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POI images on GO Camper

I've recently upgraded from the GO Camper & Caravan (GO1005) to the latest GO Camper. Mainly to get the lifetime maps/traffic/speed cameras. But on my old device I had 16 3rd party POIs that were in the .ov2 and .bmp formats. However, on transferring to the newer device, only the .ov2 files are accepted. I cannot get the .bmp files to load. So without the bitmap file there is no icon displayed on the screen. There are five icons loaded but they are just bland shapes that give no meaning to the POI. Tomtom seem unable to grasp this issue, which appears to be a backward step from my older unit. I've gone back to the older unit for now, until this can be resolved. Anyone come up with a fix for this problem??


  • YamFazManYamFazMan Posts: 19,094

    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

    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 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
    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 its 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)

    An example of the generic Icons on the search screen, the Icons are dynamic so the closer you zoom more icons appear


  • DougLapDougLap Posts: 7,640
    Hi @daviesd675

    Tomtom have not sold a Device with the ability to be able to add POI specific icons for a number of years or indeed to create or amend Poi Categories on the devices.

    Regarding your 16 Poi files one suggestion is to group similar File groups together and allocate the same generic icon offered by the device to each group. When they are displayed on the Map you can Tap an icon and get a description of what the icon relates too.

  • daviesd675daviesd675 Posts: 12 [Apprentice Traveler]
    Hi Douglap - Thanks for your input. I've now grouped similar files together to maximise the rather disappointing POI icons available. I have another question. Having imported my POI files how can I add an extra place into an existing POI file? My older Tomtom had the option in the Favourites file to add "Recent Destination" but I cannot work out how to do it on this newer device. To clarify its a GO Camper (serial #ZA.............).
  • DougLapDougLap Posts: 7,640
    edited November 2019
    Hi @daviesd675

    I am afraid you cannot manage POI files on the device ie add or delete Poi's or create new files. What you will have to do is add or delete Poi's to an existing POI file or create new files using POI Editor or similar programmes on your PC and then replace the the ones on the device.

  • daviesd675daviesd675 Posts: 12 [Apprentice Traveler]
    OK - I was afraid of that - I'm beginning to wonder why I "upgraded" from the GO Camper & Caravan (ST....) to the GO Camper (ZA....) . The POI Importing and Updating has gone backwards. Can't Import BMP files to identify them. Can't update POI's easily, Its £330 down the pan :angry:
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