Points-of-interest (POIs)

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POI of Interest is designed to allow users to add, search for, modify upload and download POI data. There is also an option to export a subset of POI that can be further customized by excel before being re-imported.

  1. Select “Points of Interest”from the left-hand navigation panel.
  2. Select “POI Management” from the drop down menu.

The following page will be displayed:


  • Select Campus (For example, “SPERO Corporate”)
  • Select Facility (For example, “Equator”)
  • Select Floor (For example, “L1”)


NOTE:  If no floor is selected, the List of POIs will show all the POIs associated with the building. If floor is selected, the List of POIs will show only the POIs associated with the selected floor, and the floor map will be displayed on the left.

  1. You can sort the “List of POIs” by clicking the header you wish to sort and typing the POIs you wish to filter. The POIs for the building/floor will show immediately in the table.


  • Click the POI to show its position on the map located on the right side of the page.

Add/Edit POI

Add an individual POI data:

  1. From the “List of POIs” page
  2. Select desired campus>facility>floor.
  3. Click the blue “Add POI” button.  

  1. Name of POI- Create or Edit POI title.
  2. X, Y coordinates– These parameters reflect values for the map used for the app. The current location of the POI is highlighted on map in yellow.

The coordinates can be changed in two ways:

  • Manually input X,Y coordinates:

  • Or use the drag and drop icon.  
  • Select and drag the pin icon to a position on the map.
  • Adjust the location of the X,Y coordinates by moving the blue drop pin icon.


  1. URL-Website address for the POI-website address for the POI.
  2. URL Title- Title of URL
  3. Keywords– These are the search keywords associated with the POI. The POI will show in the app search results once one of these words is typed by the user. Several words must be separated by commas. i.e coffee,cups,water,
  4. Description– POI description.
  5. Categories-The list of categories that should be associated with the POI.
  6. Select a Language- From the pull-down menu.
  7. Contact Info-Phone numbers, business hours should be entered into their respected  fields.
  8. Media URL– This is relevant for the POIs with a video, audio file, or any other multimedia object. In such cases, media URL should be entered in this filed.
  9. Multimedia Active– If there is a media URL associated with the POI, the Multimedia Active parameter will define whether to activate the media (YES/NO) once users arrive to that POI. This option can be useful in museums. For example, where video is turned on once the user is standing by the exhibit.


Following is a list of the YES/NO parameters:

  1. Indoor point- Default is YES.
  2. Show on map– Default is YES. However, in cases we do not want to show the POI on the map because of limited real estate. For example, POIs such as Entrances.
  3. Show is search– Show the POI in search results. Default YES.
  4. Show POI bubble– Show the POI bubble as approaching the POI. Default YES.
  5. Instruction participant– If the POI be used for navigation instructions? Default YES
  6. Show on all zoom levels-Default is YES. Select “No” if you a desire a particular POI “icon” to disappear on the map when user zooms out.

However, sometimes we don’t’ want to show all the POIs in all zoom levels because in such cases the map look congested. If we select NO, the POIs will show only when zooming in.

  1. Multimedia active-Default is NO.
  2. Show in POI category-Should the POI category show as a result under category search? Default value is YES. However, in some cases the value will be set to NO, for example. “Entrance”
  3. Static-Default NO. Changing to “Yes” prevents
  4. Exit/Enter point– Default NO.
  5. Entrance Only– Default NO
  6. Navigable– Default YES.
  7. Parking– Default NO.
  8. Convert-Only applicable when “Exit/Enter Point” is YES and initial “Convert” is completed.
  9. Select save! 

The POI will be added to the list and a unique SPREO ID will be assigned.

  • Click OK to confirm.


Edit POI, by using the fields and filter from the “List of POIs” page.


  • Update all necessary fields.

  • At the bottom of the page, click save! 


Edit multiple POI

  1. Select “Mapping Engine” from the left-hand navigation panel.
  2. Select “Point of Interest”.
  3. Select “POI Management” from the drop down menu.
  4. Click Edit layers button.


  1. To Add POI select located at the top right.
  2. Use the panel that appears, to name, add category or icon to POI.
  3. Click map to add POI marker.
  4. Select add from panel to confirm marker placement and POI details.
  5. To quickly add POIs, keep or change details in the panel then select add after each location pin is drop.
  6. Other tools includes “in-large map”, rotate map and hide/show labels located under the “edit layers” icon.
  7. The “edit layers” tool allows to drag, add or edit existing POIs.

NOTE:  After saving, the next time you select “Add POI” all the POI details of the previous POI will be pre-filled. This feature allows you to quickly add POI with the same or similar details. Edit name, category or Icon.


To delete multiple or individual POI Data.

  1. Select the delete layers icon and click on a POI to remove.  
  2. Click the delete button at the bottom of the POI edit page, to remove POI from the CMS.
  3. Click OK to confirm! 


Export CSV file:

Export a CSV file to make bulk edits of POIs.

  1. Select “Points of Interest” from the left drop down menu.
  2. Select “Data Export”.

  • Select Campus.
  • Select Facility.
  • Select Floor.

NOTE: Although you can select and edit floors individually, it is best practice to select the option “All Floors” to avoid mistakes during Import.

  • Default Language. English
  • Static. Check if you have individual POIs set to “Static”.

NOTE: If you leave “Static” unchecked and you import a CSV file to floors that have “Static” POIs, there is a possibly the system will get confused.

  • Headers. Default is checked.
  • Select Export. 

NOTE: “Save as” or “rename” the CSV file to a unique name you can refer to later.

Import CSV File:

  1. Select “Points of Interest” from the left drop down menu.
  2. Select “Data Import”.

The POI import screen will be displayed:

  • Select a Campus.
  • Select a Facility.
  • Start Floor Index– Equals “0”

NOTE: SPREO floor index always starts with “0”. If you are using a different convention where the lowest floor in your database is associated with a different starting floor index, please enter that number to the field. The number should reflect the convention applied in the CSV file.

  • Headers Included- should be checked if the headers are included in the imported file.
  • X/Y convention– Check only if necessary.

NOTE: If the CSV file was imported from another data base, there might be a difference between the X/Y scale of the original map and the SPREO map. This checkbox should be selected if the x/y in the CSV file should be converted to match Spreo CMS map.

  1. Conversion Ratio X- This is a stretch factor for the x coordinates. The value of every POI in the imported csv file will be multiplied by the number. Default=1 (for no changes)
  2. Conversion Ratio Y- This is a stretch factor X coordinates. The Y value of every POI in the imported csv file will be multiplied by the number. Default= 1 (for no changes)
  3. Conversion Shift X- This parameter represents the number of pixels that should be added to the multiplication result of X (#..a). This parameter is relevant is there is a shift in the X direction between the original map and spreo CMS map.
  4. Conversion Shift Y- This parameter represents the number of pixels that should be added to the multiplication results of Y(#.b). This parameter is relevant is there is a shift in the Y direction between the original map and Spreo map.

Conversion Formulas:

Converted (x) = {Csv (x) * (Conversion Ratio X} + Conversion

Shift X

  • Click the Browse blue button to select the imported csv file.
  • Select the file and Click Open.
  • Click the Import green button.