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Can I convert gdb to csv so POI loader can load a custom POI to my Nuvi 350?

 

I have a Garmin Nuvi 350. Someone has given me a route file in gdb format. Can I convert it to csv format so the POI loader will load it onto my 350? If so how do I do this?
Thanks

Convert GDB to CSV

The answer to your question is a big NO.
You can't convert a route into POIs.

Routes are made up of multiple log/lat coordinates with no names. Just strung out in the direction of travel. You could get these coordinates through some file manipulations, but they are without names and just coordinates that follow a road every so many feet.
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A GDB file could also contain waypoints which would fall under the waypoint tab in MapSource.

With these you could copy all and paste them into EXCEL and the do a little MID and Concatenate functions then move some columns around and save to CSV and the upload that into your 350 as custom POIs.

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Routes and POIs are 2 different things.

With the 350 you can upload POIs into it. But you can't upload routes into it.

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donmcc wrote:

Someone has given me a route file in gdb format. Can I convert it to csv format so the POI loader will load it onto my 350? If so how do I do this?

You could do something like this:-
(using gpsbabel from http://gpsbabel.org )

gpsbabel -i gdb -f infile.gdb -o garmin_poi -F outfile.csv

However, when I tried it with a gdb file containing a simple 4 'point' route, I got:-

Masses of o/p

-1.82734,53.63955,WPT101,WPT101
-1.82639,53.64006,WPT102,Turn left onto Market Street
-1.82699,53.64233,WPT103,Turn right onto Lowergate
-1.82399,53.64255,WPT104,Turn left onto Meg Lane
-1.82493,53.64367,WPT105,WPT105
-1.82485,53.64388,WPT106,Turn left onto Vicarage Road

etc etc - far too much detail to be useful

The best thing, would be to load it into Mapsource and see if you can re-write as a .gpx file. POILoader will turn the major <rtept> entries in the .gpx file into POIs, which you might be able to feed in as via points, one-at-a-time.

It will depend on exactly what's in that gdb file, as to how successful you are.

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