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raychiebabe

GPS: Garmin nuvi 260w







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I have downloaded many POIs and would like to associate an Icon to them. At the moment they appear as black dots.

How am I able to correct this?

Thankyou

John Ognjanov
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mindcrime14

GPS: Garmin Nuvi 660







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Well if you have downloaded the POI you will want to associate a bmp file with the POI. Just save the bmp file the same as the POI file. The file names must be the same. The only difference will be the extensions.
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ray.w

GPS: nuvi 710 & Etrex Vista HCx







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the icon size is -
width 22 pixels
height 22 pixels
horizontal resolution 96 dpi
vertical resolution 96 dpi
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chevyman1974

GPS: Garmin StreetPilot 7200







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That is correct. Just use the bit map file when using the POI loader and batta bing.
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marieandjim

GPS: garmin nuvi







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Ensure that you save the POI file and the bmp file in the same folder so the unit will recognize them as associated files when uploading to GPS.
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perrdom

GPS: Garmin Nuvi 760 & Magellan RoadMate 860T







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Keep the names identical to the Extension. Make sure your Icon is in BMP format. The name is CASE Sensitive for the GPS so I usually use cut and paste and then change the extension to .BMP
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sergey_beloklokov4

GPS: Garmin dezl 760







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Tried to upload .gpx file to my dezl 760, after reboot gps unit began showing icons without problem.
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caryl_bergeron

GPS: Garmin Oregon 600







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I found this on the Garmin site. It seems that somehow POI loader creates and incorporates the icon bmp file into the POI file. Does anyone know if this really works? I'm wanting to see the custom icons on an Oregon 600.
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Custom icons can be used with POIs on a device. The icons display on the map to mark a POIs location. The POI Loader integrates the .bmp image file into the .gpi while loading. Custom image files must be in the same directory as the .csv or .gpx files for POI Loader to process them correctly. The image must also be in the proper format, size, and color palette:

Format .bmp file type
8 or 16 bit RGB color palette
24x24 pixels in size
Transparency color is magenta RGB: R=255, G=0, B=255
The name must be identical to the .csv or .gpx file
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sschklar

GPS: Garmin







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Thanks for this info re associating .bmp files. My problem is finding the .bmp file and downloading it from GPS Data Team. How is this done?

thanks
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Mark

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sschklar wrote:
Thanks for this info re associating .bmp files. My problem is finding the .bmp file and downloading it from GPS Data Team. How is this done?

Hi
For a Garmin? Download both Garmin POI BMP and CSV files to your computer before you load them with the POI Loader software.
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Boettcher

GPS: TomTom Via 1500







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Both files are avail on the download page. The challenge is if you want a different image. Then follow naming and size rules.
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sschklar

GPS: Garmin







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So far I have switched to a PC from my MAC, downloaded bit map file and CSV files, checked that the names are identical with the exception of the extensions. I have put these files in the same folder and uploaded with Garmin POI Loader.

I do get the POIs loaded fine but STILL THE ICONS ARE DEFAULT GARMIN DOTS, NOT THE BIT MAP FILE ICONS I DOWNLOADED.

I am wondering if this is unique to my Zumo 660?

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