Our new Points of Interest (POI) product page

Apr 11, 2024 9:30:13 AM / by Andrew Smith

POI for NM blog

NationalMap recently worked with a client on identifying the physical attributes, infrastructure and amenities of our cities and towns. The idea being that a resident’s proximity to these features can contribute to their overall health and well-being quite considerably.

The project used our extensive points of interest (POI) data sets such as hospitals, schools, supermarkets, parks & reserves, railway stations, bus stops, pharmacies and more.

Since then we’ve only been growing our POI data sets and they’ve become more and more sought after across multiple industries.  In response, we thought it timely to consolidate these POI data categories into a more identifiable package option with their own product page.

This process got me thinking about how we all use POI in our daily lives (whether we consciously know it or not). For example, we will soon be adding cycle routing to our new Multimodal Routing Network and this reminded me of the psychological dimension of certain POI’s when it comes to perceived distance. I even wrote a blog about perceived distance a while ago, which you can read here.

In fact, in putting together this new POI product page it became clear that myself and the NationalMap team had really been quite captured by our growing POI data for a while now. This interest being reflected in the number of blog posts we’ve done where you can explore some of the categories and ways that NationalMap’s POI data can be used.

Here are some of our previous POI focused blogs:

Worth noting of course that data currency is key and because the above blogs were written over a year ago now, some of the data quoted will be out of date.

Needless to say though, if you want the very latest, most comprehensive, lovingly (and locally) curated POI data available in New Zealand, then check out the new NationalMap POI data product page to see what categories we collate and then get in touch!