Integrate Garmin POI Using FME

Use FME to move any data into the Garmin POI format so it can be imported into the POI Loader and uploaded to Garmin devices.

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Solve Garmin POI Interoperability Problems with FME

Create automated workflows with FME that convert data into the Garmin POI format allowing you to upload data originating from any of the hundreds of sources it supports including:

  • ArcGIS SHP and Geodatabase
  • MapInfo
  • AutoCAD DWG
  • GML & KML
  • Excel & CSV
  • GPX
  • and more

FME helps you with more than straight format translation with powerful tools that enable you to manipulate data’s contents and structure to fit the model requirements of the target Garmin POI Loader environment. By creating clear paths for data to flow from source to destination, its integrity and key details are preserved ensuring the resulting points of interest render how you desire in Garmin devices. FME workflows run automatically and can be reapplied to ongoing Garmin POI conversions, saving you time and improving efficiency.

About Garmin POI

The Garmin POI Loader enables users to upload their customized points of interest (POIs) to Garmin devices.

Common Conversions

FME lets you integrate many applications and file formats. Here are some of the ways our users convert Garmin POI.

Esri Geodatabase (File Geodatabase API)

* The following additional software is required to use this format in FME: GPSBabel

FME is the data integration platform with the best support for spatial.


The table below outlines how Garmin POI is supported by our different FME products, and on which platform(s) the reader and/or writer runs.

Product OS
FME Desktop FME Server FME Cloud Windows 32-bit Windows 64-bit Linux Mac
Reader Professional Edition & Up
Writer Professional Edition & Up

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