I am about to load POIs into my new Nuvi 660 and, so far, I have selected speed camera POIs for the UK and France all from this web site.
I have the UK and French POIs in different folders.
For each speed camera (UK and French) I have a bmp, gpx and mp3 file all with the same name (before the dot - extension). When downloading the gpx files each time I selected a warning distance of 200 m.
Must I make any changes to these files before uploading them to my 660, using the Gamin uploader?
Though I am very new to the Nuvi 660 and to the Garmin GPS systems (ex TomTom user!) I feel much more confident after spending several hours perusing this forum.
Just make sure you have separate sub directories under the C:/Garmin/POI directory, and point the POI loader to Garmin/POI as it puts ALL files in directories under there, into one file called POI.gpi then uploads that to the GPS.
I understand that I must load all my POIs at one time as those that are in the sat nav will be overwritten.
I also understand that I should create a directory which it is recommended is called C:/Garmin/POI with all the necessary sub directories for the usually large number of POI categories. The Garmin loader will then load all the POIs in C:\Garmin\POI directory and its sub directories.
When I load my POIs will the POIs originally loaded by Garmin on the new sat nav be overwritten if I upload new POIs or are they stored separately?
Finally (phew!) where should I store my own POIs? Due to limitations of the sat nav memory I have read that it is better to use the SD card. Do I need to use a particular directory or can i simply choose a name for the directory?
I'm just going through this exercise as we speak as I'm travelling to the US and have several files in MPH which I naturally want to keep seperate to my Australian files.
Thanks for the tips. This should make life a little easier for me.