Part 3: Tourism POI Library

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The POI Library is where you will create and store information for your local businesses, services, lodging, viewpoints, attractions, bike friendly business program, or virtually anything else you can think of.

The POI Library will serve 2 primary functions:

  • Adding POI to routes in bulk
    • Instead of having to create each POI for each route individually, with your account, you can simply maintain a library of POI, tag them, and then add them to any route or routes all at once. For example, if you have a particular cafe you want included in a dozen routes, you no longer have to add that POI to a dozen individual routes. Simply create the POI from the library, and then add it to all 12 routes at once.
  • Categorizing your POI for your Embed Library embeds
    • In the POI Library you'll tag your POIs and this is how we will aggregate them into the category tabs on your tourism map embeds. For example, you want a map embed on your site for all city routes. You then have 30 POI you'd like available as 5 categories. You'll tag all 30 of those POI with "city routes", then tag six of them with a "food" tag, six of them with a "lodging" tag, and so on. When you're ready for the map embed you'll request all POIs tagged "city routes" and categorized into "food", "lodging", and anything else you can think of.



Adding POI to the POI Library

  • Sign into your account.
  • Click on POI Library.
  • Click the Add POI button to bring up a pop up where you will select your POI location and enter information.


You can also add POI to the POI Library from the route planner. When you click Drop POI and select a location on the map, you'll see the option to add to POI Library at the top of the POI modal that appears.
  • Place your POI by clicking on the desired location on the map. Use the + and - buttons to zoom in or out on the map.
  • Once you've placed your POI, select a POI icon from the list that appears. Then, add a POI name, description, URL, and tags.You can drag the POI to reposition it on the map or click it once to see the available POI icon types.
  • Click Save to save your POI.


You can edit a POIs at any time by clicking the edit button from the POI library.



Add and Manage Photos For POI

You can upload and manage photos related to a POI from the POI library. Here you can upload files, or simply drag and drop them into the upload area.
This is also the place you will remove photos from a POI. Just click the "X" that appears on the photo thumbnail and then select Save.



You can tag your POI to make them easier to sort and to organize them for association with routes in the regional embed. To do this:

  1. Select the POI you wish to tag.
  2. Click set tags
  3. In the Tags field, type in the desired tag, or click to show the list of available tags.
  4. After you have typed a tag, press enter to complete the tag. It will appear in a small box.
  5. Repeat these steps to add additional tags to the same route.
  6. Click the add tags button to finish adding the tag to the route or click remove tags to remove the tag from the route.



Add POI to Routes

You can add one or many POIs to one or many routes all at the same time. To do this:

  1. Check the box next to one or many POIs that you want to add to a route or multiple routes.
  2. Click the add to routes button below the POI library
  3. Start typing the name of a route you want to add POI to. When it appears, click it. Repeat this process for each route you want to add the POI to.
  4. When all desired routes have been selected, click the Add To Routes button and all selected POI will be added to all selected routes


To remove POI from a route or routes, follow the same steps except use the Remove From Routes button.

Combine POI

Do you have duplicate POI in your library? Use the Combine option to consolidate by merging them into one POI and retain their place on their associated routes.
Select the POI you want to merge into one, then choose Combine at the bottom row beneath the POI Library table. From the merge modal, choose the POI at the top which you'd like to retain as the main POI. The non-selected POI will be replaced with the selected POI and its tags, URL, and description.


See what routes a POI is part of

Here you can see what routes the POI is currently part of. If you'd like to remove the POI from one or multiple routes, simply uncheck the box for the route(s) and then click Save.


Next Up: Part 4: Tourism Embed Code