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I am trying to save points (POIs) on predetermined route

I am trying to save POI's on a predetermined route on my nuvi 350.  I used to be able to do it on my Garmin Zumo, but can't seem to do that here.  Is there a way to solve this?  Please advise.

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  • gpsdude Dec 12, 2007

    Thank you for the reply. Do you know if there is a way to add multiple POI's to the route? I am using teh Nuvi because it has the asian language packs available. Do you know if there is a way to import the language file from the Nuvi to a StreetPilot 550? Or is there a way to obtain an Asian language pack for the street pilot? I haven't been able to find one. Please advise



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With the Nuvi 350 you can only add one stop to your route see Page 5 of the Owner's Manual downloadable from and also contained in a file on your Nuvi. This Limitation of Adding only one Stop is also contained on Page 4 of your Quick Reference Guide a copy of which should have been bundled with your Nuvi

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  • cowcad Dec 12, 2007

    I'm afraid that I'm unable to provide definite info on how to accopmplish what you want to do as I've only had my Nuvi for 2 weeks; however I do have quite a bit of computer experience and what you want to do should be possible (see page 62 of your Owner's Manual on Custom POIs and Changing Proximity Points pg 51) My understanding from conversing with Garmin tech support via e-mail is that you can create your own POIs with their program called MapSource which is contained on the North American NT 2008 Map CD which they are currently sending me. If your unit is a recent purchase you may be able to get one also but in your conversing with them make sure you stress that the MapSource program is what you want for creating POIs. DO NOT mention City Navigator North America NT because from what I read on other sites they are refusing such requests and viewing them as an attempt to get a FREE Map Update



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2. Download and save all CSV and BMP files to that directory. You may create any subdirectory and use it to save POIs for that category. 
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