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    Thanks for all the help everyone. I will try to work the GSAK program and use your suggestions and info. Appreciate all your imput.
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    Please explain what the difference is between a POI and waypoint. Is the waypoint the file that would have all the log informtion? If so, what would they POI give me? These terms are really vague to me on what I am getting with each one.
    I hope I am not alone in needing this info....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterski View Post
    I hope I am not alone in needing this info....
    Don't worry about asking questions about this stuff. While I may not need exactly what you are looking for today, it will be on the forums for next month when I happen to need it. The information exchange on forums is one of the best tools cachers have.

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    The major differences I see in waypoints vs. POIs:

    Waypoints:
    Total amount is limited by the firmware.
    Always show up on the GPSr Screen.
    They can be deleted individually.
    Are stored on the internal memory of the GPSr
    Contain only basic data (coordinates, name) except in the newer GPSrs that allow geocaches, then those will have all the data.

    POIs:
    Total amount is limited by the memory of the unit or memory card.
    Can be stored on the internal memory or a memory card (at least on the Nuvi)
    Contains all cache data.
    Will only show on he screen when it is within proximity limits.
    Can have an alarm sound when you are within a specified proximity range of a POI.
    Can not be deleted individually - only the entire POI file can be deleted.

    Anyone feel free to correct or add to this list, I am still learning this as well and I know different models have different abilities.

    In a perfect world, waypoints would contain all cache data AND could be stored on a memory card to a total amount limited by the amount of that memory. Perhaps someday they will get there.
    Last edited by brdad; 10-31-2009 at 12:11 PM.
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