Hello everyone, I'm new to this site as well as new to using GPS devices. My first device is a Garmin c510 which I bought "refurbished". It has worked great for me so far. I have even been able to install [from this site] a customised POI file. Aren't I clever! The POI was a listing of state parks. It installed just fine with no problems at all, using the POI Loader from Garmin. Being new to all this of course I was cautious and loaded the file twice, once on the unit itself and once again on the SD card. So it is located in two places. My question is...Where SHOULD I have placed it, and can I remove the "extra" file? If so, in future, where should I install the POI files which I want? Thank you in advance for any help you may offer.
Open the sd card folder or the C510 folder: Garmin>poi and delete "poi.gpi", just load it to one place.
Don't you have it stored in 3 places... Computer, Garmin, and SD card? I would think that having one on the computer and one on the Garmin would be backup enough. As to where you store it for the Garmin... I think that is totally up to you. All your POIs are compiled into one file for use by the Garmin. I personally like them stored on the Garmin. You should have plenty of storage space on the Garmin for you POI file. I haven't read anything that would suggest storing in either place would be best. I have read issues people are having with large SD cards and near full SD cards, so I would keep that in mind.
Thank you, I removed one from the c510 folder and am using the one on the SD card. Will use the SD for future installs. Again thank you.
Yes three places.... my bad
First of all, welcome to the poi-factory...
As far as where to load your POI files, you shouldn’t have any problem loading them on to your unit.
Long story short, I would say load all your poi files on your unit. If and when your C530 reaches it’s capacity (and I doubt it will), then you can load any additional poi’s, on your SD card.
HTH (hope that helps)
Nüvi 670 & 880
Mac Pro & OS 10.5.4
Thanks Tailspin but it's a c510 not a c530
I thinke that is up to you and how much you change and add to them. If you use a card you don't need to be near the gps and you can work on them all the time then use poi loader I store all mine on a card again personal preference. good luck.
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