Find a place of interest (POI)
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Finding a random place of interest
Go via the main menu to the page Search places of interest.
Here there are several options to search places of interest
- Simply go to the map and scrol. That way you il zoom in and out and the POI's will change accordingly. The map shows a maximum of 50 POI's at once. Even if more are available. This is for reasons of performance. The list shows the complete range.
- Enter an address in the search field (magnifying glass) at the top right of the map.
- Enter the name of a POI in the Keywords field.
- Search by type or by characteristics or theme if you go to More options.
Or a combination of the above.
There is also a specific option 'Auto zoom off or on'. On this page you can read what it does.
Finding your POI
The easiest way to find your POI is:
- Login in
- On the MyRouteYou page, under 'My home', you will find the sub-tab Places of interest. Click it to get an overview (list + map) of your places of interest.
- Zoom in on the area of choice.
- Click on the desired POI: in the list or on the map. If you use the map, you can click on the link in the ballon tat appears when you click on a specific POI.
- This will take you to the location page. There you can add or edit your text and pictures.
For an overrview of the RouteYou functionalities per account type, click here.
Searching for a specific POI
Finding a POI via "Search places of interest"
If you go to Search places of interest via the main menu, you can filter your way to the place you want as described in the various items below.
You can also get there directly via this link.
Based on type
Suppose you are looking for a specific type of POI such as a 'restaurant'. You can quickly find it as follows:
- Go to Search places of interest or click here.
- Select in 'Service-type' Eat & Drink and then Restaurant. Or use the search bar.
(Note! In some browsers you have to click the type-button twice to see the options list.)
- Zoom in on the desired area.
The types are structured herachically.
- At the bottom - next to the magnifying glass - you can type in a name, and then the matching type will be serached in the entire hierarchy. So you don't have to search through the different levels.
- You can open and close the hierarchical structure to find a specific type (see figure below).
- With the ++ and -- option you can open or close the entire hierarchy at once.
Tip! Check via More Options if you are filtering on the correct language. To be sure you can set the language to 'All'.
Based on "Characteristic"
You will find many other filter options using More options. For example, you can specifically select a characteristic such as "Child Friendly".
Based on "Theme"
You will find many other filter options using More options. For example, you can select a specific theme such as "Architecture".