Raw file: RestAreasCombined(Ver.BG).csv (164.28 KB)
Includes 2266 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, 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.
This tutorial outlines some of the nomenclatures used in the combined list of rest areas in the lower 48 states. There are now 2266 separate sets of coordinates.
The .csv list has been sorted by longitude 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.
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) my input errors. Thanks RT
Updated 10/13/2013 (Ver.BG)
Total Locations increased by 8 to 2266.
Made 33 Additions/Deletions/Corrections in 11 States.
(ID, IN, KY, LA, MO, NM, NC, OK, TN, TX, UT).
POI Verifier II was run before submittal !
7 Users who submitted inputs were thanked individually !
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)