I understand that we can download POI files in
.csv format to garmin c330 device.
What is this .gpx file ?
Can this file also be downloaded straight into c330
using a POI loader ?
is yes ! POI Loader will load .csv or .gpx format POI's to your C330
so whats the difference b/n the two.
Any merits and demerits among the two
csv files can be created and edited using simple text editors and Excel.
gpx files require additional software (which is readily available) to create and manipulate, however, they can contain much more information and can be easily graphically viewed on a map using MapSource, Google Earth, etc.
So it depends upon your needs.
Sorry, a quick question.
Did someone found a GPX<->CSV converter?
Will be great to import CSV files in the Mapsource or Google Eargh.
thank you very much
The next version of GeePeeEx Editor will include direct output to Google Earth, from either csv or gpx input. That functionality will be fully unlocked in the trial version.
It will also import .kml files, so that POI Collections can be imported directly from Google Earth - though that will require purchase of the full version.
Wow very cool. I am looking forward to the update. Google Earth (free version) only converts one way gpx-->kml. I guess to encourage (in Microsoft way) the use of kml files instead of gpx.
I hope I'm right in saying that a ".kmz" file is completely self-contained - otherwise this demo won't work!
Download this file. This was produced from the example stonepages.gpx file on the GeePeeEx website. This gpx file contains lengthy descriptions (borrowed from wikipedia) and links to images of each location. Because the images are local .jpg files, not referenced via http: they can't be displayed in the normal way on G.E., but they can be displayed as 'icons' (Credit for the idea to 'Brian' on the Zumoforums.)
Each jpg is displayed as a small thumbnail, that expands when you 'mouseover' it. If you click it, it moves out of the way, and if you click it again, it displays the associated description.
Even when the input is a csv file, containing somewhat less detail, the results are still fascinating - (I found it so much easier to visualise those Federal Prisons, Post Offices and Lighthouses :-))
When it comes to reading kml files, it just struck me that Google Earth is a good source of 'rich content' Points-of-Interest - a lot of the collections that people have posted contain a good deal of detail. How shareable that data is, is another matter (as in from a copyright perspective).
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