Garmin talk


Keep speed alert but without proximity alert


I have a Garmin nuvi 310 deluxe, with the latest firmware, and i use the latest POILoader version as well.

For speed cameras, how do you setup the POIs to only get the speed alert, without the proximity alert ?

On my street, I have 5 Speed cameras POIs at 30mph each :
- When I drive down the street at 25 mph, I get 5 proximity alerts.
- When I drive down the street at 40 mph, I get 5 proximity alerts + Speed alerts.

DVD for Garmin I5 Users

The Garmin Model I5 comes with the Maps already installed in memory and they do NOT give you the DVD to use with Mapping software like the I3 model. I called Garmin and they are sending me the DVD at no charge.


poi and c530

i have a number of speed poi and redlight poi programed in to my c530. if i program my gps for a rout and the change of rout notice ,voice and pic, come up at the same time as the speed poi or redlight poi, i get a sound ding but no red pic of the poi. has any one else noticed this.

c530 antenna port

lost the rubber plug for the antenna port on my c530. is this something i should replace, and if so is garmin the only place to replace it. it seems so small and unimportant

Can not load custom poi files

To whom it may concern

I own a garmin C330 I have finely been able to load poi files on to the unit which I found on your site. My problem is there is no poi files for Syracuse NY or at least very little I have been trying to add my own but I have had no luck.
I tried to add them to the same folders witch already have CVS files and found that would not work I tried to make my own CVS folder and add longitude and latitude with no luck can you tell me how to load my own poi files.



can i down load speed and red light poi to the etrex legend. ive look on garmin and ask question on other forums but no ans. im affraid to load for fear of locking it up

Questions about Garmin I5

I have a new Garmin I5 and discovered that I have no mapping software. It is all preloaded. Is there a product I can use to create POI's for use with the I5? Is there a way to export the POI's that are on there? Also, I haven't purchased a memory card yet. What will a memory card buy me? Is this additional space for POI's?

loading poi on c530 unit or memory card

do speed poi or red light poi work better when loaded on c530 unit or memory card. i have found the reaction to speed poi and red light poi is rather slow on memory card. i will try to load both to the unit to see if it works better. any feed back would be helpful.

Redlight and speed alerts

I downloaded the redlight cameras and school zones files to my nuvi 350.I notice that nothing was working,school zones or cameras,no alerts.After serveral failed attempts i decided to convert the format from csv to gpx,now they work.Is it neccesary to do this with speed and proximity alerts?


Does anyone know what the limit is for POI's for the C330.
I think someone once told me it was 500 POI's.

Anyone know for sure, or have more than that ??

I do know it will only show the closest 50, but the other 400+ I have are still in the machine, you just have to spell search for them.



Custom Icons

POI Loader's help file mentions you can load custom bitmaps with your POI files. The GPS will then display a small graphic along with the POI name on the map screen.

Has anyone tried this?

I'm not at all gifted as an artist, but I'd be glad to post icons any of you might create smile



I just joined and am not sure if I was able to download the camera file onto my Nuvi 360. Is there a way to verify that it is on there? Thanks


What does the SD Card do ??
Many of us have posted that we can NOT get the GPS units to reconise anything on the SD Cards.
All of our POI's have to go to the units memory.



garmin c320

Hello everyone. Just got my c320 today. I have been looking at this site for a few day and wanted to wait to register until i got the unit. Well here it is smile

Now I am having a bit of a problem, I have loaded the maps that I want, D/L poi loader and wanted to load a few things from here. Well after 30 min of the things saying that I have no memory left, not true 37 meg free, it magicly loaded the parks for parks west.

GPS systems

New to GPS This looks like the right place to learn. Hope I,am not to old. I know how to use the gps but I,am not to sure about POI. I know its point of intrest but do not know how to load them on the gps unit. don,t want to screw anything up. Thanks to Miss POI for starting up this Forum.
Hope I,am puting this in the right place



Bought a Garmin 330C - really great!

I saw the POI Factory. Do we need more towns/cities? Is my 330C limited on places? I guess I'm wondering if it's worth loading more stuff into the GPS. Thanks!

c530 and metroguide

i have a garmin c530 and like it very much. i also have a etrex legend and metroguide north america. i love the way to see the entire trip on metroguide and way points which i cant see on the c530 without going through turn by turn. is there a way to use metroguide and poi to design a trip. or better yet see the trip reconmended by the c530 on the metroguide.


Garmin C330 and Lat/Long

My kids got hooked on Geo-Caching when I had my Garmin E-Trex.
Problem was, I would still get lost when driving, It was great for telling me where I was, But not where anything else was.

We got the Garmin C330
I Love it. (Except for it saying their are some roads present, when their are none, But this is Rare)

But it doesn't do Long/Lat entry (That I can tell)
Anyway to use Long/Lat for Geo-Caching with the C330 ???


Downloading POI's to SD Card- Using Garmin c330

Hi Everyone,

I just received my new Garmin c330 and I'm having a little problem accessing the POI's that are on my SD card. I used POI loader to add them to the card, but when I try to find specific POI's by spelling their name, it can't find it. None of them. I know the database is on the card because I can see it. Why doesn't the GPS see them on there?

When you insert the SD card, does the GPS do anything to indicate that it found it?

downloading pois to nuvi 350

could any one tell me how to download POIs from this site to my nuvi 350. I am a very new user of this gps system.

Len Rapkins