How to convert iGo 2008 UPOI files to GPX XML format with GPSBabel

Do you have your GPS waypoints stored only in iGo 2008's UPOI files?  Do you need to convert them to common GPS eXchange Format (GPX) for your new GPS Navigation software? No problem at all, we can show you how.


There is nothing more simpler than to use the great and free software for GPS format conversions known as GPSBabel, that is available for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X platforms.

With this software, you can easily convert your iGo 2008 UPOI files to GPX file format. Simply download the application from their website and install it.

Converting UPOI to GPX with GPSBabel

After you launch it, simply choose the input format as iGo 2008 points of interest files (that are the files with the UPOI file extension) and browse to your files. Then select the output format GPX XML (GPX file extension) and name your new files. Customize the Translation Options as you need and perhaps tweak other Options if you need.

Then just Apply, and you should have your .upoi files converted to .gpx files, ready to be used in your new device.

GPSBabel window with UPOI and GPX formats preselected.

GPSBabel screenshot

Related software and links:

GPSBabel icon

GPSBabel    Microsoft Windows platform
A program for conversion of various waypoint and GPS map formats


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