Points of Interest

A global open data set of 12 million places derived from OpenStreetMap

Use it for

  • web apps: fully control the list or map display of points of interest data
  • mixed/augmented reality apps
  • neighborhood analytics

Web Services API

Request base URL

http://opendata.mybluemix.net/pois?

Parameters

parameter type description
bbox comma-separated decimals
format: left,lower,right,upper
geographic bounding box in EPSG:4326 (lat/lon)
if present, lat/lon/radius are ignored

or
lat decimal latitude
required for lat/lon/radius search
lon decimal longitude
required for lat/lon/radius search
radius decimal search distance from lat/lon in meters
used only for lat/lon/radius search
default: 50

and
stats boolean (true or false) return counts of POI types instead of individual POIs
default: false

 

Query Examples

Radius and point

http://opendata.mybluemix.net/pois?lat=42.357963&lon=-71.063991&radius=100

Bounding box

http://opendata.mybluemix.net/pois?bbox=-71.2,42.7,-71.0,42.8

Area Statistics

http://opendata.mybluemix.net/pois?bbox=-71.2,42.7,-71.0,42.8&stats=true

License

Open Database License © OpenStreetMap contributors