POIViewer by FrenchKiss Development (Universal)
Released: Apr 1, 2010
Version: 1.34.0
Size: 33 MB
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POIViewer is a POI management tool with a lot of features.

POIViewer can load, manage and display POIs (Points of Interest) on maps.
Places, waypoints, placemarks can be imported and exported, show as pin or configurable icon on maps.
This universal app is very fast even with thousands points, making it the perfect complement to existing apps for navigation or route planning.
And if you really have a lot (>10000), you can selectively show/hide groups of POI on the map.

A few reviews from App stores (thank you):
***** Very good as usual - Working since years with this jewel: keep up the wonderful job.
***** Nearby POIs - Great enhancement!
***** This is the best poi app so far //Bosse.
***** Sehr praktische App und toller Support (Very handy app and great support)
***** At last my poi back

POI import from:
•\tSupported POI Files: .csv (Garmin), .ov2 (Tomtom), .zip, .asc., .gpx (only places can be imported), KML/KMZ (only places can be imported), GPI (including icons, images, mp3)
•\tA moveable marker on the map
•\tYour current location
•\tFoursquare places
•\tWikipedia geotagged articles
•\tThe POI search results
•\tYour contacts

POIViewer does not provide navigation,
but it can launch your favorite GPS app:
•\tTomtom GO
•\tApple Maps
•\tGoogle Maps
•\tGarmin StreetPilot
•\tCoPilot GPS
•\tIGO (the new iGO navigation is not well supported, due to a bug in IGO, write them an email)
•\tWhere To?

Maps provider (online only):
•\tApple Maps
•\tBing Maps

POI files can be imported via:
•\tEmail, Safari, Airdrop, etc (via iOS "Open In...")
•\tiTunes file sharing
•\tCloud Providers on iOS 8 (iCloud Drive, Google Drive, Dropbox, ...)
•\tThe integrated web browser

POI Edition:
•\tPOI title and comment can be edited.
•\tPOI coordinate can be displayed in various format (decimal, degrees, what3words.com) and edited in decimal.
•\tHTML comment from KML file can be viewed.
•\tPOI are organized into lists. You can copy/move POI from one list to another.

For each POI, you can view:
•\tNearby POIs
•\tGoogle Streetview
•\tPhotos (provided by Google Places, Wikimedia Commons, flickr and your photo library)
•\tFoursquare places and tips
•\tWikipedia articles

•\tMonitor nearby POI while you move (for geocaching or other alerts).

POI Icons
•\tPin icon can be modified per list or per POI.
•\tPin icon can be imported via iTunes (zip files supported).
•\tPin icon can be pasted into the pin library.
•\tPin icon can be imported from the internet with the integrated browser.

•\tPlaces and list can exported in KMZ or KML format.
•\tExported KMZ can be sent by email
•\tExported KMZ/KML can be sent to PC/Mac via iTunes File Sharing
•\tExported KMZ/KML can be opened on the iPad/iPhone with apps such as Goodreader, Dropbox app, or Google Earth (KML only).

Advanced features:
URL scheme
•\tIn order to launch POIViewer from an external launcher, use the URL scheme: poiviewer://.
•\tNavigate to coordinates using poiviewer://navigate?lat=[lat]&lon=[lon]&name=[name]
•\tNavigate to what3words address using poiviewer://navigate?3wa=[three.words.address]
•\tDisplay a POI using POIViewer://show?lat=[lat]&lon=[lon] 
•\tor poiviewer://show?3wa=[three.words.address]
•\tImport a POI into POIViewer using poiviewer://import?lat=[lat]&lon=[lon] &name=[name]

Notification sound
You can now customize the notification sound by copying a file named alert.wav in the Documents directory.

Visit our web site for more details.

Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
The use of this monitoring feature to provide speed camera detection might be forbidden in some country.

What's new in version 1.34.0
Scopes (all, visible only, ...) added to search.
Our verdict: Good
  • + POIViewer is a highly rated app (5-star).
  • + POIViewer is currently ranked #181 in paid Navigation apps for iPhone, as well as #100 in paid Navigation apps for iPad.
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