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

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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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Converting SimpleGeo Places GeoJSON file to shapefile?

SimpleGeo has recently made their "Places" data set freely available which is GREAT, because now we can use it for our own purposes, even offline. So I went about downloading the 2GB dataset, which ...
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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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Is there a comprehensive list of latitude and longitude values for cities around the world?

I'm developing an application that calculates the distance between cities using their respective Longitude and Latitude values. But the problem is where to get a comprehensive list of latitude and ...
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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 can I download the metro stations of Paris from OpenStreetMap?

I'm just getting acquainted with OSM (OpenStreetMap), so this might be a total newbie question, but I'm looking for OSM Point of Interest data for all metro stations in Paris. I'm sure this info ...
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mysql database of bars, pubs and restaurants in the united states and maybe canada

I am mostly seeking Bars and Pubs but Restaurants are a very nice bonus. I need a database with zipcode, city, state, longitude, latitude, establishment name, establishment contact information, maybe ...
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Russian GIS Data

Which companies are the best suppliers of vector, geocoding, imagery, and POI data in Russia? Which companies provide a complete service (which includes the above data types and also routing, ...
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Do you know of any sites where I could find some cool recreational shapefiles?

Do you know of any sites that I could find some cool recreational shapefiles? An example would be shapefile of the golf courses, ski resorts, or maybe baseball fields in the united states?
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Seeking shapefiles of business locations [duplicate]

Does anyone know where to find shapefiles of businesses such as grocery stores or gas stations?
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Android app to save offline map + POIs?

I don't know much about GIS and would like to find an application for travelling with the following features: support Points of Interests (sights, restaurants, etc.); Clicking on any POI should ...
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Touristic poi-data (api or dump) with popularity measure

I'm looking for freely available touristic (hotel, restaurants, bars, attractions, etc.) poi-data that have some measure of popularity. With popularity I mean, explicit popularity like on ...
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Where to find a polygon database of golf courses in the US?

Does anyone know where I can find an accurate polygon database of all golf courses in the us?
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View Waypoints in OSM

I have a GPX file with my waypoints. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <gpx version="1.0"> <name>My Favorites</name> <wpt lat="-26.7183013" ...