Newb here, help needed


Hello there,
New to this forum but have visited many times for advice on things..
I have a new Garmin 2595 and like many would like red light speed cameras poi's for it. I had a Nuvi 40 that had them all on it and while I tried to transfer them to the new unit by copy/paste method and by POI Loader method they don't seem to appear and or work..can one tell me how to download an entire Canada red light camera file database and what would be the best method of getting them on my unit?
Much thanks in advance, I'm sure judging by how great this forum seems that help is just around the corner!


Nuvi 2595LMT, Nuvi 40, GPSMAP 62s, TomTom One XL -Change what you can, manage what you can't.

Keep it simple

Never mind loading just Canada. The POI Factory Red Light Camera file has all of the US and Canada mixed together. The file is so small because it is a text file that there is no point in sorting out Canada.

The best plan is to start from scratch with the new GPS. Take a look at my FAQ to run POI Loader to load the RLC file into the new GPS. It is so much easier to do this rather than moving the POIs from one GPS to the other.

Start with loading the POIs. There will be a "dot" icon on the screen for each one and a "ding" audio as you approach. After this works properly, add an icon or sound you like and load the POIs again.

Use this thread you created as technical support to ask any questions that come up. There are many members who know a lot more than me and are ready to help.


dobs108 smile


Thanks so much for the reply and valued advice!...will follow your lead!

Nuvi 2595LMT, Nuvi 40, GPSMAP 62s, TomTom One XL -Change what you can, manage what you can't.

But ...

... check your settings on your nuvi as you may simply have alerts for custom POIs turned off.

Where there's a will ... there's a way ... DriveSmart50LMT-D, Nuvi 2508LMT-D, 1490LMT, 1310, Montana 650T, Etrex 20

Welcome Johnny Coffee

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.

Thanks for the welcome!!

Cheers all for the assistance, I think I have my feet under me now and am understanding the unit and the site better now.
Thanks again for the assistance!


Nuvi 2595LMT, Nuvi 40, GPSMAP 62s, TomTom One XL -Change what you can, manage what you can't.