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Re: Whatcha think: mess of campus buildings

Postby Daknife » Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:40 pm

sketch wrote:I just don't think it's a terrible idea.
I do, a mass of smaller landmarks tends to glob together unevenly, the names float around leading to further confusion as to which label goes to which blob. (particularly when they are longer names as often found with University Buildings). Additionally the client randomizes which names it actually shows so often the building you may be looking for isn't even displayed making it near useful as a visual reference.
The one exception to the Single Landmark I've allowed at universities in Utah is with major Stadiums on the edge of the schools, those get a separate landmark over the stadium and adjacent parking log, but the rest is all under one single landmark for the University. When the smaller names are put under the larger landmark those floating names seem even more random as the lesser landmarks don't show.

I'm with Andy on this, the guidelines are a single landmark for the University.
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Re: Whatcha think: mess of campus buildings

Postby bgodette » Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:43 am

foxitrot wrote:OTOH you can also be providing a lot of landmarks for things you have to drive to. Campuses are not necessarily identical, some have large common parking lots and you finally have to walk to the target building through the mentioned parks, others have own small (underground / roof) parking directly at the target.
However handy that currently is, it's basically a "hack" due to Waze's lack of POI handling. I currently have such landmarks for DIA's arrivals and departure points for the east and west sides of the airport so that people get routed correctly (east side only, OMG cluster %$#% for west side due to light rail construction), but I'd much rather have real POI support.
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Re: Whatcha think: mess of campus buildings

Postby AndyPoms » Wed Oct 09, 2013 12:00 am

daknife wrote:I'm with Andy on this, the guidelines are a single landmark for the University.
:shock: We agree on something?!?!?
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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 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 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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