How to Hide Google's Points of Interest with Shack Locations Pro

Shack Locations Pro is your best Joomla extension to create an advanced map directory with multiple locations. You can pinpoint every one of those locations with its own customizable marker.

By default, Google will also add markers with their own Points of Interest. But what if you don't want them?

Shack Locations Pro now allows you to hide them. 

What are Google's Points of Interest?

googles points of interest

Every Google Map highlights places that might be of interest to public or businesses viewing a given map. Google calls those places Points of Interest (POI). Google displays them with their corresponding markers.

On my screenshot of the map of London above, you can see a few of such POIs. 

  • Richmond and Hillcroft Adult Community College.
  • Orange Tree Theater.
  • Richmond Tube Station.
  • Richmond Theater.
  • McDonald's Restaurant.
  • Richmon Green Park.
  • House of Fraser Luxury Shop.
  • And others.

You may feel it is not really necessary to display those POIs to your map directory viewers. Our Shack Locations Pro now allows you to do that.  

How can I hide them in Shack Locations Pro?

the new google poi parameter

  • Under the "Options" > tab "Map / Display" you will now find the new "Google POI" setting. Set it to "Hide" to hide Google's POIs on your map directory.