Points of Interest Feature Update

Back when we updated the Global Discovery Vacations website, we added a feature called Maps & Points of Interest, which showed you all the nearby attractions, stores, gas stations, etc. around your resort.

We recently had to make a few changes to that feature, but you can still get all of the information you need! Here’s how:

Choose Your Map

The new-look Maps & Points of Interest tab, located on each resort page.

Once you choose a resort, you’ll see the Maps & Points of Interest section underneath the resort info. You can choose between Google or Mapquest -whichever you are most comfortable with.

Google

The link should take you Google Maps based on the resort’s address. From there, just hit the “Nearby” button underneath the resort name and type in for whatever you are searching. If there is something nearby, it’ll pop up on the map.

Click on the “Nearby” button at the bottom to search for points of interest.

Note: Your starting point is indicated by a grey plot point, whereas the points of interest show up as red, as well as on the left menu bar.

Your starting point (the resort) is indicated by the grey icon on Google Maps. Points of interest show up as red.

Mapquest

Even if you didn’t know Mapquest was still a thing, the website is plenty useful for finding nearby services. On their map, their points of interests are indicated on the top as “Layers.” They have a few ready to go for you, but you can click the “More” button for a list of options.

Mapquest’s Layers toolbar makes it easy to filter out goods and services.

The “Layers” system lets you mix and match exactly what you want to see on the map. If you only want to see gas stations, grocery stores and hospitals, for example, you can do just that. Hence, adding a layer.

Gas stations, grocery stores and hospitals near Landmark Resort using Mapquest.

We hope this Points of Interest feature gives you more details and customization on the map sites with which you are most familiar.

If there are any other resources you want to see on the website, let us know in the comments below!

Corey is a writer from Overland Park, KS, and has been with Global Discovery Vacations since September 2013. Once a sportswriter, he traveled the country and became proficient in airport security line etiquette and leaving items in hotel rooms.