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



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 been trialing methods to present a video tutorial, and after many itterations we have arrived at our first effort for TomTom devices. Hopefully this will help by taking you through the installation in a step by step process explaining each step as we go.


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Posted by MikeB on Wed Dec 31, 2008 7:01 pm Reply with quote

Our Traditional written guide to install the PocketGPSWorld.com Speed Camera database can be viewed by clicking here.


Mike Barrett
Editor, PocketGPSWorld.com

 
Posted by RATOM on Thu Jan 01, 2009 11:56 am Reply with quote

Hi Mike

Have a fab new year....This is great stuff...many beginners have quite often posed this question and now they can see how easy it is to use pkgs database...

Maybe a clip or two on how to *update* the database, once you have already installed it, would have been still more useful. As I understand, it is the same method, although it does not mention the words update...and each time you download the update file, it gives you a new name, which might confuse some and lead them into thinking if they are downloading the udate or something new. Or maybe, the release date could be added at the end of the file to make things crystle clear.

But still this is a wonderful stuff and will benefit many a user.

best

RATOM


 
Posted by theloft on Thu Jan 01, 2009 7:24 pm Reply with quote

I will be subscribing shortly and downloading the Speed Camera Database. I heartily endorse the views of RATOM about this video, what a good tutorial for aged beginners like me. Can't wait for the Voice download tutorial as I would much prefer a voice warning, rather than the beeps. Great Stuff.


 
Posted by Darren on Fri Jan 02, 2009 9:13 pm Reply with quote

I've moved the posts discussing the Newsletter Video links here as they are OT for this thread.


Darren Griffin - Editor

 
Posted by Andy_P on Fri Jan 02, 2009 10:00 pm Reply with quote

Dear Mike,
I cannot install your database because my on-screen keyboard has qwertyuiop along the top, not abcde...
Can I have my money back?

Wink


"Settling in nicely" ;-)

 
Posted by TheOddjobMan on Fri Jan 02, 2009 10:20 pm Reply with quote

Cool Nice video! Concur about updating mention by Ratom. look forward to the next video. You might include something about any differences between x10, x20 and x30 etc.


 
Posted by bazzabm on Fri Jan 02, 2009 10:54 pm Reply with quote

Hi Mike

I have recently subscribed and managed to download the new UK consolidated by type database and update my TomTom GO One Europe.
I am still not sure how to update the rest of Europe as there is only a Western_Europe directory that has the pocketgps_uk files in it but presumably I need the EUR-consolidated by type files as well to cover trips to the continent.

The new video is excellent, and I look forward to further ones showing how to update EUR files and POI's as well.

In the meantime where can I get help on these matters please?

Smile


 
Posted by covelord on Fri Jan 02, 2009 11:27 pm Reply with quote

bazzabm Wrote:
Hi Mike

. . . .
I am still not sure how to update the rest of Europe as there is only a Western_Europe directory that has the pocketgps_uk files in it but presumably I need the EUR-consolidated by type files as well to cover trips to the continent . . . .

Smile


I would appreciate info re: euro files

Thanks

covelord


TT Go 920

 
Posted by Oldboy on Sat Jan 03, 2009 7:16 am Reply with quote

bazzabm Wrote:
I am still not sure how to update the rest of Europe as there is only a Western_Europe directory that has the pocketgps_uk files in it but presumably I need the EUR-consolidated by type files as well to cover trips to the continent.

The new video is excellent, and I look forward to further ones showing how to update EUR files and POI's as well.
To install the EUR Files the process is the same. The Files have different names so will not overwrite each other.

You can use EUR Consolidated or Speed Zoned. It makes no difference, as long as you don't exceed the maximum number of POI Categories (OV2 Files) that are allowed in the Folder.

POIs, that are not Camera related, are handled in the same way, but there is no need to set up the Warn When Near function.


Richard

TT 910 V7.903 (9183/081205) OS:2344
Europe version 1045.10005
TT Via 135 App 12.075
Western Europe v1095

 
Posted by JThrussell on Sat Jan 03, 2009 11:35 am Reply with quote

great video - only missing the vital first step to state you need to login to PocketGPSworld first ! (Although you do mention it much later on).


 
Posted by bazzabm on Sat Jan 03, 2009 9:51 pm Reply with quote

Quote:
You can use EUR Consolidated or Speed Zoned. It makes no difference, as long as you don't exceed the maximum number of POI Categories (OV2 Files) that are allowed in the Folder.

POIs, that are not Camera related, are handled in the same way, but there is no need to set up the Warn When Near function.


Hi Oldboy

Thanks for your reply, but I am still confused. I used my Tom Tom in France last year and therefore expected to see either a separate directory for the EUR files, or to see the existing ones in the Western_Europe one.

Are you saying that I can copy the EUR files (and the POI's) into the Western_Europe directory? If so, where are the original EUR files located?

Lastly, when you say the maximum number of files allowed, is this determined by the size of the memory card? and if so, can I replace the card with a larger capacity card?,

Very Happy


 
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