Step 2 - Edit POI
The next window shows the hierarchy of the POI menu, arranged by manufacturer.
There are usually multiple language menus on a navigation disk.
Non-English users should select the language they wish to edit, then click the
"Default" button to make this the default language of the map. Custom POI
will not be visible if the default language of the map does not match the
language coded into the navigation computer.
The "National Importance" group is not usually used, but still needs
to be retained as an empty placeholder (probably because of
hard-coding in the Navigation software).
Click on the + or - signs to expand or collapse the menu tree. Alternatively
double-click on a node to open it.
POI categories will appear in the same hierarchy and with the same icons that
you see on your navigation computer.
You can make changes below manufacturer level only - this is a safety feature
to prevent you making the CD/DVD unusable.
The following example demonstrates how to create a new menu for
speed cameras, and how to add a new POI category for all types of speed cameras.
Right-click at the point in the menu where you want your new menu to appear,
then select "Add Menu".
Type the name of the new menu item:
Right-click on the new "Speed Cameras" menu and select "Add POI
Category" as follows:
At this point, a new blank POI form will appear. Click on the "Import"
button to import new POI data from an external file.
In this example, speed camera information download from
in TomTom OV2 format is being used. The
PGPSW-gps_uk_sc.ov2 file contains all classes of speed cameras in one
The associated icon file, PGPSW-gps_uk_sc.bmp
will automatically be imported too if it exists in the same directory.
Note: The KML, OV2 or GPX file formats should be preferred to text-based ASC or CSV files as
the latter formats are very loosely defined and therefore more prone to error.
See Importing From a Text File for further
information about importing from a text file (e.g. *.txt, *.asc or *.csv)
After importing the data file, you can optionally browse for a header image
to use for
the search form. (The best dimensions for this image are 55x360 pixels)
Here is an example after the header image has been imported:
Right-click on any individual POI for more editing options:
Saving the New POI
Click OK to save the new POI data, which should then appear in the menu with
its new icon:
Click "Next" to go to Step 3