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Mobile Location Services: The Definitive Guide by Andrew Jagoe

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POI Searches

Most map databases include some basic POIs, such as airports, train stations, parks, schools, and others. The exact list depends on the map database. There are various search types that make it easy for your application to quickly find the right POI for your user.

Search Types

Name Search

A name search handles various matches that might include exact match, wildcard, or soundex. A name search might also check both primary and alternate names. Name searches are typically most valuable when the user knows the brand that he or she is searching for.

Around a Point

A name search around a point allows a user to find all the brand X locations within a radius of a point. This might be the user's location, as identified by a location positioning ...

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