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    Default How to import POIs from Google Maps?

    Hello,

    I have Sygic GPS Navigation for Android and Sygic Car Navigation trial, I'm trying to decide whether these apps are right for me. To me it's critical to be able to import the POIs from Google Maps. Currently I'm using Locus Maps, so I can export my waypoints from Google Maps (My Maps) to KMZ or KML files and then import to Locus. Sygic doesn't support that. I can use the converter like ITN Converter and convert my KML files to ITF, which is Sygic format. But I cannot figure out what to do next. Found some old posts about it, but this still doesn't work for me.

    I would appreciate any help with this.

    Thank you.

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    the ITF files must be inserted in the folder (or create the path) com.sygic.aura / files / res / itinerary


    To find your itineraries:
    start Sygic and select the blue heart icon (Favourites)
    For version 18.x.y subselect ROUTES
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    Thank you, found it. But this is not what I need.

    I've found it under Routes. When I taped the file, Sygic started calculating the route, and I don't need this, there is no route there. I have over 100 POIs in several groups, I just want to import them to Sygic and later find them in Favorites. They do not belong to any route. I want to be able to select any of these POIs and drive there - just like with any other mapping app.

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    Install on your device from playstore the app: Send to GPS.
    Than tap on one of your favourite POI on google maps, choise "share" and continue with app "Send to GPS" and end with Sygic.
    Sygic wil start the navigation to the choised POI and than you add it to your favoutite list on Sygic.

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    Thank you, this will probably work, but it's a pain to export over 100 POIs this way one by one. I thought there is a simple way to import all of them (in groups) like in Locus and some other map apps.

    Besides, I see that in Sygic I cannot even group Favorites like in many other apps. So if I have POIs for Washington, Alberta, France and Ecuador I have to keep all of them together.

    I guess Sygic is not for me.

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    @pva,

    What type of POI's are we talking about here that you get form Google maps???

    Stores, places to visit, what??

    Give some examples of what you are talking about.

    Sygic as 1000's of POI's in their program under groups.

    Then you can always import POI's from:

    Spoiler: PoiPlaza
    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]



    Details are always important the more you give the better including screen shots.......

    Also look here........

    Spoiler: Detailed info on importing POI's into Sygic
    https://help.sygic.com/en/sygic-gps-navigation-for-android/tips-tricks/how-to-import-external-custom-poi-to-sygic



    This also give good reading:

    Spoiler: POI's in Sygic
    https://www.manula.com/manuals/sygic/sygic-gps-navigation-for-android/3/en/topic/vyh-adavanie-pod-a-zaujmovych-bodov
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    @asprin64; the User @pva is right when he writes that inserting his own POI is considered a single Group with e.g. Category1, Category2, Category ... not possible.
    In addition, SygicTruck currently has Problems importing * .rupi because of its own sql Database. Not to mention the Problem with shared TomTom map by Region/country.

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    I'm an outdoor person, I don't drive in cities much, so for me two things are important: offline navigation and ability to create my own POIs. Some POIs, like some trail heads or bird watching places, simply cannot be in any database, I know about them from the other sources. Plus, of course, I prefer to plan my trips on the big screen of my PC, not in my phone or tablet, then to export my data.

    Google Maps fit the bill. As the online maps they are best. They have most robust POI database, most details, and using Marker I can create my custom waypoints for each trip then export them to KMZ or KML.

    But when it comes to offline navigation, Google Maps is not the best tool. So currently I'm using Locus Maps in combination with Google maps. Locus Maps is nearly a perfect tool, but, unfortunately, it's only for Android, and doesn't have car connectivity, that's why I was looking for Sygic.

    I have 3 trips planned for this summer with 3 sets of POIs, plus a set with my local POIs, and I definitely don't want to mix them together, they must be categorized.

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    You might want to look at this app.

    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    It lets you use Garmin GPX files.

    I use the Garmin Map Source program to set up my tips than add them to OsmAnd+.

    You can use the program for Hiking, Biking and Car travel.

    As I am a person who takes people on Hiking trips all over Europe I do not use smartphone at all.
    I tell my user's if they are into doing a lot of hiking off road then better to buy a standalone GPS unit make for hiking.
    They are water proof and run for 25 hours at any given time.

    Smartphone are not the best when hiking.
    To easy to drop them.

    I hand out standalone unit for the hikers in my group and they have them hanging from their neck so their hands are free.


    You might also look into this website for converting files to GPX too.

    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]


    Sygic is not the best app out there for going off road.

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    Thank you, I'll definitely take a look. I agree, for hiking the dedicated GPS is definitely better. Even in the car often I'm still using my good old Garmin, and BaseCamp software to plan the trips.

    The reason I was looking into Sygic is because I'll be buying a car which supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. And there aren't many choices here. CarPlay supports only Google Maps and Sygic, Android Auto - only Google Maps, but will probably add Sygic soon. Plus Waze, which is not designed for offline navigation.

 

 
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