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Re: Landmark - Best Practices US

Postby CBenson » Thu Aug 02, 2012 5:44 pm

mapcat wrote:In the US there is already a TOTALLY SEPARATE gas station landmark layer that has NOTHING TO DO with the gas stations that may exist as visible landmarks in WME. Please don't add (or delete) any gas stations in WME in the US.

We can't edit the real gas station layer. (Yet.)

Opps, sorry didn't get the warning that I was overposting. I do appreciate the clear answer to whether we should be adding gas station landmarks.
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Re: Landmark - Best Practices US

Postby mapcat » Thu Aug 02, 2012 5:56 pm

As far as I can tell, Waze no longer routes to landmarks in its own database. It will use an external provider (since most landmarks were never added) and use its roads to get to that place.

The only reasons to add landmarks (besides gas stations in other countries) are to make them visible in the client, and in the case of parking lots, to suppress traffic.
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Re: Landmark - Best Practices US

Postby jasonh300 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:13 am

I put a paragraph in the Wiki last week about landmarks in general and that they should not overlap roads unless they're part of the landmark, so as not to interfere with traffic jam suppression. It was the only reference to landmarks I could find in the Wiki, and it had nothing in it.

Someone needs to get some info together and put it into that page.

CBenson wrote:Opps, sorry didn't get the warning that I was overposting.

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Re: Landmark - Best Practices US

Postby bgodette » Fri Aug 03, 2012 3:10 am

mapcat wrote:As far as I can tell, Waze no longer routes to landmarks in its own database. It will use an external provider (since most landmarks were never added) and use its roads to get to that place.
Grrrrrrrrrrr this recent change broke on of my Waze Wins. Waze used to be the ONLY navigation app that had Buffalo Creek Gun Club / Campfickes as a searchable and routable destination.
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Re: Landmark - Best Practices US

Postby HandofMadness » Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:47 pm

mapcat wrote:In the US there is already a TOTALLY SEPARATE gas station landmark layer that has NOTHING TO DO with the gas stations that may exist as visible landmarks in WME. Please don't add (or delete) any gas stations in WME in the US.

We can't edit the real gas station layer. (Yet.)


What about for automated error suppression? Should I use the parking lot landmark instead, even if the location is a gas station?
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Re: Landmark - Best Practices US

Postby aubie1988 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:46 am

Hi, I suspect that a 7-11 gas station located at the corner of 104th and Idalia is creating false slow traffic alerts on 104th to appear. Is it recommended to add a parking lot landmark there to try to suppress these false reports?

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Re: Landmark - Best Practices US

Postby jasonh300 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:39 am

A gas station landmark will suppress reports there, and would be more correct than a parking lot. However, it was mentioned a week or two ago not to add any gas stations until we got to some point with the gas prices functionality. I'm not sure if that's correct or still the case.
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Landmark - Best Practices US

Postby kentsmith9 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:14 am

Are we saying that all landmarks suppress slow traffic reports?
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Landmark - Best Practices US

Postby jasonh300 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:27 am

No. Just Gas Station and Parking Lot as far as I know.
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Re: Landmark - Best Practices US

Postby aubie1988 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:59 am

Ok thanks for the quick reply. Ill try a small parking lot and see if that helps. Thanks much!
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