Hi I am new to GPS and/or creating custom POI.
I have downloaded a list of Second Cup POIs for Canada, but the file only has address, and I can't get the GPS (Nuvi 650) to search for "second cup" and find the locations I just added.
So I looked at other files and noticed that the file was structured like:
Longitude, lattitude, "Name of location - address"
while this file was
Longitude, lattitude, "address"
And thus nothing showed up, but when I searched for that address, a POI comes up, but just a POI, nothing special.
So I changed it to
Longitude, lattitude, "Second Cup - address"
and now it says Second Cup at that address but not when I do a search for second cup.
So how can I fix that? How should a CSV/excel file be structured?
The POI file, in the format:
[Longitude, lattitude, "Name of location - address"]
is OK. The Nuvi (mine is a 350) does not list "custom" POIs in a search result. In order to find the loaded custom POIs (via POI Loader, I assume), select "Where To"/"My Locations"/"Custom POI". A list of the POIs you loaded will appear, matching the filename of the original csv/gpx.
Just as an aside, I like structuring my POI csv as:
[Longitude, lattitude, name, desc"]
For a Nuvi, the name needs to be unique, or it will Make" it unique (ie - a series of "COSTCO Gas" as a name will become "COSTCO Gas", "COSTCO Gas1", "COSTCO Gas2", etc). I usually put the address and phone in the "desc" column.
the file only has address, and I can't get the GPS (Nuvi 650) to search for "second cup" and find the locations I just added.
Garmin CSV files are structured:
i.e. you can't target the POI address fields from csv input - you have to use a gpx file to do that.
Even then, the built-in address search does not include Custom POIs in its search, only POIs embedded in the map.
Thanks for the help!
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