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CSV converted to GPX

 

I've been looking all over and with all the GPS programs that I have I still seem to be unable to convert a CSV file to a GPX so that I can load it into either my mapsource or Topo 7.0. Is there a way to get these files either imported or converted to a GPX file? I also been reading that the files here are available in CSV of GPX format, if this is true where is the GPX file library at? I'm just about out of hair trying to figure this all out. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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POI Edit will convert between many formats.

www.poiedit.com

Free Converter

CSV converted to GPX

Does Garmin work better with one of them?

Poi/Gpx

Garmins work with either format.

Thanks- I just installed the

Thanks-
I just installed the program and it works. I can now convert CSV to GPX and load the file into Mapsource.
Jim

RAYHff's suggestion worked

RAYHff's suggestion worked for me. Try it.

http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/convert

http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/convert

This site will also allow you to put your tracklogs onto a google map and save them.

Thank You

Thanks for all the replies and so fast.

Problems converting multi-line POIs to/from CSV/GPX/KML

All the converter programs I've come across seem to have problems when using multi-line values in the CSV file, which I do for most of my POIs, since I like to format them nicely as:

For exmample, an entry of my FoodPlaces.csv POI file:

-79.78937,43.393167, "Mucho Burrito", "1950 Appleby Line
Burlington, ON L7L 0B7
905-336-0555"
...

The above displays nicely as:

Mucho Burrito
1950 Appleby Line
Burlington, ON L7L 0B7
905-336-0555

Does anyone know a converter (or a way) to make the CSV/GPS/KML convertion work with multi-line entries?

Thanks,

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Mine should handle

Mine should handle that....and it's FREE smile

http://dr5274.googlepages.com/poiconverter

I haven't updated the docs yet, but it supports:
CSV to KML
CSV to GPX
GPX to CSV
KML to CSV

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nüvi 200

Could you check the conversion with this?

dr5274, maybe I am doing something wrong, but when I do conversions with yours, that contain POIs in single lines, it works perfectly, but when I do the multi-lines, I get a script error:

Sctipt: ..\POIConverter.wsf
Line: 341
Char: 14
Error: 'undefined' is null or not an object
Code: 800A138F
Source: Microsoft JScript runtime error

the food.csv test file I am using contains the following data:

-79.69283,43.63834,"Mucho Burrito", "80 Courtney Park Dr E
Miss ON L5T 2Y3
905-461-0430"

-79.54484,43.78815,"Mucho Burrito", "30 Famous Av-141B
Vaughan ON L4L 9M3
905-266-1211"

-79.78436,43.59769,"Mucho Burrito
Opening soon", "7323 Winston Churchill Blvd"

-79.78937,43.393167, "Mucho Burrito", "1950 Appleby Line
Burlington, ON L7L 0B7
905-336-0555"

-79.625173, 43.638995, "Mucho Burrito", "5170 Dixie Road
Miss ON L4W 1E3
905-614-1494"

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Maybe you can cut and paste from here and see if it works ok. I am wondering if it might be a version issue with JScript or something along these lines?

Thanks again for a very useful script, simple to use and quite powefull!

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I'm not sure what the

I'm not sure what the "undefined" error is, but I'll take a look at it.

From your data, I do see things that I hadn't anticipated....by that, I mean it wasn't in my data smile

The Name field is surrounded by quotes, and in 1 case, is multi-line...I hadn't expected these, but I think the Nuvi supports them, so I'll change that.

New rev coming soon...

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nüvi 200

Great!

Thanks

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ok...new version of the

ok...new version of the script is available...seems to handle your input, so hope you have good results. If not, don't hesitate to let me know smile

BTW, I wanted to mention again that even though it's valid to have the same name in a GPX file, MapSource and POILoader will munge the names to make them unique.

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nüvi 200

Wow, that was fast !

Yes, I tried from CSV to google maps and back to CSV as per your procedures and it works just fine.

Cool !!!

Thanks a lot!

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thanks this worked for me

thanks this worked for me too

Name Munging...

dr5274 wrote:

BTW, I wanted to mention again that even though it's valid to have the same name in a GPX file, MapSource and POILoader will munge the names to make them unique.

I am trying to make the Dominos Pizza csv into a gpx for telephone support, and also toying with the "More" button to display store hours.

On your comment about munging names... is there a way around that?

Use location as part of the name

What I do on mine is to include the location as the name, since the whole POI file will be in this case "Dominos" locations, then the actual location is more relevant as the name, or a combination of both.

Would that work for you?

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nope

ropaswan wrote:
dr5274 wrote:

BTW, I wanted to mention again that even though it's valid to have the same name in a GPX file, MapSource and POILoader will munge the names to make them unique.

I am trying to make the Dominos Pizza csv into a gpx for telephone support, and also toying with the "More" button to display store hours.

On your comment about munging names... is there a way around that?

Mapsource and Nuvi's will ALWAYS munge duplicate names from a GPX file. The only way we've ever gotten around this is by using combinations of white-space and other chars to make the name unique.

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nüvi 200

RE: GPXtoPOI

Good find RayHff. I came to this thread to post a message to find help with having a fourth CSV parameter for comment information (Or the 4th column in the CSV file) and converting CSV to GPX so that I can see the POI's in MapSource.

POI Edit only supports 3 CSV columns and always drops the fourth. This is a great and very small tool that actually does what it is supposed to when you have a file outside the normal parameter's.

I have also tried GPS Babel, GSAK, GPS Utility, POI Converter, with no true success.

Great tool for CSV to GPX conversion.

Vanman

editor

Here is a link to a program that I use. It costs about 20 bucks but I found it works the best with very little effort.

http://geepeeex.googlepages.com/

Give POI Converter a try

Do try DR5274 POI Converter, I find it to be quite intuitive and works quite well, I have it on my "Send to", so all it takes is a single right click to convert files, and if you selected a few files, it will convert them all with that single right click, or you can also drag and drop to it. Can't get any easier and more convenient than that!

And the price is right! FREE

http://dr5274.googlepages.com/poiconverter

GeePeeEx is a very nice program for editing and visualizing the end result and a lot more, but if all you need is simple conversion to/from CSV, KML, or GPX, then POI Converter works quite fine.

POI Converter also allows you to maintain proximity and TourGuide info on csv files, so then you convert to gpx and do the POI Loading.

I actually maintain my "source" POIs as txt files and convert them before loading, so I don't have to move files around.

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link gone

is there a new link for this file. the one above does not work. Thanks

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Re: Link Gone...

ratjumper wrote:

is there a new link for this file. the one above does not work. Thanks

Hi ratjumper,

Don’t know about that link, but here’s a link to a website, with a template that allows you to create your own .gpx.poi files.

Check it out...
http://gpx-poi.com/

Regards,

Tailspin

Nüvi 670 & 880
Mac Pro & OS 10.5.4

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POI Converter

ratjumper wrote:

is there a new link for this file. the one above does not work. Thanks

Try this link:

http://rjdavies.users.btopenworld.com/html/programs.html

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Broken link and POIConverter

The author of that link (dr5274) has suggested I can carry on looking after the script, which I will gladly do, but I haven't had a chance since googlepages got discontinued.

For the time being, if you send me an e-mail I can e-mail the script directly.

Note, since there are references above to two different conversion programs with the same name, the one I am referring about is a Java Script, which is completely free and works quite nicely, but the link got broken:

http://dr5274.googlepages.com/POIConverter
Author: DR5274
Functionality: Drag & Drop based
Formats: Converts POIs only
to/from CSV and (GPX or KML)
Comment: Since it is JavaScript, it can easily be customized for personal preferences.

The other one quoted above:

http://rjdavies.users.btopenworld.com/html/programs.html

Is a different application, which I haven't used, and don't know whether it is free, but judging by the site information looks good, as it converts to/from many more formats, and it supports track logs and routes in addition to POIs.

Cheers,

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GARMIN nuvi 760 sites.google.com/site/lschwabe/

New link for POI Converter utility

ratjumper wrote:

is there a new link for this file. the one above does not work. Thanks

ratjumper,

I have just created a new site for the above POIConverter at

http://sites.google.com/site/lschwabe/Home

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Thanks

I am thank full for people like you. It worked great. and easy to. I will think I will be using it and I don't know how many I've tried. It's been hard tryin gto get these poi's in to Delorme. But now I am able thanks to you. YOU ROCK!!!

I did run across this program:

http://mcrenox.com.ar/gpsconverter/

Though it cost 35 Euro of 45 usa $. not sure if there is a difference between the trial or reg version, (haven't read far into it) but it works.... just not sure about that steep price.... ugh. (that a hole mapping program... )

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Snif... Snif... who need s GPS to finnd my way when all I have to do is follow my nose...

Magellan's VantagePoint crashes with GPX from CSV file.

I downloaded your script from:
http://sites.google.com/site/lschwabe/Home

Dropped a CVS file onto the script file and it reported a successful conversion.

The new GPX file crashes Magellans new GPS file management tool VantagePoint:
http://www.magellangps.com/products/map.asp?tab=0&PRODID=190...

Windows reported VanatagePoint stopped working and closed the program. The import was unsuccessl into VanagePoint.
Any ideas?

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Craigm

I have seen that some .csv

I have seen that some .csv file here need to be renamed as .xls. Then open this .xls and save them as .csv and then those files are single line .csv.

Thanks RayHF for the

Thanks RayHF for the website. I ve been looking for this converter long time.

Thanks,

Validation...

ssbn610 wrote:

I downloaded your script from:
http://sites.google.com/site/lschwabe/Home

Dropped a CVS file onto the script file and it reported a successful conversion.

The new GPX file crashes Magellans new GPS file management tool VantagePoint:

As a starting point, does the .gpx file pass the GPX Validation test at arrow http://www.topografix.com/gpx_validation.asp

In other words, is it a valid .gpx file?

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Loads quite ok with POI Loader

Loading and working fine on the nuvi is the ultimate validation for me. The GPX files created with it load quite alright with POI Loader on the nuvis that I've tried, Including the extensions for TourGuides.

If there is any particular issue with the gpx files, please provide details and I will try to address.

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.GPX with Magellan ??

ssbn610 wrote:

The new GPX file crashes Magellans new GPS file management tool VantagePoint:

Is VantagePoint really supposed to accept a GPX file as an input ?? And not accept a .CSV ??

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It passed the topografix GPX test so it is a vaild .gpx

The file passed the test you recommended. VantagePoint still crashes with a windows error while importing the .gpx.

I dug around and found a method to import a .cvs file into VantagePoint. I then saved the file as a .gpx when exiting Vantage point. Success. Now the VantagePoint generated .gpx can be loaded without crashing.

VantagePoint still remains unstable during imports. The documentation is negligent at the extremely very best.

But the .cvs import is working for me.

Thanks for your help, Craigm

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Craigm

VantagePoint seems to accept a lot of file types but....

VantagePoint seems to accept a lot of file types but remains unstable during imports. I found the method of importing .cvs files and .txt files. That is working correctly. When exiting the program I am able to save the file as a .gpx which imports correctly when needed.

THanks very much for your help, Craigm

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Craigm

converter program

I downloaded this and I can't get it to even install on my computer

Dude...

FireChief105 wrote:

I downloaded this and I can't get it to even install on my computer

This post is 2 years old.... The program is probably close behind it. Try Extra_Poi_Editor or GPS Babel. Google either by name.

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