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Many users have asked for the facility to back up their MyPlaces to a PC

YamFazManYamFazMan Posts: 20,268
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edited July 4 in Knowledge Base articles
Many users have asked for the facility to back up their MyPlaces to a PC
You can also create a Personal POI Category of your MyPlaces to replace the MyPlaces list, and if required show an Icon on your device or Create Multiple Personal POI Categories as required....


The Tomtom MyDrive Web Route planner (Tomtom Cloud)
Here... https://mydrive.tomtom.com
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The MyDrive Route planner allows you to download your data from the Tomtom Cloud

Using the Chrome Browser here... Much faster screen refresh when Re-drawing the Map....

Clicking on the 'Download your MyDrive data' button....
Auto saves the .json.jz file onto the 'Download Folder'

After Clicking the 'Download your MyDrive data' button....
The 'Username'_MyDrive.json.jz file options are shown screen lower left of the main 'MyDrive Web' window....
Click on the '^' icon for the .json.jz file options....

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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 ....

Method....
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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Name the .Ov2 file & Save to the PC Desktop
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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
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