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Can someone help with the best way to save your pois on the computer to best transfer them to my garmin. Is is better to put them in seperate folders i.e. shopping - restaurants etc.
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jarpenner

GPS: Garmin Nuvi 255W







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You can save them anywhere on your PC or external drives for future use. I recommend that you create a folder called Garmin. Within that folder I would create three additional folders called:

Garmin GPX
Garmin POI BMP
Garmin WAV (This f for Nuvi 2xx models)
Garmin MP3 (This is for newer models)

Now when you download a POI (.gpx), save it to Garmin GPX. Save the .bmp file in the Garmin POI BMP forlder and finally save your .wav or .mp3 file in either Garmin WAV or Garmin MP3.

It is importatnt to keep your .gpx files all together. If you don't, each time you load a new POI, it will erase the previously installed one. You need to install them all at once.

To install the POI's you need to use POILoader, which is available on this site. In some cases you may need to download the "sox.exe" file and place into the same folder as your POILoader.exe file.

God luck.
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chiltern471

GPS: Garmin 360







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Thank you Jarpenner - I have saved POIs as CVS will this matter or do I have to change them?
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jeffreies

GPS: Navi 1490T







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chiltern wrote:
Can someone help with the best way to save your pois on the computer to best transfer them to my garmin. Is is better to put them in seperate folders i.e. shopping - restaurants etc.
thanks for the help.


Hi,
Yes ..if you just download your POI file save it to a note pad format into a folder named POI lets say in my documents on you computer and then install your POI loader ..connect Garmin to computer run POI loader an upload your POI's from the folder that you had placed them in ...easy... as explained here: http://www.gps-data-team.com/installation_instructions_garmin_poi_loader_3.php
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maksim

GPS: Garmin 3790t







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May I see somehow, doing a quick test that the POI is actually used by the device, I mean if I want to be 100% sure before my trip that the POI is there...
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jeffreies

GPS: Navi 1490T







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To find POI's that you just loaded on your Garmin, look in your extra's tab then POI CUSTOM tab then you will see all that has been loaded. If you touch each on then they will come up on screen ..
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jeffreies

GPS: Navi 1490T







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maksim wrote:
May I see somehow, doing a quick test that the POI is actually used by the device, I mean if I want to be 100% sure before my trip that the POI is there...


To find POI's that you just loaded on your Garmin, look in your extra's tab then POI CUSTOM tab then you will see all that has been loaded. If you touch each on then they will come up on screen .. Very Happy
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gnproducts

GPS: Garmin nuvi 1450LMT







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Do both the csv and gpx files need to be loaded into the Garmin for it to work correctly?
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rodney_button

GPS: Garmin Nuvi 855, Garmin Nuvi 2797







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gnproducts wrote:
Do both the csv and gpx files need to be loaded into the Garmin for it to work correctly?

No, you only need to download ONE of the two files. I read on this forum that the preferred order of data files is -
1. Garmin GPX or
2. Garmin POI or
3. Garmin POI GPX or
4. CSV
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