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Garmin 3590 Builtin POIs

 

I was wondering if anyone had done any research on how extensive the POIs are in the 3590 compared to some of the POIs located on this site. i.e. 3590 has restaurants and gas stations, but how about specific restaurants like crackerbarrel or Costco or Sams? Or another question might be how do I find out what the installed POIs are on the 3590? Thanks

IMO

IMO although there are something like 6 million POIs in the Garmin maps on the Nuvi, you'll find that the ones on this site are far more up to date and accurate. This is particularly true when talking about specific companies like Costco, Sam's or Cracker Barrel. You'll find some of these in the Garmin POIs but you'll find all of them, updated regularly here at POI-Factory.

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Nuvi 350, 760, 1695LM, 3790LMT, 2460LMT, 3597LMTHD and TomTom XXL540s

See page 9

coflyertx wrote:

... but how about specific restaurants like crackerbarrel or Costco or Sams?

If you don't have a manual then get one at http://support.garmin.com/support/manuals/manuals.htm?partNo...

Try spelling the name of the establishment.

Custom POI Rant

You can read my rant.
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/36612

I am not impressed.

Try this

bellyman wrote:

You can read my rant.
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/36612

I am not impressed.

To access your custom poi files.
>Where to > Categories > Custom POIs

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"Custom POI Rant"

bellyman wrote:

You can read my rant.
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/36612

I am not impressed.

I read your rant and it appears your problem is you are not searching correctly.

Download the manual from the Garmin site for your model and read it first so you know how to find the built in and custom POI's you loaded.

http://static.garmincdn.com/pumac/nuvi_2405_2505_series_OM.p...

The built in standard POI's are found as instructed on page 9-10.

The custom ones you loaded are found as shown on page 74 of the manual as follows:
"Finding Extras
1 Select Where To? > Categories > Custom
POIs.
2 Select a category."

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nüvi® 3790LMT - Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 with Google Maps - GM Built-in Navigation system

Built-In POIs are very good

I have a 3490, which is essentially the same software as the 3590, and have found the built-in POIs to be excellent and extremely comprehensive

Here are some advantages:

- Search is very fast. Sometimes it only takes .5 to 1.0 seconds to generate a list of dozens and dozens of results within a 20+ mile radius.
- I've found that the 3490 and 3590 (and maybe the 2xx5 series) gives back many more results and for a larger search radius than with the 1450 and 2450 that I also tested.
- The search results include the street address for each entry. Custom POIs don't have the street address AFAIK.
- On the 3490/3590 and 2xx5 series, you can add a shortcut on the Where To menu for a specific category or even a specific favorite search item. So I can add a shortcut for "Walmart" and pressing this icon will search for all Walmarts. The results come back extremely fast and it's much faster to press this shortcut than to go to the Custom PIOs, which involves going to Categories, then scroll all the way down to Other Categories and then Custom POIs. Unfortunately there is not an option to set a shortcut to Custom PIOs.

The disadvantage to the built-in PIO is you can't view the results on a map. While with Custom PIOs, you can have a custom icon show up on the map (although you have to show all custom PIOs and you can't filter which ones show up).

The advantage to the Custom PIOs is you can modify them and you can show them all on the map. The custom icon can also be 48 x 48 pixels as long as it's 8 bit color.

The disadvantage to the the Custom PIO is it takes a very long time to search (sometimes 10-14 seconds), you can't search them using voice command, and the street address doesn't show up in the list of search results.

addresses

class3 wrote:

I have a 3490, which is essentially the same software as the 3590, and have found the built-in POIs to be excellent and extremely comprehensive

Here are some advantages:

- Search is very fast. Sometimes it only takes .5 to 1.0 seconds to generate a list of dozens and dozens of results within a 20+ mile radius.
- I've found that the 3490 and 3590 (and maybe the 2xx5 series) gives back many more results and for a larger search radius than with the 1450 and 2450 that I also tested.
- The search results include the street address for each entry. Custom POIs don't have the street address AFAIK.

In my experience regarding custom poi on this site is that almost all include the street address. The programs used by the maintainers to obtain the coordinates all require a street address. It would be very illogical t have a geocoder generate the coordinates and have them copied into the source data and then not include the address in the product posted. Perhaps you can be more specific as to which POI found here do not have street addresses?

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Address

Box Car wrote:

In my experience regarding custom poi on this site is that almost all include the street address. The programs used by the maintainers to obtain the coordinates all require a street address. It would be very illogical t have a geocoder generate the coordinates and have them copied into the source data and then not include the address in the product posted. Perhaps you can be more specific as to which POI found here do not have street addresses?

Sorry, what I meant is the street address does not show up in the list of entries when you go Custom PIO, then the specific item, such as Starbucks. The individual entries do have the street address if you select it and then pick the "i" for more information.

For example, if you do a regular search using the built-in PIO, you get back search results with each item and two other things: the straight light distance from you and the street address.

But with the Custom PIOs, if I go to Categories > Other Categories > Custom PIOs > Starbucks (for example), I only get the listing and the distance--no street address unless I pick the specific entry.

I have the custom PIOs from this site for 7-Eleven, Starbucks, Union 76, McDonalds, WiFi, and Shell Stations and they all behave this way.

@ class3

I use McDonalds file most frequently. Mahoney includes the city in the name. That is enough info for me when traveling. I find that the street address is no value to me at all. I am curious as to why it is helpful to you.

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Just more info

more info

that's a CSV failing

class3 wrote:

[But with the Custom PIOs, if I go to Categories > Other Categories > Custom PIOs > Starbucks (for example), I only get the listing and the distance--no street address unless I pick the specific entry.

I have the custom PIOs from this site for 7-Eleven, Starbucks, Union 76, McDonalds, WiFi, and Shell Stations and they all behave this way.

That's because of the differences between a CSV and GPX. In a CSV the Nuvi has no way of knowing what follows the name field as it is a "description" with no fixed format. In a GPX, each field is identified as to the contents so a custom POI listing will always display what is identified as "address."

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Freedom is not the right to do what we want, but what we ought. - A. Lincoln

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