tomtom go professional 6250 adding and customizing POI's

TWaLL Registered Users Posts: 11
Apprentice Seeker
edited December 2021 in Devices using Wi-Fi®
Tell me when will the normal list of POI appear? The fact is that it is not convenient every time to search for the desired store through a search. I would like to see shops and gas stations on the map. I also can’t add a lot through My Drive.


  • YamFazMan
    YamFazMan Posts: 20,826
    edited September 2019

    Installing 3rd party POI Categories... You use the MyDrive Web Route planner

    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


  • TWaLL
    TWaLL Registered Users Posts: 11
    Apprentice Seeker
    How many categories can I leave on my device? And most importantly, how soon will normal pictures and places be like competitors?
  • YamFazMan
    YamFazMan Posts: 20,826
    edited September 2019
    TWaLL wrote: »
    How many categories can I leave on my device?
    If you mean how many POI Categories can Install on to my device I have 107 Personal & 3rd party POI Categories installed
    TWaLL wrote: »
    And most importantly How soon will normal pictures and places be like competitors?
    If you mean display POI Associated .BMP files... The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from the new NAV4 & NAV5 (Wi-Fi) ideas and embracing some of the old NAV2 & NAV3 ones