Why aren't custom POIs shown in Up Ahead search?


I have a Garmin zumo XT on which I have installed the Rest Areas with Restrooms custom POI file. I then added the custom search "Rest Area" to the options in the Up Ahead feature expecting data from the installed custom POI file to be displayed in the Up Ahead results but there isn't any change from what I saw when the custom POI file was not installed. Does the Up Ahead function not look at the data in installed custom POI files? If it does, is the "Rest Area" search parameter inadequate to find entries in that POI file?

Testing was done in simulator mode, in case this is relevant.


The Up Ahead feature will show the build in pois but as you travel along your route your custom pois will also show up. It is best to install your own special custom bmp (icon) for the Rest Area so it will stand out among all the other icons. With the Up Ahead turned on the screen does get a little cluttered. A good bmp you may want to try http://www.poi-factory.com/node/46043. May have to zoom in too.

A little tip. Once you touch the Rest Area poi on your GPS it will show the next 50 closest to you. In case you start to worry where the next one is.

Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. MapFactor Navigator - Offline Maps & GPS.

Up Ahead funtionality

When I trigger the Up Ahead function on my XT a blue pane opens on the right listing the three search criteria I have assigned to the function (default was Restaurants, Gas Stations, and Motorcycle Locations). Touching any one of these will list the found POIs by distance. I can add one of them to my route as a next stop or I can create a new route to one but they never appear on the map, other than as a waypoint if made part of a route. Perhaps this is due to a config setting in the XT. Regardless, my tests in simulation mode indicate that rest areas in the custom POI file do not get listed. The alert associated with with the custom POI file is triggered though.


My Nuvi 2597 does the same thing but they are built in poi that show. You can accomplished the same thing by touching your custom selected poi tab you want and it will show the closest 50. Select one and route to it or add to a activate route

Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. MapFactor Navigator - Offline Maps & GPS.