How-to

Points-of-interest (POIs)

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Overview

POI Management is  is designed to allow users to add, search, modify, upload and download POI (point of interest) data. There is also a 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, “Horizon”)
  • Select Floor (For example, “L1”)

 

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

  1. You can sort a “Points of Interest” by clicking the header 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.

Add/Edit POI

Add an individual POI data:

  1. In POI management,
  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.

Map & Display Settings 

 

Following is a list of 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 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”
  5. Show POI bubble– Show the POI bubble as approaching the POI. Default YES.
  6. Instruction participant– If the POI be used for navigation instructions? Default YES
  7. Show on all zoom levels-Default is NO. Select “YES” if you a desire a particular POI “icon” to always appear regardless of zoom level.

Usually,  POIs are not shown on all zoom levels because it can cause a map to look congested. If “NO” is selected, a POI will only appear based on current algorithm (Zoom level + distance to closet POI).

  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. Protected (against deletion) -Default NO. Changing to “Yes” prevents POI from accidently being deleted.
  4. Navigable– Default YES.
  5. Parking– Default NO.
  6. Convert-Only applicable when “Exit/Enter Point” is YES and initial “Convert” is completed.

 

Wayfinding Component Settings/Resource Booking Settings/ Periodic Scheduling Settings 

  1. Exit/Entrance Point- Only applicable for POI routing on ground level or from a facility to facility on any level.

NOTE: For facility to facility routing, a POI needs to be applied in each facility at a bridges end point. see Mapping Engine > Pathways > Bridges

  1. Capacity- Add the maximum capacity to a room as a safety or room management precaution.
  2. Periodic Scheduling Settings- Schedule a start and end date for a POI to appear in production.

 

POI Details Care & User Interface Settings

  1. Select a Language – From the pull-down menu (default language is English),
  2. Categories – A list of  available categories that should have at least one association to a POI (must be selected to save).
  3. Details – POI description that will be viewed in production.
  4. Keywords– These are the search keywords associated with a POI. A list of  POIs will show in app search results once one of these words is typed by the user. Keywords must be separated by commas. i.e coffee, cups, water, etc.
  5. Main Phone Number– Contact number associated to POI.
  6. Additional Phone Number– Additional number associated with POI.
  7. URL-Website address for the POI-website address for a POI.
  8. URL Title-Title of URL.
  9. Hours of Operation– Hours of operation associated to a POI.
  10. 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.
  11. Office details – Relevant information for Offices.
  12. Select Save!   
  • Click OK to confirm.

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

NOTE: Once a POI is created, Main and Secondary Images can be applied to a associated POI for viewing.

 

 

Edit a POI by using the fields to filter list of “Points of Interest” and selecting edit icon.

 

  • Update all necessary fields.

  • At the bottom of the page, click save! 

 

Edit multiple POIs

  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 to add multiple POIs, select +Add POI  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.

 

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! 

 

Categories

  1. Select “Points of Interest” from the left drop down menu.
  2. Select “Categories”.
  3. Select “Add Category” to add new Category.

NOTE: All POIs must be associated to a category. POIs not belonging to a specific category should be associated to “other” category.

NOTE: Name and description are usually the same.

To edit a POI, from the categories home page, locate or search to filter categories. Then select the edit icon in the same row listed.

NOTE: Once a category is updated any POIs already connected to this category will also update and stay connected.

 

 

QR Code Print Management:

Access “QR Code Print Management” to create, edit or view QR Codes.

  1. Select “Points of Interest” from the left drop down menu.
  2. Select “QR Code Print Management”.

  • To view saved QR Code batches, select or filter available fields.

  • Select “Download” to view related files consisting of QR codes in  (PDF format) or view excel files consisting of data related to POI IDs, URLs, and QR Codes size.

PDF

 

Or double click an item to open a list of related QR codes to view QR codes ( in PNG format) or  view its location.

QR CODE <       >Location                       

 

New Batches

  • Select “New Batches” to save and add new batches.

  • Select show on map to see where QR Code is located.

 

 

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.