|What are Extra POIs?|
Many Garmin TOPO and City Navigator maps include numerous extra pois.
Older maps just have one symbol for fuel (petrol pumps)
With extra pois you can create icons for as many fuel companies you like:
How does it work?
Each fuel extra poi contains a 'placeholder' or parent icon.
The 'fuel' parent icon = 0x11001
So, to change the font size and colour of your Shell,Texaco icon , you need to change the font size and colour of its parent icon , 0x11001.
Both are plotted, so make sure the parent icon is transparent.
How do I know if my map contains extra pois?
Extra pois need a TYP file - in TYPWiz5 you can check the total below the Extra POIs icon.
With img2typ 4.2 you can also track ALL the extrra pois contained in the TOPO.
Can I add extra pois to my map or even edit them?
You can , IF your map contains extra pois.
City Navigator TOPO maps contain references to many extra icons WHICH ARE NOT IN THE DEFAULT TYP FILE! It seems Garmin charges companies to have their logos added to a TYP file ; the img maps already include the information!
In our fuel example, CN Europe 2015 does not contain icons for Shell,Texaco JET etc
With TYPWiz 4 you can create new EXTRA POIs, ie add new logos.
Topo V6 maps
Many include extra pois as seen in in their TYP files. However, the imgs do not contain extra pois for Fuel,hotels etc, so adding such POIs will have no effect.
There is one exception : the 2012 Test TOPO for Germany
You can use the latest TYPWiz5 to add extra pois and see its effect
How do I add extra pois/logos?
The following list might be useful
Create a new Extra POI , give it an ID and add a picture - Save
|Almost 100 Extra POIs in a small part of a city in Germany.
Finding the correct ID number is quite tricky. IMG2TYP will reveal ALL POIS and their IDs so you can edit them an a TYP Editor like TYPWiz5