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adding personal poi to the GO PREMIUM X TomTom

My old go940 gave up the ghost so got a premium x from a friend. I used to use the uk speed camera data which worked really well allowing me to define each camera. Not wishing to mess up the new machine do I just draw the ovi folder over like the old machine.

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  • DougLapDougLap Posts: 7,967
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    Hi @stephenbeh

    You can use the My Drive Website and log into you account then add a 3rd party POI file so that it syncs to the the device. However be aware that whilst you can display the POI positions on the the devices map you cannot allocate a sound or have them announced by the device like the Cameras advised by the units cameras service.

    Doug
  • stephenbehstephenbeh Posts: 5 [New Seeker]
    edited June 11 Accepted Answer
    explained well and promptly by every respondent - saved me making a hash of the installation - shame I will lose some of the functionality of the old machine but the new machine is way clearer for everything else
  • DougLapDougLap Posts: 7,967
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    Hi @stephenbeh

    Just to add if you turn your new unit on but do not create a Route on it so just has your current position displayed as you go on the Device will advise you of cameras just as it would if you were following a route.

    Doug

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  • DougLapDougLap Posts: 7,967
    Superuser
    Accepted Answer
    Hi @stephenbeh

    You can use the My Drive Website and log into you account then add a 3rd party POI file so that it syncs to the the device. However be aware that whilst you can display the POI positions on the the devices map you cannot allocate a sound or have them announced by the device like the Cameras advised by the units cameras service.

    Doug
  • YamFazManYamFazMan Posts: 19,433
    Superusers
    edited June 11
    Hi
    @stephenbeh
    Welcome to the site....
    Be aware....
    Yes, You can install the 3rd Party POI .Ov2 file....
    But you can't install the POI associated .BMP files, you can only use the 5 Tomtom supplied generic Icons....
    Also, you can't have the device give a warning sound as you approach the POI....

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    Install your Personal POI Category....

    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


    If required... 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....

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    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

    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
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    Maybe Useful... 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

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    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

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    (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 is also a Keyboard Icon (screen bottom right) to return to the search window from the options (1) and (2)
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    You can also search for a Town (Area)...
    Edit... Tap 4Dot (.... Menu) --> Search... Screen top right...

    Tap Whole Map
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    Select... Search category
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    Below is a Search around the Town of Ludlow for the Archie's Camping & Caravan POIs... The Icons are dynamic. The closer you zoom, more icons appear... Tap on the required Icon for more Info....

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    Stay Safe... ATB YFM
  • YamFazManYamFazMan Posts: 19,433
    Superusers
    edited June 11
    Hi Again
    @stephenbeh
    For general improvement using the Tomtom Speed Cam Database over the default settings....

    Always use a Computer voice....
    Serena or Malcolm here in the UK
    Also....
    From the main screen... Tap (.... Menu) -> Setting -> Sounds & Warnings...
    Set... 'Warning Type' to... Read Allowed... (Important... Needs a Computer Voice set in the Voices menu)
    Speed Cameras & Hazards... Set to ON
    The next 10 Setting ALL set to Always
    The next 4 Settings, ALL set to ON
    Along with the standard triple 'dong dong dong' warning, the device will now say....
    'Fixed Camera'
    'Mobile Camera'
    'Mobile Hot Spot'
    'Red-light Camera'
    'Accident Black-spots
    ‘Spoken Traffic delays’

    Stay Safe... ATB YFM
  • stephenbehstephenbeh Posts: 5 [New Seeker]
    edited June 11 Accepted Answer
    explained well and promptly by every respondent - saved me making a hash of the installation - shame I will lose some of the functionality of the old machine but the new machine is way clearer for everything else
  • DougLapDougLap Posts: 7,967
    Superuser
    Accepted Answer
    Hi @stephenbeh

    Just to add if you turn your new unit on but do not create a Route on it so just has your current position displayed as you go on the Device will advise you of cameras just as it would if you were following a route.

    Doug
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