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I just bought a new Garmin 1450 and a stumbled across this site and found out I can install or build my own PIO files.

Custom pois

sportscoupe wrote:

I just bought a new Garmin 1450 and a stumbled across this site and found out I can install or build my own PIO files.

Welcome to the site sportscoupe.See for custom pois http://www.poi-factory.com/node/25730 .Need any help just let us know.

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

Welcome aboard

This is a great site. You will find virtually any custom poi you want. All the members are eager to assist.

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Nuvi 2460LMT.

I have found this to be an

I have found this to be an invaluable site. I am on a FL>VA>MD>DC>PA>FL roadtrip right now and am utilizing at least 15-20 custom POIs downloaded from this site. I think your model GPS uses .wav not .mp3 alert sounds, so keep that in mind when downloading alerts (which can be found at the top of the page under sounds). Good luck!

Newbie also

I am new to the POI factory. I would like to know how to report an error. I downloaded a POI and it has an error.

Let the maintainer

Frankee2011 wrote:

I am new to the POI factory. I would like to know how to report an error. I downloaded a POI and it has an error.

Let the maintainer of the file know by clicking on their name then contact tab or lel miss poi know through the about/contact tab.

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Welcome

Congratulations on your purchase. You will find a lot of great POIs and helps here. You can also share what you create here for others to enjoy.

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welcome aboard

Welcome to the site.

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Welcome aboard!

Welcome aboard!

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Hawk - Nuvi 1450

Welcome

sportscoupe wrote:

I just bought a new Garmin 1450 and a stumbled across this site and found out I can install or build my own PIO files.

To get the most out of your 1450, you will soon be downloading POI files and such.

But before you do that, please go to
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/30393
and
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/30394
and follow the instructions in these tutorials.

Backup Reminder

I installed a 4GB SD card and have been placing all the POIs and photos on the card so I completely forgot to backup the main Garmin Drive.

Thanks for the reminder. Backup in progress now.

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Welcome to POI Factory!

This is a wonderful site for any GPS owners.

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Michael (Nuvi 2639LMT)

new to GPS... do you need a

new to GPS... do you need a SD card to load custom POI's? or can you load it into the GPS itself? I got a garmin nuvi 255w

You can do it either way.

Welcome to the site zafzaf123.

You can do it either way.See http://www.poi-factory.com/node/25721 for custom pois.If you decide you wnt voice alerts instead of the standard bong see http://www.poi-factory.com/node/25730 .The 255 will not play mp3.

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

Thanks charlesd45 it really

Thanks charlesd45

it really helped me, clear instruction, Thanks

Responding to an alert

I'm curious. When an alert comes on my zumo 660 screen is there a quick way of telling the GPS to go to it other than hitting Where To/Extras/Custom POIs/ and so on ...?

I have some custom TourGuide alert POIs that are 1 or 2 miles. When I'm driving and 1 pops on the screen sometimes I'd like to change destination to it.

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Harley BOOM GTS, Zumo 665, (2) Nuvi 765Ts, 1450LMT, 1350LM & others | 2019 Harley Ultra Limited Shrine - Peace Officer Dark Blue

No.I put that suggestion to

No.I put that suggestion to Garmin a while back and they said they were passing it on to the correct department.It would be a nice feature.

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

Welcome

And you'll learn a lot more.

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Newbie

Welcome to the fun site. happy New Year.

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Welcome

Welcome to the best GPS site on the web.

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Tap an icon?

I guess it was just crazy of me to think you could just tap an icon and go to it. Thanks for confirming that I am not stupid and I do have to tap multiple times if I change my mind.

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Harley BOOM GTS, Zumo 665, (2) Nuvi 765Ts, 1450LMT, 1350LM & others | 2019 Harley Ultra Limited Shrine - Peace Officer Dark Blue

It works that way

bear007 wrote:

I'm curious. When an alert comes on my zumo 660 screen is there a quick way of telling the GPS to go to it other than hitting Where To/Extras/Custom POIs/ and so on ...?

I have some custom TourGuide alert POIs that are 1 or 2 miles. When I'm driving and 1 pops on the screen sometimes I'd like to change destination to it.

My 885 gives me the ability to navigate to the alert location. Just tap the alert box and it pops up with a GO screen.

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775T

bear007 wrote:

I guess it was just crazy of me to think you could just tap an icon and go to it.

On my unit, I can tap on an icon, then hit Go. It routes me to it with no problem.

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Welcome to

the Factory! smile

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Alert

Juggernaut wrote:
bear007 wrote:

I guess it was just crazy of me to think you could just tap an icon and go to it.

On my unit, I can tap on an icon, then hit Go. It routes me to it with no problem.

I can touch a icon too on the 265 and go to it but not from tapping the alert bar .Nice that the 855 has that feature.

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

I see...

I haven't tried that one yet! smile

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enjoy

enjoy

Welcome

Welcome, you will likely find that custom loaded POI files are far more useful than those that come preloaded on the device.

Welcome

Glad you found us.

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Tap the right place

EI was trying to tap the alert since the icon wasn't on the screen yet. I went to the icon and tapped it and did get the GO button.

Thanks. I guess I'll find new features for a while with my new toy.

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Harley BOOM GTS, Zumo 665, (2) Nuvi 765Ts, 1450LMT, 1350LM & others | 2019 Harley Ultra Limited Shrine - Peace Officer Dark Blue

I just found this site too!

I'm excited to try this out and look forward to trying my hand at the creation process, although it seems really confusing at first look.

Do the icons only work with a POI or can it be used as a favorites map symbol?? This question is how I stumbled upon this site, yet I have not found the answer... I really want to find custom map symbols and would love to create my own!!

welcome

made-in-KY wrote:

I'm excited to try this out and look forward to trying my hand at the creation process, although it seems really confusing at first look.

Do the icons only work with a POI or can it be used as a favorites map symbol?? This question is how I stumbled upon this site, yet I have not found the answer... I really want to find custom map symbols and would love to create my own!!

Welcome to the site. As to the icons, my experience is the favorites only use the symbols built into the system so the custom icons won't display.

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Icons

made-in-KY wrote:

I'm excited to try this out and look forward to trying my hand at the creation process, although it seems really confusing at first look.

Do the icons only work with a POI or can it be used as a favorites map symbol?? This question is how I stumbled upon this site, yet I have not found the answer... I really want to find custom map symbols and would love to create my own!!

Wecome to the site made-in-KY.

See http://www.poi-factory.com/node/4359 .You can make your own for custom pois.See http://www.poi-factory.com/node/25721.

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

custom icons

charlesd45 wrote:
made-in-KY wrote:

I'm excited to try this out and look forward to trying my hand at the creation process, although it seems really confusing at first look.

Do the icons only work with a POI or can it be used as a favorites map symbol?? This question is how I stumbled upon this site, yet I have not found the answer... I really want to find custom map symbols and would love to create my own!!

Wecome to the site made-in-KY.

See http://www.poi-factory.com/node/4359 .You can make your own for custom pois.See http://www.poi-factory.com/node/25721.

I made my own icons for my custom POI's.
It was easy:
Make the bitmap file 22x22 pixels, 256 color.
Name the bitmap file name the same as the POI file.
The file name is case specific, example:
If I had a POI file named Wifi.csv
I would name the bitmap file Wifi.bmp