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Pre-installed POI's in my places 6250


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Got my new 6250 yesterday and it has some pre installed poi's in my places. Has anyone any idea how I can get rid of them please?
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Best answer by MikkoK 29 June 2017, 11:38

Hi Gershie,

Welcome to the Community!

The GO Professional indeed comes with some pre-installed POIs for truck and bus drivers. You can find more information about them here.

You can choose which ones show on the map while you're driving at Settings - Appearance - Show POIs on map.

Cheers, Mikko

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There should not be any MyPlaces or POIs in the MyPlaces Menu
Was it sold to you as new or pre-owned

See Tomtom video to give you an Idea how to use the MyDrive (Web) Route planner
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gy4EEelMb0Y&feature=youtu.be


MyDrive (Web) Route planner... https://mydrive.tomtom.com/en_gb/

ATB YFM
Hi YamFazMan.. Unfortunately there are and they are totally irrelevant. The device is brand new and the entries include DKV Gas stations, Park your bus, Veda Autohof and Truckers Life Foundation. They cannot be deleted using the Edit List function and nothing appears in the User Manual. I just thought I would enquire on the Forum in case someone else had encountered this. I will get in touch with Support if no one has had the problem, I do not want a device with 'Product Placement' on it.

Thanks for responding
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Sorry That's the latest Pro model yes there are pre-loaded POI
Mainly targeted for a professional Driver/User

ATB YFM
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Hi Gershie,

Welcome to the Community!

The GO Professional indeed comes with some pre-installed POIs for truck and bus drivers. You can find more information about them here.

You can choose which ones show on the map while you're driving at Settings - Appearance - Show POIs on map.

Cheers, Mikko
Thanks Mikkok but I have decided to return the device as Support say the entries cannot be removed. I particularly do not need Bus entries in My Places. I notice that some of these POIs appear on the box the device came in, it appears to me as just advertising. A pity but I'm not paying for something I don't want or like.
I`d just like to say I find these Pre-Installed POI files totally useless too as I`m in the UK and as a Trucker none of them are relevant to me at all, and also, its a nuisance having to scroll past them just to get my own POI files which are the useful ones. Being able to completely delete the Pre-Installed POI files would be good for some of us who would like the choice... Cheers
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May be worth a try.....
If you have a backup of your personal POI files stored on your PC

Try renaming your POI files with an underscore " _" as a Prefix, for example, _Favorites (Note _Favorites.ov2)... The Underscore before the "_F" is not displayed on the Tomtom screen but it forces the POI Category/s to the top of the list
Try renaming a POI Category, see if it is ranked above the Preinstalled POIs

ATB YFM
I agree to. Just got the 6250 and the pre-installed poi in the uk for a lorry driver are as much use as a chocolate teapot.
Not sure what TOMTOM was thinking??
Why no UK FUEL? Why no Key Fuels? You know TOMTOM the UK fuel site cards
Why no TRUCK STOPS just bus parking?
Why can these useless poi's not be deleted?
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Key Fuel POIs UK 1400+ locations ...
http://custom.gps-data-team.com/united_kingdom/petrol_filling_stations/Keyfuels_All_Sites.html

Tomtom Video... How to import POIs, GPX files and Favourites in MyDrive
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gy4EEelMb0Y


Mikko's Announcement Navkit v 17.1: Generic Icons to display POI on the driving screen
https://en.discussions.tomtom.com/go-wi-fi-6200-5200-620-520-52-professional-via-53-482/new-software-17-1-available-now-1021781?postid=1161180

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Hi Jullian,

Welcome to the Community!

You can find list of the preinstalled truck POIs and their sources here.

I'll log your feedback to be reported to the product team.

Cheers, Mikko
Cheers please also pass on the stupid little squares and triangles etc for added poi instead of icons like those on previous models.
You really should be able to see clearly what poi you are looking at and not have to think...."Now then was the little blue square a truck stop or a fuel station or was that the circle"
Who ever came up with that idea really does need a good moaning at.

Regards
I see this topic marked as solved, but where is solution?
How to get rid of it? I know how to make it not visible on map, but how to make it not visible in "my places"?
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MR.Jay, I think the solution was that there is no solution -- you cannot delete the pre-installed POIs.

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