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Creating POI Files - How much time do you spend

How much time do you spend creating a POI file?

Google maps satellite view

I like to use Google maps satellite view and street level view to verify coordinates. I am finding that in some locations the Google map is off from the underying satellite view by several hundred feet making it difficult to navigate the map. As an example, go to and plug in these coordinates

Alan - Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra

2 Million places with Lat. & Lon.

Came across this website, that lists over 2 million places, by state and category, with Lat. & Lon. coordinates. Maybe useful to verify some POI entries. Look at

"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

Extracting address, city, zip, state,... from POI address column

Hello POI Factory,

Most of you already knows my Extra_POI_Editor (EPE). Many of you are using 4-column CSV files to create POI files. It is good, but how better would it be if you could separate the address information from the 4th column into distinct columns?

Am I mad? Yes, doing this manually is a bit crazy, but what if you could do this automatically?

Uploading POI's Procedures

I've been working for 4 hours trying to figure out what I may have done that I can't upload POI's to my Garmin 650. I'm 70 and not real good at computers, but I have uploaded POI"s in the past. I keep getting the following message - (Unable to read from the device "G:\Chapel.jpg", please verify the devise is connected and try again). The Garmin is connected.


Need Addresses, Just Ask.

My choice of gasoline is Union 76. There isn't a POI file yet so I thought I'd try to tackle this one. I went to their website, which happens to be Conoco Phillips. I can punch in a zip code and they'll show me the nearest ones but I'm not able to copy the text. Plus it would pretty much be impossible to find every gas station using this method since I don't know every zip code.

Custom POI folder question

Is there a way to remove the layer "Custom POI" under "Extras" on my Garmin? It seems a needless layer to dig through. Is this a necessary level? Is there something else that should/would be listed under "Extra"?

I've got all of my POI in order, as suggested here at the Factory. I keep them in a "my POI" folder & have sub folders for restaurants, stores, national attractions, etc.


Not lost anymore. Well, not as it pertains to driving anyway. -Garmin Nuvi 765t unt Mac user.

GPX File Displays Different on Zumo 550

A friend and I have created a GPX file of motorcycle dealers (for Can-Am Spyders) in the US. The file validates, loads with POI-Loader just fine. The problem is that the info it displays is different on his Zumo 550 from mine.

adding to poi catogery

Is there any way of adding to the poi catogery ie foods, hotels in garmin gps. I would like to add my own catogery to the menu. I have added my own poi's but the are only acessable via the extras in the menu.

Google Earth POI's

I used Google Earth to make my first POI file last week then used POIEdit to get the long/lat and to save and edit list. However when doing this it does not include the address or the city. How do I get this info included on the list?

Nav2US: Google Map GPX file generator

There is a third-party add-on to Google Maps called Send Map Markers to Your GPS. It is from You have to add it to your Google Maps "My Maps" section.

Go to Google Maps and select My Maps.
Click Browse the Directory.
Type Send Map into the search field.
Click "Add it to Maps" button under the Send Map Markers to Your GPS section.

Brent - 2350LMT, 3790LMT, 3597LMTHD

Speed limit change

Hello everyone,

Is there a list of the speed limit change?

Thank you.


When i load my POI'S with the POI LOADER is there any way of putting the name on the screen instead of like 50mph alert?

Unable to add to Favorites and POI don't seem to remove

Loved the idea of loading POIs and did so successfully but have now gotten message indicating I can no longer add a new Favorite. When I tried using POI Loader to remove all custom POIs it seemed to work properly but I still see all the custom POIs in with my Favorites.
Any ideas?

POI collection

Suggestions to those who maintain poi files via member contribution, such as Mom & Pop Ice Cream. If you have a google account, you can create a spreadsheet form for poi-factory members to input the necessary information, and this will be presented to you in a spreadsheet format at your Google Docs.

nuvi 2460LMT

Help with creating POI

Hi there. I just found this site after picking up a Nuvi 780 today and I wanted to contribute except I'm having trouble. I figured I would make a GPX file as you can fit more information into it (and maybe create a CSV afterwards because they're simpler), but I've run into some obstacles. Firstly I'm not sure what program to use to create it.

Custom POI into MapSourcs

I have a excel spreadsheet with POI that I loaded into my 2720 with no problem. Now how do I get these POI’s to show in Mapsource for use when trip planning. New member – thanks Ron

Tom Tom

I recently had my Garmin stolen. I purchased a GO740 live. Can red light camreras be down loaded from this site?

Changing <br> newlines to CR LF

Some nuvis (my 260W, for instance) use <br> to create a new line in the comment field. Others use carriage return linefeed (CR LF, hex 0D 0A) to do the same thing.

It is pretty easy to convert .csv files using <br> format to CR LF format by using a hexadecimal editor, such as HxD (

Denis - Bellingham, WA - nuvi 260W

Tour Guide?

I have a Nuvi 200w. And yes, I'm an idiot. This is all new to me, so any and all help is appreciated. Here's what I'd like to do:

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