I've looked through the FAQ's but I can't figure this out. Once I download POI files, how are they displayed on my Garmin? Do I find them by searching Points of Interest? Do they show up with an icon on my screen as I'm driving nearby? I've loaded a ton of files and it just feels like I'm pouring them down a black hole. I can see the files are there, but where can I see the details on my Garmin? I'm all new to this and I'm leaving for a three week roadtrip this weekend. Thanks!
not in poi on mine i have to go to extras menu
And there they are! thanks so much!
And to see them on the map you have to set your distance to a certin mileage. I just do not know what it is.
In what menu do you set the distance to a certain mileage?
I believe the other poster meant the zoom scale. You need to zoom in the map screen (+ and - buttons) to approx 200ft zoom level to see the POIs.
Thanks so much, I've now discovered that there is a ghost town in less than 10 miles from my house. I'm going to use my Garmin to find it today.
welcome loribeth32 glad you joined,this is a link that you will find a lot of info from,hope it helps answer some of the questions you might have.
When you load your POI's through POI Loader (from Garmin) you should select "manual" and as you load the different files, you can select the distance in feet you want your alert to signal. Somewhere between 1000 - 2000 feet works. Once you've loaded the POI files, you will get an alert when you get near a POI. You don't need to "enable" a particular file for the alert to sound. A red bar at the top of your screen will indicate what POI you're approaching.
So the factory POIs never show up on the map automatically even if we have it at a zoom level less than 200 feet? Sorry i'm new to Garmins (just got a 255w)
What DorkusNimrod said previously about custom POIs also applies to the built-in ones. You need to zoom in to approx 200ft zoom level to see them.
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