BMP Icon Discussion

 

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New additions to the library will be announced here.

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BMP Icon library updates for November & December

VE2LHP gave us:
ST-Hubert BBQ
Boston Pizza
La Cage Aux Sports - Quebec
Canadian Tire
Lighthouses 4
Covered Bridge

Sewisdom gave us:
Bennett Auto Supply
Duffy's Sports Grill
Bahamas Flag
Pollo Tropical
Hurricane Wings 2
Hurricane Wings 1

Team Dougherty gave us:
Boat Ramps 2
Live Bait

gdfaini gave us:
Speed 65 MPH
Speed 60 MPH

Oditius gave us:
MidAmerica Bank
Fun In Motion F.I.M
Turtle Wax Car Wash
Culvers

Don B gave us:
Classic Diners
Towers 3
Military Sites
Wisconsin Landforms
Time Zone

djs gave us:
Snowblower
Riding Lawnmower
Holiday Inn 2
Holiday Inn 1
Brueggers Bagel

dcoffing gave us:
Red Light Camera 09
Red Light Camera 10
Calvary Chapels

Bobkz gave us:
Panda Express
Walgreens
Academy Sports Store

Glennw56401 gave us:
Walmart Smiley
Toys R Us 2
Fleet Farm

Single submissions were made by the following Members

Fork Lift------------------giscard
Harley Davidson 2----------lcynicl
GTE Federal CrUnion--------flaco
Church's Chicken-----------Sewisdom & Boots
Qdoba----------------------Cachejunkies
On The Border--------------DanoL1011
Elks Lodge-----------------schneikey
Speedway Gas---------------Stationskenreed
Low Clearance--------------1Kriegernot
Dunn Brothers -------------Coffeesgspecker
24 Hours-------------------PhillyChip
24 Hour Fitness 2----------grayhawk

I still have more to add tomorrow:)

Miss POI

Creating my own icon?

I would like to learn how to create icons. Is there a site here that explains? thanks.

You find a graphic that you

You find a graphic that you like and then edit the size so that it is 24X24 Pixels and then save it as a BMP file.
Here are some other pages that might asssist you also, http://www.poi-factory.com/node/334
Miss POI

Today's library additions...

VE2LHP Gave us the speed signs for Canadian roads:
Maximum 110
Maximum 100
Maximum 90
Maximum 80
Maximum 70
Maximum 60
Maximum 50
Maximum 30
Maximum 20

Bwarden gave us:
Aerial Tram
Bus
Cell Phone Tower
Light Rail Train

Single submissions were made by the following Members
Mountain Equipment Co-op ----Ronball9

Capitol Federal Savings-----dkeane

Carlos O'Kelly's----------miss poi

E85 Gas Stations---------joewee

Cemeteries------bally

How can use built-in icons for my POI files?

My nuvi 250W has a set of icons that can be assigned to Favourites and I would like to use some of these for my POI files, but I can't find them as bmp files on the unit.

Is there a way to use these built in icons for the POI files that I load with POI Loader?

Thanks,

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GARMIN nuvi 760 sites.google.com/site/lschwabe/

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No, you can't use the built in icons for your Custom POIs. But if you check out the icons listing here on the site, you might find some that you might be able to use instead.

Work around to use built in icons on custom POIs

I have looked at pretty much all the icons in the library, but there were some of the built ins that I still liked (shoping cart, theater faces, shopping bag, little car, etc.) and didn't find a good equivalent, so I just tried the following work around and worked.

I enabled the "Screen shot" feature under ../Settings/Display/Screen Shot (Enable), then I went to favorites/Edit/ChangeMapSymbol and took the "screen shot", copied the file from /Garmin/scrn to get the "screen shot" (####.bmp) and edited it to crop and resize the icons, a few steps, but worked. I am still trying to figure out the transparency of the background.

By the way, I am curious of what icons do people use for your "Speed alerts".

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GARMIN nuvi 760 sites.google.com/site/lschwabe/

New Icon

I am looking for an appropriate Icon for a Nightclub POI project I'm working on. Anyone up to the task? I would like to know how to make my own, but have not been successful. Graphics are not my strong suit.

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<><><><><>Trackin'- Garmin nuvi 660, Lowrance globalnav 212 and way too much Pro Audio equipment to list :-)<><><><><>

nightclub icon

I can make something for you ... what were you thinkging of?? Any ideas?

nightclub icons ...made a

nightclub icons ...made a couple ... sent to Miss POI

Thanks!

Something to do with music and drinks maybe.

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<><><><><>Trackin'- Garmin nuvi 660, Lowrance globalnav 212 and way too much Pro Audio equipment to list :-)<><><><><>

new night life icons

tetyson wrote:

I am looking for an appropriate Icon for a Nightclub POI project I'm working on. Anyone up to the task? I would like to know how to make my own, but have not been successful. Graphics are not my strong suit.

DJS made the following icons for the library today;)

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/9927
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/9928
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/9926

night life icons

Thanks djs for the icons.

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<><><><><>Trackin'- Garmin nuvi 660, Lowrance globalnav 212 and way too much Pro Audio equipment to list :-)<><><><><>

ICONS

I have a c550. Do not know what a GPS"r is. I followed, exactly, the system by Motorcycle Mama of 6/21/2007. The icons do not load. Am I trying to use a Garmin that will not accept icons?

The 'r' just stands for

The 'r' just stands for receiver. GPS receiver.

The c550 should accept the icons.

Download or create your icon. For simplicity, be sure that in BMP format and that it is 24x24 or smaller in size.

Name your icon EXACTLY the same name as your POI file except for the file extension (the three letters after the dot).

For example, if your POI file was "Dunkin_Donuts.csv", you would rename the icon for that POI as "Dunkin_Donuts.bmp".

NOTE: The default setting on many computers is to "hide file extensions for known file types". If this is the case on your computer, make sure that you change the setting in your file browser so that you can see the extensions to ensure that you don't add double file extensions. (ie Dunkin_Donuts.bmp.bmp which won't work.)

Be sure you don't have any extra spaces or underlines in one file name that aren't in the other.

You would then place both files in the same folder on your computer. (Not on your GPS unit.)

Then run POI Loader and the icon will load with the file.

Then on your GPS unit, go to Where to? > Extras > Custom POIs and select a location for which you have loaded an icon. Zoom ALL THE WAY IN on your map until you see them. On many units, you need to be zoomed in to 300 feet or closer in order for them to show on the map.

more on icons

Even zoomed all the way in. All I get is a race-track winning flag.

and more icons

I tried to load manually. No bmp's showed up to be loaded.

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If you are getting the checkered flag, then you must be selecting Go! Don't do that. Just select the location and select "View Map" or "Map" to see it on the screen. Then zoom in.

I'm not sure what you mean by "I tried to load manually. No bmp's showed up to be loaded." Are you saying that when you run POI Loader in Manual Mode, you don't "see" the icons to load them?

Well, you won't see them there, but if they are in the proper folder, named properly, etc., they will load with the proper POI file.

thanx

When I used map instead of go, as you suggested, I got the icon. One more question before I let you help other users: When I select a poi and bring it up on my screen by using map, will I get direction from my current location?

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I don't believe that the map screen in this instance would show you the direction from your current location, but the menu list of the locations (before you select an individual location) will show you the distance and direction (as the crow flies) of the locations on the list.

If you select Go! from the map screen, you will get routed directions to the POI location from your current location.

Looking for mountain icons...

I've just started today adding POIs to my Garmin.

I've added Colorado 14'ers and Colorado HW passes. Now I'm looking for appropriate icons for those POIs. An icon of some mountains, and some sort of mountain pass icon, like two brackets perhaps (thinking of a map legend).

I've looked at the icons here, but nothing jumps out at me.

I thank everyone for all of the hard work! I hope add a few POIs myself soon (have been looking for Shell stations).

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Garmin Nüvi 360, 1490T

mountain icon/map legend

Rascal, if those icons I made for you are working out ok, consider submitting them smile

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........Garmin StreetPilot c550 / Nüvi 765...........

They work out great. Thank

They work out great. Thank you, lsmonop. I'll have them submitted.

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Garmin Nüvi 360, 1490T

thanks for the help and

thanks for the help and clarification

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- Scott

Mr. L

lsmonop wrote:

Rascal, if those icons I made for you are working out ok, consider submitting them smile

Hey "L" Man, I have those icons up now;)

Thanks for making them

Miss POI

my pleasure

grin

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........Garmin StreetPilot c550 / Nüvi 765...........

Horse Trailer Icon

I would like to have the Horse Trailer Icon but I can't find it. I looked under Icons. Maybe it didn't work or I'm not looking in the right spot.

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Mike

Horse trailer or camping trailer?

motcoach wrote:

I would like to have the Horse Trailer Icon but I can't find it. I looked under Icons. Maybe it didn't work or I'm not looking in the right spot.

I once had this labeled as a horse trailer but was told that that was the wrong title.

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/4794

Might be what you are looking for though

Miss POI

Zip?

I'm just getting started with POIs and it took a long time to go through all the files listed to pick out which I wanted.

It would have been much faster if they were all included in a single zip file. Then I'd unzip into a folder and set the view to thumbnails as see them laid out. As for zip size, I got 59 of them totaling 160KB which is almost nothing.

I'm glad to have them zipped or not so this isn't a complaint, just a suggestion for improvement.

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Earle

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but.....if you downloaded the complete zip file of all POI's here, when you open them, you still have to pick the ones you want. Time spent one way or another. smile

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******************Garmin Nüvi 1300T****************Member 6523*******************

True, but....

I'm not trying to stir anything up or be argumentative, as you all are a terrific group.

The point I was making is that I unzip the icons in an icon folder then set the view to thumbnail and they are all displayed with only a single download and a single extract.

The web method requires clicking on each one then wait the second page to open, then if you want it you download that one. Do that 60 times in one sitting and you start thinking of better ways.

I just prefer something like the vehicle icons that have a zip. However, like I said, it's not huge and meant only as a suggestion for someday down the road.

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Earle

New icons...

I've just created some new missing icons...

the BRICK
LONDON DRUGS
and a new LIGHTHOUSE

hope you like them.

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Ed - Garmin Nuvi 350.

Map Icons

Are there Map Icons available for "Favorites"? Not the POI Icons, but the ones that come with the GPS. I couldn't find any on the Garmin site and I may not be searching correctly on POI Factory.

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Jihad THIS!! Political Correctness is a doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.

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Not currently.

Adding ICONS to Mapsource

Can icons be added to Mapsource i.e. FlyingJ

Michael's Icon?

Could somebody please make me a Michaels's icon for a POI file? I'm working on a Michael's file. I'm doing one for Ontario, Canada and maybe New York state or just Western New York.

I already have the mp3 file and tried getting a bmp but it wasn't working out so great.

I'd appreciate it if somebody could make one for me.

Thanks!

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~~ Nuvi 660 - Southern Ontario, Western New York, Florida & Las Vegas~~

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rgaylortx wrote:

Can icons be added to Mapsource i.e. FlyingJ

You have to use Garmin's xImage program to add custom icons to MapSource.

Here are some threads on the geocaching forums about it.
http://forums.groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=84081
http://forums.groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=75947&s...

Here's the link to xImage.

http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=545

Doesn't work very well

jakeeangel wrote:

Could somebody please make me a Michaels's icon for a POI file? I'm working on a Michael's file. I'm doing one for Ontario, Canada and maybe New York state or just Western New York.

I already have the mp3 file and tried getting a bmp but it wasn't working out so great.

I'd appreciate it if somebody could make one for me.

Thanks!

The Michael's craft store logo is not one that looks good resized to 24X5 pixels. You may want to use a generic icon for that file.

Miss POI

Thanks!

Ya, I tried messing with a couple of them, including a large image but it looked awful. LOL

Thanks!

How then would I go about using a generic icon for the file so that it marks the Michaels in the custom POI?

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~~ Nuvi 660 - Southern Ontario, Western New York, Florida & Las Vegas~~

got it

jakeeangel wrote:

Ya, I tried messing with a couple of them, including a large image but it looked awful. LOL

Thanks!

How then would I go about using a generic icon for the file so that it marks the Michaels in the custom POI?

I made the following icon for this file http://www.poi-factory.com/node/13446

Miss POI

It Looks Great Thanks!!

Awesome! Thanks so much. It looks great & I've added it to my 660. smile

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~~ Nuvi 660 - Southern Ontario, Western New York, Florida & Las Vegas~~

This was asked

LSchwabe wrote:

My nuvi 250W has a set of icons that can be assigned to Favourites and I would like to use some of these for my POI files, but I can't find them as bmp files on the unit.

Is there a way to use these built in icons for the POI files that I load with POI Loader?

Thanks,

This was asked some time ago. As MM said you can't use the built-in icons, but here's a link to some GPSr type icons. Resize them to 24x24 and you're in business.

http://freegeographytools.com/2008/garmin-gps-unit-waypoint-...

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sewisdom - Drive carefully. The life you save... may be someone who owes you money!

yes you can

rgaylortx wrote:

Can icons be added to Mapsource i.e. FlyingJ

You can go the xImage route as linked by MM.

I think that is the long way though. You can do it without xImage.

Within Mapsource, there are 8 custom bmp images already, which are just blue circles. [my documents/my garmin/custom waypoint symbols] You can edit/replace these "custom" images. You can have up to 64 of these custom bmps numbered from 000.bmp to 063.bmp

Open one of the existing bmp's in an image editor, edit, and save back to the same location. Or save another bmp to the "my garmin/custom waypoint symbols" file. Just remember, you'll need to name (rename) it 000.bmp through 63.bmp

All of this is in the mapsource help file..under Waypoints ► Symbols ► Using Customized Waypoint Symbols.

Hope this helps

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........Garmin StreetPilot c550 / Nüvi 765...........

Thanks for your help. Works

Thanks for your help. Works fine.

telescope .bmp

I just created a ' Telescope .bmp ' for some of the astronomy POI's. I'll be sending it to Miss POI shortly.

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Ed - Garmin Nuvi 350.

Icon for Canadian-US border crossings

bobkz wrote:

If anyone has an icon they are looking for, I will try to create one for you and send it to Miss POI

Just letting all know.

Dear Bob,

I would be most grateful for an icon for file of Canadian-US border crossings. I would also know how to make icons for my unit.

david

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nüvi 1490T, V1, Sanyo PRO-700a, maps, sunglasses, hot co-pilot, the open road

Canada - U.S.A. border BMP

I just sent Miss POI a Canada-U.S.A. BMP.

It should be up shortly.

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Ed - Garmin Nuvi 350.

icon is up

edbanys wrote:

I just sent Miss POI a Canada-U.S.A. BMP.

It should be up shortly.

Edbanys, thanks for sending in that icon, I have it up and linked to the file page now.

Miss POI

Thank you.

edbanys wrote:

I just sent Miss POI a Canada-U.S.A. BMP.

It should be up shortly.

Dear Ed,

Thank you. I am most grateful.

david

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nüvi 1490T, V1, Sanyo PRO-700a, maps, sunglasses, hot co-pilot, the open road

Hyundai Icon

I have been looking for a Hyundai icon to mark the local dealerships in my area. Can anyone help?

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Nuvi2797LMT,Nuvi1490LMT, Nuvi260,Ford Sync3 Navigation. Captain Cook was a Yorkshire man too.
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