Rider 550 poi's

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TomTom rider 550
I want to smash my tom tom rider 550, into little pieces.
I have had it for a number of years now,
And what I would really like to do is add simple poi's to it such as petrol stations and cafe's.
Doing a lot of touring this year and want to use it's full potential.
I have loaded the petrol stations from the device, but this only shows you some of them..
I am a simple old bloke with a bit of dementia creeping in,
Where do I get the poi's from.?
A reliable source..
How do I load them onto my pc, and then import them into an ov2 file is it.?
I phoned tom tom as I thought a couple of years ago, the bloke wanted to charge me £80 to do it remotely over the phone for me.
Didn't trust him so hung up the call..
This fear of being scammed has lived with me..🫤🫤
 
I phoned tom tom as I thought a couple of years ago, the bloke wanted to charge me £80 to do it remotely over the phone for me.
Didn't trust him so hung up the call..
This fear of being scammed has lived with me..🫤🫤
It was not Tomtom that you called so that the person would ask you for €80 to do it remotely.
 
Where do I get the poi's from.?
A reliable source..
How do I load them onto my pc, and then import them into an ov2 file is it.?


Give this site a try >> https://www.gps-data-team.com/poi/united_kingdom/

If you see something you like, get back to us and we'll explain how to use TomTom's MyDrive site to transfer POIs to your 550. Most use the MyDrive website that TomTom provides.

Alternately, you could read the 550 manual.

Here's how most do it, using the MyDrive web site provided by TomTom ( https://plan.tomtom.com ) where you set up an account. You need to use the same account name and password on your 550 to link them together.

Importing a community POI list
You can find collections of community POIs on the Internet and upload them to My Places using TomTom MyDrive in a web browser. A POI collection might contain, for example, campsites or restaurants for the area you are travelling in, and provides an easy way to select a location without the need to search for the location each time.

Tip: Some TomTom Navigation devices have POI lists pre-installed.

Your TomTom Rider uses .OV2 files for POI collections.

Note: Your TomTom Rider needs at least 400 MB free space before it can import .OV2 and .GPX files. If you see the message You need more space, make space available by deleting unwanted .OV2 or .GPX files using MyDrive, or deleting device content, for example delete a map you don't use.

To upload an .OV2 file to your TomTom Rider, do the following:
1. In a web browser, log in to your TomTom account.
2. Select POI Files in the My Places menu.
3. Select Import POI File and browse to your .OV2 file.

Tip: The name of the places list in My Places will be the same as the name of the .OV2 file. Edit the name of the file so that you can easily recognise it in My Places.

4. Make sure you are logged in to MyDrive on your TomTom Rider.
Your TomTom Rider syncs with your TomTom account and receives the new POI file.

Note: Some .OV2 files are large and can take a long time to upload. Make sure that you sync your TomTom Rider before you start driving.

5. Select My Places in the Main Menu.
Your new POI list is shown in the Places list.
6. Select your new POI list.
Your new POI list opens showing all the POIs in the list. Select the map view to see the POIs on the map.

Deleting a community POI list

You can only delete an uploaded POI list from your TomTom Rider using TomTom MyDrive in a web browser.
To delete a POI list, do the following:
1. In a web browser, log in to your TomTom account.
2. In the My Places menu, select POI Files .
3. Select the POI file you want to delete, then select Delete.
4. Make sure you are logged in to MyDrive on your TomTom Rider.
The POI list is removed from your My Places list.

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The Rider also apparently supports an additional interesting approach to this using a memory card, per the manual:

Using community POI lists
You can find collections of community POIs on the Internet and use them by saving them to a supported SD card that you insert in the device. A POI collection might contain, for example, campsites or restaurants for the area you are travelling in, and provides an easy way to select a location without the need to search for the location each time.

Tip: Some TomTom Navigation devices have POI lists pre-installed.

Your TomTom Rider uses .OV2 files for POI collections.
Using an .OV2 file on your TomTom Rider
1. Copy the .OV2 onto a supported SD card using a PC.
2. Select My Places in the Main Menu.
Your new POI list is shown in the Places list.
3. Select your new POI list.

Your new POI list opens showing all the POIs in the list.

Tip: To see more results, hide the keyboard or scroll down the results list.

Tip: You can switch between seeing the results on the map or in a list by selecting the list/map button:

4. Select a POI from the list, or select the map view to see the POIs on the map.
5. To plan a route to this destination, select Drive/Ride depending on which device you are using.

A route is planned and then guidance to your destination begins. As soon as you start driving, the guidance view is shown automatically.


Always show your POI list locations on the map
1. Select Appearance in the Settings menu.
2. Select Show POI lists on map.
You see a list of all the POI lists stored on your TomTom Rider.
3. Select the POI list that you always want to see on your map.
4. Select a symbol for your POI list.
5. Return to the map view.
6. Switch off your TomTom Rider completely, then switch it on again.

Your POI list locations are shown on the map with the symbol you selected.

Remove your POI list locations from the map
1. Select Appearance in the Settings menu.
2. Select Show POI lists on map.

You see a list of all the POI lists stored on your TomTom Rider.

3. Select the POI list that you want to remove from your map.

Tip: The POI list is marked with the symbol you selected.

4. Select Do not show.
5. Return to the map view.
6. Switch off your TomTom Rider completely, then switch it on again.

Your POI list locations have been removed from the map.
 
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Your TomTom Rider uses .OV2 files for POI collections.
Using an .OV2 file on your TomTom Rider
1. Copy the .OV2 onto a supported SD card using a PC.
2. Select My Places in the Main Menu.
Your new POI list is shown in the Places list.
No, I do not think so.
On the rider 550 it is possible to load an ITN or GPX route from the computer to the GPS or from an SD card to the GPS.

However, it is not possible to load an OV2 file with this method; you must do it with Mydrive.
 
Give this site a try >> https://www.gps-data-team.com/poi/united_kingdom/

If you see something you like, get back to us and we'll explain how to use TomTom's MyDrive site to transfer POIs to your 550. Most use the MyDrive website that TomTom provides.

Alternately, you could read the 550 manual.

Here's how most do it, using the MyDrive web site provided by TomTom ( https://plan.tomtom.com ) where you set up an account. You need to use the same account name and password on your 550 to link them together.

Importing a community POI list
You can find collections of community POIs on the Internet and upload them to My Places using TomTom MyDrive in a web browser. A POI collection might contain, for example, campsites or restaurants for the area you are travelling in, and provides an easy way to select a location without the need to search for the location each time.

Tip: Some TomTom Navigation devices have POI lists pre-installed.

Your TomTom Rider uses .OV2 files for POI collections.

Note: Your TomTom Rider needs at least 400 MB free space before it can import .OV2 and .GPX files. If you see the message You need more space, make space available by deleting unwanted .OV2 or .GPX files using MyDrive, or deleting device content, for example delete a map you don't use.

To upload an .OV2 file to your TomTom Rider, do the following:
1. In a web browser, log in to your TomTom account.
2. Select POI Files in the My Places menu.
3. Select Import POI File and browse to your .OV2 file.

Tip: The name of the places list in My Places will be the same as the name of the .OV2 file. Edit the name of the file so that you can easily recognise it in My Places.

4. Make sure you are logged in to MyDrive on your TomTom Rider.
Your TomTom Rider syncs with your TomTom account and receives the new POI file.

Note: Some .OV2 files are large and can take a long time to upload. Make sure that you sync your TomTom Rider before you start driving.

5. Select My Places in the Main Menu.
Your new POI list is shown in the Places list.
6. Select your new POI list.
Your new POI list opens showing all the POIs in the list. Select the map view to see the POIs on the map.

Deleting a community POI list
You can only delete an uploaded POI list from your TomTom Rider using TomTom MyDrive in a web browser.
To delete a POI list, do the following:
1. In a web browser, log in to your TomTom account.
2. In the My Places menu, select POI Files .
3. Select the POI file you want to delete, then select Delete.
4. Make sure you are logged in to MyDrive on your TomTom Rider.
The POI list is removed from your My Places list.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The Rider also apparently supports an additional interesting approach to this using a memory card, per the manual:

Using community POI lists
You can find collections of community POIs on the Internet and use them by saving them to a supported SD card that you insert in the device. A POI collection might contain, for example, campsites or restaurants for the area you are travelling in, and provides an easy way to select a location without the need to search for the location each time.

Tip: Some TomTom Navigation devices have POI lists pre-installed.

Your TomTom Rider uses .OV2 files for POI collections.
Using an .OV2 file on your TomTom Rider
1. Copy the .OV2 onto a supported SD card using a PC.
2. Select My Places in the Main Menu.
Your new POI list is shown in the Places list.
3. Select your new POI list.

Your new POI list opens showing all the POIs in the list.

Tip: To see more results, hide the keyboard or scroll down the results list.

Tip: You can switch between seeing the results on the map or in a list by selecting the list/map button:

4. Select a POI from the list, or select the map view to see the POIs on the map.
5. To plan a route to this destination, select Drive/Ride depending on which device you are using.

A route is planned and then guidance to your destination begins. As soon as you start driving, the guidance view is shown automatically.


Always show your POI list locations on the map
1. Select Appearance in the Settings menu.
2. Select Show POI lists on map.
You see a list of all the POI lists stored on your TomTom Rider.
3. Select the POI list that you always want to see on your map.
4. Select a symbol for your POI list.
5. Return to the map view.
6. Switch off your TomTom Rider completely, then switch it on again.

Your POI list locations are shown on the map with the symbol you selected.

Remove your POI list locations from the map
1. Select Appearance in the Settings menu.
2. Select Show POI lists on map.

You see a list of all the POI lists stored on your TomTom Rider.

3. Select the POI list that you want to remove from your map.

Tip: The POI list is marked with the symbol you selected.

4. Select Do not show.
5. Return to the map view.
6. Switch off your TomTom Rider completely, then switch it on again.

Your POI list locations have been removed from the map.
many thanks for your reply, hopefully this will work for me.🤞🤞
I’m working late till the weekend, so will give it a go then..👍👍
 
No, I do not think so.
On the rider 550 it is possible to load an ITN or GPX route from the computer to the GPS or from an SD card to the GPS.

However, it is not possible to load an OV2 file with this method; you must do it with Mydrive.
Don't take my word for it. I thought it unusual, too - copied it verbatim from the TT 50/500/550 manual. Odder still, there are two different Rider manuals whose cover page shows version "18.2". I downloaded the other one a couple of years ago, and it does NOT mention this method.

If they weren't both too big, I'd upload them side by side here so you could compare them.

The one you can find currently on TT's site https://help.tomtom.com/hc/en-gb/articles/360014295100-RIDER-50-500-550-User-Manual is the one that explains the technique I mentioned. I'd never heard of it before.

You will find the instructions I mention on page 165 if you download the English (UK) manual found at the above link. I have a different version (?!?) of the v 18.2 manual that doesn't mention this at all.

If that technique is not valid, TomTom needs to clean up the 50/500/550 Rider manual that they've posted.

We'd need some folks who own a 550 to confirm whether or not this feature ever worked (or still works) 'as advertised'.
 

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