PocketGPSWorld Databases for:
Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, UK, USA.
PocketGPSWorld produces a community driven and massively popular SatNav Speed Camera Warnings. It is
widely regarded as the most used, most trusted and best available in the UK.
The PocketGPSWorld camera database is a Points of Interest (POI) database. A POI database consists of:
A file with extension .OV2 (e.g. pocketgps_uk_gatso_30.ov2)
A companion file with extension .BMP (e.g. pocketgps_uk_gatso_30.bmp)
There are two folders in each archive; "Consolidated" and "Zoned".
Consolidated: Contains one file for each type of speed camera.
Zoned: Contains the speed cameras in individual files for each speed limit and each camera type.
The "Zoned" version gives better information, but is a larger file size. You choose which to use.
These instructions apply to:
TomTom GO Classic, x00, x10 (except 910), ONE Series inc XL & RIDER v1 and v2 models.
Step 1.BACK UP YOUR SD CARD!!
As a precaution, before you make any changes to your set-up (e.g. add POIs etc) ensure that
you have a viable backup of your SD card.
Step 2.Unzip the POI file
Choose your POI zip file. Save the file in a place where you can easily find it again for step 4
of the installation, e.g. on your Desktop or in My Documents. Unzip the contents.
Step 3.Connect your TomTom to your PC
Connect your TomTom to your PC using the USB data cable
Your TomTom should now be visible in "My Computer" as a "Removable Disk"...
Step 4.Copy the POI files from your PC
Go to the directory where you saved the unzipped POI database files (.OV2 and .BMP files)
Select and "copy" the POI database files (.OV2 and .BMP files - DO NOT COPY THE FOLDERS)
Step 5.Copy the POI files to your TomTom
Go to "My Computer” on your PC;
Go to "Removable Disk";
Go to the map directory, (its name will depend on the map you use, i.e. Western_Central_Europe,
United_Kingdom_and_Republic_of_Ireland, etc) and "paste" the POI files into this folder.
You're now ready to use the new POIs on your TomTom...
Step 6.Enable the cameras on the TomTom so you can see them on the map
Select "Change Preferences", "Manage POIs" then "Warn when near POI" (the exact options will
depend on your TomTom model and software version. Recent ONE's and One XL's do not have the
'Manage' option,so skip that and go direct 'Warn when near POI')
Type "Po" on the keyboard to bring up the PocketGPSWorld Speed Camera POI entries
Step 7.Set up Proximity Alerts
Select each POI in turn,
Select the distance for the warning
Select the warning sound
Finally you are asked if you wish to configure the alerts to trigger only when on route, or all
of the time. If you select this check box, although this option does cut down the number of
false positives,alerts will only be triggered if you have a programmed route active. The choice
of whether this is preferable or not is yours.
Repeat Step 7 until all POIs are set up to warn.
Mobile and PDA → PocketGPSWorld Speed Camera Databases for TomTom SatNav (v7.041 1 April 09)
10 May 2009, 10:45
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