Landmark - Best Practices US

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Re: Landmark - Best Practices US

Postby AndyPoms » Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:39 am

There is CURRENTLY no connection between Gas Station Landmarks and the gas Price system.

The locations (& non-user submitted prices) are provided by a third party - there is currently no way to add/edit/delete gas stations in the US. Waze has told us to landmark gas stations as they plan on bringing the US Gas Price system in line with the ROTW system at some point.
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Re: Landmark - Best Practices US

Postby CBenson » Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:27 am

daknife wrote: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.

This really surprises me. Many of the gas stations that waze routes me to and for which I then enter prices have no landmark at all in the landmark layer. What is the current relationship between the price database and landmark layer in the US?
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Re: Landmark - Best Practices US

Postby jasonh300 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:34 am

daknife wrote: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.


At some point, they've increased the minimum for a landmark to appear. I had oversized a gas station near my house to appear and recently, it no longer appears.
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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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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 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.

https://www.waze.com/editor/?lon=-74.55512&lat=39.38102&zoom=5&layers=BFTFTTTTTTFTTTTTTTTTFT

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 jemay » Sun Sep 23, 2012 2:42 am

I have been changing the golf courses from Gas Station to Parks
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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: 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 aubie1988 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:59 am

Ok thanks for the quick reply. Ill try a small parking lot and see if that helps. Thanks much!
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