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06-26-2010, 02:37 PM
I imported pushpins from MapPoint into AutoRoute 2010 which worked like a breeze. Now I would like to export and open these pushpins (an *.axe file) in TomTom. I used half a dozen converters, but none of them did the job. If you know what to do (step-by-step instructions would be nice), please shout it out loud. :punk:

07-21-2010, 08:56 AM
Hi Mapsuser

In MapPoint, add 1 known postcode as a pushpin. Then use Milecharter to create a matrix of time distance to your file. This will also give X,Y co-ordinates. In Excel creata a file which has

column a Longitude (the small number)
Column b Latitude (the larger number)
column c the name of the location and telephone number if required


-0.0006153.36566"Louth (P) - 01507 600 710"

No headers are needed.

The go to POI EDITOR (http://www.poieditor.com/)

Load the file and run. Save the file as an ov2. If you want a pushpin create a small bmap (can't remember the size) and call this exactly the same name as the data file created with the bmp file extension. Load both onto tom tom in the UK file.

Works for me


07-21-2010, 09:26 AM
Thanks, Steve, for your feed back. Your described procedure seems a little complicated - just remember that in my single *.axe file, I have about 300 different POIs. Is there a less complicated way to do the job?

07-21-2010, 09:33 AM

If the file (presume 1 data set)is in MapPoint. Finding one Postcode should be simple. Mile charter will find 300 sites in around 15 minuted and give time distance as wekll as the Lat Long. This will have the name and co-ordinates already with the name. format of the file will take 5 mins.

Loading into the web file builder takes 5 min.

I do this for 850 branches monthly and it taked 30 minutes

Not sure of your file extension axe but works with my normal data