Anyone know if these redlight cameras can be used on the Tomtom 720?
Click on this link to POI Edit it should be able to convert csv files to tomtom ov2 files.
You'll have to convert the file to ov2 format. Use the BATCH CONVERT feature in PoiEdit 2007. You'll find it under the TOOLS menu in the program. Check out tomtomformus.com for more tips and info as well!
I know nothing of T2, but just asking...
Why do you have to use the "Batch Convert"? Can't you just open the csv file and then do a save as and make it into a ov2 file?
I called tom tom and the told me it didn't work on any of their product.
I've been using it on version 6 on my pda for over a year. I'm just not sure on version 7
Try it out and let us know how it goes. We need the info to inform others that come down this road .
Well they just want to steer you to their own product. If you do not know this already, TomTom internal stuff has been pretty much the same since TomTom 3. Every release they just changed the skin and minor tweaks the user interface. TomTom 7 can use TomTom 6 maps minus the modification and the POI is the same.
Jeffh70 your so right!
Just got it in and it works fine , you can paste them in the North American map file directly
If you do not know this already, TomTom internal stuff has been pretty much the same since TomTom 3. Every release they just changed the skin and minor tweaks the user interface.
Please back up your statements with a reference for the rest of us. Or is this just your opinion.
Humbly submitted. PhillyChip
I just did it.
For other newbies like me, here is how I did it:
ps: after step 5, I had to open MsPaint, open the 24x24 bit icon, and save as "256 color" to make the icon show up on the TT. (See this thread)
Can You tell me how to do step 1. How do I download and unzip/ Red Light /Speed Camera?
I don't understand and I an Very sorry but if you can help me I would really appreciate it!
Click on the "red light cameras" tab at the top of the page. There are instructions for getting the file on that page.
Here's the direct link.
I really think that you may do more harm then good if you can't even get past step 1. Some things shouldn't be attempted till one fully understands what they are doing. I would suggest you learn a bit more about computers and zip files before you attempt to modify your gps.
It would appear that one issue is that you don't have "active status" (i.e. there is no windmill icon next to your user name).
Once you achieve active status, you will be able to download and unzip the Red Light Camera file.
Or you can pay a small $$fee to be able to download the file before you get Active Status.
1) for active status/download Camera file discussion:
2) to contact the site about a $$donation to be able to download the file w/o being an active member:
Humbly submitted. PhillyChip
I used TomTom 5 and 6, and played 3 and 7. In fact the routing is pretty much the same and in general maps can be used by the newer version tells you all. Version 7 can use version 6 maps and version 6 and 5 can have interchangable maps (some not all) tells you enough about it... The only reason 6 and 7 maps can not be interchangable is due to the map correction which is new function.... Unlike Garmin, earlier TomTom maps are not designed to be interchangable since they do not upgrade the program often.
Auggie Express what type of windows are you using?If xp you should have program already installed to unzip files.Like one other user stated once you get your member status upgraded you will be able to download the speed cameras.Read through the fq above for now.Once you are ready to install the speed cameras I will be glad to help guide you through step 1 and I am sure others will also.Make sure to read this thread http://www.poi-factory.com/node/262
Hi, Thank you for your help I have benn confused on how to convert the files for the red light camera but I think I am on the right track.
Well I have now converted the the file to ov2 format and I have right click the 2 files on my desktop.( The red light cameras and the speed cameras) and I said open with Tom Tom Home. Now when I go into to the Tom Tom Home I can not find where the files went.
I am I doing this right or do you have any suggestions as to how I can use these file correctly.
Thank you for your help
I did pay the fee and i beleive I should be an active memeber. Please let me know if I still do not have a windmill near my name!
How do I become an active member?
Becoming an active member is completely free.
You automatically become an active member when you've made posts in at least 3 of the last 5 weeks. Activity includes uploading POI files and/or posting in the discussion forums.
The weekly posting periods run Monday through Sunday (GMT). Active member status is updated once each week (on Monday mornings).
If timing of your first post is lucky (Saturday or early Sunday), you can become an active user in just a little more than 2 weeks.
Hook you TT up to the USB port. Got to My Computer and find your TT. It should look like an external drive under your computer. Drag the OV2 files to the directory on the TT that has your maps. If you want an icon, make sure it is the same name. Turn off your TT, disconnect the USB port, and turn on. You should now be able to see the POIs.
Hope this helps.
Ok heres how you convert
go to this site and convert
Perhaps everyone here is aware of this, if you're not, then you may find this helpful. The 720 has speech recognition available. I found this out on tomtomforums.com. Very easy tweak to activate this hidden feature. You can input an address by speaking to the unit. You will need to have software version 7.221 and map version 710.1584. You should be able to download both from Tom Tom Home. You add one small .dat file into the ASR folder and you're done. It's actually easier than downloading a POI file.
There is complete instructions on tomtomforums.com. Go to "Tom Tom Devices & Tweaks", then go to "Tom Tom Go 720". Go to post #194 for complete instructions.
Works like a charm.
You can also just go to this link and upload your csv and they will send back to you instantly the converted ov2 file.
lupo, I just posted that info before you
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