Not Sure it installed

 

Just got my 1st GPS (Garmin 255w). Installed POI Loader for Mac. Set up a folder with POI's from this site, most .cvs some gpx along with BMP Icons all in the same folder with BMP names matching. Did the install with POI Loader and said successful but I'm not so sure. As I'm driving past eg. McDonald's on my way to a destination should I see the icon on my 255 as I drive by, if so I'm not.

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Nuvi 3580LMT

try this

You will only see an icon if zoomed in very close, not usually at normal driving zoom setting, and even the only if that particularly MickyD is in the database (same may be missing) and if you got the name of the BMP icon file exactly right.

Try this: tap "where to", navigate to "Extras", If you even have an extras you should have custom POIs loaded, if not then you don't. Tap extras, Tap custom POIs, tap you way to ay POI you care about, they should be sorted by distance from you once you get into a particular POI set. Try to find the MickyD that you were interested in, or just pick any handy one. Tap it. Then tap map. zoom in all the way. If you see the icon that you want you have that working as well as it is going to work, if you don't then check the instructions and file names.

Turn POI's On

spooner, be sure that the POI alerts are turned on. You have to go to Settings-Proximity Points-Change-check Custom POI box to get the alerts to work.

At least I have to on my 260W. Hope it works for you. Happy New Year!

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Tuckahoe Mike - Nuvi 3490LMT, Nuvi 260W, iPhone X, Mazda MX-5 Nav

Turn POI's On

spooner, be sure that the POI alerts are turned on. You have to go to Settings-Proximity Points-Change-check Custom POI box to get the alerts to work.

At least I have to on my 260W. Hope it works for you. Happy New Year!

(sticky fingers, I guess. From celebration too much!)

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Tuckahoe Mike - Nuvi 3490LMT, Nuvi 260W, iPhone X, Mazda MX-5 Nav

Thanks guys. Well the POI's

Thanks guys. Well the POI's are there, found them in the extras. I tried what you said Mike but my 255 does not seem to have the Proximity Points setting button. Found a list of POI icons in the edit favorites section, should I be seeing in this list the custom ones I down loaded or are they the factory Garmin only's.

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Nuvi 3580LMT

Sorry

spooner238 wrote:

. . . should I be seeing in this list the custom ones I down loaded or are they the factory Garmin only's.

Favorites use only the built-in icons, not custom icons.

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Nuvi 660 -- and not upgrading it or maps until Garmin fixes long-standing bugs/problems, and get maps to where they are much more current, AND corrected on a more timely basis when advised of mistakes.

If the 255 is like the 265

If the 255 is like the 265 touch tools,settings and touch down arrow at bottom of screen and you will see proximity points.Touch it you will see proximity alerts.Touch change and make sure check mark in custom pois.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

Yup, I'm there but nothing

Yup, I'm there but nothing that says proximity points. Anybody else with a 255w that can confirm. It's funny as I'm playing around with the + and - buttons I did see my icons, Beerstore, Tim's, Canadian Tire for a minute but now I can't get them back. Thanks again for the help guys.

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Nuvi 3580LMT

?

spooner238 wrote:

Yup, I'm there but nothing that says proximity points. Anybody else with a 255w that can confirm. It's funny as I'm playing around with the + and - buttons I did see my icons, Beerstore, Tim's, Canadian Tire for a minute but now I can't get them back. Thanks again for the help guys.

Perhaps you touched the screen and put it in browse mode before zooming in????

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Nuvi 660 -- and not upgrading it or maps until Garmin fixes long-standing bugs/problems, and get maps to where they are much more current, AND corrected on a more timely basis when advised of mistakes.

alerts

spooner238 wrote:

Yup, I'm there but nothing that says proximity points. Anybody else with a 255w that can confirm. It's funny as I'm playing around with the + and - buttons I did see my icons, Beerstore, Tim's, Canadian Tire for a minute but now I can't get them back. Thanks again for the help guys.

If you don't have any custom pois installed it will not be there.Are you sure you have them installed?

Edit.Just went to Garmin site and looked at your owners manual and the setting will be there once you install the custom pois.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

I may be in browse mode and

I may be in browse mode and I do have custom poi's installed I can see them under Extras in the Where to menu. I'm going to read that Manual on line right now. Thanks again

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Nuvi 3580LMT

Pages 33 and 42.

Pages 33 and 42.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

Garmin POI Loader

When using the poi loader do not use express mode. Use manual mode for laoding. The next screen will allow the selection of proximity alerts, and and distance you want the alert from the poi. After the install the proximity alert icon will be displayed under tools, settings, proximity points. Hope this helps!

I don't seem to have the

I don't seem to have the express/manual option on the mac version of POI loader. Am I missing something or not supported on mac?

Beta

boldi24 wrote:

I don't seem to have the express/manual option on the mac version of POI loader. Am I missing something or not supported on mac?

Mac users must use the beta version to have the option of manual mode. It is available at:
http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/32218

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Nuvi 660 -- and not upgrading it or maps until Garmin fixes long-standing bugs/problems, and get maps to where they are much more current, AND corrected on a more timely basis when advised of mistakes.

Got It

Am extremely new (just bought Garmin 260W less then a week ago). Love it. Thanks very much for the link.

Before you Encounter This . . .

boldi24 wrote:

Am extremely new (just bought Garmin 260W less then a week ago). Love it. Thanks very much for the link.

Note that if you delete POI files on your GPS via your Mac, it places the file into a trash folder which the GPS still sees. You must also empty your trash on the Mac before unplugging from the Mac.

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Nuvi 660 -- and not upgrading it or maps until Garmin fixes long-standing bugs/problems, and get maps to where they are much more current, AND corrected on a more timely basis when advised of mistakes.

Thanks for the heads up.

Thanks for the heads up.

Well cleared the old POI

Well cleared the old POI File, Downloaded the Beta Version of POI Loader, reloaded POI's manually, went real smooth. I now have the proximity points icon. We'll give it a try tonight . I'll post tomorrow and let you know how it worked. Great advice people.

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Nuvi 3580LMT

Save Gas

spooner238 wrote:

We'll give it a try tonight . I'll post tomorrow

If you mean you will drive to the location, you don't have to do that. You can get just as reliable info by putting the unit in simulation mode, setting your location to a spot close to the test POI, choosing a destination just beyond the test site, and hitting GO.

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Nuvi 660 -- and not upgrading it or maps until Garmin fixes long-standing bugs/problems, and get maps to where they are much more current, AND corrected on a more timely basis when advised of mistakes.

simulation mode... thats

simulation mode... thats good to know. I saw that option but hadn't got a chance to play with that yet. By the way all is well with the poi's, image (bmp) showing up along with alerts.

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Nuvi 3580LMT

How do I get the custom

How do I get the custom icon's to become available? I have the customs saved as the same name as the POI. Now what?

Touch where to,Extras and

Touch where to,Extras and touch custom pois last.See http://www.poi-factory.com/node/25721 for custom pois.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.