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How to search POIs far away from your current location

Postby antyong (retired) » Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:09 pm

Garmin searches POIs based on distance from a location. The default starting place is your current location. Based on the search criteria entered, Garmin will start searching among POIs nearest to you and extend the search until more than 500km away. If the POI is located too far away, say in another country, Garmin will not be able to return you the search result.

To search POIs with are too far away or to make search faster on slower phones, you can change the starting point of your POI search.

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Re: How to search POIs far away from your current location

Postby antyong (retired) » Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:21 pm

For Mobile XT

1. Select "Where to?" and then "Points of Interest"
FindPOINearCity_A.png
2a. You will come to the search location screen on top left. Notice the top bar states "Near Current Location"
2b. Select "Near". You will come to the search location screen as shown on the top right.
2c. Select "Near Other"

FindPOINearCity_B.png
3a. On the next screen, select "Spell City"
3b. Spell the city of your choice and select "Back".

FindPOINearCity_C.png
4a. We are back to the search location screen. This time, search location has been changed to "Near Kuala Lumpur"
4b. Select "Done"
4c. Now, proceed to search POIs. You will notice the top bar stating "Near Kuala Lumpur" indicating POI search starts from the coordinate for Kuala Lumpur
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Re: How to search POIs far away from your current location

Postby antyong (retired) » Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:25 pm

For Nuvi

1. Press "Where to?" and then "Points of Interest"

FindPOINearCity_1.png
2. Press "Near...". at the bottom of the screen

FindPOINearCity_2.png
3. Select "A Different City" and then "OK"

FindPOINearCity_3.png
4. Spell the city of your choice and then select it on the screen.

FindPOINearCity_4.png
5a. You will be brought back to the POI search screen. Press "Spell Name" or any POI category.
5b. Nuvi 2x5 series does not display the selected city name. The distance of POIs listed should tell you the approximate starting point.
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Re: How to search POIs far away from your current location

Postby moeyhc » Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:37 pm

For Nuvi - Alternative Method

Simulation_on.png
1. Turn OFF GPS and ON Simulation mode.
a) Press "Tools"
b) Press "Settings"
c) Press "System"
d) Press "GPS Simulator" and turn it on

Set Location.png
2. Return to main menu
a) Press "View Map"
b) Tap on the screen (the map)
c) zoom In/Out and scroll to the location 'Near' where the POI is located.
d) Press "Set Loc" (bottom center button)

3. Return to main menu
a) Press "Where To" then "Spell Name"
b) Enter POI name or Post Code to search.

Hope this helps...cheers!
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Re: How to search POIs far away from your current location

Postby antyong (retired) » Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:06 pm

For Mobile XT - Alternative Method

NewLocation_A.png
1. Access your GPS Info screen either by
a) moving the cursor to the satellite icon on the top left and select it or
b) Go to Tools -> Setting -> System -> Remote GPS

2. Disable the connection to GPS antenna.

3. Then click the select button to enter the satellite info screen. Select "New Location"

NewLocation_B.png
4. At the map screen, zoom all the way out.
a) Move the cursor to the location of your choice
b) Select "OK"
c) You will be brought back to the Satellite screen. Select "Back"
d) Select "Done" at the GPS info screen

5. Begin your POI search.
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Re: How to search POIs far away from your current location

Postby moeyhc » Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:17 pm

antyong wrote:Bro, do the highlighted steps work on simulation mode only or even when simulation is off?

For it to work the GPS must be OFF (antenna close - simulation mode only). I find this method much easier to search as I'm not too familiar with Cities name....cheers!
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Re: How to search POIs far away from your current location

Postby ahnah » Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:33 pm

antyong wrote:For Nuvi

1. Press "Where to?" and then "Points of Interest"

FindPOINearCity_1.png
2. Press "Near...". at the bottom of the screen

FindPOINearCity_2.png
3. Select "A Different City" and then "OK"

FindPOINearCity_3.png
4. Spell the city of your choice and then select it on the screen.

FindPOINearCity_4.png
5a. You will be brought back to the POI search screen. Press "Spell Name" or any POI category.
5b. Nuvi 2x5 series does not display the selected city name. The distance of POIs listed should tell you the approximate starting point.



this one works for my Nuvi 765 ..

but when i do a spell check ...

For Example : like "King"

It give me result of "Kuala International Gourment Center"

Is it because Nuvi 765 got Tolerant setting ?
Garmin Nuvi 765 TWN, software ver 2.50
Garmin Mapsource 6.13.7

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Re: How to search POIs far away from your current location

Postby faizdude » Wed Mar 17, 2010 8:32 pm

Hi,

I just uploaded the latest map into my Garmin.

When I press "Where to?" and "Point of Interests", only this come out. Where have all the other icons gone?
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Re: How to search POIs far away from your current location

Postby dvpro » Thu Mar 18, 2010 1:17 am

Which map have you installed and enabled (at Map Info)? And where is the current/last/default GPS location situated at? If the location is very far from the enabled map's coverage, POIs and its categories (of that map) will not show up. Thus, you need to simulate the location nearer to the map's coverage.
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