POI displayed on moving map

 

When I had my Tomtom, I could select to have selected POI, like fuel or resturants, be displayed on the map as you drive. As I was driving along, I would see these selected POIs show up along the road on the 3D map as I drove.

I have the Garman Nuvi 1490T and was wondering if I can set it to do the same thing. I've download some custom POIs from here and installed them, but it appears they only shows up when you select custom POIs from the menu as a destination or for searching for something specific. Is there a setting I need to make to see these customs on the map as I drive? Tks!

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2001.5 Dodge Ram, 2007 Montana 3400RL 5th Wheel, Garmin 1490T GPS

POI on Map

Appearently I have asked a stupid question. Forgive me but I am very new to the Garmin and I'm just learning how it works. I've driven with it but no POI icons.

If I may, how do I get POI icons to appear on the 3D map as I'm driving. I just installed a couple of custom POIs from this site. Will these display automatically or must I do something?

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2001.5 Dodge Ram, 2007 Montana 3400RL 5th Wheel, Garmin 1490T GPS

I have a TomTom but....

I did at one time own a Garmin 660. One of the things I disliked about it was that in order to see the POIs on the map you needed to zoom in to near maximum. Then they would show up on the map. However the map becomes useless (for navigation purposes) when you are zoomed in so close. Try zooming in and see if the icons show up on the map where the poi is located.

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bob TomTom 730T App:9.465 Map: North_America_2GB v900.4602 Win XP Pro(SP3) TT Home 2.9.2.2837

I'd like to know also.

I know when I installed the "speed traps" POI a little dot would come up on the screen where the speed trap was located.
But I also have the "Wawa" POI in there and they do not show up on the screen. So I'm not sure what it is that makes them show up or not? could be the way the information is entered in the CSV or GPX file.
I'd have to look at the two files and see what the difference is. I'll let you know if I find anything.

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Garmin Nuvi 1490T

Zoom In

Not familiar with your model 01RAMer, but on my 760, I need to be zoomed in for custom POIs to show on the map. I believe it needs to be zoomed to the 300' level (per the scale indicator) before POIs become visible.

Last-Of-5, do you have a custom BMP associated with your POI files? I've uploaded BMPs for the various POIs I have loaded, so I see them (when zoomed it) I don't know that I have any without a custom graphic, so I'm not sure what would be displayed. Remember, if you do use a custom image, it needs to have the same exact name (save for the extension) as the POI file.

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The Moose Is Loose! nuvi 760

try'dat http://www.poi-factor

mrgreen try'dat

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/4359

worked for my 255w smile icons can be downloaded from this site or you can create your own

not sure

I'm not sure. I am also new to GPS's. I finally got with the times - lol. I'm not sure about the BMP file. I just downloaded the "NJ Speed Traps_Updated" POI, which is a CSV file (if that matters). The dots show on the raod where the speed traps are. I also have the "Wawa Stores" POI installed and I dont see anything. I did find out that there are 56 Wawa's with-in 15 miles of me - ha haaa
Anyway how would i check to see if there was a BMP associated with the POI? I know there isnt anything under my "pictures".

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Garmin Nuvi 1490T

"Anyway how would i check to

"Anyway how would i check to see if there was a BMP associated with the POI?" ..just select one of your your cutom poi's from your unit, then select a location, then press 'map'. if a .bmp is associated you will see it on the display. works for my 255w smile

Nuvi only shows pois in zoom

Nuvi only shows pois in zoom level 260 ft (80m) or
less. Stupid ,but that is how it is.
The only way to make them show is to set an distans or speed alert.
If you set an speed alert at 124mph (199 kmh) the poi will show up in any zoom level without an alert, unless youre speeding close up to 124 mph .
If you make a custom distance in the speed alert, you
can decide which distance it shall show up.

Moose135 is right

like Moose135 said you need to be ZOOMED in at a certain level so you can see them.

tx vestenfjell

vestenfjell wrote:

If you set an speed alert at 124mph (199 kmh) the poi will show up in any zoom level without an alert, unless youre speeding close up to 124 mph .
If you make a custom distance in the speed alert, you
can decide which distance it shall show up.

thanks for that info vestenfjell

Viewing Custom POI Icons While In 3D Navigation View

On my 660, I do see custom POI icons in 3D nav view but ONLY IF I have set a proximity alert for that file when it was initially loaded with POI Loader.

For example, I have the highway rest area file loaded with a 1 mile proximity alert. As I am driving down the interstate and approach a rest area, the little outhouse (my icon of choice) displays while in 3D view without zooming in as I approach and drive by. The same thing happens with the red light camera file because I use the default value of 0.25 mile proximity alert when it was loaded. The little red-yellow-green traffic signal icon displays as I approach and pass the intersection. I also get both audio alerts. smile

However, I have loaded many POI files with no proximity alert at all (Walmart, Target, Batteries Plus, hhgregg, show caves, etc.) and those icons do not display while in 3D mode. The only way to make them display in 3D mode is to set a proximity alert for each one and I choose not to do that. The reason I don't is because along with displaying the icon, I would also get the audio alert (either the default Garmin tone or the custom audio alert if I had included one when I initially loaded the POI file with POI Loader) and I found it very irritating listening to too many audio alerts. mad I did that in the beginning and soon found the constant audio interruptions drove me nuts. To get around this, some users have made audio files of a half-second of silence so that when it plays you hear nothing, but that will still interrupt any other audio that happens to be playing such as navigation instructions, mp3 player music or audio books. I found the half second interruption of the other audio also nerve racking. sad

Consequently, I live with the fact that icons for custom POIs simply aren't going to display in 3D mode as I'm driving.

Hope this helps a little.

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2019.30 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

I agree with Gary A

I agree with Gary A on the alerts. Rest area are worthwhile, maybe Cracker Barrel.

Also, it is worthwhile to play with various options so that you know how to get what you will really be comfortable with.

Remember that you can "rename" files on your GPS. I always rename the poi.gpi file to a new name immediately after a POI Loader run. If you have a, say, cracker barrel file you have tested around your own city and you want to have it on a trip next month - then change the extension on that file only from .gpi to .xxx (or whatever Garmin will not recognize)

The 1xxx series has a lot

The 1xxx series has a lot less features than the old 7xx.

Great Info

vestenfjell wrote:

Nuvi only shows pois in zoom level 260 ft (80m) or
less. Stupid ,but that is how it is.
The only way to make them show is to set an distans or speed alert.
If you set an speed alert at 124mph (199 kmh) the poi will show up in any zoom level without an alert, unless youre speeding close up to 124 mph .
If you make a custom distance in the speed alert, you
can decide which distance it shall show up.

This is really great information. Thanks for your help. I used POILoader but used the automatic mode to install and didn't see any settings. Appearently, I must use Manual to get access to these Speed/Distance settings, correct?

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2001.5 Dodge Ram, 2007 Montana 3400RL 5th Wheel, Garmin 1490T GPS

You guys are great!

Gary A, I appreciate the info on this. I appearently have messed up by not doing the POILoader in manual mode. When you say proximity alert, I assume your talking about the distance setting talked about before. This definitely explains why I have had no luck in seeing any icons on the 3D map. I didn't load a wav file so I guess I'll get somekind of anoying message by default. Many thanks for your help. I'll reload my customs using Manual and see if I have any better luck at this. Thanks to all for your input!

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2001.5 Dodge Ram, 2007 Montana 3400RL 5th Wheel, Garmin 1490T GPS

Zoom Level?

Moose135 wrote:

Not familiar with your model 01RAMer, but on my 760, I need to be zoomed in for custom POIs to show on the map. I believe it needs to be zoomed to the 300' level (per the scale indicator) before POIs become visible.

Last-Of-5, do you have a custom BMP associated with your POI files? I've uploaded BMPs for the various POIs I have loaded, so I see them (when zoomed it) I don't know that I have any without a custom graphic, so I'm not sure what would be displayed. Remember, if you do use a custom image, it needs to have the same exact name (save for the extension) as the POI file.

You talk about a zoom level. I don't see a scale indicator on the 3D map as I'm driving, only the plus/minus buttons on the right. When I hit those the view changes but no indication is given as to what zoom level I'm at. How do I know what height I'm viewing in 3D. Do I need to select something, or maybe I just don't know what I'm looking at?

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2001.5 Dodge Ram, 2007 Montana 3400RL 5th Wheel, Garmin 1490T GPS

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01RAMer wrote:

I don't see a scale indicator on the 3D map as I'm driving, only the plus/minus buttons on the right.

You won't get a zoom scale indicator while in 3D view...only in 2D view. Because the view is "distorted" in 3D (closer objects are larger than distant objects), there would be no way for the scale to be correct.

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nuvi 760, nuvi 765T, nuvi 855, nuvi 3790LMT, nuvi 3490LMT - SoCal area

Speed alert with custom proximity

01RAMer wrote:
vestenfjell wrote:

Nuvi only shows pois in zoom level 260 ft (80m) or
less. Stupid ,but that is how it is.
The only way to make them show is to set an distans or speed alert.
If you set an speed alert at 124mph (199 kmh) the poi will show up in any zoom level without an alert, unless youre speeding close up to 124 mph .
If you make a custom distance in the speed alert, you
can decide which distance it shall show up.

This is really great information. Thanks for your help. I used POILoader but used the automatic mode to install and didn't see any settings. Appearently, I must use Manual to get access to these Speed/Distance settings, correct?

The way I set the speed and distance is with Poiloader in express: I set the speed in the file name ( example_55.gpx) and the proximity in the gpx poi.In this way I can make custom distance in a gpx file with speed alert

See it now

vestenfjell wrote:

Nuvi only shows pois in zoom level 260 ft (80m) or
less. Stupid ,but that is how it is.
The only way to make them show is to set an distans or speed alert.
If you set an speed alert at 124mph (199 kmh) the poi will show up in any zoom level without an alert, unless youre speeding close up to 124 mph .
If you make a custom distance in the speed alert, you
can decide which distance it shall show up.

OK - That makes sense. I do see the icon if I'm zoomed in on 2D mode. I always had it on 3D so that why I was not seeing them. Also clears up why I was seeing the "speed traps" as I was driving 75 Mph etc.

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Garmin Nuvi 1490T

Interesting Information

This has been an informative thread - I don't use my 760 in 3D mode - I'm an old pilot, raised on paper maps - so I wasn't aware of the differences in how POIs are displayed in 3D mode. Thanks!

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The Moose Is Loose! nuvi 760

In my nuvi 200 the poi show

In my nuvi 200 the poi show in zoom 80m (260ft) and less in 3D also. I have noticed that not all the nuvis do that in 3D.

Edit: This is poi without distance or speed alert.