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LoPoints are dynamic points of interest that can be displayed above any map. Each LoPoint marks the location and category of a particular place and contains additional information - e.g. opening hours, WWW, phone number, and other attributes. LoPoints can be navigated to and guided similarly to Locus user points. LoPoints are based on OpenStreetMap and Wikipedia data.


Online LoPoints are loaded from the internet and contain also photos from Wikipedia and from Locus users:

They can be turned on/off from the content panel:


Offline LoPoints are an integral part of LoMaps but can be also displayed above any other map. They can be turned on/off from the content panel as well.

Offline LoPoints (mapname.osm.db file) can be used only when a corresponding LoMap ( file) is present in Locus/mapsVector/ directory. If the map file is removed (e.g. due to saving space for use of another map) the LoPoint file cannot be initialized.


You can browse offline LoPoints by categories, select a category and highlight it on the map.

  • Menu > All features > Points > LoPoints (offline)
  • Select country - the selection depends on your downloaded LoMaps
  • Points around - displays a list of all nearest points across all folders around your current location or position of the map cursor
  • Select a category - Accommodation, Financial&Post services, Culture&Tourism, Public services, Hiking&Cycling, Nature, Emergency&Health, Places of Worship, Food&Drink, Shopping, Sport leisure, Car services, Transportation, etc. Each category is divided into subcategories.
  • Highlight the category on map by tapping in the topbar (showing also number of points in the selected category):

LoPoints can't be exported.

You can search for LoPoints or their categories both from the LoPoints browser
and from the general Search
It works full-text so e.g. keyword “rests” returns all points with “rest” in their name, description or amenity. The search results can be highlighted on the map in the same way as described above.
To deactivate the highlight, tap again the icon in the topbar:

User photos

Photos are the greatest means of inspiration for other hikers, cyclists and other travelers to discover interesting places on the map. The most known objects are often accompanied by Wikipedia photos but the others can be equipped with snaps from Locus users. You can add your own pics but you can also browse and rate photos of others.

LoCoin Bonus

When you attach a photo to the LoPoint and the photo is approved, 1 LoCoin will be added to your Locus account.


This option requires you to be logged in to your Locus account

If you decide to inspire through your photos, you can do so this way:

  • tap LoPoint on the map and a panel with details will pop up
  • tap the camera button:
  • select the option to either take a photo now or select a photo from the gallery that is already taken:
  • after confirming the photo or gallery selection you can add more snaps if you have them
  • close the dialog, the photos will start uploading in the background and you can continue to use the app normally

This can also be done offline. The photos are kept in temporary memory and uploaded when you get online.

All photos are checked by the Locus team before attaching them to LoPoints. It takes up to two workdays.

We recommend you follow the best practices for adding your photos >>

Browsing and rating

When you come across a LoPoint photo you like and you want to see more from the same photographer you can visit his/her personal gallery:

  • tap a photo to see it in detail:
  • tap the author's name:
  • the gallery opens.
  • you can see the numbers of views and ratings, and you can also sort the photos:
  • if you like some of the photos you can rate them too (you have to be logged in to your Locus account):

If you want to see the photos on a big screen with the whole user's gallery, you can display them on the Locus Map website.


You can add a review to each LoPoint. The review consists of a 1-5 star rating and a comment.

Rate a LoPoint on a scale of 1 to 5 stars from the worst to the best. The overall rating and number of comments are displayed in the LoPoint detail screen:

Detailed reviews are listed below:

Adding a review

  • tap a LoPoint
  • tap * under the LoPoint name, then + OR
  • scroll lower and tap stars or the comment adding icon. The number of stars is given by the order from the left. E.g. if you tap the fourth star from the left, you give a 4-star rating. If you tap the comment icon, no stars are highlighted. You can add a rating or a comment or both, it's up to you.

We only accept decent and polite comments, even negative ones. Racist, vulgar and otherwise obviously harmful comments will be deleted and trolling users will be banned.

Updating or deleting

You can easily update or delete your review:

  • tap the pencil button next to your review
  • change the rating or the comment and tap UPDATE
  • to remove the review, tap DELETE

Reporting harmful comments

Racist, vulgar and otherwise obviously harmful comments can be reported to us. If you come across such a comment:

  • tap the three-dot menu > Report
  • select the reason and add details (optional)
  • tap SUBMIT
manual/user_guide/points/locus_maps_pois.txt · Last modified: 2024/06/13 16:30 by mstupka