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Importing custom POI's

I have some custom POI files from my old TomTom and I've used POI converter to make them into CSV files. I use POI loader to get them into my Garmin Nuvi 58, but then the names are all changed.
So for instance, Museum of Architecture is now called MUSOFARC
I tried changing the latitude first and longitude first and header record and no header record but nothing seems to make any difference. Can anyone suggest how to fix this please?


  • GarFin 11 Points
  • t923347 426 Points
    edited May 2017
    I'm not aware of the POI Converter software but it may be it that is taking the POI name and forcing it down to old IBM computer standard with an 8 character size limit.

    I'd suggest you give Extra POI Editor a shot as I haven't heard of this problem using it to convert OV2 to CSV files. You can find EPE at

    If that doesn't work and you don't get any more response here, I'd try where there are a lot of POI experts (many of them members here as well ;) )
  • GarFin 11 Points
    Ace...thanks very much for your help :D
  • GarFin 11 Points
    I just tried it and it's fine! Excellent stuff thanks for helping out. B-)
  • t923347 426 Points
    Glad we could help. <:-P
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