rogermota wrote:Couldn't the landmark be "moved" to the "railway road" or its intersection with the High Road?
Well, as I said, I could do that, but someone would come along, notice that the station landmark doesn't cover the station and "fix" it. Also the landmark wouldn't be visible in the client at all if it wasn't big enough to then be closer to the A12.
The problem is exacerbated because Bing (which is the default POI source for the client) doesn't return a result for Leyton Underground Station. I know how to ask them to move a POI, but not how to persuade them to create one.
There's another relevant discussion going on in the US forums at the moment that makes some very good points about the difference between POIs and Landmarks. Basically, a landmark is something that is visible to a driver
and therefore an aid to navigation (e.g. "turn left at the pub", "about half a mile after the Esso Station"). A POI is a point that you navigate to - and right now, Waze really doesn't have any sort of database for POIs.
There are good arguments for using Bing, Google etc for POI search - not least that (a) it's free and (b) let the search giants do the job of keeping things up-to-date. But when they don't provide a decent answer, Waze isn't (yet) geared up to do it properly.
I will try something, though. As I said the station landmark was originally labelled just "Underground Station". I'll rename it as that, and add a second, very small landmark at the entrance named "Leyton Underground Station", lock it and put a note in the description as to why it's there. That way, the original landmark will be visible on the client map, but you might get a better routing.
Give it a few days for the next update and see how the routing works then.