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Speed Camera Database Installation Guide:
TOMTOM Navigator 5, 6 & 7
Updated 20th Feb 2009

 

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Installation and Configuration of the Speed Camera Database:
TomTom Navigator 5, 6 & 7.

 

Introduction

This is intended as an instruction on how to install POIs (especially the PocketGPSWorld camera database) onto TomTom Navigator , 6 & 7. If you wish to use the PocketGPSWorld camera database, then you are advised to read the beginner’s guide to the PocketGPSWorld camera database before you continue.

 

A Points of Interest (POI) database consists of:

  1. A file with extension .OV2 (e.g. pocketgps_uk_gatso_30.ov2)
  2. A companion file with extension .BMP (e.g. pocketgps_uk_gatso_30.bmp)

Back up before you continue
As a precaution, before you make any changes to your set-up (e.g. add POIs etc) then please ensure that you have a viable backup of your system and of your storage card. Sprite Backup Pocket PC Edition is recommended for backing up your PocketPC to your storage card. You can then copy the entire contents of your storage card to a folder on your PC.

 

Step 1. Download the POI file
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. Unzip the contents.

 

Step 2. Connect your PocketPC to your PC
Shutdown TomTom Navigator (if it is still running).
Place your PocketPC in its cradle to connect your PocketPC to your PC. Ensure that Microsoft ActiveSync starts and that your PocketPC is "synchronized".

 

Step 3. Copy the POI files from your PC
Go to the directory on the local hard drive of your PC where you stored or downloaded the unzipped POI database files (.OV2 and optionally .BMP files). Select and copy the POI database files.
You must copy the (.OV2 and .BMP) files - do NOT copy the folders.

 

Step 4. Copy the POI files to your PocketPC
Ensure that your storage card is "unlocked".
Then go to the map folder on your PocketPC, for example the folder "Great_Britain_Plus-Map"; and "paste" the POI files into this folder.

The POI files are now successfully copied to this folder. You are ready to use your new POIs in TomTom Navigator.

 

Step 5. Display POIs in TomTom Navigator
Finally, to enable POIs in TomTom Navigator 5 and 6, start TomTom Navigator and select the POIs in your POI categories:

Change Preferences | Manage (or Maintain) POI | Enable / Disable POI
Select POI

They now are displayed on your TomTom Navigator screen in both 3D maps and 2D maps.
Even if you do not display POIs on screen, you can now "navigate to" your Poi’s, find POIs near your location, etc.

 

Step 6. Set up Proximity Alerts (optional)

  1. Change Preferences | Manage (or Maintain) POI | Warn when near POI
  2. Select each POI in turn,
  3. Select the distance for warning
  4. Select the warning sound.
    • (NB sub-step 4 is obsolete if you're using .ogg files)
  5. Uncheck the "Warn only if POI is on route" box
  6. Repeat until all POIs are set up to warn.

NB. If you check the "Warn only if POI is on route" box, then you will not be warned of POIs that you approach if:

  1. The POIs are slightly away from the road.
  2. You have no destination and therefore no route planned.

Troubleshooting:

  • The .OV2 file is not in the same directory as the map: see step 4.
  • The .OV2 file does not contain any POI data, or at least no POIs within the borders of the map.
  • Shutdown and restart TomTom Navigator, alternatively soft rest the PocketPC and then start TomTom Navigator.

Miscellaneous

If you wish to use spoken alerts (instead of the default beeps) on your copy of TomTom Navigator 5, then your can use the free PocketGPSWorld voices. The article can be found here. Please read it carefully before you start and ensure that you have a viable backup of your set-up (via Sprite Backup) and also a viable backup of your storage card (on a folder in your PC) in case anything goes wrong.

 

If you have TomTom Navigator version 5.100, 5.210, or any 6.xxx then you can use .ogg files for a better sound and/or voice warning. Please see the here for further information.

 

 

 

 

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