I am an incurably clueless noob. I have searched these forums over and over and still can't figure out how to do what I want.
I have a file I created with the following type coordintates
I save it in a .csv format and my Garmin can read it.
I just checked other poi files and find they are in this type format (which Garmin as no trouble reading)
Is there a program that will do the conversion for me?
As of today, Extra POI Editor doesn't appear in Win 7 when launched. The icon shows up in the taskbar, but nothing on the main screen. If I hover over the toolbar icon, the application preview shows up, but the application area is blank.
Any fixes? This is the main application I use to build POI files for our trips. Help!!!
How many sub-folders will work with the nuvi 50?
Say I have a folder "Food" and within food can I have a folder "Western" and another "Italian" and so on? I can only get the "Food" folder and csv files in that folder to load, the Western and Italian don't appear within the food folder.
I worked in an office where custom POI files were loaded with phone numbers and one other data set (birth date or month).
I have MS Streets & Trips which generates gpx files but does not create GPX files with the "more" data or list the phone number (although the S&T will show the data on the screen).
How can I generate CSV or GPX files which will include the additional data?
I'm wondering if all you nice poi file maintainers and creators, could possibly keep your csv's and or Gpx files when you update them named the same as prior to the update.
Hmm.. doesn't sound right. Ok here's an example. The last time the walmart file was uploaded it was called Wal-Mart_United States & Canada.csv.
Yesterday an update was put on the site called
I'm making a list of custom POI's at the moment using Extra POI editor. The problem is that for some reason some POI's simply will not show when the file is transferred to the unit (Nuvi 2445). I've had a look with excel at the file and can't see any way the ones that don't show up are different.
After loading POI's on my PC I get this error message
"This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action." I do not have the Garmin 2460 plugged in ( will be here tomorrow ) but do have a Garmin POI loader installed. Thanks for the help.
Finally I figured out how to get the CSV files to Basecamp....and the map to show the POIs.
I tried MyPOI Manager, POI Edit, POI Loader and GPSBabel to no avail... I could get the data to transfer but NO Map to show...
Then I downloaded from POI Factory the Tom Tom .0v2 download instead of CSV format.
We have seen several threads regarding proximity alerts.
TurboCCC does not respond to emails. Below is a thread that has useful info about Extra POI Editor (EPE) that he had documented. Lots of help in there.
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.
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?
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 (http://www.poi-factory.com/node/26860). Again, I manually set distance for 7000 feet.
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
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.
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.
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
For the live of me I can not figure this out.. I wanted to send the owner of http://www.poi-factory.com/node/720 this poi another location for them to update it but i can not figure out how can someone help me
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.
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.
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