First time here. I downloaded to POI Loader and safety and red light camera files. The instructions say to load then straight to my nuvi. Will they still work if I load them on my sd card instead and install that into the nuvi? I would rather just deal with the sd card most of time instead of connecting the gps.
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.
Yes custom pois can be downloade to the sd card.See http://www.poi-factory.com/node/25721 and make sure to look at number 14 to select the sd card.
Welcome to POI Factory and if you need any help just let us know.
Yes you can load it to an SD card.
You do have to construct, as the write-ups say, file structure on the SD card that would approximate the location that it would be loaded if you loaded to the GPS device. i.e Z:\Garmin\POI for example.
You must have a SD card reader on your computer to make this statement.
But - I think you would agree that it is less effort to connect your 2597 (with the SD card in the device) to the computer rather than remove the SD card, put that in the computer, do something, remove the SD card, and finally put it back in the device.
So, the answer is yes, you can use the SD card, but I would suggest that you put the camera files directly on the device.
Just to make sure - let me say that the procedure for loading Custom POIs is to
1. Download POI files to a Folder on your computer
2. Run POI Loader
3. Point POI Loader at the Folder to which POIs were downloaded
4. Then, POI Loader can be directed to put the Custom POIs that it is about to generate (in the form of a .gpi file) on either the device or the SD card.
Some people download POI files and then put those files directly on the device. This has no effect if the downloaded file is of the .csv variety. However, if the file was of the .gpx type, then the entries in this file will become Favorites/Saved Places (as opposed to Custom POIs).
Look at http://www.poi-factory.com/node/30396
for more information
I see you have a Nuvi 2597. It does have 8 gb of internal memory. So you do have plenty of room for lots of custom pois. If your preference is the SD card When running Poiloader and see the screen. Find Device make sure you select your device (GPS) .If the Memory Card is going to be your selection to store them.Use the pull down Device window to select it.
Not sure since I don't use the SD Card for now on my 2597. Some models will alert you each time you turn on the GPS if you have custom pois installed to the SD card.Do you want to install the data to the GPS memory?Referred to as the nag screen by members.The option may be there to turn off the message.
Edit.Decided to check to see on the nag screen for the Nuvi 2597.The option is there not to be asked again.So nag screen a no go on the 2597 if you check don't ask again.So Garmin did address that past problem at least on this model.
Thank you everyone. I should have it from here due to your helpful, and very quick, replies.
Have a great day! GQ
great info here & the learn tab is great for us newbs
You can also put your loaded SD card in a friend's Nuvi for quick copying of your POI days into their native storage.
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