Converting gas station venues to landmarks [US]

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Re: Converting gas station venues to landmarks [US]

Postby jasonh300 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:27 pm

AndyPoms wrote:What about Gas Station Landmarks that were pre-existing? Like these two https://www.waze.com/editor/?zoom=6&lat=41.73703&lon=-72.65971&layers=BTTFFTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTFTT that I created back in May in anticipation of this change? Were they updated to link to the Gas Price System?


Some of them did, and were obvious because the name changed to ALL CAPS and in some cases, the name changed completely.

Others, specifically ones with simple names like Exxon and Shell (among others) didn't change at all.

Also, none of the new stations have City/State info.
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Re: Converting gas station venues to landmarks [US]

Postby jasonh300 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:40 pm

Okay, so I've been finding ones that are new on the map, and they show as a tiny little square that is only visible at the closest zoom levels (they disappear at the 100m/500ft zoom level, but then again, all gas stations seem to disappear at that level). Not a big problem...just move them over the proper location and stretch so it will show up on the client in the correct place.

In this permalink, there is a station already there, a Discount Zone. The Waze imported gas station says AMES DISCOUNT, which may be the formal name of the station across the street to the west, but isn't on a sign anywhere. The actual location it's showing doesn't have a gas station at all. Just a little cigarette store with a completely different name, so I"m assuming it has to be a duplicate of the gas station. One is going to have to be deleted, but which?

https://www.waze.com/editor/?zoom=6&lat ... rks=711209
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Re: Converting gas station venues to landmarks [US]

Postby gohamstergo » Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:02 pm

Well, according to @wazemapping, deleting non-existent-station landmarks is ok.
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Re: Converting gas station venues to landmarks [US]

Postby gohamstergo » Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:28 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:Is anyone noticing that the ALL CAPS (added) stations do not have City/State info? I've found two, but unsure if this is to be expected.

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Re: Converting gas station venues to landmarks [US]

Postby gohamstergo » Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:11 pm

shirlig stated that we should not delete stations they integrated. What about stations that have recently closed? Can I safely delete that and it will be removed from the database? EDIT: CBenson already stated this question.

Also, I have not yet found one with the "address" entered. What is the proper format for addresses in that box? Or should we wait for them to appear as they should have?..
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Re: Converting gas station venues to landmarks [US]

Postby CTGreybeard » Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:09 am

Wow! Thanks, The1! I learned more than I ever thought there was to know about it. Especially about Murphy. I have a lot more respect for those guys.

However, whilst editing many stations in my area tonight I did come across the Costco in my area and the Brand listed was "Costco" ... so I guess we don't need to fret much about "Unbranded" stations. I did come across two or three local stations that didn't have a brand auto-filled and as I know they aren't affiliated with any major brand (or minor for that matter) I labeled them "Unbranded."

If this exercize does one thing it drives up those editing points!!! :roll:
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Re: Converting gas station venues to landmarks [US]

Postby CTGreybeard » Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:17 am

I've seen a delivery truck at Costco and, IIRC, the name on the truck was "Murphy" ... who knows who refined what was inside? Barring concrete evidence to the contrary, I agree that Unbranded would be the best choice.
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Re: Converting gas station venues to landmarks [US]

Postby CTGreybeard » Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:58 pm

AndyPoms wrote:BJ's, Costco, Stop & Shop all have branded gas stations, so be careful when editing the list...

Hmmm, at Costco (and maybe BJ's, too) you must be a member to buy gas. If we have Costco stations are we going to route someone, anyone, there? Maybe the name ought to be "Costco [Members Only]" or some such ...
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Re: Converting gas station venues to landmarks [US]

Postby CrackedLCD » Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:20 am

You guys are waaay over thinking this naming scheme. Do what GasBuddy and YP and everyone else does: use the brand name on the sign. If no brand name, use the station's name. If that isn't obvious, say Unbranded.

It is completely irrelevant to the users whether Costco gets their gas from BP or Conoco or Marathon. It's a Costco gas station and it should be labelled as such. Walmart stations are all Murphy USA unless they're not on-property, then they're Murphy Express. Sam's Club is Sam's Club. We should follow the same rules other gas price sites use for the sake of clarity.

In my area, we have a lot of Tom Thumb stations (the Kroger one, not the one in the midwest) and they all use CITGO. CITGO even has their logo on some of the pumps, but everyone knows it as Tom Thumb. So that's how they're labelled. Only the non-Tom Thumb CITGOs are called CITGOs around here.
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Re: Converting gas station venues to landmarks [US]

Postby CBenson » Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:23 pm

sketch wrote:BTW the thread you're probably really looking for is called something like "Gas Station Guidance".

You mean the sticky one at top of this forum.
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