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The question is in the topic title...

My old Tomtom is no longer supported by Tomtom, map is out of date and would like one with a bigger screen. I recently fitted a double din head unit (this isn't a P38) did consider an Android type (which could have had satnav built in) but went for a basic (none Android) touch screen type. Might as well also ask if point of interest files can be used with Android satnavs, or better still, be set up to keep updated with real time LPG station price info from Filllpg?

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There's an Android app that updates in real time or there's POI files for Garmin and Tomtom which need to be downloaded and loaded into the sat nav unit if you want the most up to date version. What have you actually fitted?

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You can also load the POI file into Google maps - its under your places > Maps. The CSV file I think from memory just works as it is, or if it didn't it was fairly easy to fix it (just edit using excel but save as CSV afterwards). You can also obviously edit the csv file if needed, say if the website became unavailable etc. If the Android satnav uses google maps then I'd think it should work? I don't generally use it that way as I usually use Waze for GPS rather than Google maps, but its in there if I wanted to use it.

Or just use Dave's app - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.onthefencedevelopment.fill_lpg and then you have the prices either way. It should pass across to any sort of navigation app - Back when i used the Garmin instead of Waze you could pass it directly to that unit via the smartlink app using bluetooth, but it got to a point where Waze just worked better, and meant only having the one unit to put into the holder when getting back in the car.

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fill lpg has a handy Navigate To button which sends the destination into google maps. I'm a Google Maps addict (partly because of the mobile speed camera notifications) so it would be nice to be able to search for LPG along an existing route but with a bit of to and fro between the two apps you can search along your route for the garage name once you've got it from Fill LPG.

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The European version of the app from https://www.mylpg.eu/lpg-prices-across-europe now includes UK (so not sure if Dave has been sharing info or if they've nicked it) but that will allow you to put a route in and show stations on the route. Covers all of Europe (if you need it). There's an Android app on the Playstore (look for EU LPG) as well as Garmin and Tomtom POI files.

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I'll give it a whirl thanks! :)

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Gilbertd wrote:

The European version of the app from https://www.mylpg.eu/lpg-prices-across-europe now includes UK (so not sure if Dave has been sharing info or if they've nicked it) but that will allow you to put a route in and show stations on the route. Covers all of Europe (if you need it). There's an Android app on the Playstore (look for EU LPG) as well as Garmin and Tomtom POI files.

Their info is a combination of info from all over the place - Hence why when you look at it, its full of duplicates, inaccurate locations, stations that don't exist, stations that never existed in the first place and out of date info. Its possible to get duplicates and closed stations removed from it by contacting the admin on every instance. I suspect the European info is somewhat better than what the UK info on there is.

Some of it appeared to me to have been found from the nearly defunct printed map book - http://www.go-autogas.com/ if you don't know the one I mean, and that was the original reason for Richard starting Filllpg - as the info on their supposedly superior POI files that you got with the map was so poor, with stations shown not merely in the wrong place, but frequently not even in the right county or even in the middle of the sea. Though its equally possible the info went from myLPG.eu to them rather than the other way round.

TBH though, with the amount of stations that seem to be disappearing (Shell seem to be culling a load of theirs now) you'd be better with an app that downloads updates regularly unless you want to update the satnav regularly as well.

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I use the Euro one when in Europe but filllpg over here. My tablet tells me whenever it updates anything and just recently filllpg has been updated with prices every couple of days, there's been a couple of stations added too but only seen it delete one.

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Most of the adds on FillLPG are European stations from what I've seen.

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Morat wrote:

Most of the adds on FillLPG are European stations from what I've seen.

Yes almost all of them have been for ages now, and most of the deleted ones are UK ones as well. Theres the occasional added uk station, but pretty much all of them have either been duplicates, pointers that have been moved from an incorrect location, or ones that shouldn't be added (people playing with the app adding random extra stations)

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Morat wrote:

Most of the adds on FillLPG are European stations from what I've seen.

Yes almost all of them have been for ages now, and most of the deleted ones are UK ones as well. Theres the occasional added uk station, but pretty much all of them have either been duplicates, pointers that have been moved from an incorrect location, or ones that shouldn't be added (people playing with the app adding random extra stations)
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I use the Euro one when in Europe but filllpg over here. My tablet tells me whenever it updates anything and just recently filllpg has been updated with prices every couple of days, there's been a couple of stations added too but only seen it delete one.

Theres been 52 deleted stations in the logs on my phone in the last 90 days. Majority of those are UK stations. Approx 1/2 of them are ones where a new pointer has been created or deletions of duplicate pointers though. Bear in mind the notification only shows the last update attempt, not every one since you last cleared the notification off the screen (so if its done 2 or 3 updates in that time, you've missed the earlier ones on that total)