John Moran wrote:
Sorry, Dan, but one does not have to have a PDA to search cutmap HH files for gas stations.
You can search mapdata any way you want, but if the PDA program can't search it for Gas Stations, then you can't display a list of them.
I categorically stated that the program's Find can't display a list of all Gas Stations
Sorry Dan, but your post above categorically stating that the PDAs have no Gas Station category escaped me, as it was apparently posted in the twenty minutes or so that elapsed while I was looking into what, and whether, I was going to post my observations on PDA data content.
, not that they aren't there.
The SA200xHH programs Find Categories are...(since you don't seem to take my word for it)
- Address Book
- geo features
- health care
- hwy exits
- hydro features
- populated places
The program can't find gas stations by category, because it doesn't have one.
We can however, browse around for them at zoom level 15, which is where the POI names display.
We can also do a Contains or Fuzzy find and enter a name, (ie. Shell, Texaco, etc) and you can find them along with anything else the program throws at you, which includes any address book entry that contains the text you enter, regardless of it's location. If you set it to search within 1 mile, and you have an address book entry for a Texaco station 2 miles away, it will be listed because it doesn't know until you select it and it geo-codes it.
But if you want to find only or all gas stations, there is no way to do it.
The question from the customer was.....
Is there any way to display all gas stations? I cannot find any gas stations unless I search them by name. Other navigation programs will easily show all gas stations in a given area without having to search by name.
No, you can't display all gas stations. I'm sure he understood my answer.
Now if you have a text program that can read the DeLorme maps and display a list of all gas stations in a PDA, we would definitely be interested in hearing about it.