A learning curve ahead

 

I just bought myself a new VW Passat TDI Highline (Diesel) and it comes with navigation (RSN 510/810). Getting it next week Tuesday.

This will present me with a new learning curve.

I am quite familiar with my Garmin 855, 2797 and my daughters 3790.

I have no idea who makes the navigation system in this car, though I suspect it may be Navigon?

Anyone familiar with this system ?

Wondering if POI's can be loaded? Also wondering what the coverage is. Canada, USA and ? Mexico ?

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Nuvi 350 long gone, Nuvi 855LMT, Nuvi 2797LMT, 3790LMT passed on to my daughter. Using Windows 10. DashCam with GPS.

According

According to VW.navigation.com the maps are Here maps the same as Garmin's. Hopefully your new VW arrives with newer maps than what you can purchase as an update as 2014 is the newest one listed although I do see on another page their that there is a 2015 from June of last year that is available..

My brand new GM vehicle came with 2015 maps and no available update. And when one is available the want $170 plus $30 shipping for a USB drive. The VW update appears to come on a DVD for $125 plus $30 shipping. In both cases about what you'd pay for a new Garmin GPS with Lifetime Maps. sad

Don't turf your Nuvi just yet. grin

Good luck with your new VW. We loved our TDI just to hard for us old folks to get in and out of. Had to buy an SUV.

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Nuvi 350, 760, 1695LM, 3790LMT, 2460LMT, 3597LMTHD, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD and TomTom XXL540s, HereWeGo for Android.

TDI

t923347 wrote:

According to VW.navigation.com the maps are Here maps the same as Garmin's. Hopefully your new VW arrives with newer maps than what you can purchase as an update as 2014 is the newest one listed although I do see on another page their that there is a 2015 from June of last year that is available..
My brand new GM vehicle came with 2015 maps and no available update. And when one is available the want $170 plus $30 shipping for a USB drive. The VW update appears to come on a DVD for $125 plus $30 shipping. In both cases about what you'd pay for a new Garmin GPS with Lifetime Maps. sad
Don't turf your Nuvi just yet. grin
Good luck with your new VW. We loved our TDI just to hard for us old folks to get in and out of. Had to buy an SUV.

I'm probably older than you, LOL. Moved up from a Jetta TDI.
This will be my 5th Diesel car. Wouldn't drive anything but.
My average over the last 4 years is 48Mpg/Imp !

BTW: I found a mapset on fleabay. 2015 Maps 10M NA for about $ 50.00.
But I'll have to wait and see whats on the RSN 510 when I get it next week.
Nope, no way I'll ditch my Garmins. The 2797 may be better than the RSN 510 and the screen size is about the same.

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Nuvi 350 long gone, Nuvi 855LMT, Nuvi 2797LMT, 3790LMT passed on to my daughter. Using Windows 10. DashCam with GPS.

That

That was the hard part, going from 48mph to 26 but at least where we do most of our driving regular gas is cheaper than diesel. smile

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Nuvi 350, 760, 1695LM, 3790LMT, 2460LMT, 3597LMTHD, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD and TomTom XXL540s, HereWeGo for Android.

I have a 2010 CC

with the RNS-510. You can add POIs. See
http://poinspect0r.blogspot.com/ Took me a few tries to get it right, but I have custom POIs on my screen.

What am I missing ?

UZA_Dave wrote:

with the RNS-510. You can add POIs. See
http://poinspect0r.blogspot.com/ Took me a few tries to get it right, but I have custom POIs on my screen.

I checked out the link, but am confused as to what it is for or what it does? Maybe enlighten me on it.

I've been doing a lot of GOOGLING and have found out that the RNS 510 is a GARMIN based navigation unit. So maybe the POIfactory POI's can be installed.

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Nuvi 350 long gone, Nuvi 855LMT, Nuvi 2797LMT, 3790LMT passed on to my daughter. Using Windows 10. DashCam with GPS.

RNS 510

Got the car on Tuesday and love it.
Since then I have ordered the newest 2015 maps (10M), newest firmware 5382 and something called VIM fix. Total US$ 40.00 shipped to me.

The VIM fix apparently lets you watch video while in motion ???

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Nuvi 350 long gone, Nuvi 855LMT, Nuvi 2797LMT, 3790LMT passed on to my daughter. Using Windows 10. DashCam with GPS.

Did done it

UZA_Dave wrote:

with the RNS-510. You can add POIs. See
http://poinspect0r.blogspot.com/ Took me a few tries to get it right, but I have custom POIs on my screen.

Thanks, I downloaded the program and figured it out as to how to work with it. Created several "Child" sub-folders and then saved the lot to a 1GB SD card.
Next small problem was to load this into the RNS 510, took me a few minutes to figure that out too.
Only limitation now is that the RNS 510 only ALLOWS about ten different categories to chose and save POI's RLC and Speed cameras are two saved POI's already,so that only leaves room for about eight more categories
I'm going to redo my SD card and see if I can throw all the GPX files into one "Child" folder.
I'm using the POI-inspector as a free version and that makes it a bit cumbersome to load GPX files. But what the H***, I'm retired I have the time.

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Nuvi 350 long gone, Nuvi 855LMT, Nuvi 2797LMT, 3790LMT passed on to my daughter. Using Windows 10. DashCam with GPS.

Just an idea

Melaqueman wrote:
UZA_Dave wrote:

with the RNS-510. You can add POIs. See
http://poinspect0r.blogspot.com/ Took me a few tries to get it right, but I have custom POIs on my screen.

Thanks, I downloaded the program and figured it out as to how to work with it. Created several "Child" sub-folders and then saved the lot to a 1GB SD card.
Next small problem was to load this into the RNS 510, took me a few minutes to figure that out too.
Only limitation now is that the RNS 510 only ALLOWS about ten different categories to chose and save POI's RLC and Speed cameras are two saved POI's already,so that only leaves room for about eight more categories
I'm going to redo my SD card and see if I can throw all the GPX files into one "Child" folder.
I'm using the POI-inspector as a free version and that makes it a bit cumbersome to load GPX files. But what the H***, I'm retired I have the time.

You might try folders like this:

Business (all business...
Food (all food...
People (people, doctors etc...
Attractions (all attractions...
Camera
Speed
Rest Areas

Most everything could go under these 7 folders....

These folders contain most everything you might need

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Mary, Nuvi 2450, Garmin Viago, Honda Navigation, Nuvi 750 (gave to son)

A VW website to add POI's to a VW Navigation unit i.e RSN 510

This VW website lets you add up to 20 POI's to a RSN 510.
But in a forum website someone has done a good job describing the process and there is a link to the VW website:
http://www.briskoda.net/forums/topic/246805-guide-to-vw-poi-...

It also limits you to 20 entries. So now I need to figure out a way to create ONE single GPX file containing a whole lot of saved POI's. I remember from a long time ago having had a program where you could load GPX files and merge them, just can't remember what it was.

Edited 12/6/16 22:00

I have a total of 134 different POI's with as few as 10 locations and the biggest I think is Walmart and McDonald's with many thousand locations each.

So what I have done now is to put all the GPX files into one folder and I used a program I found called GPX Editor to load them all into this program. I now saved all this as ALL.gpx Now had a large GPX file. Next I used the VW program to load this large GPX file since it was only one file. This program apparently only counts say for example Applebees as one file and then you can load another 19. It very obligingly loaded my ONE single GPX file and I was able to save it as a My collection.db3 file and transferred it to my SD card. It's too late now to go in the car to try and load it.
Tomorrow is another day.
I have to say this was a very lengthy and slow process.

It will be interesting to see tomorrow if the RNS 510 will take it all without a hiccup.

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Nuvi 350 long gone, Nuvi 855LMT, Nuvi 2797LMT, 3790LMT passed on to my daughter. Using Windows 10. DashCam with GPS.

Combining files

You can also use EPE to combine files, use the Merge Open or Control-M and add files to to already opened one.

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"In order to be old and wise, one first must have been young and stupid."

OK

Box Car wrote:

You can also use EPE to combine files, use the Merge Open or Control-M and add files to to already opened one.

I'll give that a try BC
Thx

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Nuvi 350 long gone, Nuvi 855LMT, Nuvi 2797LMT, 3790LMT passed on to my daughter. Using Windows 10. DashCam with GPS.

I have similar concerns...

so thank you for raising this issue.

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RKF (Bethesda, MD) Garmin Nuvi 660, 360 & Street Pilot

RSN 510

The Nav unit did not recognize the large file. It went through the "Loading SD card" motions but nothing shows.

I'll try Box Car's suggestion next.

BTW: With the short exposure I've had with the RNS 510, by comparison to my Garmin 2797, the 510 sucks
Nowhere near as intuitive and versatile as the 2797.

I can see myself having the 2797 on the dash this fall when I do my annual drive in October to Mexico for the winter.

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Nuvi 350 long gone, Nuvi 855LMT, Nuvi 2797LMT, 3790LMT passed on to my daughter. Using Windows 10. DashCam with GPS.

That is why

Melaqueman wrote:

The Nav unit did not recognize the large file. It went through the "Loading SD card" motions but nothing shows.

I'll try Box Car's suggestion next.

BTW: With the short exposure I've had with the RNS 510, by comparison to my Garmin 2797, the 510 sucks
Nowhere near as intuitive and versatile as the 2797.

I can see myself having the 2797 on the dash this fall when I do my annual drive in October to Mexico for the winter.

That is why I keep my Garman. Nothing better.....

If we did not have a Garmin and know what a Garmin can do I am sure we would love our in dash and other options.

Once you find out about Garmin everything else is just ok.

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Mary, Nuvi 2450, Garmin Viago, Honda Navigation, Nuvi 750 (gave to son)

RSN 510

Tried Box Car's suggestion regarding EPE. Worked like a charm. Had to use the VW website program to convert to a db3 file.
What I combined were my waypoints (current file) RLC and speed cams. Came to about 1800kb.

Now since I hardly ever or never venture west of Kansas I'll have to try to reduce some POI's by eliminating anything west of Kansas.

That'll take some time but I'll try EPE for that too. Unless there is some other way to do that. I did it once a long time ago using MapSource, maye tht's the way to go?

Edit, 16/6/16 11 am

Last night before going to sleep I think I may have come up with the answer how to delete areas of North America which I do not want. In a CSV file if the state/province is listed I can use Exel to do an alpha sort and then just delete what I do not want.

Anyone think this may be the way to do it???

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Nuvi 350 long gone, Nuvi 855LMT, Nuvi 2797LMT, 3790LMT passed on to my daughter. Using Windows 10. DashCam with GPS.

Yes, that should work for you.

Melaqueman wrote:

Edit, 16/6/16 11 am

Last night before going to sleep I think I may have come up with the answer how to delete areas of North America which I do not want. In a CSV file if the state/province is listed I can use Exel to do an alpha sort and then just delete what I do not want.

Anyone think this may be the way to do it???

If it is a CSV file, then yes you can do it that way and it is probably the quickest and easiest.

Just as a reminder, every time you download an updated file from this site, you will have to do the same modifications.

Good luck.

Alan

EPE again

Melaqueman wrote:

Edit, 16/6/16 11 am

Last night before going to sleep I think I may have come up with the answer how to delete areas of North America which I do not want. In a CSV file if the state/province is listed I can use Exel to do an alpha sort and then just delete what I do not want.

Anyone think this may be the way to do it???

You can create a custom output from EPE. Go to Options and define an M-Column layout that includes Lat, Lon, POI Name and State among the other items needed. Output the GPX as an M-Column XLS or XLSX file and then you can play with it.

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"In order to be old and wise, one first must have been young and stupid."

Be nice if all OEM GPS had POI website

I tried all kinds of suggestions to load POIs to Wife's Juke GPS