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POIs AND DETAILS OF NEW ZEALAND DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION (DOC) CAMPING SITES (LOTS OF PHOTOS AND DETAILS INCLUDED)





UPDATE 16 Feb 11

New updated Garmin Tour Guide file of updated 2011 Garmin Tour Guide File (POIs) of well over 200 DOC Camping sites can be downloaded free here. Includes 2011 cost increases, 8 new camping grounds and updated facility details.


The following details below represents the first original version released in 2010.




This file can be downloaded and placed in your GPS unit to search for details on DOC camping sites.


Note that actual POI itself is avaiable on the current NZOGPS street maps however it has limited details.


This "add-on" aims to showcase what is possible using Garmin's POI LOADER and tour guide map concept.


One other feature which I haven't added is the functionality to add spoken instructions or music to each POI.


Source data

This was created based on the publicly available PDF files on DOC website around Feb 2010 (full-list-of-north-island-campsites.pdf and full-list-of-south-island-campsites.pdf)


FEATURES AVAILABLE




Includes the following features (all courtesy of DOC):-


  • photos of actual camping site


  • available facilities at site - eg. tap water, picnic tables, cooking facilities, boat ramp, hot or cold showers, rubbish recycling, rubbish removal, wheelchair access able, pet friendly, fire restrictions etc


  • cost of camping sites


  • how to get there


  • access requirements - eg. sealed, gravel 4WD only, boat only etc


  • activities and special features of the site - eg. lakeside setting, walks, tramps nearby, fishing, hunting, bird spotting etc




FEEDBACK




NEV from NZ Open GPS

Thank you...

FWIW - This also works perfectly on my Dakota 20 including photos (use finger scroll to read all text). Well done.



COMPATIBILITY



Tested and works great on :-
  • Garmin Nuvi 765T /755T

  • Garmin GPSMAP 60 CSX (no detailed text/info available though)

  • Garmin Nuvi 760

  • Garmin Nuvi 255

  • Garmin Oregon 300 (but no pictures) - actually apparently pictures available after latest firmware upgrade!

  • Garmin Oregon 550 - very nice display - better than the Nuvis in my opinion.




INSTRUCTIONS FOR USING GARMIN TOUR GUIDE DOC CAMPING POIs




  1. DOWNLOAD FREE RCMAPS DOC CAMPING SITES TOUR GUIDE FILE


  2. Unzip the ".gpi" file onto a folder in your computer


  3. Plug in your GPS into your computer's USB port


  4. Navigate to \Garmin\POI folder on the GPS unit


  5. Copy the gpi file from your computer into this folder on your GPS


  6. Unplug your GPS from your computer


  7. Follow the screenshots below on how to find POIs and text.


    • Note, unfortunately, Garmin 60 and 76 series (and HCX series) will not be able to display additional text but searching for the POI works.


    • I have confirmation from "Nev" from NZ Open GPS Projects forum that this works on a Garmin Dakota series (screenshot).



Scroll to bottom for download link


Here are some screenshots from a Garmin Nuvi widescreen (model 755T and 765T)



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Go to EXTRAS


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Select Custom POI


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Select DOC_CAMPING_Grounds_RCMAPS_20100324


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Type location eg TOTARANUI (NELSON/MARLBOROUGH)


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Search results displayed, select the picture on the upper left to....


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Photo displayed to give you an idea of what the site looks like.....


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Press BACK then MORE to display the info and details at this site


RCMAPS DOC Camping sites tour guide


Press DOWN ARROW button to scroll down...


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Here are some screenshots from a Garmin GPSMAP 60CSX






Go to CUSTOM POI

Screenshot Tour Guide DOC Camping POI, Garmin 60CSX - img 1

Select DATABASE

Screenshot Tour Guide DOC Camping POI, Garmin 60CSX - img 2

Select DOC_CAMPS_TourGuide

Screenshot Tour Guide DOC Camping POI, Garmin 60CSX - img 3

Select the POI required Screenshot Tour Guide DOC Camping POI, Garmin 60CSX - img 4

Enter Screenshot Tour Guide DOC Camping POI, Garmin 60CSX - img 5

Enter Screenshot Tour Guide DOC Camping POI, Garmin 60CSX - img 6









DOWNLOAD FREE GARMIN TOUR GUIDE POIs OF DOC CAMPING SITES

DISCLAIMER & LICENSING




  • USE AT OWN RISK



  • THE AUTHOR ACCEPTS NO RESPONSIBILITIES FOR ANY DAMAGES INCURRED AS A RESULT OF USING THESE MAPS (Use them at your own risk or purchase commercial ones)



  • MAPS MUST NOT BE SOLD.



  • DISTRIBUTION MUST BE FREE - NO CHARGES MUST BE LEVIED WHEN LOADING MAPS ONTO SD CARDS OR LOADING MAPS INTO GPS UNITS (EXCEPT FOR COST OF MEDIA IF APPROPRIATE)



  • IF YOU OBTAINED MAPS FROM ANOTHER WEBSITE (ESPECIALLY PDA, MOBILE PHONE SOFTWARE SITES) THAT HAS RE-PACKAGED/RE-COMPILED THE MAPS INTO A SINGLE MAP, CHANCES ARE THAT AUTO ROUTING AND SEARCHING WILL NOT WORK - AT WORSE IT MAY EVEN CONTAIN TROJAN HORSE - DELETE THOSE AND GET IT HERE








    DOWNLOAD FREE GARMIN TOUR GUIDE POIs OF DOC CAMPING SITES (20100324)




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