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Old 01/03/2008, 11:30 PM
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LFS Map and GPS

By now, we all know about the LFS Map . But, how many of you got a GPS for X-mas and would like to have the stores on your new unit as "Points of Interest" (POI's). Well, I did, so I put together this list with 80 stores from Santa Barbara to Riverside. It's made for the Garmin units, so don't ask me about "Tom Tom" or any other units as I don't know.
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Old 01/03/2008, 11:33 PM
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Old 01/03/2008, 11:38 PM
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You might look to see what the difference is in the files and possibly still use the information. The cool thing about the Garmin file is that it's basically a spread sheet.
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Old 01/03/2008, 11:58 PM
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Just so you know you missed one, heres the address Extreme Marine at 1495 Palma Dr. in Ventura ohh and Cortez Coral is joining Extreme Marine and I dont think they are in carpinteria anymore.

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Old 01/04/2008, 12:02 AM
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Thanks Mike.

If anyone that uses this knows of more LFS, or changes, post the info and I will add/remove it to the database.
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Old 01/04/2008, 12:12 AM
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i just got a garmin for my phone!!! hahahah... i thought it was so funny when i saw the treasure hunt feature... hahahah... i can't wait to use it more and learn how to use it well...
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Old 01/04/2008, 12:17 AM
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Old 01/04/2008, 12:18 AM
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You might look to see what the difference is in the files and possibly still use the information. The cool thing about the Garmin file is that it's basically a spread sheet.
Thanks!! I just converted for use with TomTom and it works.

For those with TomTom you can convert it free from csv to ov2

http://tomtom.gps-data-team.com/poi/csv2ov2.php
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Old 01/04/2008, 12:23 AM
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was it easy to find kona? what did you find inside it? there is one around the block to my place too... but was kinda thinking it woudl be hard...
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Old 01/04/2008, 12:28 AM
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Not that hard, and it was only a log book.

cthetoy, thanks for the heads up on the Tom Tom conversion. Glad to see it may be used.
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Old 01/04/2008, 08:56 AM
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I'll update the list with San Diego stores over the weekend and post it again.
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Old 01/04/2008, 12:14 PM
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Alright, I feel like a complete idiot. I just got a TomTom and cannot figure out how to get the Point of Interest onto the TomTom.

cthetoy,
How do you add the POI to the TOmTOm?

Thanks.
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Old 01/04/2008, 12:19 PM
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I have a unit Kenwood 7100 in my car,anyone know how to update this to my GPS?
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Old 01/04/2008, 12:30 PM
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wow, Thanks for doing this. I wonder if I can convert the map to something like a MS Street and Trips format, since I use CarPC for navigation..
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Old 01/04/2008, 12:37 PM
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OK, I was able to get it onto the TomTom.
It never occurred to me to just copy the file directly into the map folder of the device.

Thanks!
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Old 01/04/2008, 12:41 PM
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Now just set it up to alert you within a certain distance and................. It's like the stores are calling you as you drive by!
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Old 01/04/2008, 01:01 PM
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I have a Garmin Edge 305 (for cyclists). Do any of you know how to download this database onto my unit, or who I need to talk with about that?
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Old 01/04/2008, 01:09 PM
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Siapin, you need the POI Loader. You can find it on the net, it's free.
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Old 01/04/2008, 01:16 PM
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I did it the "old fashion" way. On Dec 25, I entered about 10 LFS manually. Im still learning new things with the TomTom everytime i use it. How would i go about and drop that "POI" file into my TomTom?
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Old 01/04/2008, 01:34 PM
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Ed, cthetoy posted a link (above) to convert the file I provided to a file that the Tom Tom can use. After that, I'm not sure as I have a Garmin. You probably need a loader to do it like the Garmin.
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Old 01/04/2008, 01:40 PM
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Heres a bit more info to load it into the GPS devices,

http://www.poihandler.com/faq/phhome.aspx

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Old 01/04/2008, 01:47 PM
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Just remember you will need to convert it from csv to ov2 for the Tom Tom.

Thanks for the link!
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Old 01/04/2008, 02:35 PM
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I just did it and its pretty nice. Is there a way to get a phone # on there?
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Old 01/04/2008, 02:38 PM
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badsanta,
Did you figure out how to copy the (converted) POI file to the TomTom?
If not, simply copy and paste the .ov2 file to the map (US and Canada maybe?) folder on the TomTom, then reboot the TomTom.

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Old 01/04/2008, 02:48 PM
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badsanta,
Did you figure out how to copy the (converted) POI file to the TomTom?
If not, simply copy and paste the .ov2 file to the map (US and Canada maybe?) folder on the TomTom, then reboot the TomTom.

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Yup...When you overthink thiings it seems really difficult to understand what to do. I just had to sit back for a minute and read your previous post and "whala". Now i have installed. Thanks dwl.
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