paulwelch23 wrote:If there's a strip mall with several shops along a highway, what should be mapped? Only the parking lot to suppress a jam? The shopping center in general, also? Individual shops? I've seen it done a number of ways, but which is the best?
I usually create one landmark for the mall building and a landmark around it for the open-air parking lot, and give the same name to both. The parking lot landmark is irrelevant for the traffic jam according to waze and several tests - only parking lot roads do suppress traffic. Both landmarks will be seen as one, as the colour is the same, but I'd rather have two than only one for the parking lot. I'll never create individual shops, unless they are quite big ones in a very very large mall place, and even then only the ones that are quite big.
If there is no open-air parking, I only create the mall, example.
Sometimes even if the parking is open, but smaller than the mall, I also avoid the parking lot landmark. example
Here's a case of mall+plot example