custom Icons (with Base Camp?)

 

Ok guys,

I think I may have an understanding of what I need to do...Let me bring you all up to speed.

I have a ZUMO 595, I have several WAYPOINTS in BC that I want to save to my unit. Like camping spots, or swim holes, I use these when I ADV ride on my motorcycle.

I have been reading and see where I can D/L custom ICONs. This way they will be bigger and I may add a pop up or notification when they get closer, no my GPS does not talk to me.

Question is.....

So I have downloaded these custom ICONs, how do I get them into my BC so I can use them when making a waypoint?

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PG

Well ...

I think your first issue is that I don't believe your Zumo can handle custom symbols, that really is limited to handhelds, so installing them to BaseCamp isn't the problem.

What you can do though is allocate icons to Custom POIs, using POI Loader, see https://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=927

Or have I misunderstood your question?

Edit: Just realised you had a thread going on this, would have helped if you'd continued there

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

595

I am new here....

I made a few responses to that thread but it seemed to die off so I started a new one. Plus I have gained some knowledge since that original post.

I believe we are on the same page. The ICONS used in BC are way tiny small, so it is my understanding that I can make them bigger and add notifications.

I have that POI loader, it helps out when using a route. I am following a track, so the ICON is small and hardly noticeable. Hence me trying to make it bigger.

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PG

Well

You can make custom icons for POI Loader that are quite large, I think the maximum is 44x44 pixels but I'm not an expert on POI Loader, just a user to allow me to install speed camera icons.

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

595

The POI loader is pretty easy, just need to figure out how to make larger ICONs. Maybe I will start a new thread on that. Do you have advise on areas to post this in VS posting it in GARMIN perhaps?

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PG

You ...

… may find this useful

http://www.gpsrchive.com/Shared/garmin%20CustomSymbols/Garmi...

… although it mentions icons being 24x24, I know because I've tried them that 44x44 will work, but they are too large for normal use.

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

48 x 48 icons

If you look in the POI Factory icon library (http://www.poi-factory.com/gps-icons) you will see some that have 48 as part of the name. These are larger icons with 48 x 48 pixels. It may give you some ideas.

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 51LMT-S, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra, Bosch Nyon

interesting..... So will the

interesting.....

So will the larger ones show up when I am riding by them? Not sure why the waypoint feature is not usable on the 595 like it is on my older device.

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PG

If ...

If they show then they will show regardless of icon size.

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

ok

That makes sense, so how do I get POIs to just show up at ramdom on my unit? I have tried POI loader and did not have much luck. seems to me that the only way is to being using a route and have them along the route.

I did D/L a few of the "48" icons, how do I get them into my waypoint? I went under the notes tab of tab of the waypoint but could not get it to load

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PG