andrewfatcat wrote:bscharff wrote:As it was said, if we cannot label all of the local businesses, then we cannot label any of them. Gas stations are a feature of the client... and we are adding them all. Grocery stores are not a feature, and there is no plan for them to be. It wastes data on the server, and transmitting it to the client. The only purpose of Waze is to navigate to locations in the most efficient way, taking into account traffic information. They added the gas station feature as it relates to driving. Seeing Bob's Storage or Walmart has no place here, and just clutters the map (both in WME AND in the client)
I don't think it costs that much of data. And there are more non-existent roads that may take more data space than that. If that would be a problem, waze wouldn't let people do it. And it is not for you nor me to decide how the app should just solely be used for navigation only. Moreover, waze now mostly relies on external sources, it is probably a better approach to build up its own POI database when other major gps brands already have that. And I don't see people complain google or other map service when they all display a lot of POIs.
And like what I have said, you can just turn off the landmark layer in WME, and the landmark display in the client can be improved (it already displays landmarks accordingly for different sizes in different zoom levels), and you shouldn't remove someone else's work just because your personal preference.
The guidelines clearly state they should not be on the map. Which means if they are, they should be removed.andrewfatcat wrote:I don't encourage people to add individual business. However, if it was already added by someone else, or someone was willing to add it voluntarily (even by the owner), I don't think it is justify to delete them or stop them if the information is correct.
The advertising works similar to landmarks. The image below shows a Dunkin Donuts Advertising Pin, which appears on the map in any mode (if you scroll down) as well as landmarks (if you scroll right)andrewfatcat wrote:I think the advertisements they are working on are things popup like events on the map, not just normal landmarks or POIs.
andrewfatcat wrote:And BTW... it was off to the point a little bit.
The landmarks were removed were not private business. They were college campus or other public facilities and major attractions.
It may be more advisable to use one big college landmark, and a mix of (Private) Streets & Parking Lot Roads for jam suppression. Individual buildings should probably not be mapped.bscharff wrote:if they are large it might be more preferable to map individual buildings and parking lots instead of the entire campus as to not suppress traffic alerts generated on-campus. Some campuses use Waze for this, and I'm sure more would if alerts wouldn't be suppressed.
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