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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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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Looking for a world database with locations of medical centers, schools, kindergartens, etc

Is there some database with official information about medical centers, schools, POI's and their geo coordinates for all countries in the world? It doesn't have to be free, but I need the GEO ...
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How do I create groups of points from lat/long pairs?

I have a database which contains Lat/Long pairs to identify the location of points of interest. I would like to group the points of interest into groups of 10. The group should be geographically ...
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where do I download POIs from Wikipedia? placeopedia used to have them but is now gone

I am trying to improve OpenStreetMap in Siem Reap, Cambodia. A way I am doing this is to add temple locations. I hear that there is a dataset of temple locations available from Wikipedia (presumably ...
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How to find the nearest city for a POI in a OpenStreetMap/PostGIS database?

I'm interested in finding additional data for the POIs in OSM database. Currently I can use the following SQL for getting the name+long+lat for all the POIs SELECT name, x(transform(way, ...
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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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How to extract german restaurants from planet.osm?

Want to get the data out of http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Planet.osm UPDATE: i just come back from the site http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Planet.osm which has got some files that belong to ...
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Find points of interest near a path?

Imagine a table of points of interest along with lat/long. The user identifies two of these points. I want to do the following: Calculate a great-circle path between these points Find all POIs that ...
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Open source database of world locations [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Comprehensive list of Latitude and Longitude values of cities round the world i would like to know if is out there any downloadable database of world locations, i know ...
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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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How to find the nearest point from POI in PostGIS?

I have Point of Interest data in MySQL. This are the fields latitude,longitude,address,types in which I have stored the data. Now i want to import it into PostGIS Database. But does it required ...
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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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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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How to find library or other business POIs?

I am just starting an Intro GIS course, so I really have no idea what the best place is to find downloadable GIS data. I was really hoping to do my semester project on library or bookstore locations ...
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OSM personal points of interest

I use OpenStreetMap along with OSMand on my mobile device. I have personal points of interest on my map that I do not want to upload to the community. Currently I use Favorites in OSMand to save ...
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Different ways to publish media-enhanced route/trail information to mobile users

I'm looking for some different approaches that a non-profit I'm helping could use to publish information about some tourism routes. Each route is 1-2 tracks, with some historical background ...
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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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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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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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How to design a database for continents, countries, regions, cities and POIs?

I'm brand new to GIS programming and I am designing a GIS application. Target is to create system with continents, countries, regions (including states, sub-regions, provinces), cities and places in ...
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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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polygon from exterior points

How to convert points data to polygon, so as to form polygon from exterior point as shown above
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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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Where can I find map icons for famous Paris landmarks?

Title says it all: looking for icons for famous landmarks in Paris, such as the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Louvre, Notre Dame. These should do. For other poi's I have general category-icons, but ...
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Finding poi using st_dwithin in postgis

I am not familiar with gis or writing sql, so my understanding in this field is lacking. I have a hundreds of lat/lng geographic coordinates stored in a single table called Places like this: ID | ...
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Is there any automated process to download POI from Wikimapia?

Is there any automated process to download point of intrest from Wikimapia. I want to download some features such as Schools
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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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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 ...
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OSM XML: Should I generate contact:phone or phone?

I am generating OSM XML data for all POIs of Wikivoyage, the collaborative travel guide. When I want to express a phone number, should I generate contact:phone or phone? Both mean the same thing. ...
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Android app: GPS Logger and POI recorder, with offline map

I am looking for a good app that can do one or many of my below listed requirements. They are listed with the most fundamental functions first. Preferably the app can do all of it, but it should at ...
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Seeking Shapefiles of Restaurants in South Florida?

I am doing a project on food trucks for my Intro to GIS class and am looking for locations of places to eat here in South Florida to overlay with places of business. I would like to make a map of ...
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Open Source + Offline Geo Notebook

I am looking for an open source offline software to record points of interest that I might visit at a later date. Let's say I am reading a book about Alaska, I'd like to take notes about interesting ...
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How to avoid overlapping SVG icons and labels?

I've dropped a point and then selected a svg icon. But now I'm right next to the other points I want to label. Now you have the svg icon, but be on the label, that is, the label may no longer be seen. ...
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Enrich a dataset of POIs with OpenStreetMap

I have a list of POIs, some with a full description and some with only a few data entries, like the following: 6.9441000 50.9242000 [50677] (Ital) Casa di Biase [Köln] 6.9373600 50.9291800 ...
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MySQL Query to fetch all cities and POI's near the route

I'm implementing alghorithm to search POI near the route (array of Lat, Long points). My problem is that I don't know how to calculate distance beetween line segment and POI. Look at picture that I ...
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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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POI database of tourist attractions, or POI database with popularity index

I'd like to build a list of popular points of interest and tourist attractions for many/every city in the world. Is there any sort of dataset that I can use for this which either contains only popular ...
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Where to store geodata to be layered over an OSM tile map?

I'm working on a project for which most data can come straight from OSM. But some data is not relevant to OSM and will need to be stored separately then layered over the top. Probably the tiles will ...
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Not rendered pois on OpenStreetMap

There are a few poi that I can see on Josm that are not rendered to the final map. OSM database contains them at least for some month. I can' figure out why the doesn't appear on the map. Example poi ...
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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" ...
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Longitudinal and Latitudinal coordinates of interstate exits

I need to find the coordinates of all the interstate exits for some research. I'm not looking to code up a program that will do it for me, but I was hoping that someone had already done it and would ...
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Global POI database in JSON format?

Does anyone knows if there is a flat file database of points of interest in a json format somewhere available for download? If not how would one set off to create such a database? Are there any tools ...
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looking for places-api that exposes qualitative data/tags like 'trendy' or 'casual' for a place

I'm looking for places-api that exposes qualitative data/tags like 'trendy' or 'casual' for a place. I hoped Foursquare would give me this but I believe it doesn't. It would be great to have tags ...
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Is there an open source international GeoCoding database if you only need city level resolution?

I'm writing an application that needs to plot a user's location on the map, and the user could be anywhere in the world, but I only need city/town level resolution, not street address. Is there a ...
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How to find the POI (points of interest) Within a Given Radius?

I have a table with x,y coordinates with the_geom column. Now I need to find the nodes (Points Of Interest) present in a given radius. Kindly help me in knowing how to find it. Thanks.
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Design a routing system

I am trying to develop an application, firstly web, later mobile, that builds a route based on points of interest, basically it should show the route and the points of interest and when the user ...
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Distribution of POI query result

There are a lot of POIS in the database with fileds id name address lon lat. When we tried to query some points for a given bounding box, it is simple to build the accordingly sql and get the ...
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Leaflet: performant handling of POIs all over the world

When you have a leaflet.js application, such as my experimental toy for xkcd GeoHashing (look at geohashing.cgi plus mirkarte.js), you have to draw points all over the world. In the GeoHashing case, ...