Custom Places (POIs)—either downloaded from a customer database or manually created—may be imported into CoPilot.

POIs Description and Coordinates

If you wish to import POIs, please ensure they are in .OV2 and/or .CSV format and follow the format below. We recommend that each column must begin with a header in the following order for formatting purposes:

  • Name
  • Street
  • City
  • County
  • Post Code
  • Longitude
  • Latitude
  • Phone

NOTE: Even if not all of those columns are used, please keep the column empty. Also, when entering coordinates please use at least coordinates 6 decimals long. This will help improve the accuracy of your routing. You can also use this tool to verify your coordinate's accuracy.


Icons must be in 22 x 22 pixel size in .PNG or .BMP format for CoPilot to import them properly.


How to Import

  1. Plug your device into the computer. (iTunes should automatically open. If not, launch it.)
  2. If this is the first time you are syncing your device with the computer, you will be prompted to respond to a Trust this computer box on the device.
  3. Ensure CoPilot has not yet been launched on the device. If launched please close the app. For more information about closing an App on iOS, see: Close an app on iOS.
  4. In iTunes, select the icon for your iOS device at the top left corner of your screen.
  5. Select Apps, you will now be presented with a screen the displays all of your apps and below will be a File Sharing section.


  6. Select CoPilot from the Apps area
  7. Then drag and drop or select "Add file"� to load the custom POI images and .CSV/.OV2 files into CoPilot Documents section. The custom POI icons and .CSV/.OV2 files will appear as you drag and drop or add the files to the CoPilot Documents section.

  8. Wait a few seconds. The csv/ ov2 file should disappear.
  9. New POI Set Found will display with the POI set name, select the next arrow.

  10. You can then choose a preset category as listed or create a New Category.


  11. After choosing to create a new category, you can select the custom icon in the Pick an Image screen.

  12. You will then be asked if importing safety camera data; choose No. 

  13. Now, when you input a new destination , tap on  under Search Places to pull out the list of all POIs, and you will see your custom icon.
  14. Choose it to browse the new POIs near you.


  15. If you have loaded POIs for a different country you will need to search by entering City Name > Other City