Poi conversion

 

Hi--

Has anyone found a program that will convert .gdb files to usable .csv files with no muss and no fuss? My only caveat is that it has to be a simple process as I am not very facile with this stuff and I do not have the time to learn complicated procedures.

Here's the issue...I can use mapsource to create gdb files that I can then d/l to my 530 as favorites. However, if I try to convert them to usable csv files that I can share poiedit, poieditor, etc. do not recognize the gdb file and allow for a conversion.

I tried using the tutorial posted last month on using Excel to create poi files and, shamefully, it was of no real use to me as it requires far too much knowledge of Excel.

I know that there are others like myself that would love to be able to help out more but lack the technical skills and/or time to perform complicated multi step conversions.

Thanks in advance!

Regards, Ted

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poiedit has it listed, but I

poiedit has it listed, but I have never tried to convert one.

http://www.poiedit.com/

oops, see that you have tried that.

Give this a try:

http://www.gpsbabel.org/download.html

look for the download link at the bottom of the page.

Use the GUI (graphical user interface) or you may hurt your brane.

Thank you>>>

though it may still hurt my brain it looks, initially, like it will do the trick!

Regards, Ted

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"You can't get there from here"

MapSource will save files as

MapSource will save files as a gpx.

GPX files>>>

I thought the POIs had to be in csv format to be saved as POIs ... does the GOX file format allow you to down load them to custom poi files?

Regards, Ted

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Use Batch Convert

Ted you can convert files from .gdb to .csv using Batch Convert in POIEdit - click on the TOOLS tab in the program to access the feature.

Remember, check the new .csv file with POI File Verifier for the proper Garmin formatting before you upload. smile

Mike L.

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GPX Files

Yea, GPX files gives you a lot more info and abilities. For example, you can dail phone numbers, if you have a bluetooth GPSr and a phone.

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Nope, does not work>>>

Mike L. wrote:

Ted you can convert files from .gdb to .csv using Batch Convert in POIEdit - click on the TOOLS tab in the program to access the feature.

Remember, check the new .csv file with POI File Verifier for the proper Garmin formatting before you upload. smile

Mike L.

for me...tried POIedit2007 and v4.5.1 (IIRC) both keep telling me that the gdb files are the wrong version or some such nonsense. I have the newest version of mapsource so...who knows!?!?!?!

Thanks for your help though.

Regards, Ted

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GPX or CSV

TMK wrote:

I thought the POIs had to be in csv format to be saved as POIs ... does the GOX file format allow you to down load them to custom poi files?

Regards, Ted

POIs can be either in the .gpx or .csv format. Both will load through POI Loader. The easiest way for you to move the data from mapsource is to save as a .gpx format and then you can load directly with POI Loader.

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Thanks>>>

mkahn wrote:
TMK wrote:

I thought the POIs had to be in csv format to be saved as POIs ... does the GOX file format allow you to down load them to custom poi files?

Regards, Ted

POIs can be either in the .gpx or .csv format. Both will load through POI Loader. The easiest way for you to move the data from mapsource is to save as a .gpx format and then you can load directly with POI Loader.

but how do I save it as a custom poi versus it loading right to my favorites? I tend to want to keep my favorites relatively "clean" and use the extras on the 530 for the homemade pois smile

TIA, Ted

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GPSBabel

GPSBabel, which is freeware, converts between more than 50 file formats. Definitely a great tool that I have used for years, and it has continued to be developed.

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TMK wrote:

but how do I save it as a custom poi versus it loading right to my favorites? I tend to want to keep my favorites relatively "clean" and use the extras on the 530 for the homemade pois smile

If you load the file with POI Loader, it will not load to your Favorites. It will load under Custom POIs. It doesn't matter if the file is a csv or gpx. They will end up in the Custom POIs.

GPSBabel

where can I get GPSBabel freeware.

Frank

gpsbabel.org/

fmarotta wrote:

where can I get GPSBabel freeware.

Frank

http://www.gpsbabel.org/

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Can't get GPSBabel to work

No matter what source type of csv file I choose in GPSBabel, it removes the latitude and longitude from the output file - I get names, but no location. FWIW I have no clue what any of the options mean...isn't there some no-brainer way to take one of these downloaded .csv files and convert it to a .gpx? What I'm having to do is convert from .csv to .gpx, the .gpx to maplet (for my Mobile Crossing 205, with uses Mapopolis files)

Get POIEdit. It will do it.

Get POIEdit. It will convert a csv to a gpx.