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POI Mega File - pushpin collections for truckers, RVers, and other travelers
Marvin Hlavac
Don, download the POI Mega File from the first post of this thread.
Tom Bernardi
Don,

The megafile is just like the files you have been opening. Use the command File Open, not the Data Wizard.

Let us know. Once you open it, read the "flash screen" then delete it and your are ready to go!

Tom
Lee In Tennessee
Is there a reason I can't find KOA's on the Mega File? Other then me being blind!
donblume
Many thanks to the great replies on finding my POI's, I thought they were stored in S & T. I see now that they only open up in S&T. I could not find that information in Streets & Trips HELP files or else I just missed it.

Thanks a lot for your replies.

Don
Larry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lee In Tennessee
Is there a reason I can't find KOA's on the Mega File? Other then me being blind!
Hi Lee,

In order for a pushpin collection to be included in the POI megafile it must meet 2 criteria. 1) it must be free 2) owner of the data must give permission to share it out in this way.

I think it would be a great idea for KOA to provide a database but maybe they don't yet realize the opportunity they are missing!
Lee In Tennessee
Thanks Larry..... I thought I was going crazy not being able to find it. Now that I know it's not there I will quit looking....
RSTravler
I downloaded the Mega POI file but don't know where it is supposed to be placed in Streets. Also can't get it to display the new POI's or show them in legends. Is there a function to install them? I'm lost.

Is there a manual somewhere that tells how to use Streets. Help doesn't seem to answer all my questions.

Could it be because I only have a 60 day trial copy and it hasn't installed all of the features?

RS
tcassidy
There is nothing disabled in the trial version. If the download is an est file, you can open it in S&T by clicking on it. If csv, you can import it. If its a zip, unzip it first!

Terry
tcassidy
One of the best places to look for information about S&T besides this forum is the Streets & Trips Team Blog.


Terry
RSTravler
Quote:
Originally Posted by tcassidy
There is nothing disabled in the trial version. If the download is an est file, you can open it in S&T by clicking on it. If csv, you can import it. If its a zip, unzip it first!

Terry
I did unzip it. Don't know how to get it into Streets and show up in Legends.

RS
tcassidy
The download is an est file or will be after you unzip it. Make sure you know where you put it and open S&T 2010. From File-Open find and choose the est file. The results will show on the Legend and Overview tab under the Pushpins header. Click on the + to the left of it if it is not already open

Terry
RSTravler
That's just the problem, I Don't know where to put it and nobody will tell me. It doesn't do it automatically. Like I said it's not intuitive.

RS
tcassidy
Nothing you download is ever put where the program expects to look! There is nothing unintuitive about that. If you don't want to create a folder for S&T to store the files you create or download, check where File-Open normally looks and place your download there!

Terry
tcassidy
Part of the reason this procedure does not appear intuitive is the download has nothing to do directly with Streets and Trips. It is just organized and presented in a fashion that S&T 2010 can open and use. It is not a Microsoft or Streets & trips site but makes information available in an S&T format because S&T is widely used with that type of information.

Terry
Marvin Hlavac
RS, the reason this may appear to be so confusing and frustrating at first, is because this is just too simple.
1. Download the file anywhere on your computer you want (for example Desktop)
2. Click on it.
That's it. You are done. There is nothing else that you need to do. You do not need to "import" anythings, you do not need to place the file to any special folder, etc. All that you need to do is to simply 'click' on it.
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