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Place Names / POI Interest Group Launches

Over the past few years, a strong community of interest has evolved around information technologies for developing databases of place names and points of interest, and also the search interfaces and gazetteers that provide the query tools for these databases.

OpenPOIs Launches

I’ve struggled with writing the first blog post about OpenPOIs because there’s so much to say it’s hard to know where or how to begin. So after much procrastination, I’ll just start with the practical, tangible aspects and expand later on. OpenPOIs is an initiative of the Open Geospatial Consortium to build a global, comprehensive database of POIs — points of interest — which are basically all public places. The database is being seeded with existing open …