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Aside from the orange one that Tell spotted, has anyone seen any other Ateca ( Atecas, Ateca's or Ateci) on the road at all? We've had ours just over a week and I've not seen another since the launch apart from the ones at the dealership. Whilst I'm enjoying the exclusivity I just wondered if anyone had spotted any on the road? If so, what colour, spec, where and when? Car Automotive parking light Wheel Tire Land vehicle

Thought I'd ad this pic of Nicki going off to work in ours. Unfortunately she spotted me taking the picture from the upstairs window and now thinks I'm the most obsessed OCD person on the planet!
 

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Not seen one at all. Though if I did I might cry as we're not getting ours till March.
On a different note, I mentioned before that I wished our Peugeot 208 was an Alfa? Yesterday, our eldest who'd been out in our skoda citigo came home and admitted he'd scraped the front bumper badly. When I asked him what he'd scraped it against he replied " The Peugeot's rear bumper!" He took out two of our cars in one hit! Little f*#@er. At least it wasn't the Ateca.
 

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Well happy with it. Nice on the motorway and equally nice if not better on country lanes. Fuel consumption much better than the Volvo C30 I had previously.

I just went for a test drive and bought it there and then, 2.0ltr, 150bhp, all wheel drive, Xcellence in Black Magic. No real niggles yet. Slight annoyance with the Mirror Link apps and importing POI's into the sat nag but that's not the end of the world as the POI's I want can be input as coordinates which will suffice for now. I'm sure one day the things I want it to do will happen, just a matter of time.

I bought the car to use not just to sit outside the house looking pretty (which it does very well) The novelty will wear off eventually though I hope not.
 

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Which issues are you having on the satnav, getting the destinations in or POIs or just the non standard DMS on entering your coordinates?.

Does it still smell of new car ?. I think that's a lovely smell myself.
 

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I saw one in mota brown in Stamford last weekend, and got a little excited
 

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Tell said:
Which issues are you having on the satnav, getting the destinations in or POIs or just the non standard DMS on entering your coordinates?.

Does it still smell of new car ?. I think that's a lovely smell myself.
I have a database of POI's for locations I want to go to, start location for walks for example. It would be nice to see the POI's as a list on the sat nag as I can on my Garmin. I have tried various formats for the coordinates and types of file for the POI's and I can't get them into the sat nag. I have no problems entering the coordinates directly into the sat nag. The format is slightly different to what I normally use but I can usually get pretty close to where I need to be.

As for the new car smell, it's not as strong as when I got it but it's still there, just.
 

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I've only seen the demonstrator out on a test drive from my local dealer... they have only sold 2 that I know of...
I was thinking after reading the post the other day that said 2847 had been registered in Europe! Most of them must be on the mainland cos I have not seen one around here yet!!

Talking of exclusivity, as well as them being rare anyway for the time being, I think i'm gonna have the only standard (not tech) SE in the country the way its going!! Everyone is going for the XL or SE-tech!

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I have a database of POI's for locations I want to go to, start location for walks for example. It would be nice to see the POI's as a list on the sat nag as I can on my Garmin. I have tried various formats for the coordinates and types of file for the POI's and I can't get them into the sat nag.
I read on that Spanish site that you need to use Garmin POI loader to get them on. Have you tried using that??

http://www.garmin.com/us/maps/poiloader

or does this help any??

http://www8.garmin.com/products/poiloader/creating_custom_poi_files.jsp
 

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Thanks for that Ghiggz I will give it a go later and will report back. In the mean time I'm heading out to Hexham for a drive out and a walk :-D
 

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I think they may be destinations rather than POIs. The normal POIs should go through the VW site, can't remember whether it did OV2 files. There are utilities around such as GPSBABEL that might convert to a friendly version for the VW site.

I use Copilot so I frigged my destinations into tracks between destinations, saved as tracks. Did this twice and ran them through the other bit of software, then a bit of database manipulation to make VCARDS and hey presto (I hope) the file I've made will import to the satnav as my 100 or so destinations.

http://atecaforums.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=111&p=402&hilit=destinations#p402

It was ITN Convertor I used. Think there is frigging about to produce VCARDS from existing destinations. Published POIs will be much easier.

Edited in after fortified rice wine...

The links where I've talked about this

http://atecaforums.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=254&p=1960&hilit=speed+cameras#p1960

Basically if they are POIS you follow the Ozzie thread and use

http://www.volkswagen.de/de/navigation/discover-pro/poi-listen-sammlung.html

The catch is it only imports

.ASC (Tom Tom, Igo, Navigon)

.CSV (Route66, Garmin, Navman)

.GPX (Garmin)

.KML/KMZ (Google Earth)

The Tom Tom ov2 file format isn't supported. This is where GPSBABEL may be your friend

https://www.gpsbabel.org/capabilities.html

99.999 % sure it will translate ov2 to CSV, KML or GPX for onwards input to the VW site.

I like to see Premier Inn, Holiday Inn etc coming up on the satnav with their icons.

So I'll be importing in this type of file. The destinations are something different and I haven't seen anything that produces VCARDS except ye old Microsoft Office stuff. It's roll your sleeves up time if importing these from an existing satnav. That's where I used ITN Convertor

http://www.benichou-software.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4&itemid=2&lang=en

For reading in the satnavs route trip file to get at the destinations as a CSV file and dummy them up as VCARD file.

These GPS utility tools are what professionals use to convert between GPS file formats. The destination VCARDS are a bit of a VW backwater. Mind you if somehow you have your destinations input into a GPS systems as POI but only in OV2 you could use the tools to create the correct VW poi input file. For Copilot the company had no plan for you to extract out your destinations, just read them in, so as not to support migration to other satnav systems. Pass on how Tom Tom exports out its data but your after these utility tools to assist for VCARD creation.

For hiking where you lift the x,y coordinate off the map for the car park I've found these two useful, first link

https://play.google.com/store/search?q=mapcoordinates

Again first one, or third for free

https://play.google.com/store/search?q=utm+Rd+coordinates+

These convert x,y decimal to DMS for the thumb wheel so you can lift something you have found on a conventional general suppose GPS system for input to the car on the fly. This is where I get a range of maps layered pick off the car park for the hike, read off the GPS x,y coordinates. These would get retyped into Copilot, now will have to do the conversion to DMS. Bit of a pain but most built in car systems use DMS for input. Unfortunately the app writer for my handheld system has a love in with Microsoft mobile and won't write it for Android... another story, else I would request DMS in the app.

Hope that help. That's what I'll be doing.
 

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I think my dealer said sold about 25 and so far handed over only a handful of early first edition and at least one SE tech

I've not seen any on the roads so far
 

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Nor have I, even though I drive a bit of the M4 each day for work. I do know that a first edition is lurking around the Swindon area though.
 

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Tell said:
I think they may be destinations rather than POIs. The normal POIs should go through the VW site, can't remember whether it did OV2 files. There are utilities around such as GPSBABEL that might convert to a friendly version for the VW site.

I use Copilot so I frigged my destinations into tracks between destinations, saved as tracks. Did this twice and ran them through the other bit of software, then a bit of database manipulation to make VCARDS and hey presto (I hope) the file I've made will import to the satnav as my 100 or so destinations.

http://atecaforums.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=111&p=402&hilit=destinations#p402

It was ITN Convertor I used. Think there is frigging about to produce VCARDS from existing destinations. Published POIs will be much easier.

Edited in after fortified rice wine...

The links where I've talked about this

http://atecaforums.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=254&p=1960&hilit=speed+cameras#p1960

Basically if they are POIS you follow the Ozzie thread and use

http://www.volkswagen.de/de/navigation/discover-pro/poi-listen-sammlung.html

The catch is it only imports

.ASC (Tom Tom, Igo, Navigon)

.CSV (Route66, Garmin, Navman)

.GPX (Garmin)

.KML/KMZ (Google Earth)

The Tom Tom ov2 file format isn't supported. This is where GPSBABEL may be your friend

https://www.gpsbabel.org/capabilities.html

99.999 % sure it will translate ov2 to CSV, KML or GPX for onwards input to the VW site.

I like to see Premier Inn, Holiday Inn etc coming up on the satnav with their icons.

So I'll be importing in this type of file. The destinations are something different and I haven't seen anything that produces VCARDS except ye old Microsoft Office stuff. It's roll your sleeves up time if importing these from an existing satnav. That's where I used ITN Convertor

http://www.benichou-software.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4&itemid=2&lang=en

For reading in the satnavs route trip file to get at the destinations as a CSV file and dummy them up as VCARD file.

These GPS utility tools are what professionals use to convert between GPS file formats. The destination VCARDS are a bit of a VW backwater. Mind you if somehow you have your destinations input into a GPS systems as POI but only in OV2 you could use the tools to create the correct VW poi input file. For Copilot the company had no plan for you to extract out your destinations, just read them in, so as not to support migration to other satnav systems. Pass on how Tom Tom exports out its data but your after these utility tools to assist for VCARD creation.

For hiking where you lift the x,y coordinate off the map for the car park I've found these two useful, first link

https://play.google.com/store/search?q=mapcoordinates

Again first one, or third for free

https://play.google.com/store/search?q=utm+Rd+coordinates+

These convert x,y decimal to DMS for the thumb wheel so you can lift something you have found on a conventional general suppose GPS system for input to the car on the fly. This is where I get a range of maps layered pick off the car park for the hike, read off the GPS x,y coordinates. These would get retyped into Copilot, now will have to do the conversion to DMS. Bit of a pain but most built in car systems use DMS for input. Unfortunately the app writer for my handheld system has a love in with Microsoft mobile and won't write it for Android... another story, else I would request DMS in the app.

Hope that help. That's what I'll be doing.
:shock: I didn't even know you could get fortified rice wine!
 

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We seem to be hijacking the spotted thread. (Another 50+ miles toady and no other Ateca spotted, trying to keep it on topic)

My main hobby is Geocaching (which is like a treasure hunt using GPS devices), our handheld units contain many thousands of caches around the country and are stored on our handheld GPS's in GPX files. I have software I use to get these cache locations onto our GPS's in that format, I can also create files in many formats and not a single one works for me. The closest I have got is by exporting my list of caches as a CSV file then altering the columns as per the article Ghiggz referred me to earlier with the longitude then latitude then the name. The POI loader mentioned created a GPI file on the memory card which the satnav in the car can't display. I have ran the CSV file through a VCard creator but it doesn't see the latitude longitude fields as an address. It's not a major issue as we still have our handheld units with us which can also sit on the dashboard but it would be nice to see the cache locations on the sat nav.
 

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The GPS Babel VCARD utility didn't work for me so that's why I did it in the database. I come from the days when you had to do scientific programming to do your job so I'll be hacking the data around if I can't get POIs in. It's more getting the commercial POIS in and speed cameras so the car satnav works like Copilot. I'll get my destinations into it for sure. Least I'm hoping that will go smoothly with the POIs. May be your file format has quotes in it, spaces or something that just needs removing like a file header. GPX I think you will be importing as POIs.

Served hot or cold then back on topic, I prefer it cold, it has no taste but gets you drunk enough to eat uncooked fish and meat

https://www.google.co.jp/search?q=sake+wine+price&client=firefox-b&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwihvKWOwe_PAhWKopQKHcxIA08Q_AUICSgB&biw=768&bih=892

On spotting, yes the partner spotted one in Orange in Chelmsford a few weeks back. I think my dealer has only sold about four, least at launch. Think the ones you see about that aren't demo will be pre launch customers plus the extra few they built but sold on and didn't use for demo. Can't think they would be selling the demonstrators yet.
 

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The dealer I got mine from said that they weren't allowed to sell the demos until January. They've got a couple advertised on auto trader which were the ones I test drove.
 

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Think the demonstrators ones that are advised for sale are candy floss in the windows the same as the smaller discount sites, they are playing around with customers, taking the mick, dangling something they can't sell. The discounts sites have been doing it since May.
 
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