How many POIs does OpenStreetMap have?

Posted by PlaneMad on 1 October 2016 in English (English)

Might depend on what exactly one considers a point of interest, but looking at some common keys:

we get around 20 million features that could be potential landmarks or points of interest.

Just counting points that have names, we get around 12.9 million features.


70 million individual addresses and 49 million postcode locations

Maybe there is a better way of finding out, but here's a new conversation starter at your next mapping party!

Comment from Zverik on 1 October 2016 at 09:32

By counting features in maps, I found around 11.2 million POIs with names, quite close to your estimate.

Comment from escada on 1 October 2016 at 10:12

And then you forgot to look at the tourism tag (hotel, museum, etc.) :-)

Comment from jonwit on 3 October 2016 at 13:22

That's a lot of Pokémon go stops

Comment from robbieonsea on 4 October 2016 at 23:48

Some other POIs:

Nearly 7.4 million individual trees

0.5 million historic=memorial/monument/wayside_cross|shrine

over 0.4 million peaks

Comment from PlaneMad on 4 October 2016 at 23:57

Thank you escada and robbieonsea, updated! Not included tree's though.

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