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Creating POI files

 

Best process to keep current?

I'm a very recent Nuvi 2595 owner after years with the TomTom line. I've downloaded several POI files and installed them on my 2595 and am curious as to the best method to keep things current.

How to get address / comment avoir les adresse

FRANCAIS AU BAS**

Hi, I would like to know how can I get full address with Google earth ?
I have saved my favorites, extracted in KML and when I convert the file, I did'nt get the address!

Also my search found 5000 results and when I save the file, only the first 10 results appear!

Thank you

FRANCAIS**

Icon for Garmin 3597

My head is a mess right now!
I have been reading some threads about making an Icon for some days now, i may have got some parts right, some not so right.
I even started up my Irfanwiew and tried to get going but i think i may run out of talent with this project.

All this things about size an colors, 256 colors, 8 bit,, 24 bit and something about magenta really screwed me up.

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Nüvi 300 and Nüvi 3597LMT

BMP Icon Difficulties

Since the topic BMP Icon Discussions was meant to address the BMP Icon Library and adding or changing its content, I thought I'd create a new topic for people having difficulties with the use of icons.

Waypoint vs POI - I don't want to navigate to my POI

Newbie here,...
I have the Nuvi 1490 with snowmobile maps loaded on SD card,..all works well.
In MapSource I created a waypoint of our cottage that we sled out of...
As soon as I go to the map on the nuvi it wants to navigate me to the waypoint.
I dont want this to happen, I just want it to be a POI like other POI's on the map...

What am I doing wrong here,...

Custom POIs & Elevation Data

I have a new Garmin nuvi 2597LMT and I'm rather new to creating custom POI files but I have successfully done so complete with my own icons and sound. Is it possible for elevation data to display on my unit? I have "mountain peaks and summits" and "county high points" POI csv files with available elevation data but I can't determine if this is possible and, if so, how to incorporate it.

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Garmin nüvi 2597 & Escort 9500ix Radar/Laser/GPS + Escort Live!

Custom POIs & Descriptive Data

Many, if not most, custom POI csv files on this website have a fourth column of descriptive text like address, city, state & telephone number in addition to the name label of the POI. When, where & how is that information imported into the gps unit? Are all Garmin gps units capable of displaying/utilizing that fourth column of data?

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Garmin nüvi 2597 & Escort 9500ix Radar/Laser/GPS + Escort Live!

Custom POIs & Line Breaks for Descriptive Data

I recently posted a query about creating line breaks in displayed text on my Garmin nuvi 2597LMT. I have since read in earlier postings about the various known ways of achieving line breaks. I want to manually try to create line breaks before I move on and learn EPE. I have created and uploaded otherwise working custom POIs files to my unit but I can't seem to achieve line breaks.

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Garmin nüvi 2597 & Escort 9500ix Radar/Laser/GPS + Escort Live!

Cannot get Excel file into Garmin....!

I've done this before, but for some reason it's not working.

I'm going to Paris and taking the garmin edge 810 with. I want a list of some attractions stored in the gps so I can navigate easily to.

For some reason, I can't get the excel file to upload via poi loader into the garmin.... It says the file format isn't valid, even though it's csv deliminated...

Any suggestions?

What States to Make a Cemetery POI file for,

I'm snowbound for at least several days,and It's still going to be a long winter, and was wondering, if I were to create a new Cemetery POI file, what state would everybody want? Given that I already do MO, OH, IL, IA and KS.

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"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

EPE

If you are geocoding with EPE I found a quirk. On address with interstate highways you can't use Interstate Highway or IH. I will bring back irrelevant. It's got to be I-30 as an example. This isn't true with GPS visualizer.

New Google Maps - Click to get coordinates

It's finally here!

https://plus.google.com/+GoogleMaps/posts/WqZ5QT1dobp

Click anywhere on the #newGoogleMaps to get the geographic coordinates of a place.

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Nüvi 2595LMT, nüvi 760, TomTom START 45M, Galaxy Nexus

nuvi 2595 lmt (unable to convert .wav)

Been reading all posts for days. Have done setup over and over, still get "unable to convert Redlight-Cameras.wav". So no sound file is downloaded. I did convert the mp3 file to wav file 1st using GoldWave program. Any suggestions.

Learned My Lesson

I was working on a new file using EPE and everything was going fine until I was probably on my 50th entry when after hitting the "Geocoding" button it didn't produce a result, and instead got an error message that says "The requested search did not return any relevant result." So I just used Google maps to get the coordinates and copied the results on the latitude and longitude fields on EPE, the

Too many columns?

When I click "check for problems" for my POI file that I'm maintaining, I get entries that are flagged for "too many columns".

Basically it looks like since I've put some notes in the Description box, which amounts to a fourth column, I'm getting this "problem".

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Amazing GPS: I once was lost but now am found.

POI help 4 newbie (how to get the POIs from POI factory to my computer)

Newbie here, need help with POIs. I have created a file on my computer to move the POIs into, but for some reason (perhaps old age) I can not figure out how to get the POIs from POI factory to my computer.. what am I doing wrong, or not doing.

new Extra POI user question?

OK, newbie question alert!!
I just started using Extra POI editor and so far it looks really great. I've manged to get just about everything to work the way I want it... except...

Making changes in POI csv files

I am trying to make changes in existing POI files to suit my needs (and I plan to upload when I do it right). So far, when I load them in my Nuvi 205, they either won't load or only load an item or two. Granted I'm new at this.... Is there a tutorial showing how to take an existing file (example:the POI showing a majority of the AM radio stations in the U.S.).

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Eric F

POI Editor

Is anyone having trouble with the POI Editor from turbo the geo coding button no longer works I have to enter the cooridnates manually, does anyone have a fix for this.

Need an icon created

Note user I'm putting this topic in the right forum.

I regularly do motorcycle rides in support of Wounded Warriors. The grand tour is The Tour of Honor, www.tourofhonor.com.

I need an icon create to go with the locations. A simple TOH would be ok but a better one using the Tour of Honor wheel would be outstanding.

I have no artistic ability and less computer graphic skills.

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