The Rest Area Place area should be covered by a landmark, drawn to the borders, and along right-of-way of the adjacent highway, but not snapped to the highway, and should not cross a highway if the rest area is on both sides. A landmark type of "Transportation" should be used. The landmark should be named as follows, using the highway name and cardinal direction as part of the name for POI search purposes: "I-10 W Rest Area", "Pennsylvania Turnpike E Service Area" if commercial restaurant/fuel is offered, or "Tennessee Welcome Center" for official state welcome centers. If the rest area is given a name by the state D.O.T., it may be used, e.g., "Dizzy Dean Rest Area".
sketch wrote:There's nothing wrong with using a general category for a place that doesn't fit into a different category. A cigar shop doesn't fit in anything more specific than "shopping and services", for example.
I think "Transportation" is fine; at least it's a good fit logically. Whatever we do, we will have to go through and change all the old ones because the old "Museum / Visitor Center" category was migrated into "Museum", and that's wrong.