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Search by categories

Counsellor
mathe226
Posts: 95

Search by categories

How do I search POIs by category in Nokia maps?

I can only see the categories (translated) Popular, Eating and drinking, Entertainment, Sights, Hotels, Shopping, Leisure. But there are apperently a lot of other POIs like petrol stations and pharmacy, because I search for them if I know their name on beforehand.

How do I find them by category?

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Mobile Overlord
farby
Posts: 18,898

Re: Search by categories

Petrol Station is under Business & Services Pharmacy though not shown as Catagory the Pharmacies are displayed under Shopping

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Counsellor
mathe226
Posts: 95

Re: Search by categories

Thank you, even if the answer were disappointing.

I don't find much use of the current Lumia group categories, maybe except for Eating and drinking, because they are so broad that it's very hard to find what you are specifically looking for. If I search for a pharmacy I for sure won't find it using the Shopping group, because there are a drillions of closer shops of every kind filling up the list.

I liked the older Symbian category search much better; it was easy for every specific POI category to get a list over the closest objects, and also choose which categories that should be marked on the map.

 

Instead I found that I can use the free text search and type in the category there, like "petrol station". But that supposes that I know all existing categories, so I know what to search for. Is there such a list?

In Nokia Drive, this search unfortunately requires an online connection.

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