I've created and (Miss POI kindly published) a .gpx file covering POIs we developed for our upcoming trip to O'ahu. But as part of that effort we also created a .doc file actually describing those POIs in some detail. And for most we were able to find and include links to sites having abundant detail.
I wanted to make a Cigar shops of Oklahoma collection, but I can not figure out how to make a POI file. I use a mac and I have a garmin c550. I am a noob when it comes to working with GPS, seeing as how i just got my first one 3 days ago. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Any Excel experts here?
I am trying to load POI files into MapSource using Garmins latest POI loader.When I start the POILoader, I select the option for MapSource and then it asks for a .gpi file name I want to use. MapSource uses a.gdb format. I have tried it loading .csv files and .gpx files. It says points are loaded, but it is loading them into the .gpi file I have named.
With different sites to find latitude and longitude I find that they are hardly ever the same. I enter an address to get the location and get different results. So which one is the most accurate? Then sometimes a couple of the sites will tell me failed to return a result. I usually go to google, geocoder, ibegin, terraserver or yahoo.
I have an ASUS R300, which uses IGO and Tele-Atlas files and data [I believe]. The *.POI files are by state and there is also one for Canada as a whole. There is a mini file for Puerto Rico too. Anyway, since there are lots of missing POT that I want to add, HOW do I do that?
Last night I installed the POI application from Garmin. I then went crazy downloading every Michigan POI file from this sight, then loading them on my Nuvi 200. Then I looked up hospitals on my device, and noticed some where listed twice, and in some cases, identitcal hospitals have different distances of about .2. I then ran the "remove added custom POI from device" program.
Just a suggestion. If a POI file contains all 48 (50) states, I know sometimes it is not possible, or easy to sort it by state, depending on how the data was built or formatted. When I download such a file, I only want to load MO and IL, as I have a C330, and my storage capacity is limited. When I take a trip, I will load the appropriate states.
I am new to the GPS world, having just purchased a Nuvi 260W. Is it not possible to load, say, a McDonald's POI file so that when you search Fast Food, all those locations in the custom POI also appear? In other words, do custom POIs appear in any of the pre-existing folders (Food, Recreation, etc.), or are they only accessible via the Custom POI folder?
I want to make some tourguide poi s for buffalo wild wings I have the poi for it but how do i make it a tourguide so when i am near one it will set off my alert
the file i have is BuffaloWildWings_V.csv
I've installled a few POI's on my new Garmin Nuvi 660. I know they are installed, as they appear in my "Extras" folder inside my "Custom POI's. My question is, why don't they appear on my map? A couple are only a few miles from my home and they do not show up. Do I need to save each one as a favorite to see them on my map?
I need some help. I purchased the school zone alert ov2 and downloaded it to My Garmin folder. The file is a zip file that is not recoginized when I use PPO Loader to try and down load it to my Garmin 780.
I haven't had any luck getting a response from the company that I purchased it from.
Hi, Im new at this gps thing and was wonder what can I use to find coordinates by road intersections.
I've read the FAQs and several related topics which answered most, but not all, of my questions.
I know from the FAQ that the normal Garmin CSV format is:
lon,lat,"Name","Comment" with the 3rd & 4th fields in double-quotes. I even looked at a few files from this site with Notepad to verify the format.
This quote, from an old thread, is the closest I found to my question:
Anybody able to add POI's to HK GPS-300?
How do I do that? I changed all the .mp3, .bmp, and the .csv's all the same name. But when I load them into the gps using poi-loader and start driving near a place I know have the mp3 alert it doesn't sound. Yes, the Garmin Nuvi 350 supports mp3s.
I am new to this, and think that I just loaded the POI file for Good Sam Campgrounds on to my nuvi 650. Now how do I also load the Icon for Good Sam on to the nuvi and then be able to click on it to find a Good Sam campground near a particular location?
If you guys are not aware of this extension for firefox, I wanted to alert you to it, as I have found it incredibly useful for compiling POI files. The extension is called TableTools and the link to it is:
The feature that I use most for compiling POIs is "copy as CSV" and "copy as tab delimited"
OK - here's the deal, obviously from my perspective -
I am unable to get my mp3 alert files to work for my custom POI's. Extensions are all good; file name is good; icons work; text alerts work; just not the audio alert. The audio alert I do get is a ping-ping, which I believe is a standard alert for approaching 'whatever'.
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