You are clearly having more success with MRA than me !Javelin16 wrote: ↑27 Jan 2024 00:21 Be aware that my analysis is far from having the depth of yours.
My comments are only based on first use trials and of course corresponding findings can be incomplete or wrong in some ways…
I will check if the POIs I transferred in my testing include only existing MRA POI or not.
This backs up what is said in the on-line manual.Javelin16 wrote: ↑26 Jan 2024 13:33 If I define a POI in MRA, and provided I attach the POI to the route as a POI (using the + symbol in the edit panel of the POI in MRA which leads to two options, one beeing "as POI" ), it is treated as a Garmin Waypoint when the gpx file is imported on the XT2 and it is included in the Waypoints library (exactly in the same manner as the Basecamp Waypoints). I took me some times to realize that the POIs needed to be added to the route explicitely and as described above. Otherwise in effect, there are not part of the saved gpx by MRA.
But it is not what I have observed. MyRouteApp's reply to me was:The 'manage' tab allows you to add your own POIs to the route. Simply click the 'Add' button and then click on a location on the map. You will then be given the option to name the POI and by clicking accept you have added your own POI to the route.
He then points me to the link that says that it is added to the route.You are correct about not being able add a created POI as a waypoint, but adding a route point (waypoint) is only one extra click.
This is what I see.
Adding a POI to the route. Click on the POI, there is the big 'plus' sign to click.
Adding my own POI (A59), and doing the same thing - there is no way to add it to the route.
No big plus sign in the pop up menu.
The only thing to do is to put a shaping point on top of the POI - which I think is what he was suggesting.
I checked out your comment about the POI being added to the gpx file - and therefore appearing in Favourites on the XT2. Quite correct. I checked that out a year or so ago, and that didn't seem to happen, so I believe this is relatively new behaviour. But maybe I just didn't spot it - although I know that I was looking for it. But now the added POI is definitly listed in the gpx file as a Waypoint. It is just not included in the route. But thanks for alerting me to that behaviour. That is definitley useful.
I didn't do anything to my created POI except add it to the POI list in 'Manage'. That seemed to cause it to appear in the gpx file when I saved it. The 'Manage' section of POIs seems to be only concerned with the currently selected route - ie if I switch to another route, my A50 POI isn't listed. But it is listed again when I switch back to the route which was loaded when I created the POI.