need to upload a poi file containing lpg stations

rolf99
rolf99 Registered Users Posts: 4
Apprentice Traveler
hi, I am trying to upload a poi file containing lpg stations. the file is downloaded from an internet portal.
no error message when uploading the file to mydrive. no error message when syncing it to the device. new line is shown on the device under my locations ('meine orte'). when opening the new line of pois i am informed that no pois are found.
using my former device via 135 i naver had a problem with the lpg poi file (copying to the device via windows explorer.
any ideas / proposals ?
electrical loading stations are of no use to me at all. but i am not able to delete the poi file

regards r.neubert

Comments

  • fergussion
    fergussion Registered Users Posts: 284
    Supreme Pioneer
    Do you have the map installed for the POI location.
  • nabu
    nabu Posts: 16,890
    Superuser
    edited July 2021
    Hi

    you cannot delete the electric charging stations folder
    it's a tom-tom folder that can't be removed, it must be hidden

    try to send the file to try it on our device

    http://dl.free.fr/

    I have 46,000 stations in 63 countries, but you have to at least cut it in half otherwise things will not work in the Gps
  • rolf99
    rolf99 Registered Users Posts: 4
    Apprentice Traveler
    Hi,

    thank you for the fast response.
    The map that is installed on the device is Central Europe, the POI file covers DACH. So this should be fine.
    Unfortunately when trying to upload the file using http://dl.free.fr I get the message 'Acccès interdit depuis une IP non FREE'. Due to the existing upload restrictions I have renamed the POI file from '...OV2' to '...txt'. The file is a bit bigger than 600 KB. Is this an issue for POI file upload ?
    In addition there is a '...bmp' file existing including the LPG picture. I did not find any upload option in mydrive for this item.
  • nabu
    nabu Posts: 16,890
    Superuser
    Same for me no point of interest found
    I'm going to find out why
  • DougLap
    DougLap Posts: 9,822
    Superuser
    Hi @rolf99

    Try loading the original file into POI Edit on your PC and see if you can see the POI’s listed. If you do then resave as an .OV2. After that then retry loading it on your device via My Drive.

    Doug
  • nabu
    nabu Posts: 16,890
    Superuser
    Hi @ rolf99

    follow the method of our friend @DougLap I just did it and it works

    Well done Doug
  • DougLap
    DougLap Posts: 9,822
    Superuser
    Hi @nabu

    I had better buy a lottery ticket. 😂😂
  • rolf99
    rolf99 Registered Users Posts: 4
    Apprentice Traveler
    Hi,

    many thanks to nabu and Doug. It worked !
    The only thing I am missing now is the icon. In the past I was able to copy it from a Windows folder to the proper folder on the device. Thus the locations have been displayed on the map of the device.
    But that is not a really big issue as I am now able to look for lpg via the poi menu.

    For now the problem is solved ;-)
  • DougLap
    DougLap Posts: 9,822
    Superuser
    Hi @rolf99

    Won on the Lottery. Only a free go in the next draw.. 😂😂

    Doug
  • rolf99
    rolf99 Registered Users Posts: 4
    Apprentice Traveler
    hi,

    congratulations ;-)
    Meanwhile I have even found the place where to switch on the display of the pois. Sometimes I am near to blind when sitting in front of the device ;-)