search for truck parking on a tomtom device — TomTom Community

search for truck parking on a tomtom device

I have my vehicle type set for a truck. yet the in built parking still shows me car parking, which is no good, as i drive a large car transporter, is there any way for it to be set for the truck?


  • YamFazManYamFazMan Posts: 20,067
    Welcome to the site....
    I thought the Truck devices had built-in Truck POI's....
    Tap 4Dot (.... Menu) --> Setting --> Appearance --> Show POI Lists on the Map.....
    Set the required POI to Show or Hide

    Also Try.... Tap 4Dot (....) Search --> Enter 'Truck Stop & Service'

    Stay safe... ATB YFM
  • NuggetTinTinNuggetTinTin Posts: 6 [Apprentice Seeker]
    Hi, yeah, they do, but it seems they don’t recognise the difference between car or truck in the parking folder, it gave me a lot of options local to me when I was trying it out, mainly car parking, and the thing is, I’ve had a TomTom since 2006, and all the older models allowed you to add your own Poi folders, so I got parking spots in towns all over the country which are on roads, ind est and all sorts, that the official Tom Tom poi will not cover, same as delivery points to car compounds, routes in thru weight limits(loading or access only), all marked on my map, but only 5 different coloured dots to allocate to them, wish TomTom would put the add own poi option back. It set them apart from the others. Personalise your own device. Just my opinion mind.
  • YamFazManYamFazMan Posts: 20,067
    edited February 21

    The latests NAV4 or NAV5 (Wi-Fi) devices.... 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 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

    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 it's 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's a Keyboard Icon (screen bottom right) to return to the search window from the options (1) and (2)

    You can also search for a Town (Area)...
    Edit... Tap 4Dot (.... Menu) --> Search... Screen top right...

    Tap Whole Map
    Below is a Search around the Town of Ludlow for the Archie's Camping & Caravan POIs... An example of the generic Icons on the search screen, the Icons are dynamic so the closer you zoom more icons appear


    Stay Safe... ATB YFM
  • NuggetTinTinNuggetTinTin Posts: 6 [Apprentice Seeker]
    Thanks for that, but I’ve noticed that when you transfer your own poi’s to the new one, you only have 5 coloured dots to use, not enough, no other symbols like before you could put your own in, also, you can’t add anything to any poi folder you transfer, will only add to my places, and when I’ve searched for my own poi on the map, to a specific town, they dont( or I haven’t seen), show up near my search, only the indigenous poi built in to the Tom Tom. Am trying to make the best of it, only had it 2 weeks, and why can’t you import map colours to look like a normal map book, like we’re used to seeing, not a specific colour. Just me maybe, but as I say, had a TomTom for 15 years, there’s so much more they can do to enhance their product. Thanks for your reply.
  • YamFazManYamFazMan Posts: 20,067
    edited February 21
    (Snip) Why can’t you import map colours to look like a normal map book, like we’re used to seeing, not a specific colour.(Snip)
    Tap 4Dot (.... Menu) --> Setting --> Appearance --> Display --> Theme colour.... I use Cosmic blue.....

  • NuggetTinTinNuggetTinTin Posts: 6 [Apprentice Seeker]
    Thanks for all ya advice,
  • NuggetTinTinNuggetTinTin Posts: 6 [Apprentice Seeker]
    Ps just need to be able to add and edit to your own third party poi’s to help make it better,
Sign In or Register to comment.

Who's Online in this Category0