How can I create more POI in a small town

I live in a small town. All the church etc is already POI. Which make it difficult to find new place. To be honest I started submitted bus stops. Since they mainly the only POI left. So how do I go about this ? But still following the criteria.

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How small a town?

Walk around looking for things outside the obvious, look on Google maps, sites detailing the history of the area, green areas with possible trails.

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Highly recommend checking out the rural nomination tips thread here:

Lots of good information about what to look for, how to nominate if no Street View, etc.

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I’m totally brand new here, but I agree with what the person before me is saying. I hope I have it right because this is my very first time leaving a message here. I live in a small town, but we are usually referred to as being “in the sticks”. If there’s a statue somewhere near you or any trail that has some kind of marker or a mural on the only building in your town. And if the local park is a pokestop, how about just focusing on something INSIDE the park… Like “swingset at” blah blah blah park… Know what I mean? I’ve seen all of those as pokestops. If you are truly in the woods maybe a lake or a creek or some part of the woods or something could possibly be considered. Well, good luck!! Wish me some too! I just nominated my daughters tattoo shop and we are keeping our fingers crossed!

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Graffiti bomb the town,then submit your “artwork” /s

(Haha- kidding of course - but I’d be lying if I said it hadn’t crossed MY mind at times)

Give somone the coordinates, let a new set of eyes look around on satellite, and drive the Google street car around. Maybe they will see something you overlooked.

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Survey markers are good ones in rural towns

As well as that popular little corner store that has been around foreverrr

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Thank you all. But one of my nominations was rejected because of using a newly build estate. Which once was Asbestos house. Which is a very important point for me. Because of all the health and environmental problems Asbestos has. So though it was a good POI but was rejected.


I doubt that would get accepted if it were on satellite and street view.

How does tearing down and replacing houses filled with asbestos make this a great place to exercise, socialize, or explore? How does your nomination convey this eligibility to reviewers?

Also note that while the games tell you to talk about them in supporting info, Aaron doesn’t understand this and might ban you for abuse if you mention pogo in supporting info.

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I think working out what is not just eligible but also acceptable would be a good place to begin and then either have a look at the link above or ask for help finding a few things until you are more sure of what gets accepted :slight_smile:

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Thank for the advice. And the heads up will definitely avoid such things

On that note, one of my friends lives in a very rural area but with some interesting historical ruins nearby. The ruins didnt have signs and were difficult to submit. They created some well constructed informational signs about the ruins and submitted those signs. They also made some wood sculpures out of fallen trees and submitted those. No graffiti though!

I should probably mention that these items created were permanent and actually high quality!

Hey @Orgelux1558 I love looking at maps and finding POI’s shoot me some coords and I’ll give it a try. Like Agent X said. Sometimes it’s a fresh par of eyes that does the trick.

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Thank you will do that. Will make a difference. Will post or ask help on the forum and the people who willing to have a look at the POI :smiling_face:

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You can DM me on X (twitter) and I’ll def look around and see if I can find some stuff for you. @ jamalharvey

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^ this right here is so awesome to see and it’s part of what’s made this forum and the community so welcoming! Folks are genuinely willing to help out, it’s really encouraging. Definitely take @BlameJamal up on the offer, and please continue posting here in the forums, @Orgelux1558. I’m happy to lend insight too, as are so many people here. A few more sets of eyes can only help, and just browsing different threads will give you a lot of different perspectives from very experienced folks from around the world. :grin:

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