Whatcha think: mess of campus buildings

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Re: Whatcha think: mess of campus buildings

Postby AndyPoms » Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:34 pm

MGODLEW wrote:My only question is, could someone walking around on campus with Waze open to walk to one of these mapped buildings trigger missing road reports?
Yes, and contributing false speed data to the road they are walking next to...
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Re: Whatcha think: mess of campus buildings

Postby MGODLEW » Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:02 pm

I kinda agree with sketch, "I know what the guidelines say, I just don't think it's a terrible idea. " My only question is, could someone walking around on campus with Waze open to walk to one of these mapped buildings trigger missing road reports?
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Re: Whatcha think: mess of campus buildings

Postby AndyPoms » Sun Oct 06, 2013 5:11 pm

Landmarks are NOT POIs. The campus is a landmark, the buildings are POIs. Waze has said they are working on an internal POI system, until then POIs are handled by third-party search.
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Re: Whatcha think: mess of campus buildings

Postby sketch » Sun Oct 06, 2013 2:26 pm

The names would show, at least when not navigating and/or when not in 3d mode.

I know what the guidelines say, I just don't think it's a terrible idea.

I mapped the parking garage at my university to see how it would look. I don't hate it. But I do agree that, as long as landmarks within landmarks aren't displayed, it's more important to show the campus than it is to show each building.

Hopefully we can change that soon, cause trying to find a campus map and use it on your phone is almost always a pain in the ass.
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Re: Whatcha think: mess of campus buildings

Postby AndyPoms » Sun Oct 06, 2013 1:30 pm

(Near Final) Landmark Guidelines clearly state: 5.6 University / College / Academy - Mapped at the fence line, including associated parking lot(s) (if attached) in one landmark. Do not use landmarks to map individual buildings (even if they could qualify as another landmark type), parking lots, or other campus features. This is due to the way landmarks are displayed in the client.
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Re: Whatcha think: mess of campus buildings

Postby HandofMadness » Sun Oct 06, 2013 3:05 am

I haven't played around with landmarks. Are these large enough that the names would even show up?
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Re: Whatcha think: mess of campus buildings

Postby sketch » Sun Oct 06, 2013 2:31 am

Honestly, I like the idea. The only problem I have with mapping campus buildings is that it means you can't /quite/ have both that a large area landmark for the entire campus, which is more important.

Although I personally don't think I would mind having a bunch of floating names for campus buildings within the larger landmark.


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