Learned something new yesterday that I thought I would pass on. It pertains loading Tour Guides on your GPSr. Those of you that are old hands at this can skip this message. For the rest, just make sure you have a GPSr that can handle the Tour Guide files.
1) First, obviously, is to obtain a Tour Guide File. One place you may want to consider for some free Tour Guides is "Travel by GPS Tour Guides" at http://www.travelbygps.com/TourGuide.php
2) Download the Tour Guide file you're interested in. After downloading, if the downloaded file has a suffix of .gpi.txt, delete the ".txt".
3) Connect your GPSr to your computer with the USB cable.
4) Once your GPSr is mounted, navigate to folder Garmin —> POI. Open the folder "POI" and you will see the file "poi.gpi". Your are in the right place! Drag and drop the downloaded Tour Guide file into the POI folder along with the "poi.gpi" file. Close all files, unmount your GPSr and restart it. Go to your "Custom POIs" file, select it and you will see your new Tour Guide file ready for use.
And that's all there is to it. A lot simpler that I had originally thought.
Hmmmmm. I guess that won't work in a 650, huh?
According to "Travel by GPS Tour Guides" at http://www.travelbygps.com/TourGuide.php
"Garmin - TourGuides in Garmin (.gpi) format can be transferred directly to Garmin nüvis®, zumo™, and the StreetPilot® c550, 2820, 7200 and 7500."
I don't know if that list is all inclusive or not. There may be other ways to get the TourGuide info onto different units.
Garmin TourGuide POIs are currently compatible with nüvis® with MP3 playback capability, zūmo™, and the StreetPilot® c550, 2730, 2820, 7200 and 7500
Last I checked, the 650 was in the Nuvi class and mp3 capable.
Read the Garmin POI Loader Help file on TourGuides as well as searching the "Factory". Plenty of info to create your own TourGuide files...they are not difficult.
I prefer to create TourGuide files in .GPX format then load them with POILoader.
The .GPI file is the resultant image used by the nuvi but you can't change it unless you have the source code, hence the .GPX file.
dd ( p.s. TG files are beyond cool )
Anyone know where there are more free gps tourguides?
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