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POI Synchronisation


The online POI synchronisation ensures that the user always has the most up-to-date POI data. The synchronisation works both ways, which means that other users can profit from your data just as you can profit from theirs. The synchronisation is done as follows:



First you need to make sure that your device is connected to your PC and that the ActiveSync-connection symbol is green. It is also vital, that any open ActiveSync connection window attempting to set-up a partnership is closed before continuing. Your PC must have an active Internet connection and your firewall may need to be configured to allow the connection between your device, the computer and the Internet.


You can establish whether your device has an active Internet connection by opening the POI synchronisation window in your POI-Warner program (select POI-Sync > POI Selection).



If the icons are displayed on the left in this dialog, the POI Warner has successfully established a connection to the Internet via your PC and you can continue with Step One (below). Otherwise you ought to check the settings of the other devices involved (PC etc.) and then attempt to repeat the procedure.

Windows Vista. If you use Windows Vista you will need to download and install the newest Version of the Windows Mobile Device Center from the Microsoft website



After making sure that a live Internet connection can be established with your device, you now just need to register with one or both of the POI providers offering the automatic POI sync function: (POI for the UK and Europe, etc).  (POI for Germany, Austria and Switzerland). These sites offer access to a huge selection of free POI overlays as well as access to certain POI that require an annual paying subscription, other premium POI services and further synchronisation services for the POI-Warner.


To register you will need your POI Warner ID (you will find your ID at the top of the POI Warner registration window, under File > Register, in the POI-Warner main menu) and your transaction number from us (to be found in your profile on our website).



Once you have registered at one or both of these providers, you now simply need to enter the username/s you chose or received during registration, in the POI Warner sync settings (POI-Sync > POI-Selection > Extras > Settings), or in the POI-Warner Sync Tool on your PC (see above).



Now simply check the boxes next to the POI types you wish to synchronise under POI-Sync > POI-Selection. If you have not got an active account for certain paying services (for the speed cams, for example), you will receive an error-message when attempting to synchronise the category in question. Please deselect this or these overlays in that case before synchronising again.



During the first synchronisation overlays will only be downloaded, but you can start adding or updating POI in your vicinity on your navigation system map yourself immediately using the POI Recorder and the POI Manager. All changes will then be uploaded to the server in question automatically during the next synchronisation and added to the database. At the same time you will profit from newer data added by other users and data updates that have been fed directly onto the server.


When several maps are in use, the POI Warner automatically decides which POI from which overlays are to be displayed on the map excerpts/routes concerned. It is neither necessary nor possible to manipulate this process manually.


If you access the Internet via proxy, you will need to enter the proxy address under POI-Sync > POI Selection > Extras > Proxy. Select Proxy Server and enter the address below, then type the proxy port. If you have a proxy username and password, enter these in the relevant slots. Click on Apply to activate your settings.


* The laws pertaining to the use of speed camera data are not standardised throughout Europe. Please check if the use of such data is legal in the country in which you are driving. In Germany, for example, the use of such data whilst driving is an offence.