2020 Mitsubishi Outlander built-in TomTom - Electronic transfer of “My Places” from TomTom Account? — TomTom Community

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander built-in TomTom - Electronic transfer of “My Places” from TomTom Account?

D_SamD_Sam Posts: 3 [Apprentice Seeker]
edited September 21 in Built in car navigation
How do I transfer numerous “My Places” that I’ve saved into my TomTom account (and my portable devices) across into the TomTom software inbuilt in my Australian 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander? Neither the Mitsubishi/TomTom interface, nor Apple CarPlay provide any option for this! Surely there is an electronic method for this? I don’t want to waste hours re-entering stored location data of “My Places”!

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  • VikramKVikramK Posts: 10,454 Moderator
    Hi @D_Sam
    Welcome to the community!
    The automatic sync of 'My Places' is possible if both devices support MyDrive cloud sync.



    I am afraid the cloud sync is not available for the Mitsubishi Outlander.

    Regards, Vikram
  • YamFazManYamFazMan Posts: 17,751
    Superusers
    edited September 18
    Hi
    @D_Sam
    Welcome to the site....
    Many users have asked for the facility to back-up their MyPlaces to a PC
    The Tomtom MyDrive Web Route planner....
    i.e... the Tomtom Cloud
    Here... https://mydrive.tomtom.com

    The MyDrive Route planner allows you to download your data from the Tomtom Cloud
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    The file looks like unusable Gobbledegook, but the MyPlaces can be found in the file
    Click on image to enlarge....
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    ________________________

    User Ethoz....
    Posted a link to a excellent Tomtom MyPlaces to .Ov2 POI file converter tool
    https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=https://chbworld.net/software/tomtompoi.html&prev=search

    There's a Mac & PC version ....

    Download and install TomtomPOI.exe from the above link
    Note... I have Virus checked the file with Avast Anti Virus all OK
    Run TomtomPOI

    1st Click on Open...
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    A New Filer Window opens
    Find & Select the (Your username goes here)_MyDrive.json.gz file
    Saved from the Tomtom MyDrive Web Route planner
    Click on the 'Open' Box

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    2nd Click on Copy
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    3rd Click on Yes
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    4th Click on Yes
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    5th Click on Save
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    b]Name the .Ov2 file & Save to the PC Desktop[/b]
    _________________________

    End
    _________________________

    I have not used the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander built-in GPS system....
    Refer to your user guide to install the saved MyPlaces .Ov2 POI file....

    Stay Safe... ATB YFM
  • D_SamD_Sam Posts: 3 [Apprentice Seeker]
    VikramK wrote: »
    Hi @D_Sam
    Welcome to the community!
    The automatic sync of 'My Places' is possible if both devices support MyDrive cloud sync.



    I am afraid the cloud sync is not available for the Mitsubishi Outlander.

    Regards, Vikram

    Vikram, thanks for the answer. Not that it's your fault, but that's a pathetic software implementation on a brand new car with a wired Apple Car Play user interface! I hope Mitsubishi didn't pay TomTom much for access to that lame software integration. Not happy!
  • D_SamD_Sam Posts: 3 [Apprentice Seeker]
    YamFazMan wrote: »
    Hi
    @D_Sam
    Welcome to the site....
    Many users have asked for the facility to back-up their MyPlaces to a PC
    The Tomtom MyDrive Web Route planner....
    i.e... the Tomtom Cloud
    Here... https://mydrive.tomtom.com

    The MyDrive Route planner allows you to download your data from the Tomtom Cloud
    3d6xrq52c0wz.png
    The file looks like unusable Gobbledegook, but the MyPlaces can be found in the file
    Click on image to enlarge....
    x3keyqdqe377.png
    ________________________

    User Ethoz....
    Posted a link to a excellent Tomtom MyPlaces to .Ov2 POI file converter tool
    https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=https://chbworld.net/software/tomtompoi.html&prev=search

    There's a Mac & PC version ....

    Download and install TomtomPOI.exe from the above link
    Note... I have Virus checked the file with Avast Anti Virus all OK
    Run TomtomPOI

    1st Click on Open...
    948al3lvjrtz.jpg
    A New Filer Window opens
    Find & Select the (Your username goes here)_MyDrive.json.gz file
    Saved from the Tomtom MyDrive Web Route planner
    Click on the 'Open' Box

    wszajd139ty2.jpg
    2nd Click on Copy
    bsndf6o7jzm7.jpg
    3rd Click on Yes
    5567983e-03cb-46bc-a0f8-c09e5d822af2.png
    4th Click on Yes
    0d841302-e88f-4af0-bb4a-764126dc21d6.png
    5th Click on Save
    a8fe2080-c483-47ce-b413-b1606cd50aba.png
    b]Name the .Ov2 file & Save to the PC Desktop[/b]
    _________________________

    End
    _________________________

    I have not used the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander built-in GPS system....
    Refer to your user guide to install the saved MyPlaces .Ov2 POI file....

    Stay Safe... ATB YFM

    Hi YamFazMan. Thanks for your assistance. You've been more help than the TomTom coders. I've downloaded my .json file for my safekeeping. I have a Mac computer that can run the converter app, so will create a .Ov2 POI file, in case it becomes useful in the future.
    Unfortunately, the latest user interface of TomTom in the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander does not seem to support external input of .Ov2 files, either by cloud sync, nor the front USB connection - (see Vikram's response above).
    I have no idea whether there is access via a firmware port at the back of the inbuilt entertainment system, but even if there was, it would be a ridiculous implementation for existing TomTom users to be inflicted with. They should be ashamed of themselves.

    YamFazMan, thank you for your help so far... I can only hope Mitsubishi and TomTom coordinate their efforts at a better implementation in the future.
    Cheers,
    D_Sam
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