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Points of interest

About points of interest

Points of Interest or POIs are useful places on the map.

Here are some examples:

  • Restaurants
  • Hotels
  • Museums
  • Parking garages
  • Gas stations

Creating POIs

Tip: For help on managing third party POIs, search for "Third party POIs" at: http://www.tomtom.com/support.

  1. Tap the screen to open the Main menu.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Manage POIs.
  4. If there are no POI categories or the one you want to use does not exist, tap Add POI category and create a new category.
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    Every POI must be assigned to a POI category. This means you need to have created at least one POI category before you can create your first POI.You can only add POIs to POI categories you have created.For more information on creating POI categories, read Managing POIs.
  5. Tap Add POI.
  6. Select the POI category you want to use for the new POI.
  7. Tap a button to enter the POI address in the same way that you plan a route.
    The POI is created and saved in the selected category.

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Home

Tap this button to set your Home location as a POI.

This is useful if you decide to change your Home location but first want to create a POI using the current Home address.


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Favorite

Tap this button to create a POI from a Favorite.

You might want to create a POI from a Favorite because you can only create a limited number of Favorites. If you want to create more Favorites you need to delete some Favorites. To avoid losing a Favorite, save the location as a POI before you delete the Favorite.


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Address

Tap this button to enter an address as a new POI.

When you enter an address, you can choose from four options.

  • City center
  • Street and house number
  • ZIP code
  • Cross street or intersection

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Recent destination

Tap this button to select a POI location from a list of places you have recently used as destinations.


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Point of interest

Tap this button to add a Point of Interest (POI) as a POI.

For example, if you are creating a category of POIs for your favorite restaurants, use this option instead of entering the addresses of the restaurants.


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My location

Tap this button to add your current location as a POI.

For example, if you stop somewhere interesting, you can tap this button to create a new POI at the current location.


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Point on map

Tap this button to create a POI using the map browser.

Use the cursor to select the location of the POI, then tap Done.


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Latitude longitude

Tap this button to create a POI by entering latitude and longitude values.


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Spoken address

Tap this button to create a POI by saying the address.

Using POIs to plan a route

When you plan a route, you can use a POI for the destination.

The following example shows how to plan a route to a parking lot in a city:

  1. Tap Navigate to or Drive to in the Main menu.
  2. Tap Point of Interest.
  3. Tap POI in a city.

Tip: The last POI you viewed on your Mazda NB1 device is also shown in the menu.

  1. Enter the name of the town or city and select it when it is shown in the list.
  2. Tap the arrow button to expand the list of POI categories.

Tip: If you already know the name of the POI you want to use, you can tap Search by name to enter the name and select this location.

  1. Scroll down the list and tap Parking lot.
  2. The parking lot closest to the city center is shown at the top of the list.
  3. The following list explains the distances shown next to each POI. How the distance is measured varies depending on how you initially searched for the POI:
  • POI near you - distance from your current location
  • POI in a city - distance from the city center
  • POI near Home - distance from your Home location
  • POI along route - distance from your current location
  • POI near destination - distance from your destination
  1. Tap the name of the parking lot you want to use and tap Done when the route has been calculated.

Your device starts to guide you to the parking lot.

Showing POIs on the map

You can select the types of POI locations you want to see on your maps.

  1. Tap Show POI on map in the Settings menu.
  2. Select the categories you want to be shown on the map.
  3. Tap Done.
  4. Select whether you want to see POI locations in 2D and 3D views of the map.
  5. Tap Done.

The types of POI you have selected are shown as symbols on the map.

Calling a POI

Many of the POIs on your Mazda NB1 include phone numbers. This means that you can use your Mazda NB1 to find out the phone number for a POI, call them using a phone and then plan a route to the location of the POI.

For example, you can search for a cinema, call to book a ticket and then plan a route to the cine-ma.

  1. Tap Navigate to or Drive to in the Main menu.
  2. Tap Point of Interest.
  3. Select how you want to search for the POI.

For example, if you want to search for a POI on your route, tap POI along route.

  1. Tap the type of POI you want to navigate to.

For example, if you want to call a cinema to reserve a ticket, tap Cinema and then select the name of the cinema you want to call. Then tap Show info to see the phone number.

  1. Call the POI on a phone to, for example, reserve tickets or check their opening hours.
  2. Tap Select.

Your Mazda NB1 starts navigating to the POI.

Setting warnings for POIs

You can set a warning sound to be played when you approach a selected type of POI, such as a gas station.

The following example will show how to set a warning sound to be played when you are 250 yards from a gas station.

  1. Tap Manage POIs and then Warn when near POI in the Settings menu.
  2. Scroll down the list and tap Gas station.

Tip: To remove a warning, tap on the category name and then tap Yes. POI categories which have been set with a warning have a sound symbol next to the category name.

  1. Set the distance as 250 yards and tap OK.
  2. Select Sound effect and then tap Next.
  3. Select the warning sound for the POI and then tap Next.
  4. If you only want to hear the warning when the POI is directly on a planned route, select Warn only if POI is on route. Then tap Done.

The warning is set for the selected POI category. You will hear a warning sound when you are 250 yards from a gas station on your route.

Manage POIs

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Tap Manage POIs to manage your POI categories and locations.

You can set your Mazda NB1 device to let you know when you are near to selected POI locations. In this way you could, for example, set the device to let you know you when you are approaching a gas station.

You can create your own POI categories and add your own POI locations to these categories.

This means you can, for example, create a new POI category called Friends. You could then add all your friends' addresses as POIs in this new category.

Tap the following buttons to create and maintain your own POIs:

  • Add POI - tap this button to add a location to one of your own POI categories.
  • Warn when near POI - tap this button to set your device to warn you when you are near selected POIs.
  • Delete POI - tap this button to delete one of your own POI categories.
  • Edit POI - tap this button to edit one of your own POIs.
  • Add POI category - tap this button to create a new POI category.
  • Delete POI category - tap this button to delete one of your own POI categories.