OSM POI Analyser

Analytical GeoData | Spatial Association Rules | Positional Plausibility

This analytical tool provides metrics and recommendations for positional plausibility of POIs in OpenStreetMap. The analystical techique is based on spatial association rule mining and conexistence patterns. To begin, choose the analytical method, one sample city and POI object. Then zoom in and click on map to start the process.

How the OSM POI Analyzer Works

The OSM POI Analyzer platform is a server-based tool that provides a web interface for collecting and processing data.. The tool is considered as a research and development test bed to study how sample POIs in one city coexist (colocate) with other nearby objects. It generates recommendation score that indicates whether adding a new POI at a specific location is plausible or not.
Next to these scores, the tool also generates rich reports, which provide researchers and OSM community members with detailed lens into OSM data without needing to develop further queries and it organizes the results into human-readable form.
Analysis starts by choosing the either method 1 or method 2 (different techniques to generate recommendation score) and target city plus a type of POI. Then by clicking on the map (preferably zooming in first), the platform applies the coordinates of the clicked point, chosen city name and POI type as input parameters, and reports them to the backend server for further analysis. A popup with score details for the newly registered POI gets displayed which contains information about recommendation score and other nearby detected objects. Interested parties can read the publications to understand how recommendation score is calculated. To go deeper in the analysis, the platform lists optional reports, which the user can select and preview in new window.
Since the platform is under active development new features and functions will be added time to time. So please register yourself in our newsletter and we will update you about our progress.