Rest Areas Combined-USA

 

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Last updated 02/02/2016

Raw file: RestAreasCombined_USA.csv (213.03 KB)

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Includes 2444 locations in the following areas:

  • United States: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY
  • some may be in: AB, MB, MEX, NB, ON, QC (near a border)

Updated POI csv file for the combined rest areas in the lower 48 states

In May of 2007 RetiredTechnician combined all state files into one file. In October of 2007 MrKenFL updated the file to modify the coordinates to insure timely proximity alert activation and to change the text information to a coded system which will fit on your screen. 10/30/15 Vito updated the file (thanks Vito!). 1/5/16 file being maintained by mahoney.

This tutorial outlines some of the nomenclatures used in the combined list of rest areas in the lower 48 states.

The .csv list has been sorted by state and highway to make it easier to find a particular set of coordinates.

The coordinates shown, in the great majority, are the coordinates for the entrance to the "location" off ramp.
#1 "Locations" are Rest Areas, Welcome Centers, Service Plazas or Turnouts. Every attempt was made to get the off ramp entrances for both directions of travel on a highway.
#2 The message shown on the GPSr will typically be "REST AREA WB I-80 MMXX" with the expanded information typically "RR, PT, VM, Pets, HF" where : RR=Rest Rooms, PT=Picnic Tables, VM=Vending Machines, Pets=Pet Walking Area, HF=Handicapped Facilities, RV Dump=self explanatory, Food=a restaurant of some sort, Gas= available, MM=Mile Marker (NT)=No Trucks
#3 If the location has RR it has,in all cases, phones available
#4 If the location is located in the center or median strip of the highway this will be shown as "REST AREA-LEFT EXIT WB I-XX etc." to allow time to get in proper lane.
#5 In many cases, the location will not be directly off the highway. This will be show as "WELCOME CENTER-FOLLOW SIGNS WB I-XX etc. If any of these locations are significantly off the
highway or in an area with cross highway/streets, additional
coordinates are provided and these are placed at the target
destination.

One recommendation: When you set the proximity alert for this file - do yourself a favor - set the alert for 1-2 miles to give yourself ample time to get into the correct lane with ease & safety.

Credit for the original file I worked off goes to Retired Technician (RT) and also for his POI Verifier software which caught (and still catches) input errors. Thanks RT! A special thanks also goes to MrKenFl for all the time and effort he put in to maintaining this file for 8 years. Thanks MrKenFL!
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Change History

  • mahoney - Feb 2, 2016
    Updated the file thru Maine.

  • Panache - Feb 2, 2016
    Submitted a closed rest area in Wetumpka,AL

  • jgermann - Jan 29, 2016
    Submitted changes to prevent alerts occuring in the opposite direction thru CA.

  • TXRVer - Jan 29, 2016
    Submited some changes in OK and TX.

  • davecantor - Jan 29, 2016
    Submitted changes for RI.

  • raineyde - Jan 29, 2016
    Submitted a closed location on I-75 in Charlotte County,FL

  • mahoney - Jan 25, 2016
    Update completed thru Florida. Net increase of 35 locaitions.

  • mahoney - Jan 19, 2016
    Completed updating AL,AR,AZ and CA. Net increase of 24 locations.

  • jgermann - Jan 19, 2016
    Adjusted the coord for AL, AR and AZ to prevent alerts when traveling in the opposite direction.

  • BCfromKY - Jan 16, 2016
    Submitted coord adustment for the TN EB I-24 MM133 and the GA SB I-75 MM319.

  • CraigW - Jan 14, 2016
    Submitted a change to the coord for a location in AZ. NB I-17 MM297

  • mahoney - Jan 14, 2016
    Corrected errors that occured during the updating.

  • mahoney - Jan 14, 2016
    reintroduced 4th column info, added over 40 new locations

  • GlobeTurtle - Jan 14, 2016
    changed maintainer from Vito to Mahoney

  • CraigW - Nov 25, 2015
    adjusted coordinates for I-17 MM312 and MM297 exits

  • JM - Nov 2, 2015
    changed character encoding from UTF-8 to ASCII

  • Vito - Oct 30, 2015
    updated file

  • GlobeTurtle - Oct 30, 2015
    Changed maintainer from MrKenFL to Vito

  • MrKenFL - Dec 9, 2014
    File updated to Ver. BO on 12/9/2014. 34 Additions, deletions, corrections made in 9 states

  • MrKenFL - Oct 13, 2014
    Updated 10/13/2014 to Ver. BN with 11 changes and increase of 4 locations in MA, NC, OH, RI

  • MrKenFL - Sep 6, 2014
    RAC updated to Ver BM 9/6/14 with 2 additions bringing total to 2279 locations. Added 1 in each in OH & WA

  • MrKenFL - Aug 9, 2014
    Updated to Ver BL on 8/9/2014 with an increase of 2 locations , both in Arkansas

  • MrKenFL - Jun 29, 2014
    Updated to ver BK on 6/29/2014 Location increase to 2275

  • MrKenFL - Mar 15, 2014
    Updated to Ver. BJ on 3/15/2014 with 21 changes in 11 states !

  • MrKenFL - Feb 12, 2014
    2/12/2014 Updated to Ver. BI 11 changes in 4 States, Net increase of 1 location.

  • MrKenFL - Dec 6, 2013
    Ver BH 12/6/13 11 changes in 3 states (AZ, OH, VT) Net increase of 2 locations

  • MrKenFL - Oct 13, 2013
    10/13/13 Updated to Ver. BG - Increase of 8 locations in 11 states !

  • MrKenFL - Aug 12, 2013
    Updated to Ver. BF - decrease of 2 locations - changes in 6 states

  • MrKenFL - Jul 7, 2013
    7/7/13 Updated to Ver. BE with 39 changes including 18 additions !

  • MrKenFL - Jun 17, 2013
    Updated 6/17/13 to Ver. BD Changes in 6 states (AZ, MA, NY, OK, PA, VT)

  • MrKenFL - May 9, 2013
    6 Changes in 4 states (CA, OK, TX, WV) - decrease of 1 location !

  • MrKenFL - Mar 7, 2013
    Updated to Ver. BB on 3/7/13. 23 changes in 4 states (MD, MO, NM, PA), decrease of 3 locations

  • MrKenFL - Mar 7, 2013
    Updated to Ver BB on 3/7/13 - total decrease of 3 locations in 4 states( MD, MO, NM, PA)

  • MrKenFL - Jan 22, 2013
    Updated file to Ver. BA - 27 changes in 4 states (CA, IN, NC, TX)

  • MrKenFL - Dec 6, 2012
    Ver. AZ with 33 Changes in 5 States. (IL, IN, OR, TX, UT)

  • MrKenFL - Oct 5, 2012
    Updated to Ver. AY on 10/5/2012 - added 11 locations

  • MrKenFL - Aug 30, 2012
    Updated to Ver. AX - 23 changes, increase of 3 locations

  • MrKenFL - Jul 31, 2012
    7/31/2012 Correction to SB coordinates to Rest Area SB on I73/I-74 in NC. Leaving version at AW

  • MrKenFL - Jul 30, 2012
    Update to Ver. AW on 7/30/2012, Increase of 12 locations in 5 states (CO, NC, NM, NV, TX)

  • MrKenFL - Jul 2, 2012
    21 changes with 6 added locations in 5 states.( CA, ME, NY, NV, UT ) Changed to Ver. AV

  • MrKenFL - May 19, 2012
    Updated to Ver. AU on 5/19/12 - Changes in TX & CA

  • MrKenFL - Apr 12, 2012
    6 additions in 4 states. Brings Ver. to AT on 4/12/12

  • MrKenFL - Mar 22, 2012
    Updated to Ver. AS on 3/22/2012. Many insignificant changes to rest area in NM !

  • MrKenFL - Feb 24, 2012
    Updated to Ver. AR on 2/24/2012 - minor corrections

  • MrKenFL - Jan 23, 2012
    Updated to Ver AQ on 1/23/2012 - 14 changes

  • MrKenFL - Dec 21, 2011
    Updated to ver. AP. 12/21/2011

  • MrKenFL - Oct 18, 2011
    Ver: AN 10/8/2011 Made 27 Additions/Deletions/Corrections in 7 States. (AL, AR, FL, MO, MS, NC, TN)

  • MrKenFL - Sep 7, 2011
    Made 24 Additions/Deletions/Corrections in 5 States. (CA, NC, NH, NV, TX)