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Import of POI files

Updated 1/21/2020

Import of POI files

Many companies offer so-called POI (Point Of Interest) files for download. In certain cases you can use the files to supplement Volvo's maps with information on e.g. speed cameras, campsites, etc. POI files in GPX format work best with the Sensus RTI system, but can also be imported to models with Sensus Navigation to a certain extent.

POI files for Sensus RTI or Sensus Navigation

Since POI files are offered by several different manufacturers, Volvo cannot guarantee that they will always work flawlessly with Volvo's navigation systems. For example, when importing POI files to Sensus Navigation you may find that some information is not included.

POI files work best with the Sensus RTI system. For more information on Sensus RTI, see Map updates for older navigation systems.

Importing a POI file to Sensus RTI

The file format for POI files and how the files are downloaded are determined by the respective manufacturer/distributor, which means the download process may vary between different suppliers. The instructions below give an example of how importing may work for the Sensus RTI system.

16w06 - Support site - Sensus Navigation settings menu - Import/Edit Points of Interests

Download the POI file. If the file is not in GPX format then it must first be converted to GPXFreeware conversion programs can be downloaded from the Internet.. If a POI icon is also required then it must be named in the same way as the GPX file, but with the BMP format (e.g. speed_camera.xpx, speed_camera.bmp).

Save the POI file on an empty USB memory.

Insert the USB memory in the car's USB port, then import the file under SettingsImport/edit MyPOI.

Select Import and "OK", and then follow the instructions on the screen.

When the import is finished, the following settings can be made for the new POI group:

  • The name of the group can be changed
  • The map image's MyPOI icon can be replaced (if an icon is included in the imported POI file it is automatically preselected)
  • One of 3 sounds can be selected (to be alerted when the car approaches the MyPOI icon)
  • Select whether to show the MyPOI icon on the map

When all options have been selected, tap on Store and "OK" to finish the import.

Importing a POI file to Sensus Navigation

POI files can also be imported to Sensus Navigation, but Volvo cannot guarantee that all the information is included since these files are offered by many different manufacturers and are not always fully compatible with Sensus Navigation. Avoid downloading information about speed cameras since they are updated via map updates. The instructions below give an example of how importing may work.

16w06 - Support site - Sensus Navigation settings menu - Import/export stored locations

Download the POI file. If the file is not in GPX format then it must first be converted to GPXFreeware conversion programs can be downloaded from the Internet..

Save the POI file on an empty USB memory.

Insert the USB memory in the car's USB port, then import the POI file under SettingsImport/export stored locations.

Note

The type of information permissible for inclusion on the map is stipulated by national legislation.

Since GPX files are offered by several different manufacturers, Volvo cannot guarantee that all GPX files will work with all of Volvo's systems.

There are many programs for converting GPX files available for download from the Internet, but since these are offered by several different manufacturers, Volvo cannot take responsibility for the functionality of the programs.

Avoid downloading information about speed cameras to Sensus Navigation since they are updated via map updates.

The function's availability may vary depending on market and car model/model year.

If you have any further questions - contact a Volvo dealer.

Car model/model year

V40 from and including model year 2013 to and including 2019.Applies to car models equipped with Sensus RTI or Sensus Navigation.

S60, V60 and XC60 from and including model year 2011 to and including 2018.Applies to car models equipped with Sensus RTI or Sensus Navigation.

V70 and XC70 from and including model year 2012 to and including 2016.Applies to car models equipped with Sensus RTI or Sensus Navigation.

S80 from and including model year 2012 to and including 2016.Applies to car models equipped with Sensus RTI or Sensus Navigation.

The range of models, systems and services may vary depending on market.

For car models from and including model year 2020, see on-line manual for the model concerned.


This article is applicable to

Car model/model year

V40 from and including model year 2013 to and including 2019.

S60, V60 and XC60 from and including model year 2011 to and including 2018.

V70 and XC70 from and including model year 2012 to and including 2016.

S80 from and including model year 2012 to and including 2016.

The range of models, systems and services may vary depending on market.

For car models from and including model year 2020, see on-line manual for the model concerned.


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