Creating POI files


FAQ: Creating POI Files

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FAQ: Creating POI Files

TurboCCC: Where To menu, black dots, icons, GPI

I have tried for literally years (not an exaggeration)to get BMP map icons to show for GPI POI on my 3590LMT.

I somehow managed it about 6 months ago and now I can't remember exactly what hoops I jumped through.

It is possibly one of the most annoyingly difficult things to do yet there's no real documentation or info on how to do it. Even the TurboCCC help file is corrupt.

Check This Out

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POI Loader Discrepancies


I am a newbie to loading POI's onto my Nuvi 2595. I am using a mac with poi loader and basecamp. I have uploaded GPX files that I have created in basecamp then exported to a file and files that I have downloaded from POI-factory. I have questions with a couple of discrepancies that I have observed.

POI graphics McDonalds and Dunkin' Donuts

Created new graphics for DD (Dunkin' Donuts) and McDonalds. Both are 48x48.bmp files

Not sure how to provide them to the forum as they are not POI CSV or GPX files.


Kevin - Nuvi 57LMT - Software: 4.40 - Map: Lower 49 States 2017.20

How to give downloaded poi files a symbol

Hello everyone, my name is Gene. This is my first post and hope I'm putting these questions in the right area! I hope to get to know everyone in here over time and really appreciate any assistance.

Proud to be Italian!

Garmin POI Subfolder

I have nuvi 255

I have subfolder in my C drive

I load my poi using poi loader

I cannot see subfolder on my unit.
I have on my unit
Custom POI

I would like to have

Custom POI


Gpx-Poi File Generator

I don't know if this has been posted before, but is anyone familiar with these web sites or application? Seems to be a good addition to creating gpx files?

Camping World new store

There is a new Camping World store that can be added to the existing POI file.

Camping World (Good Sam)
2200 E. Pitman Ave.
Wentzville, MO 63385

38* 48' 29.91 N
90* 48' 13.46 W

Can't locate files


Brand new user here. So far, I really like it. I would like it much better if I could locate the gpx file(s) it creates.

newbie trying to create a POI file

Hi all! I am a newbie with a Garmin nuvi (has an SD card that I would like to put my POI files on). I am pretty comfortable with excel and would like to start simple with a list of addresses of the schools in the district where my sister substitutes (no extra graphics or wav files).

Corrected CSV files for few POIs

Hi All,

I was looking for some POI location files. After downloading them I found lot of inconsistency in terms of number of columns for each combined within an address.
Therefore, I cleaned them up to have same level of granularity and can now be easily imported.

POI Download for Love's Travel Stops

I have downloaded the Love's POI zip file which contains a .csv and a .gpi file.I can load them to my Nuvi but when I call it up from my Custom POI category, it's not all there. My first location is about 450 mi from me when I know there is a Love's within about 70 miles. No matter how I load it in my GPS, POI Loader or via my computer, same thing, many known locations not showing.

Problem converting Streets and Trips generated .gpx to .csv

When converting a .gpx file that is generated by Streets and Trips 2013 to a .csv file, EPE does not pick up any route points that are not pushpins (waypoints). Route points created by altering a route by click-and-drag or by adding to a route a POI that is native to Streets and Trips don't appear when EPE opens the .gpx. And, of course then, they are not in the saved .csv file.

Here a Ideal

How about a poi for hunted places i was just in Savannah and st augustine that would come in handy I dont know how to make a poi if some makes one please let me know

Separate Kml file by country

Hi, i have a small problem with an Kml file that i build in Google My Maps.
The map contain poi´s from sevaral countries, i didnt bother to tag the places with country when i build the map, now i want to fix that.

Nüvi 300 and Nüvi 3597LMT. Oneplus with Locus Map and Here/Sygic/Maps

Would Someone Want A Project

My wife and I take a lot of day trips, and have come across some out-of-the-way little general stores. Would be nice to have a POI File of quaint General Stores, like taking a step back in time, type of stores. I have a starter list of 16 in MO, for someone. I am way too busy and committed to take on such a project, but perhaps one of our members might want to pitch in.

"Advice to children crossing the street: Damn the lights. Watch the cars. The lights ain't never killed nobody." - Moms Mabley Garmin StreetPilot C330, Garmin NUVI 765T, Garmin DriveSmart 60LMT

POI ... help, plz (Program Files (x86))

Need a little help. Finally decided to put some custom POIs into my Garmin 1490.

Downloaded the PoiLoader and ran it.
I had already downloaded the Walmart and Rest Area POIs.

I downloaded both the mp3s and bmps for both POIs.

I renamed all the files thus: Walmart_redlight.csv and bmp and mp3 (meaning all files named as for their use).

Nuvi 65 LMT

My new nuvi 65 LMT,I don't have MP3 on it. Can I copy MP3 from
my Nuvi 660 and put it on the nuvi 65 LMT? I would like to hear red like camera ahead instead of bing bing bing.
Thanks, Larry

loading downloaded files to Garmin

I can't do it. The POI file is in my download folder but I can't remember how to get it to my Garmin. I have tried several ways. I am a newbie.

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