NorfolkMustard wrote:not ignoring the Places spin, but keeping UK parking guidance
With Places you can add many sub-categories to a Place:area, including "Parking Lot"
suggestion: enlarge existing shopping/stadia building landmarks to encompass the adjacent parking, add a "Parking Lot" sub-class, move the Place:area destination marker to the entrance/parking lot road nearest the entrance. Delete the migrated/existing parking lot landmark. Or, vice-versa. Leave the existing ParkingLot Area, but add a sub-class for shopping center (sic) etc and expand it to cover the buildings.
With the areas though you can still add the shop and move the navigation marker to the same parking lot mode - depending on the size of the shop of course. This still gives the same look, and gives visible point of reference on the map.
As for points from what I read they don't show up on the map anyway, so should be added on the nearest navigation point.
This is where the guide is confusing, because it shows a big area point with a navigation point for a large mall, with each individual shop marked as a point inside the Shopping Center, now thats fine, but lets imagine there is a road running round the back of that shopping center, the navigation points for all the point places will all be wrong. So surely they should be on the same parking lot segment to ensure navigation works correctly.
Now it gets more awkward from here, lets say I set up a navigation point in a car park which has the basic simple parking lot road in there. Fine, no problem. But then Mr New L1 editor comes in and maps the parking lot to its full extent. depending on the complexity of the parking lot, you might end up with 15 different navigation instructions navigating around several one way parking segments based on the original parking lot layout.
So do we either start locking parking lots where they have defined navigation points, map them fully allowing us to set navigation points based on the full parking lot layouts, or ensure all points are as close to the entrance to the parking lot as possible. Or another option I can't think of at the moment???
Appreciate lots of this will be discussed, and some of it probably already has.