Europe Campsites with GPS

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  1. Bulletguy

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    Im looking for any good websites (apart from ACSI), listing campsites throughout all european countries, preferably listing gps co-ordinates.

    Any recommendations folks?
     
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    Blimey!

    Nobody on the forum able to answer this then? :Eek!:
     
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    Up to now Guide camping world seem pretty well detailed.


    This Camping Poland, Campsite Poland was once a good one which i used last year as it covered the whole of europe.....but for some strange reason most of the sites indicated have disappeared. It used to show little vans which you then clicked on to open the the location detail.

    Main areas i'm looking for are Germany, Austria, Czech, Slovenia, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria
     
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  6. sinbad1

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    Have a look at this one

    Regards

    ps
    ummmm! just been browsing this site def one for my favorites, if you find campsite by map overview, you can change to satelite view , click on campsite for info.
     
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  7. Crazy Keith

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    :Wink:Try AireCampingCar.com for France. PACA for Spain.

    A good start is to enter Motorhome stopovers into google, that gave me pACA for Spain
     
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    Yes.........looks a good 'un. Very similar 'set up' to that Polish based site which used to have little van symbols on to indicate sites.
     
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    I am always travelling with Archie's POIs: ARCHIESCAMPINGS

    There you'll find several databases to download, as well as a link to another page, Europa
     
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    Tried the full europe download but the file is corrupt!

    But exactly what does it give anyway? Just POI's? Because that and "extra info" are the only icons available. The "camping" icon doesn't do anything!
     
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    Hi, Bulletguy,

    If you go to download page (from Archie's page) ARCHIESCAMPINGS and you press "Download POIs" you get a file you should install on a GPS.

    For instance, you get archies_europe.zip file. After unzipping (it is not corrupted), you get several folders, depending on which is your GPS. I've got a TomTom, so I'd be interested in TOMTOM-ov2_Archie_vs_01-04-09 folder. In that folder there are 2 files (for instance archies_europe-n.bmp and archies_europe-n.ov2), which I would copy into my map folder, from my TomTom.

    So then, by using TomTom, I could navigate to these POIs, looking for a campingsite nearby the current position, o close to a particular city, for example.

    If you'd like it, you could examine these POIs on your PC by downloading a free program, POIEdit, which would allow you to edit the archies_europe-n.ov2 file and look at the content, which is something like:
    Blarney Park - Blarney (01/04-31/10) 51,9475 -8,547
    (so you'll only see the camping site name, city, and coordinates, and you can also see where is it located, on a map)

    The real interest of these POIS is to use them with a GPS.
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    In case you preferred a human readable listing, then from ARCHIESCAMPINGS you would select button "extra info" instead of downloading POIs, so you be forwarded to another page, Campinglinks Europa , where you would further select.

    For example, by pressing the Great Britain flag, and afterwards the motorway icon, you would be then in http://users.telenet.be/leo.huybrechts/gb-frame.htm.
    Here you could select one of the motorways, and you would obtain a listing with all camping sites not further than 15 km. from a motorway exit.

    I find this listing particularly interesting when I am crossing Europe, en route.
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    If you have a GPS you can download the corresponding "Eurpean highways" POI file from ARCHIESCAMPINGS , and you could query your GPS about camping sites not further than 15 km. from any motorway exit, either close to your current position, or close to a certain city, or en route to certain city.
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    As you see, you'll also find other categories, such as "camping cheque" or "ACSI" campings.
     
  12. sinbad1

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    Hi Evav

    perhaps not quite what Bulletguy is looking for ;but still an interesting site, part of the poi download includes google satelite view with pushpins and campsite names

    You can zoom in and see the layout of the campsite and its surroundings before you go there.Also so far the pushpins seem to be fairly accurate in their locations, unlike some i've downloaded

    Regards
     
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    Hi sinbad1,

    I had never noticed before the folder included in the download, called "Just a nice Archie- tool for Google Earth_vs_01-04-09", which contains the file "archies_europe.kml", which offers the Google satellite views with pushpins you mention in your post.

    Thanks for the discovery, I find it really nice to play around !! :thumb:
     
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