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FAQ: Creating POI Files

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FAQ: Creating POI Files

Creating a Google Base Map Map Based on a POI File

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".

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Garmin Nuvi650 - Morehead City, NC

Extra POI Editor

What are people using to edit and create POI files now that Extra POI Editor cannot display maps?

Map not Working in Extra POI Editor v6.04

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 -

"Oops! Something went wrong. This page didn't load Google Maps correctly. See the JavaScript console for technical details."

Anybody else seen this - and how do I fix it?

Thanks

How do custom POI files use GPS coordinates?

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.

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"141 could draw faster than he, but Irving was looking for 143..."

Extra POI Editor 6.04 (EPE stopped loading side map)

EPE stopped loading side map, anyone know how to fix this, was working fine until 2 days ago.
EPE says to see the javascript console for tech issues, any one know how
Do I have to have Java loaded on my pc

Thanks Pete

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Peter Dutcher

POI Loader for Garmin 255W custom file

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.

Icons on the map

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

Convert CSV to GPI format - error in GPSBabel

I am following this hack (steps 1-5) to enable UK poscode search on Garmin devices when using open street map:

https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/OSM_Map_On_Garmin/Postco...

I have not had to do the conversion to latitude / longitude as I found a version which has already been converted here:

https://www.freemaptools.com/download-uk-postcode-lat-lng.ht...

Load POIs from my Garmin Nuvi to Uconnect on a 2019 Jeep Compass

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?

program to filter out non usa poi in a text file or cvs file?

is there a program that can do this so the remaining file only has usa addresses?

POI file maintainers — two requests

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.

Error On Latest Cracker Barrel POI

Got this error while downloading the latest Cracker Barrel POI.

"There is a data format error on line 58 of file".

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Deke40

de facto tool set to create/modify poi for 2019

Newbie question:
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?

Are All POI Files In Excel Format Now?

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?

Wav files not to proper format

Hi trying to upload some custom POI files. Everything goes well until the end. Then in the POI loader it says congratulations you have successfully installed you custom api files on your device. Then in the box below it says unable to convert.wav to the proper format therefore the audio file was not transferred. Not sure what this means. Thank you

Ideas on a history project

Hi, I am new here.

Sheetz aggressively expanding

Sheetz is aggressively expanding 1 or 2 locations per month. Last update to POI was may of 2018. Not sure how hard it is to keep it up to date. Says initially downloaded from their website but I don't see a POI file on their website. Any chance of this POI getting an update?

automatic proximity filenames

I am a bit confused......I would like automate my POILoader instead of manually entering alert settings all the time, by placing the setting in the filename for schools, redlights, speed cams, and rest areas. Reading Garmin's "Creating Custom POI Files" doc I get this:

The filename "school_safety_25.csv" will produce an alert for any POI in the file.

Unable To Convert

I recently installed some POI files and at the end of installing them I get a "Unable To Convert" next to the files. In the note it says some devices need to be rebooted for them to work. This has never happened before. Is there something I'm doing wrong?

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