Folks, I would like to put all my downloaded POIs into some sort of order. Right now, the separate files are all under Custom POIs. But....I would like them in "sub-folders"....i.e., under Custom POIs, I would like to see Food, Attractions, etc....click on Food, and then I see all the separate POI files (Skyline Chili, Bob Evans, etc).
On my Mac (with POI Loader), I can put the separate POIs into named folders (i.e., all restaurant POIs into a Food folder) on the Garmin, as the Mac recognizes it as a USB device that I can manipulate. But when I see how it looks on the GPS, it just lists all as separate POIs without those main folders.
Is there a trick to have the Garmin (in this case, a nuvi650) recognize what I am doing???
Here is how I have mine organized on my SD card in the Nuvi.
Then whatever ones that I want to load, I copy into the current folder and load them. I don't think that you can have more then 1 sub folder inside a folder. In other words, you can't have...
Wait, I know that this is very confusing cause spacing didn't come out right, I will redo it later, got to go back to work.
But if I can't use more than one sub-folder, than it defeats the purpose of having folders....as the Garmin just sees the individual POIs that I download under "Custom POIs."
I first noticed when the POI Loader loads a POI, it overwrote the previous one I did. That is how I got the idea of putting them in folders to "protect" them when I load the next one. I then thought I could take those folders and put them in common folders of like subject matter.
Does that sound right?
There are a lot of threads about how to load POIs. I personally load each one separate and then rename the gpi file.
What I meant as far as the folders...
You can't have more then one level of folders within the main folder. So you can have
Restaurants | Outback
Restaurants | Outback | VA | Richmond.
You can have
| Taco bell
Okay...so I can't do what I want to do. Oh well....
It does seems to keep them together if they are in folders, so all the restaurant POIs are grouped together. I guess that's better.
You can't have more than one level of subfolder. The files themselves will create the subcategory.
For example, it might look like this.
> My POI (Main folder)
>> IHOP (subfolder)
>> National Parks (subfolder)
... National Parks.gpx
... National Monuments.gpx
... National Recreation areas.gpx
... National Parks.bmp
... National Monuments.bmp
In this example, IHOP and National Parks show up as categories and then under National Parks, the subcategories of National Parks, National Monuments, and National Recreation Areas show up.
Here are some screenshots of what it would look like.
This is a shot of the folder and files on my computer.
This is how the first level shows up on my Zumo.
When I select the National Parks category, this is what I get.
Then if I select National Monuments, I get this.
That's what I do. Just throw all restaurants in a master Food file, same with shopping, etc. It is correct that you only get one sub folder level under Custom POIs. The master files are nice because you get exactly the category listings you want which are right around you and you can spell search one time if you know the name. Unfortunately, there's no way to alter the list of the categories as they default to alphabetical listing.
To keep from having the POIs overwritten by new files, I group them all into one folder. Point the POI Loader to that folder under Browse and everything just gets rewritten again with whatever changes I made included.
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