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POI Galleria Umberto I in Turin on AtlasFor

Imagine the POI as an illustrated book. The story is composed of photos and videos with short captions.

The pages of this book— the Media and the News—must be sorted by Chapters (Context, History, Stories, etc.) to have an interesting and structured narration.



Name of the POI as it will be shown on Atlas. For example Mole Antonelliana


The POI is represented on the atlas by a specific icon for each Category. The categories can be added while creating the POI.

Balloon image

Small thumbnail image of the POI that will appear in the balloon of the main page on the map.

The image must be edited with a graphics software reducing it to 90x90px with 72dpi resolution and a maximum size of 5 KB.

Balloon text

Short preview description of the POI that will appear in the balloon of the main page on the map..

Suggested length 50-100 digits spaces included, up to a maximum of 255 digits.


Geo-localization system of the POI by clicking on an expandable map.

The map can be easily centered by typing an address, after typing the name of the Municipality in the dedicated field.


If you are looking for the manual coordinates input, you should know that this function is only shown to advanced users.

Description and links

A brief description of the POI key aspects: fundamental historical elements, events, specific uses to intrigue users.

Suggested length 300 digits spaces included, up to a maximum of 600 digits.

Languages Button

Used to add a description in other languages: English, French, and Chinese available at the moment.

Linked POIs

These section shows any other linked POIs by typing their name in the dedicated drop-down menu. For example POIs that are belong to the same itinerary or the same place can be linked. The operation is facilitated by the suggestion of existing POIs when you start typing their name.

Add Tag

Addition of some keywords that characterize the element and can link it to others for thematic or geographical similarities. While typing existing Tags are suggested. A new Tag can be created as well.

External links

Insert the url of web pages that delve into the topic or deal with linked themes.

You can create an automatic share link copying the URL of the website followed by a space and a title. For more clarity, the user will only see this title.

For example:

To have:

More information about Museo Torino

Write: More information on Museo Torino


Non-expert users should maintain default values.

An Archive is a set of POIs which refers to a specific topic. Always choose an archive according to affiliated groups if it was not already defined during the registration phase.

Advanced Options

Save as

elaboration incomplete, available for user or group modification. Important: drafts are visible under List on your Dashboard, NOT on Atlas.
elaboration completed, available for modification, and visible based on group permissions. Visible both on List and on Atlas.

Types of visualization

Media in chapters
shows Media contents divided in Chapters shelves (News, Presentation, Context, Places, History, Architecture, Projects, Events, Details, Stories, Extra material).
United Media
to show contents in a slideshow (not in shelves).

Group Permissions

Choice of users who can see or modify the POI that is Ready.

Personal Notes

Space for personal notes, to use as a reminder or to share ideas with the members of the work group.


Space reserved to AtlasFor editorial Staff. It is used to indicate to operators corrections or insights necessary for publishing the POI.

<translate> In seguito i permessi utente che regolano alcune funzionalità rilevanti:</translate>

<translate> Azione</translate> <translate> Permesso</translate> <translate> Ruoli</translate>
add a private POI add_poi_private verifica
add a public POI add_poi verifica
modify all the POIs edit_all_poi verifica

Maggiori informazioni nella tabella dei ruoli e permessi AtlasFor. -->

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