but, they only appear if I'm zoomed in close enough. Even with the Map Detail setting of "Least" under Map in the settings menu the flags appear. So, I'm convinced people just aren't zoomed in close enough for them to show.
I can see my favorite flags under the default zoom setting, but I need to hit the zoom button 2x to see my Custom POI flags.
Can someone verify that this works for you too?
Bump, I am bumping this so that it appears in the unread post area.
I've been under the weather the past few days, so I've had time to play...Here is what I've noticed on my c550:
In the browse map mode, zoom level 300ft all custom and pre installed poi icons show up.
While checking out custom poi's w/custom bmp icon, the custom icons display, from zoom all in to zoom all out. The pre installed icons, again show up at 300ft level.
Where do you get your bit maps (.bmp) and how do you get them into the Custom POI area?
Is it possible to copy them from the default icons? If so how?
I make my own .bmp's. I find a free icon I like, shrink it down to 22x22 (must be perfectly square), give it the same name as the file I want to associate it with and store it in the same folder.
In paint I save it as a 256 color bitmap, I'm not sure if it can be 24-bit or not.
I also make my own, mostly from scratch - cheat if I have to lol. (Actually, the pic of saturn, is from scratch as well as the planet pic that I had up a few days ago.)
I don't agree with the bmp's having to be perfectly square (at least on my c550). I have one of a Texas flag that is 18x15 and works perfectly, I also made one of a pair of eye glasses that's 24x22 and shows up fine as well. 8bit - 16bit - 24bit work fine for me.
Yeah, you've got to get in real close before they appear.
lsmonop, is that your astrophotography? If so, pretty nice.
beginner with a 6" Newtonian 'scope.
on my gps the .bmps must be square, good to know on others they don't need to be. If mine aren't square they are just a box with diagonal lines.
I'd like to have a nice scope to do some astrophotography someday. The Saturn / Jupiter / planets thing is something I made from scratch using photoshop. No photo alteration, just blank canvas, paint and some effects.
I have C330 but I don't see flags for my custom POIs. But I can see flags for my favorites. Am I doing somthing wrong?
If you zoom in real close, along a stretch of road where you know there are say restuarants or gas stations you will probably see a little icon of something that looks like a knife and fork, or a gas pump. There are little shopping bags for clothing stores and little shopping carts for grocery stores, little $ for banks and atm's. Little cars for car dealerships and little cars on lifts for car repair places. I found a little slice of pizza for a pizza place. Some places are just little black squares, that on mine are nail and tanning salons and even a liquor store. I found a little steer head for an outback steakhouse.
Those are the things that we were talking about, not flags per say. You can create your own or find images, or icon type things etc that have to be saved in bmp format. Then you can assign these bmp's to your custom poi's.
Hope that help clear things up...or did it make it more confusing.
Thanks for the clarification. When I said flags, what I meant was icons. I will try to zoom really close to find them. I can see IMAGES OR ICONS (NOT FLAGS to avoid any further confusion) for my favorites but not for custom POIs.
Your custom poi's will only have dots of some sort as identifiers. Unless you assign a .bmp to them. I would guess that you have loaded your own custom poi's and know the how to's. Just add a .bmp with the same name as your csv file you're loading. You'll end up with a csv file, and bmp file in the same directory. Some garmin units require the bmp's to be square for example 22x22 which is a good size as well. I wouldn't use anything over 24x24. Experiment and see what works best for your unit. On my c550 bmp's don't need to be exactly square. I have a texas flag that's 18x15 that works great and it's highly visible, not too big or small. You just have to play and see what works best for ya.
Garmin Technical support confirmed it that in C330 you can see custom POIs on map only when saved as favorites, otherwise they will show up on the map when you are driving.
Though Garmin Tech Support advised me to add custom POIs in Favorites but I could not figure out how to do it.
hi folks. i am fairly new to this but i think i have an idea that may help all ofyou. i have the nuvi 360. somewhere in my travel i uploaded this thing that put a new button in my "where to" menu called proximity points. so if im not al the way zoomed in and cant see the icon when aproaching custom POI or speed camera, the proximity point feature pops up on the screen abd warns you that your approching this with ample time to react. maybe im way off on this one but i thought it may help.
Is it in .bmp format or what?
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