Landmark Solutions launches Points of Interest On-Demand web portal

Landmark Solutions, a division of Landmark Information Group Ltd, has launched a new ‘Pay as You Go’ web portal – POI On Demand – which provides secure, immediate access to the full Point-X GB Points of Interest dataset, which includes over four million active features.

The POI On Demand service enables users to access highly accurate location-based data that can be used for a wide range of projects, such as urban planning, retail or property development or other projects that require the very latest information regarding local points of interest.

It includes everything from cattle grids, letterboxes, bus stops and public conveniences, through to nightclubs, cash machines and fish & chip shops.

By overlaying the POI data onto OS Open Source mapping, users can select the geography, the exact features required and instantly download them ready for immediate use within the user’s own GI systems.

Richmond Crowhurst, senior public sector manager of Landmark Solutions, said: “The new POI On-Demand web portal is designed to provide immediate access to a huge wealth of points of interest data for Great Britain.

“As a Pay as you Go service users can immediately access the data whenever they need it, on a case by case basis. Setting up an account is simple and training is provided beforehand, so users know exactly how to search the dataset to find exactly what they need. Once credit has been added, you can go in and download data on pretty much any POI to support any projects you may be working on.”

The Point-X POI dataset is broken down by nine groups*, which includes 52 categories of data, which in turn are broken down into 620 classes of Points of Interests.

As an example, a user is able to search through the ‘Accommodation, Eating & Drink’ group, access the ‘Eating & Drinking’ category, and search on all ‘Restaurants’ within a set geographical location. An alternative example is the ‘Public Infrastructure’ group, which includes the ‘Infrastructure and Facilities’ category, and search the ‘Public Telephones’ class to identify the number of public phones within a set area.

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