CLICK HERE TO REMOVE THESE ADVERTS


Page 1 of 11 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 104

Thread: Garmin POI installation

  1. #1

    Member Number:
    9279
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    near Macclesfield, Cheshire
    Posts
    3,166
    Prize Draw Entries
    19

    Garmin POI installation



    CLICK HERE TO REMOVE THESE ADVERTS
    Instructions for the Garmin range POI installation can be found here Nuvi 205 Extras | POI Factory

    I know it says it's for the Nuvi, but the use of POI Loader applies to other Garmins as well

    The instructions related to downloading files from POI Factory and installation of sound files should be ignored ...

    Edit:

    You may find it easier to follow these instructions which have been adapted from those given in the link above.

    1. Download and install the latest version of POILoader from Garmin | United States | POI Loader.

    2. Make a note of where you have unzipped the Wild Camping POI files - you will need to access the Garmin folder from POILoader. N.B. If you're using a Windows PC and use the Wild Camping POI Downloader to download the files, you will find that by default the unzipped files are located in My Documents\Wildcamping POIs.

    3. Connect your NUVI to your computer using the USB cable. Wait for the NUVI to show it is connected and ready to receive files (Black screen with an ICON at the bottom showing it is connected to the computer.)

    4. Run POILoader.

    5. Select Garmin Device as Where to save your Points of Interest.

    6. Press Next and wait for the program to find your NUVI. The NUVI will be shown in the box labeled Device:.

    7. Press Next. The program will ask the location of the files to be loaded. Use the BROWSE button and select the FOLDER noted in step 2 above.

    8. Select the measurement units used for your NUVI. Feet and Miles per hour or Meters and Kilometers.

    9. The NUVI suggests running the program in Automatic. For BASIC file loading, this is sufficient. Press Next.

    10. POILoader will begin to convert the POI files and ICONs and load them to your NUVI. If POILoader encounters an error with a source file, it will tell you the name of the file POI file containing an error. When finished, POILoader will tell you the number of POI successfully loaded to your NUVI.

    11. Disconnect your NUVI using the Stop or Eject USB device.

    12. Power up the NUVI and select WHERE TO -> EXTRAS and see if CUSTOM POI is displayed. Press CUSTOM POI and you should see a list of all the POI loaded.
    Last edited by POI Admin; 06-07-2015 at 22:53.

  2. #2

    Member Number:
    5189
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    waterford, ireland
    Posts
    729
    Prize Draw Entries
    26
    chris thank you for the updated poi files.
    i've downloaded the current poi files on to my garmin 205.
    is there a way to check that i've got the present files & not the old ones still on my device.
    thanks
    tony
    tony (waterford)

  3. #3

    Member Number:
    9279
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    near Macclesfield, Cheshire
    Posts
    3,166
    Prize Draw Entries
    19
    Hi Tony

    Did you use POI Loader to put the POI data onto your 205?

    If so, I have to assume that the previous files have been overwritten by the March 2011 set. (Remember that the new release is a complete new set of data and is intended to replace the earlier data.)

    Regards

    Chris

  4. #4

    Member Number:
    5189
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    waterford, ireland
    Posts
    729
    Prize Draw Entries
    26
    chris i used the poi loader as you said.
    so i can assume i have the march 2011 downloaded.
    thanks again for all your work & help.
    tony
    tony (waterford)

  5. #5

    Member Number:
    12489
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    So called "United Kigdom"
    Posts
    611
    Prize Draw Entries
    20
    Hi Canalsman, I've used the Garmin POI downloader and it's telling me that the POIs are successfully installed on my nuvi 255W sat nav, but when I open up the POI folder on the sat nav the Wilding POIs aren't there...??? Thanks. I used a data cable to do the transfer.

  6. #6

    Member Number:
    10333
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Earby
    Posts
    207
    Prize Draw Entries
    22
    Quote Originally Posted by fofeg101 View Post
    Hi Canalsman, I've used the Garmin POI downloader and it's telling me that the POIs are successfully installed on my nuvi 255W sat nav, but when I open up the POI folder on the sat nav the Wilding POIs aren't there...??? Thanks. I used a data cable to do the transfer.
    I dont think they appear in the POI folder, they are in the Extras file.

    Stu

  7. #7

    Member Number:
    12489
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    So called "United Kigdom"
    Posts
    611
    Prize Draw Entries
    20
    Thanks m30, How can I access the Extras file?

  8. #8

    Member Number:
    12489
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    So called "United Kigdom"
    Posts
    611
    Prize Draw Entries
    20
    Thanks m30, all sorted, found the extras file in "Where to".

  9. #9

    Member Number:
    9279
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    near Macclesfield, Cheshire
    Posts
    3,166
    Prize Draw Entries
    19
    Quote Originally Posted by m30 View Post
    I dont think they appear in the POI folder, they are in the Extras file.

    Stu
    Thanks for the tip

    Regards

    Chris
    Likes - LinDavid liked this post

  10. #10
    bigmeeky Guest

    Brilliant Thanks

    The combination of terribly clever tech and committed individuals here has resulted in a thing of beauty.

    Thanks Canalsman and al those who have worked on these files and POIs.

    Amazing

    Rob McM

Page 1 of 11 123 ... LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •