Having difficulty loading POI Files via POI Loader to SD Drive. The Drive is recognized as the Removable G:/ Drive via POI Loader. POI Loader recognizes the CSV files in my download directory. I set the range parameters via Manual load. POI Loader then starts loading and finishes, but when I view either the Garmin or Windows Removable G:/ directory, the files are not there?
Anyone have any ideas?? The files loaded into main memory fine, and show up under Custom POI
If your SD card shows up as an external drive G:, then when POILoader is done, all of your .CSV & .GPX files should be loaded into G:/garmin/poi/poi.gpi
A GPSr can read .GPX files directly ( e.g. current.gpx ) but all .CSV files need to be compiled via POILoader into the poi.gpi file mentioned above.
Thanks for the reply.
When I look at the G:/garmin/poi directory, I do see the poi.gpi file listed. Does that mean that the POI files I loaded are embedded into that poi.gpi file, because I do not see the individual file titles (i.e. Redlight-Cameras.csv, Hospitals.csv, Schools.csv)under the G:/garmin/poi directory??
Bingo .....you win....that is where they are. They do not list the files separate in the main POI file....
Thanks Bobby. Then my problem is elsewhere.
When I load the POI files to the SD Drive only they do not show up under Custom POI's, but when I load to the Garmin direct memory they do show up under the Customer POI's by name.
I no the SD Drive poi.gpi file has data because POI Loader finishes, and the file reflects a size of over 17 MB. Is there something I need to do to have the Nuvi 660 recognize the poi.gpi POI's ???
Why don't you use the main memory for your POI's and your SD drive for say music or pictures. There is plenty of memory to do this. Just delete all the languages, manuals, vehicles you won't use. This frees up much needed memory. I currently have over 200,000 poi's in main memory.
Your right! My POI's will fit into main memory. Just hung up as to why I am not able to get them to be recognized when loaded on the SD Drive.
How do you delete unwanted languages, auto icons, etc. off your system once they have been installed??
When you attach your nuvi to your comuputer via the USB cable, it shows up on your computer as a USB Mass Storage Device (ie a drive). You can navigate the drive the same way you would navigate your other drives. So you can copy, paste, and delete files directly on the drive.
It's usually advisable to COPY the files to your computer before you delete them. And be sure you know exactly what a file is before you do anything with it.
Poi loader will "convert" the csv or gpx file to a "poi.gpi" file located in Garmin / poi folder
you won't find a csv file in the garmin directories.
the current.gpx will contain your "favorites"
when you ►where to ►extras ►custom POI's and then pressing custom POI's you should see your poi locations. Up to 50 closest to your current location.
many people prefer to keep all their poi files on the internal memory. I keep my redlight file on the internal and the rest on an SD card along with mp3's. I've noticed no ill effects or delay with the poi on the sd card.
In the two weeks that I have had my Garmin 650 I have started a nice "collection" of Custom POI's that I keep on my 1GIG SD card.
My problem(s) are as follows:
When I first started putting POI's on the SD card I made a mistake and put one set of POI's directly onto my Garmin instead of the card. It is for, "Ruby Tuesday" and it turns out that they all are located in Louisana, far from Palm Desert, CA. I tried trashing the file located in the Garmin / poi folder & it still comes up when I open my Custom POI's, sitting there by itself. Could it be residing in another location? HOW DO I REMOVE IT?
My second problem is for some reason I have TWO Custom POI icons on my Garmin, each contains a duplicate listing of the other.HOW DO I REMOVE ONE OF THEM?
Any help would be appreciated.
I was able to solve the problem of not being able to remove a Custom POI no matter what I tried to do. I just called Garmin Customer Service, which, by the way, was fast in answering the phone and was able to resolve my problems listed above.
(1). The reason I could not get rid of a Custom POI that I loaded onto the 650, instead of the SD card, was that on the Mac's you have TO EMPTY THE TRASH ON THE GARMIN HARD DRIVE BEFORE CLOSING IT. Otherwise, the GPS still has access to the files.
(2). When explained to me, I really did not have duplicate listing, four of them were just showing the last line of icons from the previous page.
Hope this saves a phone call for some Mac users.
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