[New Page Proposal] Places

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Re: [New Page Proposal] Places

Postby nzahn1 » Thu Apr 24, 2014 1:43 pm

I know this technically is a World-related thread, but I had a USA-related Places question:
Are we going to be releasing naming guidelines for places as well?

For example: Should every school have "school" at the end of the name, or is Elementary, Middle, Jr. High, or High enough? e.g. "Woodbridge Elementary School" vs "Woodbridge Elementary."

I'm all about making visible names on the map more readable at a glance, and "school" looks redundant to me.
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Re: [New Page Proposal] Places

Postby nzahn1 » Thu Apr 24, 2014 7:59 pm

irowiki wrote:
nzahn1 wrote:I'm all about making visible names on the map more readable at a glance, and "school" looks redundant to me.
I agree with this, but what about say, parks? Labeling a park landmark with "Brookside" or "Brookside Park", what would look better?
Hence the need for naming conventions; and I feel like this should be a nationwide debate rather than by state.
As for parks, I'd say "park" is needed for the name to make sense.
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Re: [New Page Proposal] Places

Postby nzahn1 » Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:10 pm

irowiki wrote:Makes sense to try and come up with naming conventions per category then, I'd say!
I've just started building a list for Baltimore, I could open it up to nationwide comment if desired.
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Re: [New Page Proposal] Places

Postby nzahn1 » Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:44 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:
nzahn1 wrote:
irowiki wrote:Makes sense to try and come up with naming conventions per category then, I'd say!
I've just started building a list for Baltimore, I could open it up to nationwide comment if desired.

We should always be starting with national conventions.

I agree, but I didn't want to be so bold as to assume that my ideas were fit for the whole country, or that conventions that I've generated apply to everyone. That said, the list is linked below, and anyone can feel free to comment, add ideas, and populate it further. Every once and a while I will sort it based on name (when no one is editing).
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Re: [New Page Proposal] Places

Postby nzahn1 » Wed May 28, 2014 1:41 pm

Marleenonline wrote:I was wondering what will happen if a search for a place/point in the client renders different locations from different sources: what is given priority?
(I truly hope this will be the Waze database)

Well, google's results are included in the instant results. If you actually press the search key, I've been getting waze results first, but I've heard the priority is given to the last database you used.
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Re: [New Page Proposal] Places

Postby nzahn1 » Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:06 pm

doctorkb wrote:Begging your pardon, but when did we achieve this consensus about the clinics and doctors offices?

I saw at least 4 recent participants agree, and you commented after his proposal without objection.
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Re: [New Page Proposal] Places

Postby orbitc » Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:13 am

Since you can put multiple categories, why not put both?


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Re: [New Page Proposal] Places

Postby orbitc » Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:47 am

PesachZ wrote:
orbitc wrote:Since you can put multiple categories, why not put both?


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The question is whether it is appropriate to use the hospital/medical care type for a facility which does not provide urgent or emergent medical care. The argument against doing so was mentioned earlier, to paraphrase; If someone was in need of emergency or urgent care and searched for hospital or medical care, it would be prudent for us to ensure that only places that provided urgent or emergent care showed as top results.

I agreed with that reasoning, and liked the suggestion of using the offices type, being that they are medical offices. Unless someone else has better guidance, for now I left it as offices (and whatever other secondary categories fit for that campus).


Yes, but the category is Hospital and medical care. If it's an emergency situations, I would think, you' would call 911. I personally, don't think to include doctors under offices. I would think, doctors should fall under medical care
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Re: [New Page Proposal] Places

Postby orbitc » Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:13 pm

Let's not forget those Pharmacies that are open 24 hrs. You can get some kind of emergency treatment there as well. Should they be mark as Medical care? Perhaps.
I would think to go to 24 hrs pharmacy or fire station in an emergency situations and not to doctors office. But the question is should doctors marked as offices? I think, better option would be Doctors or Non emergency medical care. Her I say it: I think, we need more categories
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Re: [New Page Proposal] Places

Postby orbitc » Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:22 pm

CBenson wrote:
vickimachado wrote:Questions:
I assume that the City field in Places should match the one that's used for the surrounding road segments?

That would make sense to me.
But without thinking about it, that's not what I've been doing. I've been using the mailing address city.

Do we yet know if the places city field affects the city polygons?

Didn't the old landmark did? I need to test it, but I think it does.
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