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    Quote Originally Posted by JDOCKERY132445 View Post
    I do not know about other parts of the country, but the BMW dealer in Charlotte NC is not on the list.
    You'd think if anyone could keep a BMW dealer list up-to-date, BMW (country) could.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlobalRider View Post
    You'd think if anyone could keep a BMW dealer list up-to-date, BMW (country) could.
    We used to have a BMW motorcycle here in Wilmington, NC; they remained on the list two years after they had closed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JDOCKERY132445 View Post
    We used to have a BMW motorcycle here in Wilmington, NC; they remained on the list two years after they had closed.
    Amazing! Talk about a lack of enthusiasts at BMW NA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlobalRider View Post
    You'd think if anyone could keep a BMW dealer list up-to-date, BMW (country) could.
    I guess that's something that I never gave much thought to, but now I am curious about who's job is it to provide updated information for the POI's (and Motorrad shops for that matter) for Garmin. For instance, if you open a pizza shop somewhere how does Garmin get that information?

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    I started with the PDF dealer list you can download from BMW NA. I massaged in excel, then used a web tool to convert addresses to coordinates. Then massaged into POI format.
    Not too painful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JDOCKERY132445 View Post
    We used to have a BMW motorcycle here in Wilmington, NC; they remained on the list two years after they had closed.
    I bought my RT from that dealer. Ran into their service guy who now works at Autozone in Garner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lbarbee View Post
    Apologies if someone already sent this out but I could not find it anywhere. I wanted to update my GPS with BMW dealers to prepare for an upcoming trip across country.
    I pulled the BMW dealer list from BMW, it was dated March 2013, then spent a couple hours adding the GPS coordinates.



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    2014 BMW Dealer List POI US Garmin

    Updated with 2014 extract from BMW site dated 1/6/2014

    Use the exact same procedure as original post just substitute 2014 for 2013.

    Lynn's 2014 BMW Dealers.zip

    Let me know if you have any problems.

    Lynn

    PS: for those around Raleigh, I changed Capitol BMW's address to the new location effective May 2.
    PSS: and yes, this time I wrote down the procedure. Hopefully next time it doesn't take 4 hours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JDOCKERY132445 View Post
    I do not know about other parts of the country, but the BMW dealer in Charlotte NC is not on the list.
    They were listed in BMW's 2014 list and in the new 2014 POI file.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lbarbee View Post
    Lynn's 2014 BMW Dealers.zip

    Let me know if you have any problems.

    Lynn
    Could you provide a link to an "unzipped" version?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlobalRider View Post
    Could you provide a link to an "unzipped" version?
    I have to use some tool to aggregate the files. Do you have a preference? or is their a single file you are after?
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    I can't load up csv files as they are not allowed on this site.
    Last edited by lbarbee; 03-31-2014 at 02:28 PM.
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    Here is a link to the csv file to use with POI loader.

    http://www.lightoffshore.com/Downloa...POI Loader.csv

    Put this in a folder by itself, then point POI Loader to that folder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lbarbee View Post
    I have to use some tool to aggregate the files. Do you have a preference? or is their a single file you are after?
    A MS Excel file would be fine which is how I have my much older BMW dealer lists filed.

    I have those files (Excel and Garmin) for BMW Germany, Austria, Northern Italy and a bit of France if you are interested. Again, they are older but dealers there tend to not move often.

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    I get through step 9 fine but then I get a message the csv file is invalid and that's the end of that.
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