Want to use POI file on my smartphone.
I saw a post awhile back on how to load but lost it.
Anybody have that info? Thks
also interested to see how one can do it.
Here is one thread that may help:
In order to do what you want you will need a app like
Radardroid pro or one similar to load custom POI's.
Find the right app that fit your need.
I have a Atrix 4g with that program and can customize any POI as needed.
here is the "native" android support for POI described (as linked in the other thread).
it seems it only misses the Proximity Alerts (useless for Red Lights and Speed Cameras):
Thanks, I hadnt seen that thread!
How to add POIs depends on what you're POI-ing with:
THE FREE WAYS INVOLVING FILE CONVERSIONS:
a) Google Maps--this has already been posted before, but in essence the procedure is "Convert to KML format using Extra POI Editor (or your favourite POI file conversion tool), upload KML to Google Maps and set to private, use as a layer in Google Maps on smartphone". A caveat is that POI files of 1000+ entries will need to be split up. More details here: http://androidforums.com/motorola-droid/15173-google-nav-fav...
b) Convert POIs to GPX format (if they aren't in GPX format already) and use with any number of Android programs that use OpenStreetMaps format maps. A big list at http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Android but GPSMid and OSMAnd are probably the best free options at this time...my personal preference with this option would be OSMAnd (http://osmand.net/).
THE EASY (IF COSTING AS MUCH AS A FOOT-LONG SUB) WAY INVOLVING LITTLE TO NO FILE CONVERSION:
a) Purchase CoPilot Live USA from the Android Market (usually around $4.99 US, sometimes you can catch it on sale for even cheaper) and use the OV2 format POIs from here using the following instructions (http://www.poi-factory.com/node/31770)--works as painlessly as adding them to a TomTom (possibly even more painless).
Theres a group of iphone apps with the starting of "find nearest" by brandon and erik corp. that have multiple apps of different locations. Check them out.
Sorry must of missed the word android lol. Anyways theres still iphone apps that are cheap which do a good deal. I think theres certain apps you can upload to android apps which allow you to access your own csv files.
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