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Speed Camera Database Installation Guide:
TomTom GO 910, x20, x30, x40 & x50 Models
Updated 15th September 2010

Click here to go to the PocketGPSWorld Speed Camera Database

 

 

X10 x20 x50

 

Applies to following models:
TomTom GO 910, x20 (520, 720, 920), x30 (530, 730, 930), x40 (540, 740, 940) & x50 (550, 750, 950) models.


Firstly you need to be a subscribed member of the PocketGPSWorld site, please see here for information with respect to joining the site.

1. Once subscribed you will be able to access the Speed Camera Download Section of the site and you will be presented with a screen that looks like this:

 

Database download choose

 

From the Drop down (or pop-up in this case) box labeled "SatNav System" select "TomTom OV2"

 

Database select

 

Then press continue.

 

TomTom Continue


2. The next page of the download sequence will appear as thus:

 

Database select

 

There are a number of options to select from in the "Camera Selections" drop down box:

 

UK-Single file with all cameras

Use this option if you want to minimise the number of custom POI's loaded onto your device.

 

UK-Consolidated by type

Contains one file per camera type. Use this option if you want to discern between the different types of camera.

 

UK-Speed Zoned Complete

Use this option for the most comprehensive installation, capable of warning the driver of the camera type and the speed limit of the camera.

 


Note: From this point on the write-up will assume you are using the UK Speed Zoned option. All other options can be installed in the same way but you will see less files using the other downloads.

 

What are the other files?

 

EUR:
European Cameras
AUS/NZ: Australia Cameras
AFRICA: South African Cameras
USA: United States Cameras
ASIA: Hong Kong Cameras
CANADA: Canadian Cameras


3. Once you have decided on which database type you want press the "Download Database" button. If you use Internet Explorer you may have to click on the default security warning to accept the download of the file, then click Save:

 

IE Security

 

 

 

File Download

 

Click the "Save" button


Save As

 

Save the file to a known location on your PC as above (remember where you saved them).


Once the download is complete:

 

Download complete

 

You should now click the "Open" button or if you do not see the above window, locate the downloaded file on your PC via Explorer, right-click and select "Extract All":

 

Extract .zip



4. This will launch WinZip if installed, if noyt then XP or Vista will launch the Compressed Folders Extraction Wizard.

Select all the files and press the "Extract" button at the top, where "Extract files from the archive" is highlighted in yellow on this screen capture.

 

Explorer

You now need to specify where you actually want to place the files, the simplest way is to dock your TomTom Go to the PC, switch it on and press connect to PC when prompted by the device.

 

Extract Dialogue

 

It is now possible to expand the "Extract to" box, locate the icon with the image of the TomTom Go and expand it. In the image above this is drive (F: ), but note this drive letter will change dependent upon the number of drives fitted into the PC. Scroll down the contents of the TomTom device and click the map folder (the name will depend on the map you use, i.e. Western_Europe, Western_Central_Europe, United_Kingdom_and_Republic_of_Ireland etc).

Press the "Extract" button, when this part is complete the files are loaded onto the TomTom device, from this point on the guide uses just the TomTom screen.



5. Please use the TomTom unit directly for this as the TomTom Home software on the PC only allows access to certain configuration options, to do the following un-dock the TomTom from the PC.

Fire up the unit but do not connect to the computer. It is possible to do this whilst powered from the PC but NOT controlled by it.

 

Man Menu 1

 

Tap the screen then select

"Change Preferences"

 

Preferences 1

 

Tap the Arrow Right icon to get to page two as shown below:

 

Preferences 2

 

Select "Manage POI"

 

Manage POIs

 

Select "Warn when near POI"

 

POI Category

 

You need to use the up/ down arrows to locate the Pocketgps POIs, once you find one select it by tapping it in the list. Note if you have installed the Speed Zoned set you might want to cross them off the list at the end of this guide, it can get confusing if not.

 


warn when closer than ...

 

Set your Warning distance, this can be altered to reflect time in seconds by some simple mathematics,

A guide table with suggested settings is provided here:

 

10 seconds
15 seconds
20 seconds
25 seconds
30 seconds
20 MPH
98 yards
147 yards
196 yards
244 yards
294 yards
30 MPH
147 yards
220 yards
293 yards
367 yards
440 yards
40 MPH
195 yards
293 yards
391 yards
489 yards
586 yards
50 MPH
244 yards
367 yards
489 yards
611 yards
783 yards
60 MPH
293 yards
440 yards
586 yards
733 yards
880 yards
70 MPH
342 yards
513 yards
684 yards
855 yards
1027 yards

 

For Mobile locations we recommend the following distances are used:

 

Distance
20 MPH
400 yards
30 MPH
600 yards
40 MPH
800 yards
50 MPH
1000 yards
60 MPH
70 MPH

 


Here you can choose your preference for alert. You can choose from one of the pre-installed beeps and boings by selecting 'Sound effect' or alternatively use the Text To Speech capability of the device by selecting 'Type in your own warning'.

 

Alternatively, you can use one of our .ogg file real voice packages. The download and instructions for these can be found here.

 

Select warning

 

 

Make your choice and continue. The options available will differ dependent on what option you chose.

 

Select Sound

 

At the end, you will see this screen, choose YES if happy, choose NO if you wish to return to the sound selection screen:

 

Is this the sound you want to select

 

The final set up screen:

 

wWarn only if POI is on route

 

If you select this and then use the device without setting a route you will get no warnings, setting it can reduce the number of "False" alarms, but not ticking the box is what you should do for simply driving around.

The choice is yours, personally I do not select this option and accept the odd false alarm.


Now go back to the start of the configuration and repeat this operation for each of the additional cameras you have loaded to the device.

 

Here is a quick guide to all the files you need to configure if using the fill SpeedZoned Set:

 

GATSO
20
MOBILE
20
SPECS
20
Redlight
GATSO
30
MOBILE
30
SPECS
30
GATSO
40
MOBILE
40
SPECS
40
GATSO
50
MOBILE
50
SPECS
50
GATSO
60
MOBILE
60
SPECS
60
GATSO
70
MOBILE
70
SPECS
70
GATSO
TBA
MOBILE
TBA
 
GATSO
VAR

 

Remember, tick off the list as you configure the device. this is a one off procedure, you do not need to repeat the warning configuration each time we release an update. For subsequent updates simple download the new file and copy across to the device (steps 1 -4 above).

 

Resources

PocketGPSWorld Real Voice Alerts www.pocketgpsworld.com/speed-camera-and-poi-voice-alerts.php
PocketGPSWorld Safety Camera Icons www.pocketgpsworld.com/speed-camera-icons.php
PocketGPSWorld Custom Cursors www.pocketgpsworld.com/tomtom-custom-cursors.php
PocketGPSWorld POI databases www.pocketgpsworld.com/modules.php?name=POIs




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