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Tips and Tricks: How to get the most out of your POIs

This week, we have another guest blog from our US Marketing Manager, Devon Valenti.

I recently moved to a new town and on the first day I got there, I was quickly reminded how useful CoPilot Live’s Points-of-Interest (POIs) are.   Where is the closest bank so I can go to the ATM to pay the movers?  Where is a grocery store so we can eat more than just the half stale bag of Doritos that we found in a box?  Does anyone know where a hardware store is?  I am in desperate need of some light bulbs!

That day CoPilot Live instantly became my well-informed tour guide of my new town.   With millions of Points-of-Interest (POIs) stored directly on-board your phone you have instant access to all the useful places you may need along your journey.  Whether you’re visiting a new town on a weekend outing or looking for a specific place in your hometown CoPilot Live has all the information you need.

Here are couple tips for how to get the most out of your POIs:

1) Choose where you want to search for POIs. Select a location of where you would like to search for a POI. Options include:

  • Nearby – to find POIs close to your current location
  • In different city – to search for POIs in a particular town or city—great for pre-trip planning from home!  See what Attractions and Entertainment options are available before your leave the house
  • On my route – to find POIs which are along your route—perfect for those take-out dinner stops on your way home from work

2) Narrow your POI search to find exactly what you need. CoPilot Live offers over 25 different categories of POIs such as Gas Stations, Restaurants, Hotels, Airports and ATMs as well as an endless variety of sub categories to narrow your search even further.   Looking for a great karaoke bar?  Go to More Categories > Entertainment > Karaoke for a list of nearby locations.  Or if you prefer, tap Show Map to display all the results on a map. 

3) Search for a POI by Name. Know exactly what you’re looking for?  Use the Search by Name feature to type the specific name of a location.   F

4) Call a POI directly from your phone. This is one of the best features of having navigation on your phone, you can dial and call POIs from within CoPilot Live.  Call ahead for hotel reservations or to see if the Auto Body store is still open.  Then hit Go and CoPilot Live will navigate you straight there!

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  1. Dr. Jason Alan Graves
    Posted August 17, 2010 at 10:33 am | Permalink


    When will editing of user entered POI’s be possible? At the moment, a user can add a POI, but once it is added, can’t delete it or correct the incorrect address that copilot live assigns to it.

    Secondly, it would be great to be able to distinguish between an on foot POI vs. a vehicular POI. For example, when driving, the entrance to a POI would be different than the entrance to a POI on foot. Thus being able to edit and assign additional criteria to a POI would be extremely useful.

    Third, any info on when you guys will put out updated maps? Your maps are more out of date than my ancient GPS? If your trying to save on licensing fees for current maps, don’t. Cut costs somewhere else.

    • Dave Stokes
      Posted August 20, 2010 at 8:41 pm | Permalink

      Agree that editing POIs would be handy. Also when you copy more than one ov2 file to the save folder on the sd card it only does the first one correctly. Hence have to do them one by one which is painful :o(

  2. Posted August 27, 2010 at 3:31 am | Permalink

    Look, I am sorry that this may seem unconnected to anything here, but I do have a problem. I purchased a c0-plot application for my i-phone at the end of last year, a couple of months later I slipped on ice and dropped my i-phone on the ground smashing the glass, I rang my mobile provider o2 and they said they would replace the phone, I commented on my applications and the (o2) said that would not be a problem. The new phone came, I sent my damaged one back and since then nothing! I have asked and have been told that apps are lost, I mentioned that o2 said it would be OK and that I would not lose my apps. they said IO should not have been told that.

    Cana anyone out there help me?

    many thanks, John Pickard

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