How can I get rid of blue shopping icons?

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How can I get rid of blue shopping icons?

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I have tried every setting that might affect this and still, at certain times, my route on the screen becomes badly cluttered with blue icons that look like shopping carts. In an urban area, there could be dozens of them, which makes a mess of the screen and obscures important map info. I'm hoping there's a setting I can use to get rid of them. I can't post a screen shot or even experiment at home because they only show up when following a route.

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Re: How can I get rid of blue shopping icons?

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The only thing that comes to my mind is that an "Up ahead places" map layer is turned on. It would have to be from an added POI file for it to show locations associated with shopping and have blue shopping icons. It would also mean that this added category has been enabled via the 'up ahead' function. All of this requires a lot of deliberation though so I suspect there is something else at play that I am not aware of.
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Interesting. Up Ahead is enabled, but no added POIs. But your reply prompts me to disable Foursquare and see if that makes a difference.

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danham wrote: 10 May 2023 11:42 Interesting. Up Ahead is enabled, but no added POIs. But your reply prompts me to disable Foursquare and see if that makes a difference.
I have never seen icons on the map that would be attributed to Foursquare. I agree with turning it off though. I turned mine off on my last trip due to frustration over the incredibly inaccurate distances shown in Foursquare search results items. I wonder if there is a process within Foursquare that verifies listings.
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I think it may be the Up Ahead feature, which I am going to disable.
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danham wrote: 10 May 2023 12:47 I think it may be the Up Ahead feature, which I am going to disable.
I hope it works. I will be surprised if it does because multiple intentional acts are required just to get Up Ahead icons to appear on the map let alone them being blue shopping cart ones. No harm in trying it. Mine stays off.
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Peobody wrote: 10 May 2023 13:22 I hope it works. I will be surprised if it does because multiple intentional acts are required just to get Up Ahead icons to appear on the map let alone them being blue shopping cart ones. No harm in trying it. Mine stays off.
You're scaring me. ;-) Here's what I've done (but not tested yet):

Up Ahead Places un-checked in Settings --> Map & Vehicle --> Map Layers.

Are you saying there's more to be done?

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danham wrote: 10 May 2023 15:22 Are you saying there's more to be done?
No, that's all. I used the "multiple intentional acts" phrase because displaying Up Ahead icons requires...
...that the Up Ahead feature be enabled
AND
---that, when the map is open, you have selected a category in its Up Ahead function (thee dot button > Up Ahead > category).
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