Content Toolkit

The Content Toolkit contains applications which allow users to create secure Points of Interest (POI) and customizable voices for Garmin GPS devices. Developers can market their products to owners of Garmin GPS systems, creating an entirely new ecosystem of content, devices and customers who are eager to expand the capability of their GPS device.

The Garmin Content Toolkit consists of two applications:

GPI Creator generates secure POIs and TravelGuide content. Developers are using GPI Creator to create guided audio tours, sell custom POI packages and more.

Voice Creator is a new tool that allows developers to create custom voice files compatible with a wide range of Garmin automotive products.

If you’re interested in becoming an official Garmin Content Toolkit developer, contact us to begin your 90-day free evaluation. You’ll receive licensing information, documentation and software that allows you to create fully functioning* GPI and Voice content. After 90 days, we welcome you to become a licensed developer.

GPI Creator

Garmin GPI Creator

GPI Creator allows developers to convert XML and GPX data into Garmin-compatible GPI files. Developers can offer this content to Garmin customers as free or paid downloads. GPI Creator supports the following features:

  • Locked or unlocked content
  • Proximity search by current location or by a specified location
  • Multi-language content
  • Multimedia support for JPEG images, WAV and MP3 audio files
  • Address and contact information for each point
  • Custom alert associated with each point
    • Proximity alert
    • Speed alert
    • Associate a sound to be played with the alert, either one of Garmin’s predefined sounds or from a user specified WAV or MP3 file

Voice Creator

Garmin Voice Creator

Voice Creator allows developers to create recorded, non-text-to-speech (TTS) voices for navigation prompts. Developers can offer this content to Garmin customers as free or paid downloads. Voice Creator supports the following features:

  • Locked or unlocked content
  • Fully customizable audio prompts for each navigation event
  • Randomly choose from multiple phrases for each navigation event
  • Speak non-navigation audio at random intervals

Free 90-day Evaluation and Licensing Information

If you’re interested in becoming an official Garmin Content Toolkit developer, contact us to begin your 90-day free evaluation. You’ll receive licensing information, documentation and software that allows you to create fully functioning* GPI and Voice content. After 90 days, we welcome you to become a licensed developer by purchasing the Content Toolkit for $500.

* Unlicensed GPI and Voice content expires after 90 days.

What’s Included

  • GPI Creator Software to create custom Tour Guides
  • Voice Creator Software which allows users to create customized voices for Garmin devices
  • Option to purchase a SD card programmer for $75 per unit
  • A card programmer assembly can be included, free of charge, if eight or more card programmers are purchased
  • Access to help files

System Requirements

  • Microsoft Windows 2000/XP
  • 800 MHz processor (1.2 GHz recommended)
  • 256 MB RAM (512 MB recommended)
  • 200 MB free hard drive space
  • USB Port