I am due to visit both Florida and Tennessee in the next three months. I am in the UK and have a Drivesmart 65 with Alexa. I bought a City Navigator Lower 49 States map from Garmin and have put POI's on it from here. If I buy the speed camera POI's from here as well, will they work on my 65 in the US? I have used the map in the States before and it gives you the basics i.e. no traffic.
I have my Iphone and the Garmin Drive app which normally gives Live Traffic in the UK.
Any ideas please?
The speed and redlight camera POI files will work.
Thank you, I will get them. Don’t know if you have as many as we have over here in the UK as they are everywhere!
You didn't really have to buy anything. You could have just used Google Maps and downloaded an offline map. Offline map doesn't need data. And in the US, pick up a T-Mobile SIM card and a small data plan if you wanted traffic.
As I make frequent visits to the States, I have bought a year's subscription. On my Drivesmart 65, I have a Custom folder of POI's with folders for the UK ones and another folder called USA. In there are all the POI's for your country including the speed and red light ones. When I change maps on getting to the States, do I need to do anything to get these to show on my map or will they automatically be there? I obviously can't look for these on the map until we arrive.
Sorry for such a basic question, I use the supplied Cyclops speed cameras over here and obviously don't need to do anything for those.
Thank you for your advice. I was a bit rusty but you have brought me back up to speed again. Appreciate your time. Doug
You can easily look for them on the map before you arrive. Either zoom way out and then scroll across to the US and zoom in again or, and easier, set your device to simulation mode, do a where to and select somewhere in the US.
Thanks, didn't realise it would pick up the US map as it isn't a World map but two different ones! Learnt something else today.
POI-s on maps are recognized according to their coordinates. You will get warning if you get close enough to this POI, and warning is set. You may even have no detailed map of said area, POI still will show even on base map. Map just have to be in format, that accepts POI-s.
And don't forget to load files taken from here as csv format with help of POI Loader. Only the they will be converted to proper format readable by Garmin.
Thanks. Lots of useful information for someone who used to be able to do this without thinking! Visiting Florida in three weeks with a new Satnav so need to get it right before I go.
FYI - I have no idea what your cameras are like or your POIs for them, but when I load mine for NC I must set the distance at 500 ft or it keeps alerting because of cameras on the next block over.
I get files as both cvs and gpx and they work fine with my nuvi.
On my GPS.
We have speed cameras everywhere, fixed and mobile, they are a great cash generator for the local councils! And our roads are much more crowdwd than yours, believe me! I can always change the setting over there if I need be. Thanks.
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