POI Files for iPhone?

 

Hello. Does anyone know how to import POI files into an iPhone so I know when to stop at the World's Largest Ball of Hair in Charleston, MO? Sorry if this is a noob question but I'm unable to find anything.

POIViewer ?

lashepherd wrote:

Hello. Does anyone know how to import POI files into an iPhone so I know when to stop at the World's Largest Ball of Hair in Charleston, MO? Sorry if this is a noob question but I'm unable to find anything.

The only iOS app that I'm familiar with is POIViewer. I don't think it is exactly what you are looking for. With it you can import any number of POI files in .gpx or .csv formats into the app. Then select which file(s) you want to display. It will show them on a zoomable map. Different color pushpins can be assigned to each file. Selecting a pushpin will display the info on that point contained in the file. By centering on your location and zooming, you can then see what places of your interest are near you.

It does not directly create a route to a place or alert you when you are near a POI. It does provide a link on the detail panel for the POI to the Apple Maps or Google Maps app to display routes to the POI from your location.

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Navigation App?

I'm not sure what navigation app you are running on your iPhone. There are many of them out there but most won't allow loading POI's.

The "Here" navigation app is one that will.

There was a recent discussion here at the factory by charlesd45 on the subject:

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/44250

Charlie described a method of loading POI's to the app in the 9th post on the first page.

If you have a Mac

With the Maps app on that, you can build a list of favorites that can be synced or sent to an iPhone/iPad for use on the Maps app on those devices...

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What's App?

What navigation app are you using?

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Offline maps

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Save The Point In The App

Many navigation apps allow you to save locations as Favorites, for easy recall. See if your apps will let you save that location in an easy to access way.

I use Garmin N. America on an iPhone and have saved many locations as Favorites this way. Works great.

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