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POI

  1. What is a POI?
  2. Creating a POI
  3. Navigating to a POI
  4. Loading POI to a Garmin GPSr
  5. POI Sources
  6. POI vs Waypoint

 

 


1. What is a POI?

  1. POI Definition

    • A POI, or Point of Interest, refers to a specific location that someone may find interesting or useful. (Restaurant, Hotel, Fuel, etc.)

 

 


2. Creating a POI

  1. See Create Custom POI to learn how to create your own custom POI files
  2. See Corrected Coordinates POI to identify solved puzzle caches with updated coordinates on your Garmin GPSr

 

 


3. Navigating to a POI

  1. See Navigation - Navigating to a POI

 

 


4. Loading POI to a Garmin GPSr

  1. See Garmin GPSr POI Installation

 

 


5. POI Sources

  1. See Garmin GPSr POI Sources

 

 


6. POI vs Waypoint

  1. While POIs and Waypoints may appear similar on the surface, their are distinct advantages and disadvantages for each:

  2.  
      POI Waypoint
    Pro
    • Most GPSr allow unlimited number of POIs
    • Excellent for large databases
    • Can be created directly on the GPSr
    • Can be edited directly on the GPSr
    • Can be shared between GPSr
    • Can provide more detailed information
    • Easy to create externally and transfer to device
    • 24-bit symbols can use millions of colors
    Con
    • Can not be created directly on the GPSr
    • Can not be edited directly on the GPSr
    • Can not be shared between GPSr
    • Provide a limited amount of basic information
    • Tedious process for external creation and transfer to device
    • 8-bit symbols allow for only 256 unique colors
    • Most GPSr limit the total number of waypoints
    • Can be inadequate for larger databases