I’ve trying to generate “Proximity Alarms” for Gamin devices for a long time and I couldn’t make it yet. I have the “.gpi” file which is read by my “Garmin nüvi 265w” but the alarm doesn’t work. I mean, when I pass trough the point where the POI is, no sound at all.
I wrote an entry in my diary, but I will reproduce the steps here because I think this is the correct place and I will delete that entry (http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/Humitos/diary/37869):
Download the data
wget -c http://download.geofabrik.de/south-america/ecuador-latest.osm.bz2
Uncompress the file
Filter data to get only “traffic_calming=bump” (that’s what I’m interested in now):
osmfilter ecuador-latest.osm --keep= --keep-nodes=“traffic_calming=bump” > ecuador-traffic_calming.osm
Create “Proximity Alert” using GPSBabel:
gpsbabel -i osm -f ecuador-traffic_calming.osm -o garmin_gpi,category=“Bumps”,alerts=1,proximity=500m -F ecuador-traffic_calming.gpi
Copy this file into my Garmin device. It recognizes my file but when I pass trough the POIs it doesn’t generate the sound alarm.
Do you know what I’m doing wrong?
In fact, when I go to “Destiny → Extras → Custom POI → Bumps → osm-id -3999” (*) I can see on its description it says: “Alert information: Distance:0.5 km” which is correct but it doesn’t produce the sound.
Thanks a lot!
(*) it could be different, I translated to English from my Spanish device
PS: in case you are interested in, I’m generating weekly maps for Perú (and Ecuador in the following months) here: http://argentinaenpython.com.ar/mapas-de-openstreetmap-para-garmin/