I looked for this but didnt see any thing in other forums.
my question is once you upload the pois into the garmin Do they automatically come up on the map when your near them or do i have to go into the extras option where i see they are located to use them?
thanks for the help
If you're zoomed in close enough, your POI's will show on the map as you drive.
The alerts will show at the top of the screen if you loaded alets no matter what level you are zoomed in on but as stated with most you have to be in 2d as they won't show in 3d on some models.
. . . do i have to go into the extras option where i see they are located to use them?
What do you mean by "use them"? If you want to be routed to one of your custom POI's, -- yes, you must go to Extras to pick the particular POI you want. It is not necessary to see an icon (either custom or default) to be routed to a POI. If you merely want to be alerted every time you pass a McDonald's, you can set alerts via POI Loader.
i guess thats my question. after loading the poi's are the alerts set automatically?
If you set an alert when you ran POI Loader in manual mode, then an alert is permanently set. You need do nothing more.
Hey Cosmo, yes they will automatically reflect on the map if you have installed them using proximity alert based on distance (for example, red light cameras by default at 1320 feet). Similarly, you will be notified as well, if the POI was uploaded using proximity alert based on speed (for example, speed camera for over 20 miles per hour in a school zone). For the notification, of course you need to have the mp3 files, and possibly the image files (to see the exact location on the map). Without these two, you will just get a default ding and a little message on top of the screen. Hope this helps!
As a fellow newbie I found this which looks very helpful. It has answers to a lot of newbie POI questions:
There is a link to an website outside POI Factory that has a tutorial I will try when I get home from work.
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