Automatic PoI Logging
The PoI Logging System has now been released as version 1. (The beta discussions can be found here: http://vginterface.com/forums/showthread.html?t=1558
This is mostly aimed at harvesters who want to record PoIs for resource nodes. However you can use this system to record other locations too, including mobs, NPCs, altars, mailboxes... whatever you like.
The data is saved into chat log files by clicking on a hotkey. Then the parser provided on my website converts your log file data into PoIs in a CustomPoINames.txt file. The set up is simple, just a few steps to complete. Then the logging is really easy. For example, click on a resource node to start harvesting, then click on the logging hotkey whilst waiting to get the resource - it couldn't be simpler!
Set up instructions, further details and the parser itself can all be found here: www.soresha.net/vgpoi/
PoI Database with Custom Downloads
You can download a CustomPoINames.txt file to add map markers to your ingame maps. After this morning's update, the database now contains 1951 PoIs, of which 1037 are resource nodes.
The admin scripts needed to accuracy process the resource data are finished, and updates are now occurring at least once a week. The backlog of data from the beta period has been cleared (338 resource nodes were added from submissions in the last 10 days!)
You can customise your download, and select PoIs by type and by continent. The download page can be found here: www.soresha.net/vgpoi/download.html
PoIs on Maps of the Continents
The PoIs are shown here on separate maps for each continent: www.soresha.net/vgmap/
Version 2 of the maps is now in the planning stages, and will use the same PoI categories as the download page. I will also be adding the ability to preview a download selection on the maps.
Feedback and suggestions are always welcome.