I have made a new FAQ that I would like everyone to take a look at. I have had some concerns lately regarding this topic and thought that it was time to clarify the process so that we don't have a big mess later.
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).
I'm a little confused....
On my NUVI 750 and 850, am I not correct that you rename/delete the small POI file on the NUVI and replace it with the larger POI file (or use a micro SD card)?
I found this free iPhone app that allows you to search an address, move a pin for greater accuracy and gives you longitude & latitude
And it's free
Geo Marker: Find Location Information by ObjectGraph LLC
Hi, first post.
I'm trying to make a POI file for the Sygic app (I'm using Android as a test bed). I use Sygic's RUPI Convertor from Sygic at http://www.sygic.com/en/poi and follow their instructions to the letter. I've seen the instructions you have on this site about Sygic/McGuider POIs and I comply with those also.
Just found this site while searching for an answer.
How does one add a custom icon to be used for a Favorite in a Garmin nüvi255W without having to resort to messing with the firmware? That process is more complicated that it's worth, requiring three or four different pieces of software.
I have just downloaded Copilot android with Africa maps.
Is there a way of creating and importing a POI file (In whatever format) that displays not only the name, coordinates and telephone details of the POI but ALSO a web address and notes.
The last 2 are the important POI categories.
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