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Model specific boards => Golf mk7 => Topic started by: Sootchucker on 12 May 2021, 08:43

Title: Downloading POI's (e.g. Speed Cameras)
Post by: Sootchucker on 12 May 2021, 08:43
HI guys, now that VW have removed the facility to download POI's in the "Car-Net" (now called We Connect) app, and the "special" VW Germany website that used to prepare the POI packages has long since gone, does anyone know anyway to get a list of POI's (for example speed cameras) onto the car (MIB2) again ?

I did mine when I first got the GTI back in 2018 but have never updated them, but with lockdown about to be completely lifted soon, I have some longer journeys planned in the summer to see friends that live the other end of the country and would just like to update the POI database in the car. I have a running subscription to PocketGPS World, so actually getting the speed cameras isn't an issue, it' just the package to prepare them for the car to recognise them ?

Someone on another forum suggested a package called POinspect0r, but when I downloaded that my Virus program detected a virus in the main executable so quarantined it ? Any advise greatly appreciated.
Title: Re: Downloading POI's (e.g. Speed Cameras)
Post by: sjw on 12 May 2021, 09:45
Is there any reason you're not using Google Maps (or Waze, etc)?
Title: Re: Downloading POI's (e.g. Speed Cameras)
Post by: Sootchucker on 12 May 2021, 11:08
Yes, I like to have the map displayed in the AID and Apple Car play or Android Auto can't do that.
Title: Re: Downloading POI's (e.g. Speed Cameras)
Post by: fredgroves on 12 May 2021, 12:15
You can just run up waze and then come out of it without route guidance active on it.

Then it will shout at you about speed cameras while you use your VW Nav (if you want) or do anything else.
Title: Re: Downloading POI's (e.g. Speed Cameras)
Post by: MK4_20VT on 12 May 2021, 16:32
I have bought  POinspect0r for the Poi Speed camera maps & it works ok.  Im running AVG

If you want, i can create you a speed camera poi for you.  MY subscription to Pocket GPS ran out last month, so it will be from April
Title: Re: Downloading POI's (e.g. Speed Cameras)
Post by: Al1040 on 12 May 2021, 17:14
If you wouldn't mind, could I have a copy as well please?
Title: Re: Downloading POI's (e.g. Speed Cameras)
Post by: agentutah on 12 May 2021, 19:54
I recently downloaded the new tomtom AmiGo free app Which work's with Android auto, it's pretty basic but not too bad tbh, but the feature that's good is it identifies speed cameras, both visual and audible warning, this works even when I don't have the app selected on the display, I can have Spotify playing and it still picks up speed cameras in the background.  I prefer the VW map in the central cluster too as feel the now outdated display is pretty redundant if not displaying nav!