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.
We occasionally travel well into Wisconsin from Minnesota. I would like to configure my Garmin StreetPilot 2730 to notify me each time I cross a county line. Can something like this be set up?
POI edit 2007 is now available. You can either use the check for updates option on POI Edit 2006 under Help or go directly to the site: http://www.poiedit.com/downloads.htm
Ok i appolgize if this has been posted before but i am new to the portable GPS and am trying to create my own pois. I first searched google earth found what I wanted and saved as kml file. when I opened the file in POI edit all was left was the name and x/y co-or. I would like to still have the Address and phone numer in my poi's without having to manually edit each one. is this possible?
Based on the suggestion from jamos, I've changed the POI file upload to allow GPX or CSV files. Garmin POI Loader is able to read either format, and GPX is the preferred format for many other GPS brands.
This is useful for garmins that have dialing capabilities. I personally own the c550.
Come on you fellow "Wisconsinites", someone out there create more POI for the rest of us! I wish I had the know how!
I purchased a Nuvi 660 in November of 06 and another one this week. I downloaded my POI file (originally compiled from a Magellan Meridian Color) from Expert GPS into each unit as soon as I got them but the new one does not show the blue flag icon for each POI on the map. I can pull a POI up and navigate to it otherwise but can't see it on the map.
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