I go to maps.google.com and when I find what I'm looking for I press the 'link to this page' which gives me a reusable URL. Im assuming that two of these numbers are the lat and long? I want to lift these and add them into a POI file. Sorry if this is a nubie question, I just started using my Nuvi 350 yesterday
Here is an example link.
I updated the 'POI File Verifier' to correspond to the latest POI Factory's csv download options:
"Garmin CSV - regular line breaks
Garmin CSV - nuvi 350/360 line breaks
Garmin CSV - no line breaks (easier to import)"
Now, via the user's selection, the program creates the 'Verified' file, the 'Modified for nuvi linebreaks' file, and a 'Removed' file with all linebreaks removed. I recently added an option to check the csv POI file for duplicate entries.
More info on what the program does, and the downloads, are available at:
or simply go to:
and select "Garmin POI's" in the left window.
And, as before, it's still FREE. No Adware, no Malware, no Spyware!!
DOES YOUR HARLEY UPDATE INCLUDE MORE DEALERS OR DID YOU JUST PUT IT INTO A CSV FILE FORMAT.HOW DID YOU GET THESE ADDRESSES AND HOW UP TO DATE ARE THEY.
i tow big rv,and i think that many of you which tow rvs,agree that would be great to have file with steep hills(save those brakes,can you smell them)
is it good idea to create files with playgrounds and other such places on the roads?
Greetings & Salutations,
I have a new Zumo 550 and I wanted to know how to create POIs and store them on the unit.
Can someone help me?
Ok, I have the downloading of POI's mastered... does anyone have really good directions on how to create the POI files?
I want to "see" POI's on the screen as I drive past them. I have been able to do this by creating a gpx file in mapsource and saving it. Then renaming it to "current.gpx" and placing it on my Garmin Nuvi 660 in this folder G:\Garmin\gpx. This now has the Nuvi consider the POIs as "Favorites".
Couple of questions.
1. How many favorities can be stored on a Garmin 660?
Sorry I messed up my first post, but here's my second question.
There are a couple of Websites that will convert a street address to Lat/Long using either Google or Yahoo and I was wondering if anyone has used them, and if so, is their accuracy good enough for custom POI files.
I'm making my first attempt at creating a POI file and was wondering if there is some standard as to how the location is shown. i.e.
Long,Lat,restaurant name or
Long,Lat,Street address or
I know I have my own preferences, but was wondering about a standard way of doin' things.
Can I add redlight camera locations to the red light camera POI I have if I get the latitude and longitude from google earth. If yes, do I need to convert the latitude and longitude to degree decimals?
I am new at developing/creating poi files. I have a general question. Is it possible to have a folder with subfolders under the folder? For example, I would like to have a top folder "subject campgrounds" and then subfolders for each state.
My Garmin Zumo contains a directory named "Garmin", in this directory POI loader loads the POI file with a gpi extension and there are also files I assume from Garmin itself with that extension like CyclopsUK082906Sample.gpi.
Is there a software with which I could convert back these files and edit them on my PC, e.g. to correct some errors I detected ?
I am working on correcting my Hooters database, adding addresses, phone #'s and verifying coordinates. What is the easiest method to take address data (from know-where.com for example), and get coordinates into a csv file with the other data such as title, address and phone number? This is quite a large database and doing it manually is tedious.
Anyone know how to convert xml files to something that the Mio c310 is able to read? I am using the IGO POI Explorer to upload the POI that I downloaded from this wonderful website. The problem is IGO can not open xml files. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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just want to know if someone has made database of POI on nature trail ,nature attraction or beautiful palces in and around NY / NJ / PA or CT area ?
I have been a Delorme software and hardware user for over 5 years. I have found a way to search in Street Atlas POI's, and create a spreadsheet with the results. It still takes a lot of editing to create a POI database, but it is a ton faster than any other way I have found yet. Anyone else using Delorme with any sucess?
Sam Penrod's excellent page on POI's (http://www.gpsinformation.org/penrod/poiloader/poiloader.htm...) seems to indicate that "red light" needs to be displayed as one word in order to trigger a proximity alert. Or can there be a space between "red" and "light".
I've downloaded several Red Light POI's and they all have Red Light displayed as 2 words.
I am a newbie with poi business. Have downloaded POI download software. Have downloaded and saved poi files to computer and a SD disk.
Question: How do I access poi information in the Nuvi 350 unit after inserting the SD card? I don's see any way of keying in my subject area.
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