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Re: Landmarks for Region 3

Postby Bigbear3764 » Sat May 11, 2013 10:18 pm

Another thing about Train Station landmark, we have commuter lots with daily pay spots and permit only parking. If it is known to have permit only parking, don't include that in your landmark. In one town I know, permit parking is on one side of the tracks and daily fee parking on the other side. I would think someone with a permit will know where to park and if someone was looking for daily fee parking and saw a landmark on the wrong side of the tracks, that might make them leave a UR that would make the Jolly Drivers thread.
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Re: Landmarks for Region 3

Postby the1who » Sun May 12, 2013 3:45 am

bigbear3764 wrote:
the1who wrote:Agreed, sitting here, zoomed in, I can see it. I assume that when you come to the toll booth on the freeway, and have to slow down, it'd show I assume.

That UR, was it for toll booths at the exits? Just curious.


Nope, in a straightaway where they have the cash and fly by EzPass lanes. Pretty sure this was the one on the I-90 Skyway:
https://www.waze.com/editor/?lon=-87.56 ... TTTFTTTFTT


No, I agree to that, but my calling is to the non-native user, the user who is visiting even, or passing by. They'd have to stop. I know when I used the ez-pass (wrong name maybe) for the SF Gate Bridge at the meetup, I drove thru too, without stopping, but I slowed down considerably, to like 20 mph or so, even as a visitor using the pass. I knew it was coming anyways, but the everyday local user would already know the toll booth locations, I am thinking of those that are trekking along.

And then for your parking lot reply, I agree, permit only should not be mapped for sure. The ones with permits will know where to park.
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Re: Landmarks for Region 3

Postby MisterMooCow » Tue May 14, 2013 4:26 am

Parking lots: my understanding is that the app gets parking lot information from four-square. Has that changed?

On all the municipal/first-responder/whatever buildings: in a big/dense urban area (like a state capital), the density of these things is entirely too high -- you end up with wall-to-wall landmarks. We also have tiny little police stations that are basically kiosks in strip malls.

Since new editors don't get the distinction, it's a zero-tolerance thing with me -- if it's not a landmark (i.e., something that will help orient you in an area that is both unfamiliar and confusing -- not just entertain you while you sit at a traffic light), it's gone.
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Re: Landmarks for Region 3

Postby mapcat » Tue May 14, 2013 12:49 pm

Posted a slight revision to Ohio mapping conventions. Is it any closer to being something we can run with?
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Re: Landmarks for Region 3

Postby MisterMooCow » Wed May 15, 2013 3:18 am

mapcat wrote:Posted a slight revision to Ohio mapping conventions. Is it any closer to being something we can run with?


Looks good to me. I tweaked it a bit -- check my edits to make sure I didn't go too far?
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Re: Landmarks for Region 3

Postby mapcat » Thu May 16, 2013 6:26 pm

No complaints here.
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Re: Landmarks for Region 3

Postby robc007 » Fri Jun 21, 2013 3:00 pm

All the other threads and docs I've read about parking lots say that adding a parking lot is the correct way to fix routing errors on the map when it shows someone turning off the road. And I've been following those instructions. Why in this one thread is everyone going against the documented instructions?
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Re: Landmarks for Region 3

Postby jasonh300 » Sat Jun 22, 2013 12:35 am

robc007 wrote:All the other threads and docs I've read about parking lots say that adding a parking lot is the correct way to fix routing errors on the map when it shows someone turning off the road. And I've been following those instructions. Why in this one thread is everyone going against the documented instructions?


Parking lot landmarks? Where is there documented instructions anywhere about using parking lot landmarks to correct routing errors?
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Re: Landmarks for Region 3

Postby razor2k » Sat Jun 22, 2013 12:50 am

jasonh300 wrote:
robc007 wrote:All the other threads and docs I've read about parking lots say that adding a parking lot is the correct way to fix routing errors on the map when it shows someone turning off the road. And I've been following those instructions. Why in this one thread is everyone going against the documented instructions?


Parking lot landmarks? Where is there documented instructions anywhere about using parking lot landmarks to correct routing errors?


I think maybe he's getting traffic jams confused with routing ;)
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Re: Landmarks for Region 3

Postby robc007 » Sat Jun 22, 2013 1:03 am

These videos were shown as required viewing the first time I looked at the editor:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... YGM&t=205s

I've linked to the part that shows adding a landmark as the best practice.

I've also read this in many places on the website. You might try Googling it.
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