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POIplaza is one of the world's largest GPS databases, from where you can download free of charge POIs selected by countries and categories - for PNA, PDA or mobile phone based navigation applications.

The POIplaza database contains 5,924,103 POIs from 218 countries in 3,630 categories, 21 formats. POIplaza has 95,100 registered users.

Our visitors are downloading on average 30,419 files per week.

What is a POI?

A POI (Point of Interest) is a dataset containing GPS coordinates that represents interesting and important locations in navigation applications. The most popular POI categories are for example speedcams, accommodation locations, restaurants, petrol stations, parking lots, wifi hotspots, attractions, etc. POIplaza portal – similar to navigation applications – is able to plan routes to POIs, or to warn of their presence when passing by.

POI contains the name and address of the Point of Interest, phone number in international format (that can be dialed from an appropriate navigation device), and of course geographic coordinates: latitude and longitude. Ultimate applications may handle other data, like detailed description, working hours, other contacts, and even photos (rich POI).

Downloading POI data to your GPS navigation system or PDA couldn't be simpler. You simply choose a country and list of services then download the .zip file that corresponds to the navigation software you use to your computer. Once you have connected your device, unpack the data into the relevant POI folder on your device following easy, step-by-step guide, and you are ready to go.

Statistics

POI 5 924 103 Registered users 95 100
Becker 0.9 % Be-on-road 0.1 % Desnav 0 %
Destinator 0.5 % Garmin 27.4 % GoClever 1.3 %
Google Earth 1.9 % iGO-MioMap 9.2 % iGO8 20.6 %
iGO Amigo 3.3 % iGO Primo 4.7 % Macrom 0 %
Magellan 0.3 % Mireo 0.6 % Navigon 2.5 %
Navman 0.5 % Pocket Driver 0 % Route 66 0.6 %
Sygic 10.4 % TomTom 14.9 %    
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