.  I tried to take the easy way out when recording the latitude and 
> longitude values.  Control C copied it to the clipboard, but control v did 
> not paste it.  I went to Keyword and was able to paste the information 
> there until I could make a hard copy.  Would there have been a way to 
> paste the latitude and longitude positions without retyping them from 
> within the GPS program?  In my case, the program knew I was virtually 
> there with or without the maps.
>
> Thanks in advance for any answers.
>
> Joleen
> Waiting for 4.0
>
>
> 




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