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How to convert .poi files to csv

 

I have magellan maestro 4250 and like their poi for restaurants as it gives out category. I would like to convert that on my TomTom 930. I can convert csv to ov2 format. But do not know how to convert .poi to csv. My magellan did not come with tools that convert .poi to csv.

can someone help?

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Thanks, Regards, Dipak

GPSBabel

you can try using this program GPSBabel.

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nuvi 2460LMT

Easy as pie

Do a highlight of all fields in the POI Editor, copy and paste into Excel, then save as a .csv. Add fields as required.

Cheers!

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"Delete nothing, back up everything"

Will POI Editor do that?

CGY Guy wrote:

Do a highlight of all fields in the POI Editor, copy and paste into Excel, then save as a .csv. Add fields as required.

Since when will the POI editor READ a .poi file (use it for an input file)?
I think the answer is: It won't.

I believe the .poi files are a proprietary format that Magellan doesn't want you to use outside their unit.

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Magellan Maestro 4250// MIO C310X

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I do apologise, I was thinking POI instead of (dot) poi.

But, if you open your file (*.mgln for instance), in the POI editor, you can do a 'shift+click' to highlight all fields in it. Then right click over a higlighted field and paste it into Excel.

You're correct in that you can't open a *.poi file from the GPS OS.

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"Delete nothing, back up everything"

I think you nailed it

I have a 1200-US, and it uses .imi and .poi files. I have not found an editor for them, and cannot add, delete, or modify the POI list. Had I known Magellan would do this, I would not have purchased the Magellan.
Rather than get upset, I am viewing this dilemma as a challenge from Magellan, and I WILL HACK THIS THING.

Good luck

joester wrote:

Had I known Magellan would do this, I would not have purchased the Magellan.
Rather than get upset, I am viewing this dilemma as a challenge from Magellan, and I WILL HACK THIS THING.

Well, good luck with that. I believe that NONE of the major makers of GPS receivers allow you to edit THEIR POI files or maps.

Others have already tried what you propose. You might find this interesting:
http://www.gpspassion.com/forumsen/forum.asp?FORUM_ID=77

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Magellan Maestro 4250// MIO C310X

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