on the exxonmobil.com website. Go to Products and Services. Select find a US or Canada service station. Select download to GPS. You can pick Garmin, Tom Tom or Magellan files. The download file contains all stores in the US and Canada. The file is updated daily. I've loaded it on my Garmin via POI Loader and it works great.
More complete than what's on POI Factory. Why don't more companies do this??
Thanks for the link. I combined the files and built a GPX for my unit.
An additional service here would be an inventory of links to these offerings.
Oh Miss Poi. Any issues with the concept?
Thanx in advance for your answer.
An index page linking to sites that provide info would be nice. Keeping it up to date could present some issues, but I'm sure there are link-checking scripts out there that could be run daily/weekly/whatever to at least identify non-working links for removal.
I sent Miss Poi a PM with the suggestion.
We'll probably be hearing back soon.
The company has made a great stride to help motorists, but they still make it difficult to work with this file. There is no notification of an upcoming station (or at least I couldn't find one). To see what is in the vicinity, you must go to the loaded extras and punch each one.
I think a .csv or .gpx (or other type) should be made available so that sound and/or icons can be added then use POI loader to put them onto the GPS.
I have tried to convert the .gpi files go .gpx, but the loader says that the .gpx file is not legitimate.
I would like to have a good working copy of each, but haven't had time to check into all of the possibilities of converting to a file type that can be worked with.
I d/l the zipped file to my desktop. After unzipping the file, I moved the csv and bmp files to my POI folder.
Not sure why you think csv files are not there.
I downloaded the zipped file also. After unzipping, I had three .gpi files which you copy over to the GPS or you use the POI loader to get the files from EXXON and load directly to the GPS. I will have to look further after my trip into town. Thanks for the heads up.
Curt - there are two different Garmin specific files. One for direct copy to your unit and the other contains CSV files for loading with POI Loader.
I made an assumption (there's that word again) that the one that required POI Loader would be loaded directly to the GPS and you would not be able to change it. Thanks for the information.
Can these files from ExxonMobil be used in lieu of the existing ExxonMobil file(s). They are certainly more current.
For those that are not aware of it, the Esso file is strictly Canadian. There are no Esso stations in the US.
For those that are not aware of it, the Exxon and Mobil files are strictly in the US. There are no Exxon or Mobil stations in Canada.
I have broken up the files to the extent that they can be had by state.
The files can be further broken down as to whether they have diesel or gasoline only. These two options can be broken down by state.
Currently, the files I have do not have the three line address as the files came down from ExxonMobil. I do not plan to combine them in the near future.
I have tested a few locations and determined that they are right on the money, so much so, that notification may not be given when they are approached. The coordinates are located smack dab in the middle of the building, and not on the street itself. I made that mistake before of putting the coordinates on the building in another file I was working on, but will not repeat it in the future.
Anyway, wondering if they will be beneficial to the POI Factory or individuals. I do not have an issue with them being located at the POI factory, but Jon and MaryAnn might have a problem with it.
FWIW, Curt Hinson
Thanks for the URL. I wish other companies would do this.
Thanks for the tip, good to know.
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