How to add points of interests?

jmwynn16 Registered Users Posts: 2
Apprentice Seeker
edited December 2021 in Devices using Wi-Fi®
With my older TomTom (via model), I could add points of interests and as I drove, there were little icons with let me know that it was closeby. With this new GPS (Go 620), I can't figure out how to add them. The unit comes with the option to see gas stations, but I'd like always to see them - not just when I select them. I'd like to see certain restaurants that I like when I travel, police stations and hospitals for emergencies. How do I put these on my GPS? Can you provide step by step instructions, please?


  • YamFazMan
    YamFazMan Posts: 21,155
    edited January 2020

    Installing 3rd party POI Categories on the latests NAV4 & NAV5 (Wi-Fi) devices... 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

  • Lucify
    Lucify Registered Users Posts: 124
    Exalted Navigator
    You can add poi's but not the associated images

  • Hwalker2
    Hwalker2 Registered Users Posts: 20
    Master Explorer
    All my previous TomToms had poi built in. This one cannot find anything without a full address or post code. Even then it's not reliable,often guiding one to blocked roads in back streets in the dark. I'm beginning to think that I have been sold a pig in a poke. What happened to all the pois that previous TomToms came with. Pubs, motorways service centres. Been using these sat navs for 20+ years, but this is the worst yet. Was always the best. TomTom programmers need to up their game or they will be out of a job.
  • DougLap
    DougLap Posts: 10,050
    Hi @Hwalker2

    What Tomtom unit do you have?