How to download bmp files


Hi all,

This forum is so useful. We frequently take road trips and I love using the POI files created by the folks here.

I have been successful downloading the CSV files. Sometimes I get the bmp file, but not always. I haven't learned to use the other type of file (CXS?).

I'm having trouble downloading the bmp file that goes with Diners, Drive ins and Dives file.

I click on the bmp file and it shows me the icon. But I can't figure out to download it to my computer.

I'm sure it is a simple problem, but I'd love some help.


Barbara nuvi 1450LMT

Right Click

on bmp file, than click on "save as", than it should allow you to save it to directory on your computer.

Save Image As...

If you are on one of the POI pages with a link to an icon, click on that link and go to the page. You will probably see an example of the image, and a link to the file, something like "Diners Drive-ins & Dives.bmp"

If you right click on the link (assuming a PC), your menu should include an option to "Save Link As..." Choose that, and it will download the image file to your computer.

Alternately, if you left-click on the link, it will take you to a page with only the image. Right-click and choose "Save Image As...".

Once the image file is on your computer, place it in the same directory as your custom POI file, and make sure both are named exactly the same - including capitalization (except for the extension):

This will work:
Diners Drive-ins & Dives.csv
Diners Drive-ins & Dives.bmp

This will not:
diners drive-ins & dives.csv
Diners Drive-ins & Dives.bmp

You can also add a voice alert, by adding an mpeg file in the same directory, again, with the same exact name as the POI and icon files.

When you run POILoader, it will upload both files, and you will get the custom icon when you see the POI on your map screen.

The other POI file type is a GPX format. This is similar to the CSV file, but can contain additional information about the POI. You typically need a GPX editor to create/modify those files. If you downloaded a GPX POI file, you would upload it to your GPS in the same manner as the CSV file.

The Moose Is Loose! nuvi 760

I clicked on the bmp file

I clicked on the bmp file and up popped the icon. Then I right clicked on the icon and was about to save the icon to my POI Collection file.

I've also changed the name to match the cvs file. So I'll soon download to my nuvi 350 and hope it appears.


Barbara nuvi 1450LMT

On my PC, right click on bit

On my PC, right click on bit map file NAME.bmp>save target as>save.

Hawk - Nuvi 1450