Identifying Rest Areas/Information Centers Along Route

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Re: Identifying Rest Areas/Information Centers Along Route

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:32 pm

Rest areas should be set as either street or ramp type for the ramps and parking lot roads for the interior major drive ways, similar to parking lots. No need to map all the detail necessarily.

I also mark them with landmark type Museum/Visitor Center/Monument because nothing else gets close. Although Tourist Site/Attraction could work. I requested Waze as Rest Stop to the Transit section as a new type several times up to 2 years ago with no response. They are an integral part of the US highway system and are important to travelers, so finding a rest stop on your route would be a great feature when Waze moves into the more general GPS nav market as they expand from their current commuter focus.
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Re: Identifying Rest Areas/Information Centers Along Route

Postby AndyPoms » Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:08 pm

txemt wrote:It's funny you say that......I passed by one of the rest areas that I've labeled with the parking lot road and ramps...IT'S CLOSED!?! Ugh.

Yea, they are doing a rolling update of most of the Service Plazas in CT... They aren't very forth coming about the schedule of closings/openings so I'm doing the best I can with the map...

I do think something better to mark them (or make the searchable) would be nice...
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Identifying Rest Areas/Information Centers Along Route

Postby asleeplessknight » Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:05 pm

Besides using the editor to identify a parking area/ rest area/ information center, is there any consideration to enabling a feature that allows wazers to locate features along a route for nav purposes? I am often on the road and will seek out a parking/rest area to catch a few winks. Having waze find these as markers along my route would be helpful.
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Re: Identifying Rest Areas/Information Centers Along Route

Postby ncc1701v » Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:47 am

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:I also mark them with landmark type Museum/Visitor Center/Monument because nothing else gets close. Although Tourist Site/Attraction could work. I requested Waze as Rest Stop to the Transit section as a new type several times up to 2 years ago with no response. They are an integral part of the US highway system and are important to travelers, so finding a rest stop on your route would be a great feature when Waze moves into the more general GPS nav market as they expand from their current commuter focus.

Really. And for long distance travelers the difference between "service area" (with gas, shops), "rest area" (with toilets), and "parking area" (with not much) is significant.
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Re: Identifying Rest Areas/Information Centers Along Route

Postby txemt » Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:35 am

In Texas (at least around the San Antonio area), rest areas are labeled just by road type. I don't know if there is a landmark setting for it, but they're at least labeled with an on ramp, off ramp, and a section of parking lot road labeled "rest area." I THINK the exits are also marked as "Exit 590: Rest Area." I'll have to double check that when the editor comes back up, though.
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Re: Identifying Rest Areas/Information Centers Along Route

Postby txemt » Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:57 pm

It's funny you say that......I passed by one of the rest areas that I've labeled with the parking lot road and ramps...IT'S CLOSED!?! Ugh.
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