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POI menu with custom POI does not appear anywhere on the C330?

My C330 has all the latest maps and softawre downloads and my windows OP also has all the POI loaders BUT when I try to load new custom POI's onto my C330 from an SD card or my computer via a USB port the computer and I have tried many computers doesn't recognize the unit and I can't find the POI menu anywhere on the unit when I scroll through the maps or any settings on my Garmin c330.

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For the "Custom POI's" menu to show you must have at least one Custom POI file loaded into the c330. Download and install the Garmin POI Loader, download any custom POI file and install on your c330 with the POI Loader and you will be in the Custom POI business on your unit.

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Re: POI menu with custom POI does not appear anywhere on...

You need to use Garmin POI loader to input custom POI. After loading POI's they will show up in "My Favorite" under "Custom POI"

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I have a street pilot C330 Garmin - I am trying to update with the latest maps, etc - but I am confused on how to do this. Please help - I am very happy with this Model and mostly because it is user...

Register your Garmin at - from here Garmin guides you to download the webbrowser plugin to communicate with your Garmin StreetPilot C330 over a USB cable.

When your Garmin StreetPilot C330 is connected through your webbrowser - it will show compatible map updates. These can be ordered on DVD or downloaded.

Note that downloading the map update will take a very long time and requires at least 5 Gb of disk space on your PC/Mac. The internet connection needs to be fast and stable enough to complete the huge download. Otherwise its better to order the update through DVD.

Jul 09, 2011 | Garmin StreetPilot C330 GPS Receiver

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Important note about maps: Due to our high volume of sales, every Garmin portable GPS navigator sold by will come with the most recent map version. The current map provides data through April 1, 2007. If you purchased a Garmin GPS before April 1, 2007, you can purchase a map update on SD card. We will notify customers who purchase from via e-mail whenever new map updates become available.

Feb 02, 2008 | Garmin StreetPilot 2610 GPS Receiver


Garmin POI, GPI, GPX, GDB and CSV and how not to be confused

GPX or CSV file can be converted to the proprietary Garmin format GPI format (Garmin Points of Interest) format using the Garmin POI loader v2.54 OR use the one bundled with the Garmin Map Source v6.15.11 at the time of posting if there is also a BMP file of the same filename then this will be added to the Waypoints Symbol.
If you put all your POI that you want to be added to the Garmin POI then place all them in the same folder prior to starting the POI Loader and they will be placed into sub-menus otherwise it will select the single file entries only.


However the Garmin Mapsource can't open this GPI format it is specifically for the SATNAV Device only open GDB, MPS, GPX and LOC files can be opened as standard. There are two ways that I know of that will convert this GPI back into CSV or the POI format if required you might like to open the POI content in the Map Source program.

First this can be done using GPI2GPS it does however cost 15 EUROs or its older brother GPSConvertor for an extra 20 EUROs will convert to all formats for all makes of device including Tom-Tom, Garmin and many others.

Secondly you can convert POI file in CSV format directly to GPX (exchange format) using the excellent GPXtoPOI Convertor v1.1.8 then import directly into the Map Source if you also want to use BMP that has been downloaded in Map Source you can replace the 8 default custom waypoint symbols located on your computer with your own or from the Tescos.ZIP file in this example that contains the CSV and BMP.


You can open these symbols with a graphic editor and use them as templates for creating your own symbols.You can add up to 64 custom waypoint symbols. These symbols must be in .bmp format and must be named numerically from "000.bmp" to "063.bmp." Custom waypoint symbols can be 16 x 16 pixels (small) or 24 x 24 pixels (large) and up to 32-bit color

Also check out my other POI tip HERE for help on how to create your own BMP's for use with your Garmin using Adobe Photoshop


It will also convert any GPX format into CSV format for use with the POI loader using the other button on the menu maybe this program would be best called GPXtoCSV instead to avoid confusion


And this one I saved for last If you want to transfer images from the Garmin use xImage and have your Garmi SATNAV connected.


For a full list of all POI sources then visit the Gamin POI Source another great website full of loads of useful tools is

If you are unable to use xImage it means that you unit is not compatible for example the Nuvi 250 will not be found and you may see this window


on Apr 18, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 250W GPS Receiver

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C330 garminstreetpilot not working

hey man your prob is so simple just go through this
1.connect your device to computer
2.go to my com
3.right click on your device format
5. then restart it now its time to update driver
right click on computer then
1. click properties
3.device manager
4.universal serial bus controller(open the + sign) upper one double click
6 go to driver on the update driver
8. then choose second one (advanced) then next don't search
10.then next next if it is over
same process with anotherone then restart your computer a

Nov 18, 2007 | Garmin StreetPilot C330 GPS Receiver

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I want to go Geocaching and I want to know how to enter Lat/Long or update my equipment to this?

well i'm a great geocacher and i love to help people with the GPS'rs
so you found the guy :))))
It may not be the easiest approach, but you could create a custom POI file for your Geocache locations and then load them into your c330 using POI Loader.

If you're a premium member on, it's my understanding that you can download locations in GPX format. POI Loader is supposed to read GPX files, but I haven't tried it with geocache locations yet.

Do you have a geocaching account that can download GPX files?

Someone told me that you can use Long/Lat with Google Earth, and you can save Google Earth POI's in GARMIN .cvs format, to use in the PIO Loader.

May 03, 2009 | Garmin StreetPilot C330 GPS Receiver

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Free updates or downloads for a garmin streetpilot c330

There are no free map updates for the StreetPilot Series.

The newer models do come with a free update that must be downloaded within 60 days of purchasing the system.

There are utilities for adding POI (Points of Interest) as well as Browser plugins that can be used to add Favourite Locations from Google maps. these updates are available from the garmin website.

Dec 08, 2008 | Garmin StreetPilot C330 GPS Receiver

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Garmin nuvi 310

To update to the latest requires buying a map update. Too expensive in my book. Garmin does have a POI loader utility that you can get at their site. Various web sites have POI listings that can then be installed. You can also find individual POI listings for such things as all Walmarts at a company's web site.

Jul 22, 2008 | Garmin Nuvi 350 Car GPS Receiver

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Problem with uploading Map Update 2008

"Isn't it supposed to look like the image on the package? "

NO, the image on the package is just for show. The newer Garmin C5XX, Nuvi, will allow you to change to a car icon. To get 3D go to the main menu and select the wrench, then select map, then Map view to change to 3D.

Mapsource 2008 only upgrade the streets and POI (point of interest).

Jan 12, 2008 | Garmin StreetPilot C330 GPS Receiver

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you can purchase the map 2008 update for your device.

Jan 07, 2008 | Garmin StreetPilot C330 GPS Receiver

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Gps coordinates

If you are asking to put latitude and longitude information into the C330, no, the unit is not designed to accept that type of information.

Nov 24, 2007 | Garmin StreetPilot C330 GPS Receiver

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