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Canalsman
09-03-2011, 18:01
The instructions and software that you need are attached :)

coyspurs
23-07-2013, 15:15
Hi

Is there are update to this thread as it is getting a bit old now and Active Sync does not appear to be active on latest iso system

I have a generic iGo sat nav but cannot see the file iGo.db having lots of problems trying to load on to sat nav.

Any help would be welcome

Mike

coyspurs
27-07-2013, 20:30
Bump

POI Admin
27-07-2013, 23:39
All I can suggest is to try using Google to find a solution.

The iGo device is not a mainstream sat nav device, and clones of the device are likely to have little in the way of support offered.

Sorry ...

Mick Jordan
17-10-2014, 22:09
Hi, i've been a free member for some time, finally bitten the bullet and subscribed, and thought my experience with this SatNav which is currently available on ebay might help. It is quite a good satnav with free map updates available if you follow the instructions you get with it. It runs Igo Primo, not mainstream software, but if you:

1) download/unzip your Poi files to Pc.

2) connect the NozaTec to the pc and open its H drive ( i.e. the satnav drive, not the sd card) you go to primo\content and then create new folder called userdata with a subfolder called POI.

3) copy the Google Earth set of files that you want ( France, Wild, Pubstop, Tap etc) to this subfolder.

4) disconnect satnav from usb to pc, restart satnav independent of pc.

5) select find / find places / custom search in satnav, choose, town or around position etc and then in list of all places you will find in alpha order your pub stop, tap, or wild camping choices. Choosing list will give you all around your choice location, nearest first. Works for me and hopefully for others who have been brave enough to buy these NozaTec and other similar Chinese produced satnavs which run Igo Primo. Happy Hunting!

For the avoidance of confusion (surely not?!) I was PioneerAdvantur but admin kindly changed my username as I sold the van represented in the original username, now Mick Jordan.

POI Admin
17-10-2014, 23:47
Thank you - that's very helpful :D

A number of members have bought this device, so this will be of great potential value for them.

ChevyVanMan
27-08-2015, 21:38
[QUOTE=PioneerAdvantur;465387]Hi, i've been a free member for some time, finally bitten the bullet and subscribed, and thought my experience with this SatNav which is currently available on ebay might help. It is quite a good satnav with free map updates available if you follow the instructions you get with it. It runs Igo Primo, not mainstream software, but if you:

1) download/unzip your Poi files to Pc.

2) connect the NozaTec to the pc and open its H drive ( i.e. the satnav drive, not the sd card) you go to primo\content and then create new folder called userdata with a subfolder called POI.

3) copy the Google Earth set of files that you want ( France, Wild, Pubstop, Tap etc) to this subfolder.
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Hello,
This is a wonderfull piece of helpfull instruction, and easy to follow.
I can get to the point in the quote above..........but then I get told my disk......presumably the sat nav, is write protected....remove write protection. It just won't let me copy thoe poi's.
Can you help........I just can't find a way to do this.
Many Thanks.
P.

Mick Jordan
27-08-2015, 23:18
[QUOTE=PioneerAdvantur;465387]Hi, i've been a free member for some time, finally bitten the bullet and subscribed, and thought my experience with this SatNav which is currently available on ebay might help. It is quite a good satnav with free map updates available if you follow the instructions you get with it. It runs Igo Primo, not mainstream software, but if you:

1) download/unzip your Poi files to Pc.

2) connect the NozaTec to the pc and open its H drive ( i.e. the satnav drive, not the sd card) you go to primo\content and then create new folder called userdata with a subfolder called POI.

3) copy the Google Earth set of files that you want ( France, Wild, Pubstop, Tap etc) to this subfolder.
.
Hello,
This is a wonderfull piece of helpfull instruction, and easy to follow.
I can get to the point in the quote above..........but then I get told my disk......presumably the sat nav, is write protected....remove write protection. It just won't let me copy thoe poi's.
Can you help........I just can't find a way to do this.
Many Thanks.
P.

Hi,
i am not aware of any write protection on the sat nav drive; I would hazard a guess that you may have asked the pc to copy the files to the sd card, which could have been write protected by snicking the little lever on the side of it to the protect position. Protected or not, the sd card is not where you want to be copying to, its the actual sat nav drive known by whatever drive letter your computer has allocated it. If I am wrong, let me know and I will try to scratch my head a bit more to see what colour sawdust falls out !

ChevyVanMan
29-08-2015, 07:51
Hello, thanks for replying so quickly.
I appreciate your help; this is driving me rather crazy.
So, where am I at.......I have downloaded the required files to my computer; I have got my device plugged in to the computer, and its hard drive is opened, I have added the User Data folder, and a sub folder..POI. Seems good to this point. The files in my computer download are not being allowed to be moved to any other location; if I drag and drop, they pick up, but as soon as they are about to exit that particular window, I get that little black circle...they just won't go. If I try to 'send to', I get the message that the disc is write protected. I have looked at sharing options in the folder properties, and this is telling me these files can not be shared! Today, I shall see if I can download direct to the new folder created in the sat nav.
If you can think of anything I might do, I would be very greatfull; I have limited sanity left at this point, and wouldn't like to spoil my week end with a nervous breakdown . :)
Regards,
P.

yeoblade
04-11-2015, 19:01
Hi, i've been a free member for some time, finally bitten the bullet and subscribed, and thought my experience with this SatNav which is currently available on ebay might help. It is quite a good satnav with free map updates available if you follow the instructions you get with it. It runs Igo Primo, not mainstream software, but if you:

1) download/unzip your Poi files to Pc.

2) connect the NozaTec to the pc and open its H drive ( i.e. the satnav drive, not the sd card) you go to primo\content and then create new folder called userdata with a subfolder called POI.

3) copy the Google Earth set of files that you want ( France, Wild, Pubstop, Tap etc) to this subfolder.

4) disconnect satnav from usb to pc, restart satnav independent of pc.

5) select find / find places / custom search in satnav, choose, town or around position etc and then in list of all places you will find in alpha order your pub stop, tap, or wild camping choices. Choosing list will give you all around your choice location, nearest first. Works for me and hopefully for others who have been brave enough to buy these NozaTec and other similar Chinese produced satnavs which run Igo Primo. Happy Hunting!

All the above is still good info, got my POI's up and running very quickly with this helpful post, anyone managed the map updates?, not sure if my maps are current, or how to check they are.

Mick Jordan
04-11-2015, 20:11
Hi,
if you are using the nozatec like mine it will soon let you know if it thinks the maps are out of date by a big message on the screen. Mine came with a card instruction how to use their update site - Free maps download for Car GPS Navigators (http://www.freemapsupdate.com) and the ID and password. If you've got the same card follow the instructions - it does work as they say.

hairydog
04-08-2016, 18:08
If you want iGo to show the correct icons, you need to alter the .kml file in a text editor.

It's not difficult. You need to replace the fourth line that says

<name>Wild Camp</name>

with

<name>Wild Camp</name><metadata><igoicon><filename>Wild Camp.bmp</filename></igoicon></metadata>


Personally, I also remove all this rubbish as well, though I'm not sure you have to:

<StyleMap id="waypntStyle">
<Pair>
<key>normal</key>
<styleUrl>#waypntStyle0</styleUrl>
</Pair>
<Pair>
<key>highlight</key>
<styleUrl>#waypntStyle1</styleUrl>
</Pair>
</StyleMap>
<Style id="waypntStyle0">
<IconStyle>
<scale>1.2</scale>
<Icon>
<href>http://maps.google.com/mapfiles/kml/shapes/campground.png</href>
</Icon>
<hotSpot x="0.5" y="0" xunits="fraction" yunits="fraction"/>
</IconStyle>
<ListStyle>
</ListStyle>
</Style>
<Style id="waypntStyle1">
<IconStyle>
<scale>1.4</scale>
<Icon>
<href>http://maps.google.com/mapfiles/kml/shapes/campground.png</href>
</Icon>
<hotSpot x="0.5" y="0" xunits="fraction" yunits="fraction"/>
</IconStyle>
<ListStyle>
</ListStyle>
</Style>
<Folder>
<name>Waypoints</name>

and then very near the bottom of the file, I remove the line that says

</Folder>


You have to do this for each release of the POI file

And you also have a one-off task: copy the file "Wild Camp.bmp" from the TomTom folder of the zip file to \content\userdata\usericon on your iGo device.

The same approach works for the other POI files.

hairydog
04-08-2016, 18:57
not sure if my maps are current, or how to check they are.Checking the version of your maps is easy.

Go into the Help menu, then choose About / Content / Maps. It will tell you the version you have installed. Probably something like Q2 2014.

Finding the latest maps is slightly more tricky. There are two major maps suppliers: TomTom (used to be called TeleAtlas) and Here (used to be called NavTeq). Both seem to release updates about four times a year, but it seems to take 3 to 9 months for the updates to arrive.

The latest TomTom maps I know of are June 2015, but I don't like Tomtom maps, so I haven't looked for a while; there may be newer around.

The newest Here maps I know of are Q2 2016.

Note that for a motorhome, you don't just need the fda, fbl, fpa (plus fsp, fjw and hnr files if possible); you also need the matching ftr files that include size and weight restrictions. Without the ftr information, it can't plan routes for your size of vehicle.

QFour
22-04-2018, 09:27
The Google Earth KML Files that have been used on the IGO Platform have got a lot of other data in them now. My IGO System was having trouble with one of the files so I had a look. There is a lot of useless info in there that is just taking up space. I have no idea if it slows thing down as IGO makes other files from the KML File.

It has been suggested by Phil ( Admin) that we should use the MAPS.ME KML Files instead as there is far less clutter in them.

Another option is to use the Garmin CSV files or the TomTom OV2 Files these can easily be converted to KML Files by using ..

POI EDITOR - POI Converter Garmin CSV to KML or OV2 to KML (https://www.poieditor.com/poi_convert/garmin-csv-to-kml/)

If you open the file afterwards using a Text Editor you will see that it is a very slimed down version with just the basics in there which is all the IGO System really wants.

Squeegee
24-05-2018, 11:52
I followed the instructions as listed, but On trying to copy the data to the folders, but not the SD card, I am told there's not enough space. Can I use the SD card somehow? Or, can I delete a load of information about countries we are unlikely to go to? Is there another solution? I already have little hair to pull out over matters like this.

Cheers
Squeegee


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