Uploading POI from a iMac disc

 

Hello, I am new to all this. I am unable to upload a poi I downloaded to my iMac. After I downloaded the poi I used Garmin POI Loader to create a poi.gpi file. I then burned it to a rw-dvd but kept getting "bad disc." I tries several more discs but got the same answer. Anybody know what I am doing wrong? Thanks in advance.

Uploading a poi from an iMac

I need to correct my first post. I am unable to upload a poi from my iMac, via burning a disc, to my in-dash Kenwood DNX5140. It uses Garmin software. Any help would be deeply appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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tucker wrote:

I am unable to upload a poi from my iMac, via burning a disc, to my in-dash Kenwood DNX5140.

Don't have a clue as to why you can't burn to disc; re-writable DVD's have a limited number of writes -- have you tried a regular one-time-write DVD? But, what will you do once you have it on DVD? Does the in-dash GPS have the ability to see a DVD?

BTW, you should have been able to edit your original post without creating a second post -- until somebody replies to the original.

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Nuvi 660 -- and not upgrading it or maps until Garmin fixes long-standing bugs/problems, and get maps to where they are much more current, AND corrected on a more timely basis when advised of mistakes.

No, I haven't tried a single

No, I haven't tried a single burn CD/DVD. I will try that next. What I did was convert the poi cvs to poi.gpi via Garmin POI loader. I then copied the file to the desk top and burned the disk from there. When I tried to load it onto the GPS it kept giving me a "bad disc" response. My DNX5140 does have DVD capability. Do you have any idea what I am doing wrong? Do I need a Garminn folder on the disc? I'm totally lost, but I will try the one-time-write disc. Thanks in advance.

Uploading a POI file

Tucker,

What software are you using to burn the DVD? Are you making the disk PC readable? I'm not sure what you want to do is possible, from a contractual rather than technical basis, but I'm sure you'll need to produce a PC disk to have a chance.

Regards,
Bill

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tucker wrote:

No, I haven't tried a single burn CD/DVD. I will try that next. What I did was convert the poi cvs to poi.gpi via Garmin POI loader. I then copied the file to the desk top and burned the disk from there. When I tried to load it onto the GPS it kept giving me a "bad disc" response. My DNX5140 does have DVD capability. Do you have any idea what I am doing wrong? Do I need a Garminn folder on the disc? I'm totally lost, but I will try the one-time-write disc. Thanks in advance.

Not all DVD players will read re-writable meda; let's hope it is nothing more than that. If the one-time-write media is not recognized, I'd try the following:
1.) See if you can read the disc on the iMac.
2.) If so, ask a neighbor/friend if they can see the file on their Windows PC.

If it is seen by the iMac but not by the PC, it would point to a formatting issue.

Edit: I see while I was organizing my thoughts, Bill was typing a similar thought.

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Nuvi 660 -- and not upgrading it or maps until Garmin fixes long-standing bugs/problems, and get maps to where they are much more current, AND corrected on a more timely basis when advised of mistakes.