Create a category of marked locations on the GO BASIC

MARTINARTHURKING Registered Users Posts: 20
Master Explorer
edited December 2021 in Devices using Wi-Fi®
Go Basic
First I would like to say a genuine thank you to all who have previously contributed towards guiding me around this new device

Im still furious that I had to buy it when my start 60 was still otherwise working perfectly and will soon become more poluting landfill -but never mind......

On the new device Ive already amassed a long list of marked locations that are now in MY Places and I have to scroll down through them to get to the POI categories.
How do I get the marked locations into my poi categories?
POI Editor for tom tom will not open my device.


  • YamFazMan
    YamFazMan UKPosts: 21,323
    edited May 2020
    Any Marked Locations OR Recent Destinations....
    Can be converted to MyPlaces....
    Tap on the required Marked Location OR Recent Destination.... A quick Menu opens... Tap on Add to MyPlaces Follow on-screen instructions to save and exit......

    If you are talking about MyPlaces....
    You can create a Personal POI Category of your MyPlaces to replace the MyPlaces list, and if required show an Icon on your device

    Or even Create Multiple Personal POI Categories as required ....

    Many users have asked for the facility to backup their MyPlaces to a PC
    The Tomtom MyDrive Web Route planner....
    i.e... the Tomtom Cloud

    The MyDrive Route planner allows you to download your data from the Tomtom Cloud
    The file looks like unusable Gobbledegook, but the MyPlaces can be found in the file
    Click on image to enlarge....

    User Ethoz....
    Posted a link to a excellent Tomtom MyPlaces to .Ov2 POI file converter tool

    There's a Mac & PC version ....

    Download and install TomtomPOI.exe from the above link
    Note... I have Virus checked the file with Avast Anti Virus all OK
    Run TomtomPOI

    Ist Click on Open...
    A New Filer Window opens
    Find & Select the (Your user name goes here)_MyDrive.json.gz file
    Saved from the Tomtom MyDrive Web Route planner
    Click on the 'Open' Box

    2nd Click on Copy
    3rd Click on Yes
    4th Click on Yes
    5th Click on Save
    Name the .Ov2 file & Save to the PC Desktop

    Install your Personal POI Category....

    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

    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....

    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

    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

    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

    MARTINARTHURKING Registered Users Posts: 20
    Master Explorer
    Thanks everyone ,I finally managed to get this done -78 marked locations now in poi category.
    Kudos to Christian at CHB .net also for his brilliant software that rescued me.
    It also processed POIs that I could not successfully import from my start 60.No other app or web facility could do this.
    It's a shame we have to rely on the goodwill of an individual because the manufacturer is so ignorant of its users needs.
    Despite the elation of finally getting this sorted I still would recommend others to steer clear of tomtom
    When will they wake up????
  • YamFazMan
    YamFazMan UKPosts: 21,323
    edited June 2020
    (Snip) Kudos to Christian at CHB .net also for his brilliant software that rescued me.
    It also processed POIs that I could not successfully import from my start 60
    No other app or web facility could do this. (Snip)
    Sounds interesting....
    Have you got the download link to the program ???

    Stay Safe... ATB YFM
    MARTINARTHURKING Registered Users Posts: 20
    Master Explorer
    Click the Software tab and Tom Tom is at the bottom of the list
    The app is in english
    You load up your downloaded my drive data in the left pane then click copy to convert the items into POIs within a new category or one of your existing categories that you have loaded into the right hand pane
    You can also load poi categories in both panes to combine them into a new one.
    Christian is a hero!