I'm sure this has been covered in hundreds of previous posts, but for those of us who received a Nuvi for Christmas and don't know how to upload extra POIs, I certainly would like to be directed to a couple of those posts. I'm not "computer stupid", but I don't have loads of experience. Any assistance appreciated.
Also see the New User and FAQ links at the top of the page.
This is something I have typed out for my own records.See if this helps.
How to make subfolders, download files and develop categories.
1.Go to my documents on your computer and make a folder and name it My poi’s.
2.Click on My poi’s folder. Now right click and make subfolders naming them based on type of files you plan to download. Example: Food, Alerts, Parks, Attractions and etc.
3.Go to POI Factory main page and click on poi files. Scroll down until you see View all poi files ( listed alphabetically) .Click on first file you want to download and save it in one of the subfolder you created. Repeat process until you have downloaded and placed all the csv or gpx files into the correct subfolder.
4.Now if you want to add bmp (icons) or mp3(sounds) files select icons or sounds from the POI Factory main page. The process is the same for both to download. Click on the title and when you see attachment just right click on it and pick save target as. Save it in the correct subfolder you want the mp3 or icon for. Make sure gps has the capability for mp3 before downloading
5.Now go to each subfolder and name the csv , bmp and mp3 file the same name except for the extensions. Most cases all you need to do is type the name and the extensions will take care of themselves. Double check to make sure they are all named exactly the same. This is how it should look.
>My pois=main folder
6.Connect your GPS to your computer using the usb cable.
7.Now run poi loader http://www8.garmin.com/products/poiloader/ .
8.When you see screen find device make sure you select the proper one. If using sd card use the pull down window .The arrow located across from device and selects the sd card.
9.Click next and put mark in Install new custom Poi’s onto your device.
10.Click next. Using Browse make sure to select the folder location for my poi’s not the subfolders. Looking below on same screen you will see selection for either express or manual mode. If you plan to set alerts for your custom poi’s select the manual mode . This will allow you to set alert by speed or distance. Click next.
11.Now you should get message so many points of interest has been installed to your device.
12.Based on model. Touch where to, extras and touch custom pois last and you will see the ones you downloaded.
13.Each time you run poiloader it will over write the existing files.
I really appreciate what you have done. Thanks!
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