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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 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 AlanOfTheBerg » Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:42 am

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

Right now 100% google, bing, 4sq, yp, yelp.
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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 AndyPoms » Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:56 pm

No, do not add individual businesses as landmarks.

Waze uses outside providers for POI search.

There is one exception to this rule, Gas Stations (outside of the US) need to be added for the Gas Price system to work. Inside the US, they use a third party database, so the addition of Gas Station landmarks is not necessary (but does help with the suppression of Traffic Jams and Automated Problem Reports in the editor).
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Landmarks?

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:25 pm

DTF69 wrote:Why do we have all the options for landmarks if we don't use them???

I am sure Waze great plans for them, but other sources are much more mature and easily available from the app. Perhaps they have plans again for the future, but IMO, they should remove 90% of the types for new landmarks.
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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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