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Re: Landmarks?

Postby mapcat » Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:07 pm

TruckOttr wrote:There are a lot of businesses that have been marked as landmarks. Should editors be deleting them as we come across them?

I would. Leaving them there would encourage others to start adding more.

If they're all the work of the same person, you may wish to send a note first explaining why they don't belong on the maps.
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Re: Landmarks?

Postby mapcat » Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:41 pm

gordonski wrote:Just asking out of curiosity: What harm do these landmarks do?

If they appear on the client, they should be correct. Which means AMs would need to maintain them.

Businesses open and close all the time. When do you change them, and when do you delete them?

If there are 100 restaurants in the city, and only 50 show on the map, shouldn't the owners of the other 50 complain that Waze is treating the others better, giving them free advertising, or otherwise being unfair? Even the ones whose stores are physically too small to show?

How many more reasons do you want?

If a company decides to advertise on Waze, I have no problem with their stores being shown on the map for as long as they're paying for the advertising. But anyone else, no.
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Landmarks?

Postby nathan_wv » Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:40 pm

I have been adding local businesses as landmarks (I've done maybe a dozen or so). Is that the correct to update/add to the POI database? Just wanted to make sure before I did any more of them
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Re: Landmarks?

Postby nathan_wv » Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:29 am

So in other words I should go back and delete my landmarks? As I said there are only about a dozen or so, so not a big deal.....

Is there any way I can help up the POI database? Or is that 100% 3rd party sourced (not crowd sourced)?
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Re: Landmarks?

Postby TrafficGuy01 » Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:34 pm

Why do we have all the options for landmarks if we don't use them???
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Re: Landmarks?

Postby TruckOttr » Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:28 am

There are a lot of businesses that have been marked as landmarks. Should editors be deleting them as we come across them?
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Re: Landmarks?

Postby TruckOttr » Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:33 am

I personally wish businesses (and all the other landmark types) were visible and that they could be filtered so I only see the ones I want. Ideally it would be something more akin to a merge of Yelp and Waze. I don't necessarily want to see the buildings like in Google Earth, but it would be nice to be able to see where things are relative to each other.
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