Gas station icons


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How come only the icon that comes up is for Shell gas stations. How do I get some others to show?
 
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no -- I didn't download anything regarding Shell and I can't find an ov2 for Shell either.
 
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That's what it is, m8.
Nothing we can do, just accept it.
I guess because only Shell has a partnership with Tomtom :)
 
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dhn,
what s/he mean was why only Shell icon shown in stocked POI Gas Station, there is no Exxon icon, no Mobil icon, no Hess icon, ...... so on......
 
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Yeah, sorta figured that .... :eek: :eek:

Think your reasoning as to why makes a great deal of sense, especially when one remembers that the home of BOTH TomTom AND Shell is Holland.
 
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sounds like a likely explanation.

How about this one -- how can I change the provided generic icon for all the other gas stations with a different generic icon?
 

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I do not think that is possible. I believe the code for associating icons with specific poi types is hard coded.

I think .......:eek:
 
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I get Shell, Chevron, 76, Texaco, Citgo and BP - off the top of my head

There are restaurant icons too... Wendy's, Subway, BK and some others that I can't think of since the only icons I have showing is Airport, Gas, Police and Fire.
 
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sounds like a likely explanation.

How about this one -- how can I change the provided generic icon for all the other gas stations with a different generic icon?
I don't think TT allows end-users manipulate its stock POIs, both info and icon.
However, you can create your own gas station POIs, called custom POIs.
The downside of it is you have to create multiple custom POIs if you want to have its logo attached as an icon, i.e, you would have each seperated file (.ov2) for each of different gas brand such Mobil, Exxon, .....
 
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I'm curious about the fact that if you look in your "Brand" folder you'll find an icon of a colored gas pump -- I'm wondering how that's supposed to be used?
 

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Let's say you dl a custom poi file for Brand X gas company and it doesn't have an associated .bmp. Well, you can take one of the .bmp's in the brand folder and rename it to match the .ov2 file and place both in the specific map folder. (case sensitive, etc.).

At this point, you're probably wondering how to tell what each numbered brand .bmp is without looking at each one. Good question! I don't know.:eek:

(I do know 7311_1.bmp is the Phillips 76 icon. Does that help? :( )
 
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When one looks at the brand folder for a map, you will see the icons for all the POI.DAT categories and they are grouped according to numbers: 7311 for service station chains, 7314 for motel chains etc. Here<s my old doc for it:
POI categories
Sorted Numerically:
7310 Car repair/garage
7311 Petrol station
7312 Car rental facility
7313 Parking garage
7314 Hotel/motel
7315 Restaurant
7316 Tourist information office
7317 Museum
7318 Theatre
7319 Cultural centre
7320 Sports centre
7321 Hospital/clinic
7322 Police station
7324 Post office
7326 Pharmacy
7337 Scenic/panoramic view
7338 Swimming pool
7339 Place of worship
7341 Casino
7342 Cinema
7349 Winery
7352 Ferry terminal
7360 Camping ground
7365 Embassy
7366 Border crossing
7367 Government Office
7369 Open Parking
7373 Shopping centre
7374 Stadium
7376 Tourist attraction
7377 College/university
7380 Railway station
7383 Airport
7385 Exhibition centre
7395 Rest area
7397 Cash dispenser
9352 Company
9357 Beach
9360 Ice skating rink
9361 Shop
9362 Park and recreation centre
9363 Law courts
9364 Mountain Peak
9365 Opera
9367 Concert hall
9369 Tennis court
9371 Water sports
9373 Doctor
9374 Dentist
9375 Veterinarian
9377 Convention centre
9378 Leisure centre
9379 Nightlife
9380 Marina/yacht basin
9800 Legal/solicitors
9801 Legal/other
9902 Amusement park
9906 Church
9910 Car dealership
9911 Golf course
9913 Library
9927 Zoo
9930 Rental car parking
9935 Mountain pass

I have not checked to see if it has been updated.
 

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Thanks for that, Gilbert. I knew the list existed but could not remember where.
 
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The point is how many icons associate with 7311 category or just Shell?
And can we add Mobil? Exxon? .... to it?
 
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The point is how many icons associate with 7311 category or just Shell?
And can we add Mobil? Exxon? .... to it?
In the BRAND subfolder. I have 7311_1 thru 7311-7 meaning 7 different gaz companies with their individual icon. If you wish to add more, many are available from various POI sites that often have the specific TT format for them and all you need to do is put them (xx.ov2 and matching xx.bmp) in your map folder. When you restart your TT, you should be able to look for them.
 

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