Garmin Nuvi 255w
I saw a thread somewhere about how/why map symbols will show up as you drive. I can have my custom poi's show as I hit them but not any others. I have seen a nuvi before show a little bank symbol as you drive by a bank but its is not a custom poi. I have tried switching to 2D i have tried zooming in/out all to no avail. Anyone have any experience with this?
Yes, I have a Nuvi 750 and it has North American maps on it. I put some Europe maps for a trip also.
The symbols show up for the Europe maps but not the North American Maps.
I have tried the 2d and 3d and North up, zooming in/out but nothing changes. I just returned from my Europe trip and plan on deleting these maps. Hopefully the North American maps will again show the symbols. They showed when my Nuvi was new. Don't know just when or why they quit showing.
All POIs show up on my 255W when zoomed in to 300 ft. This includes Built-in POIs and Custom POIs - in 2D or 3D - Navigation Map or other Map.
Can you please confirm for me what firmware you are on?
Software Version 5.30
GPS SW Version 3.10b
I am really trying to figure this out its driving me nuts
This is mine.
Software Version 4.80
GPS SW Version 3.00s
Garmin has stopped there gps from showing POI icons, and it happened for about 1½ year ago, the issue is about the fact that Garmin wants to have a clean screen, that don’t disturb people when they drive.
There has been rumors about people did file a law suit against Garmin that they was involved in a car crash because the gps was disturbing them when driving , and that was Garmin’s fault.
In my 765T I can see Poi icons if i use 2D view and zoom.
I'm wrong - built-in pois do not show up on my 225W on the Navigation Map but Custom pois do. I do not use the built-in pois much. I do zoom in and watch for Custom pois often. Sorry for the confusion.
Thank you for posting back and clearing that up with your 225W. Your custom icons are being displayed because you must have set proximity alert distances when you ran POI Loader.
While riding in the car yesterday I could not see any pois or custom pois but when I touched the screen and it went to the other screen I could see the pois. I tried this in 2d and 3d and it was the same both ways.
I am not sure what it does when I touch the screen but it takes me to another screen that is out a little and has pois on it.
Guess the gps only show roads till you want to see pois and then you touch the screen. I did notice that some of the side roads do not show the names in the original screen. I think these did show when I first bought my gps 2 years ago.
looks like its suppose to show up - unless the garmin support tech was high. I am sure its possible. Here is the response from support on the subject and regarding the 255w
"Please check the map detail settings to ensure the Map Detail is set to Most. You should also have software version 5.30 on the device. If you already have version 5.30 on the device, please run the WebUpdater on the unit again, and select to reinstall the same version of software. "
I will test all this and let everyone know the results.
Not sure if it really makes that much difference but according to owners manual more detail can cause the map to redraw slower.Page 31.
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