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Creating POI files


Getting Proximity Alerts to Alert 2

I've seen the original question 'getting Proximity alerts to Alert' but don't want to interfere with his question since mine is a different one.

icons change under MAC

Good morning,
I just bought a mac book pro and installed BaseCamp. I was running BaseCamp under PC till last week.
I want to add new icons in BaseCamp (Mac version) as I was doing in PC, but where to save the .bmp files?
Can you help me?

Bernie Road Captain

Getting Proximity Alerts to Alert

I have a Garmin Nuvi 1695 which I have successfully loaded POIs for speed alerts/ red light cameras, Roadside Oddities, and Rest Areas. I manually set distances to my preferences and all work well. I then tried adding Truck/RV fuel Stations ( Again, I manually set distance for 7000 feet.

converting files for nuvi 2450LM

I have poi's downloaded and in their own subfolders in a main folder I named, "My POI's". These files have extensions that have not been converted (.mp3, .csv, .bmp).
I have renamed them adding "TourGuide" at the beginning with a space then the file.

Example: TourGuide RestAreasCombined(Ver.AZ).csv

Custom POI file question

I have a bunch of Custom POI files on a SD card on my 1490T. Is there a way to attach an image file to a custom POI file? I can do it in My Favorites by clicking the additional info and clicking the Edit function to attach a photo but that feature is not available in the list of Custom POI files.

KCLT | Garmin Nuvi 1490T | 1350 | Lifetime Maps | Clear Channel Traffic

Is there some way to list POIs by location

Is there some way to list POIs by location rather than by subject?

For instance, suppose that I'm visiting a new area and want to put in all the POIs in the vicinity so that I can pull up a restaurant, nightlife or museum nearby.

Custom audio and alert tone possible for redlight cameras?

Once upon a time I used to have the custom wav file playing right after a double-tone ring alerting me to a redlight camera but it has not done it for a while. Any clues on how I can set it up like that rather then just having the wav file play?

GPS: Garmin 255W

Canada's Team: The Winnipeg Jets Offer not valid in BC, AB, ON, QC

How to add a location to a existing poi

For the live of me I can not figure this out.. I wanted to send the owner of this poi another location for them to update it but i can not figure out how can someone help me

Montana 650,62S,1450,Etrex Venture Hc

M S Streets&Trips

I have had a 1450 for almost two years and am just now starting to try to put things on it. Its overwhelming. This coming spring I'm going to Hawaii. I have all my POIs and such in my 2010 Streets&Trips. How do I transfer them to my Garmin? I do have Base Camp installed on my computer but do not know how to transfer. Or change extensions if needed. I tried to read the FAQs but nothing specific.

Using Basecamp to create a file

When I looked at the FAQ for creating a POI file, I got a great deal of technical information about the detailed specifications buried within the file. That's not what I want to know.

Let's assume I want to upload a file to POI Factory. Let's assume that all of the points are contained within a single list within Garmin's Basecamp.

Kenwood DNX710EX (powered by Garmin) Garmin eTrex 20 Florida Trailheads POI File


What software do you use to create POI files?

POI Naming

Morning people of the GPS world. I am a new member and a relatively new GPS owner/User. I would like to create some new POI's for the area that I live in so others like you could see them or find them if you come to this area. Being NEW means that currently I do not know how to do this task and would like to have a litle assistance in doing my first one.

POI Editor in Linux/Ubuntu


Is there a GPL'd POI Editor for Ubuntu Linux... I like Extra POI Editor on Windows, but I was wondering if there is anything available for Linux.


Coordinate "flipping" utility for Excel

ExcelFlip is a pair of Excel macros that use modified Copy and Paste keyboard shortcuts to "flip" back and forth between

- a pair of [lon,lat] coordinate values in two adjacent Excel cells, and

- a pair of comma-separated [lat,lon] values on the Windows clipboard.

Folks who maintain their POI files in Excel may find it useful when copying coordinates to and from Google Maps.

TomTom GO 720 (for driving), Samsung Galaxy Nexus (for walking)

Coordinate "flipping" utility for the Windows clipboard

ClipFlip.exe is a Windows utility that looks for a pair of coordinates (in decimal degrees) on the Windows clipboard and "flips" the order of the coordinates. Folks who maintain their CSV files in Notepad may find it useful when copying coordinates to and from Google Maps.

For more information, the download link, and installation instructions, see

TomTom GO 720 (for driving), Samsung Galaxy Nexus (for walking)

GPX vs. CSV question

I have just recently got a new Garmin. My last one was about 8 - 9 years old and never put any POI's on it myself. I want to give it a shot and try to put some on my new 3790llmt. I went to the POI page and downloaded a bunch into my computer. Now I have the task of trying to figure out how - so I am going to read all that I can.

Redlight and Speedcamera data

I would like to create a Redlight and Speedcamera file on my PC and use the Garmin POI Loader to transfer the collected data to my nuvi 3790.
There are several sources from where this data is available for download : POI Factory, GPS Data Team, POI Plaza, Trappster, SCDB, Hpatlik and others.

Garmin 660 (+CN-EU on SD), 775, 3790 (+CN-EU on SD), 3597 and ecoRoute HD.

City Parks or City Parks That Have Camping Areas

I would like knowabout city parks that have camping areas.

CSV File format

Is it possible to change other file formats to CSV ? AS I wouod like to use the Flying J/Pilot POI in my
Rand-McNally 7710
If so how ? Let me know at

G. Walker

Volvo navigation system uses .idx format for custom POIs - HELP!

I'm trying to upload the POI Factory red-light cameras file to my Volvo navigation system. Unfortunately, it only reads .idx format files. Does anyone know how to convert the POI factory's .csv format to the .idx format or have any idea of another way to get this to work with the Volvo system.

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