North American Campgrounds Problem?

 

Just tried to update my GPS & had the loader say that there was a problem with the file North American Campgrounds.
Anybody else have this problem???
Fred

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Thank You

jgermann.

Checked using the new update & all is well.

Now I'm having a problem with LLBean!
Fred

I am trying to download the

I am trying to download the POI file to include North American Campgrounds and All I can see is that it was downloaded as an Excel File. And I do not have Excel. I wanted to download to my NUVI GPS and I am SOL as far as I can tell. Anyone able to help?

Welcome to The Factory

Ron Eli wrote:

I am trying to download the POI file to include North American Campgrounds and All I can see is that it was downloaded as an Excel File. And I do not have Excel. I wanted to download to my NUVI GPS and I am SOL as far as I can tell. Anyone able to help?

Welcome.

Here's a good tutorial on downloading and installing custom POI files to your Garmin device:

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/30396

You don't need to try to open a downloaded POI file, whether a csv or a gpx file. You also don't want to manually or have a program save the file in a different format or with a different file extension.

Your computer is suggesting the csv file you downloaded can be opened and read by Excel and that's true...but you don't need or want to do that. Let Garmin POI Loader program take the camping POI file you downloaded from this site and have it install it to your nuvi. Good luck and report back with any questions after you read through the FAQ a couple of time.

You can look at the POI with Notepad

CraigW wrote:
Ron Eli wrote:

I am trying to download the POI file to include North American Campgrounds and All I can see is that it was downloaded as an Excel File. And I do not have Excel. I wanted to download to my NUVI GPS and I am SOL as far as I can tell. Anyone able to help?

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Your computer is suggesting the csv file you downloaded can be opened and read by Excel and that's true...but you don't need or want to do that. Let Garmin POI Loader program take the camping POI file you downloaded from this site and have it install it to your nuvi...

Ron, CraigW is correct as far as he goes, but let me add to it. If you want to see (and maybe change) what's in that POI but you don't have Excel, you can do so with Notepad. Notepad can open a .csv file just fine, and if you want to change it, go ahead - just remember to save it when you're done. Notepad will save it as a .csv file which is one of the formats that the POILoader can handle. (.GPX is the other format that POILoader uses, but that's a topic for another day.)

Phil

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"No misfortune is so bad that whining about it won't make it worse."

Open or install

Ron Eli wrote:

I am trying to download the POI file to include North American Campgrounds and All I can see is that it was downloaded as an Excel File. And I do not have Excel. I wanted to download to my NUVI GPS and I am SOL as far as I can tell. Anyone able to help?

If you are only looking to load the file to your GPS see http://pages.citebite.com/e5x0i2t9w9lcu

Not needed for installing files for your GPS as posted but if you do want to explore what the file contains.A member posted this free program http://www.libreoffice.org/ .Just right click the CSV file and select LibreOffice to open it. There are many free programs out there that you can use.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. MapFactor - Offline Maps & GPS.

Welcome Ron Eli

Welcome to the site.

We usually recommend the following.

There is a "Learn" button in the upper right of this page next to "red light cameras" that takes you to a Getting Started page. It is worthwhile visiting this page.

To make navigation easy, most browsers provide the following option. When you want to follow a link - but still keep your current page open - you can hold down the "Ctrl" key as you left-click on a link. That action will open a new "Tab" in your browser up on the "Tab" bar. When you then left-click on that new "Tab", you will follow the link - leaving the "Tab" you are now reading open and available to click on and return here.

So, using the "Learn" link, you might try the "Ctrl" - left-click sequence and then return here. You can return by either "X-ing" out of the "Getting Started" page (using the "X" on the "Tab" itself) or just left-clicking on the "Tab" for the page you are on right now.

Note that the Learn Button will give you access to two valuable reference pages -
the "Index" to all of the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) and the Glossary of Terms and Links.

Since you are new here, I encourage you to go through a couple of the Tutorials.

The first link makes sure the settings on your computer are such that you can do more advanced POI loading.
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/30393

The next link helps you make a backup of your GPS by attaching it to your computer. (NEVER do anything to your GPS until you have a backup). It also assures that you put your (newer) unit into a state where you can see all of the folders there.
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/30394

Let us know how we can help you enjoy your GPS.