How to Edit a Garmin GPI

Written by dan harkins
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Garmin GPS navigation devices come loaded with thousands of points of interest along the routes you travel. Each of these Garmin POIs, specifically titled ".gpi" files, usually can be edited to add information about each or to erase them entirely. Just download the company's POI Loader software, which will also verbally alert you to specific points of interest along the way. Then you can have points of interest that are accurate and truly of interest to you.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • USB cable

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  1. 1

    Turn on your Garmin GPS and a Web-ready computer and connect the two with your USB connector.

  2. 2

    Go to the Garmin POI Loader (see Resources) and scroll to the bottom of the page and click to agree to the terms for downloading.

  3. 3

    Click "Download" at the top of the next page then "Save File" to place the POI Loader software on your computer.

  4. 4

    Double-click the POI Loader icon after it has downloaded, then click "Run." Follow the on-screen prompts to install the software.

  5. 5

    After it has downloaded, right-click on the installation software and select "Delete." Double-click on the POI Loader program to open it. Take the tutorial to find and create your own POIs.

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