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POI DATA DOWNLOADING

Is there a way to download POI data to a 2610?Have dowloaded Garmin POI loader but does not appear to be compatible with the 2610.HelpTedtslaven@tpg.com.au

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  • tedslaven Feb 02, 2008

    Does not address my problem.
    I have no concerns with maps, I am attempting to add POI to cover speed limits, school locations and red light cameras. I have the data and need to load it.
    Thanks
    tedslaven

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Posted on Feb 02, 2008

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    nick helpap Feb 02, 2008

    hers knows issues with it



    Our overall impressions are that the StreetPilot 2610 is a new generation of low cost Automobile Navigation Systems. While it is not the least expensive of the truly automatic self contained address-to-address car navigation systems (SP-III, Quest, iQue 3600, G-60C, "GO" and some other PDA based systems are less expensive), we consider the SP-2610 to be the best full featured performer in the low price class of Car Navigators. At about US$800, (Check Latest Prices Here.) we think the SP-2610 is a great product for the money. In fact, we think the GUI is the easiest to use of any car navigator we have tested with the exception of the Magellan Roadmate which has fewer features. With the SP-2610 and its optional 2GigaByte CF Map Memory Card, I believe we can eliminate having to use paper maps for automobile road navigation (in the covered areas of the world). The Street Prices for the SP2620 with 2.2Gbyte Hard Drive and USA+Canada maps already installed is in the range of $1100 to $1200.

    What DON'T we like about the StreetPilot 2610? 1) As with other Garmin Car Navigators, entering street names can be a problem. You might know a street name as AC Lewis Road, Ac Lewis Road, or A C Lewis Road or Baywater or Bay Water or Baewater and the spelling may/may not match the local convention. The user MUST spell it like the Garmin/NavTech database or the address cannot be found. This can lead to not being able to find a street that you know is there. NavTech tells us that their convention is to run initials together and use caps, so you might try that if you get stumped with a street name with initials. 2) POIs are often in "groups". There may be several groups of restaurants by the same name (different franchises I am guessing) and you do not readily know in which group the closest store can be found. 3) POI groups are incomplete (though they are VERY helpful). I find that some post offices and libraries in my local area are not included, but MOST are. 4) On occasion, we see the router generate "funny routes" such as taking a busy numbered federal highway instead of a nearby freeway. Overall, the SP-2610 performs as well or better than other Car Navigators we have used. NavTech tells me that these problems WILL be looked at if users will go to http://update.navtech.com and fill out the report form. Lets ALL do it! 5) During Installation, you MUST install the MapSource software BEFORE you plug in your GPS or things will not go smoothly. It is also necessary to handle each disk more than once during installation.

    Which GPS do I like to use now when I go on automobile trips? The StreetPilot 26xx. Would I take it hiking or boating? No.

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