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FAQ: Creating POI Files
I always had problems converting POI csv files to Garmin gpx and gdb files.
Since I installed the updated GPSBabel (ver 1.7.0 July 2020) I've had great success. (Maybe I just figured how to convert them and it has nothing to do with the update??)
I've downloaded an icon in .bmp extension from here on POI factory to my computer. When I try and import that image into Google My Maps I get a "server rejected" reply.
Is it possible to get an icon from POI factory into Google My Maps?
First post here so please bear with me and be gentle smile.
Just installed Sygic Car GPS on my head unit and was going to import pois. Only to discover that Sygic only accepts one poi file for each country.
Problem is my file covers Europe. And it has no country metadata only coordinates and description.
Maintainers (and other POI file creators)
There is a fairly easy way to get the L/L from Google Maps. I don't manually enter them any more because I transpose numbers all the time.
How do you get the POI Factory website to display both a submitted .CSV version and a .GPX version of the same POI file?
I know *how* to generate both a .CSV and a .GPX file for the same POI file I'm maintaining. (And for new POI creators who are trying to figure that problem out, see this suggestion below*.)
Recently we bought a new car and a new smartphone. That has created many new opportunities in terms of using GPS data to navigate. As of this posting, I have NOT looked into creating a Google Base Map based on using a POI file, like "Rest Areas Combined-USA".
What are people using to edit and create POI files now that Extra POI Editor cannot display maps?
Just starting having problems last week with the map not working in Extra POI Editor. Map screen loads for about a second and then I get an error message filling that pane -
Anybody else seen this - and how do I fix it?
I'm testing a new custom POI file. I used POILoader to install the .csx file and used the custom POI file to navigate to a point of interest in a Garmin GPS. I made a mistake in entering the street address for one local POI I was testing.
EPE stopped loading side map, anyone know how to fix this, was working fine until 2 days ago.
Do I have to have Java loaded on my pc
My custom csv file with 196 entries is reported as being successfully loaded by POI Loader but only 52 items appear on the device. Any advice would be appreciated.
I have a Garmin 770 LMT-S
My question is when I download a POI it only shows up in the list on the GPS, how do I get matching icons on the map ?
I am interested in RV campsites, truck fuel sites, and low clearance.
I just started with this custom poi stuff so make it easy..lol
I am following this hack (steps 1-5) to enable UK poscode search on Garmin devices when using open street map:
I have not had to do the conversion to latitude / longitude as I found a version which has already been converted here:
I have used the Garmin POI Loader to create POI files on a jump drive. I have put the file in Garmin/Poi and it is called POI.gpi. I go the Uconnect and to Navigation in my 2019 Jeep Compass and insert the jump drive into the usb port. How do I get it to upload to my Uconnect Navigation?
is there a program that can do this so the remaining file only has usa addresses?
Here are a couple of requests of all POI file maintainers that could help keep files up to date, reduce the effort of JM and GlobeTurtle and not take a lot of effort on the Maintainers' parts.
Got this error while downloading the latest Cracker Barrel POI.
"There is a data format error on line 58 of file".
What is the current(2019) de facto tool set that is supported?
Extra POI Editor (looks to be recommended by this site).
Is Google Earth a possibility to manage POIs and exportable to devices?
Is there procedure posted somewhere?
As posted above, are all POI files in Excel format now? I recall creating one years ago, but I could have sworn that it was in a different format?
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