A point of interest (or point feature) is a specific geographic location that someone may find useful or interesting.

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POI Datasets for North America

I use foursquare because it contains a lot of POIs. Which database do you use when you need a point of interest in North America?
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GIS data for fast food industry

I am working a small project related to fast food industry. I am trying find GIS data for fast food chains like subway, MC Donald's, Arby's, etc in state of Ohio. Basically, I am looking for point ...
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Available US State or National business (or employer) database lists?

This question dovetails with this post on geomarketing applications. I am familiar with some of larger, paid-for business registry's like InfoUSA and Dunn & Bradstreet. While the detailed ...
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Does a national(USA) interstate rest stop/rest area dataset exist?

And I don't care about format--worry about that later! I found some maps in Google maps, usually per state. I also have one map made my someone else, that no longer appears in the Google Maps search ...
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Where to license non-automotive POIs for France, Spain and Portugal?

qualified POIs are needed for a commercial project - should cover broad out-of-car usecases (not needed: parking, gas stations). Could be commercially licensable data or derived from national geodata ...