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Re: Some POI's not showing on Mobile Device

Postby WazinBruce » Sat Jan 05, 2013 3:29 pm

Doh :oops: Thanks
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Re: Some POI's not showing on Mobile Device

Postby WazinBruce » Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:51 pm

Thanks, did that and when I sent it it said "message sent" but then it shows it in the Outbox and I don't see it in the Sent folder so did it actually send it?
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Re: Some POI's not showing on Mobile Device

Postby WazinBruce » Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:36 pm

Problem is I can't find them in the forum, the User ID showing in editor is kdyckes, am I looking for the user in the wrong way, can you find a user with that ID?
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Re: Some POI's not showing on Mobile Device

Postby WazinBruce » Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:13 pm

Okay so there is a new editor in the same town as me adding back in all the POI's for things like restaurants that I was doing wrong and removed after I was steered in the "correct editing procedures" direction, excuse the pun. So how do I tell this person to stop other than just deleting them? I can tell from their user number that they are newer than me, but don't know who they are, do we have a way of sending a user a message advising them to read the rules? Suggestions? Thanks
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Re: Some POI's not showing on Mobile Device

Postby WazinBruce » Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:59 pm

Got it, thanks, will stick to the CT guide and try to be more help than harm :D
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Re: Some POI's not showing on Mobile Device

Postby WazinBruce » Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:51 pm

I am confused why it has options like Pharmacy etc in the landmark choices, I would hope that the landmark choices would reflect those that we want people to identify, and don't suggest things like Pharmacy if we don't want businesses. Just my $0.02
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Re: Some POI's not showing on Mobile Device

Postby WazinBruce » Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:23 pm

Thanks guys, I am in the USA in the state of Ohio, please point me in the right direction and I will go back and remove all my "discretions of the past" :oops: What about little one off family type restaurants that Waze probably won't sell to, but people might like to find? Please point me to the POI "Bible List" and I will lable those that should be and not those that shouldn't. Thanks all.
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Some POI's not showing on Mobile Device

Postby WazinBruce » Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:12 pm

Hi there,

apologies if I am asking a "noob" question here, have tried to search for the do's and don'ts. I have been making a number of edits to POI's, everything from Police Stations to restaurants in my area. Some of them are showing on the live map and then others that were done a while ago still show in the editor with all the details but don't appear on the mobile device map. An example is a labeled a fire department location last week and it is already showing on the mobile device, but several fast food chains and other locations that were labeled several weeks ago are still not showing on the mobile device? Are there types of POI's we are not supposed to label like chain restaurant's? I watched the youtube videos and read the wiki and don't recall anything saying don't label things like McDonald's or Arby's. Thanks in advance for the guidance, looking forward to making the Waze maps more valuable for everyone.
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Re: Some POI's not showing on Mobile Device

Postby jasonh300 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:58 pm

kuduboet wrote:I am confused why it has options like Pharmacy etc in the landmark choices, I would hope that the landmark choices would reflect those that we want people to identify, and don't suggest things like Pharmacy if we don't want businesses. Just my $0.02


Because in the TIGER basemaps, there are defined POI categories. When those basemaps were imported, all of the categories were also imported, but only certain Landmarks were imported...mostly bodies of water and parks.

EDIT: Andy, GET OUT OF MY HEAD!!!!! :lol:
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Re: Some POI's not showing on Mobile Device

Postby jasonh300 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:32 pm

kuduboet wrote:Thanks guys, I am in the USA in the state of Ohio, please point me in the right direction and I will go back and remove all my "discretions of the past" :oops: What about little one off family type restaurants that Waze probably won't sell to, but people might like to find? Please point me to the POI "Bible List" and I will lable those that should be and not those that shouldn't. Thanks all.


Generally, in the U.S., we landmark schools, government buildings, public parking, Shopping Centers (but not the individual businesses), sports facilities, parks, playgrounds and gas stations.

There's a very good guide in the Connecticut wiki that AndyPoms put together that you could probably follow, although some of the entries are specific to Connecticut. The main thing is that we don't want the map to be cluttered up with a lot of landmarks. They make the map hard to read. That's why the "no individual businesses" is a hard and fast rule. Also remember that putting in POIs in Waze doesn't necessarily mean they'll come up any differently in the search. In the U.S., that's mostly handled by Bing.

There are also guidelines about where to draw the landmarks, which you should check on the forums if in doubt. For instance, a Shopping Center should be drawn to cover the entire property. But most landmarks should always end at the sidewalks or fence line in the aerial view...not at the street, or snapped to the Waze roadway. Other types of landmarks should only cover the building.

I believe we're getting ready to put in general Landmark guidelines into the Wiki to cover the entire U.S., so stay tuned...
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