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Video Tutorial: Installing the PocketGPSWorld.com Speed Cameras on a Garmin SatNav

For some time now we have been trying to find ways to explain how to install and configure SatNavs in an easy to understand manner suitable for users of all skill levels. The written guides have evolved over the years and are very good, but sometimes just seeing how it is done is much easier.

We have produced a tutorial video for users with Garmin SatNavs who can use the Garmin POILoader software. Cick here to find out is your device is compatible. Hopefully this will help by taking you through the installation in a step by step process explaining each step as we go.

Click here for the online Garmin Speed Camera Installation guide or here for assistance in the Speed Camera forums.

Posted by MikeB on Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:45 am Reply with quote

When you see the section that shows the downloaded files in the folder your icons may be different to those shown on the video. This is because you may have different default programs to open the files. Don't worry this is quite normal.

Mike Barrett
Editor, PocketGPSWorld.com

Posted by eyeQue on Tue Apr 07, 2009 11:03 am Reply with quote

A brilliant addition to the website
Should help a great deal of new Garmin members.

Could you mention:-
All POIs go in the same file as the Speed cameras.
On downloading the updates they go into the same folder and 'overwrite' the previous database on the unit.
There are differences in the warnings/alerts on the different units that do not look the same as a Nuvi.
The alerts do not stay in view all the time on some units.

Please erase these comments if they are covered elsewhere and if you want samples of the alerts on the Colorado/Oregon please let me know.

Garmin Oregon 300 + Garmin iQue 3600
My Zoned Speed Camera Icons, available here.

Posted by robinb on Fri Jun 12, 2009 1:17 pm Reply with quote

Could I ask a question regarding the OLD data.

On my garmin 765t, the poi data is in the poi folder on the device.

file is called. poi.gpi

the files i upload to my gps can be speed.csv or redlight.csv

does the old data get erased at the time of update ?

what happens if I just update redlight.csv ?

is there a way i can delete all old data manually ?

is there anyway to check the data on the gps ?


Posted by PaulB2005 on Fri Jun 12, 2009 1:21 pm Reply with quote

does the old data get erased at the time of update ?

Yes. You must up send all the data you want on the unit each time.

what happens if I just update redlight.csv ?

If you just send the redlight.csv file with POILoader you'll have just the Redlight cameras loaded.

is there a way i can delete all old data manually ?

Delete the POI.GPI file

is there anyway to check the data on the gps ?

Browse the map at a high zoom level or check under Where to?, Extras, Custom POIs

Posted by borgmaster on Wed Sep 09, 2009 1:24 pm Reply with quote

A couple of questions from a convert from Tom Tom to a 255W.

I have downloaded poiloader and managed to add some other poi`s. The video suggests putting the database onto the Garmin device so uses the express method of doing this, I assume its overwriting Garmins own camera database so no need to enable proximity setting. However I intend to add the camera database to a sd card. Do I have to use the manual method and enable the proximity warning for each type of camera?

Also if I successfully load the database onto a card with proximity warnings enabled. Can I leave the Garmin camera database enabled? Or is it best to disable the Garmin cameras?

nuvi 255WT

Posted by MaFt on Wed Sep 09, 2009 2:28 pm Reply with quote

the speed cam database from PGSPW does NOT overwrite the garmin one. the garmin one will be called cyclops.gpi and poi loader only creates poi.gpi. as for proximity alerts there are only 2 options to select: garmin/cyclops database and custom pois. just make sure 'custom pois' is turned on for warnings. it's up to you whether you want to use garmins as well but some sites will give duplicate warnings. although it's good to use as a comparison if you wanted to.

hope that helps


Posted by borgmaster on Wed Sep 09, 2009 4:50 pm Reply with quote

Thanks for that Maft. You still didn`t answer whether when I load the database onto the card do I use express or manual on the poiloader? If I use express does that automatically enable the warnings?

nuvi 255WT

Posted by PaulB2005 on Wed Sep 09, 2009 5:11 pm Reply with quote

Yes. Always use the Express method.

Posted by sivermachine on Fri Sep 18, 2009 11:55 am Reply with quote

Hi,first time on this forum. I have a Garmin 760, i am off to Spain next month, i have ordered the Garmin Satnav card and i want to put the speed cameras onto the unit. If try to add them to the UK list it says "only32 POIs' are allowed". I tried putting them on the SD card and i cant see them. If i try using POI loader to the SD card it still says "only 32 Pois' allowed"

Any thoughts appart from stripping the UK ones off for the hoilday.


Posted by westentertainer on Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:49 pm Reply with quote

thanks where can i find the video on voice warning instructions as stated in camera video?

Posted by Nas on Sat Jan 02, 2010 12:35 am Reply with quote

westentertainer Wrote:
thanks where can i find the video on voice warning instructions as stated in camera video?

I Also would like see the video on voice files being made Smile

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