Garmin to Magellan
Some of MapSend software has Point-of-Interest (POI) database. The database files are located in the \MAP, \MAP\RaimaOut and \DATA folders, poi.cfg, map.ini, export.cfg files:
Core of the database (data) is located in:
\MAP: all_poi.lay, all_poi.clt. all_poi.drc
The database has complex structure (Raima DB format), data in the database are sorted alphabetically and by cell number, so to add or modify POI, the whole database must be a) extracted b) modified c) recompiled. With the POI_DB_extractor POIs from the database can be extracted into comma-separated (CSV) text file. This CSV file can be then edited with any text editor, and/or combined with custom POIs. Format of the CSV file is compatible with the POI_DB_creator program, so data can be recompiled back to the MapSend compatible database.
See POI_DB_creator for more POI information.
Compatibility matrix (tested):
Notes: 1) POI DB contains subcategories, with the current version subdivision to subcategories will be eliminated. 2) reported by Mauri (pekka422), msg.#390, mobilemapper yahoo group. 3) does not contain POI DB, but can be added, see makePOIaccept and POI_DB_creator.
How to use:
1. Select folder pointing to the root folder of the Mapsend from directory tree: (e.g.. Program Files\Magellan\MapSend Topo US). see Fig. 2
Extracting rate is ~1000 POIs/sec (Pentium 4, 2 Ghz, 256 Mb, XP). Extraction of the most big DB (S&D USA) takes ~10 min.
Fig.1 Fig. 2
New: Modification: CheckBox "DEF" added. If the checkbox marked, POI_DB_creator creates also *.def file with category definitions. The name will be the same as name for CSV (*.txt) file. This file can be used as a template for POI_DB_creator. If you want add more categories simply append this file with new strings. Another new checkbox "AUX" determines if AUX info will be saved. If POIs will be used with programs without auxiliary info support, this may be convinient.
Examples of CSV output:
MapSend S&D Australia, Category "Hill", there is no category fields
MapSend S&D Canada, Category "Municipal", there are "Address" and "Province" fields
In the version 1.01 more control is added: a) POIs can be selected by coordinates and b) POIs can be selected by categories.