Category Updates for Place Editing

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Re: Category Updates for Place Editing

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Thu Dec 18, 2014 4:49 pm

I think these examples are too specific. However, there definitely needs to be a medical type of category which isn't the same as hospital.
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Re: Category Updates for Place Editing

Postby jm6087 » Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:32 pm

This post is over 4 years old. Please do not necro-post

Guidelines wrote:If the idea is in a recent thread, then just add your comments to that thread. If the thread is over 6 months old, you might consider just starting a new thread, but posting a link to the original idea and giving a reference to the suggestions box item so that people can continue to vote it up.


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Re: Category Updates for Place Editing

Postby kdevries » Fri Dec 19, 2014 8:23 pm

A lot of information about places can be found in the wiki. Thre is also a link on that page to a forum topic were places are discussed
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Category Updates for Place Editing

Postby MegerisAzarael » Wed Dec 17, 2014 8:20 pm

Hello everyone,

I have noticed when editing places and things around my city that the categories are limited. Even the generalize categories have limitations. Is there a way to quickly get categories added to the editing program or is this something the developers will need to be brought in on?

Examples:

Parent Category (general):
-Insurance Agency
Child Category:
-Car Insurance
-Home Owners Insurance

Parent Category (general) already in waze:
-Hospital/Medical
Child Category:
-Hospice -(could fall under assisted living general umbrella)
-Veterans - (could fall under assisted living general umbrella)
-Senior Citizens - (could fall under assisted living general umbrella)


Anyways, those a just a couple of the examples I've come up with. I have a list of item's that could be added and if general categorization is preferred that could be arranged as well.

Thanks for your help guys :P ,
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Re: Category Updates for Place Editing

Postby MegerisAzarael » Fri Dec 19, 2014 6:07 pm

I agree they could be more generalized. So basically, after looking carefully through our Waze
Editor I discovered that it is sorted into a General and Sub Categories (though very mixed up). I
have compiled an observed list of items either missing or confusing within the editor and made
them into a more generalized list.

General Categories and 'some' of their Sub Category examples:

- Travel Services:
-Airport
-Subway
-Bus Station
-Taxi Services
-Car Rental
-Ferry
-Seaport/Marina/Harbor
-Train Station
-Travel Agency

- Lodging Services:
-Hotel
-Motel
-Hostel
-Bed & Breakfast
-Camp Grounds
-Cottage/Cabin

- Retail Operations:
-Convenience Store
-Florist
-Small Business
-Pet Store
-Electronics

- Medical Services:
-Hospital
-Emergency Room
-Small Clinic
-Veterans Hospital
-Orthopedic
-Dental
-Orthodontic
-Therapist

- Pet Services
-Veterinarian
-Groomer
-Boarding
-Adoption Centers
-Shelters

- Housing Services
-Veteran's Homes
-Senior Citizen's Home
-Assisted Living
-Hospice

- Personal Care
-Barber
-Hair Salon
-Nail Salon
-Massage Parlor
-Beautician
-Tattoo Parlor
-Body Modifications

- Recreational
-National Parks
-State Park
-Skate Parks
-Skiing
-Pool
-Bowling
-Horseback Riding
-Hiking
-Bike Trails

- Big Business
-Corp
-LLC
-CO

- Food and Drink
-Restaurant
-Bakery
-Fast Food
-Coffee Shop
-Creamery
-Bar
-Take Out
-Food Court

- Financial/Legal Services:
-Banking
-Insurance Agency
-Investment Assistance
-Law Firm
-Bail Bonds
-Child Services
-Tax Services

- Government
-Court house
-Clerk of Courts
-Department of Motor Vehicles
-Internal Revenues Services (IRS)
-Auditor

- Law Enforcement Services
-Police
-State Highway Patrol
-Security
-Prison
-Jail

Okay, I'm done for now until I have some kind of response that we can have this kind of thing done. While it may not seem to all important, in the end being able to identify locations and know what they are is very cool, especially if it's a place you've been driving by for years and never actually knew what it was. If someone else has any ideas on how we can make categories more meaningful and less convoluted feel free to jump in. I'm saving my list to add to it for future recommendation.
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Re: Category Updates for Place Editing

Postby nad21655709044 » Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:42 pm

taco909 wrote:
SteveInArk wrote:As for Shopping and Services, I'd be pleased to see a "Specialty Store" choice ... that could be used for just about anything.

Yup.

Too broad and there's too many search results for a mobile app.

Too limited and it ends up being like when you're at the mall looking at the store directory, and you know the name of the store, but can't find it on the listing and map because you can't figure out if "Zena's House of Fedoras" is under Mens Clothing, Accessories, or Specialty.


"Specialty Store" it's more easy i think too (same opinion)
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Re: Category Updates for Place Editing

Postby steveinark » Fri Jan 02, 2015 5:05 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:I think these examples are too specific. However, there definitely needs to be a medical type of category which isn't the same as hospital.


Absolutely agree. Just splitting the category to "Hospital" and "Medical care" would be great.

As for Shopping and Services, I'd be pleased to see a "Specialty Store" choice ... that could be used for just about anything.
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Re: Category Updates for Place Editing

Postby taco909 » Mon Jan 05, 2015 3:25 am

SteveInArk wrote:As for Shopping and Services, I'd be pleased to see a "Specialty Store" choice ... that could be used for just about anything.

Yup.

Too broad and there's too many search results for a mobile app.

Too limited and it ends up being like when you're at the mall looking at the store directory, and you know the name of the store, but can't find it on the listing and map because you can't figure out if "Zena's House of Fedoras" is under Mens Clothing, Accessories, or Specialty.
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