I`m planing trip to Europe am looking for points of interest data for some regions I will be visiting.

Does anyone know of a source for POIs in KLM/KMZ/GPX or any other format with coverages for Spain, France, whole region of Alps, and Italy?

  • I'd go with geonames (download the data and restrict to area of interest).
    – user3856
    Commented Jul 18, 2018 at 15:09
  • What do you men by geonames? And where I can download data?
    – vico
    Commented Jul 18, 2018 at 16:14
  • Sorry, I meant geonames.org -- they have a download page
    – user3856
    Commented Jul 18, 2018 at 17:19

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My way of approaching this would be to download the OpenStreetMap .pbf files directly from a source that regionally subsets the OSM data and then convert it to whatever format works best.

A great source for raw OSM data is Geofabrik.de. They have regionally subdivided .pbf files that can be easily converted to anything that can be read/written by gdal/ogr. I would start by reading the documentation for ogr2ogr and then follow the guidelines on the OpenStreetMap site for .pbf to shapefile conversions.

Given that these regions have a high number of Points of Interest, my suggestion would be to further subset the data according to your interests (e.g. "Tourism").

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