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TomTom 510 Camera Database (Probably same old questions)

 
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tanda
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, First of all, have a read through this, everything you need to know is there.

http://www.pocketgpsworld.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=50045

If I were you, get a 512mb card, (fast read), if its only for the UK, copy everything to the new card, download the database, set it all up, and away you go.
You don't need any softwear, just download the database, the OV2 version, and thats it. The single file will warn you of "A" speed camera ahead, The consolidated will warn you of a "Gatso camera", or "Mobile camera" etc, The speed zoned will warn you of a Gatso camera at 60 mph", etc, so the speed zoned is the best to use, and also look at the voice warnings. Once it's all set up, when you update the database, the settings will stay the same, so you only do it once.
The best way to get rid of the TomTom database, is to connect your TomTom up to TomTom HOME, and delete through there.
One word of warning, BEFORE deleteing anything, or adding anything, do a FULL windows explorer backup, incase you muck anything up. How to do everything is in the link above.
Finally, towards the bottom of this link

http://www.pocketgpsworld.com/uksafetycameras-tomtom-go-910.php

is a time/distance chart you may find usefull when setting up your warnings, I would double the stated distances for the mobile sites as they can spot you from quite a distance away.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes it looks like you have a 256MB card at the moment.

Question 1 (or 2 really!) - Anything over x50 or x60 read speed will be fine. Go for a decent brand like SanDisk or Kingston, not the cheapest you can find.
If you find a "branded" card for silly money (cheap) it's probably too good to be true.
***But you probably don't need one yet anyway (see Q2)...

Question 2 - the largest version of the PGPSW database (the speed-zoned version) only takes up 468 KB (479,902 bytes) - yes that's KILOBytes, it's tiny!
So you have plenty of room on your existing card if that's all you want to add (and don't forget you are going to remove the vaguely similar sized TomTom-supplied one as well).
Obviously if you wanted to start adding more maps then a bigger card is a must. In that case, any 2GB will work, and there are a few 4GB ones that will work but it must NOT be an "SDHC" type (most ARE SDHC).

Hope that helps...

EDIT - postscript: Just for info, although I mentioned "the largest version" of the speed cam database, it is only "largest" in terms of file sizes. The actual content is the same in all versions i.e. ALL the camera positions are logged in every version, it's just how they are divided up into different categories that accounts for the size differences.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even with the ogg files (voice warning) it is only 1.48Mb, so you can keep the card you have.

No point in buying a new card if you don't really need one
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 12:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I download the Tom Tom OV2, unzip it on my PC then copy all the files with Windows Explorer to the tomtom WE map folder
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 12:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your choice...
TomTom Home option - you install the files using Tomtom home
OV2 option - you install the files by copy and pasting into the map folder.

Generally the simpler and preferred method here is the OV2 option, so long as you are confident at moving files from one part of your PC to another using Windows Explorer.

Full instructions are in the FAQs HERE
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All the different versions of the Speed Camera database for the multitude of platforms supported are taken from the same master data, so Speed Zoned will contain the exact same data as Single file, its just how the files are presented that is different - Mike
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