Creating POI files


How to contact an originator of a POI .gpx file

A am the owner of a web page that lists a group of local wineries in a region of the US. An experienced POI user created a .gpx file using some out of date information, and there are several new wineries now in the region. Is there a way I can e-mail this person to let them know about the update?


I am having troubles trying to use the POI_EDITOR. Everyone else seems to do OK so I'm sure I have missed some setting.
- Downloaded the EDITOR
- Tried to edit gpx files produced by viamichein.
- Opened multiple files using the OPEN/APPEND commands
- The listing screen is inactive, no listing of the files and the arrows are blank

using VISA

Any help would be appreciated



Import Outlook Contacts??? Can it be done.....

I'm using Extra POI and I want to import all of my Outlook contacts (or more specifically merge my contacts with my with my existing GPX file) and can't seem to figure out if and how it can be done. I realize I need to:

1. Export my contacts as CSV I presume.
2. Setup the CSV (xls) in the correct format for my Garmin to read (i.e. set proper column order, etc...)
3. Convert CSV to GPX

Nuvi 360

Do custom sounds for prox alerts work on garmin XT's (nokia)?

posted similar ? in the garmin section, will see if anyone here knows. i created some custom redlight/speed cam prox alerts w/ sounds and uploaded them without problems. but only the default alert 'ding' works when i approach a cam. my XT doesn't use the custom sound i wanted to put up.

Display All POIs From a POI Set On 60CSx Map Screen?

Can anyone tell me if there's a way to display all of my POIs contained in a POI set on my map as an overlay?

I can create the POI set ok and transfer it to my GPS but I can not figure out how to enable the POI set to dispaly so I see all of the POI icons from the custom database while in the map screen.

Google Earth

How would you include all of the locations from google earth to save as a file. For instance if you wanted to search all bowling alleys in indiana the search comes up with quite a few but will only display A-J. There are plenty more below that I can bring up but how do I save them all to a file so I can make a POI.

Desperate Navigon 2200T User

Hi All,

I bought Navigon 2200T after doing research at an unbelievable bargain price of $69. I thought I made my research well, but after having the real unit on my hand, I realized that Navigon had pulled out of NA; leaving us without support. The unit so far is the best features I have seen in GPS units, so I tend to keep it.

Too Many Columns error

I created a POI file (OVC Sports Venues) a year ago and it has worked fine on my Nuvi. In attempting to upgrade it, the system found an error, saying that it had "too many columns" in some entries. I removed blank lines and re-loaded the file. Now the system gives the same error and shows only one entry rather than the 15-20 that it should have.

Garmin nuvi 260w, iPod, Hyundai Genesis, Macintosh

uploading excel wal mart stores

I have access to monthly updates for all Walmarts in an excel doc. Previous downloads have been inaccurate and this one is official What do I need in the colums to upload it?

What happens after you upload the POI file to the website?

Hey all,

I've search for this answer and couldn't find it.

Icons and sounds

I have a stupid question. I have a nuvi 350 and I have downloaded approximately 27 poi's. Only 4 off them are displaying icons. I have downloaded all of these from the poi factory along with icons, and where applicable, sounds. My question is this: even though I have downloaded all of these from the poi factory site, do I have to change the bmp files and mp3 names to match the csv files.

It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible. ----George Washington

Chick Fil A

Anybody ever thought about compiling Chick Fil A as a new poi file. I don't know if they are found throughout the USA but they are the best chicken chain in the Houston area.

Search the "Description" field

As I learn how to create POI files using Extra PIO Editor, I started thinking about all the possiblities. I tried adding information to the "Description" field and then searching on it from the garmin, but it didnt fidn anything, it only seems to search on the name field.

Are there any other fields that the garmin (265WT) can search on or is it just limited to the name field?

Lloyd Garmin 265WT

Tucson Dunkin Donuts

Since I'm new at this I don't know if this is the type of info you want on ths board, or even want at all.
The first location I tried to find in Tucson was Dunkin' Donuts. It listed three, so I headed for the closest, 2.6 miles away. The Dunkin' Donut shop was no longer at 4022 N Oracle Rd. There is however, dominating the block, a soon to be opened (within the month) Target Super Store.

downloading icons to garmin 750

I have been trying to download the icons to my garmin 750 following all the instruction and they will not load. Could someone please what I am doing wrong and how to do it right?

full of it

Voice Alerts on C340?

Can .wav files be used on the old C340 for voice alerts?
That is asking a lot isn't it?

Degrees To Decimal

I know this has been discussed before, and I looked up previous posts. Also, found several good Degree to Decimal converters.
But, when coordinates are listed in degrees as Lat. 38 37.848 and Lon. 90 51.691, how do I enter the minutes and seconds into the converter?

"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

.csv to igo 8.3.2 .poi

Is there a way to 'batch' convert .csv files to .poi files for iGo8.3.2


Selecting an alert?

As I learn how to create POI files, my first one was from a database of contact addresses. I setup the PIO with alerts every 500 feet and it works fine on my Garmin 260WT. I get a little grey box with the word Alert and the persons name. Here is my question, can I somehow select the alert?

Lloyd Garmin 265WT

Page not found error

When attempting to download the gpx file for Fifth Third Banks, I am getting a "Page not found" error.

Jan ~ Nuvi 255W
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