I am trying to find out if I have installed poi files correctly on the nuvi 200. I have installed poi loader, fire it up, navigate to csv files on my hdd, the feedback I get says that I have successfully loaded (x number) of poi'ss successfully, but then I disconnect (eject via systray) the unit, turn it on, I get a message saying new extras have been found on card, do I care to install to unit's internal memory. I say no. I tap "where to", then points of interest, but I cannot for the life of me find where they have actually been installed?? I have tried installing to the device and to the 1 gb sd card i put in, but when I navigate to either garmin\poi or the sd card\garmin\poi, all I get in either location is a file called poi.gpi. What am I missing here? I have tried installing both rest areas and state parks and don't appear to be getting anywhwere, even though the feedback I get indicates that I have done everything correctly. What gives????
Go to "where to" then "extras" then clich on "custom pois". Also to get rid of the "transfer to unit" nag, click on yes and, then you will see how to get rid of nag...
BTW the poi.gpi are the pois...
Duh....sorry about that...
Ok, next newbie question. Is it possible to install, say, several poi categories concurrently? I noticed that installing starbucks wiped out the state park poi set.
Put all the pois in the same folder, I use a folder called my pois but...
Also you might like to check out getting started at the top of the page..
Rather than renaming files to prevent over-writing, most people create the categories via a file structure on their PC. To steal from Motorcycle Moma's excellent explanation:
For example, it might look like this.
> My POI (Main folder)
>> IHOP (subfolder)
>> National Parks (subfolder)
... National Parks.gpx
... National Monuments.gpx
... National Recreation areas.gpx
... National Parks.bmp
... National Monuments.bmp
In this example, IHOP and National Parks show up as categories and then under National Parks, the subcategories of National Parks, National Monuments, and National Recreation Areas show up.
Here are some screenshots of what it would look like.
This is a shot of the folder and files on my computer.
This is how the first level shows up on my Zumo.
When I select the National Parks category, this is what I get.
Then if I select National Monuments, I get this.
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