POI near my route

David Galloway shared this idea 2 years ago
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when following a route is it possible to, for example example, find both the nearest pub AND the distance to the first pub along the route?

There are times when a POI is urgent - I just need to get there asap. And times when I need to know how much further along the route it is until I reach the required POI.


Perhaps the search could show the distance from my location (as now) and the deviation from the route. Or simply show the compass bearing (NW) so that I could decide which POI to select based on my direction of travel.


Thanks

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Good day David,

no such feature currently exists in Locus. I've changed your question to "idea" so other people may vote if interested in this improvement.

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Well, there is a function available today that gives you the nearest POIs for map center (or GPS position, I do not know the detail here). Would not help with long distance planning, but save your peace of mind when you need a drink NOW :-)

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Hehe, this is correct :). Check menu > more functions > Points of interests. It's database provided together with LoMaps, that offer these data. But main point is missing > data along the route. This database offer only data, as Michael wrote, sorted by distance from current map center/GPS.

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@David :

If the Pub where you are is closing down, there's a lot of chance that the nearest Pub will be closed too and that it is time to go back to home !

So, maybe it could more useful to have a Locus function called something like "I'm a little bit drunk ... Locus, please, remind me the way to my home little sweet home"

Cheers mate ! ;))))

More seriously,

@Menion : what do you think about to have a kind of nearest POI sorted by categories and sub-categories ? Something like that ... :

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0b6f8375196b432d1158d26da4c99965Cheers,

Fifi

Edit : and / or a list of categories in which you can check quickly where you want the search engine to do the search in and display the result

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Currently I have few more important tasks to do. Anyway agree that there is a lot of possibilities how to improve "Nearest points" feature. I'll this more about it later. There will be need to find some compromise between complexity and usability.

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I'd also be very interested in this feature for bike tours. (My old TomTom Car Navi had a similar feature.

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It would be really helpful feature. I often plan 200 km+ routes. In GSAK on pc I can find all geocaches along a route, but it woud be greate if I have a chance to find other pois along a route in locus. For example pubs, shops, drinking water, camps, atms.

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A very important feature when I plan a trip. I go the track and get info when I get close to important points. Another feature is that I can load all cache 100 yards left and right of the route.