[New Page Proposal] Places

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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 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 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 » Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:29 am

It would be nice if some categories showed in the client, even as points like emergency services (police, fire, hospital), gas stations, etc...

But we will have to wait for an app update cycle to see what we get.
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Re: [New Page Proposal] Places

Postby nzahn1 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 5:26 pm

Is there going to be a discussion on naming convention for area/places too?

I guess it depends on what shows in search and on the client.

For example, charging stations. Do we name it for the associated business/office or generic as "Charging Station" or "EV Charger" or something else.
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Re: [New Page Proposal] Places

Postby nzahn1 » Thu Mar 27, 2014 2:04 pm

bretmcvey wrote: Most locations I'm thinking of are the basic US Interstate system rest areas maintained by states that are typically nothing more than a restroom stops with some vending machines.

Clearly you haven't been to the new Maryland House.
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Re: [New Page Proposal] Places

Postby nzahn1 » Thu Mar 27, 2014 1:41 pm

Found a issue today:
The table lists train stations as a "point", but the parking lot directive from landmarks says that associated PLots should be included in train station "landmarks". Should we either: delete associated PLots or change the guidance and include PLots in Train Station "Areas."
Transportation - Train Station - Point

In nearly all situations parking associated with any other landmark, such as a shopping mall or train station, should NOT be landmarked separately using the Parking Lot type.

The Parking Lot landmark is NEVER appropriate for wrote:Generic unnamed/unidentified parking lots associated with an already-landmarked complex such as an Airport, Train station, or Bus Station/Bus Terminal.

FYI, Here's the train station that started it all, its a MD-DC commuter train: PermaLink
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Re: [New Page Proposal] Places

Postby nzahn1 » Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:48 pm

petervdveen wrote:We don't really have parking lots specific for one destination. Maybe at an airport, but then I will navigate to the parking lot.

Sure you do!
Like:
Hospitals
Malls
Supermarkets
Auto Repair Garages
Tourist Destinations
Colleges
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Re: [New Page Proposal] Places

Postby nzahn1 » Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:32 pm

MGODLEW wrote:Should we start updating each state's wiki? For example in PA:

From: Landmarks in Pennsylvania should follow the guidelines for Connecticut until the national standard is complete.

To: Pennsylvania should follow the Places Wiki for guidance in regards to mapping Points of Interest & Businesses.


I had started this thread along those lines: [Dissolution] Landmarks
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Re: [New Page Proposal] Places

Postby nzahn1 » Wed Mar 26, 2014 2:19 pm

petervdveen wrote:Why are these points at the side of the building and not nicely in the middle?


Because the points are the location that drivers will be routed to, and we want the routing to go to the front of the building via the parking lot road, and not to the rear of the building via a neighborhood street (which happens sometimes when placing points in the center of buildings/properties).
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