New WME and Places (UK)

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Re: New WME and Places (UK)

Postby floppyrod84 » Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:53 pm

The map hasn't been updated for 2 weeks or so. It is possible to have any results at all yet?

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Re: New WME and Places (UK)

Postby Dave2084 » Fri Jun 13, 2014 7:51 pm

Are places showing up in search for anyone?

On the testing I have done some far I can find things using FourSquare and Google search engines but Waze seems lacking.

e.g. in Lincoln if I search for 'Sainsbury's' I get the following:

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(Note if waze doesn't find a sensible result it seems to stealthily run to google. Tap the bottom bar to see where the results come from.
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Re: New WME and Places (UK)

Postby CTCNetwork » Fri Jun 13, 2014 4:37 pm

Hi,

It would be interesting to see what shows up in the client when you add a "Morrisons Customer Car Park" as a place. I know that the landmark for the parking area will show along with the text "[P] Morrisons" (if that is what it is called). Handy as I'll see roughly where I need to be heading.

Do remember that not all users are using Waze for Navigation as they likely know where they are going. I get the feeling Waze is starting to treat it's users like children, or worse, idiots.

Des. . . ;)
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Re: New WME and Places (UK)

Postby Dave2084 » Fri Jun 13, 2014 8:13 am

Progress on this is being hampered by the fact the live map is now more than two weeks old (Last update 27th May according to status.waze.com) so none of the test places I added to the map near me have arrived yet :?
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Re: New WME and Places (UK)

Postby Dave2084 » Fri Jun 13, 2014 6:25 am

PealRinger wrote:PS Spotted a typo in the hyperlink on the Landmark page...
Until specific guidance for the UK implementation of places is issued users are encouraged to read the Generic 'Paces' pages

Can someone correct?
.. or are we all being put through our paces :lol:


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Re: New WME and Places (UK)

Postby PealRinger » Fri Jun 13, 2014 12:16 am

PS Spotted a typo in the hyperlink on the Landmark page...
Until specific guidance for the UK implementation of places is issued users are encouraged to read the Generic 'Paces' pages

Can someone correct?
.. or are we all being put through our paces :lol:
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Re: New WME and Places (UK)

Postby PealRinger » Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:45 pm

Firstly I'm struggling with the whole concept of 'mapping' individual premises.

Why do we need to start mapping shops/pubs/offices etc when we have Google and Foursquare for that?.. and hopefully more partners to come.
I agree with the other comments that it's too much work and personally, adding and updating shop names does not interest me in the slightest, never mind all the URs that this could generate.

I just can't see that we have the resources to keep that level of information accurate and up-to-date - and bad data is often worse than no data!


In any case, I actually think it's nigh on impossible to navigate to premises to that level of detail.
For instance, when going to a shop/restaurant, where do you want to be taken?
  • The front door
  • The nearest car park
  • A cheaper car park slightly further away
  • The nearest free car park
  • The delivery bay round the back
It could be any of the above based on the circumstances of that visit - so you are
  • dropping someone off
  • popping in for 5 minutes
  • 1 hour
  • the whole day
  • making a delivery.


One significant thing I did note was the guidance relating to Parking-Lot area place:
https://wiki.waze.com/wiki/Places/Parking_lot#Principles
https://wiki.waze.com/wiki/Places/Parking_lot#Privately_operated_public_parking
If we adobt this then that means most of the Parking Lot areas in the UK should be removed as they are specific car parks dedicated to customers/staff/residents/students of that premises and do not meet these principles.

A good thing I feel - and it would mean that a 'go to nearest parking' feature in the client would actually be useful rather than taking me to the private car park of the office block next door where I'm likely to be clamped.
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Re: New WME and Places (UK)

Postby ditchi56 » Mon Jun 09, 2014 10:23 am

I posted some ideas about petrol station places to a separate thread. Seems like starting a new thread was a bad idea, perhaps someone would like to merge?
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Re: New WME and Places (UK)

Postby fieldenm » Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:56 am

I have checked three Hotels in Walsall - and a few in Birmingham. They are all categorised as 'Hostels'. :roll:
A global fix may be preferable to us all hunting them down and changing them!
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Re: New WME and Places (UK)

Postby floppyrod84 » Sun Jun 08, 2014 6:19 pm

It's very Americanised, like the example in Area+Point Combinations. Sure if all shop fronts were open like this in a shopping centre it'd be ideal, and I can imagine maybe it'd work for things like McArthur Glen locally, but big (BIG) shopping centres....why, just why?

How do we account for all the variables like full up car parks, or whatever, or are we generally going with "whatever is most sensible given X, Y, Z"?
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