Creating POI files


Same Coordinates

Just happened to run across this in Garmin.

A recent thread was asking about the same POI in built-in and Custom POI. Based on this, the number of duplicate coordinates is not a problem.

"What is the maximum number of points that can have the same coordinate location in a single custom POI file?


SOX error?

The last two times I reloaded my custom POI files, the same wav file runs with every alert. That is, no matter which custom coordinate I get near, the same wav file runs. The pop-up alert is correct. I think the wav file is the last one in my directory, which makes it the last one handled by SOX.

Running Windows XP and 3/4/12 version of SOX.

NUVI40 Kingsport TN

How to attache a POI icon to a csv file

Hey guys and gals, I am stuck. How on earth do you take an icon from the POI library and attach it to what, to make it show on the trip mapping. I am using RV Road Trip Navigator and am pleased but when I loaded some poi's in csv form I gots the biggest mess of flags. end to our way....jim

No End To Our Way

WAV Volume

My alert .wav files are not as loud as the voices. Is there a way to increase the volume of the wav files while not increasing the volume of the voices?

NUVI40 Kingsport TN

Looking for a way to get street address, city, state from these lists...

I'm new to this site and the idea of geocoding and I am in love. This site and community are spectacular. I'm looking for a way to get the address, city and state out of these POI files (lat/lon/name). Is there a free way to batch convert them all? Thank you community.

Creating a POI in text edit?

Hi, I took a look at a csv file with POIs. And I did the same (i though) but it didnt turn out right. I did it in textedit. Can anyone take a look:


At a distance

I'm interested in making a file using the locations of radio stations in the Mariners network. Some of them are in small towns off the main highway. How do I set the alerts for the maximum range so that I can change the radio dial without missing the game while going down the road? And what is the maximum range? Thanks in advance.


Garmin Nuvi 200w, 2555LM

McDonald's Drive-Thru

Hi friends,
I'm new to the forum. I'm working on a project. I would like to know which McDonald's Restaurant in the U.S that have Drive-Thru's. I've seen the information on McDonald's PlayPlaces, but did not see any on Drive-thru's. Does anyone have that information available to share with me? Thanks for your help. Cheers,

- Gene

Can POIs be combined?

I would like to combine the Oregon and Washington campground POIs into one file. Can it be done easily?

Garmin Nuvi 200w, 2555LM

file naming

I'm having a devil of a time getting proximity alerts to work on my Nuvi.

I've had this device for two years and read most of the posts on the topic on this forum. I thought I was doing it right, but I'm still not getting the alerts.

Do the POI files need to be in .csv format, or can they be .gpx?

I drive, therefore I am happy. Rodeo, wildlife and nature photography

PSF file format???

I'm considering getting a JVC HU. They have program which creates files in PSD format which get uploaded as POI files.

I have no idea how to convert a file into that format.

Does anyone have any thoughts.

Google tells me psd is normally photo shop format.


waypoint loading from an SD card

I often have to respond to places and go to many locations within the area to conduct damage assessments. Which GPS would be the best (easiest) to use to
A) Compile a waypoint set on a PC using CSV editor, text editor, or Excel
B) Place that file on an SD card, and
C) Load those locations to the GPS to find them.

Richard Lutz KD4SEV

Kohls USA

The Kohls USA poi file listed a store in downtown Portland. No such location. Who uploaded this? Please correct.

Convert gpx to csv or xls

I am brand new to this site and NOT technically inclined at all. I need help converting the gpx file to a csv or xls file that I can manipulate. I downloaded the USA Kroger file (gpx) but need only Kroger stores in one state, so I need an xls file to manipulate and then upload into Google Earth Pro.

Extra POI Editor - Conversion Problems

I'm using Extra POI Editor to edit the Diner's Drive-in's & Dives POI. The thing is that I had a Garmin which uses GPX format and now I have a TomTom which uses OV2 format. The GPX version uses the street, city state and other fields, but when I save it as a OV2 for TomTom it strips out all the data fields except the Name & Phone number.

Does anyone know of a better conversion program?

Have existing Custon POIs loaded on GPS Nuvi 3790T,.

Hi, and thanks a head of time for any help.

Dynamically Generate GPX from ASP page?

Hi, I maintain a web page of motorcycle shops in the NYC area ( and thought it would be cool to have a link on the page that could generate a GPX file based on current information in the database behind that web page.

I understand that GPX is just plaintext XML. I'm just trying to wrap my head around the formatting of the XML.

Is there an easy way to convert addresses into coordinates?

Exactly like the title says, I have a database of customer addresses and would like to add them as POIs. Is there any method to convert their addresses or do I have to find them on Google Maps and manually enter the coordinates?

Extra POI Editor Problems

So I finally downloaded Extra POI Editor as I wanted to create some new POI's. I've had nothing but trouble with it. I ran the initial v.5.30 installer to get the OCX library files and then ran the v.5.32 installer which is the latest version. So at this point I wanted to test it.

Garmin: GPSIII / StreetPilot / StreetPilot Color Map / StreetPilot III / StreetPilot 2610 / GPSMAP60CSx / Nuvi 770 / Nuvi 765T / Nuvi 3490LMT * Pioneer: AVIC-80 / N3 / X950BH

change highway mile marker to Lat/Long for poi

I have from search on the web, mile markers for both eastbound and westbound service centres located on Highway 401 in Ontario that I would like to make into a POI but am at a loss - any suggestions?

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