Download POI CSV files
Search Within a Square
This form allows you to find all of Points of Interest (POI) within a square* geographic area and save them in a comma-separated values (CSV) file which can be uploaded to many GPS devices.Being a square, the area's shape is defined by four geographic points, two of which share the same latitude, and two of which share the same longitude. Thus, the coordinates of the four points are made up of two latitudes and two longitudes.
To create a CSV file of all of the existing POI within a particular geographic area, enter two latitudes and two longitudes (in decimal degree format) in the boxes below and click on CREATE CSV FILE. The file will then be downloaded by your computer automatically.
The CSV files created using this page save the information for each POI in four columns (latitude, longitude, descriptive title, and details). This four column format is the format required for uploadable POI files that can be used with several different brands of GPS devices.
If you wish to create a Sextant.org POI file in CSV format manually, you use the Points in a square seach page. This page displays the results of a square geographic seach in the same four column format. Copying the results as they appear into any spreadsheet programme (such as Microsoft Excel), you save the table as a CSV (comma-separated values) file which can then be uploaded to many kinds of GPS devices.
PLEASE NOTE: After using this form to create an initial CSV file, attempts to create CSV files containing different results may only result in the initial CSV file being reproduced. This is because your internet browser has stored your original four point coordinates in its cache. To fix this problem, clear the cache and re-load the page before attempting to create new CSV files.
- We recognize that, given the curvature of the earth, the 4 point square is more of a trapezoid...but a "square" is close enough.