Import .poi-file

Hans Pluhar shared this idea 1 year ago
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possibility to import POI-files ending with .POI

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Hello Hans,

may you please share here some sample file (probably pack it to "zip" file) and also is there any documentation for this format? Where it comes from? Some more info is welcome, thanks

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Hello Menion:

I'm not sure if Hans answered you, but I would be interested in this too and here is an example of a zipped *.poi file from Openandromaps.com. The *.poi file format was apparently developed for Magellan.


Thank you!

Bill

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Good day William,

are you sure this is data file that Hans talk about? In this case it is SQLite database file and because it's content is based on OpenStreetMaps, I see no reason to support this type of POI file. Mainly because already offer own solution supplied together with LoMaps from Locus Store. Thanks for understanding.

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This is like arguing that you do not need to support MBTiles, OruxMaps and many other formats that Locus does, because most of them are based OSM, too.

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Agree, it similar (partially), except that MBTiles are probably most widely used mobile map format that also support very nice metadata table, which is huge advantage compare to plain SQLite and OruxMaps on second side support many map projections, not just Mercator as is used in SQLite maps. So both format support something more. It's not case in this format for now. Huge amount of work that this require is another argument against it for now.

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I had a look at both data models, Locus POI and MapsForge. There is no magic in either, but Locus is much more complex, as it supports additional functionality.

One way would be to built a little converter that eats MapsForge POI DBs and delivers the POI part of the Locus POI DB.

I currently do not have the time to do this myself (and I would have to amend my skills while "running", too :-).

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Yes there is no magic in database, just a little magic in system we have to create it. Anyway I wanted some time ago to publish these our tools we have ... which should be a lot better then creating convertor ;).

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That would be helpful indeed!

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Hi would be very useful, when I am searching within an original LoMaps POI database I find only city names and just a couple of locations. Nothing in compare to my Garmin maps or even some other OSM based POI's :(


So it would be brilliant (!) to be able to create (convert, import etc.) locus compatible POI databases.

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Is there something new to import a .poi file in sqlite format ? I´am a new User and would like to import a .poi file