After browsing though a few discussions on POI Factory, I decided to register.
I have been using a IWAY600C GPS for the past 6 or 7 years. Microsoft Streets & Trips is used to plan my routes and then convert them to GPX before uploading them to my IWAY600C. It works ... but the maps are completely out of date, etc.
Yesterday I have purchased a Garmin Nuvi 2797 LMT because of the lifetime map updates, larger screen, etc.
There's lots to learn (Garmin, Basecamp, POI Loader, etc.). It will sometimes prove to be challenging but I'm sure that it will be quite interesting.
You'll find POI Factory a very useful, and very friendly place for new information, questions answered, and fun just browsing. I certainly have done so!
Others have good sets of information and links for newbies so I will just say hello and welcome aboard!
Welcome to the site.
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.
Note that the Learn Button will give you access to two valuable reference pages -
the "Index" to all of the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) and the Glossary of Terms and Links.
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.
Let us know how we can help you enjoy your GPS.
Nice to see you here.
Hope you enjoy the site.
You've come to a great site.
Glad you decided to join the site quexpress .If you need any help just let us know.
It is much appreciated!
Note: I have already benefited from jgermann's comments/tips.
After changing the MTP Settings in my 2797LMT from Auto Detect to Mass Storage, I did the suggested Garmin back-up.
However this MTP change also corrected a problem that was diving me nuts LOL!
I had a 16GB micro SD Card in my 2797 but Basecamp would just ignore it (i.e.: could not see it).
I reformatted the card on my PC to FAT32 ... but nothing managed to make it visible in Basecamp.
Out of disgust, I went to the store and purchased an 8GB micro card. Since Basecamp could not see the 8GB one either, I removed it from my GPS and then formatted it to FAT32 on my PC (which is onWindows 7).
Basecamp could still not see the card and identify it as User Data.
However to my great surprise, after doing the Back-up, I checked again through Basecamp and realized that Basecamp COULD NOW see the micro card and identify it as User Data.
After disconnecting the GPS, I inserted the 16GB micro card. OH yes! Basecamp can read that one also.
Bottom line: Not only have I received great tips, but you have nailed the problem right on the head.
Going from Auto Detect to Mass Storage on my 2797 made my micro SD card visible in Basecamp.
Thanks a lot everyone! Much appreciated!
P.S.: I am now going through the Basecamp Video Tutorials for Beginners.
You'll see for yourself in a very short period of time how friendly, knowledgeable & helpful everyone is around here.
Welcome aboard and have fun
You will learn a lot here.
As you have learned these guys give good info and got you started off correctly... glad you found the Learn and videos as well...
Not a week goes by that I don't learn something new on POI Factory.
Thank you jgermann, I'm new here also. That Learn section is a "must read" for every new member here
Lots of FAQs to check out. You'll adjust to the new GPS pretty quick.
please be sure to take full advantage of all resources this site offers.
Great site, you'll find a lot of useful info here ...
There is more information here than POIs; but files are great.
Welcome to the site. I would like to suggest that you include the make and model of your GPS in your signature, in your profile.
It helps other members, if they know what you're using, when you ask questions. Each unit can have its own features, problems, secrets or just plain mysteries.
Welcome. I upgraded to a 2797 for an upcoming trip and like it so far.
There is so much you will be able to learn on this website.
Hello! and Welcome!
This is a great site and the people on it are very knowledgeable and helpful.
Hello and welcome
Welcome to the place that can save your bacon sometimes. I also have the 2797 Garmin. It had made a couple of mistakes when taking me places. It insisted that my driveway was on the right (swamp). turns out somebody here said try turning of avoidances. Now it leads to the spot in the road in front of my house...i can find it from there..Stan393
Welcome to the site. I'm sure you will find the expertise here useful.
hello + welcome
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