Points of interest

Ever played an open-world video game? What about geocaching? These are just two types of hobbies where players seek out points of interest on a map to explore and discover what they’re all about. But points of interest aren’t just for hobbyists. In fact, they’re so prevalent in the tech and logistical world that you’ve definitely used them without realizing it. Ever used Google Maps to find a restaurant? Then you’ve used points of interest.

Let’s dive into points of interest, how they’re turned into useful data, and how they’re used for a lot more than just markers on Google Maps.

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