Making GPS POI


#1

Hi

I would like to make dynamic POI files for GPS software such tomtom

Have you ever heard about a “ror solution” to do that?

thanks
jef


#2

On Jan 25, 2009, at 1:40 PM, jef wrote:

Hi

I would like to make dynamic POI files for GPS software such tomtom

Have you ever heard about a “ror solution” to do that?

thanks
jef

Well, not Rails, but just Ruby. I threw this together for my Garmin
last year:

http://gist.github.com/52513

poi.rb takes a file of addresses, geocodes them, and creates a .csv file

poimerge.rb takes two POI .csv files and tries to identify duplicates
and likely duplicates

You might want to check out http://www.poi-factory.com/ for a lot of
general POI and GPSr resources.

-Rob

Rob B. http://agileconsultingllc.com
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#3

My problem is to make ov2 file. (tomtom file format). it’s a binary
file.

Any idea to do that in ruby?

thanks


#4

Either figure out the format and just write it out, or visit
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/6675
and get a tool that will do the csv=>ov2 conversion and just write out
the csv with ruby (and FasterCSV)

-Rob

On Jan 30, 2009, at 10:46 AM, jef wrote:

You might want to check outhttp://www.poi-factory.com/for a lot of
general POI and GPSr resources.

-Rob

Rob B. http://agileconsultingllc.com
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