GPS POI Home POI FilesPOI ToolsPOI MapsGPS ForumSupport
  GPS Data Team
Your local business listing specialists

Home > Forums > Technology > POI downloading problem

Post new GPS POI data or GPS devices related topic in Technology forum   Reply to topic POI downloading problem



Post POI downloading problem     
Reply with quote

Embarassed Hi, when I download any of the POI's for some reason the are in PHP format and have the "word pad" icon. I can open them and save them as an excel.csv file, but the POI loader tells me it is an invalid format.
any help gratefully recieved for a new man to this stuff!

thanks Crying or Very sad


GPS: Garmin Nuvi 760

Post poi download problem     
Reply with quote

This is probably because your computer has been set to recoginise the poi files and use wordpad as the default opener. You need to go to file associations and change the program from wordpad to mapsourse.
View user's profile


GPS: Garmin Zumo 550

Post Save As NOT Open With     
Reply with quote

After clicking on the file you wish to download, always select save as
When downloading it says I can open files with Photoshop... hehe
but choosing Save As will save the file as it is called - don't change anything or give it an extension
I use XP and firefox
View user's profile


GPS: Tom Tom One

Post Change open file program     
Reply with quote

You can also change to file extension but right clicking on the file > properties > open with>change then pick if any program you like
View user's profile


GPS: Mio 701

Post Extensions     
Reply with quote

... or change the setting on the way you view the files, Windows explorer, then tools, options and untick hide extensions, that way you can rename the extension to what ever you want.
View user's profile

Your Name


Post Your comments     
Reply with quote

Add your comment here:


Display posts from previous:   
Post new GPS POI data or GPS devices related topic in Technology forum Reply to topic POI downloading problem
Home > GPS Forum > Technology > Discussion

Page 1 of 1

Jump to:  


Permalink: POI downloading problem | Technology forum