Need Go 520 Wifi help

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GO 520 Wifi
I changed the battery and somehow there's a slight break in the screen display ribbon cable. Now I have a device with no display but has power. Since I can no longer upgrade to a newer Tomtom model I stuck going with another brand of GPS. In planner I can see My Places. If I select DOWNLOAD YOUR DATA I get a UserData.json file.
How do I export/extract My Places to a GPX (Garmin) file? I'm assuming that's how My Places gets imported to a Garmin.
My POI list does not contain My Places.. I'm hoping there's a solution - thanks.
 
If you want to pick up another touch screen for your 520 (they're not all that expensive) they come with the flex cable attached. There are a couple of models that use the same touchscreen. The 520/620 are nice units. I'd be inclined to hang onto it.

I have no idea if this outfit is any good, but here's an example - one of many:

Garmin doesn't use *.gpx for their POI files. Like TomTom, they have their own proprietary format for those. There's a program called POIEdit that seems to be able to knock them back and forth easily enough. https://poiedit.com/
 
If you want to pick up another touch screen for your 520 (they're not all that expensive) they come with the flex cable attached. There are a couple of models that use the same touchscreen. The 520/620 are nice units. I'd be inclined to hang onto it.

I have no idea if this outfit is any good, but here's an example - one of many:

Garmin doesn't use *.gpx for their POI files. Like TomTom, they have their own proprietary format for those. There's a program called POIEdit that seems to be able to knock them back and forth easily enough. https://poiedit.com/
It looks like the poiedit doesn't handle json files. OV2 files are acceptable but I don't need my TomTom poi, need My Places.
 
Nothing uses *.json files as 'input' for POI files or favorites. They'll need to be extracted from the *.json file in a format recognizable by something.

There used to be a tool that turned interpreted the content of the TomTom *.json file (see thread here ... https://www.tomtomforums.com/thread...nd-later-again-reimport-it.33413/#post-198737 ) but it doesn't seem to work now with the current TomTom *.json file format - not even if you compress the TomTom *.json into a *.gz file.

Does anyone know whether that tool was ever updated on another site, or by another user?

Alternately, you can manually extract data from the *.json with a text editor, but that certainly wouldn't be fun if you have a lot of favorites.

The *.json file does start with all of your 'favorites' in the section "places", each with its own "id" entry. Here's an example of one. All you really need is the name and coordinate data. With this information, it's a bit of copy and paste, but you can directly create a *.gpi file (that's Garmins POI file) or *.gpx using any of several other tools designed for that task.

{
"id": "4946a33f-cf10-4210-a33a-ba2a8b14d2cb",
"createdAt": 1714254899092,
"createdBy": "tomtom_solaris_v2-1280202",
"createdByAppId": "TTM",
"createdByAppVersion": "3.70.1",
"modifiedAt": 1714254899483,
"navCloudFavouriteID": "3ee4fe2d-6d4a-4d80-96ed-f2ec804d89e1",
"type": "GENERIC",
"mapLocation": {
"pointLatLon": [
40.187904,
-105.129416
],
"locationInfo": {
"point": [
40.187904,
-105.129416
],
"externalID": "a4nw4lFd6W1r4So_ULr3bg",
"provider": "TOM_TOM",
"type": "ADDRESS",
"customName": "Safeway",
"formattedAddress": "1632 Hover Street, Longmont, CO 80501",
"street": "Hover Street",
"houseNumber": "1632",
"postCode": "80501",
"countryISO3": "USA"
}
}
}

 
@canderson

I alerted the author of the TomTomPOI tool that TomTom has changed something again!

He confirmed the download data is a json file with the extension json, not packed as before. He will have a look at it, but it might take a little while because he has to install his toolchain on a new computer.


Ps: I recently found the “Tyre” program has similar abilities ( need to connect device and also supply log in details of MyDrive ) and you can download Tomtom favourite places and save them as an *.ov2 file .

– I am not fully familiar with “Tyre” so would need to spend some time to work out a procedure how best to transfer / export to a Garmin etc.

Tyre (I am using using the 64 bit Windows version 9.19)
 
The author of the TomTomPOI tool has released V0.9.7 New tool chain
- which supports the new data format from plan.tomtom.com :)
 

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