PoI's - POINTS OF INTEREST on the GO 620 WiFi

longtermuser Registered Users Posts: 10
Apprentice Seeker
edited August 2019 in TomTom Services
I had a GO730, which was changed by a new GO620. I am very much surprised to have lost, with this new device, all the information of OI's, I had before. The only information I can get is about Radars and nothing else, becaue, as far as I guess, the files of PI's are on a diffrerente format.
What can I do to have information about Service Stations, Tolls, and many others I had before?


  • longtermuser
    longtermuser Registered Users Posts: 10
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    I meant POI's and not OI's, obviously
  • DougLap
    DougLap Posts: 9,871
    Hi @longtermuser

    You can download 3rd Party POI files and Route files using the MyDrive website. If you open the MyDrive Website in your browser and log into your account. you can then import the POI and Route files to it then sync them to your GO620.

    The POI files will be listed in My Places and the Route files will be listed in My Routes on your unit.

    You can then display the POI positions on the map except you cannot add .bmp files to display the specific business icon for the POI’s. You have to chose from 5 generic icons.

  • YamFazMan
    YamFazMan Posts: 20,835

    Installing 3rd party POI Categories... You use the MyDrive Web Route planner
    Here... https://mydrive.tomtom.com

    See Tomtom Video... How to import POIs, GPX files and Favourites in MyDrive

    Displaying Personal POIs on the Driving View/Map
    Be aware... You can't install the POI associated .BMP files
    You can only use the Tomtom supplied generic Icons
    But you can use one icon for for more than one POI category i.e... place all your fuel categories under one Icon, then if you tap on a nearby 'say' Fuel Icon a Quick menu opens --> Tap the 3Dot Icon for more options & more Information

    Setup... After installing your Personal or 3rd party POIs....Tap 4Dot (....Menu) --> Settings --> Appearance --> Show POI lists on the Map
    It says a restart is required, but I've never found it to be necessary
    After choosing the Generic Icon.. Tap the coloured (^) Icon screen top right... Pinch zoom the Map, the Generic POI Icons all appear live and working
    Note... The Generic POI Icons disappear when the Map is highly zoomed out (I guess so you can scroll around a clear Map to find your location)
    The Icon reappear as you zoom back in again

    Purple Triangle > Motorway Services
    Green Diamond > Archie's Camping & caravan

    Archie's POI Category has 31,184 POI locations, so the Map can be a little overcrowded ;)


    Searching an installed POI Category....
    The search engine is excellent you usually only need to type around three characters of the POI name for a hit...
    For example... I have loaded the 3rd party POI's for the National Trust... To show the POI's for "National Trust" on the map, work your way down to option (2)

    From the main screen
    Tap (....)4Dot Icon (Screen Bottom left)
    Swipe left or Tap the mid/right edge of the screen to go to and tap the MyPlaces Icon
    Scroll down and select the required POI Category For example "National Trust"
    You now have three options
    The Main search area turns blue and "National Trust" is offered with a flashing cursor
    Continue typing the name of the required "National Trust" site, Type Dud (Or as much of the word that's required for Dudmaston Hall appear at the top of the National trust list)
    Tap on the offered Dudmaston Hall and select the Drive Icon

    You also have two further options.....
    After the initial "National Trust" POI selection
    There's a dual Icon (screen bottom right) with Three Lines and Two circles

    (1)..... Tap the three Lines Icon (bottom right screen) and a list will appear of the "National Trust" sites in distance order
    (2)...... Tap the Two circle Icon for the "National Trust" sites POI's to appear on the screen (Pinch zoom for detail) (Note..... On the Start range its easier to tap the plus and minus buttons to zoom the map screen)
    as far as I'm aware it will show the nearest 60ish POI's around your location
    There is also a Keyboard Icon (screen bottom right) to return to the search window from the options (1) and (2)

    An example of the generic Icons on the search screen, the Icons are dynamic so the closer you zoom more icons appear