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How do I create Extended Info POI files?

 
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piknik67
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:40 am    Post subject: How do I create Extended Info POI files? Reply with quote

I have a VIA 120 UK edition, just updated to ver 10.501.739168.74 (0) (2042, 9/8/2011), OS 714611. Part of the update description says:

"Extended information is now available for POIs, for example addresses, phone numbers, and photos."

How do I create these extended POI files?

Many thanks
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very few people outside TomTom know how to do this and those that do know seem to be sworn to secrecy.

I too would be very interested in knowing how to do this but I don't think that anyone will be able to help. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pcaouolte wrote:
Very few people outside TomTom know how to do this and those that do know seem to be sworn to secrecy.

I too would be very interested in knowing how to do this but I don't think that anyone will be able to help. Crying or Very sad


What! Interesting reply... guess I will give TomTom UK support a telephone call tomorrow and see what they say.

Why publicise a feature of the update --- that consumers can't use?

I have several custom PIO files that I've created and adding some of the extended info will be very usefull for them.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What you need is information on "Rich POI" format, not much exists and I am still not too sure whether TomTom have actually released the "Extended Makeov2" software that is needed to create the files, have a read through This Thread where there is a little bit of information on the subject - Mike
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

piknik67 wrote:
Why publicise a feature of the update --- that consumers can't use?

Consumers can use the feature. TomTom do provide rich POI information for you to use. What consumers can't do is create their own rich POI sets.
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