Garmin POI's

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  1. Marrwyck

    Marrwyck Read Only Funster

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    Hi everyone,

    Could anyone tell us if there is a list of POI's for a Garmin which cover the following:

    Uk & European POI's for:

    Autogas Stations
    LPG Stations
    Motorhome Parking

    If anyone can convert POI's from Tom Tom to Garmin that would also be helpful.

    Many thxs, :BigGrin:
     
  2. TJ-RV

    TJ-RV Deleted User

    GPSBabel claims to convert between various GPS formats, including Garmin and TomTom. I've never used it, so can't confirm their claims. It's open source, but they do want you to pay a nominal fee and give you a choice of paying $15 or $25.

    The Discovery Owners group maintains a library of map overlay files. For the most part, they are POI files that would be imported to GPS software running on a PC rather than a standalone GPS receiver. But, the GPSBabel software claims to convert to/from these formats. I don't see any UK/European POIs listed, but it might be worth dropping them a note to ask if they/their members are working on them. I've never used any of their downloads, but have read many reports of folks who use them regularly.
     
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  3. GJH

    GJH Funster Life Member

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    I have a UK Motorhome Parking PoI set for download (free) on my web site (see below). There are versions for Tom Tom, Google Earth and CSV (for Flash Earth) but there is also a link to the PoIConvertor program by Richard Davies.

    Using that program you can convert the Tom Tom version to a set usable on a Garmin device.

    Graham
     
  4. paulejw

    paulejw Deleted User

    Hi

    Yes also try Motorhome Parking

    There are free POI's for parking and a database you can download onto your computer whether laptop or pc. However currently the information is quite small why not help build it up by adding parking locations near you.

    Hope this helps.
     
  5. Thepips

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    Have a look at POIEDIT. It assists in the download and management of POIs. They've pulled together a number of different websites and datasets and automatically convert them into your specific format including TomTom, Garmin and many others.

    Regards
    Doug
     
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    Camperstop POI`s

    :thumb: I have down loaded POI to my SD card as a file which you can then put in to your Garmin,then when in a town say in Gremany just look at POI on the sat nav it then gives you a page in the camperstop book for you to look at if you like it just press the go and it will then take you to stop.john
     
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