How to Manage Papago POIs with MapSource (23/8/2009)

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How to Manage Papago POIs with MapSource (23/8/2009)

Postby 76gpsguy » Sun Jul 19, 2009 2:34 am

Papago X2/X3 navigator allows users to create their own POIs. The POIs are saved in binary format file (PPGPOI17.dat) under [Papago S/W Folder]\Save. However these POIs can only be viewed and edited in Papago GPS device, unlike Garmin’s users who have alternative way by using Garmin product, MapSource to manage their POIs in personal computer.

In order to ease Papago’s users to handle and mange their POIs easily, Papago POI Tool is developed to export and import PPG POIs to and from gpx (GPS Exchange Format) file. With this gpx file which is compatible with MapSource, PaPago’s users can make full use of MapSource features to manage their favourite POIs, eg create, edit, save, import and export POIs from one device to another device.

How to use Papago POI Tool:
1) Copy PPGPOI17.dat from Papago GPS device or create waypoints with MapSource and save its in gpx format file in your computer.
2) Run PPGPOITool.exe.
3) Select action, i.e. Import or Export PPG POIs.
4) Browse and search for the source file (*.gpx or *.dat).
5) Select and double-click the file to proceed with the conversion.
6) If Import PPG POIs is selected, a binary file (*.dat) will be created in the folder where the source file saved. Copy PPGPOI17.dat to [Papago S/W Folder]\Save and view POIs in Papago navigator.
    or
    If Export PPG POIs is selected, a gpx file (*.gpx) will be created in the folder where the source file saved. Open the gpx file with MapSource for POI editing.

Features:
1) Import waypoints from gpx file (*.gpx) and save its in PPG POI binary format file (*.dat).
2) Append new POIs into existing PPG POI binary format file.
3) Export PPG POI binary format file to gpx file. The gpx file is compatible with MapSource.
4) Backup existing data file before being overwritten.
5) Option to save the output file as PPGPOI17.dat in Import PPG POIs section.
7) Telephone number and address information are supported. The information needs to be saved in the Comment field of waypoint in the following format.
    Eg.
  • Telephone number only -----> {t}…telephone no, max 15 numbers long….{/t}
  • Address only -----------------> {a}...address infor, max 31characters long…{/a}
  • Tel no and address ---------> {t}…tel no…{/t}{a}…address…{/a}
    Please note that only those characters and or numbers enclose with {t}…{/t} and {a}…{/a} will be read and imported into PPG POI binary file, other than that will be ignored.
8) Due to the PPG POI data structure, there is a maximum length of POI information as follows:
    Name = max 31 characters long inclusive of space.
    Telephone no = max 15 numbers long inclusive of space.
    Address = max 31 characters long inclusive of space.
9) All POIs will be saved as User Defined Class in PPG POI binary file.

Tip: POI’s comment / description can be saved in address field instead of address information only.

PPGPOITool v1.15 (15-8-09)
Changes:
1) Support POI classes : FRIENDS, WORKS, FAMILIES, SPEED CAMERA & USER DEFINED.
2) HOME and OFFICE POIs supported.

Add the following tags prior to the waypoint name to define the POI class.
a) FRIENDS ---------> {friends}waypoint name
b) WORKS ----------> {works}waypoint name
c) FAMILIES --------> {families}waypoint name
d) SPEED CAMERA ---> {camera}waypoint name
e) USER DEFINED ----> {user}waypoint name
f) HOME ------------> {h}waypoint name
g) OFFICE ----------> {o}waypoint name

HOME and OFFICE can be combined with other POI classes :
a) {o}{families}waypoint name
b) {h}{works}waypoint name

POIs with class other than the above will be converted and saved as USER DEFINED class.

PPGPOITool v1.10 (19-7-09)
Changes:
1) Support special symbols in gpx file, ie &, < and >.
2) GPX file size limit resolved.
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Re: How to Manage Papago POIs with MapSource

Postby zamad » Sun Jul 19, 2009 6:43 am

bro 76gpsguy,

Keep it up! I remembered way back you got the roundabout direction corrected in the img file, then recently it was the track conversion for the Papago. Now this! :prayer:

:tq:
:rox:

Edit:
1. I have converted my current.gpx (from nuvi) to PPGPOI17.DAT, but has partial success. Favorites from A to G are OK, but POIs after that are not displayed correctly. See picture below.
2. The ampersand symbol (&) is displayed as '&amp'
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Re: How to Manage Papago POIs with MapSource

Postby 76gpsguy » Sun Jul 19, 2009 11:11 am

zamad wrote:bro 76gpsguy,

Keep it up! I remembered way back you got the roundabout direction corrected in the img file, then recently it was the track conversion for the Papago. Now this! :prayer:

:tq:
:rox:

Edit:
1. I have converted my current.gpx (from nuvi) to PPGPOI17.DAT, but has partial success. Favorites from A to G are OK, but POIs after that are not displayed correctly. See picture below.
2. The ampersand symbol (&) is displayed as '&amp'

Thanks for your feedback. :tq:

It is working fine with the gpx source files generated from MapSource and GMXT. I have not tested with gpx file generated from nuvi. Do you mind to PM me the file for my checking?

As for the & sign, it will be saved as &amp in gpx format file. Will rectify it together with the above issue.
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Re: How to Manage Papago POIs with MapSource

Postby zamad » Sun Jul 19, 2009 11:44 am

Managed to resolve the issue using a combi of tools: (1) MapSource, (2) POI.exe and (3) Papago POI Tool. A bit of work, but it works. Apparently there were 2 bad POIs (but OK in MapSource & Extra_POI Editor) that caused the errors...
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Re: How to Manage Papago POIs with MapSource

Postby 76gpsguy » Sun Jul 19, 2009 5:00 pm

PPGPOITool v1.10 is available for download at 1st post.
Changes: 1) Support special symbols in gpx file, ie &, < and >. 2) GPX file size limit resolved.

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Re: How to Manage Papago POIs with MapSource

Postby exz8 » Mon Jul 20, 2009 12:43 pm

... double click on the file and it show like this
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Re: How to Manage Papago POIs with MapSource

Postby zamad » Mon Jul 20, 2009 6:05 pm

exz8 wrote:... double click on the file and it show like this
Mine works OK on the PC running XP SP2.
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Re: How to Manage Papago POIs with MapSource

Postby 76gpsguy » Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:10 pm

exz8 wrote:... double click on the file and it show like this

This is because of the POI file doesn't contain any POI (file size=3236 bytes). If the POI file contains at least 1 POI, the file size should not less than 3792 bytes.

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Re: How to Manage Papago POIs with MapSource

Postby exz8 » Tue Jul 21, 2009 1:57 pm

i wrong convert the file.... i convert the file outside the navi folder....
but the name is same....
the file should use is insie the navi folder...
it works ok now...

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Re: How to Manage Papago POIs with MapSource (23/8/2009)

Postby 76gpsguy » Sun Aug 23, 2009 12:34 pm

PPGPOITool v1.15 is available for download HERE.
Changes:
1) Support POI classes : FRIENDS, WORKS, FAMILIES, SPEED CAMERA & USER DEFINED.
2) HOME and OFFICE POIs supported.


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