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Satellite navigation POI files

Download the MBPLC POI Files

You can now download a Point of Interest (POI) file onto your Sat Nav or laptop giving you instant directions to every Mitchells & Butlers retaurant and pub. Please consult your device user manual before downloading/uploading any POI files to your system.

Files are provided for TomTom, Garmin, Navman and Google Earth.

TomTom

Download the TomTom MBPLC POI zip file and save it to a location on your computer. Extract the files. This download contains two files: an .ov2 & a .bmp file.

  • Attach your TomTom unit / TomTom Memory Card to your computer (see your TomTom documentation for instructions on how to do this).
  • Using My Computer (located in the Windows Start Menu) navigate to the Great Britain Map directory or Western Europe map directory (if you are using a MAC use Finder to locate the directory). Copy the .ov2 and .bmp files to this directory.
  • Now, using your TomTom, go to Change Preferences > Manage POI > Add POI and select MBPLC.
  • To navigate to your chosen MBPLC select: Navigate to... > Point of Interest > MBPLC. Then select one of the pubs on the list and follow the on-screen instructions.

For more information go to the TomTom website.

Garmin

In order to use the POI's on Garmin Satnav equipment you need the Garmin POI Loader software which can be found on the Garmin website. Make sure that all POI files (.csv and .bmp) are in the same folder - i.e. if you use these files along with other bar chains POI's, make sure these are in the same folder as the POI's from MBPLC. (Each time you upload new POI files it wipes out any previously loaded custom points so make sure all the POI files are in the same folder.

Uploading the files:

  • Unzip the POI files into a folder (eg "My Documents/Garmin POI's")
  • Make sure POI Loader software is installed and then connect your Garmin Unit (or memory card) to your PC using the supplied USB lead (or card reader)
  • If the software does not automatically start, open it now.
  • Browse for your POI folder and follow the on screen instructions.
  • Garmin recommend using the auto mode but there is a manual upload selection where you can specify the proximity alert distances for each individual file.

For more information go to the Garmin website.

Navman

Every version of NAVMAN has different instructions for uploading the POI file. Please download the Navman MBPLC POI zip file and refer to your instruction manual.

You can download instruction manuals for all models of NAVMAN equipment from the Navman website and specify the proximity alert distances for each individual file.

For more information go to the Navman website.

Google Earth

Download the Google Earth MBPLC POI zip file and save it to a location on your computer. Extract the files. This download contains two files: a kml and a bmp file.

  • In Google Earth open the kml file.
  • To allocate the MBPLC icon to each listing right click on the first restaurant or pub in the list and select 'Properties'
  • Click the button at the end of the line with the restaurant or pub name listed.
  • Click 'Add Custom Icon' and browse to the location containing the extracted files and select the bmp file
  • Click on 'OK' and 'OK' again to apply the icon.
  • Right click on the parent MBPLC item in the list and select 'Properties'. Select the 'Style, Color' tab and click 'Share Style'. This will apply the icon to all your listings.