POI and Speed Camera

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  1. barrybarryr

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    Hi,

    I'm thinking of buying a sat nav system, probably the Garmin i3, and want to know how do I download the POI and Speed Camera datatbase to the unit?

    Is there a step by step guide anywhere or do I just drag and drop to a memory card?

    Also what type of information is in the POI database? Does it have things like supermarkets, shops etc? Or just things like landmarks?

    Can someone help?

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    The Garmin has a useful software tool - the POI loader.

    Easy to use. Plug Garmin into PC, lauch POI loader, open directory holding POI file and POI loader does all the loading onto the Garmin. Job done.
     
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    Thanks,

    I've looked on the pocket gps website and it had loads of files for example Tesco, Safeway, Walks in Surrey etc? Are these the POI files you talk about?

    Can I pick which files I want to load? How many can I load (does this depend upon the size of the memory card)?

    I want to by one but am still confused!
     
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    The POIs are overlays for your maps. I downloaded the last free safety camera file from there. My PDA shows cameras, cash points & petrol stations- I turned all the other off.

    Some POI may already be loaded in your maps. The safety camera database costs a £2 a month subscription now :mad:
     
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    you can put 30000 pois and all the speed cam database and the i3 will hold them all no probs!
     
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    Thanks

    What I'm trying to work out is if this is where I download the POI files.

    I have looked at this http://www.pocketgps.co.uk/tomtompoi.php but all I can see is tom tom mentioned not a Garmin, are these the files I use?
     
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    no somewhere on the site there is a thread which tells you how and where to put everything on the i3 ill see if i can find it again hang on!!
     
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    I don't know anything about Garmin but there is a forum on the PDA site, I'm sure there'll be a Garmin section.
     
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