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Churches are not loaded as POI's. on my ONE XL-S It usuall will not recognize any church a.k.a. place of worship, even if I enter the name. Please help!!

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  • ghelfer Apr 07, 2008

    This GPS is a Tom Tom.

  • ghelfer Apr 07, 2008

    I tried what was suggested prior to contacting you.

  • ghelfer Apr 13, 2008

    not sure what else I can tell you. the unit does not have 'churches' loaded as POI's

  • ghelfer Apr 13, 2008

    Tom Tom ONE XLS is a factory sealed unit. Battery is not accessible without voiding warranty.

  • ghelfer Apr 13, 2008

    not churches, even if I put in the name or address they are not found.

  • ghelfer Apr 13, 2008

    Ser71 You replied to me..."The Points of Interest (POI) database consists of two files: An OV2 file, which contains the POI's information and a BMP file."

    How do I access these POI's? The icon/symbols you have on these 5 steps or (boxes with a red X inside) do not do anything and/or are not linked.?

  • Anonymous Sep 14, 2008

    how do i access poi's

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Are the point of interest files loaded and can you find any points of interest in the gps?

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The Points of Interest (POI) database consists of two files:
An OV2 file, which contains the POI's information Churches are not loaded as - ov2.jpg A BMP logo of the POI (optional) bmp.jpg
Step 1: Download and unzip the POI file.

1. Download the POI zip file. Save the file on your computer by selecting “save” when prompted. Save the file in a place where you can easily find it again for step 3 of the installation (e.g. on your Desktop or in My Documents)
2. Unzip the POI file by right-clicking the file and selecting Extract All..
extractall.jpg

  • This will run the Extraction Wizard. Choose Churches are not loaded as - extractw1.jpg>
extractw1.jpg
  • Click on Browse... and choose a location on your computer where you want to eChurches are not loaded as - extractw2.jpgles. Click Next.
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  • Once the files have been extracted, choose Finish to view the files.


Step 2. Connect your TomTom to your PC

Connect your TomTom to your PC using the USB data cable or dock. When prompted iChurches are not loaded as - connectconfirm-navcore7.jpgthe computer, tap on YES.
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Step 3. Copy the POI files from your PC

1. Go to the directory on the local hard drive of your PC where you extractedChurches are not loaded as - copy.jpges in Step 1.
2. Highlight these files then right-click them and choose Copy.

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Step 4. Copy the POI files to your TomTom

1. Go to mycomputer.jpg.
2. Double-click your TomTom unChurches are not loaded as - na.jpg>Devices with Removable Storage
tomtom.jpg.
Churches are not loaded as - paste.jpg Then go to the map directory, for example the folder na.jpg.

4. Righ-click and Paste the POI files into this folder.
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5. Right-click your TomTom device and choose Eject before removing it from the USB cable or dock.


You can now use the new POI on your TomTom device via Navigate to... > Point of Interest.

Posted on Apr 07, 2008

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HI,

Did you try updating the firmware?If not please do that and also try to do a reset.By removing the battery for 10min and then pu it back..

Goodluck,
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  • Priya darshan Apr 07, 2008

    what about a reset then?And can you please give me the model no. also..

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Hi friend

can u explain it brif so i can expalin u & give u a rigt solution of ur problem

Posted on Apr 07, 2008

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Some Tomtoms can use latitude and longitude coordinates. They refer, of course, to points on the map.
To use coordinates on some tomtoms you tap the Browse Map option. A general Map of the route is displayed. The screen has three buttons at the bottom
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If you use one the PNG custom symbols you must first convert it to RGB format then you must use the background color that the Garmin Routes use that is HEX #FF00FF (RGB 255,0,255)

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