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POI's show always Rider 500

CestevaCesteva Posts: 5 [Apprentice Traveler]
edited August 2019 in RIDER
Hello everyone.

I would like to ask if the TomTom Rider 500 is possible to always show the POIs, since in the configuration section this option is not available and as I have read if it comes out in the Rider 550. It is possible to do it also in the 500.

Thank you very much, Greetings.


  • RoadRiderRoadRider Posts: 714 [Revered Pioneer]
    Yes, the Rider 500 is the same. Only you miss the preloaded "Tourenfahrer" POI's and it doesn't have the world wide maps.

    The "Tourenfahrer" have custom Icons it is not possible to get those on the Rider 500.
    You have to use one of the 5 icons like the Rider 550 with community POI's.

    Import Community POI's on Rider 500 and 550;

    After import you can show the POI's on the MAP.
    ... Menu ->Settings -> Appearance -> Show POI list on map -> Find the uploaded OV2 file (.OV2 is not displayed) and choose an Icon. (to disable the POI display select Hide).

  • CestevaCesteva Posts: 5 [Apprentice Traveler]
    Thank you very much for your quick response Road Rider, I will look at what you say and tell me if it went well. Thanks and best regards
  • CestevaCesteva Posts: 5 [Apprentice Traveler]
    Hi RoadRider. I have effectively downloaded the POIs in the GPS through MyDrive on the PC and if I see the possibility that the imported POIs can be displayed on the GPS, but they do not appear on the map. Any ideas ??

  • RoadRiderRoadRider Posts: 714 [Revered Pioneer]
    Did you do this step to enable the POI's being displayed on your screen?
    ... Menu ->Settings -> Appearance -> Show POI list on map -> Find the uploaded OV2 file (.OV2 is not displayed) and choose an Icon. (one of five)

    Also, you have to zoom in to see the POI's
    When you drive a route, the display is also zoomed-in.
  • YamFazManYamFazMan Posts: 19,639
    edited August 2019


    Further to RoadRider's post....
    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 5 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

    Here the Yellow Pentagon Icons --> National Trust
    Searching an installed 3rd party 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


  • CestevaCesteva Posts: 5 [Apprentice Traveler]
    YamFazMan thanks for your explanations.
    I have followed all your steps and I have seen the video, but there is no way I can see third-party POIs :-(.

    Your explanations are very clear and the images help a lot, but I don't understand why I can't see the POIs in the map after configuring the display of POIs on the map? Delete the bmp of the POI in case it interfered with the display but it didn't work either.

    I don't understand your phrase: “then if you tap on a nearby 'say' Fuel Icon a Quick menu opens - -> Tap the 3Dot Icon for more options & more Information. ”

    Sorry that you don't know how to solve this problem.
  • RoadRiderRoadRider Posts: 714 [Revered Pioneer]
    edited August 2019
    Witch of the following icons dit you chose to display your .OV2 file? w5kngvxiqc8z.jpeg

    And did you zoom in on the map to show them?

    Can you see the loaded POI’s in MyPlaces on your Rider?
    Select My Places in the Main Menu.
    Your new POI list is shown in the Places list.

    Select your new POI list.
    Your new POI list opens showing all the POIs in the list.

    Maybe you need to check your.OV2 file with PoiEdit poiedit.com/
  • CestevaCesteva Posts: 5 [Apprentice Traveler]
    Hi RoadRider and other colleagues, in the end I used the POIEdit program, loaded the POIs that the program gave me and it
    I thank you for your help and comments and I hope to learn a little more in this forum about the Rider 500.

    Best regards.
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