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Re: Landmark - Best Practices US

Postby McCracken808 » Sat Sep 22, 2012 10:42 pm

Since there is no specific category for it, what is the best practice for categorizing a golf course? What is the general consensus?
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Re: Landmark - Best Practices US

Postby jasonh300 » Sat Sep 22, 2012 10:58 pm

McCracken808 wrote:Since there is no specific category for it, what is the best practice for categorizing a golf course? What is the general consensus?


If you really feel that a golf course must be on the map, you should probably use Park, since it will appear green on the client, rather than blue.
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Re: Re: Landmark - Best Practices US

Postby HandofMadness » Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:18 pm

jasonh300 wrote:A gas station landmark will suppress reports there, and would be more correct than a parking lot. However, it was mentioned a week or two ago not to add any gas stations until we got to some point with the gas prices functionality. I'm not sure if that's correct or still the case.


Was that from Waze? I would think it would be okay to add them if you are doing it to suppress traffic and error reports.
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Re: Landmark - Best Practices US

Postby jemay » Sun Sep 23, 2012 2:42 am

I have been changing the golf courses from Gas Station to Parks
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Landmark - Best Practices US

Postby jasonh300 » Sun Sep 23, 2012 2:58 am

jemay wrote:I have been changing the golf courses from Gas Station to Parks


Yeah...Gas Station would probably be a poor choice for a golf course.

I guess you could also use Stadium.

The only three that really matter are Parking Lots, Gas Stations (traffic suppression) and Parks since they appear in a different color. The rest could all be the same, and nobody would ever know from a functional or cosmetic standpoint.

The vast majority of landmark categories are things that shouldn't ever be on the map and would just be clutter.
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Landmark - Best Practices US

Postby jasonh300 » Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:01 am

shawndoc wrote:Was that from Waze? I would think it would be okay to add them if you are doing it to suppress traffic and error reports.


Don't know now. That was a behind the scenes thing from a couple of months ago. I think at the time, we thought that the gas prices functionality was going to depend on gas stations being marked as a landmark, but now, I'm pretty sure that the gas price indications are on a separate layer that we can't access, and neither marks the boundaries of the station, nor does it suppress traffic jams.

So I would say that it's safe to put in Gas Station landmarks.
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Re: Re: Landmark - Best Practices US

Postby mapcat » Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:04 am

shawndoc wrote:
jasonh300 wrote:A gas station landmark will suppress reports there, and would be more correct than a parking lot. However, it was mentioned a week or two ago not to add any gas stations until we got to some point with the gas prices functionality. I'm not sure if that's correct or still the case.


Was that from Waze? I would think it would be okay to add them if you are doing it to suppress traffic and error reports.

We don't know how the gas stations in the hidden layer and the ones in the landmarks layer affect each other (if at all). It may be that the ones in the hidden layer actually suppress reports, and if so, it would be a waste of time to add them to the landmarks layer. We don't know if they intend to merge the two layers at some time. If they do, we'll have duplicates to delete. Since we don't have answers, because no one answers our questions, I err on the side of doing less work.
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Re: Landmark - Best Practices US

Postby jrbdmb » Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:53 pm

Slightly different issue - I'm noticing a lot of landmarks are being created for specific standalone stores and restaurants, large shopping malls and small strip malls, etc.

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Creating a landmark for a Wendy's, Denny's, etc. seems like overkill to me, but as (1) there are no defined best practices for the US and (2) the editor is more than happy to create these landmarks I'm hesitant to delete these. Should I take any action or just leave these alone for now? And in general what are others defining in their areas: large malls / small shopping areas / schools / hospitals / etc?
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Re: Landmark - Best Practices US

Postby AndyPoms » Thu Oct 18, 2012 4:05 pm

General rule in the US - don't create landmarks for individual businesses.
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Re: Landmark - Best Practices US

Postby Daknife » Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:11 am

Also landmarks for smaller stores won't even appear in the client. Your average McDonalds, Wendy's etc aren't big enough. Heck I've had to really play with the bondaries of a couple smaller gas stations to get them to appear. And with one near my house I found that until the landmark was big enough to appear, the option to report gas prices for it was also not available.
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