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What is a Point of Interest?
A Point of Interest, Place Of Interest, POI, is een special place.
It can be a parking, or a restaurant, but also a special place in nature like a waterfall.
A Point of Interest is characterized by its GPS coordinates.
Most navigation systems and GPS receivers ara capable to upload and download Points of Interest.
What is a route?
A route is a serie of route points that captures a route plan or itinerary.
Each route point is characterized by its GPS coordinates, like a track point or Point of Interest.
For a navigation system such as TomTom, a limited number of route points are sufficient for a route to plan.
Because a navigation system itself has a route planner, and uses it to go from route point to route point.
For a GPS receiver, such as Garmin, a larger number of route point are required.
Because a GPS receiver contains no route planner, for each directional change a route point should be defined.
What is a track?
A track is a serie of track points, that captures a traveled itinerary.
Each track point is characterized by its GPS coordinates, like a route point or Point of Interest.
In most cases, a track exists of many track points because track points are produced e.g. each second.
Tracks are suitable for GPS receivers, to retake a defined path.
Tracks are less suitable for navigation systems, as a navigation system interprets a track as route with a limited number of route points.
What is my collection?
My collection is a personal folder with gathered Points of Interest, routes and tracks.
By putting all your favorite Points of Interest in my collection, you can generate a POI file with only your selected POIs.
Why is registration required?
Registration is required only in case you add Points of Interest, routes or tracks, or want to use my collection.
In order to discourage abuse, we ask some personal data, which are exclusively used in case of problems. An exception is the chosen username. The username is used as publisher name on GPScoordinates.eu in case a Point of Interest, route or track has been published.
What happens to my personal data?
The personal data will be stored and and used only in case of abusing of the site. An exception is the chosen username. The username is used as publisher name on GPScoordinates.eu in case a Point of Interest, route or track has been published.
What about the registration process?
Choose a username nn the registration page . Enter your real name and email address and choose a password. Once your information has been sent, you will receive an activation email. The link in this mail is to activate your account. For us, this is the confirmation that your email address is valid. From now you can login on this website, and you you can use the extra features.
How do I use the Google map?
See Google Maps website.