I very recently purchased a Garmin 765T. I love it so far. I noticed on this site the Extra POI editor. I downloaded it.
I added POI's from this site. But only the name of the place shows on my GPS. I noticed that I can display Name and description in the Edit window of the Extra POI Editor. But is this has to be done with each entry. Any way to make this happen for ALL?
Thanks for the help. I am kinda new to this whole thing..
The files you are downloading from the site.If they contain the name and address.You can just touch the more button at the bottom of the gps screen to get the rest of the information.You can also download the csv files from the site to extra poi editor and save them as a gpx file and the name and address will both show for the custom poi on the gps.
If using extra poi editor from scratch you will need to put in the required information for each custom poi you create.Their is a replace field located under edit that has several selections that you can change or add for every poi at one time.
Thank you for your help.
Now a bigger question. What are the advantages or disadvantages of using a GPX file instead of a CSV file?
That's a question that gets asked a lot and many people have their own preferences. Look at this FAQ:
Also have a look at the pages about display differences, they show how csv vs. gpx files display on a 765T:
Especially look at the list & GO! screen capture pages. You'll see that on your 765 the address & phone number will only show up on those screens if you use the gpx format, and the info is in the proper fields (address, phone) rather than in the comment or description.
Thank you very much.
As outlined in the two other posts the gpx file offers a lot of advantages.The main one being able to add more information.Using the comment field in extra poi editor will allow a lot more information to be displayed under the more button.Like if you want to give more details about a custom poi.See my file http://www.poi-factory.com/node/21230 .Use your more button to see more details.You can also download it to extra poi editor to see how the information was placed under comments.A lot of users are under the impression that gpx files take up more space on your gps unit.The same thought I had until I tested it myself.Gpx files only take up more space on the computer not on the gps unit once it becomes a gpi file using poiloader.If you want to test it yourself just remove the gpi files from the gps unit.Take a gpx file and the same file in csv format.Right click the gpx file and look at the size before downloading to the gps.Once downloaded do the same thing and see the difference in size once it becomes a gpi file.Remove the gpi file and do the same for the csv file.Once you compare the two you will see little difference once on the gps unit in the gpi format.
See my file http://www.poi-factory.com/node/21230 .
Sorry, that points to Miami POI file.
That is the file I am using for the example with comments in it.
OK, now I get it - my Bad.
It's interesting in the Miami file, the way you put the whole address info into the street field with linefeeds between the city, state, etc.
Just wondering if you had a particular reason for doing that? On both of my nuvi's the addresses show up similar (in the same places/screens) as if you had split them into their own fields, but the 765 doesn't recognize the linefeed chr and it puts everything on one line on the GO! screen. Auto-dialing on the 765 won't work on it that way , either f.y.i.
But otherwise it looks fine on either my 200 or 765.
When I first started out with my c340 didn't know a lot about poi files until I discovered PoiFactory.Before then I would input my data on a form that you just plug in the data.With address,phone number name etc in different locations.The copy and paste got old quick.Just for the heck of it put all the info in the same field and found the results fit my needs plus saved a lot of time.It works with Extra Poi Editor the same way unless all the latest updates change that after doing this file.
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