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Re: Wiki page suggestion: Landmarks

Postby jasonh300 » Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:59 pm

mapcat wrote:In the USA, we're not supposed to be adding gas station landmarks. They imported a special uneditable layer for those.


Which neither shows the gas station, nor does it suppress traffic. The uneditable layer and the landmark layer are two different things and I really don't think one has anything to do with the other.

From what I've seen, the gas stations layer that we can't edit just has a gps point that shows the gas station, and doesn't cover any area that would suppress traffic.
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Re: Wiki page suggestion: Landmarks

Postby jasonh300 » Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:35 pm

CrackedLCD wrote:
jasonh300 wrote:9. Gas stations suppress traffic. That's never been in question.


Do you name gas station landmarks? I've been naming the ones that were put in to suppress traffic, but I think after a certain number of them are drawn it starts to clutter the map too much.


Yes, I name them. In most cases, that means one word...Shell, Exxon, Chevron, etc. Are there really that many gas stations in one area that they would cause clutter?
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Wiki page suggestion: Landmarks

Postby jasonh300 » Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:44 pm

No. They come from a third party provider, just like everything else you search for on Waze. (bing, google, etc)
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Re: Wiki page suggestion: Landmarks

Postby jasonh300 » Sun Oct 14, 2012 3:24 am

mtlgab wrote:6- We are missing POI in the client. Once that could be activated the landmarks would be less important. We need to have at least the basic ones (Gas, shopping, police, fire, hospital, pharmacy, auto_repair, and a few others.)
9- I see many alerts from Waze regarding undefined gas stations. So for these landmarks we need to understand if the Gas Landmark suppresses trafic or if we need to edit Parking lot roads.


6. POIs are searchable in the client and have been for quite some time. They don't show on the client though and won't unless a landmark is placed.

9. Gas stations suppress traffic. That's never been in question.
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Re: Re: Wiki page suggestion: Landmarks

Postby jasonh300 » Sun Oct 14, 2012 12:10 am

paulwelch23 wrote:
rbthomp76 wrote:I think it would be great if parking lots did not appear in the client. Can we have them on a separate layer? I think they present a better solution than parking lot roads (which can get pretty nasty looking especially along frontage roads).

(I'm very thankful that I haven't needed to use Waze to get out of any parking lots!!!).


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I completely agree with this idea. I think it would just confuse the average user.


I agree also. And the Parking Lot Roads could stand to be a lot dimmer in the client, like the Pedestrian Boardwalks. You can barely see those.
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Re: Wiki page suggestion: Landmarks

Postby jasonh300 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:09 pm

mtlgab wrote:If the landmark goes beyond the building limits that would mean it will cover some parking roads but that is against the rules (see above).


Parking lot roads are part of the landmark, so that wouldn't apply. I actually put that section into the Wiki after discovering HUNDREDS of sloppy parking lot landmarks that covered the streets surrounding the landmark, making those surrounding streets ignore traffic jams.
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Wiki page suggestion: Landmarks

Postby jasonh300 » Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:04 am

scruffy151 wrote:
CrackedLCD wrote:In that case, why should we even label malls and other big landmarks anything other than parking lot, if they all look the same?


Now that parking lot roads are fixed I don't use parking lot landmarks anymore. You can add in extra roads in cases where a landmark may have been needed before.


You certainly don't need a landmark if you draw the roads. Except in the case of a mall, which is typically marked with a landmark anyway, and is so large and has so few roads compared to paved area, that both are necessary. Might as well make the entire mall and parking lot one big PLot landmark.

That's what I've done for every mall besides Edgewater.
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Re: Wiki page suggestion: Landmarks

Postby jasonh300 » Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:03 pm

CrackedLCD wrote:Personally I would like to see the parking lots mapped only over parking areas, and a separate landmark could be drawn for shopping malls or other nearby large buildings. I'm not sure how it'd look on the map, though.


Check out Edgewater Mall in Biloxi, MS. I drew in the mall separately from the parking lot. Waste of time. There's no obvious difference on the client.

I could've just drawn one large landmark around the perimeter, set it as Parking Lot, and named it Edgewater Mall and it would have have the same effect.

https://www.waze.com/editor/?zoom=4&lat ... TTTFTTTTFT
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Re: Wiki page suggestion: Landmarks

Postby HandofMadness » Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:03 pm

Timbones wrote:[Edit: isn't there a separate thread about landmarks in the US forum?]

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Yes, there are two US specific Landmark threads in the US Local forum.
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Re: Wiki page suggestion: Landmarks

Postby HandofMadness » Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:13 am

One of the local users has used the Road to River script to turn all the local train routes into landmarks on the map. I figured this script/use of landmarks should be discussed in this thread and included on the Wiki page whenever it actually gets made.
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