Downloading speedtrap files

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This is a guide for members to use Surinder's collection of speedtrap files for Garmin GPSrs' that support GPI files. Note: GPI files do not work for the following models: GPSMAP 60CS models, Garmin Que, GPS 10, GPS 10x and Mobile XT. Only the following Garmin models are supported: GPSMAP x models, Nuvi, Streetpilot and Zumo. For Garmin Que or Mobile XT software, you can download from the following sites: http://www.malsingmaps.com/oldforum/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=6338&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=75 http://www.malsingmaps.com/wiki/index.php/Newbies_with_PDA_and_BT_GPSr http://www.malsingmaps.com/wiki/index.php/Video_tutorials

Note :- All links on this page have been superceded with this one. http://www.malsingmaps.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=82

Garmin GPSmap 60CSx users

Download the speedtrap files

  1. Please download the speedtrap files from the link below into the Garmin folder of your computer. You will now have a file called 'Alert.gpi' in your Garmin folder. http://www.malsingmaps.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=9723&hilit=speed+trap
  2. Now connect your 60CSx to your computer and turn it on. In the 60CSx, go to the main menu (Press the 'Menu' button twice). Then enter 'Setup'. Then enter 'Interface'. Then go to 'USB mass Storage' and press 'enter'. A blue screen will appear on your 60CSx.
  3. Now on your computer, go to 'My Computer'. Look under the heading 'Devices with removable storage' and you should see a drive called 'Removable disk'. That is your microSD card memory in your 60CSx. Double click on 'Removable Disk' and you should see a folder called 'Garmin' (If it's not there, make one). Double click on 'Garmin' and you should see a folder called Poi. If it's not there, make one. This is where you will transfer your Alert.gpi file to.
  4. Now copy the Alert.gpi file from the Garmin folder of your computer and paste the file in the Poi folder you just opened. That's it you're done. Now click the 'On' button on your 60CSx once to remove the blue screen.

Test drive on 60CSx

  1. Now go for a drive to test the 60CSx out. Just drive at, or slightly above the speed limit at a known speedtrap. Listen for beeps.
  2. Your GPSr will beep and alert, no matter what, whether you're navigating or not, as long as you are within the proximity and at certain speed.
  3. Say you have a speed alert of 110kmh and you are in the proximity radius of a speedtrap.
    • below 100kmh - No Alert
    • 100-110kmh - 1 beep with Speed Trap Ahead displayed, indicating the speed limit.
    • 110 and above - Beeping sound with flashing 110 kmh Speed Alert displayed.
  4. See #Other_notes

Garmin Nuvi users

Download the speedtrap files

  1. Please download the speedtrap files from the link below into the Garmin folder of your computer. You will now have a file called 'Alert.gpi' in your Garmin folder. http://www.malsingmaps.com/forum/users/Surinder/Alert.gpi
  2. Connect your Nuvi to your computer. Now on your computer, go to 'My Computer'. Look under the heading 'Devices with removable storage' and you should see two drives. One is your Nuvi internal memory and the other drive is the SD card memory. You can save in either drive. Assuming you're saving in your SD card, double click on the SD card drive (usually labelled as Kingston) and you should see a folder called 'Garmin' (If it's not there, make one). Double click on 'Garmin' and you should see a folder called Poi. If it's not there, make one. This is where you will transfer your Alert.gpi file to.
  3. Now copy the Alert.gpi file from the Garmin folder of your computer and paste the file in the Poi folder you just opened. That's it you're done.

Test drive on NUVI

  1. Now go for a drive to test the NUVI out. You must be in 'navigation mode' i.e. you must select a location and have your NUVI giving you directions to your destination. (Solving that problem of not alerting in non-navigation mode is found here.) Just drive at, or slightly above the speed limit at a known speedtrap. Listen for voice prompts.
  2. Say you have a speed alert of 110kmh and you are in the proximity radius of a speedtrap.
    • below 100kmh - No Alert
    • 100-110kmh - 1 voice alert with Speed Alert displayed.
    • 110 and above - Continuous voice alerts with flashing 110 kmh Speed Alert displayed.
  3. See #Other_notes

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