Points in a square
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Latest revision as of 11:52, 7 October 2011This search page allows you to find all of Points of Interest (POI) within a square* geographic area. Being a square, the area's shape is defined by four geographic points, two of which share the same latitude, and two of which share the same longitude. Thus, the coordinates of the four points are made up of two latitudes and two longitudes.
To find all of the existing POI within a particular geographic area, enter two latitudes and two longitudes (in decimal degree format) in the boxes below and click on SEARCH.
Your results are displayed in the format of "latitude, longitude, descriptive title, and details." This four column format is the same as that required for uploadable POI files for several different brands of GPS device. You can copy the results as they appear into any spreadsheet programme (such as Microsoft Excel) and then save the table as a CSV (comma-separated values) file. The CSV file can then be up loaded onto your GPS device. You can also upload a system-generated CSV file for points in a geographic square, which can then be uploaded to a GPS device, by using the Download POI CSV files page. Click HERE for more information on converting your results into CSV format or uploading results onto GPS devices.
- We recognize that, given the curvature of the earth, the 4 point square is more of a trapezoid...but a "square" is close enough.