TomTom POI's for Australia

Submitted: Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 21:01
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G'day mates,
i'm new here and have to say "what a great site here, so much proffesional information".

This site helps me to plan our one year travel "PROJECT DREAMTIME 2010" across
Australia with a 4WD Toyota (what else ?).

I've found a good (in my eyes) route starting in Sydney (begin of march) and cruising around on different treks and visiting points of interests.

And thats the question:
Anybody an idea where i can find and download POI-Files for TomTom Devices ?
It should be current ones (e.g. shopping, fuel, national parks, ...).
I've tried gps-data-team.com (not my favorite cause doesnt work that much).

Thx.

sorry for my bad and broken english

salute
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 21:08

Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 21:08
Hi Heiner
If all else fails, buy a new unit when you arrive her in Australia, one with Australian maps and made for the Australian market. The prices have come down over the last couple of year. Depending on what make you are after, you can get the new 4.7 Navmans and some Tom Toms with the latest lane guidance for just over $300 Australian. That way you will not have to bother, as they will all be loaded and ready for you to hit the road and visit the best country in the World.

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Follow Up By: Member - Heiner B (INT) - Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 00:42

Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 00:42
Hi Stephen,

you're right, but that will be the last alternative.

Also i've found this site: http://www.poiplaza.com

seems to be a good site

and you're right with best country in the world :)

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Reply By: Member - res.q.guy (Vic.) - Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 21:32

Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 21:32
Hi Heiner B
You could have a look at "poidb" , it may be of help.
"poidb"
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Follow Up By: Member - res.q.guy (Vic.) - Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 21:47

Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 21:47
Hi Heiner B
You could also have a look at :

"OZPOI"

Cheers
Neil
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Follow Up By: Member - Heiner B (INT) - Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 00:45

Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 00:45
Hi mates,

nobody in australia says "G'DAY" ?????

thought that's the right greeting ????

Also look at http://www.poiplaza.com ...
seem's to be a good place for POI's

thx.
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Follow Up By: Member - John and Val - Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 08:57

Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 08:57
Hi and G'day Heiner,

Just one of the many oddities in our Aussie English. We're a pretty lazy lot! so when we write we tend to use "Hi" because its quick to type. But when we speak face to face we often use "G'day" which is less American and also easy to say. When blokes (men) are being really friendly its "G'day mate".

Cheers,

Val
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Follow Up By: Member - Heiner B (INT) - Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 02:00

Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 02:00
Hi Val,
thanks for explantation, now i see :)

In a few weeks i'll have enough time to learn more of your "Aussie English"...

cheers

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Reply By: Bob of KAOS - Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 06:58

Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 06:58
Heiner

1. Do you have a Tom Tom with Australian maps loaded?

2. Did you know that for a large part of Australia the Tom Tom is of limited use, and you would be better served by a GPS running the Hema Maps or the Australian topographical maps.

3. I am sorry you have to travel second class on your trip around Oz ;-)

Bob

PS I might be able to help with 1 and 2 above

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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 09:08

Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 09:08
I am with Bob here, although your trip will be much enhanced with the ability to navigate to an address and the TomTom does this well.
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Follow Up By: Member - Heiner B (INT) - Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 02:13

Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 02:13
Hi Bob,
here my answers:

1.) Yep, TomTom Go720T with Austalia v840.2562 and extra POI's from Poiplaza.

2.) Yes i know that TomTom isn't able to navigate "Offroad", thats why i travel with additional equipment.

3.) So, we will travel first class (in my eyes) wth the following equipment:

Toyota LandCruiser (Troopcarrier, HJZ78, 2003) fully developed with "kitchen and bed", rooftent, tools, winch, maxtrax, ...

Iridium satphone with prepaid-card valid for one year (cause no EPIRB).

Full video and photo equipment.

Laptop with GPS-Mouse and Hema-Maps and GPS-Tools.

And the forgotten things will be bought in OZ.

AND: ONE YEAR ON HOLIDAY !!!

IS THIS FIRST CLASS ? I THINK YES

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Follow Up By: Bob of KAOS - Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 06:29

Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 06:29
Heiner

Don't worry about downloading POIs -- YOU will be the point of interest :-)

Lets know your intended route. I hope you will be able to keep us updated during your trip.

Bob
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Follow Up By: Member - Heiner B (INT) - Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 07:52

Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 07:52
Hi Bob,
yep, you're right we'll be the POI'S :)

here ist the "CAN-DO Route" (means, it could be this way, but it can also vary, depends on how we feel :)

Route Australa 2010/2011
Version: 2.0
Date: 10.11.2009

NSW = New South Wales
NT = Northern Territory
WA = Western Australia
QLD = Queensland
SA = South Australia
VIC = Victoria

MARCH 2010 (NSW)
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Syndey, Blue Mountains NP, Goulburn River NP, Newcastle, Myall Lakes NP,
Port Macquarie, Werrikimbe NP, Qxley Wild River NP, Armidale, Dorrigo NP,
Coffs Harbour, Grafton, Byron Bay, Nightcap NP, Border Ranges NP, Mt. Warning NP,
Tweed Heads.

APRIL 2010 (QLD, SA)
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Lamington NP, Springbrook NP, Brisbane, Moreton Island, Sunshine Coast, Noosa,
Great Sandy NP, Fraser Island, Gympie, Quilpie, Windorah, Birdsville,
Birdsville-Track (SA), Maree (SA).

MAY 2010 (SA, NT, QLD)
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Oodnadatta Track (SA), Oodnadatta (SA), Hamilton Station (SA), Mt. Dare (SA),
Alice Springs (NT), West MacDonnell Ranges (NT), Tennant Creek (NT),
Mount Isa, Porcupine Gorge NP, Blackbraes NP, Undara Volcanic Park,
Forty Mile Scrub NP, Cairns, Port Douglas, Great Barrier Reef, Daintree NP,
Cooktown, Laura, Lakefield NP, Cape York.

JUNE 2010 (QLD, NT)
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Normanton, Entlang des Golf von Carpentaria,Borroola, Daly Waters,
Mataranka, Katherine Gorge, Kakadu NP; Darwin, Litchfield NP:

JULY 2010 (NT, WA)
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Timber Creek, Gregory NP, Kununurra (WA),
Hidden Valley NP, Wyndham, große Kimberley Tour, Windjana Gorge NP,
Tunnel Creek NP, Derby, Broome, Cape Leveque, Fitzroy Crossing,
Geikie Gorge NP, Purnululu NP, Halls Creek.

AUGUST 2010 (WA, NT, SA)
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Tanami Road, Alice Springs, West MacDonnell NP, Hermansburg, Finke Gorge NP,
Kings Canyon NP, Marla (SA), Coober Pedy (SA).





SEPTEMBER 2010 (SA, WA)
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Anne Beadell Highway (SA), Leonora (WA), Wiluna (WA), Gunbarrel Highway (WA),
Warburton (WA), Great Central Road (WA), Docker River, Uluru, Kata Tjuta,
Sandy Blight Junction Road, Sandy Blight Junction, Gary Junction Road,
Kunawarritji, Gary Highway, Windy Corner, Veever's Meteorit Crater,
Everard Junction, Gunbarrel Highway.

OCTOBER 2010 (WA)
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Wiluna, Meekatharra, Newmann, Karijini NP, Tom Price, Exmouth, Coral Bay,
Carnarvon, Monkey Mia, Francois Peron NP, Denham, Steep Point, Kalbarri NP,
Geraldton, Cervantes, Nambung NP, Lancelin, Yanchep NP.

NOVEMBER 2010 (WA)
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Perth, Freemantle, Rottnest Island, Mandura, Bunbury, Margaret River,
Brockman NP, Beedleup NP, D'Entrecasteux NP, Warren NP, Glouchester NP,
Sir JAmes Mitchel NP, Walepole Nornalup NP, Albany, Fitzgerald River NP.

DECEMBER 2010 (WA, SA)
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Esperance, Cape Le Grand NP, Kalgorlie, Nullarbor Plain NP (SA).

JANUARY 2011 (SA, VIC)
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Mildura, Hattah-Kulkyne NP, Horseham, Grampians NP, Hamilton,
Mt. Eccles NP, Portland, Warrnambool, Port Campbell NP, Torquay,
Geelong, Brisbane Ranges NP, Ballarat, Organ Pipes NP, Melbourne,
Kinglake NP, Lake Eildon NP, Victorias High Country.

FEBRUARY 2011 (VIC, NSW)
==============
Alpine NP, (Mt. Beauty and Mt. Buffalo NP), Kosciusko NP (NSW), Morton NP,
Wollongong, Sydney & Surroundings.

on my german Homepage www.gibor.de theres only a BLOG in german, but i will inform you about our trip :)

cheers
Heiner
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 09:19

Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 09:19
Sehr gut Heiner.

You sure do travel well prepared, great list of added items. Have spent a couple holidays in Germany and loved it, mainly Bavaria and southern Germany, Schwarzwald etc and heading back for northern this year.

Hope you have a great trip, hope to catch up with you in January 2011 you'll almost go right past my front door.

All the best!
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Follow Up By: Bob of KAOS - Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 14:21

Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 14:21
Heiner

It looks good. You'll have seen more of Oz than the vast majority.

You travels will take you past some of our best wine areas too. South of Perth (Margaret River, Albany), north of Adelaide (Clare Valley), and right through Victoria, if that takes your fancy.

I haven't done the Gary Hwy yet but hope to before to long.

Bob
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Reply By: Member - Sigmund (VIC) - Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 13:37

Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 13:37
For $20 you can get a POI file for all the campsites in Camps Australia Wide that had coordinates in the book.Click me
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Follow Up By: Member - Heiner B (INT) - Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 02:17

Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 02:17
Hi Ern,

hmmm, why paying for files that are gratis on the web ? Or is there a big difference ?

Additional we also travel with the book "camps australia wide 5".

That should be enough ?

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Follow Up By: Member - Sigmund (VIC) - Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 05:52

Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 05:52
Where can you get this file free Heiner?

And no, if you have the book you don't really need a coordinates file.
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Follow Up By: Member - Heiner B (INT) - Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 07:53

Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 07:53
Hi Ern,

look under:

Poiplaza

scroll a little down and you see :)

cheers

Heiner
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Follow Up By: Member - Sigmund (VIC) - Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 08:34

Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 08:34
Yes, I see camping sites ... are they the same as listed in the book?

If so, fine, you have info on the site from the book to correlate to map coords.

If not, you're taking your chances with what's at a site?
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Follow Up By: Member - John and Val - Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 09:21

Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 09:21
Heiner,

I think the camping POIs at Pioplaza are not the same as the ones in the book "Camps 5". There aren't enough listed. May be from an earlier edition of the book. Camps 5 isn't cheap, but is a very good investment if you are going to be in Australia for a year.

Cheers

John
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Follow Up By: Member - Heiner B (INT) - Monday, Jan 25, 2010 at 04:00

Monday, Jan 25, 2010 at 04:00
Hi John,

you're right, it's not the same, but nearby.
My POI-Files are only as an "emergency reserve" and for my computer to play with POI-Editor / Google Earth / Hema Maps and so on :)

cheers
Heiner
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Reply By: Top End Explorer - Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 09:34

Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 09:34
Hallo Heiner,
welcome aboard!

Nothing on topic -- but great to see you here!
Cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - Heiner B (INT) - Monday, Jan 25, 2010 at 03:56

Monday, Jan 25, 2010 at 03:56
Hi Anja,

i'm sure to know you from another forum !? :)

Ah, i see, your webpage is in my collection of links, perhaps we'll meet you in
Jabiru (right spelling ?). And I have your great report about the Kakadu NP !!!

i've found so many germans in oz... and, :( , nothing to do for me there ;(

Cheers
Heiner
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