What are obstacles for general offline POI search?
I still wonder, what are major obstacles for general offline search of Locus compatible vector maps, at least for POI s ? Like pubs/restaurant/accomodation/ATM...
Do the maps come as a closed format with bunch of closed libraries, that allow map generation and rendering, but not search ?
Do licence conditions not allow to create own routines ?
Is format of map files too complicated to be POI indexed or to be searched directly?
Is it matter of amount of work, that was not decided to be worthy ?
Is it a business decision to promote LoMaps ?
OSM contributors often prefer alternative map sources with shorter update cycles than LoMaps, and absence of at least POI offline search is indirectly punishing them for their contributions. :-)