Multiple POI Display in Map Mode?


I notice that in google maps I can search POIs and all the POI icons show up in the map. I can then chose based on mapped location.

In my Garmin I can see POIs sorted by closest to me, which is good, but only in a list. I can only chose a POI then I can see that one icon on the map.

It can be convenient to see where the POIs are and then chose. Even better would be to have two POI files open at the same time (like Campground with a Thai restaurant on the route). Are there any GPS platforms that can display multiple POIs on the map?


Multiple POI icons in Map View

I think this might have been a poorly worded question because it sure didn't engender any responses.


Welcome to the site.

Before getting too deeply into a question posted by someone new to the site (in your case a "how do I see multiple pois " problem), we usually recommend the following.

There is a "Learn" button in the upper right of this page next to "red light cameras" that takes you to a Getting Started page. It is worthwhile visiting this page.

To make navigation easy, most browsers provide the following option. When you want to follow a link - but still keep your current page open - you can hold down the "Ctrl" key as you left-click on a link. That action will open a new "Tab" in your browser up on the "Tab" bar. When you then left-click on that new "Tab", you will follow the link - leaving the "Tab" you are now reading open and available to click on and return here.

So, using the "Learn" link, you might try the "Ctrl" - left-click sequence and then return here. You can return by either "X-ing" out of the "Getting Started" page (using the "X" on the "Tab" itself) or just left-clicking on the "Tab" for the page you are on right now.

Since you are new here, I encourage you to go through a couple of the Tutorials.

The first link makes sure the settings on your computer are such that you can do more advanced POI loading.

The next link helps you make a backup of your GPS by attaching it to your computer. (NEVER do anything to your GPS until you have a backup). It also assures that you put your (newer) unit into a state where you can see all of the folders there.

Now, let me ask you to expand on what you really want to do or see on your device - and it would help us if we knew what device you have (your profile does not say).

If you zoom in real close, you can see icons but I would not think that is what you really want to do. You would not want icons covering up important information like street names.

I sort of think that you might be satisfied if you had POI files in the form of TourGuide. These would notify you whenever you came within a circle of x distance from the poi.

Help us understand what you want to be able to do and maybe we can help you determine out how it might be done.

Again, welcome



John: Thanks. I'll try it!