Download POI files

 

Hi Guys,
I am new to this forum.. I have a garmin 1490T updated the maps.. finally was wanting to update the POI - there are SO MANY!! is there a way to download them all at once and install? I have a 16GBSD card so have lots of space.
Thanks

Welcome to POI Factory

No you have to download as needed.Welcome to the site.See you are a very new member. Look around especially at the FAQ to get the feel of things.Here are a couple of links to get you started on custom pois http://www.poi-factory.com/node/25721 and http://www.poi-factory.com/node/25730 .

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

You can't update the built in poi's

If that is what you are asking. You can add poi's to the unit. These are separate from what exists. The biggest difference is that ours at the factory are more accurate.

Welcome aboard.

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Nuvi 2460LMT.

Start Slow

As suggested, click on the FAQs and see what the procedure is for downloading and installing a POI.

I would suggest that you start slow. Download a couple of POI Files that you can use almost right away, such as a favourite restaurant chain and maybe Rest Areas.

Then try using the downloaded file to find one from this chain. This will get you comfortable with the download and install process and also with the menu steps to find a specific location from that particular POI.

If you used the FAQ, you will also learn how to set proximity alerts, when loading a POI. The Rest Area file is great for this. Load this file with a 1 to 2 mile proximity alert and then take a route that will take you past a Rest Area and you will see if you have that right.

You're welcome to download whatever you want, but I would suggest that you download the things that will be regularly useful.

Good luck and welcome to the site.

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NUVI2555LMT, NUVI350

Thanks for the welcome... I

Thanks for the welcome... I am a little overwhelemed... I think I will as suggested look through the faq... to start

Take it slow

agpsnoobie wrote:

Thanks for the welcome... I am a little overwhelemed... I think I will as suggested look through the faq... to start

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.
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/30393

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.
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/30394

Let us know how we can help you enjoy your GPS.

Do you really mean ALL of the POI files

agpsnoobie wrote:

Hi Guys,
I am new to this forum.. I have a garmin 1490T updated the maps.. finally was wanting to update the POI - there are SO MANY!! is there a way to download them all at once and install? I have a 16GBSD card so have lots of space.
Thanks

I don't think that downloading and installing ALL of the POI files here would be an optimum way to do things, regardless of how much memory you have.

If you intend to do that, you would presumably also have all of them active on your GPS. I strongly suspect that having your GPS constantly searching through all of the hundreds and hundreds of POI files while you are driving would bog down the device.

Also, if you look through the complete list of POI files available here, you will find that many, many of them are probably not really relevant to your needs. They may be limited to locations on the other side of the country, may be for financial institutions with which you have no connection, or may simply be for subjects in which YOU have no interest, even though others may.

In my opinion, you will be best off starting off with only a few POI files that look particularly interesting to you, and then adding others as you become familiar with your GPS and how it can work with POI files to your benefit.

- Tom -

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as others have stated

agpsnoobie wrote:

Hi Guys,
I am new to this forum.. I have a garmin 1490T updated the maps.. finally was wanting to update the POI - there are SO MANY!! is there a way to download them all at once and install? I have a 16GBSD card so have lots of space.
Thanks

The key is START SLOW. It is very easy to get in over your head within 5 minutes of asking for advice. Most of us active members here are very experienced and we tend to offer advice that wil cause a lot of confusion if you don't know some of the basics about POI, alerts, SOX and a whole raft of other items such as folders.

Learn the basics, practice, practice, practice with just a few items trying out some new concepts. If you get stuck or aren't certain of one or two points, don't be afraid to ask questions. The more detailed and narrowly focused the question, the better the answer. If you ask some thing like how do I do set an alert, you will be overwhelmed with variations of how to set an alert. If you ask something like I want to set an alert so I'll know when a Starbucks is along my route, you will get the detailed information you need.

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@agpsnoobie (and others lurking in this thread)

Box car has given you some excellent advice.

Start slow.

and

when you ask a question, be as specific as possible as to what you want to accomplish.

I'll add: when you have some problem, give us as much detail as you can about what you might have done before encountering the problem and be specific about error messages. Then tell us what you have done so far in trying to resolve the problem

Welcome to the site.