What is a POI?
POI is a common term for points of interest, or places of
definition is pretty good.
What is the OpenPOIs Registry?
A database of points of interest information containing names and point locations for millions of businesses and civic places across the globe. Access is free and the data is open to all to use.
Why create yet another POI database?
How can I get the data?
The database can be queried by bounding box or by name via
simple WFS requests. Each POI also has an elegant, permanent, RESTful URI.
What format is this data in?
All queries return data in either XML or JSON format
conforming to the draft
W3C POIWG specification.