I downloaded restareas combined. Now what? (TomTom)

 

With the other POI's I have to pick a city. How do I spot the rest areas driving cross country? Do I have to pick one in every state that I want to stop at?

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Mike TOMTOM XL335 and VIA 1535

The rest area coordinates

The rest area coordinates are set at the off ramp to the rest stop. I have mine set to alert me at two miles. Gives me plenty of time to get in the correct lane to exit in time.

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

Easy Find

If you upload the .csv file, a .wav (or .mp3 file), and usually the appropriate .bmp file with Garmin's POI loader application in the manual mode and set the distance to the recommended 1-2 miles you will get an audible alert at the set distance of the approaching rest area. You can also look ahead by opening up the Extras folder and looking at the nearest 50 Rest Areas.

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MrKenFL- "Money can't buy you happiness .. But it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery." NUVI 260, Nuvi 1490LMT & Nuvi 2595LMT all with 2014.4 maps !

Not really

What you can do is open up your rest area files on the gps and it will show you where the closest one is. If you know where you are like interstate 5 for example, it will show you 2 with the same name. One will be north bound and one will be south bound. It will also show you what direction they are with an arrow. You can test it while sitting in the living room as long as you have satellite reception. It will always show the closest one to you first.

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DriveSmart 65 - We do not live in Igloo's and do not all ride to work on snow mobiles.

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

Mea Culpa

Didn't realize unit was a Tom Tom when I wrote my response !

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MrKenFL- "Money can't buy you happiness .. But it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery." NUVI 260, Nuvi 1490LMT & Nuvi 2595LMT all with 2014.4 maps !

POI Warnings on my GO 720

On my GO 720 the procedure is:

From the main menu, tap

Change Preferences > Manage POIs > Warn when near POI

then select the POI category and specify your preferences (distance, sound, warn only when on route).

Along Route

If you are already on a route, then you can Navigate To/Along Route/POIs/Rest Area and it will show the rest areas along your route with the nearest ones first. Remember to pick one that is the same direction you are traveling (N/S, E/W).

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Shooter N32 39 W97 25 VIA 1535TM, Lexus built-in, TomTom Go

Rest Areas

navycop wrote:

With the other POI's I have to pick a city.
1. How do I spot the rest areas driving cross country?
2. Do I have to pick one in every state that I want to stop at?

1. Main Menu, Change Preferences, Show POI on map, select Rest Area. Create your cross country route. On the Route summary page, click Details, Browse map of route. You will see all of the Rest Areas on your route.
2. No. On the Route summary page, Details, Browse map of route, click the Rest Area, where you want to stop & navigate to it.

Thanks for all your help.

Thanks for all your help.

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Mike TOMTOM XL335 and VIA 1535