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How to add custom POIs to ALK CoPilot Laptop Truck
malaki86
Installing your own POI's into CoPilot (truck or standard version) is a piece of cake:
1 - Start with CoPilot shut down
2 - Select the POI set you want to copy - it MUST be the .ov2 (TomTom) format. If there's a .bmp file with the set, select that to copy as well. Make sure the name is the same, such as TS-Pilot.ov2 & TS-Pilot.bmp. If there's no bmp file, don't worry about it.
3 - Copy the file(s) to this location (this folder will already exist) (if you're using CoPilot on a 32bit operating system, it won't have the (x86) in the directory name):
Truck version: C:\Program Files (x86)\ALK\CoPilot Live v8 Truck Laptop\NA\North America\Save
Non-truck version: C:\Program Files (x86)\ALK\CoPilot Live v8 Laptop\NA\North America\Save
4 - Once copied, start CoPilot
5 - CoPilot will immediately find the new POI set. It will prompt you for the poi set name. You can just hit the '>' button on this screen
6 - You will be prompted for the POI category you want to add this to. You can either select one of the categories already in the system, or you can create your own.
6a - If creating your own, you'll be asked for a name for the new category. Just enter what you want. As a hint, if you want the new category to be at the top of the list when selecting the category for a destination, put a '1' in front of it, such as '1 - Pilot'.
6b - You'll be prompted for the POI icon. Just click on the one you want to use for this set.
6c - CoPilot will ask if you're importing speed camera poi's. I'm not sure what it asks for this one as I don't bother with speed cameras.
7 - CoPilot will import the POI's and tell you the progress & how many it's importing.
Note: you have to do this for each and every set you're importing. If you're importing 2 or more sets, you need to do 1 set at a time, meaning install a set, exit copilot, repeat as needed.
OneRVer
Malaki I owe you big time. You are right, that was easy. Just entered the CAT_RV_Diesel_Center_Network, IT WORKED!!!!!!. 107 location all at once.

What files do you have that are in the .ov2 file?
malaki86
Take a look here: http://www.laptopgpsworld.com/4021-truckstop-pois#post32783

I noticed that the Love's listings that come with CoPilot are correct, compared to the ones you get directly from Love's themselves.
OneRVer
Thank you again Malaki. Do you need to buy a software program to build .ov2 files? There are a couple of files I would like to build.
malaki86
Do a Google search for 'gpsbabel'. It's a free program that will convert POI files from one format to another.
OneRVer
Ok I have been trying to convert this file with no luck. CSV format.
Attached Files
File Type: csv Redlight-Cameras.csv (288.9 KB)
malaki86
See if this one works. I didn't test it, but did an online conversion for it.

This is the site I used: http://www.gps-data-team.com/convert.php
Attached Files
File Type: zip Redlight-Cameras.zip (60.0 KB)
OneRVer
You are the man malaki. Once again thank you. It worked.
malaki86
Heheheh - cool
OneRVer
By golly I just converted Speed Camera's to .ov2 and downloaded to CoPilot all by myself.
malaki86
jasult
This option of manage POI does not appear on the CoPilot 8 Laptop version, or I can't find it even with show more settings.

Is it only in the truck version? I hate to buy Truck version after buying the other to import these files.
malaki86
You *should* be able to import into the standard version as well. You don't use the 'manage poi' to import whatsoever. Just follow the directions I posted above.
jasult
I did copy it into the correct folder, however I do not see it any where or I have not looked in right place. I will look again.
malaki86
After you copied it and started up CoPilot, did it prompt you as I said in the instructions?
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