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Re: Landmarks for Region 3

Postby robc007 » Sat Jun 22, 2013 3:38 am

AndyPoms wrote:Those videos are dated April 2012 & they show the old version of the editor. A lot has changed since then.


Then all the new editors are being introduced to obsolete instructions? I can adapt to the guidelines in the forum, they're just hard to find from my point of view.
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Places for Region 3

Postby the1who » Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:15 am

Landmarks have been replaced by Places. I am updating this original post with a link to the new Wiki for Places. All references to how and when to use Places shall reference this wiki: https://wiki.waze.com/wiki/Places

Text below is outdated, hidden, but retained for archive as well as rest of posts.
I think it would be best to reference this post in Louisiana thanks to Jason, as it is currently more up to date with our ideas and thoughts from the 2013 Meetup. A few things that have made me post it here for the region as a whole. Businesses, we aren't in the business of mapping businesses. That is to say, we map to create accurate maps, if the business wants to be on the map, they'll have to submit their request at http://biz.waze.com like any other business.

Now for POI, Waze has third party agreements to use the search engines of those providers like Foursquare, Yelp, and Bing to name a few, to find the business in a searching manner.

The next thing, parking lot landmarks. Parking lots for stores and strip malls should not be mapped. Park and ride lots are preferred to be mapped for this landmark type at the moment. Discussion currently going on about other lots that are for public, whether paid or free.

For more information about the landmarks that we are to be mapping, please reference this well written out list here: Louisiana Landmarks
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Re: Landmarks for Region 3

Postby the1who » Sat May 11, 2013 1:19 pm

All great replies, I appreciate it.

I agree for the parking lots at large sports complexes where they have lot numbers potentially? I agree for the parking lots at large airports for long term or short term.

I especially agree for the public service locations, granted in emergencies I don't think someone is going to open app on phone to find nearest location, but on someone's leisure of just opening up the app to play with it and scroll around, they could find the location of the post office or police stations, in case they had to use their services. I know here locally, people usually have to go to the fire station to get their child's car seats installation checked (if they so desired).

At the meetup, I don't remember getting in-depth on landmarks as much to say we weren't doing parking lots, as much as we got deep into street types, at least what was mentioned as a whole. Now if it was on the side, that could be true. But we didn't really discuss as a whole if this type should be on the list or if this should be removed. I do remember the toll booth landmark being briefly discussed (to which I favored using).

Same as above for public stations, you can scroll on the map to see where the toll booth is...but I haven't plotted them all, I just know on I-70 in KS I just have one there where it turns into the KS Turnpike West out of KC. I am looking at it now on the client, it is distinct and it provides visual information for travelers for sure. Aside from signage along the way, if there is a traffic jam, one could see is it because of this area or beyond right? Ok just my thoughts there running free, but that was one that was discussed for sure at the meetup. Let me know what you think about the toll booth here if you could, interested in feedback on that subject.

Other than that, I think we are on the same track. If there is anything that I need to update, let me know and I'll get to it. Thanks!
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Re: Landmarks for Region 3

Postby the1who » Sat May 11, 2013 7:10 pm

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.
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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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