Need help creating POI file from Excel or Google

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    GPutt33

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    Hello - I'm a newbie to TomTom but have been using GPS equipment since maybe even before Magellan released the first civilian model.

    I have created an excel database of over 2600 remote control airplane flying sites worldwide. I have taken the excel file and created a Google Earth file out of part of it that is now actually part of GE's standard program download and included in the 'Favorites'. I would now love to get these POI's in my TomTom. I presently have them on my Magellan GPS's.

    I have been doing some Google searchs and have found several sites promoting different programs which will enable me to create a POI file I can upload to my 330XL but I can't find the format used for the columns.

    Can anyone please help with pointing me in the right direction for a program that will help me create the TomTom POI file?

    Thanks in advance for any help you can pass my way.

    GPutt33
     
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    POI Editor is one of them
    Just load your existing file then save as Tomtom POI file
     
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    Thanks for the link pianoCM - This was one of the sites I found earlier using Google. I have tried to use it and it works up to a point. I am trying to import 1414 out of 2600+ rc sites. I deleted all of the columns other then the Lat Long and Name. It is creating a file of all 1400 POI's but it will only bring in maybe 3 to 5 names on any of the pages with 200 POI's per page. Is there a limit to the number POI's one file can contain? I guess the one thing I haven't tried is just importing a small portion at a time. I'll try that here in a second since I just thought of it. It there are any other helpful hints you can share I'd appreciate it.

    Thanks again
    Gregg
     
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