Extra POI Editor

 

What are people using to edit and create POI files now that Extra POI Editor cannot display maps?

I haven't missed it

edserrano wrote:

What are people using to edit and create POI files now that Extra POI Editor cannot display maps?

I personally didn't use it before it stopped working so I don't miss it now. Perhaps I wasn't using some function of that panel that I didn't know existed?

Phil

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Phil in Mentor, Ohio -- Garmin Nuvi 1450

I Use

I create files by concurrently running Google Maps, Basecamp and Mapsource. With my 27" monitor, I can use a split screen to view them simultaneously.

I first create a file in Basecamp and save it as both a .KML & .GDB file which I then import into Google earth. I switch back and forth between Google Earth and Google Maps to get the best information. I repeat this process as necessary to check & edit my work.

I open the .GDB file in Mapsource to take advantage of it's better track modification tools and more user friendly interface.

I use my internet browser for more detailed research and copy & paste pertinent information into my files.

The process is far more cumbersome than using EPE but it gets the job done.

I go to Google, find my POI,

I go to Google, find my POI, right click>What's here?>copy the coordinates, then paste to Basecamp, make it a waypoint, and you're done. You can either upload the data to your unit, or you can drag and drop to create a route in Basecamp and then upload it. Been doing this for years. EPE doesn't work on a Mac.

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Frank Nuvi 3597LMT 37.322760, -79.511267

Wow.

bdhsfz6 wrote:

I create files by concurrently running Google Maps, Basecamp and Mapsource. With my 27" monitor, I can use a split screen to view them simultaneously.

I first create a file in Basecamp and save it as both a .KML & .GDB file which I then import into Google earth. I switch back and forth between Google Earth and Google Maps to get the best information. I repeat this process as necessary to check & edit my work.

I open the .GDB file in Mapsource to take advantage of it's better track modification tools and more user friendly interface.

I use my internet browser for more detailed research and copy & paste pertinent information into my files.

The process is far more cumbersome than using EPE but it gets the job done.

That's WAY TOO MUCH work!

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I never get lost, but I do explore new territory every now and then.

GPX Editor

I use GPX editor. It gives the poi on a map. i use EPE to convert into the format i need for my TomTom.

Easy

phranc wrote:

I go to Google, find my POI, right click>What's here?>copy the coordinates, then paste to Basecamp, make it a waypoint, and you're done. You can either upload the data to your unit, or you can drag and drop to create a route in Basecamp and then upload it. Been doing this for years. EPE doesn't work on a Mac.

This sounds like an easy way to make POIs.
Thanks

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Mary, Nuvi 2450, Garmin Viago, Honda Navigation, Nuvi 750 (gave to son)

What about the map

Does GPX Editor display the map?

I used a program called GeePex Editor, but they ran into the same problem as EPE when they could not use Google without paying an exorbitant fee.

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NUVI2555LMT, NUVI350

Works good

phranc wrote:

I go to Google, find my POI, right click>What's here?>copy the coordinates, then paste to Basecamp, make it a waypoint, and you're done. You can either upload the data to your unit, or you can drag and drop to create a route in Basecamp and then upload it. Been doing this for years. EPE doesn't work on a Mac.

Just tried it. Only works on Google Maps, not Earth, but can still show satellite view in Maps.

One less step than using a Push Pin, in Earth.

I then copy into EPE.

Thanks for your wisdom, Phranc

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NUVI2555LMT, NUVI350

Not all that much - use POI

Not all that much - use POI Loader much more, too bad there have not been new versions of either.

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Garmin Drive Smart 61 NA LMT-S