Creating POI files

 

Sorting Order?

I just wondered if you have a LARGE POI file (and I have no idea how large), would it help the GPS be more efficient if one sorted the file, say buy latitude and then longitude (or vice-versa)?

Thanks,

Bill
Grayson, GA

POI with multiple .JPG'S

OK, so I created a poi file for Colorado ski areas using Mapsource and saving as .gpx file, it contains (I think) 37 locations.

I have no trouble associating a (1) .jpg using the waypoints properties, file/url association method. (naming .jpg same as poi file)

But..... what if I want to associate a different .jpg for each of the 37 locations in the poi file??

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Nuvi 660 & Etrex Vista

New Jersey/New York Malls

Would someone out there be able to post a POI list of New Jersy/New York malls.

My wife and I like to venture out and this list would be real easy if posted to my Garmin c340.

Thanks,

Alan

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Alan-Garmin c340

Is there a freeware POI creator

Hi.

The article on manually crating a POI is good. However, I hate wqorking with spreadsheets. Does anyone know of a freeware software program that lets you easily create POIs?

Thanks.

Here is a summary of how I create POI's

This is, in a nutshell, how I am creating my POI files. If there is an easier way that you guys see, let me know. This may be useful to those that haven't done one yet. I figured this out on my own, so trust me, if I can do it anyone can. A basic knowledge of MS Excel is needed. I am not a technical writer so I apologize if this confuses

help with a poi

i created a poi that will alert me of my speed when i get to that spot . i used the garmin poi loader to get it on my c 330 when i loaded i checked the the speed box and put in the miles per hour i did not put anything in the distance box . when i pull it up on the gps it shows the miles per hour i wanted and it also put in a distance is this the way it should be or did i do something wrong .

Will Alerts work from the SD Card

If you load POI files on the SD Card, will the unit pick-up an alert when you get near the location such as driving past a Best Buy even if you are not going to Best Buy? The POI files show up in the Extras section on my Nuvi 660.

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Garmin Nuvi 2797

Highway speed limits?

I am not sure if this has been asked before and I am sorry if it has. I want to set up some speed limit warnings on the major highways i like to use. Is there a way to set up a poi that can alert if I go over the set speed for a couple miles. Like can I set up two poi's on the highway and have the alert be for that stretch of the highway until the speed is changed?

Category Help

I created a CSV file of all of the Atlanta Braves Radio Networks radio stations, but I'm wondering do I upload it under Radio or Sports? Is there a way to have it in both categories?

Thanks,

Bill

Phone Numbers in POI

I made a POI file of 300 locations, It contains name, address, city, state, zip code, and phone number. When I upload it to my GPS, everything displays except the phone number.

What am I doing wrong?

Which is the lat & long on a maps.google.com link?

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.

POI File Verifier Updated

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:
http://showcase.netins.net/web/topnotchcomputers/Htmls/Misc/...

or simply go to:
www.TopNotchComputers.com
and select "Garmin POI's" in the left window.

And, as before, it's still FREE. No Adware, no Malware, no Spyware!!

RT

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"Internet: As Yogi Berra would say, "Don't believe 90% of what you read, and verify the other half."

TO DAVE817

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.

steep grades

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)

playgrounds

is it good idea to create files with playgrounds and other such places on the roads?

Zumo 550

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?

Step by Step to create POI's?

Ok, I have the downloading of POI's mastered... does anyone have really good directions on how to create the POI files?

Thanks,
Jack

Garmin Nuvi-Converting POI to Favorites

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?

Converting Addresses

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.

Thanks,

Bill
Grayson, GA

File Content?

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
Long,Lat,"City State"

I know I have my own preferences, but was wondering about a standard way of doin' things.

Thanks,

Bill

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