Seems like a dumb question, but where can I download the POI editor? I'm using Roadmate 800, and the CD that came with the GPS doesn't have this software included, I think. It only has the Recovery Tool software.
Thank you very much.
POI editing software called Extra POI Editor by one of our members – Turboccc - can be found at:
Also another of our members – hornbyp – has one called GeePeeEx Editor at:
Extra POI Editor will save directly to Magellan files, and sometimes these 2 programs can be used in conjunction with each other.
That is all..
-Long time user/fan of geepeex..
on Magellan POI Editor. It will return several links to the software written specifically for Magellan GPSrs.
I am new to POI but interested in creating files. Will these editors listed will they work on a 265WT? I have loaded a CSV file with the garmin poi loader one time so far, but not sure the difference of file times and which poi creator to use for my garmin.
Any help would be appreciated.
Both Extra Poi Editor and GeePeeX are full featured editors that allow you to create POI files. I'm not certain about Phil Hornby's GeePeeX, but I know TurboCCC's Extra POI Editor only runs on windows.
Perhaps the easiest way to get started is using a spreadsheet program like Open Office Calc or Microsoft Excel. These allow you to create files in an organized manner. Spreadsheet and text editor based files are saved as CSV files or Comma Separated Variable files. GPX files are output in XML or eXtensible Markup Language. Both full featured editors will create GPX files, spreadsheet programs don't.
You can create the input to the full featured editors using a spreadsheet program, I know EPE will read a spreadsheet from left to right and you can specify what each column or field contains.
Geocoding or getting the Lat/Long of a point is another topic, suffice it to say GPSVisualizer.com is one of the easiest to use for table or spreadsheet data. Both full featured editors can also geocode, but they work one line or point at a time.
My suggestion on getting started is begin with a CSV file from here and use it as a template. It will get easier as you gain experience and practice.
Best of luck, and we're always here to help you through the creation if you get stuck with a question.
Sorry. I could not resist.
Thank you so much for your help!!
There's another thread here about the subject:
Extra_POI_Editor is the Best LOL!Sorry. I could not resist.
That was good!!!
Extra POI Editor will save directly to Magellan files......
.....because Magellan uses a proprietary format and the file extension must be .mgln.
The Magellan "editor" is also a loader.
You are correct. EPE does not support writing Magellan files, but it can read them. It extracts all POIs including the categories and it provides also a conversion between the Magellan symbols and the GArmin symbols.
EPE does not support writing, but it is not exactly because it is proprietary format (although it is somewhat true). OV2 is also a proprietary from TomTom and EPE can read/write to them.
I am just missing how the CRC is calculated on the last 2 bytes of the Magellan file. If you get me this information, I will write Magellan file easily.
So far, I put 2 evenings on this. Either I scratch my head more or I wait for the solution to come to me.
Can anyone direct me towards a poi editor that can create files for my unit?
Also my unit came with a 1 gig chip. It is just about full with the factory su-pplied software. I thank youbought a 2 gig chip and tried to copy the original factory files to the new chip. They transfer but the machine dosnt recognize the new chip any ideas.
This program is no longer available according to the website. You go to the website and click on downloads. The message there will tell you why you cannot receive the program.
Geepex is good, but.......
1. To get full use, its a paid program. $10- $20
2. Tried using Geepex, when EPE was having problem. Geepex was having problems with its geocoder software. I believe, it was yahoos geocoder, was no longer free.
EPE is still the best choice.
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