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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:31 pm    Post subject: Convert Garmin POI files to TT OV2 files Reply with quote

I have just obtained a comprehensive set of POI files in Garmin gpi format and want them to convert them to OV2 to use on my tomtom. There seem to be a lot of converters on-line, but has anyone got a good suggestion for a simple one to use, please?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've used http://garmin.gps-data-team.com/poi_manager.php before, but would have preferred a stand-alone utility really, rather than an on-line converter.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 6:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gee-Pee, i think i have used GpsBabel for something like this. It is stand alone and worked well.

There are two versions; command line & with a Windows User Interface. The one with a UI is much easier to use unless you are used to computer speak.

EDIT - The link is http://www.gpsbabel.org/download.html Their web-page doesn't mention .ov2 which is strange because I wouldn't have used it for anything else. I'm not at my other PC at the moment so can't confirm.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could also use TYRE

http://www.janboersma.nl/gett/index.php

Its free and does lots of other things too
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andy_P wrote:
I've used http://garmin.gps-data-team.com/poi_manager.php before, but would have preferred a stand-alone utility really, rather than an on-line converter.


Thanks Andy. That one I tried to use to convert the file that I have in Garmin format, but I must be doing somemthing wrong as nothing appears to happen when I load an unzipped file containing the gpi file. The file in question is a full list of all Croatian campsites called 'kampoviHR.gpi'
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I then hoped to use POIEdit from Dnote recommended by Mike to finish it off and load it on to my TT.
Will try one of the other suggestions.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AliOnHols wrote:
Gee-Pee, i think i have used GpsBabel for something like this. It is stand alone and worked well.

There are two versions; command line & with a Windows User Interface. The one with a UI is much easier to use unless you are used to computer speak.

EDIT - The link is http://www.gpsbabel.org/download.html Their web-page doesn't mention .ov2 which is strange because I wouldn't have used it for anything else. I'm not at my other PC at the moment so can't confirm.


Thanks, I did have a look at that one last night, but like you I could not find any mention of 0V2 - maybe another look.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="exportman"]You could also use TYRE

http://www.janboersma.nl/gett/index.php

Yes, I have used TYRE before, but I don't think? that it does what I want. It is a great piece of software and recently updated to a new Beta version, but unless you know differently, then I will have to find something else. Thanks Wink [/i]
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Gee-Pee, I've just fired up my Win PC and YES, GpsBabel does recognise .ov2 files.

Hope it works for you.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AliOnHols wrote:
Hi Gee-Pee, I've just fired up my Win PC and YES, GpsBabel does recognise .ov2 files.

Hope it works for you.


Thanks, I will give it a try as soon as I can get enough wifi time.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Gee-Pee, I have just tried to convert CamerAlert .csv files to .ov2 using GpsBabel. The resulting .ov2 file, when opened with TYRE, placed me in Ghana and all on the Grenwhich Meridian. Perhaps some refinement is needed prior to conversion.

Please let me know if you have more sucess.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

exportman wrote:
You could also use TYRE

http://www.janboersma.nl/gett/index.php

Its free and does lots of other things too


AFAIK, Tyre does not work with gpi format. (Nor does my other usual favourite POIEdit).

I would have recommended them myself if they did!


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The file in question is a full list of all Croatian campsites called 'kampoviHR.gpi'
SeeHere


We're not doing very well here!
When I click on that link I just get a blank white page with "The service is unavailable", so I can't try anything yet.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 6:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In reply to a different post on this site, Lutz/Ibendlin has suggested that I use GPSVisualizer.com for a similar project. I shall not have a chance to try this 'til later but thought that it may help you.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andy_P wrote:
exportman wrote:
You could also use TYRE

http://www.janboersma.nl/gett/index.php

Its free and does lots of other things too


AFAIK, Tyre does not work with gpi format. (Nor does my other usual favourite POIEdit).

I would have recommended them myself if they did!
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The file in question is a full list of all Croatian campsites called 'kampoviHR.gpi'
SeeHere


We're not doing very well here!
When I click on that link I just get a blank white page with "The service is unavailable", so I can't try anything yet.


Just tried the link myself and it works for me at the moment. But, you are right, we are not doing too well with this one. I have tried all the suggestions so far except for the GPS Visualizer one. Must search that out and see what that is. It's now a question of not being beaten rather than a need Confused
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have given Lutz' GPS Visualizer a go, but that is not suitable either. Will kee searching. Have also gone back to the source, Croatian Camping Union and asked for help. They have acknowlodged, but I think the answer will be no.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have tried this one again and, in theory, have converted the gpi file to OV2...at least that is what the site tells me. However, if I try to open it in POIEdit, it tells me that the file is corrupt and cannot be opened. Got all excited, temporarily.
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