About Pois

Shumanas Registered Users Posts: 1
Apprentice Seeker
Hi, I have a few questions about the TomTom6250, is it possible to make it show gas station and store icons across Europe? Because at the moment, even the zoom maps do not show gas stations to the maximum until you set them up in the navigation, will there be a change?


  • YamFazMan
    YamFazMan Posts: 20,997
    edited March 2021
    Welcome to the site...
    The latests NAV4 or NAV5 (Wi-Fi) devices....
    Install your Personal POI Category... Or 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....

    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

    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 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)

    You can also search for a Town (Area)...
    Edit... Tap 4Dot (.... Menu) --> Search... Screen top right...

    Tap Whole Map
    Select... Search category
    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....

  • norfolknewboy
    norfolknewboy Registered Users Posts: 13
    Apprentice Traveler
    Has it changed????

    Today I updated my device
    [GO Prof 6200;
    app ver 20.102.0003.411 (0) (18/02/2021)
    Europe TRUCK v1065.10714 (01/2021)]

    I also updated a couple of POIs.

    The old ones still do as described.

    The new ones only show when searched in MyPlaces and the icon on the list is hollow circles (even though they are yellow blocks on Appearance/POIs etc).
    All of the items are there and show as yellow blocks on the map but as soon as I return to "Map" the blocks disappear, unless I've chosen one to "know more about" eg Drive.
    It will then remain visible on close zoom but disappears again as the map zooms out.
    None of the other icons can be seen, even if I zoom in to their position.

    I've tried assigning different icons; I've restarted several times; I've reloaded the .ov2 file, I've reconverted the csv file but all to no avail.

    HOPEFULLY this is a blip which will revert soon: it certainly IS NOT an improvement.