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Extra POI Editor - Conversion Problems

 

I'm using Extra POI Editor to edit the Diner's Drive-in's & Dives POI. The thing is that I had a Garmin which uses GPX format and now I have a TomTom which uses OV2 format. The GPX version uses the street, city state and other fields, but when I save it as a OV2 for TomTom it strips out all the data fields except the Name & Phone number.

Does anyone know of a better conversion program?

RE: Extra POI Editor - Conversion Problems

TOM-TOM's format only uses 3 fields, lat/lon and name. You could probably do better starting with the CSV and then concatenating the last two fields. Convert the mashed CSV to OV2, it should help.

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"Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." -- John F. Kennedy, 35th U.S. president

TOMTOM POI files

Correct. TT POI files have only 3 fields: lon, lat and name. The name field has only 128 characters. EPE has to truncate anything that is longer than that.

Why not use the ov2 format right from the site here?

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Nuvi 650 and 1350.

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pwohlrab wrote:

Why not use the ov2 format right from the site here?

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/6232

That OV2 file will only display the restaurant names. It won't include the phone numbers.

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TomTom GO 720 (for driving), Samsung Galaxy Nexus (for walking)

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But its not clear what he is exactly looking for.

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Nuvi 650 and 1350.

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pwohlrab wrote:

But its not clear what he is exactly looking for.

True, but I thought I'd mention it because:

  1. The direct OV2 download will not include all of the information in the CSV file (specifically, it won't have the information from column 4), and
  2. That OV2 file will contain even less information than what he gets when he uses EPE to save the GPX file as an OV2.
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TomTom GO 720 (for driving), Samsung Galaxy Nexus (for walking)

I guess I'm just disappointed w/ the lack of info w/ TT

It was nice having the street address, State & Ph #. For instance, I could sort my favorite POI's by state, if on a trip to a particular region.

It is what it is... so I'll adapt. sad

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TheBeachBum wrote:

It was nice having the street address, State & Ph #.

You could always maintain your data in EPE and then "Save As" OV2 just for use on your TomTom. That way you'll still have the phone number.

TheBeachBum wrote:

I could sort my favorite POI's by state, if on a trip to a particular region.

If you're talking about the sorting of individual POI entries on the TomTom itself you'll usually find that they sorted by distance from a particular spot, e.g.,

- sorted by proximity to your current location if you choose "POI near you", or

- sorted by distance from the centre of town if you choose "POI in city".

The order of the POI records in the OV2 file itself is actually irrelevant.

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TomTom GO 720 (for driving), Samsung Galaxy Nexus (for walking)

No, I was referring to

No, I was referring to sorting a POI database (like Diners, Drive-ins & Dives) to include just those along a particular route, say 4 or 5 states for use during a road trip.

It appears as if I'll need to maintain the CSV database and convert it to OV2 for use on my TomTom if I want to keep the addresses and other info on file.

that's possible

TheBeachBum wrote:

No, I was referring to sorting a POI database (like Diners, Drive-ins & Dives) to include just those along a particular route, say 4 or 5 states for use during a road trip.

It appears as if I'll need to maintain the CSV database and convert it to OV2 for use on my TomTom if I want to keep the addresses and other info on file.

Turbo built that into EPE several releases back. Charlie uses it and can give you instructions on how to do it. I did it once or twice, but forgot the steps.

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"Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." -- John F. Kennedy, 35th U.S. president

Find POI on Route

1- Load a route
2- File -> MErge Open and select one or more POI files
3- Edit -> Find POIs on Route

You can specify a distance to a route. On first try, do not load 1 million POIs. I do not remember how long the search will take... smile It also depends on how long is the route.

4- The editor now contains only the POIs found. Click View -> View All POIs on Map to view the road and all the selected POIs.

See

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 wt and 2597 LMT.

Well done, charlie

charlesd45 wrote:

See http://www.poi-factory.com/node/36058

thanks

Thanks!

I tried the excel conversion once, but was shooting from the hip w/out any real guidance. Now that I've got a `recipe' I'll give it another shot...

Extra POI Editor

charlesd45 wrote:

See http://www.poi-factory.com/node/36058

Will this work for TomTom? I see Garmin GPX. I guess I have to subsitute OV2 for the GPX?

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Mike TOMTOM XL335 and VIA 1535

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