sketch wrote:Runways make an airport immediately identifiable as an airport.
Having the airport identifier in the runway name immediately identifies the airport.
Yes, but the identifier will already be in the Place name, making the name on the runways redundant.
As pumrum said, we don't even know whether names will be displayed on nondrivables at all. The names are not displayed in the live map currently.
If they are, though, I'd rather see "MSY – Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport" on the Area and "Runway 10/28" on the runway. The second (third, fourth...) MSY on the runway, as a display-only feature (if even that), is redundant. You can't turn off the Places layer in the client.
daknife wrote:Areas over the runways/airports take care of the distinctive landmark aspect. Always have.
Tapatalking via my Galaxy S4
A large shaded area does not signify "airport", it signifies "landmark" ("area place"). A large shaded area with runways in it signifies "airport". Anything that makes a Place more immediately identifiable without having to read text
is good from a design perspective and
from a road safety perspective. That's why parks are green and lakes are blue.
Look at any other GPS map and you'll see a representation of runways (and taxiways!) on the map at the airports.