When I try to open up the POI Loader, a window pops up for the WinZip Self-Extractor and says the following:
"Unable to create a temporary folder to extract to. Possible Cause: you do not have proper permission to create files or folders in your temporary folder. See you system or network administrator."
I have a nuvi 350 and put all of my POI's on an SD card. Up until recently, every time I downloaded new files (csv and gpx), they would load alphabetically. The files are listed as such on the POI loader but now when I pull up the custom poi on the 350, after download, they are in random order. Wondering if I have changed something inadvertently?
Whenever I’m building POI files, I usually start with a spreadsheet. I like to see the POI data in front of me in a column format because it’s easy to spot missing or incorrect data. It’s easy enough to save it as csv file and convert it to a gpx file. Recently I’ve been converted some of those files to other formats to view in Google Earth, Google MyMaps and other programs.
Hope everyone had their fill of turkey last week!
Recently switched from Tom Tom Rider 2 to Garmin 660 zumo and have some POI files i'd like to move to the Garmin. Does anyone know if there is a way to convert Tom Tom .toc files to .csv or .gpx
I recently got a Garmin 255W and have really appreciated what it can do. Thanks to POI factory, I have come across Extra POI Editor, that has allowed me to enter my own POIs.
How do you add both BMP files and sound files to POI posts??
I have found a website that gives me the addresses of multiple locations ...
How can I take this data and import it into a spreadsheet so that I can easily geocode them all?
For example ...
Wisdom Ranch School
PO Box 166
Arco, ID 83213
Phone: (208) 527-4750
Wood River High School
1250 Fox Acres Road
Hailey, ID 83333
Phone: (208) 578-5020
I was looking for POI for movie theaters, (Hollywood, Carmike, etc.) can not find any POI for this subject. is thier any listing for movie theaters.
Great tool the Extra_POI_Editor! I can see all kinds of potential even though up to now I've been using it mostly to reformat the published .csv files to look "prettier" on the Garmin screen. This means inserting line breaks to stack the address and phone number (as apposed to their being all in one line.
Question from a Nubie:
Can you create a POI such that your GPS will direct you along a meandering tour? I want to be able to drive San Francisco's famous 49 mile drive and have the GPS notify me each time I am approaching one of the landmarks. ( I know how to make the audible mp3 notification... just not sure how to create a driving tour.
i can edit an existing file. Sometimes get this error when deleting an entry. Always get error when trying to start new file. any suggestions?
As the topic above, is there a way to insert the custom POI into the regular build-in POI menu, rather than the Extras -> Custom POI menu?
For example, I would like to insert the list of restaurants into the POI-> Food & Drinks menu instead of Extras -> Custom POI -> Food & Drinks.
I have a NUVI 205. Is it possible to add custom POIs that are displayed on the map, but do not create any alert sound?
Im assuming one of the following must work:
1) Remove any speed or distance reference in the csv
2) Set the speed to something very high, such as 999?
3) create a silent mp3 as the alert sound
Does anyone know if any of the above will work?
I have been able to create the coordinates but i need help step by step on how to get the icons in. Please advise step by step and thanks.
How can I add the White Castle name to the alert. All it does is show me the address. I looked in the poi file and it does not say white castle at all. Do I have to add that in each location?
I need to delete my Custom Poi from my Garmin 855. I don't need them any more.
I was trying to blend the Home Depot, Menards and Lowes POI files into one, but even a simple cut and paste by column fails completely - I've written quite a few Excel spread sheets and am flummoxed by my utter failure in this seemingly simple task.
Hi There .... this is my 1st post and forgive me if this question doesn't belong here.
We want to find a global POI database to populate a website that relates hotels to POI [ tourism specific ] in a text format. Examples of this can be seen here :
http://www.hotels.co.uk/ho106314/novotel-amsterdam-city-amst... [ see points of interest and attractions ]
Garmin POI format
I have an Excel file that contains Addresses, phone numbers and a name for each address. Is there a way that I can create a csv file and load it into Extra_POI_Loader and then do a "Batch Geocoding" to get the Longitude and Latitude for each location?
Example: Location name,street,city,state,phone #
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