Creating POI files

 

Combining POI files

Still new to POI - I have a bunch I've verified and put on my Nuvi 350. However there are a few files (Greensboro NC parks, streams etc) that I'd relaly love to see combined in one POI file - it'd be easeier to search, load etc.

Whats the easiest way to combine these POI files?

POI File Structure

I did a modest trial creating a POI file. About a dozen points. I saved it in an EXCEL CSV file.

POILoader for Garmin says it can use EXCEL CSV files and it made good on it's promise. The points (and my little bitmap icon) all loaded correctly.

Now I'm back to work putting in all the points. There will be about 180 all told.

My question is:

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Steve

Ball parks

Would be helpful if someone could create a POI for ALL minor league ballparks/teams. Just wishing.

How to Use Text to Speech on StreetPilot i5

Hello,
I loaded my i5 with Red Light Camera data and it accurately displays a textual alert on the screen.

However I have two problems:
1. I also uploaded a mp3 with the red light camera poi. But i don't get the speech warning when the visual alerts are displayed. Is the text to speech functionality available on the i5?

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TriniInXiSlE

Zip Code files

nickjr,
I sent you message about the Zip Code file.

Most Downloaded

I wonder if there is any interest in tracking the most downloaded POI files?

POI Icon BMP files

Hello, I'm new here and have been playing with making the ICON files that go with POI files.

Somewhere I read that the BMP should be saved as 16bit, but I can't get 16bit to work on my Nuvi 360. Saved as 8bit works just fine.

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BD • Nuvi 360 • Mac User

Extracting Coordinates From PDF Files

I am looking for some assistance on how to extract coordinates from PDF files. What I would like to do is go to this website:

http://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/NewCrossing/Def...

and get the GPS coordinates for ALL railroads in Dakota County MN

http://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/NewCrossing/Def...

Making Phone No. work with 550

Can I make custom POI display a phone no. so they function like the pre-loaded PIO's so when the custom PIO is diplayed I see the phone icon so I can call using the bluetooth to my phone.

Gino

Have The Data, Can't get the format right!!

Hello All,

Pre-Loaded vs. Custom POIs

Hello new to this site and GPS units for that matter. I have just purchased a Garmin Streetpilot i5. It came already loaded with the entire US map and x number of POIs. I would like to make my own custom POIs using Excel and the Garmin POI loader. I think I understand how to do that, but my question is how will these custom POIs get loaded onto my unit?

More Radio Station Files?

I'm in the process of creating my own version of AM/FM radio station files from the data at Roadnotes.com. I'm doing individual files of each state of interest to me and I was wondering if there was any interest in this type file as opposed to one huge file?

Bill
Grayson, GA

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 DriveSmart 61

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?

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