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PocketGPSWorld.com POICapture utility for TomTom PDA Date 26th November 2005

NOTE: Owing to TomTom's withdrawal of SDK Support, POICapture IS NOT supported on devices running v7 firmware or later.

 

If your device came supplied with v7 (or later) or has been upgraded to v7(or later) then you SHOULD NOT install POICapture.

 

Overview

POICapture is a TomTom Navigator software add on to enable the easy capture and submission of Safety Cameras to be added to the PocketGPSWorld.com Safety Camera Database.

 

These are the installation instructions for the POICapture software add on for TomTom Navigator PDA. This includes all Windows PDA versions. NOTE: The Palm OS PDA systems are not supported.

 

Click here if you are looking for the TomTom GO version of the software.

 

Please note that this software has only been tested on TomTom Navigator Versions 5.10 and 5.20. Please check the discussion forum for further compatibility notes.

 

This page only describes the installation and configuration of the POICapture add on software. Click here for details of the operation and submission of the captured data.

PocketGPSWorld.com POICapture for TomTom GO

 

Caution, Warning, Disclaimer

The POICapture utility is not intended to be used by the driver of a vehicle whilst it is in motion. The operator of a vehicle is responsible at all times for the safe and legal use of the vehicle. Please either ensure that a passenger operates the application whilst the vehicle is moving or that the car is stationary in a place safe to stop before operating the application.

 

To use this application you absolve PocketGPSWorld.com of any and all liability for any damage or injury however caused.

 

License and Conditions

 

The PocketGPSWorld.com POICapture software can be distributed freely for non-commercial purposes worldwide.

 

Although this software is currently free for individual non-commercial use, it is not in the public domain and cannot be sold by any individuals or companies either online, e.g. commercial sites, personal sites or on portals such as eBay, or offline whether product packaged, on compilations or individually on CD, DVD or similar. It cannot be sublicensed, distributed, integrated or reproduced in any form.

 

Copyright © for PocketGPSWorld.com POICapture, all rights reserved Worldwide. Text, graphics, brand, indicia, code and data contained within and related to POICapture are owned by and the copyright of PocketGPSWorld.com and are protected by UK, US, EU and International Copyright Laws, and may not be copied, reprinted, published, translated, hosted, or otherwise distributed by any means without explicit permission.

 

Click Here for the full license details...

 

Which versions of TomTom can I use POI Capture with?
POICapture was written using the TomTom 5 SDK (Software Developer’s Kit). Therefore you must use POICapture only with a version of TomTom that supports applications written with the TomTom SDK.

 

The following are known to work: 5.10 and 5.20

 

Download Software

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TomTom Navigator 5

POICapture Add on for WM2003, SE, and WM5

 

Click to download

TomTom Navigator 5

POICapture Add on for Pocket PC 2002

 

Click to download EXPERIMENTAL

TomTom Navigator 6

POICapture Add on for WM2003, SE, and WM5

 

POICapture is FREE. All donations received go directly to the developer of POICapture to help with the continued support, development and updates.

Installation

Prior to installing please check that you are running the correct version of TomTom Navigator.

 

The steps to a successful installation are:

  1. Download the POICapture.CAB file and save it on a folder on your PC.
  2. Copy the POICapture.CAB file to the root of your storage card.
  3. Use the PocketPC File Explorer to run the POICapture.CAB file

The POICapture.CAB file will create the following folders, if the folders do not already exist:

  • My Pocket PC\TomTom\SdkRegistry
  • My Pocket PC\Program Files\POICapture

 

The POICapture.CAB file will then place the following files into the following folders:

 

My Pocket PC\TomTom\SdkRegistry

POICapture.bmp

POICapture.cap

TomTom.mnu

The TomTom.mnu is a custom menu for TomTom. The POI Capture TomTom.mnu is based closely on the standard menu. In the POI Capture TomTom.mnu, there is an extra (fourth) page in the main menu. The TomTom Traffic icon on page one has been replaced with the POI Capture icon. The fourth page has the TomTom Traffic icon and other useful icons.

 

NB if you are already using a custom menu, the installation process for POI Capture will not over write it, i.e. this only installs if no TomTom.mnu exists. So if you want it, make sure that you erase the existing one TomTom.mnu.

 

My Pocket PC\Program Files\POICapture

PocketGPScameras.bmp

POICapture.exe

 

Configuration

There are some configuration settings for the POICapture TomTom Navigator add on. these let you determine the default actions of the application.

 

Tapping the Preferences button on the “Select camera direction:” screen activates the configuration menu, but to get to that screen a POI type and Speed must be selected.

 

Three options are available on the configuration screen, Turn timer on/off, Clear cameras and Rotate screen.

 

The Start over button is used to return to the “Select POI type (1/2)” screen and the Cancel button returns to the Navigation screen. Using either of these exit routes will set the selected timer and screen options.

 

After tapping the Clear cameras button you will be asked to confirm that you want to delete all of the POI stored in the file ? Tap No if you want to keep the stored data, otherwise tap Yes. A status message will be flashed at the top of the navigation screen; this will either be ‘PocketGPScameras’ deleted or, if the file did not exist, Failed to delete … PocketGPScameras.ov2 where … is the path to map currently in use.

 

If the Rotate screen button is used then the equivalent TomTom Navigator button must also be used to synchronize the two displays. The Navigator button can be accessed using the following sequence of screen taps from the Main Menu 1 of 4 screen:

Change preferences >

Next screen >

Next screen >

Next screen >

Next screen >

Next screen >

Rotate screen.

 

Configuring a Hardware Button

A Pocket PC button can be defined to launch POI Capture when TomTom Navigator 5 is running. Use the sequence

Windows >

Settings >

Buttons

and select the hardware button to be used on the Program Buttons tab. Then in the box under Button assignment:, or its equivalent, select POI Capture from the drop-down list and finally tap OK.

 

The current position will be recorded when the button is pushed and the menu screens will be displayed for selection of the camera details.

 

The message TomTom Navigator not running - do you want to start it? is shown if the assigned hardware button is pressed before Navigator is running.

 

Uninstalling POICapture

If you want to uuninstall POICapture for any reason the you simple use the PPC built in commands as follows:

 

POI Capture can be uninstalled using the following sequence of taps:

Windows >

Settings >

System tab >

Remove Programs.

Tap, first on BeniSoft POIcapture and then on the Remove button.

 

The screen to the right will appear to inform you that not all of the files have been removed from the POI Capture folder. The file that causes this message to appear is POICapture.ini and this and the POICapture folder can be deleted using File Explorer on the device or via ActiveSync on a PC.

 

 

 

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License and Conditions

 

PocketGPSWorld.com POICapture User Agreement

 

User Agreement, Terms of Use, Cautions and Disclaimers

 

Use of PocketGPSWorld.com POICapture ("we", "us", "PocketGPSWorld.com"") constitutes acceptance of the PocketGPSWorld.com User Agreement ("the agreement") and Terms of Use ("terms"). The user ("you") represent that you have read and understood these terms and agree to be bound by them. The use of the software is deemed to be an agreement of these conditions.

 

The PocketGPSWorld.com POICapture software can be distributed freely for non-commercial purposes worldwide.

 

Although this software is currently free for individual non-commercial use, it is not in the public domain and cannot be sold by any individuals or companies either online, e.g. commercial sites, personal sites or on portals such as eBay, or offline whether product packaged, on compilations or individually on CD, DVD or similar.

It cannot be sublicensed, distributed, integrated or reproduced in any form.

 

Copyright © for PocketGPSWorld.com POICapture, all rights reserved Worldwide. Text, graphics, brand, indicia, code and data contained within and related to POICapture are owned by and the copyright of PocketGPSWorld.com and are protected by UK, US, EU and International Copyright Laws, and may not be copied, reprinted, published, translated, hosted, or otherwise distributed by any means without explicit permission.

 

POICapture is not allowed to be reproduced or offered for download on any website or in any application in part or in full without the prior written authorisation of PocketGPSWorld.com. No permission will be granted to companies, organisations, websites or authors who sell or charge for our software without a current license from PocketGPSWorld.com.

 

POICapture is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis. We shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages. This includes, without limitation and even if we are advised of the possibility thereof, any damages for loss of goodwill or any and all other commercial damages or losses including loss of profit, that result from the use of, or inability to use the software. The user agrees not to rely on any information obtained from the software and indemnifies us from mistakes, omissions, errors, interruptions, delays of service or performance, defects, harmful components, viruses and bugs, howsoever caused. It is the user's duty to execute anti-contamination or virus software and ensure that any information, if contaminated or infected, will not damage the user's information or system. The entire risk as to the use of the software is with the end user.

 

In order to use POICapture you must agree to be legally bound and to abide by the terms and to indemnify and hold PocketGPSWorld.com harmless from all alleged or actual damages, claims and expenses. This also includes, without limitation, legal costs and attorney's fees.

 

If a term, covenant, provision, or condition of this agreement becomes, or shall be held by any court of competent jurisdiction to be against public policy or illegal, all remaining provisions of this agreement shall remain in full force and effect and unaffected, impaired or invalidated by this decision. The invalidated item shall be modified by the parties to the full extent possible to carry out all the intentions and directives stated in this agreement.

 

Any such contract will be interpreted, construed and enforced in all respects in accordance with the laws of England, and you and PocketGPSWorld.com irrevocably submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts. This agreement is governed by English law and all disputes will be handled solely in the United Kingdom. English Courts will have jurisdiction in respect of it. You consent to such venue and jurisdiction. PocketGPSWorld.com controls and operates POICapture from its offices in the United Kingdom and makes no representations or warranties that its content or use is legal in other locations.

To use this application you absolve PocketGPSWorld.com of any and all liability for any damage or injury however caused.

 

We give no representation or warranty as to the accuracy of the software and we do not assume, and therefore disclaim, any liability for any loss or damage caused by errors or omissions.

 

Whilst it is not our intention to do so, PocketGPSWorld.com reserve the right to change its policies and terms at any time. Any such changes will be notified. Future availability and updates are subject to change or withdrawal without notice.

 

Very important: Never record camera details where it is not safe to do so. Do not use POICapture whilst the vehicle is in motion - this would be extremely dangerous to yourself and others. POICapture must only be used by passengers or by drivers when stationery and not in charge of the vehicle. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in full control of your vehicle and driving safely at all times. The operator of a vehicle is responsible at all times for the safe and legal use of the vehicle.

 

Please note these terms are additional to terms relating to the PocketGPSWorld.com Safety Camera Database which must be read in conjunction http://www.pocketgpsworld.com/uksafetycameras.php

 

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