Businesses Having POI Files on Their Websites

 

Has anybody here ever seen ANY businesses that have POI files listed on their own webpages? I haven't, but I have often thought that if I were a business owner I would do that. I suppose it is a geeky think downloading POI files, but an awful lot of people are computer literate nowadays. Maybe if a business that caters to electronics already would be a natural place to start. Say Radio Shack, Best Buy, Circuit City, etc. could have an area on their own website to download POI files to their own stores.

I am an amateur radio operator and although their aren't that many amateur radio stores around the US. Perhaps a ham radio equipment dealer, say Ham Radio Outlet or Amateur Electronics Supply, could have a small POI file on their webpage for their stores as well as the ham radio repeater POI files.

See also

Pilot Travel Centers and Flying J

Another post a while back mentions Pilot Travel Centers and Flying J.

JM

Sheetz Stores

Their web page has stores listed in both .csv and ov2 formats.

ML

--
Freedom isn't free...thank you veterans! Heard about the tests to detect PANCREATIC CANCER? There aren't any! In Memoriam: #77 NYPD-SCA/Seattle Mike/Joe S./Vinny D./RTC...and God bless Donald Trump!

Business Web Sites

About 2 1/2 years ago, when I first became interested in GPS's, one of the first POI files I ran across was of a Pilot/Flying J Truck Stop. Having retired from over 35 years in IT, I was sort of a data junkie. I grabbed up that POI file, not knowing yet what I would/could do with it. But, shortly after that, I purchased my first GPS, and the rest, as they say,...........

--
"Advice to children crossing the street: Damn the lights. Watch the cars. The lights ain't never killed nobody." - Moms Mabley Garmin StreetPilot C330, Garmin NUVI 765T, Garmin DriveSmart 60LMT

POI's on Business Sites

When we went to Pa. in August, we always hit at least one Eat'N Park restaurant in Pa. or WV. I contacted the Web Master of their Web Site, and he was extremely interested, having just purchased a GPS himself. After
getting all their physical addresses from him, I developed the Eat'N Park POI file for POI Factory, and don't be too surprised to see it show up on Eat 'N Park's Web Site soon.

--
"Advice to children crossing the street: Damn the lights. Watch the cars. The lights ain't never killed nobody." - Moms Mabley Garmin StreetPilot C330, Garmin NUVI 765T, Garmin DriveSmart 60LMT

POI's on Business Sites

I am really surprised that more companies don't offer them. Maybe it is because there is not a universal standard format; even Garmin doesn't have a standard. As noted on another thread the chain Sheetz offers one for download as a csv and ov2. I've offered to create them for Waffle House, BW3 and Quaker Steak & Lube if they would just send me the data. Waffle House didn't respond, BW3 showed interest and Quaker Steak & Lube sent me the data. I'll be posting the POI's here soon.

Any multi location company that caters to the traveling public should have this as a priority.

you know, you make a great

you know, you make a great point, Garmin needs to standardize their poi format. the nuvi is < br > while the c5xx is alt+enter. Makes it hard for me to share with coworker.

--
Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

Sheetz, which is popular in

Sheetz, which is popular in the East and Northeast for fuel, food, etc.@ www.sheetz.com has a download for gps cordinates for all of it's 332 stores on it's website, in csv and ov2 formats. One of the few companies that I have ever seen that has a gps cordinates download on their website.