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FAQ: Creating POI 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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
I just installed extra poi editor, but when i started the program, all i got was a blank white screen. what did i do wrong? appreciate any hellp i get. thanks
Have you seen the shell.com store locator ?
You can download all the Shell gas stations by country in a few different file formats inducing Garmin and TomTom
The store locator can be accessed at
And these two direct links are for Canadian and US Shell locations in Garmin format.
I use EPE to maintain a POI file and it works well. Now I wish to share my data with someone else to use on a web site. The problem is that all the file "save as" formats seem to not do as I want. I would like a file that can be opened with Microsoft Excel. The 2 Excel file options discard some of the data I want to keep. The best one is a Garmin .cvs file format.
I search POI Factory regarding this issue and could not locate any relevant posts.
I maintain a POI file using several address geocoders. I recently noticed that my Garmin would occasionally lead me to a location across the street from the actual address desired. I was very surprised!
Hi. I have a minor problem, i have download sox.exe succesfully but for some reason my computor does not allow me to save it in the folder where PoiLoader is placed. (program86)
I am the adminstrator of my computer but that does not seem to help, i realize this is not much information about my problem but if anyone think this sounds familiar please don´t hesitate to answer.
Is there a way to convert a Garmin .gpi file back to a format that I can compare the data it contains to data from another source? I am thinking a csv file is something I can work with.
Here is a link to the file I wish to convert. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9zqe1BG3lbqX2FSc05fOVFmNk0...
Thanks for any help you can give me.
I haven not been able to find any POI files that mention crossovers on divided highways. I'm wondering how hard it would be to make one myself.
I have a list of all of the ones I am interested in, and I presume that the DOT keeps some sort of list as well. I presume that I would do something like:
1) Find GPS coordinates for all of the ones I am interested in
I'm the creator and maintainer of the Gander Mtn. POI file. I just updated this POI today, but then noticed this comment that I hadn't seen before. It's in the "Change History" section:
charlesd45 - Jan 17, 2015
What the heck is that? I thought that I was the only one with the authority to update my POI files or add sound files to it (well, except for maybe Jon or Globe Turtle).
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