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Garmin POI Maker

 

Has anyone tried using this Garmin POI Maker? If you have was you successful with it, and would you recommend it?
http://www.cthreepo.com/poi/

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Garmin 660

I take it this works only

I take it this works only with Street Pilots and not the Nuvi?

Nice Find...

I don't know where and how you found this website, but nice. It is extremely accurate. I tried 34 POI and it convereted it to GPX and it showed up on my C530.

Check out this thread

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Nuvi 660 -- and not upgrading it or maps until Garmin fixes long-standing bugs/problems, and get maps to where they are much more current, AND corrected on a more timely basis when advised of mistakes.

Garmin Poi Maker

Thanks Robert660 Very good site wont take long to make pois with it

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Auggie SP2720 , SP C330, Nuvi 650, Nuvi 785T America Moves By Truck

Very nice sight. Does anyone

Very nice sight. Does anyone know if it works with the Nuvi's

Ok, I tried it myself and

Ok, I tried it myself and here is what I have found. One, the comment appears on the second line, which is useless for garmins. Second, the breaks aren't for the nuvi.

This has been my 5 minute experience...lol. Of course, I may have done something wrong, but first impressions, I can make a poi faster by hand.

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

Nothing wrong with it

asianfire wrote:

Ok, I tried it myself and here is what I have found. One, the comment appears on the second line, which is useless for garmins. Second, the breaks aren't for the nuvi.

This has been my 5 minute experience...lol. Of course, I may have done something wrong, but first impressions, I can make a poi faster by hand.

This is the result I got and it is perfect for the Nuvi
-82.517328,27.995918,"Hooters","4402 w hillsborough ave,Tampa,FL
(813)886-2514"

There are things I can do faster by hand but it is more fun with someone else.

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Garmin 38 - Magellan Gold - Garmin Yellow eTrex - Nuvi 260 - Nuvi 2460LMT - Google Nexus 7

It doesn't see it as two

It doesn't see it as two separate lines??? And it isn't perfect (at least for me) because I want Tampa, FL to go to the next line down.

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

Easy

After you copy the address to the comment field you can hit where you want the lines to break, it gives you the flexibility to break where you want and the add the phone and comments you want and break them by lines of your choosing, when everything looks right the hit [Submit]

This is from the csv genereated

-82.517328,27.995918,"Hooters","
4402 W Hillsborough Ave
Tampa,FL 33614
813-245-2515
Great Wings and Hooters"

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Garmin 38 - Magellan Gold - Garmin Yellow eTrex - Nuvi 260 - Nuvi 2460LMT - Google Nexus 7

nuvi 350/360

asianfire wrote:

Quoted in part:Second, the breaks aren't for the nuvi.

Asianfire probably was referring to the nuvi 350 and 360 which require <br> in place of the standard linebreaks. Just use Poi Verifier to convert the standard linebreaks to what the nuvi 350/360 require.

RT

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---------------"Internet: Don't believe half of what you read, and verify the other half."---------

Keep.........

playing with it Asian. If I can get it, anybody can. It's very easy once you get the hang of it.

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Garmin 660

LOL...I hear ya, just don't

LOL...I hear ya, just don't have the interest or patience. Whenever someone does something fast without thinking at work, the call it charleyitis.

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

Doesnot work for Nuvi 650

My garmin tell me the gpx file is invalid when I try to load it into my GPS. Anyone have problem loading gpx file created from this web site?

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www.HawaiianKing411.com

What file are you trying to load

dwl533 wrote:

My garmin tell me the gpx file is invalid when I try to load it into my GPS. Anyone have problem loading gpx file created from this web site?

It would help to know what file are you trying to load.

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Garmin Nüvi 855 & 760, iPhone, Magellan RM860T

I use the file created from

I use the file created from the web site mentioned above. I enter 2 address, any address, and pressed the create gpx button.

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www.HawaiianKing411.com

I use the file created from

dwl533 wrote:

I use the file created from the web site mentioned above. I enter 2 address, any address, and pressed the create gpx button.

Are you sure that you couldn't be more vague..??

What is the name of the file?

What method/software did you use to attempt this with?

What was the error message?

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Nuvi 260 Nuvi 295W

Like the concept, but seems to have some bugs

I love the idea to have the text ready to cut and paste into my csv files, quite often that is exactly what I am after. However, the one test I did seemed to have some sort of bug.

I got the following message:

"There was an warning: The exact location could not be found, here is the closest match: ... -- Continue?"

Now, the closest match quoted was exactly what I had entered in the first place, this was odd and the coordinates were a bit off from what I get directly from google maps, with google maps issuing no warning and getting the coordinates right with the same address.

Anyone experienced anything similar?

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GARMIN nuvi 760 sites.google.com/site/lschwabe/

I done a few samples of data

I done a few samples of data and it seems to work well.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 wt and 2597 LMT.

I've made some changes

I've changed http://www.cthreepo.com/poi trying to address some of these issues.

First, I cleaned up the description area so that it does not insert a new line when you the address, unless you have already added a description.

I added clear buttons for each line in order to easily get rid of old data. I find that it made it easier to add lots of data.

I made a radio box for using a BR tag instead of the new line for those GPS's that barf on the new new line in a POI.

Thanks for all the input.

Any new suggestions or feed back would be appreciated. I'd like to make this a useful tool.

Keith Graham

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Keith's blog: http://www.cthreepo.com/blog

Bugs - maybe

The Yahoo api does a fuzzy match on the address. If you spell it slightly different it will still find the address. I suspect that there was a minor difference in spelling that Yahoo warned you about, but still returned the same location.

Yahoo and Google might return slightly different locations for the same address for many reasons. They ultimately use the same survey data provided by municipalities, but there may be rounding and precision differences. They might be using different surveys and one might be more up to date. Sometimes addresses are interpolated - if there are 20 houses on a street they are often spaced evenly each 1/20th of the length of the street without regard to actual address location.

And, of course, the GPS data is often wrong for some reason. My Garmin had me "off roading" more than once last Saturday while trying to find a garage sale, and that wasn't from one of my POIs. I hand punched the address in.
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You wrote:

I got the following message:

"There was an warning: The exact location could not be found, here is the closest match: ... -- Continue?"

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Keith's blog: http://www.cthreepo.com/blog

Does it work with Nuvi

Yes the garmin Poi maker site lets you save them as .csv so it will work on all garmins

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Auggie SP2720 , SP C330, Nuvi 650, Nuvi 785T America Moves By Truck

Where is POI Verifier?

Quote:

Asianfire probably was referring to the nuvi 350 and 360 which require <br> in place of the standard linebreaks. Just use Poi Verifier to convert the standard linebreaks to what the nuvi 350/360 require.

RT

Where is this file?
Chuck

Hello, I'm having

Hello, I'm having problems taking a using the GPX feature. I would like to transfer it right to my garmin C530. When I save it to the gpx folder on my garmin unit, it doesn't show up...what am I doing wrong?

Where is POI verifier?

chaspoi wrote:
Quote:

Asianfire probably was referring to the nuvi 350 and 360 which require <br> in place of the standard linebreaks. Just use Poi Verifier to convert the standard linebreaks to what the nuvi 350/360 require.

RT

Where is this file?
Chuck

http://poiverifier.com

Click on How Do I Install It in the left pane and follow the instructions. There is a Latest version here link to download it.

Thanks.
RT

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---------------"Internet: Don't believe half of what you read, and verify the other half."---------

Can you help me out...

Hello, I'm having problems taking a using the GPX feature. I would like to transfer it right to my garmin C530. When I save it to the gpx folder on my garmin unit, it doesn't show up...what am I doing wrong?

allbizz..........

have you tried using .csv files?

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Garmin 660

No luck

flaco wrote:
asianfire wrote:

Ok, I tried it myself and here is what I have found. One, the comment appears on the second line, which is useless for garmins. Second, the breaks aren't for the nuvi.

This has been my 5 minute experience...lol. Of course, I may have done something wrong, but first impressions, I can make a poi faster by hand.

This is the result I got and it is perfect for the Nuvi
-82.517328,27.995918,"Hooters","4402 w hillsborough ave,Tampa,FL
(813)886-2514"

There are things I can do faster by hand but it is more fun with someone else.

O.K. I tried to duplicate what flaco did. I copied his info for Hooters into the form and hit the "add Poi to list" button and nothing happened

Maybe the program is not compatible with Windows 98 / netscape?

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I have seen the future and it is now!

forget NETSCAPE

O.k.
I tried Internet explorer and it works...

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I have seen the future and it is now!

Win 98 Netscape - Obsolete

Sorry, the program uses AJAX and definitely won't work on obsolete browsers. I don't even check for compatibility. I tested the program in FireFox and then in IE 6 & 7. IE 4, Netscape 5.x, older AOL browsers and WEBTV will never work.

I do believe that everyone should try to get into the current millennium. Win 98 has the advantage of running well on older equipment, but then, so does Linux. I have nostalgic feelings for Netscape Navigator, but FireFox is so much nicer.

Keith

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Keith's blog: http://www.cthreepo.com/blog

Garmin POI Maker

I found it to work splendidly, it did however take some trial and error to find out how it works best for my Nuvi 370. It would not accept the gpx format as has been described but it worked well for the csv format. When loaded with the POI Loader from garmin it comes across with coordinates as its title but I found that was easily edited buy renaming the file in excel. If nothing else this will be useful for finding coordinates from an address.

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Nuvi 370 "The wee beastie, ye ken"

I tried it out early on when

I tried it out early on when it was posted and had no problems.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 wt and 2597 LMT.

Garmon POI Maker

I tried it out on several locations that I had previously established the long/lat for. The results were very accurate. This site should shorten the time necessary to create POI CSV files.

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Zuma314

Garmin POI Maker

I tried it and it worked fine for csv files but the POI loader from Garmin would not recognize the gpx files it produced. I have found that I prefer gpx files because they allow me to put in more info than just a name address and phone number there is a nice converter out there to convert csv to gpx and then gpx to gpi which can then load onto your garmin as a mass storage device and put them directly into the poi folder on your device. It is for the mac however so there may be something out there similar for the PC

www.hearsay.demon.co.uk/mac/MacGarminTools/gpx2gpi.html

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Nuvi 370 "The wee beastie, ye ken"

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