Converting gas station venues to landmarks [US]

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Re: Converting gas station venues to landmarks [US]

Postby the1who » Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:35 pm

Wal-Mart might have gas stations, but it isn't their brand, they use Murphy USA gasoline at those stations.
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Re: Converting gas station venues to landmarks [US]

Postby AndyPoms » Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:33 pm

BJ's, Costco, Stop & Shop all have branded gas stations, so be careful when editing the list...
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Re: Converting gas station venues to landmarks [US]

Postby jasonh300 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:21 pm

Now that I'm seeing how it works, there's a lot of brands in the list that really aren't brands.

These are brands:

Alon
Amoco
Citgo
Conoco
Diamond Shamrock
Exxon
Fina
Phillips 66
Shell
Sunoco
Tenneco
Texaco
Union 76

These are not brands, but store/gas station names:
Brothers Food Mart
Discount Zone
Home Depot
Tonys Gasoline
...dozens of others.

I think we need another crack at that list.
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Re: Converting gas station venues to landmarks [US]

Postby the1who » Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:07 pm

Shirli,

I thought I saw a thread on list of brands, but since this is actively visible, I'll post here for now.

Casey's is known as Casey's, there is a selection for Caseys, but their brand is Casey's, even on their website.

Road Star, I see many gas stations in the region by that name, but I don't know what they are branded as. I don't know who they use for their fuel source, but it is a station here and I don't see any other branding for their fuel sources. Not sure if you wanted to know about that, for adding or not. Thanks!
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Re: Converting gas station venues to landmarks [US]

Postby gohamstergo » Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:02 pm

Well, according to @wazemapping, deleting non-existent-station landmarks is ok.
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Re: Converting gas station venues to landmarks [US]

Postby CBenson » Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:23 pm

shirlig wrote:4) We highly recommend NOT to delete the gas stations that we integrated (usually their names appear in uppercase, they contain data like phone number, address etc) to the map because we will also lose automatic update of prices from the external resource. (You can edit their details, just don't delete them)

We'll that's the point there are a few like the one I linked to that no longer physically exist, yet somehow the 3rd party manages to update the prices. I would love for you to lose the automatic update of prices from the external resource for these closed stations.
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Re: Converting gas station venues to landmarks [US]

Postby gohamstergo » Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:28 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:Is anyone noticing that the ALL CAPS (added) stations do not have City/State info? I've found two, but unsure if this is to be expected.

confirmed
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Re: Converting gas station venues to landmarks [US]

Postby jasonh300 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:27 pm

AndyPoms wrote:What about Gas Station Landmarks that were pre-existing? Like these two https://www.waze.com/editor/?zoom=6&lat=41.73703&lon=-72.65971&layers=BTTFFTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTFTT that I created back in May in anticipation of this change? Were they updated to link to the Gas Price System?


Some of them did, and were obvious because the name changed to ALL CAPS and in some cases, the name changed completely.

Others, specifically ones with simple names like Exxon and Shell (among others) didn't change at all.

Also, none of the new stations have City/State info.
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Re: Converting gas station venues to landmarks [US]

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:26 pm

Is anyone noticing that the ALL CAPS (added) stations do not have City/State info? I've found two, but unsure if this is to be expected.
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Re: Converting gas station venues to landmarks [US]

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:17 pm

AndyPoms wrote:What about Gas Station Landmarks that were pre-existing? Like these two https://www.waze.com/editor/?zoom=6&lat=41.73703&lon=-72.65971&layers=BTTFFTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTFTT that I created back in May in anticipation of this change? Were they updated to link to the Gas Price System?

This and similar questions, such as what I posted in the other thread, are what we need to provide guidance to editors on.

I'll keep my comments in this thread now, for easier reference.
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