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Garmin owners can download free Garmin POI updates. We provide free Garmin POI Loader data: Free Garmin POI updates, speed cameras, redlight cameras, converters and POI management tools.

All files are in a Garmin GPI, CSV and Garmin GPX file format.

GPI files:
- Save downloaded GPI files directly to your Garmin (POI folder) and restart your device, as explained here: POI Loader.

CSV and GPX files:
- CSV anf GPX installation instructions are available here (basic) or here (advanced). Get Garmin Poiloader software here: POI Loader

Here you can read tracks and waypoints with Google maps: Tracks and Waypoints Map for supported Garmin GPS devices.

All recent POI updates are marked with: (registered users only).

All talking POI files are marked with:


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Mark

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Custom POI's are available here: Garmin POI.

Road safety camera POI's are available here: Speed and redlight cameras for Garmin.

Customized Garmin vehicle files are available here: Garmin Vehicles.

Software to create your own Garmin voices and Free-for-all voices for Garmin are available here: Garmin Voices.

Download audio alerts for Garmin (mp3 audio alerts) if you want to add custom POI sounds to our extra POIs:

MP3 sample voice alerts:
Traffic camera ahead - download
Speed camera ahead - download
Redlight camera ahead - download
School zone ahead - download

WAV sample voice alerts:
Traffic camera ahead - download
Speed camera ahead - download
Redlight camera ahead - download
School zone ahead - download

More free Garmin WAV and BMP files are available here:
https://www.gps-data-team.com/pda-gps-navigation/topic/8577.html#21966


You may need a SOX if you have to use Garmin WAV files. Find more about Sox: Sox fix.

Our Talking POI files for Garmin and other GPS brands are located in our POI download zone.
They are marked with this mark: . They are available to our active members.
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sunfrog

GPS: garmin nuvi 760







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Silly question, which folder in the Garmin GPS do these files go in?
Thx.
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kappelmd

GPS: Garmin Nuvi 550







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Do I need to edit the my custom POI files to implement these audio alerts?
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justforfun

GPS: TomTom 910, Garmin 770, Garmin IQue M5, TomTom Rider, Etc







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Been pa-rousing the web for the last couple of days and think I have it figured out. From what I have gathered, if you want to have sound and symbol included in your file you would have one directory with three items in it. The first being the Garmin CSV file, the second being the BMP file and the third being the Garmin MP3 audio alert file.

They "all" have to have the same name:

Speed_Trap-USA.csv
Speed_Trap-USA.bmp and
Speed_Trap-USA.mp3
Download all 3 Garmin files here: https://poidirectory.com/poifiles/united_states/safety/

The Garmin's POI loader will link all three Garmin files when it uploads it to your Garmin. Haven't had a chance to test so correct me if wrong.
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madpb

GPS: Garmin Zumo 550







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justforfun wrote:


They "all" have to have the same name:

Speed_Trap-USA.csv
Speed_Trap-USA.bmp and
Speed_Trap-USA.mp3
Download all 3 Garmin files here: https://poidirectory.com/poifiles/united_states/safety/



So what and how does this file fit into/with the above 3 files??

'Speed_Trap.gpx'
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k3rs

GPS: Nuvi 265WT







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The GPX file is the Garmin specific version of the CSV one. You don't need both.
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Torrent

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When using the POIUploader application, it is this that merges the three items (data, image and audio files) together and uploads it to your device. The CSV file is what holds the co-ordinates thus is essential.





mattchenzo

GPS: Garmin nuvi 780`







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and please someone correct me if i am wrong, but it seems like there is no difference (at least on stuff downloaded from this site) between csv files and gpx files, you need either or, but not both, and it doesnt matter which one you download.


so you need

speed_trap.mp3
speed_trap.bmp
and EITHER
speed_trap.csv
OR
speed_trap.gpx

the POI loader program will do the rest for you, and your garmin will warn you when you drive near a speed trap. Sweet...
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I have just recently purchased a Garmin Nuvi 285WT to replace a Garmin C340. I downloaded numerous POI files for the C340. I am trying to do the same for the new 285wt. I travel in a motor home and want such as the Walmart,etc. overnight stopping places.







basirb

GPS: Garmin Nuvi 2579lmt







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Jimw, why don't you simply reuse previously downloaded POI files?
You can load all previously downloaded POI files using the POI Loader, or simply copy your existing POI.gpi to your new Garmin unit. You can also rename your old poi.gpi, as explained here.
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vatoonen1

GPS: nuvi 265wt







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I havent updated my POI's since 2008, and forgot the process. After visiting this topic, it makes more sense, and after wasting a few hours figuring it out I should have come straight to this topic. Good information Mark............
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cyendle

GPS: Nuvi 760







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It's the same for me. Been a long time since I updated my Safety alerts.

Thankyou for making them available.


Charles
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seagame2001

GPS: 255W







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Thanks for the instruction I played around finally I got it working

Great

Thanks
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romyk

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sunfrog wrote:
...which folder in the Garmin GPS do these files go in?
Thx.
If you are attempting to store a track on your GARMIN GPS go to Garmin/GPX file and save the file in this directory. But name it something other than current. If you name it current it will just be over written as you use your gps. Call it Trip 1, Trip 2, etc. Or anything related to the track.

Jim




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