Welcome to our site dedicated to Garmin's new Garmin TourGuide™ file format for GPS! We are not directly or indirectly affiliated with Garmin® in any way, just big fans of this new development in GPS. For more information on Garmin please visit their site (www.garmin.com). Garmin TourGuide POIs are currently compatible with the nüvi™, zūmo™, and the StreetPilot® c550, 2730, 2820, 7200 and 7500.
With the introduction of TourGuide files, you can now associate an audio file or photo with a point of interest anywhere in the world. This opens up many new possibilities for GPS users, self guided tours, real estate information, etc. For more background on Garmin TourGuide™ files click here.
However, creating these files still takes some work. Sharing the experience and assistance from others can be very helpful so please visit our forums for tips and tricks in working with TourGuide files.
If your Garmin device does not play MP3 audio files, then your particular device is not compatible with the audio portion of the Garmin Tourguide .gpi files created or downloaded on this site. The POI aspect of .gpi files will still work, but the audio can only play if the device can play MP3 audio files.
We are always trying to make things easy for you here at GeoTourGuide. To help make it easier to use the site, we've created videocast demonstrations on how to upload your own audio and create a TourGuide GPI file. You can view the videocasts by clicking on the links below:
Please don't hesitate to leave comments about the content of the video or any improvements that would make it easier to understand.
GeoTourGuide.com is pleased to announce the beta version of our new GPI Generator tool! We have just released a new tool to assist in making your own TourGuide files! It couldn't be easier to make a file for your compatible GPS to play an MP3 file automatically based on proximity to the location of your choice. No software to download except the GPI file you created, completely free!
So you like TourGuides, and your own audio is so much more interesting, but were a little frustrated with the process? Look no further, you can make your own on GeoTourGuide.com! It's Easy...
We've just added audio previews to most of the TourGuide files available in our Directory HERE. This allows you to listen to the audio for TourGuide files before you download it and save it to your compatible Garmin GPS device. Try out an example on Versailles Palace in France HERE. If you like the audio content you can vote on it now too!