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Ford Dealer Locations????

 

Does anyone have a POI file of all Ford car & truck dealers here in the US?

I would like one file that is for the enitre country and not broken down by state.

As I travel across the US, it would be nice to do a quick search and find the nearest Ford dealer.

A few years ago, Garmin did a promotion with Ford where a car or truck owner was given a free Garmin GPS. Does anyone know if a POI of Ford dealers was included with this "customized" Garmin unit?

Does anyone have a POI file of US based Ford dealers (All US locations) that they could share?

Thank you,

Jeff
Kansas City

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Garmin Zumo 660 (TMC Traffic) Garmin Etrex Vista

There

There was some talk here of starting a file. It was decided to wait until after the first of the year because so many were closing.

See
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/17569

Daniel

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Garmin StreetPilot c580 & Nuvi 760 - Member 32160 - Traveling in Kansas

I'm working on one right now

I've started with the Mid-Atlantic, and I've seen some other regional ones as well. I should be submitting something in the next couple of days that will cover NJ, PA, DE, MD, VA, WV and NC.

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Kenwood KNA-G510 (actually a Garmin)

Work completed so far

Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey are complete. I should have Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina complete soon.

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Kenwood KNA-G510 (actually a Garmin)

additions

West Virginia and Pennsylvania are now complete.

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Kenwood KNA-G510 (actually a Garmin)

Update

added new .gpx and .csv files for dealers in GA, SC, NC, VA, MD, DE, NJ, PA and WV.

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Kenwood KNA-G510 (actually a Garmin)

I'm out

Good to see Hwyman is working on this. I traded in my Mustang for a Sebring a few weeks ago so I won't be doing anything more on the Az Ford poi that I started working on months ago.

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Nuvi 2595LMT, Nuvi 1490T, Nuvi 260, GPSMAP 195

additions

just added Florida and Alabama and also posted a combined file that will be updated as I add states.

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Kenwood KNA-G510 (actually a Garmin)

update

Added Arizona and Arkansas.

I'm working alphabetically now so I can make sure I don't overlook anyone.

If you find any errors, please let me know!

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Kenwood KNA-G510 (actually a Garmin)

addition

Added California to the US file

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Kenwood KNA-G510 (actually a Garmin)

Update

The states of CO, CT and ID have been added to the master file.

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Kenwood KNA-G510 (actually a Garmin)

update

Added IL

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Kenwood KNA-G510 (actually a Garmin)

Great... thanks for the

Great... thanks for the work.

I drive a Ford and when traveling, it would be nice to always know the nearest dealership if I needed service or warrenty work.

Thanks,

Jeff

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Garmin Zumo 660 (TMC Traffic) Garmin Etrex Vista

It's been awhile

Sorry for the delays in updating this project, but witht he holidays and things going on at work, I'm finally able to provide some updates. Today the following states have been added to the US files:

Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky and Louisiana

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Kenwood KNA-G510 (actually a Garmin)

Update

Added Massachusetts

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Kenwood KNA-G510 (actually a Garmin)

Error in line 165

I just downloaded this file (Newest version) and when I try to install it with the newest Garmin POILoader, I keep getting an error in line 165, and it says it will load everything up to there then lose the rest of the info. I tried looking at the info in Notepad and Excel, but I can't see what's wrong, if anything. Anyone else getting this?

Thanks, BTW for the work on this file. Sorry I have to come in with a complaint...

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Nuvi260

Corrected

I uploaded a corrected file, see if that one helps.

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Kenwood KNA-G510 (actually a Garmin)

Nuvi260 is the problem?

I still get the error with the April 7 upload, but I still was concerned that the amount of data in the 4th column was too much for my 'old' GPS. So I opened the csv in Excel and just deleted that whole 4th column, and it loaded fine.

So I'm thinking the original csv is fine for any GPS that can handle that much data in the 4th 'info' column, but I'm an amature at this.

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Nuvi260

Error still there

The date on the file on the Factory still shows 04-05-2010.

Ford dealers

Xmech2k wrote:

I still get the error with the April 7 upload, but I still was concerned that the amount of data in the 4th column was too much for my 'old' GPS. So I opened the csv in Excel and just deleted that whole 4th column, and it loaded fine.

So I'm thinking the original csv is fine for any GPS that can handle that much data in the 4th 'info' column, but I'm an amature at this.

Try the gpx file.I have no problem with it.You may also get a better display on the gps screen without the more button.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 wt and 2597 LMT.

All right,

I'll give the gpxa try. Didn't think of that. But looking at all the 4th field data(Ph#, address, & operating hours), it looks like way more than will display on my Nuvi260. I'll try it in a few minutes and report back with the results.

Oops, there isn't a gpx. Just the csv and ov2 for Tomtom.

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Nuvi260

@ Xmech2k

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 wt and 2597 LMT.

Doh!

Thx! Giving it a try...

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Nuvi260

Success!

Well, not only did the gpx load without a problem, all that info displays very neat and organized, and there is a 'MORE' button that displays the extra info that doesn't show on the first page, and it's all very neat and orderly.

Don't know how you guys do it (Organize it all so well) with all that information, but thanks a bunch!

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Nuvi260

Xmech2k

Glad it worked out.I prefer to use the gpx files.The main reason not only for the display but you can easily build your alerts in using Extra Poi Editor.This allows you the option of using express mode for poiloader. See http://www.poi-factory.com/node/28521

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 wt and 2597 LMT.

No Good for Texas in DFW area

The gpx file does not claim to have Texas and for the most part doesn't. No file to my knowledge contains a Ford dealer in Rolla Missouri that I, unfortunately, had to use last summer.

I find the dealer poi's in my Nuvi with 2010.1 to be more reliable.

Sorry I didn't get a chance to respond to the comments until now

I've been away on business travel and just now am back home. Currently, I am working on the Ford POI files alphabetically by State, currently working on Michigan. I plan to add more states as soon as possible.

All of the dealer locations I'm using in the POI file are verified through Ford's Dealer Connections website, but I'm finding that is not always accurate.

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Kenwood KNA-G510 (actually a Garmin)

Hi

Hwyman,
I figured you were busy. Golfnm8 has sent me over some New Mexico Ford dealerships to add when you are ready.

Miss POI

Thanks!

Just got it, and should have the updates posted either today or tomorrow!

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Kenwood KNA-G510 (actually a Garmin)

NM dealers added

Thanks, golfnm8 for the New Mexico dealers!

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Kenwood KNA-G510 (actually a Garmin)

FORD dealers csv

I get an error at line 164 when I enter it in a 765T.

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Bob

Me, too

POI Loader chokes on line 164. I looked at it, didn't see anything that stands out, ran it through Verifier 1.0 and it didn't complain.

I then opened it in Extra_POI_Editor and then saved it back as a Garmin CSV and that seems to have cured whatever was causing the problem. Note: Since POI Loader stopped at line 163, I couldn't tell if other lines after 164 might have also been problematic.

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"There's no substitute for local knowledge"

I converted the csv file to

I converted the csv file to a gpx using Extra Poi Editor and loaded to gps with no problems.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 wt and 2597 LMT.

Error corrected

I found the error in the csv file and it has been corrected. I test loaded it on my Nuvi 1250 and it loaded without issue.

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Kenwood KNA-G510 (actually a Garmin)

Any reason the gpx version

Any reason the gpx version doesn't have same locations as the csv?I noticed some states missing like TX,TN and UT missing on the gpx cover sheet.

I have just been converting the csv to gpx as a work around.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 wt and 2597 LMT.

Other Aborting CSV Files

Befuddling. There's a similar problem with some other csv files.

What would be the difference between a "Garmin" csv file and one created in Notepad or Excel?

Of note... On one such file, I noted that the line in error had in column-4, a blank "first" line followed by a line break and more info. On a hunch, I replaced the blank lines, there were more in following entries, with some verbage.

Now, here's what totally confuses me... It eliminated the load error message but still stopped loading thereafter... as if there is some kind of hidden "file termination" character.

Perhaps this additional info will help someone figure out what is going on.

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The Wizard of Ahhhhhhhs - Earned my Windmill 4/12/2010

Still working on TX, TN and UT

Right now, I'm working on the states in alphabetical order. There may be instances where if I'm working on one state (let's say California) and there is a state on the border, like Nevada, I'll include it since it's close. the csv and the gpx should be a mirror file, since I create the csv from the gpx file.

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Kenwood KNA-G510 (actually a Garmin)

Extra POI Editor

Ozme52 wrote:

Befuddling. There's a similar problem with some other csv files.

What would be the difference between a "Garmin" csv file and one created in Notepad or Excel?

Of note... On one such file, I noted that the line in error had in column-4, a blank "first" line followed by a line break and more info. On a hunch, I replaced the blank lines, there were more in following entries, with some verbage.

Now, here's what totally confuses me... It eliminated the load error message but still stopped loading thereafter... as if there is some kind of hidden "file termination" character.

Perhaps this additional info will help someone figure out what is going on.

I think that was my issue. The csv file was created with the Extra POI editor. I would save it as a 4-column csv file. saving as a garmin csv seems to have corrected the error.

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Kenwood KNA-G510 (actually a Garmin)

No Longer Befuddled

Oz wrote:

Now, here's what totally confuses me... It eliminated the load error message but still stopped loading thereafter... as if there is some kind of hidden "file termination" character.

Okay... I need to Update that comment.

In this instance, the fix worked. It was indeed the blank lines (I just didn't realize it had worked as I had the old poi.gpi file on the garmin and the new one on the SD card.) I've corrected that issue and yes, the entire file (and another) loaded.

So perhaps every csv file that has a load failure should be checked for blank and/or null lines in column 3 and/or 4.

Oz wrote:

Of note... On one such file, I noted that the line in error had in column-4, a blank "first" line followed by a line break and more info. On a hunch, I replaced the blank lines, there were more in following entries, with some verbage.

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The Wizard of Ahhhhhhhs - Earned my Windmill 4/12/2010

EPE Must...

EPE must be fixing the blank line issue that POI Loader chokes on.

But not everyone has it nor should we be required to run EPE for every csv on the site, especially as they are often in flux.

Perhaps we can get file maintainers to value-check their csv files for blank lines going forward.

Hwyman wrote:

I think that was my issue. The csv file was created with the Extra POI editor. I would save it as a 4-column csv file. saving as a garmin csv seems to have corrected the error.

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The Wizard of Ahhhhhhhs - Earned my Windmill 4/12/2010

You are absolutely correct

Ozme52 wrote:

EPE must be fixing the blank line issue that POI Loader chokes on.

But not everyone has it nor should we be required to run EPE for every csv on the site, especially as they are often in flux.

Perhaps we can get file maintainers to value-check their csv files for blank lines going forward.

Hwyman wrote:

I think that was my issue. The csv file was created with the Extra POI editor. I would save it as a 4-column csv file. saving as a garmin csv seems to have corrected the error.

I will double check mine prior to loading additions in the future.

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Kenwood KNA-G510 (actually a Garmin)

Update

MI added today.

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Kenwood KNA-G510 (actually a Garmin)

Correction

Golfnm8 provided corrected coordinates for Team Ford in Silver City, NM. I have uploaded corrected files. Thanks, Golfnm8, for the update!

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Kenwood KNA-G510 (actually a Garmin)

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