Query: Garmin Mapsource & POI Loader

Submitted: Friday, Jun 12, 2009 at 22:00
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I am trying to transfer two sets of POIs onto the SD card from my Kenwood DNX7034BTNAV Head unit. It uses the Garmin navigation engine.

One set of POIs comes from my Nuvi 660. They are POIs that I have loaded when actually at that location.

The other POIs are the Camps4 POIs which are in a combination of .csv and .bmp files. I have successfully loaded these onto my Nuvi in the past using POI Loader.

I can get these onto the SD card using POI Loader but when I go to Mapsource to load my Custom POIs it overwrites the POIs that were loaded first.

POI Loader says I can transfer the Camps POIs into Mapsource but when the process is complete I can't find them, or they are not recognised as a format that Mapsource can use.

Frustrating, to say the least.

Basically I want to put 2 different sets of POIs onto an SD card without overwriting (and thus removing) any existing POIs. I can do each process separately but then the first lot is removed.

Can anyone shed some light?

If the answer is lengthy please MM me for my email address.

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Reply By: Member - Bentaxle - Friday, Jun 12, 2009 at 22:46

Friday, Jun 12, 2009 at 22:46
Contact Brian at www.gpsoz.com.au he should be able to point you in the right direction
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Reply By: KennyBWilson - Saturday, Jun 13, 2009 at 10:06

Saturday, Jun 13, 2009 at 10:06
The POI will only overwrite if it has the name file name.

I use another technique by using a program called Gsak,
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Reply By: On Patrol & TONI - Saturday, Jun 13, 2009 at 10:52

Saturday, Jun 13, 2009 at 10:52
Gone Bush
what I do is open 2 Mapsorce windows simultaneously and then copy the waypionts from one and paste it into the other, then save the new file with whatever name l want it to be. Quite simple really.
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Follow Up By: Robin Miller - Saturday, Jun 13, 2009 at 12:27

Saturday, Jun 13, 2009 at 12:27
I take that path as well Colin , still do extra processing elsewhere though like sorting etc in Ozi
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Reply By: Gone Bush (WA) - Saturday, Jun 13, 2009 at 15:51

Saturday, Jun 13, 2009 at 15:51
Thanks everyone for your replies, including by MM.

The solution, as indicated above and from Dave B by MM, was to rename one file something other than poi.gpi because the second lot of POIs looks for a file called poi.gpi and overwrites it.

So I renamed my Camps files "Camps4.gpi" and they appear on the Kenwood under Extras and left my personally created ones as poi.gpi because that is where more personally created ones will look to live when I do some more and they appear under Favourites.

Thanks to you all.

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Reply By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Saturday, Jun 13, 2009 at 19:49

Saturday, Jun 13, 2009 at 19:49
Gone Bush
Put all POI's into the same folder then upload using POI Uploader.
you didn't look in my GPS webpage for help ...

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Follow Up By: Gone Bush (WA) - Saturday, Jun 13, 2009 at 19:53

Saturday, Jun 13, 2009 at 19:53
Yeah, I did look Doug,

but once more I couldn't go past reading Dusty's story and ended up weeping into my weetbix.

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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Saturday, Jun 13, 2009 at 20:38

Saturday, Jun 13, 2009 at 20:38
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