Updating magellan 3100
Just wish I could add custom icons to the unit but I haven't found a way to do that. I used a friends Garmin 340 for a trip in the mountains. Magellan support sent me this ftp link ftp://qaenguser:[email protected] it has lots of files that may prove to be helpful since your question is the one I was asking magellan for my 3100. There is a hack to replace the POI file that comes with the 3100 with a much larger one.It had every poi that you can think of including vinyards. tried opening a Magellan *file with a Hex Editor and it looks quite obvious that *files are encrypted or, at least in a highly proprietary format.Use the Magellan POI editor should be a basic tool for you. You will never find a unit (witin reason or otherwise) that will have all the POIs on it for your area or interest- ITS A BIG WORLD. The above post and my sig reflects my own opinions, expressed for the purpose of informing or inspiring, not commanding.You're at the right place to find and build your own i brought maestro 3225,mainly for its text to speach feature at affordable cost(9 incl taxes),but poi is only 1.3 came with poi editor,which enable you to save current poi on the unit to your pc and add i guess it shouldn't be a problem to share poi among likewise units of maestro series with 6million poi(3140 etc).guess it should be in *mgln format for sharing or downloding to other units.thats my opinion and furthur comments are welcome I purchased this unit a week ago. I've downloaded and converted several POI files from this site and POI Friend site. Then I copied them to an SD card and the 3200 finds them very easily. I wonder if I made a mistake by purchasing a Magellan 3100. Naturally, you are free to reject or embrace whatever you read."Read the thread here: (let me know if this doesn't work for you)" OK, got it to work, lots of hacking, but it does work on a 3100 with a 2 gb sdmmc card. I didn't read all of the post, and I see this is mostly rather old, nonetheless...Is it possible to update the POI database on this unit? I've looked everywhere for a download from Magellan for software to no avai.
The POI editor is installed by clicking the bottom left picture on the splash screen.What would the USB cable be for other than updates? I have a Magellan 3000T, and the CD it came with included a program called "Magellan POI File Editor".This program, along with "Magellan Road Mate Tools" (also on the CD) are enough to create and transfer POI file to the GPS.This article was written by the It Still Works team, copy edited and fact checked through a multi-point auditing system, in efforts to ensure our readers only receive the best information.To submit your questions or ideas, or to simply learn more about It Still Works, contact us.
What I've been doing is saving the address of stores we frequent so we can locate them from 10 different directions.