Thanks. Even a Numbnut like me got his query answered four years after the thread went live.
I had some custom POIs to upload and eventually did so but could not find them when I went on to POI on the device as a test run. This forum said to look in Extras and there they were. Amazing the help one can get off the web.
thanks to everyone.
Now to find out why some uploaded and some did not. Back next month!!
OK, think I'm getting it. If I download the filename.gpx I just get it indicated on my map and found/listed when I choose a category. If I use the second .gpx file listed for the POIs (with proximity), I get an alert.
Someone said to download the second gpx file all the time. I did that, but now I think I screwed up. I SHOULD have only downloaded the proximity gpx file for the speed/stoplight cameras but the regular gpx for the gasoline stations, accommodations, etc. I DON'T want the stupid proximity alert to sound to sound if I just drive by a hotel or Esso station! Duh, have to download all them again! (Am I correct?)
I am a Newbie, owner of a Garmin 65LTM. I have two questions re downloading accommodation files and other POI files:
1) is it better to download the .gpx file or the one with proximity alerts, phone numbers etc?
2) how can I download the whole country rather than each state?
1. All our POI files (CSV, GPX or GPI files) contain the same information.
You can set up proximity alerts with GPX files, but I would recommend that feature for our Road Safety POIs only.
2. Our GPI files (one-click-updates) are released at a country level. They have built in proximity alerts for Road Safety POIs.