Creating POI files


GPX vs. CSV question

I have just recently got a new Garmin. My last one was about 8 - 9 years old and never put any POI's on it myself. I want to give it a shot and try to put some on my new 3790llmt. I went to the POI page and downloaded a bunch into my computer. Now I have the task of trying to figure out how - so I am going to read all that I can.

Redlight and Speedcamera data

I would like to create a Redlight and Speedcamera file on my PC and use the Garmin POI Loader to transfer the collected data to my nuvi 3790.
There are several sources from where this data is available for download : POI Factory, GPS Data Team, POI Plaza, Trappster, SCDB, Hpatlik and others.

Garmin 660, 775, 3790, 3597 and ecoRoute HD.

City Parks or City Parks That Have Camping Areas

I would like knowabout city parks that have camping areas.

CSV File format

Is it possible to change other file formats to CSV ? AS I wouod like to use the Flying J/Pilot POI in my
Rand-McNally 7710
If so how ? Let me know at

G. Walker

Volvo navigation system uses .idx format for custom POIs - HELP!

I'm trying to upload the POI Factory red-light cameras file to my Volvo navigation system. Unfortunately, it only reads .idx format files. Does anyone know how to convert the POI factory's .csv format to the .idx format or have any idea of another way to get this to work with the Volvo system.

Drag Strip CSV file for the southeast U.S.

I am trying to create a csv file with southeast dragstrip
locations. Hope i didnt miss a listing already in process
or already completed.Let me know if this is something that might be desired.


Even a blind hog finds an acorn occasionally.

applying changes to a poi file

When I load my POI files I choose custom so I can change the distance alerts begin, how can I make these changes permanent. Now everytime I load new/updated files I have to go through each and every one and make the changes all over again via the POI loader.

Make sense?


. 2 Garmin DriveSmart 61 LMT-S, Nuvi 2689, 2 Nuvi 2460, Zumo 550, Zumo 450, Uniden R3 radar detector with GPS built in, includes RLC info. Uconnect 430N Garmin based, built into my Jeep. .

Create POIs from Google Earth

Hi everyone just watched a video on YouTube on how to create POIs from Google Earth. Very informative and easy to follow…..just what I needed

You will also need kml to cvs converter, Note you will need java to run this program

Hope this helps

Unable to Upload Updates

I've got a new edition of the Free WiFi files. For the
past two [2] days ... I've been unable to upload the

The upload session times-out.

I've tried two different computers, both running XP.
Also tried three different browsers (IE, Firefox, Opera)

I spend 80% of my money on airplanes & beer. The rest is wasted.

Microsoft Script Errors

When I bring up Movie Locations.csv in EPE, for the purposes of doing global proximity alerts, I get a Microsoft Script Error, and EPE aborts.

Anyone else get this? Anyone know how to fix it?

NUVI40 Kingsport TN


Given a choice for downloading, what are the pro's and con's for each format for POI files?

Is there any reason why CSV POI files aren't also posted as GPX?

Assigning proximity alerts in batches

I have tried searching but cannot find this. I would like to take a file such as a rest stop file and assign the same 3 mile proximity alerts to all the rest stops in the file. I do not want to have to go through each POI separately. Is there a way to do this? Thanks.

Best place to represent a location?

There are tools to generate coordinates from a list of addresses, but what if you are physically at the location and want to capture the coordinates?

Where is the best place for the coordinates? At the front door of the establishement? At the entrance to the parking lot? At the closest point on the nearest main road?

Jim F.

Pickleball - Places to play

Pickleball is one of the fastest growing AMERICAN sports today. The lists where to play on a sloppy excel spreadsheet. Can anyone create a POI from this? Right now I must add these 1 at a time as I'm still too new to create a POI file. I prefer GPX but can convert.

Thanks... this is my first post.

POI Shell Icon little red square?

My GPS doesn't show any (proper) POI for Shell Gas stations ( in western BC) ( Standard OIL ( Chevron) does show ) all other stations is just a little black pump .. But never received the Shell POI., I was fortunate enough for someone to guide me here to this site, and I installed the Shell POI .., but today noticed instead of the colorful Yellow shell it is just a 'square red box' ..

Coquitlam BC

POI Verifier

Gee, I have been away for a year or more... and things change so fast. The POI Verifier program I used will not work on my Windows 7 (64 bit) machine. I understand that the web site is shut down due to the contributers health problems. Is there any way I can get a copy of POI Verifier that will work on Windows 7?

Hope this isn't off topic....


NUVI 885-T POI files change name when uploaded to unit?

How can I change the name of a POI file so when I install on Garmin 885-T so I can install nore than one to chose the one I want?

icons on nuvi 3590

How come I can't see the icon symbols of the different locations I have downloaded...Some only have dots instead of the business's symbol?

HOW TO LOAD RLC on units using iGO navigation software

A number of aftermarket car head units use iGO (or Primo) navigation software. I just bought an Advent (Audiovox) unit.

1) File Format: X,Y,TYPE,SPEED,DirType,Direction separated by , but saved with txt extension. 3 is the dirtype code of a red light camera. Most RLC files, including the ones in this site, don't have directional information. In those cases the record ends with 3 zeros.

poi files,car speakers and red light cameras

I recently purchased a Garmin 1390LMT from Costco.
I previously had a nuvi760 which I just loved because of what it will do.

I noticed the 1390LMT does not have an output jack so you can you use your car speakers.any solution to this?
Also can POI and redlight/speed camera data and sounds be loaded on to this unit? If so do do you load it to the microsd card?

Me Bigmac
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