Landmarks in Mississippi

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Landmarks in Mississippi

Postby jasonh300 » Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:20 pm

This is a list of what should and should not be landmarked in Mississippi. We're currently working on national guidelines, but this is a good place to start.

Please note that a landmark should NEVER be snapped to a street. With the latest release of WME, a landmark that is snapped to a street is nearly impossible to adjust. There are notations in each category that shows where the edge of the landmark should fall.

Transportation

Gas Station
We've heard from Waze that we SHOULD be creating landmarks for Gas Stations in the US, and there will be changes to the Gas Station system in the US soon. Map at fence line/sidewalk line, make sure the landmark does not snap to roads. At this time, the "Name" property should be set to the brand of the gas station (i.e. "Mobil", not "Joe's Town Mobil & Repair"). Due to a rise in independent stations, several have adopted generic names, for these stations, use whatever shows prominently up on the signage.

EDIT: Please see this link for details on gas stations, and the gas station import of April, 2013. It's very important that this information is understood as the imported gas station landmarks are linked with the gas price listings, and must be handled carefully.

Toll booth
Not Mapped.

Terminal
Not used at this time. Not defined at this time.

Airport
Mapped at the fence line/sidewalk line, include parking lots/terminals that are close to the airport in one landmark. Try to avoid crossing non-airport roads with the landmark.

Train station
Mapped at the fence line/sidewalk line, including parking lot(s) in one landmark.

Bus Station / Bus Terminal
Mapped at the fence line/sidewalk line, including parking lot(s) in one landmark.

Sea Port
Not mapped.

Parking Lot
Listed below are the ONLY parking lots mapped with landmarks, there are several other landmarks that are mapped to cover parking lots associated with those venues.
Park & Ride Lots are mapped at the fence line/sidewalk line, make sure the landmark does not snap to roads. Name these as "Park & Ride" only - no specific names as it would get too long. These lots should also have unnamed Parking Lot Roads in accordance with the information in Road Types wiki page.
Pay Parking Lots (Private & Municipal) - Not mapped at this time, however, they are currently under discussion. Many of these are marked by the |P| icon that appears when nearing destination, which is data that comes from Foursquare.
Please note that individual parking lots at businesses are not mapped.

Junction/Interchange
Not mapped.

Bridge
Not mapped.

Tunnel
Major Tunnels Mapped as a rectangle or arc only to include the road.

Subway station
Not Mapped. Louisiana has no Subway. (Subway sandwich shops also do not fall under this category)

Ferry lane
Not Mapped. We really need a Ferry Road Type and an Avoid Ferry option in the client to do this properly.

Car Rental
Not Mapped. Handled by POI Search.

Garage
Not Mapped. Handled by POI Search.


Leisure

Park
Mapped at the fence line/sidewalk line, including parking lot(s) in one landmark. Further definition in the works, but Private Golf Courses are not included.

Museum / Visitor Center / Monument
Mapped at the fence line, including parking lot(s) in one landmark.

Mall/Shopping Center
Major Malls/Shopping Centers Mapped at the fence line, including parking lot(s) in one landmark. A "Major" Mall/Shopping Center is defined by those having 45 or more individual stores in the complex. Please note that strip malls & grocery store plazas typically do NOT meet this definition.

Convenience Store / Kiosk
Not Mapped. Handled by POI Search.

Restaurant / Bar / Coffee Shop
Not Mapped. Handled by POI Search.

Stadium / Sports Facility
Mapped as building shape, the perimeter and main paths of adjacent parking lots roads are mapped using Parking Lot road type.

Hotel / Motel / Guest Room
Not Mapped. Handled by POI Search.

Club/Concert Hall
Major Clubs/Concert Halls Mapped at the fence line, including associated parking lot(s) (if attached) in one landmark. Venues are mapped if their PRIMARY function is as a Concert/Performance Venue with a capacity of at least 1,000 people. For venues with multiple stages/halls, use the total combined capacity of all the individual auditoriums in the venue. i.e. Municipal Auditorium, yes...The Howlin' Wolf, no.

Beach
Not mapped.

Camp site / RV Park
Not Mapped. Handled by POI Search.

Casino
Not Mapped. Handled by POI Search.

Marina
Not Mapped. Handled by POI Search.

Promenade / Boardwalk
Not Mapped. Handled by POI Search.

Store/stall
Not Mapped. Handled by POI Search.

Please note that Waze makes money by selling advertisements. Landmarking individual private businesses diminishes the value of that advertising. To advertise your business, please see http://biz.waze.com/

Nature

Island
Not Mapped.

Sea/Lake/Levee
Not Mapped. Handled by Waze Water Layer.

River/Stream
Not Mapped. Handled by Waze Water Layer. With the exception of canals in the New Orleans area since they are a good visual reference, and are not handled by the Waze water layer. Map to the edge of the normal waterline visible in the aerial and interrupt for major roadways.

Forest/Grove
Not Mapped.

Farmland
Not Mapped.

Gravel
Not Mapped.

Danger Zone
Not used at this time. Not defined at this time.


Public

Religious Site
Historic Churches may be mapped if they are a tourist attraction. Otherwise, not mapped.

Bank
Not Mapped. Handled by POI Search.

Office Building
Not Mapped. Handled by POI Search.

Industry
Not Mapped. Handled by POI Search.

Public Building
Libraries and Court Houses Mapped at the fence line, including associated parking lot(s) (if attached) in one landmark.

Tourist Site / Attraction
Mapped at the fence line, including parking lot(s) in one landmark. Further definition in the works.

ATM
Not Mapped. Handled by POI Search.

Pharmacy
Not Mapped. Handled by POI Search.

Supermarket/Market
Not Mapped. Handled by POI Search.


Public Service

Hospital/Clinic
Hospitals Mapped at the fence line, including associated parking lot(s) (if attached) in one landmark.

Correction Facility / Prison
Not mapped. Handled by POI Search.

Military Site
Mapped at the fence line, including parking lot(s) in one landmark. This landmark is used for smaller facilities like Armories and National Guard Training Facilities.

Government / Municipal Building
City/Town Halls & associated facilities Mapped at the fence line, including associated parking lot(s) (if attached) in one landmark. Public Works garages & work yards are not mapped. The Department of Motor Vehicles is mapped using this type, and is named "Dept of Motor Vehicles", do not use the abbreviation "DMV"

Police Station
Mapped at the fence line, including associated parking lot(s) (if attached) in one landmark. ALL landmarks are named "Police Dept" for local departments or "State Police" for the State Police Troops.

University / College / Academy
Mapped at the fence line, including associated parking lot(s) (if attached) in one landmark. Do not use landmarks to map individual buildings (even if they could qualify as another landmark type), parking lots, or other campus features. This is due to the way landmarks are displayed in the client.

School / Kindergarten / Junior High / High School
Mapped at the fence line, including associated parking lot(s) (if attached) in one landmark.

Cemetery
Not mapped, except for large cemeteries or those with historical significance.

Fire Department/Emergency Service
Mapped at the fence line, including associated parking lot(s) (if attached) in one landmark. ALL landmarks are named "Fire Dept".

Post Office
Mapped at the fence line, including associated parking lot(s) (if attached) in one landmark. ALL landmarks are named "Post Office" - do not use abbreviation "USPS".
Other

Other
Not used at this time. Not defined at this time.

Thanks to AndyPoms for compiling the majority of this list.
Adapted for Mississippi by jasonh300.
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