Put sites onto TomTom

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  1. scotty1

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    i am not very good on computors,but i keep seeing posts about putting campsites and aires on POI any advice avnt got a scuby doo????
     
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    What model is your TomTom? Not all of them let you put POIs in.
     
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    Via live 130
     
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    You should be able to add sets of POIs using TomTom Home or My Drive Connect, whichever of those the unit uses for updates.
     
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    GJH i use my drive but i have never downloaded anything before that alone put it on to a tom tom.haha.one day perhaps? Cheers Scotty
     
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    Once you are logged into My Drive look at the foot of the screen and use the User Guide and Help links.
     
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    The Via Live 130 will accept POIs from third parties.

    Some TomToms are like any other external storage device when connected to your computer. They have their own folder structure which can be explored and added to. However, unless you're confident with using a memory stick or a portable hard drive I'm not sure I can be of much help without actually sitting at your computer.

    My Drive is an interface which allows you to manage your TomTom but I'm pretty certain it will only download POI's from its approved library, and not all of them will be free of charge. The thing to watch out for with My Drive is it takes bloody ages too update your map files. If you're going to try it, leave it running overnight. I agree with GJH - My Drive's your best starting point.
     
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    I've just had the chance to check with my TomTom (had to charge the battery first). You add third party POIs using the Manage Community Content tool.
     
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