Where are POIs Located?
by Vas Mylko, Roman Bilusiak
Travelers & Supertravelers
Depending on what kind of traveler you are, there are two use cases:
- Take any travel idea you imagine and make a unique journey.
- Take the journey that inspires you and bend it to your requirements.
The 1st use case is for Supertravelers, who are independent travelers, early adopters of the new travel style for the next 10+ years. Post-COVID travel will be independent! The 2nd use case is for Travelers who are already not Tourists anymore, but still far from being Supertravelers.
Travelers need informational help from Supertravelers. Supertravelers help Travelers in advance by sharing their unique journeys for reuse as is or with modifications. Supertravelers can create any new journey by geo region, points, time, money. From 0 to 1. Travelers can bend any journey they like by geo region, points, time, money to the journey they love. From 1 to 100.
The World is Not Flat
We tried to register several trips by Supertraveler with a beautiful nickname Energy Butterfly, and we hit the wall. Many POIs that she entered did not belong [in our system] to the populated places or parks where they had to be. Many points — populated places and parks — were absent [from our system]. Some POIs were also absent. POIs were solved two months ago. The points took longer, but as of today they are solved. This post is about the points.
The world is not flat, the concept what is a city, town, village is much more complicated in real life than the model we had. There are boroughs, market towns, townships, census-designated places, etc. There are populated places in the middle of the parks. There are populated places within populated places, like matroska. There are parks in parks. We call them points, because Curiosio helps you create multi-point trips.
To assign POIs by the points requires having all the points. (Why 3rd party API won’t work was described multiple times in the previous posts, in scope of AI engine Ingeenee that powers Curiosio.) Recently we implemented internal beta9 for 7 countries. Beta9 was focused on the density and quality of the points out there.
Beta9 was internal beta version, laser-focused on the density and quality of the populated places and parks. To ensure the Knowledge Graph technology is robust enough we did it in scope of 7 countries: United States, Canada, Australia, France, Italy, United Kingdom (Great Britain part), and Germany. Now both quality and density of the points is great. There are almost zero false positives. Below are qualitative visuals with quantitative results.
Australia: ~4,300 points
Canada: ~10,000 points
Germany: ~12,000 points
Great Britain: ~26,000 points
France: ~37,500 points
Italy: ~8,000 points
United States: ~40,500 points
Why Italy is so quantitatively different from France or Great Britain? Because the world is different indeed — different administrative orders here and there.
Having those amounts of accurate points allows proper assignment of POIs, and there is byproduct — it allows themes. We are working on several themes: Classic, Nature, Obscure, Geeky. The importance of Nature and Obscure themes is high nowadays. The importance of Classic will recover when the world recover after COVID. Stay curious, use Curiosio.