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#1 2014-01-22 11:54:16

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Garmin EU - OSM extra POI pack

Hi, today I was in contact (I was in german OSM PR before) with the Garmin EU staff. They announced a POI file that is created on the base of OSM Europe and want to give it back to for free:

Copyright:
OpenStreetMap data (C) OpenStreetMap contributors
http://www.openstreetmap.org
http://opendatacommons.org/licenses/odbl/1.0/


First of all GARMIN wants to say thanks to the OSM Community and their great work.
Thanks also that we are allowed to use your data!


OSM Community - link to the POI Database: http://navistatic.garmin.com/u/eu/open_ … I_Pack.gpi


How to install it on your GARMIN device:

  • Connect your GARMIN device to USB, and copy the file into the POI folder.

  • Restart the GARMIN device, the Extra POI Pack Database will now work. It is stored either in the Extra or Other Categories section.

How to it was created out of OSM data:

  • Download planet-latest.osm

  • Reverse geocode OSM data to determine country, city, street  (Reverse geocoding process to identify the street, zip, city and country, given the only coordinate of a POI.

  • Since OSM data doesn’t have this information and since our framework requires that the countries be split, this step is mandatory.)

  • Remove data which is already contained in our set

  • Normalize” OSM data (The normalization is a complex process whereby OSM-categories and sub-categories are mapped to our categories.)

  • Add any missing names
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  • Cleaning up

Category overview:

  • Eating out and accomodation: >273.241, 8 categories

  • Shopping: > 295.577, 17 categories

  • Public Transport & Services for Motorists: >828.763 , 9 categories

  • Leisure Activities and Trips Out: > 488.265, 14 categories

  • Public Services and Facilities: >461.303, 15 categories

Unfortunatly the coverage is only Europe and I'm not sure about any updates. If you find any bugs just post them (I don't own a device) and I will try to communicate it back to the company.


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#2 2014-01-22 16:36:54

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Re: Garmin EU - OSM extra POI pack

Would be nice to get source url for this quote.


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#3 2014-01-22 17:58:53

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Re: Garmin EU - OSM extra POI pack

!i! wrote:

Unfortunatly the coverage is only Europe and I'm not sure about any updates. If you find any bugs just post them (I don't own a device) and I will try to communicate it back to the company.

Nice gesture from Garmin, but the bitmaps are very big and ugly on my Oregon 600. They should do something about rendering them properly (I think only 8 bits / 256 colours are supported on the Oregon 600). hmm

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#4 2014-01-22 18:27:01

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@popej I'm sorry but as it was a personal mail, I'cant provide an URL esp. as the contact itself isn't listed as offcial Garmin PR contact hmm

@ligfietser Indeed that looks very odd OO I will try to ask them for a fix.


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#5 2014-01-22 19:33:46

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Ok, thanks. I was surprised that I can't find any info on Garmin sites.


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#6 2014-01-23 03:15:27

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Re: Garmin EU - OSM extra POI pack

ligfietser wrote:

Nice gesture from Garmin, but the bitmaps are very big and ugly on my Oregon 600. They should do something about rendering them properly (I think only 8 bits / 256 colours are supported on the Oregon 600). hmm

That's not the only thing that went wrong; they swapped lat & lon for some 100 000 POI's (in the categories "Shopping" & "Leisure Activities and Trips Out")...

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#7 2014-01-23 11:40:39

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Re: Garmin EU - OSM extra POI pack

JaVaWa wrote:

That's not the only thing that went wrong; they swapped lat & lon for some 100 000 POI's (in the categories "Shopping" & "Leisure Activities and Trips Out")...

lol

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#8 2014-01-23 14:42:46

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Re: Garmin EU - OSM extra POI pack

It wouldn't be difficult to create that kind of gpi using free tools. I did once POI for Poland, it was about 120.000 POI from UMP data. Somehow I didn't find it useful, it was rather slow, in some places clattered view. The only advantage was that POI from gpi are visible in nuvis, which didn't display any poi form maps. Current nuvis make a lot of mess with POI so adding more of them is not a good idea. For outdoor GPS transparent map would be probably better solution.


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