The POI Explorer is a desktop application designed for use in kiosk settings via use of a touchscreen and fullscreen mode. This highly configurable Java program allows museum visitors to understand how archaeological sites are distributed across the county and to explore details about each site including viewing images and videos. POI Explorer loads 'shapefiles' for compatibility with leading GIS tools. Using the software, visitors at San Diego Archaeological Center (SDAC) can explore questions such as:
  • Are there archaeological sites near my home?
  • How many sites are found in San Diego County?
  • How old are the sites?
  • What kind of construction or human activity has impacted archaeological sites?