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kent.wun

GPS: Garmin nuvi 255W







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I'm a newbie on all this custom POI stuff and would like to ask those in the know what, if any, advantage of using a CSV POI file over a GPX POI file for a Garmin nuvi 255W.

As far as editing, the CSV file loads up nicely in my Excel spreadsheet and I can edit the data if needed. I think I looked at the GPX file and it appeared to be like an XML parsed file.

Can anyone enlighten me on the difference?

Cheers...Kent
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kcoombe

GPS: 1490T







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I believe that the major difference is file size - the CSV file can contain less info in a smaller file.

However, I like the csv option as it can be more easily edited.
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gwest7

GPS: Garmin 1490T







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If you have Mapsource software on your computer. You can import the GPX files and view them on the map.
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leewayne

GPS: KNA-G520







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hi there so do you only use 1 of the 2 files ? ( CSV or GPX )

because i am having problems with not telling my where speed camras are.

the 1st day i did it they worked then stopped after i put some more poi in.

black spots work thats about it.
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busotti

GPS: Garmin 1490







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You are supposed to upload only one (CSV or GPX). If you upload both then others report getting two POI files on their device.

The Garmin POI loader changes the CSV into a GPX. However the GPX files on this site contain extra information, such as distance away from the POI to trigger the proximity alert (i.e. select 100 m, 200 m, 100 ft, 200 ft... to trigger your warning for the POI).

The CSV format it nice to open easily in excel, though.
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kerry_koppen

GPS: street pilot c320







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Thank goodness i found this site as i also was having troubles on which file to use and the csv and the gpx options
I'll keep reading
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