POI Export


POI Export for Garmin GPS

 

Garmin GPS devices allow users to import your own custom Points of Interest (POI) file.  Below are CSV files that can be used by the Garmin POI Loader to load points of interest into a Garmin GPS.  They may be able to be used by other brands of GPS as well, but some manipulation of the files may be necessary.  We've provided the following files that are compatible with the Garmin devices:

(Note that these files only include the signs/barns in our database which are marked as "Still Standing.")

Download links:

Mail Pouch ONLY Barns/Signs Garmin POI CSV File:  Mail Pouch Barns/Signs only

ALL Brands Barns/Signs Garmin POI CSV File:  All Brands of Barns/Signs


Directions:

1.  Download the desired CSV file from above.

2.  Download the Garmin POI Loader and follow the directions here in order to upload the POI files to your Garmin GPS.

3.  Install the POI program and run it.

4.  Connect your Garmin when prompted.

5.  Tell the program where the CSV file is that was downloaded. It will then upload it to your Garmin. (On my Garmin, the new POI ended up in the "Extras" menu instead of the "Custom POI" menu.)

6.  Open the POI file on your Garmin and it will show the Mail Pouch Barns and Signs in the area.

7.  Have fun hunting down the barns!

 


 

POI Export for Google Maps

 

Google Maps allows users to import CSV files, so that the points contained within the CSV file will show up as Points of Interest pushpins on their maps.

Use these files if you wish to import them into Google Maps:

(Note that these files only include the signs/barns in our database which are marked as "Still Standing.")

Mail Pouch ONLY Barns/Signs Google Maps CSV File:  Mail Pouch Barns/Signs only

ALL Brands Barns/Signs Google Maps CSV File:  All Brands of Barns/Signs

 

Directions:

1.  Download the desired CSV file from above.

2.  In Google Maps, go to the Menu button and click "My Maps", then "Create". It will open up a new window.

3.  In the new window, click "Import".

4.  Click "Select a file from my computer" and then choose the CSV file that was saved from above.

5.  Click all 3 check boxes in the first window that comes up, and then select "ID" in the next one.

6.  It will then create the map with all the points. You can then add a name and save the map to your Google profile.

7.  You can then load the map(s) from your profile on any device that can access Google Maps, such as your smart phone!

8.  Have fun hunting down the barns!