Pois are points of interest, interesting points, e.g. petrol stations, camping sites etc. etc. Poi collections are an indispensable source of data for travel planning.
QVX gives you access to the most important large data sources and also to some special collections. The Pois collections can be searched, for example to find gas stations in the vicinity, or by name and info, and some collections can be filtered by category and displayed on the map.
The following poi collections can be loaded into the map window as map layers and the categories can be shown and hidden separately:
An Internet connection is required once per region. The data will be cached after downloading and will be available offline from then on.
The following poi collections can be searched:
An Internet connection is always required.
You can set the zoom or scale from which the pois appear on the map. By default, pois are only drawn from a scale of about 1:150000. In sparsely populated areas it makes sense to show the pois earlier to have a better overview, in big cities it can be too early because there are too many pois.
See in chapter Search-Poi.
The poi info comes from the provider and is displayed in QVX as html document. Often they contain links to the original data. The hook Html must be on:
You can save pois permanently as a waypoint. Simply call up the info as described above and then click Save. The poi will then be saved as a new waypoint in the active waypoint table.
Pois in the map can also be taken over directly during route planning. Simply click with activated catch.