Many riders have GPS (Global Positioning Satellite) receivers mounted on their bikes.Because I ride a BMW, I thought it would be useful to be able to locate dealers by their geographic coordinates. As it turned out, Gaylord McCurdy had the same idea, and he has been more consistent about keeping his list up to date than I have. I now use his data, and only provide formats that he doesn't. McCurdy's file, which contains Garmin MapSource (.mps), Microsoft Streets & Trips (.est), EasyGPS (.loc), and Microsoft Word (.doc) formats for the data can be downloaded in a single Zip file by clicking here. My reformatting to provide Delorme Street Atlas (.dmt), Palm (.aba), Microsoft Word (.doc), Adobe Acrobat (.pdf), Microsoft Excel (.xls), and comma-separated values text (.csv) formats for the data can be downloaded in a Zip file by clicking here (file is ~300 KB). File was last updated 15 March 2004.
- BMW_Dealers.aba is a Palm address book archive (.aba) version of the data, which you can import into your Palm PDA using the Palm desktop software. I highly recommend that you create a separate "BMW" category in your address book, to keep this data separate.
- BMW_Dealers.dmt is a Delorme Street Atlas 2004+ "transfer" file, which should be readable by other Delorme products.
- BMW_Dealers.pdf is an Adobe Acrobat file that has the same info as in BMW_Dealers.doc.
- BMW_Dealers.doc is the data in Microsoft Word format. If you don't have MS Word, you can also use OpenOffice to read it. My version is slightly different than McCurdy's.
- BMW_Dealers.xls is the data in Microsoft Excel format. If you don't have a copy of Excel, try using the spreadsheet program in OpenOffice.
- BMW_Dealers.csv is a comma-separated values (.csv) text file that I created to initially get the data into the Palm address book. You probably won't need it, but it's included for completeness.