Adding new gas stations - manual

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Re: Adding new gas stations - manual

Postby gorankav » Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:29 pm

I added a couple of gas stations following just my intuition.
Then I read the manual mentioned above.

In the manual only the station area is positioned on the map.
There is no ramps/service road mentioned.
Is there any guideline how to connect the gas station to the road?
I mean here bigger or complex gas stations. Like ones with coffe shop, playground, washing, parking, ...
Like this one: https://world.waze.com/editor/?lon=13.7 ... TTTTTTTTFT

I also added a ramp to a smaller one: https://world.waze.com/editor/?lon=13.7 ... TTTTTTTTFT

Another user added this gas station: https://world.waze.com/editor/?lon=13.7 ... TTTTTTTTFT

Another one not mapped yet: https://world.waze.com/editor/?lon=15.6 ... TTTFTTTTFT

After reading a bit the wiki I suppose I should connect it with a service road.
But would prefer to get an advice from more experienced mappers/managers.

Maybe a word in this direction shall be added to the wiki.
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Re: Adding new gas stations - manual

Postby gorankav » Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:26 am

petervdveen wrote:Private road will get a traffic jam when stopped there.
Parking lot roads are better.

Do you refer to a specific one or in general?
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Re: Adding new gas stations - manual

Postby iainhouse » Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:53 am

Artuuras wrote:
gorankav wrote:Maybe a word in this direction shall be added to the wiki.
+1

I use parking lot roads in this case. Is it ok ?
https://world.waze.com/editor/?lon=23.8 ... rks=358488
And some times on the road I can't see gas stations in my client. Even at max resolution. And I know it IS there in the map. Should I try to make it biger landmark ? How big? Or may be not a problem? ;) May be situaton will change when you, guys, switch gas stations ON in Lithuania?


There are somewhat more detailed instructions in the UK Editing Guidlines and that seems to work quite well.

Basically, you map the station area with a Gas Station landmark (to suppress traffic reports whilst you're stopped & filling up) and put in a basic road system of parking lot roads.

There is some discussion as to whether the parking lot roads are necessary. My feeling is that if they're not there, your GPS may snap you back to the road outside the Gas Station, generating a traffic report. If the Gas Station has the parking lot roads, there's a better chance you will snap to those instead.
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Re: Adding new gas stations - manual

Postby itaush » Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:22 am

There are no gas stations brands in Bulgaria, how may I add some?
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Re: Adding new gas stations - manual

Postby james9becker » Sat Jul 20, 2013 5:44 pm

A parking lot road is the best.

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Re: Adding new gas stations - manual

Postby JimmyK1 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:02 am

In Greece the Ministry of Development has an online database which includes Gas Station location and prices. Prices are being updated by Ministry personel and the gas station owners themselves.

Its a great source of info that's up2date (i checked some randomly and they were updated within the previous 5-10 days) and its usable as its from a public entity.
I think it would be great if Waze would incorporate it to for Greece (which currently lacks Gas Stations overall) and furthermore continue allowing users to edit the prices and either show the latest price available or just mark whether this is the "official" price or the crowdsourced one.


Now for the catch. The site is available here: http://www.fuelprices.gr/ and
a) Its in Greek. Only in Greek.
b) Its one of the poor-est designed websites. Not sure how the data could be crawled and how a sync could be setup. It is doable however because quite a few 3rd party sites in Greece are doing so.

Anyway, if there is interest i'd be willing to help. At least we could use this db to jump start gas station location and leave the price sync-ing feature for later.

I'd be more than happy to support and we can ask other users from the (small) Greek Wazer community to help also.
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Re: Adding new gas stations - manual

Postby joaoosorio » Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:59 am

Thanks for the guide!
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Re: Adding new gas stations - manual

Postby juankx » Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:38 am

foxitrot wrote:
itaush wrote:There are no gas stations brands in Bulgaria, how may I add some?


...ask the Support for these.


Where is the right place to ask the Support to add gas stations brands?
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Re: Adding new gas stations - manual

Postby Kuhlkatz » Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:28 pm

The provided link is to a limited access sub-forum.

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Re: Adding new gas stations - manual

Postby mapcat » Sat Jul 20, 2013 10:57 pm

techboi84 wrote:Should I add entry and exit points to the gas station from the main road(s)? If so, is it private road or parking lot road? Thanks! :)

If it's far away from the nearest road, and navigating in or out might be confusing, then yes, with some parking lot roads. Otherwise, why?
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