new & interesting places for your GPS

Creating POI's

 

Hi,
I am new to the creation of POI's. I have read the forums, and downloaded google earth. I just keep getting lost on the POI's. I want to pull all wal-marts from the world, and do gas stations in the US. But I keep only able to pull 10 at a time. Does anyone have a great guidance video or something along those lines?

Thanks,
Brandon

@bskaer1

Welcome to poi-factory.

Are you trying to load the POIs to your iPhone, or do you also have a GPS unit?

@jgermann

I am planning to upload it to my iphone eventually. I am trying to use google earth to find individual business's on a large scale.

Thanks,
B

@jgermann

I am planning to upload it to my iphone eventually. I am trying to use google earth to find individual business's on a large scale.

Thanks,
B

.

You can't "pull" large quantities of data from Google Earth like that.

Why not just check out the Custom POI files that have already been created here on POI Factory instead?

@motorcycle Mama

The ones that I am seeking on this website are 2-3 years out of date. I am trying to do this myself so I can have the most up to date POI's.

Recently updated

bskaer1 wrote:

The ones that I am seeking on this website are 2-3 years out of date. I am trying to do this myself so I can have the most up to date POI's.

From the POI file itself

WalMart, Sam's Clubs, and Super WalMart Centers in the United States & Canada
Submitted by donaldb530 on Thu, 10/22/2009 - 1:11pm.
Last updated 10/04/2011

Why do you say that the file is 2-3 years out-of-date?

.

bskaer1 wrote:

The ones that I am seeking on this website are 2-3 years out of date. I am trying to do this myself so I can have the most up to date POI's.

Ok. Well, see above regarding the Wal-Mart file.

And again, Google isn't going to let you mass downloaded their data like that from Google Earth, so you will have to do in it batches.

@motorcycle Mama

Thanks for your help. I appreciate it. I have been pulling wal-marts per individual countrys in the world. That USA/CAN file was very useful.

Thanks,
B

sponsored links



Navigation



User login

Leave this blank! This field helps block spambots.

poi factory



Who's online

There are currently 19 users and 63 guests online.

Online users

  • JohnNH
  • wcsmi2202
  • Melaqueman
  • big_daddy
  • jjen
  • Evert
  • jroman1
  • Ranman53
  • kurzemnieks
  • zadmi