In case you don't know, there's a site with a template, which allows you to create a .gpx POI file, specifically for the Garmin Nuvi.
From the website:
"This web site allows visitors to generate GPX files in various configurations. It is particularily well suited for creating GPX POI files intended for download to Garmin's nüvi series of automotive navigators using Garmin's POI Loader application".
One caveat, however, if your Nuvi won't upload the .gpx file you created, then go back to the template and "add a blank space" in the Symbol, Type and Comment fields, then press the "Create" button once again. Once you've done that, choose either:
Then click on "Download". If I'm not mistaken, the downloaded file has a double extension (.gpx.txt) so all you have to do, is remove the .txt part of the file name and you're good to go...
there is a better one at turboccc.wikispaces.com
Can't use the Extra_POI_Editor you suggest...it doesn't work on a Mac.
My site recommendation "creates" .gpx files from scratch...and works with Windows, Mac and Linux.
TakItWithMe.com will take custom Google Maps and create GPX files. Works well with my old eMac and I can load them right in with the POI Loader.
Another option for anyone interested.
I enjoy looking at new POI related sites, espically when they help to better understand the gpx formats.
Yes, I also see some interesting behavior from the POILoader.
I am not able to reproduce the superfluous '.txt' extension with neither IE7 nor firefox.
Which browser and OS are you using?
This behavior occurs when saving the generated .gpx file using the “Safari” web browser...
Nüvi 670 & 880
Mac Pro & OS 10.5.4
Thanks for the web site info. I really like it when fellow users find useful site that make life easier for the rest of us. Now I need to find time to use them.
I don't see the extra '.txt' extension with Safari either. I tested it on Windows. I assume you are running MacOS?
Yes...I use a Mac Pro.
I just updated to v2.00. Now, there is the possibility of importing up to 20 fields from a CSV file to Extra_POI_Editor. This is an easy way to convert CSV to GPX and add new fields.
Will this work on a Mac?
Sorry. MAC is not supported. Anybody knows how to make VB6 project compatible with MAC with a WinXP OS?
Changes from previous version to v2.13
* Added the famous "More" display view (no image, no sound for now).
* Now, up to 24 columns can be assigned when importing CSV files
* Added field 'Category' which is compatible with MapSource
* Will try to add basic html support in fields (soon)
Thanks for the helpful information!
Major changes from previous version to 2.40. Some VERY cool new stuff:
* Added map or image display selection in preview mode
* Added map display in Edit mode
* Added map marker dragging & coordinate grabber
* Added Geocoding to get coordinates from address information
* Added graphic symbol selection and display in Edit mode
* Added file timestamp and POI timestamp updated after file save and POI edit.
* Added Shortcuts keys for most menu functions
* Added ability to select a directory when browsing for the Link file.
* Added the famous "Image" display view (no sound yet). If only a folder is specified instead of a file name, the program will find the first .JPG or .BMP in the specified folder as done by POI_Loader on my Nuvi 760. Only one image is displayed as on my Nuvi 760. Relative paths to POI file and absolute paths will work.
* Changed the font in the Preview window to solve the International character problems
* Added command-line parameters: you can specify one or more filenames (GPX, CSV or JPG) to load when the program starts. Specify the file path if necessary. Avoid using spaces or weird characters in file names for now. You can also drag files onto the program executable. Example of command-line: Extra_POI_Editor mypoi.gpx c:\poi\resto.csv poi2.gpx
Thanks for the Info.
Would you consider adding an “operating system“ requirement, for this software, on your website? Specifically, a statement that it’s “not” for use, on the Macintosh operating system.
Although a Mac version would be warmly welcomed...
Major changes from previous version to 2.40. Some VERY cool new stuff:...
Thank you very much turboccc: I downloaded it and was very happy with this new version. It is a very practical tool now, showing all relevant POI information in one screen.
Note for people who haven't tried it yet, in addition to its Tour Guide features, the Extra_POI_Editor is a good tool to convert a csv file into a gpx file. It also works great to edit/adjust the Favorites in the Garmin itself ("Open" the Current.gpx file in the Garmin folder, "Save" after the edit is complete). I didn't have to make any additional adjustment on the unit after that, a welcome improvement over other solutions that sometimes create copies of edited Favorites.
If there was one suggestion I would make for a future release, it would be to allow for sorting the POI, at least by name and maybe by some of the other fields. As it is now, going down a large file is a bit overwhelming.
Ooooops-- wrong forum!
I just realized that the discussion about this great piece of software Extra_POI_Editor is in the wrong forum "Mac topics" and should really be in the "Garmin talk": It doesn't run on the Mac and it is specifically gpx related, which implies Garmin.
Sorry. May be Miss POI can move turboccc posting and my comments to the proper forum...
I made a search for this topic. I never saw it was in the MAC forum either.
I will add a OS requirement as suggested. I have no clue for now how to do this for a Mac...
Thanks for this
Thanks for adding the Extra_POI_Editor “System Requirements”, to your website...
I could not get it to work using Safari. Have all the latest software updates for both Mac OSX and Safari. Tried it using Firefox and worked just fine.
Forgive the newbie question, but do you have to create a file for every POI or is there some way the webform keeps adding POIs together before downloading the GPX file.
Make sure you have the “latest version“ of the Communicator plugin (CommunicatorPluginforMac_271.dmg). It works with Safari 3.2.1, however, I don’t know if it works with the Safari Beta v4...
Nüvi 670 & 880
Mac Pro & OS 10.5.6
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