"Today POIs become more and more important to add context to a digital map. In combination with everybody's social graph, more relevant information including advertising, can be offered to the end user", commented Maarten Oldenhof, CEO of AND.
"AND has always envisioned a strong growth of location-based services. In combination with the steep growth of Smarphones, geocoded POIs play an important role in this development as a Smartphone knows its location at all time."
The POI dataset is said to be “commercially available against straight forward and flexible pricing”.