We’re pleased to announce an update for our Android customers using CoPilot Live Premium and CoPilot Live Standard apps.
In addition to updated street maps (Q2 2011), we’ve taken the opportunity to include a popular customer request: The ability to import custom POIs
To add your own POIs to the millions already included in CoPilot Live, simply follow these 10 easy steps:
1. Download the latest CoPilot Live app update (version 220.127.116.11) from the Android Market or using the link you were emailed in your order confirmation if you purchased the app on the CoPilot Store.
2. Once you’ve completed the installation of the app update, you’ll need to close your CoPilot Live before continuing to the next step
3. Connect your device to a computer using a USB cable
4. Drag the status bar downwards to open the notifications panel. Select USB connection, then choose the option to mount the memory card on your computer
5. Browse to the com.alk.copilot.* directory on your memory card and open the Save folder
6. Drag and drop your custom POI list and icons from your computer to the Save folder
7. Unmount the memory card from your computer
8. Start CoPilot Live on your mobile device
9. Enter a name for the list you imported
10. Select a POI category from the list or create a new one. To set up a new POI category, tap New Category, then enter a category name of your choice and pick a POI image for it.
Pretty much the procedure is identical to the old instructions on how to add POIs to CoPilot Live (v8), the directory has just changed. Otherwise, same procedure.
Would not work for me. Followed directions perfectly but always got a message saying invalid csv header on every file I tied to install..
I've not upgraded my copy of CoPilot Live yet, but I was under the impression the (renewed) POI support was the same as the (not-officially-supported-but-still-existed) POI capability in CoPilot Live v8.
Which means that it doesn't take CSV files but TomTom files (the .ov2 files)--anyone who's mucked with the newer versions of CoPilot Live care to comment?
(And yeah, I'm one of those who preferred the older version; CoPilot still does map updates for v8, and I know darn well POIs work with that )
Yoy are probably correct. I should have not csv files. Thanks for your imput, I'll try again with the ov2 files. Unfortunately, though, the speed and redlight cam files are only in csv and I don't know how to convert them to ov2.
There are several free POI editors available that will let you load a .csv file and save it as a .ov2 file. I have successfully used both "Extra_POI_Editor" and "POI Editor" to convert .csv files to .ov2 files for use in my TomTom GPS.
You will find multiple references to "Extra_POI_Editor" here on POI Factory, and a quick Google search should turn up "POI Editor". Both programs work well, although there can occasionally be an installation issue with "Extra_POI_Editor" if certain files are not already present on your computer. I encountered that issue, but was able to resolve it with tips here on POI Factory, where the program's author frequently posts.
For the moment you may want to convert all of the POI files that you use from .csv format to .ov2 format, rather than downloading the .ov2 files from here.
As discussed in a couple of other threads, it appears that some of the .ov2 files from here have an error that causes them to be unrecognized. I have encountered this problem myself and can confirm it. The last thing I saw, work was under way to correct this, but until there is an announcement that it has been successfully done, you may find it prudent to do your own conversion from .csv format to .ov2 format.
This looks like something that I need to look at a little closer. I wish G-Maps would allow custom POI inputs (without a limit so small).
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