No POI Loader/Editor for Maestro 4700. What's a guy to do who wants extra POIs?

 

Magellan said that for the 4700 there is no loader or editor, thus no way to load extra POIs. Is there another way to load convert and them?

Thanks

Nope.

dagrev wrote:

Magellan said that for the 4700 there is no loader or editor, thus no way to load extra POIs. Is there another way to load convert and them?

If there is, nobody here knows about it yet......so I think Magellan is right......probably.

If you want to go one step farther, you might poke around here a bit. There is a Magellan section.

http://www.gpspassion.com

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Magellan Maestro 4250// MIO C310X

Can I help?

I can make an editor. I may be able to make a loader. I just need more information about the 4700.

1- Can it be connected to a computer with a USB cable.

2- Is it possible to have a backup of all the files?

3- Is there any POI files already on the unit?

I do not have a Magellan, but I can read & write MGLN file. If you have any information that can help, maybe I can make something for you.

Let me know.

Turbo

Wow!

Turbo,

Thanks for the offer!

1. Yes it can be connected via USB.

2. You back up only on a card not on by simply coping folders to a hard drive like a Garmin. I haven't done it so I can't say what's involved other than there is a menu option that backs up or restores.
Change that somewhat. You can copy the folders to your HD. I'm doing it. I assume you can copy them back if need be.

3. Yes, under various POI files like the following.
NA_POI.poi (302 MB)
NA_EXIT_POI.poi

I have no way of reading these files to give further info on them.

Please don't spend a lot of time on this--but I wonder how many other Maestro users would like something like this. Maybe me, I don't know.

Thanks again!

Maestro POI files

Hi dagrev,

Thanks for the info.

How do you know there are files like NA_POI.poi and NA_EXIT_POI.poi if you cannot read them?

Also, another approach to modify the files if you cannot read them is to temper with the package used to update the firmware. Maybe... It depends how it is done.

Turbo

Hey Turbo! I can "see" the

Hey Turbo!

I can "see" the files on the GPS (listed as F: drive) but I cannot open or read what is in those files. They don't open with anything I have.

Hopefully that makes some sense.

dagrev

yes

It makes sense. It is just a file listing. No R/W access by the front door... Too bad!

Magellan Maestro 4700 POI files

It looks like the POI files for the 4700 are created with Raima Database Manager. The AAA-TB_POI.poi file that came loaded on my 4700 had Ver. 8 of the AAA Points of Interest and if you open it with Wordpad it says "Raima Database Manager 4.5 (Build 17)" about what would be every page if the file were text. If I open up the latest (Ver. 11.2) AAA POI (downloaded from AAA) it says rdm 7.1.400 [20-Dec-2006], again about every page, if it were a text file.

Files can be copied from and written to the 4700 via the USB cable.

How can we convert files

Now that we know that the 4700 files are in Raima database format, how can we convert POI files like red light cameras to that format- especially for those of us with limited computer skills?

Probably not practical.

golferbob wrote:

Now that we know that the 4700 files are in Raima database format, how can we convert POI files like red light cameras to that format- especially for those of us with limited computer skills?

The general consensus seems to be: Not practical unless you are a "computer hacker" type of person.

If you REALLY want custom POIs and aren't a computer expert.......then you probably have the wrong GPS.

Sorry.

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Magellan Maestro 4250// MIO C310X

Raima?

Anybody has a link to Raima format?

or

Anybody has a file already in Raima format?

Try here

Maybe try this link, it converts file formats...
http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/gpsbabel/

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Always on the Road Knowing where I've Been

No can do...

Sorry, I do not use programs I did not write...

LOL! Just kidding! I will have a look, but if it does it already, then no need for me to write something, right?

Edit: I found "Raymarine Waypoint File"`. Is it the same as a mispelled "Raima"?

seems ok to me

seems ok to me