I really like the name "Stop Point
" as it's more identifiable than "Segment Marker" which works better as an internal description for engineers.
Given this info from the Waze staff...
ohad-ron wrote:I know these guidelines do not answer all cases. We still need to figure out the issues of malls, very long driveways (rural areas), houses that are on a different segment than the one with their official address, etc. However, for 85% percent of the cases this should work:
- House marker - the center of the rooftop of the house.
- Segment marker - the place where you would park if you wanted to park closest to the main entrance to the building, driveway, or an entrance to the building parking lot. Basically - if i get an end user to this point and tell him to look to the correct side of the road he should be able to figure out which building it is.
How waze will use this data:
- The route destination will be the segment marker.
- We will show what side of the street the house is on, using the house marker.
- The rooftops are good data to have, and we will probably use them as we improve our POI search, for display in the map, etc.
I can't promise we will make use of everything right away, but this is the most flexible representation of this data.
... are there two types of markers, House and Segment, or is just just one marker and the two different approaches to handle where they're placed?
I'd like to see a more prominence given to the breakdown of what to do for a house vs. a building with photo examples of both. This wiki paragraph...
The house number itself should be placed the center of the rooftop of the house. For large buildings such as box stores which have a single address, move this alignment more towards the main pedestrian entrance to the building. For addresses within malls, center the address over the space of the business, just like for a house.
... has vital information for how to properly place the Stop Point that would help ensure consistency.Additional Considerations
- For larger box store addresses with more than one primary entryway (assuming entryways are on the same side of the store) place the Stop Point at the front edge of the building but equidistant from both of those entryways.
- For a buildings with multiple entryways, but on differing sides, place the Stop Point centered atop the building itself.
- Gas stations... would the Stop Point be best placed at the front door of the gas station, or centered over the canopy for the pumps?