Creating POI files


POI Loader

I have successfully installed Walmart,Elks and Passport America POI's on my 765t using Garmin POI loader.


Everytime I want to use POI Loader, however, I have to run the re-install, unzip the file, check on the user agreement, then load the program.

It doesn't seem to want to instal on my computer permanently.

POI shows up on map, but not in searches?

Hi, smile I was wondering if anyone can help me? I'm trying to create a new POI file for Chapters-Indigo bookstore locations in Canada, but am having abit of trouble.


Where is the latest LITLE CAESARS POI pizza for Illinois or all USA...Please.

sending my poi's to google maps

is there a way to put my poi files from my nuvi on google maps? i know that google uses and different type of poi file. is there a way to convert my poi files to make them work with google maps?

Nuvi360, Nuvi 250, street pilot, etrx, maggelin sport, maggelin 750, Freedom gps 2000

Down loading POI files

I could download GPX files to Microsoft Streets & Trips but I can't download CSV files.It shows up on the map but in one location not spread out to all locations.Could anyone give me information as far as downloading CSV files to Streets & Trips? Thank You

Tommy Calderon

Using Wikipedia Content?

I did a site search on 'Wikipedia' and didn't find a direct answer to this, so if it already exists please direct me to the thread. This came up in a round-about way in another more technical discussion.

What's the POI Factory's policy on using Wikipedia content in a POI? Such as in the descriptive text or as an attached/embedded photo or illustration in a POI

It's about the Line- If a line can be drawn between the powers granted and the rights retained, it would seem to be the same thing, whether the latter be secured by declaring that they shall not be abridged, or that the former shall not be extended.

Is there a character limit in the description/comment portion of a CSV POI?

I've developed some CSV POIs using four excel columns. I've been adding address and other description in the fourth column. At first, I just added a description and my Nuvi would display all the text. Then I got fancy and started using <*br*> and <*b*> coding. Now, my Nuvi cuts off the length of the description to only about the first 100 characters.

Vince Nuvi 350

Need utility to convert U.S. address into efficient/complete U.S. address

The source information for some POIs I've developed had incomplete or inefficient address. I'm looking for a utiltity to convert a batch set of addresses such as
"246 Main, Fairlee, vt"
"3711 Travis Street, Houston, Texas 77002"

into the more efficient/complete addresses such as

"246 Main St, Fairlee, VT 05045"
"3711 Travis St, Houston, TX 77002"

Vince Nuvi 350

Custom POI not showing on maps above zoom level 200ft.

Is there anyway to get all of my custom POIs to show on the map? All I can see is the one I've selected to either Go To, or to Map. The other ones only show up when I am zoomed in to 200 ft. or tighter.

Can I create a POI file from a MapSource .gdb file?

To paraphrase the words of another member here: 'Forgive me for being completely retarded, but...'

I have a list of about 300 members of a (motorcycle) riding club, saved as waypoints in a .gdb file. I'd like to turn these into a POI file, to be distributed to said club members. Can this be done, and if so, how?

Trouble organizing POIs into categories on Garmin Nuvi 350

Hello everyone. I'm fairly new to this site. I've been using my Garmin Nuvi 350 for a while now, but I'm ready to take it to the next level with custom POIs smile

I want to create my own POIs that are organized into categories. I attempted to do this, following the instructions in this tutorial:

POI file extension editor

Hi i have a POI file that i would like to view and edit is there a program that will open a file with a POI extention. It contains about 65,000 different way points that mark transformer on a electrcal system.Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance

Extra_POI_Editor on nuvi 1690 - can't read favorites from device

The nuvi 1690 stores the Current.gpx file in the :\GPX\Current.gpx file, but EPE says it can't read it, and it should be in the :\Garmin\GPX\Current.gpx file. Is there a way to configure EPE to look in another folder?


poi file download

I can't seem to download the poi file. no matter what file I put it in , it says it doesn't have a gpx file in iT ??????? HELP ME PLEASE. I'm stuck, trying to download traffic lights
thank you
I have the nuvie 1390t

Nuvi 755T - Custom POI Question

I haven't made a custom POI in a long time.
I got a Nuvi to replace my StreetPilot c330.

My custom POI's no longer display address info.

I am using Excel and put everything in this 4 column format.

Long Lat Name Address
-90.316029 38.613488 Acero 7266 Manchester Rd., St. Louis, MO 63143

(I do not use the column labels in the .csv)
I then save it as a .csv

Changing info in POI files

I re-vamped and edited some POI's in the "cc's coffeehouse" file I downloaded. I went to CC's website to get my info. How do I upload an edited POI file already in your database?

Description Difference

Ihave several POI TourGuides. On some them the initial screen shows in the description "Alert Information 10 miles" in others this doesn't exist, yet the work. Anyone know hod the difference comes about? I have screenshots.


Transfer custom poi info FROM zumo TO mapsource

Thanks in advance for helping a newb! I have searched but can't find an answer to the following question:

Having just downloaded a custom poi list re the Blue Ridge Pkwy is there a way to import that info into my mapsource program so I can build custom routes using the poi data while working on my desktop?

Again, many thanks.

I'm new here. Help! (Tuesday Morning stores)

I just got a Garmin last month. In a few weeks, I'll be moving (taking a week to drive) from Salt Lake City, UT to Hollywood, FL. I think the POI thing is the coolest thing I've ever seen!

I really want to create a POI for one of my favorite stores, Tuesday Morning. I have no idea how to do this. Is there a tutorial somewhere that I can read to make one?

Mac user


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