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Old 20 Nov 2011
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Ah, Spooky is a bean counter who didn't like to honor the month-long work from a "German".

Please, Spooky, don't download the file again.

Greetings to all who like the download with some mistakes, except Spooky.

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Ah, Spooky is a bean counter who didn't like to honor the month-long work from a "German".

Please, Spooky, don't download the file again.

Greetings to all who like the download with some mistakes, except Spooky.

Ulrich
Good work Ulrich your have done huge and marvellous job to get all files to together.

Looking at all the POI's my wild guess > 300 hours work and free of charge.

I think Spooky can change POI names by him self if he needs and save them what ever name's he want it....
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Ah, Spooky is a bean counter who didn't like to honor the month-long work from a "German".

Please, Spooky, don't download the file again.

Greetings to all who like the download with some mistakes, except Spooky.

Ulrich
just to make it clear... the following is NOT the way I would like to see any discussion on the HU to start... but I have to comment at least...

well I know why I don't like teacher and the German attitude at all...

hold you horses.. will you... looks like you lost the plot some how...

I tried to give you some constructive input by asking politely to internationalise your work to make it even better... not pulling it down...
did you got lost in translation ?
stick to your German Forum if you can't bear a suggestion...

your reaction only showing arrogance and ignorant "oh I'm to tired can't be arsed" and now you start throwing stones (or is it chalk, like you do in your school) at some one who tries to make this world a bit better... and now you getting very personally aggressive and offensive... not a good attitude to do so here on the HU... is that the way they teaches kid's in school this days to act ?

by the way, while we are kicking around... your wording "didn't like to honor" is correctly written like "honour"... looks like your spell checker got a fault too... the spelling "honor" is yank stuff... "Mr teacher"...

actually all this really proofing my experiences with "the Germans" as such... (sadly I'm carrying this passport too)... what a pity...

I know why I would rather join a table of drinking, joking, singing and
piss-taking Scot's and English man if I would have the choice between a
table to choose, one that's surrounded by stiff Germans or wacky Brits in a pub... well the choice is easy I guess...
shit I'm just grown up on the wrong side of live...

I'm fed up with this...
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Spooky wrote:
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well I know why I don't like teacher and the German attenuate at all...
and some sentences later
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by the way, while we are kicking around... your wording "didn't like to honor" is correctly written like "honour"...
What an ironic detail, teacher Spooky
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didn't got it did you... absolutely hopeless...

talking about teacher as "professional teacher in school", read what's written there... Teutscher Lehrer which you are... must have been sitting in the blazing sun for some time for to long...

anyway this has to be stopped at some stage...
so... I suggest you rather carry on dreaming about your "honor" and stop picking on others, this is not a accustoms on HU, may on "Teutsche Foren".. so stick it..
This behaviour doesn't get you anywhere... only showing and proofing your arrogance, not to be able to solve the matter in a descend way.... very poor...

yeah well... forgot to add this one...

You can ask the wee geezer
He can teach you telepathy
He can read your mind backwards
If you try to do the cat in
You can only be a loser

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Have a cup of tea, have another one, have a cup of tea
Have a cup of tea, have another one, have a cup of tea
Have a cup of tea, have another one, have a cup of tea...
High in the sky, what do you see ?
Come down to Earth, a cup of tea...
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Hi Ulrich and Spooky,

you are both great guys, you make the whole forum laugh, we are sitting here in New Zealand having some s and listening two Germans who accuse the other one to be sooo much more German, that’s great! Keep on! Maybe open one more thread in the fun zone, this is priceless! Gorgeous! Tomorrow we have some more and we want some news and stories from Down Under Germany and of cause want to find out who is the GERMANST one among the GERMANS.

Please keep the story rolling but open a new Thread for that, dont you think?



Ps.: A big THX for all the POI´s, doesnt matter if with the öäü... or not...

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Hi Ulrich and Spooky,
you are both great guys, you make the whole forum laugh, we are sitting here in New Zealand having some s and listening two Germans .... news and stories from Down Under Germany and of cause want to find out who is the GERMANST one among the GERMANS.
excellent... at least some one has humour...
and... here we go...

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Please keep the story rolling but open a new Thread for that, don't you think?
how about a title like the "ugly German Gartenzwerg"...

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Ps.: A big THX for all the POI´s, doesnt matter if with the öäü... or not...
I guess my initial explanation for the "alteration" request of the file names got lost some where... it all started like this and it's not about the öäü... as such:

...appear as "?" sign like T?rkei" as a sample... this are declared corrupt on my UK-keyboard under a UNIX OS, even using UTF-8 Unicode fonts, can't rename the file names which is a pain...

my request was about to fix a bug that appear in combination with the öäü... that's all...

well... after that sadly the Gartenzwerk started digging his shovel in to the ..

right... great you can laugh about this... I don't mind playing the Muppet...
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Filenames OK once extracted...

Yikes!

I don't really want to step into that , but just want to say that as a Linux user, the file names appear corrupted with ??'s when viewed in the archive manager, but once the files are extracted from the zip file, the filenames are fine. No ??'s.

Also, just want to say thanks to Ulrich for the thread and for his hard work, and to the many contributors. Saved my bacon one night in the rain when I was looking for a campsite in the mountains (OK... hills) of eastern Pennsylvania.
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Ulrich,

Can you help me out please?

I have no idea to easily find out which of your files are the latest?
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Could you please indicate the date the download was last updated please?
For me, this thread has very useful information, but it is a total mess and not easy at all to find what files are what with what information and how recent they are.

Normally I see on forums where the OP puts up a maintained thread, say for instructions or for files, a person only needs to go to the first post to be assured to get the latest files.

I read through this thread and at some point Ulrich wrote:
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The new files are there only as a Google Earth KML. This leaves, in contrast to GPX, which is visible in Google Earth filed additional information.
Which leaves me more confused. I understand from this that the new files are only KML, and no GPX? I don't understand what you are saying in the other part of that comment?

I wish to have files for camping locations for my Zumo 550 or something that I can put into my Android Galaxy.

Then Bertrand has files of his own, csv (note to Bertrand, csv is not excel specific as you wrote a number of posts back). CSV is a standard format for the handling of text based data, and one that Microsoft Excel can use, as do countless other programs. Let's talk open source if possible, leave the term 'Excel' out.

Also, reading through this thread I noticed Spooky bringing to Ulrick's attention the issue of using internationalised format, as it could potentially pose problems for others who firstly do not use German as their preferred language and who do prefer to use other computer operating system. I also do not use Microsoft windows and don't want to be told to use a Microsoft font as Ulrich proposed to Spooky. In fact, that doesn't really sort out the initial problem, just hides it I believe.

Have others out there who use Linux or OSX have any issues?
If so, then it needs to be fixed so all can use these good files of Ulrich.

I hope I am pointing something out that others too find difficult about sorting through this thread to find the right file and to understand more precisely what is included.

This seems strange to me, as I have always thought the German folk were always very precise.

I would really appreciate if someone was able to organise the various files and what they are and have them placed in one location, say at the first post, or does someone have another suggestion?

I must be tired, today I've just returned from enjoying a scenic 300km trip up the east coast of Tasmania with blue water, from a few days camping. The bike and I were one, total grin factor.

I do appreciate the enormous effort gone into producing data files like this and thank Ulrich for this. I only wish to see that it can be used by all regardless of language or computer operating system preferences in an easy to understand and use manner.

I shall wait with much anticipation.

Kind regards,
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Hi Paul,

at first:
Desert-Info.ch - Camping-NP-WH-Embassy.zip, Google-Earth-KML + GPX - ZIP, 7598 KB ---->

this is the last and actual version.

For Your problem: Sorry, but Linux or OSX is not my world.

If You want have an other format, for example CSV or something like that please use GPSBabel for transformation.

If You have problems with the Ä's, Ü's or Ö's, change them or keep them, they are a present for You

By the way: All files included are KML and GPX!
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This seems strange to me, as I have always thought the German folk were always very precise.
Maybe I am an not so precise German folk (shame on me )

Best regards

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P.S.: If someone would update or correct my work please sent me an PN
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Probably a dumb question (apologies)

I love the work you've done, Ulrich, thank you. I can see all these campsites in Google Earth, etc. It's a fantastic resource.

I also like the OSM project, I have a 60CSX and have downloaded some routable maps from this and they work great on the unit.

Without connecting to Mapsource, is there any way to combine both your camping list (for, say France) and the French routable maps from OSM?

My ideal is to be able to cross the channel and ride as far as I feel like, then find local camping, without having to plan so much in advance. And without taking a laptop. 60CSX and Android phone (Note 2) specifically.

I use a MAc at home, but have access to a PC. I would love to avoid Mapsource. I Installed it when I bought the unit, but don't want to invest the time to get good at it if possible.

Thanks in advance

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1- sorry I don't 'do' Mac!
2- Simplest way for you is this:

a) create a folder called 'garmin' on your micro sd card
b) copy Ulrich's .GPX file/s into it
c) place card in 60csx
power on
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you will be able to see the waypoint and navigate to them but will not be able to edit these on the gps - you can via mapsource on a PC. Others can send you .gdb2 files you can on mapsource and which you can 'send to unit'.
And you can do both... I would suggest you carry a small micro sd card reader- files can be sent to your email (or stored in your Note2) and you can copy the attached gpx file from your Note2 to your gps micro card inserted in it- No need for a web cafe!

Reading you appear to have a Galaxy Note 2 - (you're up to speed on your tecchy smart phone but lagging behind on gps!! Get a Montana and the 'pain' will be over!)
(or just beginning if you're unwilling to learn new stuff!)
anyway, as I was saying, you will have many navigation software options- Sygic being one of them as 'belt and braces' for planning maybe?
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Thanks so much Bertrand...

I will try this before asking too many questions. I'm guessing the POIs layer on top of the OSM? I have the OSM .img file already in the Garmin folder.

I love learning new stuff, just at the time I felt the Garmin software was about to die out (obviously it hasn't) and didn't know whether it was worth the time invested.

I bought the 60CSX via a friend in the States when it was $150 or something, and love how rugged it is. I want something that's always on and visible on the bike as I ride.

Yes Note 2 is lovely, and what I use in the car in the UK when I need to check a map, but I don't want to consume data overseas, it's valuable, not waterproof, not vibration proof, etc.

I will check out "Sygic" straight away!

Thanks again

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How do I bookmark this thread so I can always firn it again when I log in to the HUBB?
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Where it says "Page 2 of 2" put your mouse pointer on page 1 (this is a link), then copy that link. In Windows that's a right-click, then "Copy link location". Open your bookmarks and paste the link wherever you want.

Note that this will give you a link to the 1st page of the topic. I don't know whether it's possible to create a link to the last page.
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