Questions tagged [point-of-interest]

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

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Google Maps POI in QGIS

i need to plot Google Maps POI in my map in a way that i would be later able to work with them (eg. turn them off, change the symbology, make joins etc). does anyone know if there is a way to import ...
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Merge nearby points from two shapefiles in QGIS

I am working with 2 shapefiles: points from one datasource and another. Some of the features are duplicates. However, since data quality in the second datasource is not as good as in the first one, ...
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Removing symbols from area that is also shown on inset map using QGIS

I have a layer with locations. I want to display this on a layout that has a map at a small scale (main map) and an inset map at a bigger scale. I do not want to show on the main map the symbols that ...
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List of commonly used categories in POIs

I want to add POI management functionality to an existing software project. Though providing a list of categories seems a bit tricky. On one side, I do not want to reinvent the wheel and create my own ...
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Listing churches with their administrative location using Overpass

I'd like to extract a list of churches from OSM with their name, their coordinates and the name of the lower administrative division they belong to. I managed to get the first ones with: area["name"="...
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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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Computing the list of POI "visited" by a given track

The problem: finding "visited POIs" (1) I have on the one hand a set X of let's say Points of Interest (POI) defined by (label, latitude, longitude), for instance Pall = {("Punab", ...
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Lat Lng Search Along Line from Direction (Geographic North)

Most of the lat lng searches are for POIs within a radius. How does one define POIs+(margin of error) that are along a (infinite) straight line (or geodesic or great sphere) defined by a north ...
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How to search OpenStreetMap for tags? [duplicate]

How can I have e.g. all highway speed cameras displayed on the map, i.e. what is the URL syntax to search OpenStreetMap for certain tags? And where is this information (tagged locations, POIs etc.) ...
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Supplement Mapbox geocoder results with external geocoder API

I am still learning JS so please bear with me. I have built a Mapbox GL JS map and would like to supplement Mapbox geocoding results with those from an external geocoding API as many POIs I need are ...
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Select evenly distirbuted points of unevenly distributed set

I have a task which looks pretty nontrivial yet pretty standard. Let's say, I have a set of points, unevenly distributed on the map (i.e. in some regions there are a lot of points, while in the ...
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Creating polygon from exterior points using PostGIS?

How to convert points data to polygon, so as to form polygon from exterior point as shown above
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Seeking 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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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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Seeking Android app to save offline map and POIs? [closed]

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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Seeking Android app to be GPS Logger and POI recorder, with offline map? [closed]

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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Colliding labels for point features in QGIS

I have a layer (point features) containing various points of interest (POIs), some of them have the exact same location. I would like to map these POIs and add a label showing their names. However, ...
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Extracting point data from EPSG 4326 image [closed]

I am new in the field. I am trying to extract remote sensing data from selected points. I am using a remote sensing image with CRS of EPSG:4326. I defined the points which I will extract data from by ...
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Defining point location at EPSG 4326 image

I am new in the field and I would like to ask which is the correct way to define a point location for an image with EPSG 4326 crs. I used QGIS software, and created a .csv file with the latitude - ...
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How to transfer POI layer from QGIS to OSMAnd?

I've got a POI layer (vector layer with single-point geometry) in QGIS and would like to import these points to OSMAnd under "My Locations" including the attributes (like name of the point). How can I ...
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Remove Sentinel 2 tiles with a given cloudy pixel - Google Earth Engine

I have a point of a given latitude and longitude. I would like to filter out all Sentinel2 tiles where the particular pixel which the point is within is cloudy. This is different from the more ...
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Getting wikimapia embeded in Leaflet map?

I have a leaflet map where I want to get wikimapia POI and data inside my map so I could identify some Points of interests and informations which are in wikimapia ,I have a wikimapia kml that loads in ...
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Adding detailed Google Maps baselayer on Leaflet

I know that Google map baselayer can be used in Leaflet like this: googleMap = L.tileLayer('http://{s}.google.com/vt/lyrs=s&x={x}&y={y}&z={z}',{ maxZoom: 20, subdomains:['mt0','mt1','mt2',...
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Downloading Points of Interest from Google Maps?

Is there any legal way to search and download google maps POI information, based on user location and search radius (50 km) + search criteria (eg restaurant) ? Output would ideally be KML or CSV.
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Getting Details of POI

I am pretty new with this so please bear with me. I am able to extract GeoJSON data from OSM and Load it into MongoDB. I am able to run queries to get the data based on Radius. The data looks ...
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Seeking dataset locating points of interest such as fire stations in Canada?

Is there a dataset locating points of interest such as fire stations in Canada? I tried using the one at http://www.mapcruzin.com/ but the accuracy was not correct.
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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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Looking for free POIs for Ireland?

My project is an Android travel app with Irish map and POIs. Where can I find free sources with Irish POIs?
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Avoid OpenStreetMap loading shops, monuments, restaurants and any other POIs?

I am loading OpenStreetMap using Leaflet. More or less I'm doing this: var objmap = new L.Map(p_objCapaMapa, mapOptions); var osmUrl = 'https://{s}.tile.openstreetmap.org/{z}/{x}/{y}.png'; ...
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Which approach is faster for getting all POIs from MySQL/MariaDB with PHP/Laravel [closed]

Correct me if I'm wrong. There are three approaches to get the nearest homes, users have created in my website: To create a table with two columns(latitude, longitude) that both of them are float ...
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Detecting if GPS coordinates fall within polygon of points?

I'm looking for a simple explanation on how to detect if GPS coordinates fall within a polygon of points. I would prefer an explanations that can be done using paper and pencil and not programming ...
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OpenStreetMap (OSM) POI tools/API

Currently I'm working with OSM. I just need to use it's POI tools/API - https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/POI_tools/API in order to receive data in json format. But I can't understand what the URL ...
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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, ...
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Extracting German restaurants from planet.osm? [closed]

I want to get the data out of http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Planet.osm I have 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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Point feature changes over time?

QGIS strategy for denoting point feature changes over time? My project file has a shapefile layer (point symbols) geolocating 50 historic street name mosaics embedded in concrete sidewalks throughout ...
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Finding POIs in Postgresql around point

I'm trying to select POIs from around given location within some distance. I tried so far two approaches I found online, but unfortunately none seems to be working - I'm getting no rows despite the ...
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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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Extracting POI from Openstreetmap (*.osm)

I've searched the web and found out that "osmosis" is the key. also, this blog http://learnosm.org/en/osm-data/osmosis/ gave me a huge hint and i made it to extract POI tag by tag (by the way, i am ...
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Convert Some unknown location format to Decimal format

I have seen one Website, which contains the coordinate and other information. I found that coordinates is in a different format, I can't convert to decimal format. The Website is : Check here ...
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Iterating over point layer and select another layer's points in radius using PyQGIS?

I found this code snippet in Selecting features within certain buffer distance of selected feature using PyQGIS?, which is almost what I'm looking for, except I don't have polylines but points and I ...
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Creating groups of points from lat/long pairs using R?

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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Checking two different releases of POI Features for not only spatial differences using ArcPy?

I have Point Of Interest (POI) data for two different years. I wrote code to get two feature classes where each contains the POIs that differ (spatially) from the other release. I make mostly use of ...
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How to load POI based on map movements?

I'm currently creating a new website based on geo-localised informations, which is quite new to me. I need to display my points of interest according to where the map is, and where the user make it ...
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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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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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Where to find POI data for places of worship (e.g. churches)?

I am looking for free U.S. state-wide and/or county-wide shapefiles that include geographic locations for places of worship. Examples include churches, temples, synagogues, and mosques. In other ...
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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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Finding all the POIs in the world using OpenStreetMap?

I would like to extract airports' boundaries from OpenStreetMap. Therefore, to extract data from a given country, for instance France I do: area["name"="France"]->.boundaryarea; ( node(area....
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Finding all airports in given country or region using Overpass API?

I'm starting using the Overpass API and I would like to request airports data in some given regions and countries. So for instance, I've written, {{geocodeArea:Île-de-France}}->.searchArea; node["...
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Android Mapping App for POIs

I am looking for an offline map that can import a large number (>50k) of POIs and overlay them onto the map. It should provide at least some basic search functions, e.g. show POIs sorted by distance ...