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Darkie

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Do I load the POI files to the Garmin SD card provided with the maps on it, with the unit or do I need to put the files on another SD card to load them?
When the POI files are loaded are they saved to the unit or does it read off the SD card?
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robertd

GPS: garmin nĂ¼vi 775







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I think it's better to put them in poi folder on the unit itself.

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roadrider01

GPS: Nuvi 760







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I agree with the previous post. It probably would be better to load the POIs directly into the unit. If you loaded them on the SD card it would read them off the card only when the card was installed but you should be able to do it either way. Hope this helps.
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wwelacky

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Depending on your quality of SD card it may read slower, but if you have a lot of POI's you'll need to use the SD since you will run out of memory on your unit.
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guenterherfurth

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Hi, You should load any POI files using the POILOADER, then the POI files will appear in the POI directory of your unit.

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I have a Garmin 450 and I am not able to download a route or POI files to the SD card. The card is a ScanDisk "Extreme" 8gb.





guenterherfurth

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Hi, I have a similar problem whereby both my SD cards are not recognised for the purpose of downloading waypoints and poi's. I use a card reader with POI loader and that will allow you to do the above. I don't know why the SD cards are not recognised with POI loader program, perhaps that should be addressed to Garmin.

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jaysbluaus

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wcmayo wrote:
I have a Garmin 450 and I am not able to download a route or POI files to the SD card. The card is a ScanDisk "Extreme" 8gb.


Not all Garmin models will allow every file to be read off a SD card, as I was told by a tech staff member at Officeworks. I asked if mine would read mp3s and he said most models they have dont, and he didnt think so, but I tried mine and it read mp3 files.





hxcanada4

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guenterherfurth wrote:
Hi, You should load any POI files using the POILOADER, then the POI files will appear in the POI directory of your unit.

cheers


Depending on the unit, a file called "poi.gpi" is created under "Garmin" folder on flash memory card of my GPSMAP76CSx
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rabney

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Sometimes only a 2 gb card will work with a device, and a 8gb will not because the firmware is different.
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steve.weatherill

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I have a Nuvi 760 and load my custom POI's on a 2gb SD card along with MP#'s and talking books! No problems with speed or storage.
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dtilley5

GPS: Garmin Nuvi 760







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wwelacky wrote:
Depending on your quality of SD card it may read slower, but if you have a lot of POI's you'll need to use the SD since you will run out of memory on your unit.


You can gain a heap of memory on the unit by deleting all Non English Hep and Voice files, unwanted jpg photo's and the book demo's.
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I've just bought a 205WT and I want to download the pubs POI's.
There is not enough room on the unit. Garmin have said the maximum SD card capacity to use is 2GB. I notice there are lots of cards! x2 x4 &
even x6. I just want a reliable 2GB card, any suggestions?

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cmavrelis

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I have Nuvi 660 and I load my POIs on 8gb SD card and all MP3 music and photos. I have no problem.
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anthony_valente

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Darkie wrote:
Do I load the POI files to the Garmin SD card provided with the maps on it, with the unit or do I need to put the files on another SD card to load them?
When the POI files are loaded are they saved to the unit or does it read off the SD card?
Cheers


It depends on the unit. If you can, keep the POIs seperate and in their own folder. It'll make updating them easier later.

I have Garmin Mobile XT (among others) and store the POIs on an SD card in a Garmin\POI directory.
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