how do i make POI's?


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I want to help and make POI's but i dont know the programs to use or how to find all the coordinates for a certain buisness or place.
 
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ok lets say i look up target stores in socal how do i get all the hits from the map to a poi file?
 

RVA

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Read Creating POI Groups - USA - TT510

Scott, there is an active thread with the title "Creating POI Groups - USA - TT510". Consider reading all the posts in that thread then posting your questions that are no yet answered.

It seems this might help with your interests.


RVA
 
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I want to help and make POI's but i dont know the programs to use or how to find all the coordinates for a certain buisness or place.


NEW!
NEW!

Tyre can work with POI files too, now!

Open, create and edit your own POI files...
Install POI files from Internet and keep them updated!
Publish your own POI files and share them with other people


HERE: http://www.janboersma.nl/gett/index.php
 
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thank you so much it just seems like i cant do a one stop shop for all of a certain store in a city or state ill give this a try though thanks guys so much.
 
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use POIEdit

thank you so much it just seems like i cant do a one stop shop for all of a certain store in a city or state ill give this a try though thanks guys so much.
I finally got up the nerve to try POI Edit. It is really pretty easy to use. There seem to be lots of POIs on the Web if you look for them, then convert them using POI Edit. You can even remove coordinates that you don't want, for instance in the list for Starbucks, I took out the ones in Hawaii. Converting them is as simple as 'save as'

joey
 
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i agree, trye is very cool,and easy to use,a few timhorton pois were a bit off and i used tyre and its all fixed
 
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Got Tyre



NEW!
NEW!

Tyre can work with POI files too, now!

Open, create and edit your own POI files...
Install POI files from Internet and keep them updated!
Publish your own POI files and share them with other people


HERE: http://www.janboersma.nl/gett/index.php
I loaded this program....my brain is too tired to tackle it, especially as to how can interact with my TT.

joey
 
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I've been using this site to make my POI that I have contributed here on the forums:

http://www.poifriend.com/

You can make the POI lists, add icons etc. The site will add the positional data for the POIs using Google Maps. Once the POIs are created, they can be downloaded in multiple formats for different devices, not just the TT. Pretty easy to use, and you can upload POIs from existing ov2 or csv files to make larger combine lists.
 
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dhn

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I've been using this site to make my POI that I have contributed here on the forums:

http://www.poifriend.com/

You can make the POI lists, add icons etc. The site will add the positional data for the POIs using Google Maps. Once the POIs are created, they can be downloaded in multiple formats for different devices, not just the TT. Pretty easy to use, and you can upload POIs from existing ov2 or csv files to make larger combine lists.
Thanks for the link, baggss. Joined and found (and dl) a poi I've been searching out for quite a while.
 
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Thanks for the link, baggss. Joined and found (and dl) a poi I've been searching out for quite a while.
No problem.

There is a Java App you can download here: http://www.poi2go.com/mypoi/ that will allow you to make your own POIs based on search criteria. It should run on any system that supports the recent releases of Java Virtual Machines. I take the OV2 file I get from that and upload it to that site so I can check the locations and remove dupes. The I add the icon and download the .zip file and post it here in the forums.
 
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Hi, This version of the application works for the USA, but the link to the Canadian version doesn't work. Does anyone know how to make the modification to make poi2go work in Canada. Thanks
 

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