Fig 1: Searching for Points of Interest and Overlays
POIs & Overlays
You can add additional locations and boundaries to the map using Points of Interest and Overlays. These add points and polygons vital to your understanding of the local environment.
Searchings POIs & Overlays
Clicking on Overlays-Search on the left-hand side, you open the menu to search Points of Interest and Overlays. First, you can select the source, selecting your POIs or Overlays, or the OpenStreetMap POIs (explained below).
Then you can search for specific terms, above we search for Health or Education POIs on a map where we already searched for Overlays in the area.
You can define the location you want to Search. Under Location, you have the option to draw a point, line or polygon on the map and search for data within a defined radius of the object on the map.
Once you search, everything that has been searched displays in the results section, where it can be toggled on and off.
The OpenStreetMap project, a crowd-sourced mapping platform on whose data the Mapbox maps we use are based, also includes a substantial database of its own points of interest. These are categorised and geolocated and stored in our database so they are searchable inside the IMS. You just have to tick OSM POIs under Source on the search menu.