Everywhere we go we use a navigation system to get around. These useful devices allow us to be able to find our destinations and get us there quicker than ever before. Do you enjoy traveling? If so, the points-of-interest (POI) feature on most navigation systems might be of interest you.
The points-of-interest (POI) feature works by looking at where you are and locating things that you might want to see or do nearby. These points of interest can be historical sites, museums, attractions, theme parks, curiosities and more. Retail stores, restaurants, and gas stations are also included in most GPS navigation systems.
The exact nature of these points of interest (POI) may vary depending on your device. Some devices also let you select what you are interested in and from there will mark nearby locations.
Most devices will allow you to filter the search so that you can find a particular point of interest. For example, you can filter gas stations, historical sights, ATMs, or grocery stores. Next time you are somewhere and need to find the closest ATM you can try using your GPS.
If you find a point of interest that you want to visit while traveling, the navigation system will help you find the location. You can either reroute to that new place or have the point of interest added as a waypoint to your overall travel.
When can POIs on your navigation system be helpful? Just about any time, when you are looking for things to do on a road trip, need last minute gas, or want to deposit that hard earned paycheck. No matter what your navigational need, points of interest can help.
GPS systems vary because of the data they collect and pull from. Also, keep in mind is that your navigation system requires periodic updates to receive new points of interest or get rid of ones that are no longer available. Next time you are out on the road, don’t just drive your car, test drive a point of interest.
For more information, check out Navigation Updates.