If i may ask for any help how to convert a .kml extension to .poi extension. I bought one of the Ebay GPS and i know it's using the IGO8 software.
See http://www.poieditor.com/index.php .If you click on convert pois at the top of the page you will see what files it will convert.It does cover kml.
Thanks for replying but didn't see anything that will convert to .POI extension
Not sure what extension you want?Mostly use gpx or csv extension for custom pois.What type of file do you have to convert it to?
This should be right up your alley, and for all others that are interested:
BobDee.Looks like with the info you posted all he has to do is copy csv files from site and convert to kml.Sounds easy enough.
Thanks guys for your responses. When i look at the POI on my GPS, all of them have .poi, for example, canada.poi, USA_Nevada.poi, etc.
I downloaded McDonalds_Canada.kml and it wouldn't show on my GPS as it needs to have the McDonalds_Canada.poi.
Am trying to locate anything that will allow be to convert any downloads to .poi.
just clear things up a little, why the .poi extension? if your tying to change the built in POI's that is not going to happen.
The .poi and the .kml are going in different folders.
while the .poi files go into "iGo8\CONTENT\POI"
you just have to put the .kml file into the "iGo8\CONTENT\USERDATA\POI" folder.
then it's going to show up on the map.
Be careful though.. too much .kml is gunna slow down your device..
phildep8 is absolutely right. iGo8 will read .kml files just fine, but you need to place them in the directory he listed above.
place your .kml file in the *\content\userdata\poi\ folder and it will show up fine. you can press the manage button within igo to turn the selected poi file on/off
hope this helps.
You can also convert using http://poi.ashus.net/
you need to register but it is free and will convert .kml and.csv to user.upoi for igo 8.0 and 8.3 which will go into your save folder. It is also a good way to compress if you have a lot of .kml
I have the Magellan Maestro 4350 which uses the iGO8 ver 8.3.2 software. I have posted information specfic to this unit in the Magellan forum some of which you may find useful.
Scoobydoo98, the files with the "poi" extension are the POI files that came with the software. They are not designed to be user modified or replaced. The official method to load custom POIs in iGO8 is to load KML or KMZ files using Content Manager or Toolbox. I have not tried this but according to other users the files may also be directly copied to the "content/userdata/poi" folder or placed on a memory chip if your device supports that.
Documentation on using KML or KMZ files for custom POIs is here: http://blog.sancho.hu/download/NNG/NavNGo_iGO8_working_with_...
You may also modify the user.upoi file. In my unit its in the "USR/DEFAULTS" folder. But you can search for it. If there's data in the file copy it to your computer first as a back up. Kaybee327 is correct that you can use the on line converter at http://poi.ashus.net/ to convert KML to the user.upoi file format. However if you already have POIs in the user.upoi file you will have to use a text editor (such as notepad) to join the two files together.
I plan to post more on adding custom POIs via user.upoi on the Magellan forum within the next week.
Nice and thanks for given information to us.
I always thought the official way was to use a speedcam.txt file, and put it in the \content\poi\speedcamera folder
Instructions posted here:
Maybe u can help me i want to install School Zone alerts into my NAV N GO iGO8
I have a garmin GPifile that i converted to upoi
how do i load it into my unit
it has a voice alert
"49 kilometer school zone ahead"
Adding POIs download the POI file of your choice then convert it to KML format
When adding downloaded POIs, such as those from POI Factory, you'll need to copy the KML file to the following folder: memory card/igo8/CONTENT/USERDATA/POI
If the folder doesn't exist, simply create it.
After adding KML files, the first time you start your NAV N GO iGO8 after adding a POI it will take a very long time to load (minutes) while it generates new files. After that start time will be normal.
Numerous file converters:
Hope this helps
I just got the Motorola motonav tn765t. I believe it runs on the nav and go igo8 platform. i converted speed-cameras.cvs (from POI Factory) to speed-cameras.kml. I created the /USERDATA/POI folder in the content folder of my unit and placed the file there. when i started my device it took a while to create the new files. The files created in the /USERDATA/POI folder are speed-cameras.kns with file size of 0kb and speed-cameras.kix with file size of 1kb. these file sizes do not look right to me. the speed-cameras.kml file looks right at 58kb. Now for the meat of the matter how do i add an image/icon and sound/warning for this file on the motonav. If someone could help me with specific instructions i would be most appreciative.
Ive found all the file conversion talk very helpful thanks.
I'm trying to get bridge height warning in IGO8.3 in the UK to work,
adding the POI folder in user data has solved the issue of a no show in the POI Manager
Ive got the locations to show up as a world icon at the moment,and they show up on the map,
Ive got some icons that relate to height in Bitmap, what format should they be, and what folder should they be in so they show up in POI Icon Appearance
Any Advice greatly received
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