Points of Interest (POIs) are encounters on the surface of planets and moons. They are not always persistent.

They can be sought out in two ways:

  • Using the Wave Scanner of an SRV.
  • Flying a Ship at around 2 km above the surface. Blue circles on the scanner display mark areas which contain a Point of Interest. These fade out below 2km, vanishing fully at about 1.5km. Unless you spot the point of interest visually, it is best to land and switch to an SRV to use the Wave Scanner to finish tracking it down.

Some points of interest are guarded by Skimmers, which may have Bounties. They are initially buried, and will unearth themselves when first approached.

If there is a trespass zone marked in red on the scanner display, lingering in it for too long will trigger the hostility of the skimmers. If the POI is in an area ruled by law and the skimmers don't have bounties, lingering in the trespass zone can also give fines and bounties.

POI typesEdit

These are some POI types.


  1. Has anyone found something similar? It doesn't even look like a thing from ED period - EliteDangerous