LoPoint search isn't working as expected

Jan Richter shared this question 9 days ago
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I used the search for addresses and LoPoints. I searched for "Trinkwasser" (German, drinking water). Also I used the search in LoPoints function. In both searched I got the closest POI in 22 km distance.

When I scroll down through the POI list or the list of POIs in the near, I see the next one in 1.8 km distance.


I'd like to find the closest POI according to my search. Can I do something different?

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Hello, currently the search uses only names of objects, not their overall characteristics or categories. This is already done internally and I am working to make this (more complex) search as responsive as possible. It is quite likely that nobody actually gave a name to these sources of drinking water. This is why this behavior may be seen. More complex logic is needed. Hopefully this more complex search is coming soon.

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Meanwhile I already thought something like that. Looking for POIs in categories isn't actually not a problem. But it's more scrolling.


I got the idea to set favorites for POI types, e.g. drinking water or supermarket and to have these favorites in a separate tab.

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I find the idea with the favorites very well. It would also be good if I could set which POI should be displayed and which are not. Best set in pressets. I want parking but no gas station and no workshop. Is something possible?

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It is certainly possible. In fact we designed the system to make the user's personalized presets not too hard to implement. Another question is how these presets should be defined. (there is ~ 120 categories of POI, there may be more than one map theme in the future).

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Without preferences:

Behind each category there is a field in which I can deselect the visibility. Standard are all activated. If a lot wants to deactivate, he has to deselect many.

There is the structure main category and then the subcategory. Thus, one could also deselect a main category and thus all subcategories are off.


In the presets, I select "Visibility Lopoi". Then the same overview is open as described above.


I do not know what about a program expenditure. But it would be a very useful tool to have an optimal overview on the card. I just see what I need.


You could start even without presets.