Sunday, March 18, 2012

Points of Interest (POIs) resources

Last updated February 19, 2008

This thread originally dealt solely with custom points of interest
(POIs), but I’ve updated and reorganized it to include online sources
of POIs, conversion tools and more.

Custom points of interest (POI) resources

POI message forums

Garmin POI loader help

Online sources of POIs

Tour guides

  • Geovavtive Solutions helps you create GPS tours that can
    contain images, audio, and text.
  • GeoTourGuide features Garmin format tours you can download, forums, tools and more.

Conversion tools

POI services

  • DataToGPS.com is a commercial service that will convert addresses to POIs for you.
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  2. website that allows GPS devices to add POI of over 1000 glatt kosher restaurants and minyanim all over USA and Canada.
    http://www.kosherrestaurantsgps.com

  3. Largest collection of Garmin TourGuide files available online. Also, free tool for creating GPI files without the limitations of POI Loader. http://www.geotourguide.com

  4. Geovative Solutions
    http://www.geovative.com
    Use GeoTours to easily and quickly create GPS tours that can contain images, audio, and text associated with geographic locations. Tours can be shared on the website and downloaded into GPS and non-GPS devices including Garmin GPS devices, smartphones/PDAs, iPods, and Google Earth. Garmin TourGuide format is supported, including ability to download the tour’s Garmin TourGuide POI file in .GPI format without need for POI Loader.

  5. Geovative Solutions
    http://www.geovative.com
    Use GeoTours to easily and quickly create GPS tours that can contain images, audio, and text associated with geographic locations. Tours can be shared on the website and downloaded into GPS and non-GPS devices including Garmin GPS devices, smartphones/PDAs, iPods, and Google Earth. Garmin TourGuide format is supported, including ability to download the tour’s Garmin TourGuide POI file in .GPI format without need for POI Loader.

  6. Geovative Solutions
    http://www.geovative.com
    Use GeoTours to easily and quickly create GPS tours that can contain images, audio, and text associated with geographic locations. Tours can be shared on the website and downloaded into GPS and non-GPS devices including Garmin GPS devices, smartphones/PDAs, iPods, and Google Earth. Garmin TourGuide format is supported, including ability to download the tour’s Garmin TourGuide POI file in .GPI format without need for POI Loader.

  7. You can also use http://poiconvert.free.fr to convert your files – Tomtom ov2, Garmin asc, Google kml, Nokia lmx

  8. Thanks for linking poi2go.com.
    I want to let you know that I am going to upgrade the poi2go.com and mypoi application (which support UK, CA and other Europe countries).
    Let me know if you have any suggestions.
    thanks again.

  9. Another online source for POIs is http://poifriend.com/

  10. There is a extensiv set of POI in different catgeories covering Sweden on posit.se

  11. Another source for POIs:
    http://geodeg.com

    Allows you to create,download and share POI files, using wikimapia.org or custom POI’s.

    contain 20 million poi’s, 3 million descriptions, in 237 countrys, on 101 languages.
    Example:
    Abandoned POI’s in USA http://geodeg.com/search.php?q=abandoned&language=&country=220
    los angeles museum poi’s http://geodeg.com/search.php?q=los+angeles+museum&language=&country=220

  12. Another POI search tool:
    http://waypointer.info

    You can search POI on map by categories, download POI in GPX/KML/WPT format, and upload your POI to the service.

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