Creating POI files


Subscribe to a POI file for updates?

Is there a way to subscribe to a POI file, so I can be notified when it's updated? If not, wouldn't it be cool if there was? Get an email when it's updated.

How do I do this!? (create a POI)

Forgive me for being completely retarded, but how the heck do I create a POI???

I've read everything on this site's FAQ and Garmin's.

I'm no closer to creating a POI than I was several hours ago when I decided to pursue such an undertaking...

Can someone please HOLD MY HAND to get this done?

Garmin Custom POI search and field size limitations??

I use csv format for my Nuvi 200 custom POI's. I have a few questions for experts:

1) Is only the custom POI "NAME" field (3rd or C column on the spreadsheet) searched or does the search function include contents of NAME field plus MEMO field (4th or D column)??


My brother just bouth a 265WT and I been trying to help him to install POI's and for some reason I can't get the voice to announce the upcoming POI's and still get the "ding ding" ...any help?

Thanks: FRGG

Toll mp3

idea Just throwing this out, but I sure would appreciate it if someone would create an mp3 for toll roads that gives a price of $2.00. I have found just about every other amount except for this one. I guess I could do it, but if someone already has the software loaded and what not, well....., you get my drift.

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

Help with Extra POI Editor V4.47

I just moved from a Nuvi 350 to the Nuvi 765T. Have a few questions while using Extra POI Editor V4.47.

Problem with TourGuide in 1490

I have a 1490 and prior to the recent release of 3.40 upgrade I could readily create TourGuides following procedures outline here. Since the 3.40 upgrafde however, I can not create new ones. The ones I have on 1490 still work, but creating new ones eludes me. Using POI Loader 2.54 and Sox 14.3.0.

Anyone else having a similar problem? Has anyone created new TourGuides since 3.40 update.


I have a POI from the Discovery RV Group which was written in text on NotePad. Which format do I select for the Input field on BABEL since there is no selection for NotePad text? I assume the output should be CSV in order to load it to my nuvi 350 using the POI Loader.

In addition, do POI files always have to be CSV in order to load them onto the 350? GPX files will not display on my 350.

Uploading another file format after the fact??

Hello all, I seem to have made an error with a recent post of a CSV file, and I'm not sure how to correct the error. Earlier, I had posted a GPX file titled "2009 Kansas Walk In Hunting Areas". Another user contacted me off line asking if I could also post the CSV version, which I did.

POI Loader Inoperable

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."

alphabetic listing of POI'S on Nuvi 350

Hi all,

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?

Traveling on my Mind. Nuvi 1450 - Etrex Legend CX Nuvii 54 - Garmin Nuvii 65LM

File conversion data loss

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.


Tom Tom to Garmin Files

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

Thanks, M100

Using my Garmin as an address book

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.

Icons and Sound

How do you add both BMP files and sound files to POI posts??

Convert File So I can GeoCode

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

Aaron Grames

movie theaters

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.

Extra_POI_Editor bugs

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.

kyue2 - nuvi 255w

Creating Waypoints so as to Create an Automated Driving Tour

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.

Much thanks

Nuvi 265wt

runtime error 380 in poi esitor

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?

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