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Creating POI files


Easiest method for batch addresses

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 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.

Garmin Nüvi 265WT,Software Ver. 7.00, City Navigator North America NT 2010.30

Unable to open xml files


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.


Standing at the crossroad, wondering which way I should go to find the answers.

Photography POI

My hobby is photography ,

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 ?


Anyone using DeLorme Products

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?

"Red Light" or "Redlight"

Sam Penrod's excellent page on POI's ( 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.


Activating poi files on Garmin 350

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.

County Lines as POIs?

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?

New version on POI edit now available.

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:

Garmin StreetPilot c530, Mapsource

Creating POI's with google earth,poi edit, and garmin poi loader

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?

Garmin Nuvi 360 V8

Uploading GPX Files

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.

How to create extended .gpx files to include dialable phone numbers for you garmin

This is useful for garmins that have dialing capabilities. I personally own the c550.

Need Wisconsin Input!!

Come on you fellow "Wisconsinites", someone out there create more POI for the rest of us! I wish I had the know how!


POI map icon problem

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.


why poiloader can not see the files on my computer

hello world


I am new to task of creating POI files. How do I convert degrees,minutes,seconds to decimal degrees?

Garmin Looking into nuvi's POI Linebreak Problem

The linebreak problem has been verified in both the nuvi 350 and nuvi 360. I don't know if other nuvi's have this problem.

I just wanted to report the response from Garmin's Tech Support. Here it is, quoted verbatim:
"I have been able to duplicate the issue so I have forward that on to the engineers. In the mean time I would recommend using the temporary solution that you found for your unit to use for the page breaks." (unquote)

I previously posted the 'temporary solution' at:

Garmin's use of 'temporary solution' is promising; at least it sounds like they will work on a 'permanent solution'."

---------------"Internet: Don't believe half of what you read, and verify the other half."---------

Can you create a Guide book?

I was reading some of the other posts and someone suggested a site for tour guides:

Do we have the programs or instructions for how to create a tour guide for a particular city? I have all my fav places in San Diego, and I'd love to make a file with all my fav things to eat and do in the city.

~Caroline =D Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities. - Aldous Huxley


I deleted the original POI file from my garmin. It was in the Garmin POI file on my 550. I had a Garmin 660 stolen and replaced it with a 550. I use a Mac and it was TOO easy to do. My mistake. The 550 will not load without it. It just shuts down. Can some one email me the original poi, which is in the POI folder on the garmin 550…PLEASE?

Ham radio Operator W9WOW. Using Garmin Streetpilot C550. Mac G5 Duo with Mac OS 10.4.10

Setting a POI " Alarm "

I would like to set my Garmin c340 to " Alert "
at a certain place every time I get at least 1800
feet near it. It would be nice to have the red bar
at the top just like a Speed Zone or Redlight Cam.
Is there a way I can do this....



Creating POI Files

I am new to this GPS stuff and want to make some POI files to share. What is the best software to use to
make POI files?

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