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?
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").