Creating POI files


Using Position Finder with Google Maps

At the suggestion of other folks on the forum I have installed Position Finder into Google Maps, but I'm having a problem with it.

If I enable Position Finder in My Maps and then use the "Search Maps" text box and button, My Maps closes. If I find the position first and then open My Maps, the position marker disappears.

I'd appreciate some insight into what I'm doing wrong.

Thank you.

nüvi 760 (


Installed some new POIs along with icons. Renamed the icons to match the .csv files, however when viewing the icons on the map their color has a strong green tint to it.

Can anyone shed some light as to why this is happening?

Only one of the icons of the many that I used looks perfect.

Lone Ranger using ALK's CoPilot 7 Truck

I don't see any other fools using CoPilot! I'm not very savy with this stuff, but the manual says that it accepts POIs on OV2 format. This hasn't worked.

All of the other POIs are in CFG format.

Can I convert the US Weigh Station POI which is in CSV format to CFG format?

i dont know how but maybe someone can

cool i was wondering if someone could create thermoking dealers poi files.which is for tri pacs on trucks and reefers on trailers , that would be great i drive a semi and could really use this file your truck stop files really come in handy thnx alot guys for the files we all have.

Having Problems With Walmart POI

I am trying to add a walmart to the walmart POI file. The location's address is 1060 South Watson, Buckeye, AZ 85326, (623) 474-6728. I am went to the store and it lists the coordinates on my Nuvi as 33°26.271, 112°33.550. Well I entered -112.33386 and 33.26224. I figured that's how I need to convert it for the bottom line. Well that brings me to some other place.

Time from submission to availability?

This morning I submitted my first POI file and since it did not appear right away I assume it is being vetted by site staff - no complaints there.

Just wondering how long it usually takes between the submission of a POI file and its appearance on the site.

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Excel GPX to Delimited/Import Utility

Well, I'm not sure if it's ready for "prime time", but I'm throwing it out there anyway. No warranty, use at your own risk, your mileage may vary, yada yada yada.

I've made an Add-In for Excel that converts gpx files to csv or tab files and loads them into Excel. I think it's a good compliment to Extra POI editor, GeePeeEx, etc. when you want to mess with large groups of POI's.

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.

Legal or not

I am going to generate some POI files for my trip to Italy.
They take up less space then waypoints.
Since I am creating these for myself, no reason not to share then.
However I know there are some rules about what can be posted.
Since they are for my personal use, I am not concerned how I get them.

It's these changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes Nothing remains quite the same With all of our running and all of our cunning If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane

POI use

I was wondering, in what form most people here use their POI's so they show up on the map when you are near/pass them?
With or without a proximatey alert?
Accessed through 'Where to..Extras...Custom POI'?

Creating Poi File with address rather then lat/lon

I'm sure this question has already been asked, but is there a way to create a poi file using addresses rather then latitude and longitudes? If so, can some one please point me in the right direction wither it be a tutorial or another thread?

POI File Categories

This is just a general question concerning the status of the POI File Categories. With the large number of new poi files being created is there any effort underway to make the file categories more efficient?
There seems to be some basic categories missing, like banks, etc. Unless you know the exact name of a file you will have a difficult time searching the alpha list.
Anything in the works?

Names in Mapsource Question

I want to give the same name to a bunch of different waypoints in Mapsource. (Without editing everyone first) How is it done? Thanks.

Goecoding - how to deal with poor input data?

I'm currently trying to geocode the coordinates for a national "chain" of about 500 locations that I got from their website (state by state). The problem is that many locations have very poor addresses, often just a Highway name rather than a specific address. And one location gives a P.O Box with a city and state but no street address at all.

VantagePoint - POI Category Assignment - How to?

I have created and downloaded a few POI's. I can get them into Magellan's VantagePoint software no problem.
I have learned how to add and use Icons with POI's.

How do I assign a winery to the "Winery" poi category so that when I click on "Wineries" it shows up and when I don't have "Wineries" active it does not show up?

Thanks you your thoughts...SSBN610


POI Icon Library Dowload

I'm a Windows XP user and would like to download all the available POI Icons, but would rather not have to "click and save-as" for each one. Is there a .ZIP collection of all the available icons in one file that I can download?

Garmin POI to Magellen POI

Good day all,

I have both Garmin and Magellan GPS's. I have a custom garmin map (.img) on an SD card that gets loaded from the SD card that has custom POI's located under FOOD in the searches.

Is it possible to extract these POI's from the img so I can convert them for use on my Magellan?

Thanx for any advise.


Help for a newbie

Thanks in advance:
I have the Nuvi 660 and have been manually loading poi's in cvs form with poi loader. Each one of course I am entering an alert distance. For instance for an atm 800 feet but for a state park 5 miles. How do I either use GeePeeEx to batch load distances, ie. atm.csv all 800 feet or stateparks.csv all 5 miles or is there another way? The manual method is wearing me out!

In & Out Burger

has anyone done POI's for CA & NV. I know this is a popular place for locals but the rest of us might like to crash the party.

How do you create a POI file with dialable phone numbers?

Thank you in advance for your information.

Can someone tell me why my Custom Icons work in Street Pilot but not in Nuvi?

I have been creating my own Custom Icons for about two years on my Street Pilot and they always worked. I recently bought a Nuvi 360 and tried to install the Custom Poi in the unit. The postion is right but some of my Icons are messed up.(Not all of them)I have used the 20x23 pixels and 73.00 Resolution.

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