Link custom POI into built-in POI

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    Timon

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    I thought there was a way to link your own POI back into built-in categories. I've been searching the site but can't seem to find it again. Is there a way to do this or was I just dreaming?
     
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    Yes, there is. Keep in mind, tho, that when you link these into existing POI categories, you will NOT have your custom category available when you are on the road. For example, if your custom POI is Wendys and you want to link it to Restaurants, only the Restaurants category will show up on your TomTom's Category selection. This means if you are on the road and find a new Wendys, you cannot add this new POI to the Wendys category 'on the fly' because it won't exist as a selection.


    Follow these instructions:
    1) Create a text file with the exact name of your *.ov2 file and with the extension *.inf
    ---> For example: Wendys.inf
    2) Open the file with notepad and follow these key strokes:
    ---> [ENTER]
    ---> [ENTER]
    ---> [ENTER]
    ---> *7315

    NOTE: There are 3 blank lines and then the number associated with the category you want to marry the POI to (don't forget the asterisk)

    Here is a list of POI categories and their corresponding number association:
    Airport 7383
    Amusement Park 9902
    Beach 9357
    Camping Ground 7360
    Car Dealer 9910
    Car Repair Facility 7310
    Cash Dispenser 7397
    Casino 7341
    Church 9906
    Cinema 7342
    City Center 7379
    College University 7377
    Company 9352
    Concert Hall 9367
    Convention Centre 9377
    Courthouse 9363
    Cultural Center 7319
    Dentist 9374
    Doctor 9373
    Embassy 7365
    Exhibition Center 7385
    Ferry Terminal 7352
    Frontier Crossing 7366
    Golf Course 9911
    Government Office 7367
    Hospital Polyclinic 7321
    Hotel/Motel 7314
    Ice Skating Ring 9360
    Leisure Centre 9378
    Library 9913
    mountain Pass 9935
    mountain Peak 9364
    museum 7317
    Nightlife 9379
    Open Parking 7369
    Opera 9365
    Park and Recreation Area 9362
    Parking Garage 7313
    Petrol Station 7311
    Pharmacy 7326
    Place of Worship 7339
    Police Station 7322
    Post Office 7324
    Railway Station 7380
    Rent Car Facility 7312
    Rent Car Parking 9930
    Rest Area 7395
    Restaurant 7315
    scenic/Panoramic View 7337
    shop 9361
    shopping Center 7373
    sports Centre 7320
    stadium 7374
    swimming Pool 7338
    Tennis Court 9369
    Theatre 7318
    Tourist Attraction 7376
    Tourist Information Office 7316
    Veterinarian 9375
    Water Sport 9371
    Winery 7349
    yacht Basi 9380
    Zoo 9927
     
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    Thank you, I guess I was not dreaming:D
     
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    I've been looking for this forever. Thanks!!!
     
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    tomtom Places of worship is very lame

    I don't know where you think that your TomTom is going to be used but if it's being used in the United States it should include Christian churches . I am taking my tomtom back to costco and changing it in for a garmin.
     
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    Destinations should be announced right or left

    I used a garmin for a couple of days and then I thought I would try at TomTom I'm very disappointed in it because it does not announce your destination on the right or left it just says you have arrived at your destination. C'mon Tom Tom get up with the 21st century . Garmin can do it why can't you
     
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    Timon

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    Not true at least on the GO920. It does not say which side but it points to the correct side for me.
     
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    The POI's on the 910 show practically every church in my home area and they are nearly all Christian churches. And as posted already my unit also indicates the side of the road but does not announce it.
     
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