POI on a NUVI 50LM

 

I'm a little confused....
On my NUVI 750 and 850, am I not correct that you rename/delete the small POI file on the NUVI and replace it with the larger POI file (or use a micro SD card)?
On a newly acquired NUVI 50, I could not find any POI files under the Garmin folder. I simply inserted the SD card with D315314A.jcv on it, went out on a test drive and it gave me junction view. On the 1015.3 file, under the Garmin folder I only see a .xml file.

Is this a new feature of Garmin to NOT include a *.jcv file with the maps and simply add it from a SD card?

I'm also trying to use a new MAC and THAT leads to more confusion.

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I'm confused also.

@virtually lost, I think that every time you used POI, you meant to use jcv.

POI stands for Points Of Interest.

jcv is the Junction view file.

A couple of places to look are:
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/42659
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/42598
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/43551

You're right...

jgermann wrote:

@virtually lost, I think that every time you used POI, you meant to use jcv.

POI stands for Points Of Interest.

jcv is the Junction view file.

A couple of places to look are:
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/42659
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/42598
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/43551

...You're right. It's late in the afternoon and the caffeine is wearing off. Lost my concentration..

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Let's see

I think you meant to title the thread Junction View on a nuvi 50LM, not POI. Is this correct?

Your nuvi 50 uses split screen junction views, so the jcv file offered with your nuvi now, and for future map updates, will be the proper jcv file. You do not need to download and manually install the "large" jcv file as you did for your nuvi 850. Note that your nuvi 750 did not have and can not use or display Junction Views.

With your nuvi 850, the jcv file was found in the \Garmin\JCV\folder and your 850 definitely benefited by replacing the small jcv file with the large one but with newer nuvis, the jcv file is found in the \.System\JCV\ folder. I don't know about macs, but for PCs, you need to make sure the computer is set to display both hidden and system folders. If your mac won't display the .System folder and if the 50 has a .System folder, you won't see the jcv folder (or most of the folders and files needed by the nuvi).

I'm not sure what the D315314A.jcv file is or where you got it, but it's not needed. Your current map (2015.30, I believe) already has the proper jcv file and is being used. If your added D315314A.jcv file is on a SD card in no folder, it's not being used and the junction view you saw on a test drive was from the already-present jcv file, not the one on your SD card.

Many thanks....

...to both of you. It's not confusing now.

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If at first you don't succeed....redefine success

Many thanks....

...to both of you. It's not confusing now.

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If at first you don't succeed....redefine success

PS

virtually lost wrote:

...to both of you. It's not confusing now.

PS—some owners of nuvis that display split-screen Junction Views prefer the full-screen "large" jcv file and with each map update, they manually download and replace their default jcv file provided with the map update.

The nuvi 50 (and all of the Essential Series nuvis) is not able to display the full-screen PhotoRealistic Junction Views, so you must stick with the default split-screen view. See:

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/41137

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/38331

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/39223

Our thanks to Strephon_A for confirming this finding.