2013 BMW Dealer POI List US Garmin

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  1. zigyphoto

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    Does anyone have a list of BMW dealers in Canada?

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  2. waxrash

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  3. zigyphoto

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    Please post the link here.

    Thanks,

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  5. lkraus

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    BMW provides an international dealer POI file every year, available as a download from their site. It's kept on the page for the current Navigator version, but works on other models. The .gpi format is compressed and may be proprietary to Garmin(???) But I think there are online converters if it does not load on your GPS.

    The current URL is http://www.bmwmotorcycles.com/us/en..._2016/navigator_vi/navigator_vi_overview.html, or right-click and save http://www.bmwmotorcycles.com/us/en...orrad_Navigator_VI_Haendlerdatenbank_2017.zip. Instructions are in the zip file. There are usually a few discrepancies, as dealers come and go. I expect a new version to be out in April or May.
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  6. DRTBYK

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    Unless BMW has changed their model, that GPI file will only open on a BMW branded device.
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  7. JRWooden

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    If that's true ... what a load of crap....................................
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  8. lkraus

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    Works on my zumo 590 as-is, adding the dealer list to the "Where To" screen with the BMW logo.

    Using https://garmin.gps-data-team.com/poi_manager.php for the file conversion, it also works for CoPilot Android (.OV2) and Locus (.GPX) formats.

    http://www.gpsvisualizer.com and GPSBabel both choked on the conversion, with GPSBabel saying the file was encrypted.
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  9. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    Both links are dead. Or at least they're 404ing today...

    This thread is another great example of how proprietary file formats are stupid.

    If it were a gpx you could easily share it with a friend that needed a tow to get a flat tire/final drive patched, or a cup of coffee while his oil were to be changed. But noooooo, gotta use their own dumb format. Secrets and all. Lol
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  10. JRWooden

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    Does anyone know if this is the USA version of the database or worldwide?
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  12. lkraus

    lkraus Been here awhile

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    Maybe I should have said global, or worldwide.

    Can't say universal, as it's limited to dealers on the planet known locally as "Earth".

    :y0!
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  13. JRWooden

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    sorry ... the heat was getting to me ............. :drink
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  14. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    Thanks for checking it out. I'm on the road without my devices to check. BMW originally locked that GPI file to BMW branded devices - glad to see they saw the error of their ways.
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