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Points of Interest

Tue Jul 07, 2015 8:35 am

Hello,
I searched and couldn't find any info on it (could of been a man's look!)
A little bit of background, we have POI's on site that move from time to time, I usually update their location on a weekly basis. MY question is, if the POI's are named the same could it automatically remove the old ones and replace with new locations? could this be an option at least? Currently I have to delete the old POI's one by one then group import them with the updated location. Let me know your thoughts?
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Chad

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RE: Points of Interest

Tue Jul 07, 2015 1:49 pm

Hi Chad,

This sounds like an ideal use case for our POI Imports feature! You are able to supply a list of POIs in either CSV or KML format and import them into GpsGate Server.

If a POI supplied in the import document uses the same custom ID as a previous one, it will be updated instead of having a new one created.

You could create your list of POIs, then when you have moved them, adjust your document and re-import it. All your POIs will move and you won't have to go through the manual process that you described above.

Look for the "Import" button in the top right of the Points of Interest window. The help text below the importing UI will guide you on the expected formats and how the import will behave.

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RE: Points of Interest

Tue Jul 07, 2015 5:13 pm

Thanks Andrew,
That's how I have been doing it, granted I haven't tried it the last few months if any thing has changed in that space. But it used to do what I was explaining above. I will give it another crack and see how it goes.
The naming convention is basically:
Dragline 01
Dragline 02
Etc

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RE: Points of Interest

Tue Jul 07, 2015 5:42 pm

Hi Chad,

This is quite an established feature, definitely older than the last few months. To ensure that you are using the custom ID functionality you need to make sure that the first line of your CSV (table header) specifies that the "_Custom ID" column is being used, and then set it to your unique value in each row. The custom ID field is different from the name, and optional.

If you do it that way, the values such as name, lat, long, etc should be replaced for each row, each import.

e.g.

Latitude,Longitude,Name,_Description,_Custom ID
40.68939,-74.04476,Statue of Liberty,New York,1
40.74817,-73.98489,"Empire State Building",New York,2

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RE: Points of Interest

Wed Jul 08, 2015 1:23 am

Thanks so much Andrew, I will give it a shot

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RE: Points of Interest

Wed Jul 08, 2015 1:25 am

This would have to be why, below it what I used to use. Thanks so much!
Latitude, Longitude, Name, Description
-23.7529,148.8312,Dragline 15, Position Date:7/07/2015 10:52:26 AM
-23.77029,148.8584,Dragline 25, Position Date:7/07/2015 10:52:26 AM
-23.60572,148.8238,Dragline 26, Position Date:7/07/2015 10:52:26 AM
-23.82556,148.8649,Dragline 38, Position Date:7/07/2015 10:52:26 AM
-23.66563,148.8143,Dragline 39, Position Date:7/07/2015 10:52:26 AM
-23.86807,148.8623,Dragline 40, Position Date:7/07/2015 10:52:26 AM
-23.80086,148.875,Dragline 41, Position Date:7/07/2015 10:52:26 AM

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RE: Points of Interest

Wed Jul 08, 2015 1:01 pm

Hi Chad,

Not a problem at all. Glad that it helps you out!

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