XXL540TM - how to show starbucks icon


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Recently purchased my first GPS so far liking it. I would like to see Starbucks explicitly(along the route) like(McDonalds, Subway etc.) but it shows under the nightlife category icon. Is there anyway to update it?

Also when you see a POI along the route such as a gas station, how can you quickly navigate to that place?
 
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dhn

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Go here and scroll down to Starbucks (or any other restaurant file you wish) and download the custom .ov2 file and .bmp file. When you click on Starbucks, a new window will open asking in what format you want the file. Select TomTom and download the first 2 files listed (.bmp and ov2). Both go directly into the map folder.

Then, on your unit, Manage pois, you'll see Starbucks as a category. Select to show on map.

When driving and you see a poi on route you want to go to, Navigate to-->POI-->on route or near me should both work pretty well.
 
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Thanks. It sort of worked. But when I search for it, there are duplicates. I believe it gets POI from the map and also from custom POI.

Is there anyway to change just the icon(in brand folder) for POI built in to maps?
 

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The brand folder is only for a roster of brands that are built-into the Tomtom map. If the map-supplied Starbucks shows under a generic category, you can't assign a brand icon to it.
 

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Well, you can try this.....backup your map first using Explorer.

Then..........(I found this information a long time ago but haven't tried it)

The following information refers to the restaurant chain 'Applebees'. Instead just mentally replace reference to Applebee's with the bmp that you have:

Now That You Have The Applebee's Poi And Btmp (logo)
If You Want To Update With Other Locations In Othe States Cities Or Towns You Go To Do This:

Turn On Tomtom Tap And Go To Page 2 Of 3 Tap Browse Map Then Tap Find , Tap Address, Tap City Center (for Example Miami Fl)
Tap Blue Dot , Tap Find Poi , Tap Any Poi Catagory, Tap With In 150m,
Write Applebee, You Will See All Applebees In That City,
Tap First Square, Tap Blue Dot ,tap Add As Poi , Write Applebee,
Tap Done! And Continue With All Squares You Will Have All New Icons With Logo. Instead Of Square With Fork And Knife......
 
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The first time I fumbled through the above procedure I got it to work. I left the screen, came back and the change was gone. I repeated the procedure many times without success, so I don't know...

Either the procedure is not described well enough or the above actually does not work. FWIW, I was able to follow 3/4 through what's described until the instructions didn't correlate with what is shown on the unit anymore. I would post what I did from that point, but if I can't get the change to materialize again, it makes no sense to post it.

Maybe somebody else will have more stable luck with this.
 
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