Definition of a POI
The POIs (Place of Interest) is something interesting to tell, to see or to do at a certain location.
Concept of POI vs a Location
The choice made by RouteYou is that there can be many POIs on top of one Location. Read here the definition of a Location as seen by RouteYou.
This means that you "share" the Location with others, but you can add and edit your own POIs.
A POI is just one text linked to a specific location in its most simple form. But that is a bit limited. So here are a few other things you can "add" to your POI:
- Add a picture to a POI
- Link Characteristics to a POI, such as "Bad weather suitable" or "Peculiar" (via groups)
- Link Themes to a POI, such as "Art" or "World Heritage" (via groups)
- Link Your Groups to a POI
These links provide extra information about the POI.
A POI has always ONE owner (could be you). A Location has no owner (or you could see RouteYou as the owner).
The use of POIs
Two approches vs a POI:
- POIs are used in an extended way as an object on its own (you can see them here)
- POIs are used along a Route in a limited way (only one POI per location with one text). Have a look at POIs along a Route here.
Depending on the use (see above), the POI has more or less attributes and possibilities.
Attributes of a POI
- A POI is directly linked to a location which has a Location-type: there is an icon linked to this type, displayed on the Profile of the route
- A POI has a Location-name via its location
- A POI has a description (text) and a language code.
- A POI-description (text) can have a translation in other languages (read about "translating a POI") code.
- A POI has a public/private flag: "Who can see this"
- A POI has a picture
- A POI has source info about that picture
- A POI has a text type
- A POI has a Release date and Expiry date: This indicates that the POI is set Public and as such Visible during these dates if filled in.
Things you can do with a POI
- Create a POI (=Add a POI to a location)
- Delete a POI or remove a POI from a Location
- Edit a POI
- Reposition a POI -> You reposition the Location the POI is attached to
Things you can do with a POI in Route-Mode
For a list of the RouteYou functionalities per type of account: have a look at the RouteYou Functionality Overview per accounttype.