Converting GPX to CVS

 

Ok, I GIVE UP.
Downloaded program to convert files, wouldn't open,
kept getting dinks and error message.
I'm too old and set in my ways to keep getting frustrated at this stage of life.
If anyone converts Flying J/Pilot and Church's Chicken to
CVS format for download to RM7710, please let me know.
Computers are Great when you know how to use them and just awful when you can't figure it out.
Off to drink now...........

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brewstrh wrote: Ok, I GIVE

brewstrh wrote:

Ok, I GIVE UP.
Downloaded program to convert files, wouldn't open,
kept getting dinks and error message.
I'm too old and set in my ways to keep getting frustrated at this stage of life.
If anyone converts Flying J/Pilot and Church's Chicken to
CVS format for download to RM7710, please let me know.
Computers are Great when you know how to use them and just awful when you can't figure it out.
Off to drink now...........

Send me your e-mail. I'll convert them for you.

Just converted it yesterday !

Converted F-J/Pilot .GPX to 4 column .csv using EPE yesterday. Not on that PC now or I'd send it to you !

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MrKenFL- "Money can't buy you happiness .. But it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery." NUVI 260, Nuvi 1490LMT & Nuvi 2595LMT all with 2014.4 maps !

After driving over 1.5

After driving over 1.5 million miles in US,Canada
and Mexico, I find it hard to go anywhere and not
use GPS now.
Drove truck for 10 years in 70's and 80's with just
maps and CB. Never got lost but got really confused at times!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Picking up new Motorhome end of month and back to traveling more. Sure makes traveling easier when you just punch some buttons and listen to voice tell you which way to go.
After seeing this country both ways, don't understand why anyone wouldn't want GPS.

Don't give up

brewstrh wrote:

Ok, I GIVE UP.
Downloaded program to convert files, wouldn't open,
kept getting dinks and error message.

Maybe this link will be helpful
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/34654

What program did you download that would not work?
Perhaps we can get it to work for you. Are you on a PC or a mac?

Note to JM: maybe we ought to add a place for a user to indicate if he/she has a PC or a Mac

Dumber than Dirt!

I have PC. But try as I might, do searches and read,
most of this stuff is above my Skill level or patience.
Thanks to hercegovac, he helped me out.
Now after more searches, reading manual, can't figure out if I can download BMP icons....
Don't know if RM 7710 will accept them or if I'm once again not doing it right.
Also don't understand difference of Custom POI's and
Alert POI's that my allows for downloads.
You intelligent guys have been most helpful and I thank you for helping us feeble ones...........

We will get you thru this.

Here is a link that discusses the unit you have.
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/34654

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Nuvi 2460LMT and 1350.

I Understand

youe fustration. That is why I stick to take me from point A to B. I read this stuff and can't make heads or tail what they are talking about. I can download the map and anything else is just luck. I did do the red light camera and it is working (suprise).

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3790LMT; 2595LMT; 3590LMT, 60LMTHD

Thanks I finally read far

Thanks I finally read far enough down to find out it doesn't allow for Custom Icons at this point.

Keeping it simple

rthibodaux wrote:

youe fustration. That is why I stick to take me from point A to B. I read this stuff and can't make heads or tail what they are talking about. I can download the map and anything else is just luck. I did do the red light camera and it is working (suprise).

I'm with you. I have a lot of custom POI's that I've downloaded from here and hundreds of others that I've created myself. I use .csv exclusively and get all of the proximity alerts and TourGuide alerts. And I create the POI's in Notepad to keep it simple.

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Phil in Mentor, Ohio -- Garmin Nuvi 1450

Converting CSV files to import in RM7720

Just like Brewstrh, after hours trying, using POI file converters, etc...can't convert CSV files from POI factory to import into my RM7720.
Can you help converting files for me if I indicate which ones?

Check your other post

laserman51 wrote:

Just like Brewstrh, after hours trying, using POI file converters, etc...can't convert CSV files from POI factory to import into my RM7720.
Can you help converting files for me if I indicate which ones?

I replied to your problem in your other post at http://www.poi-factory.com/node/34654

I'd be happy to help you convert a list of files, but I'm leaving in a few hours for a 3-4 day trip. Hope you get it sorted out!

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It's about the Line- If a line can be drawn between the powers granted and the rights retained, it would seem to be the same thing, whether the latter be secured by declaring that they shall not be abridged, or that the former shall not be extended.

@laserman51

Maybe I can help.

Rand McNally CSV Format

The proper format for a .csv file to use in a Rand McNally device is as follows:

Col 1. Longitude
Col 2. Latitude
Col 3. Name
Col 4. Phone
Col 5. Address
Col 6. City
Col 7. State
Col 8. Zipcode
Col 9. Country

The proper format for a .csv file to use in a Garmin device is as follows:

Col 1. Latitude
Col 2. Longitude
Col 3. Name
Col 4. Comments (which can include all sorts of info)

If you have a poi-factory.com POI file which is in Garmin .csv format, you could make the switch of columns using Excel

If you have a .gpx file which has additional information, the best way to reformat the file would be to use EPE (Extra POI Editor) and output a .csv file in the proper Rand McNally format.

What file(s) are you interested in?

and

if he had read my response in the other thread he would have seen there is a converter already in place on this site to convert GPX files to RM CSV.

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

But..

But what do you do when there isn't a gpx to download? Quite a few of my favorites are available only in csv and/or ov2.

You seem to have been in the thick of the issues way back when this first came up, isn't there an issue with Dock not liking commas in quotes, or something? Couldn't find a mention of it around the Rand McNally FAQ pages.

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It's about the Line- If a line can be drawn between the powers granted and the rights retained, it would seem to be the same thing, whether the latter be secured by declaring that they shall not be abridged, or that the former shall not be extended.

Thanx

jgermann wrote:

Maybe I can help.

Rand McNally CSV Format

The proper format for a .csv file to use in a Rand McNally device is as follows:

Col 1. Longitude
Col 2. Latitude
Col 3. Name
Col 4. Phone
Col 5. Address
Col 6. City
Col 7. State
Col 8. Zipcode
Col 9. Country

The proper format for a .csv file to use in a Garmin device is as follows:

Col 1. Latitude
Col 2. Longitude
Col 3. Name
Col 4. Comments (which can include all sorts of info)

If you have a poi-factory.com POI file which is in Garmin .csv format, you could make the switch of columns using Excel

If you have a .gpx file which has additional information, the best way to reformat the file would be to use EPE (Extra POI Editor) and output a .csv file in the proper Rand McNally format.

Great reply, jgermann. I hunted around for a while & never saw the differences put that succinctly.

Would be great to attach that to one of the Rand McNally poi FAQs.

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It's about the Line- If a line can be drawn between the powers granted and the rights retained, it would seem to be the same thing, whether the latter be secured by declaring that they shall not be abridged, or that the former shall not be extended.

Oops, bass ackwards

jgermann wrote:

Maybe I can help.

Rand McNally CSV Format

The proper format for a .csv file to use in a Rand McNally device is as follows:

Col 1. Longitude
Col 2. Latitude
Col 3. Name
Col 4. Phone
Col 5. Address
Col 6. City
Col 7. State
Col 8. Zipcode
Col 9. Country

The proper format for a .csv file to use in a Garmin device is as follows:

Col 1. Latitude
Col 2. Longitude
Col 3. Name
Col 4. Comments (which can include all sorts of info)...

jgermann, either I'm confused or you are. I think you have the two lat/lon specs bass ackwards. Isn't Garmin format longitude then latitude, not the opposite like you specified? And I'm guessing that RM is the other way, yes?

Phil

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Phil in Mentor, Ohio -- Garmin Nuvi 1450

Oh ME!!

right you are.

How embarrassing

John