Installation Guide

Please note: When updating our overlay, please make sure to first delete the old files (BMPs and OV2 files.

  1. Please log in on, go to the TomTom mobile product page, select the desired country, click "Start download", and save the file on your hard drive.

    Tip: For performance reasons, we recommend only differentiating between the categories of speed and red light speed cameras . Here, please make sure that you activate the option "Separation only according to speed and red light speed cameras" during the new real-time download.

  2. Please unzip the file with a suitable program - we recommend WINZIP - in a target folder of your choice. In our example, we selected folder "C:/temp/new folder"; see illustration:

  3. The unzipped files can now be found in the folder that you selected (in our example it is "C:/temp/new folder"); see illustration:

  4. Now, mark all unzipped files (except readme.txt);click them with the right mouse button and then select "Copy"; see illustration:

  5. Now, put the memory card with TomTom Mobile in the memory card reader of your computer and select the memory card with the Explorer or 'My computer'. Open the folder "German navigator map". Click this folder with the right mouse button and then select 'Paste'; see illustration:

  6. The data will now be copied to the memory card.

  7. When the copy process is finished, all the necessary files will be on your memory card and there will be a folder structure that looks approximately like the following:

  8. That was the most difficult part. You can remove the memory card from the memory card reader and put it into your mobile telephone. Now, only the overlays still have to be activated.

  9. Start the TomTom navigation system and activate the new high accident area POIs under Manage OVI/OVI (de-)activation, see illustration:

  10. By using the menu option "Warn when close to OVI" you can instruct the TomTom navigation system to issue a warning before all speed cameras. This warning can be set individually for each category (50 speed cameras, 100 speed cameras, and so on).

  11. After choosing the category, you can enter the distance as of which the TomTom navigation system should give you an acoustic warning.

    We recommend the following settings;of course, you are free to adjust the values to suit your needs:
    10-30 km/h speed camera 100m
    40-80 km/h speed camera 250m
    90-130 km/h speed camera 500m
    dyn. speed camera 500m
    traffic light speed camera 100m

  12. Then, select the warning signal for each category. The TomTom navigation system provides 15 different sounds. We recommend a short, terse sound in order to not disrupt any voice messages from the navigation program for any longer than necessary.

  13. We recommend that you don't activate the menu option "Only warn if the POI is on the route".


    If you activate this option, you will only be warned if the speed camera is on the route and on the same side of the road. Our speed camera database works with an accuracy of +/- 20m. Therefore, it is possible that the TomTom navigation system won't recognise a speed camera, because the program would assume that the speed camera is on the other side of the road due to a slight deviation. In addition, there are also many speed cameras that are on the left side of the road but work in both directions or can be swivelled. Therefore, please don't activate this item, and all speed cameras in your direction of travel with an angle of 90º to the left and right, will be included in the warnings.

Good Reasons for - Speed Camera DataBase