Hello we hare try to Scan in Portugal but all nearby wayspots say´s VPS not Activated, and in not possible to check them.


Hello Ricardo,

To visualize what VPS-activated Wayspots are available to you, you can use the Niantic Wayfarer app, or in the https://lightship.dev/ portal, on your Dashboard page, you can see current VPS-activated Wayspot coverage in the “VPS Coverage Map” map view.

Also, you can create your own Private VPS Locations in your surrounding area by using the Niantic Wayfarer App mobile app for development and testing.

For more information please refer to Getting Started with Lightship VPS.

Hope this helps!

Hi Ricardo!

In addition to creating private scans with the Wayfarer app for development purposes, you can scan existing wayspots that are not already VPS activated in order to help expand VPS coverage! Once enough scans are uploaded for a wayspot, we’ll ensure it can be added to the VPS network before activating the wayspot for VPS experiences.

If you wish to help expand VPS coverage, first open the Wayfarer app and locate a wayspot that is not already activated for VPS. Then, tap the Scan button and proceed to scan the target location.

By default, the scans will save to your device, and you can choose to upload the scans once you’ve returned to a wi-fi connection. Be aware that you should upload the scans over a stable network connection without closing the app or allowing the device to sleep, in order to avoid upload errors.

More detailed information about contributing wayspot scans can be found in the Lightship documentation here.

Finally, you can also nominate entirely new wayspots in your area if they meet certain eligibility criteria. More information about nominating new wayspots can be found in the Lightship documentation here.

Hope this information helps, Ricardo – and happy scanning!