OpenPoiMap - aka Taglocator

Posted by marczoutendijk on 17 February 2015 in English (English)

After almost 3 months of work, development reached version 1.0! Also I have changed its name from Taglocator to OpenPoiMap which is maybe more descriptive for the non-mapper.

And it is now available under its own domain name:

Compared to the first version many improvements have taken place (thanks to the community) and it is fully described in a wiki.

The tool is handy for mappers, to check their own work and see what is missing from the map in the areas they know, but it is at least as useful for the layman mapuser who just wants to know the nearest Busstop, Bookstore, Library, Restaurant, Pub, Cinema, Hotel, Giftstore, Optician, Monumental Tree, Picnic, Windmill, Museum, Viewpoint, Parking, Bicycle rental. . . (not necessarily in that order!)

But if you want to check which Bar has no Telephone number, that's also possible!

Many improvements are yet to come, and development continues. Give it a try!

Comment from Jan van Bekkum on 2 March 2015 at 07:36

It is a very useful and intuitive tool indeed! Do you think it would be possible to show POI's at lower zoom levels if the POI density is low? For example can I see all campings in Ethiopia in one go (similar to


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Comment from marczoutendijk on 2 March 2015 at 09:37

Because of a possible overflow (or a time-out) with large sets of data, you need this trick to do want you want do:

  1. Move the map to Ethiopia (it's not necessary to see the whole country)
  2. In the User Pois field put this: {Ethiopia}tourism=campsite
  3. Hit the show button

You now must zoom in to the point where the blue/black bar at the top of the screen starts to spin. Wait till it stops and zoom out till you see the whole country. When I did that, I saw this:

Doing the same thing for all the Pubs in the UK might not work because of the huge number of Pubs!

Comment from Jan van Bekkum on 2 March 2015 at 09:54

Works like a charm!

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