Assume you have already downloaded updated iGO maps files, but don’t know where to put them in the correct file folders. In this post, I will explain to you where to put the iGO map files in different folders. You can also see the iGO files structure.
The new iGO maps files should all be put under Content folder.
Click Content folder, so you can see there are many folders inside.
For example, there are files and folders as following.
Building, map, and poi files are the most important for iGO
So I will explain to you these files.
- iGO > content > buildingClick Building folder, you will see 2 files with suffix of 3dc and 3dl inside, which means 3D view Landmarks/Building.* .3DL – 3D renderings of some important buildings
* .3DC – Contours of the items on the map
* _petrol.3DL – 3D Images of some petrol stations
Landmarks are 3D representations of prominent or well-known objects. 3D buildings are block representations of full town building data containing actual building sizes and positions on the map.
- iGO > content > mapOpen map folder, you can see many files with suffix of .fbl, .fda, .fjw, .fpa, .fsp, .ftr.
fbl – Actual maps for a country(most important map file)
fda – Driver Alerts (Primo only)
fjw – Junction view SVG format, it is graphic showing where to do off a highway.
fpa – Point Addressing, is where addresses (along with entry points) stored individually in map file
fsp – File that contains information about legal maximum speed of travel
ftr – Information Truck information for truck drivers
hnr – Files containing pre calculated route (fast, short, economical and easy). To use hnr one needs the complete mapset unless in sys.txt
- iGO > Content > poi
Files with points of interest (including gas stations, hotels, ATMs, pharmacies, hospitals, tourist attractions, parking)
- iGO > Content > speedcam
.txt, .spc(Primo only) – Files containing the location of fixed speed cameras. To use spc files need a special license.
If you want to update the speedcams in your iGO maps, you can delete the files speedcam.spdb and SpeedcamUpdates.spud, then copy the new *.txt or *.spc file to the iGO/content/speedcam directory and restart iGO application.
The file will automatically update the database and iGO will generate new speedcam.spdb and SpeedcamUpdates.spud files in the speedcam directory.
With the above explanation of all necessary files in content folder, you should know where to put your new downloaded iGO maps files.
Meanwhile, you can compare the directories of new iGO maps with your current map files. This is also an easy way to know how to update new iGO maps for your country.
I hope this post finds you helpful, if you still have a question, you can leave a comment below.
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