Pubs on streetmap/multimap

Toby Corkindale tjc at
Mon Aug 6 01:02:07 BST 2007

Kake L Pugh wrote:
> Hello.  I feel sure someone here will know the answer to this, or at least
> be better than me at finding the answer on the interweb.
> Pubs, along with other features of interest (libraries, Tube stops, schools,
> sports grounds, etc), are occasionally marked on - and also
> on, which seems to use very similar tiles.  (Note I'm not
> talking about overlays but about the basic map tiles themselves.)
> What I'm wondering is, what are the selection criteria for the pubs that are
> marked on the map?  See for example this:
> Just to the southeast of that arrow is the Beehive pub, and it's marked on
> the map as "The Beehive PH".  Yet just opposite it is the Joiners Arms,
> which by all accounts is a far superior pub, and is no less visually
> prominent than the Beehive.  So why is one marked rather than the other?

Might it be that appearing in the POI database is a paid-for feature?

> Similarly, not a single pub is marked on the following set of tiles:
> though there are plenty in the area.
> Can anyone shed some light on this?
> Kake

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