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==Place categories== <!--T:1-->
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{{hiddenh2|Place categories}} <!--T:1-->
The [[Places|Place]] categories used in Waze are not always directly applicable to the BeLux, for they are global categories. At this time, it is not possible to adapt these categories to local customs. Waze has several major categories, which includes quite a number of subcategories.<br />
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Waze has several major categories, which in turn includes quite a number of sub categories. If you choose a main category within WME, you automatically get to see the sub-categories to choose from. It is also possible to directly type in a category.  
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If you choose a main category within [[Waze Map Editor|WME]], you automatically get to see the sub-categories to choose from. It is also possible to directly type in a category. If you cannot find an applicable sub-category, just use the main category.
 
Categories that require special handling are described briefly in this section. A complete list can be found in the [[#Table|table below]]. It also lists the keywords that can be used in the app to search for the category.<br />
 
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This overview shows the categories used for the [[Places|Waze Places]]. It shows examples, lock levels and search strings (scroll to the right of the table). Also, there is an indication to the use of a Point or an Area Place. Area Places should have a minimum area size of 500 m2 (e.g., 50m x 10m) to be visible in the client's display.  
 
  
===Parking Lot=== <!--T:2-->
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The [[Places|Place]] categories used in Waze are not always directly applicable in BeLux, for they are global categories. At this time, it is not possible to adapt these categories to local customs. If you cannot find an applicable sub category, just use the main category and add the [[#Missing_Categories|missing category]] in front of the name in the alternate name field.
<table columns=5 width=90%>
 
<tr>
 
  <td><b>Sub-category</b></td>
 
  <td><b>Type</b></td>
 
  <td><b>Locking</b></td>
 
  <td><b>Name</b></td>
 
  <td><b>Remarks</b></td>
 
</tr><tr>
 
  <td>[[Parking Lot Place|Parking Lot]]</td>
 
  <td>area</td>
 
  <td>'''2'''</td>
 
  <td>Name</td>
 
  <td> </td>
 
</tr>
 
</table>
 
  
===Car Services=== <!--T:3-->
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This overview shows the categories used for the [[Places|Waze Places]]. For mapping guidelines, please read the page about [[User:Moweez/Places| Places]].
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Note that circumstances may require a different approach. The different regions use a different locking strategy (see table below). In any case, if a Place needs more protection, a higher lock level can be used.
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{{anchor|region}}
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==Regional differences==
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{| class="wikitable" border="0"  bgcolor="#a7d2df"
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! colspan="5" width="99%" | Regional guidelines
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|-
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|
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| width="22%" align="center" | <b>Flanders</b>
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| width="22%" align="center" |<b>Brussels</b>
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| width="22%" align="center" | <b>Wallonia</b>
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| width="22%" align="center" | <b>Luxembourg</b>
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|-
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<!--|Name
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| The use of [[User:Moweez/Places#Name|picto's in the name]] is discouraged
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| Use French as main name, Flemish as alternate name
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|  preference for the use of [[User:Moweez/Places#Name|picto's in the name]] if available
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|
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|-
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|type
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| Large places that are significant and helpful for orientation to the driver can be mapped as an [[Places#When_to_use_Area_or_Point|Area Place]]
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| Large places that are significant and helpful for orientation to the driver can be mapped as an [[Places#When_to_use_Area_or_Point|Area Place]]
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| Places with minimum area size of 500 m<sup>2</sup> are always mapped with an [[Places#When_to_use_Area_or_Point|Area Place]].
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| Places with minimum area size of 500 m<sup>2</sup> are always mapped with an [[Places#When_to_use_Area_or_Point|Area Place]].
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|- -->
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| lock
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| If a lock is required, the minimum lock level is described in the tables below.
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| Places may be locked at L3 or higher when considered completed. In any case, do not reduce the lock of complete POIs.
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| Places that are considered complete, aka contain all relevant information available, are locked to L3, to prevent unwanted edits.
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| Places that are considered complete, aka contain all relevant information available, are locked to L3, to prevent unwanted edits.
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|-
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|}
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==Categories==
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=== {{@|Parking Lot}} === <!--T:2-->
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{| class="wikitable" style="font-size:90%;" 
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! Sub-category !! style="width: 30%" | Description !! style="width: 30%" |  Naming !! Lock &#8805; *
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|-
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| [[Parking Lot Place|Parking Lot]] || Always map as an Area! || Parking {Name} || 2
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|-
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|}
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<small><nowiki>*</nowiki> If the place needs to be protected, a higher lock level can be applied. See the [[#Regional_differences|Regional Guidelines]] for details</small>
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=== {{@|Car Services}} === <!--T:3-->
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
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! Sub-category !! style="width: 30%" | Description !! style="width: 30%" | Naming !! Lock &#8805; *
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|-
 
| [[Gas Station Place|Gas Stations]]
 
| [[Gas Station Place|Gas Stations]]
| area
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| Always map as an Area of more than 500m<sup>2</sup>! <br><br> Use the Brand and official name. If there is a locally different name in use, put it in alternative name field. || { picto} + {Brand} + {Name}, e.g., <br>Main name: ⛽️ Shell VanPé (this name can be found on the brand's website) <br>Alternative: ⛽️ Shell Nandrain (locality name if different from the official name) || 3
| '''3''' (or more depending on the route where the station is located)
 
|VL: {Brand} {Name} </br> WAL: {picto} {Brand} {Name}
 
| Example (not real): Main name: ⛽️ Shell VanPé (this name can be found on the brand's website) as an alternative ⛽️ Shell Nandrain (locality name if different from the official name).
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Garage / Automotive Shop  
 
| Garage / Automotive Shop  
| point
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| Technical inspection, Tire center, Independent garage, Body Shop. Official brand, choose dealer  
|
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| {Brand} + {Name} ||
|{Brand} {Name}
 
|Technical inspection, Tire center, Independent garage, Body Shop. Official brand, choose dealer
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Car Wash  
 
| Car Wash  
| point
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| || {Name} ||
|
 
|
 
|{Name}
 
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Charging Station Place|Charging Stations]]  
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| [[Charging Station Place|Charging Stations]] || Essent 20kW (2) || {Provider} + {MaxPower} + ({Amount}) || 3
| point
 
| '''3'''
 
|{Provider} {MaxPower} ({Amount}
 
|Essent 20kW (2)
 
 
|}
 
|}
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<small><nowiki>*</nowiki> If the place needs to be protected, a higher lock level can be applied. See the [[#Regional_differences|Regional Guidelines]] for details</small>
  
===Transportation=== <!--T:4-->
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=== {{@|Transportation}} === <!--T:4-->
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
| Airport
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! Sub-category !! style="width: 30%" | Description / Examples !! style="width: 30%" | Naming !!  Lock &#8805; *
| area
+
|-
| '''3'''
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| Airport || You can replace "airport" in the name with the picto ✈, but the picto should be in front
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|{Name}, e.g.,
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: Brussels Airport
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: ✈ Brussels
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| 3
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|-
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| Bus Station ||
 
|
 
|
 +
*'''Fl''':  {station name}
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*'''Br, Wal & Lux''':
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:-in large cities:<br>
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: {station name} + ({operator})
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:-outside large cities:
 +
: {city} + {station name} + ({operator})
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|
 +
|-
 +
| Ferry Pier || || || 
 +
|-
 +
| Seaport / Marina / Harbor || || ||
 +
|-
 +
| Subway Station || Underground Station for or Metro. Put the city name in front of the station name if different
 
|
 
|
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
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*'''Fl''': {Station Name}
| Bridge
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*'''Br, Wal & Lux''': {station name}
| area
+
|
|
+
|-
|
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| Train Station || e.g., Station Antwerpen
| Use only to represent a named road bridge with local or navigational significance.
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|
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*'''Fl''': "Station" + {station name}
 +
*'''Br, Wal & Lux''': {station name}
 +
: alternate name:<br>
 +
: "Station" + {station name}
 +
|  
 +
|-
 +
| Bridge || Use only to represent a named road bridge with local or navigational significance || {Name} ||
 +
|-
 +
| Tunnel || || {Tunnel Name} || 
 
|-
 
|-
| Bus Station
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| Taxi Station || || || 
| area
+
|-
|
+
| Junction / Interchange || || Junction {Name} ||
| {Location} {Name}
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|-  
| Liège - Terminus STIB
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| Rest area  || || ||
 
|-
 
|-
| Ferry Pier
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| Carpool spot  || || ||
| area
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
| Junction / Interchange
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| <i>others / without sub category</i> || all other POIs belonging to transportation, and not to car services. Examples:<br> || ||
| area
 
|
 
| Junction {Name}
 
| Place du Tilleul
 
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
 
| Seaport / Marina / Harbor
 
| area
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
 
| Subway Station
 
| point
 
|
 
|{City} {Station Name}
 
| Amsterdam Sloterdijk
 
 
|-
 
|-
| Taxi Station
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| || Car Sharing & Bike Sharing Stations || {operator} + {station name} ||  
| point
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
 
| Train Station
 
| area
 
|
 
| Station + station name
 
| Station RAI, Station Rotterdam Centraal
 
 
|-
 
|-
| Tunnel
 
| area
 
|
 
|{Tunnel Name}
 
|
 
 
|}
 
|}
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<small><nowiki>*</nowiki> If the place needs to be protected, a higher lock level can be applied. See the [[#Regional_differences|Regional Guidelines]] for details</small>
  
===Professional and public=== <!--T:5-->
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=== {{@|Professional and public}}=== <!--T:5-->
For public buildings or services such as fire departments, town halls and the like, we set the location of the name after the name, e.g., Stadhuis Antwerpen. For Organisations that have several locations, specify the location after a hyphen, after the general name of the organisation, e.g., UZ leuven - campus Gasthuisberg.<br />
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For public buildings or services such as fire departments, town halls and the like, we write the location after the name of the building or service, e.g., Stadhuis Antwerpen. For Organisations that have several locations, specify the location after a hyphen, after the general name of the organisation, e.g., UZ leuven - campus Gasthuisberg.
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
| Cemetery
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! Sub-category !! style="width: 30%" | Description / Examples !! style="width: 30%" | Naming !! Lock &#8805; *
| area
+
|-
|
+
| Cemetery || || ||  
|
+
|-
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
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| City Hall || local name use || {Building/Service} {Municipality} ||
| City Hall
+
|-
| area
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| College / University || || ||
| {Municipality}
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|-
|''local name use''
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| Conventions / Event Center || || ||
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
 
| College / University
 
| area
 
|
 
|
 
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
 
| Conventions / Event Center
 
| area
 
|
 
|
 
 
|-  
 
|-  
| Courthouse
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| Courthouse || || || 
| area
+
|-
|
+
| Doctor / Clinic || Use this category for non-urgent medical care. See for urgent medical care ''Hospital / Medical Care'' below || ||
|
+
|-
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
+
|Embassy / Consulate || || ||  
|Doctor / Clinic
+
|-
| point
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| Emergency shelter || || ||  
|  
+
|-
|Use this category for non-urgent medical care. See for urgent medical care ''Hospital / Medical Care''
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| Factory / industrial || || ||  
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
+
|-
|Embassy / Consulate
+
| Fire department || || {City} {department} ||  
| point
+
|-
|
+
| Government || || ||
|
+
|-
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
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| Hospital / Urgent Care || Hospitals, First Aid Posts and other places that offer emergency aid. Use  ''Doctor / Clinic'' for non-urgent medical care || || 
| Emergency shelter
+
|-
| point
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| Information point || || || 
|
+
|-
|
+
| Kindergarten || || ||
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
+
|-
| Factory / industrial
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| Library || || {City} {location} ||
| area
+
|-
|
+
| Military || || ||
|
+
|-
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
+
| Offices || || ||
| Fire department
+
|-
| area
+
| Organization or Association || || || 
|{City} {department}
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|-
|
+
| Police Station || || {City} {department} ||
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
+
|-
| Government
+
| Prison / Correctional Facility || || || 
| point
+
|-
|
+
| Post Office || || ||  
| Only large ones are Area
 
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
 
| Hospital / Urgent Care
 
| area
 
|
 
| Hospitals, First Aid Posts and other places that offer emergency aid. Use  ''Doctor / Clinic'' for non-urgent medical care.
 
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
 
| Information point
 
| point
 
|
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
| Kindergarten
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| Religious Center | || ||
| point
 
|
 
|
 
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
 
| Library
 
| point
 
| {City} {location}
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
| Military
+
| School || || ||  
| area
 
|
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
| Offices
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| Trash & Recycling facility|| || ||  
| point
 
|
 
|
 
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
 
| Organization or Association
 
| point
 
|
 
|
 
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
 
| Police Station
 
| area
 
|{City} {department}
 
|
 
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
 
| Prison / Correctional Facility
 
| area
 
|
 
|
 
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
 
| Post Office
 
| point
 
|
 
|
 
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
 
| Religious Center
 
| point
 
|
 
|Churches are often well recognisable and can be drawn as Area
 
 
|-
 
|-
| School
 
| area
 
|
 
|
 
 
|}
 
|}
===Shopping and services===
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<small><nowiki>*</nowiki> If the place needs to be protected, a higher lock level can be applied. See the [[#Regional_differences|Regional Guidelines]] for details</small>
{| class="wikitable"  
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|- style="vertical-align:top;"
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=== {{@|Shopping and services}}===
| Arts and Crafts
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{| class="wikitable"
| point
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! Sub-category !! style="width: 30%" | Description / Examples !! style="width: 30%" | Naming !! Lock &#8805; *
|
+
|-
|
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| Arts and Crafts || || ||  
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
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|-
| [[ATM Place|ATM]]
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| [[ATM Place|ATM]] || Use the translation for ATM, followed by the brand, e.g., "Geldautomaat SNS Bank" || ATM {Brand} ||
| point
+
|-
|Geldautomaat {Brand}
+
| Bank / Financial || || {Brand} ||
|Geldautomaat SNS Bank, Geldautomaat ING Bank, Geldautomaat ABN Amro
+
|-
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
+
| Bookstore || || ||
| Bank / Financial
+
|-
| point
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| Car Dealership || In case there is a gas station, use ''Gas Station'' as the primary category unless they have different opening times || {Brand} {Name} ||
| {Brand}
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|-
|
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| Car rental || Rental-car facilities and returns, including at airports, should be marked as a Point with the “Rental Car” Place category. If the return location is a normal Parking Lot, then mark it with the [[Parking Lot Place|Parking Lot]] category and the building with the Car Rental category
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|| ||
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|-
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| Convenience Store || like a kiosk || ||
 +
|-
 +
| Currency Exchange || || ||
 +
|-
 +
| Department Store || like Inno || ||
 +
|-
 +
| Electronics || || ||
 +
|-
 +
| Fashion and Clothing || || ||
 +
|-
 +
| Flowers || || ||
 +
|-
 +
| Furniture / Home Store || || ||
 +
|-
 +
| Gifts || || ||
 +
|-
 +
| Gym / Fitness || || ||
 +
|-
 +
| Hardware Store || || ||
 +
|-
 +
| Jewelry || || ||
 +
|-
 +
| Laundry / Dry Cleaning || || ||
 +
|-
 +
| Market || || {City} {Location} ||
 +
|-
 +
| Music Store || || ||
 +
|-
 +
| Personal Care || || ||
 +
|-
 +
| Pet Store / Veterinarian || || ||
 
|-
 
|-
| Bookstore
+
| Pharmacy || || ||
| point
 
|
 
|
 
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
 
| Car Dealership
 
| point
 
| {Brand} {Name}
 
| In case there is a gas station, use ''Gas Station'' as the primary category
 
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
 
| Car rental
 
| point
 
|
 
| Rental-car facilities and returns, including at airports, should be marked as a Point with the “Rental Car” Place category. If the return location is a normal Parking Lot, then mark it with the [[Parking Lot Place|Parking Lot]] category and the building with the Car Rental category
 
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
 
| Convenience Store
 
| point
 
|
 
|AH to Go, Kiosk
 
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
 
| Currency Exchange
 
| point
 
|
 
|
 
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
 
| Department Store
 
| point
 
|
 
|De Bijenkorf
 
 
|-
 
|-
| Electronics
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| Photography || || ||  
| point
 
|
 
|
 
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
 
| Fashion and Clothing
 
| point
 
|
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
| Flowers
+
| Shopping Center || || ||
| point
 
|
 
|
 
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
 
| Furniture / Home Store
 
| area
 
|
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
| Gifts
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| Sporting Goods || || ||
| point
 
|
 
|
 
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
 
| Gym / Fitness
 
| point
 
|
 
|
 
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
 
| Hardware Store
 
| point
 
|
 
|Gamma, Karwei
 
 
|-
 
|-
| Jewelry
+
| Supermarket / Grocery || Delhaize. Intermarché, Lidl || {Brand} {Location} ||
| point
 
|
 
|
 
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
 
| Laundry / Dry Cleaning
 
| point
 
|
 
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
 
| Market
 
| area
 
|{City} {Location}
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
| Music Store
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| Swimming Pool || solely public swimming pools || ||  
| point
 
|
 
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
 
| Personal Care
 
| point
 
|
 
|
 
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
 
| Pet Store / Veterinarian
 
| point
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
| Pharmacy
+
| Toy Store || || ||
| point
 
|
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
| Photography
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| Travel Agency || || ||
| point
 
|
 
|
 
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
 
| Shopping Center
 
| area
 
|
 
|
 
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
 
| Sporting Goods
 
| point
 
|
 
|
 
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
 
| Supermarket / Grocery
 
| point
 
|{Brand} {Location}
 
|Albert Heijn, Arkendonk, Lidl, Aldi
 
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
 
| Swimming Pool
 
| point
 
|
 
|solely public swimming pools
 
 
|-
 
|-
| Toy Store
 
| point
 
|
 
|
 
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
 
| Travel Agency
 
| point
 
|
 
|
 
 
|}
 
|}
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<small><nowiki>*</nowiki> If the place needs to be protected, a higher lock level can be applied. See the [[#Regional_differences|Regional Guidelines]] for details</small>
  
===Food and Drink=== <!--T:6-->
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=== {{@|Food and Drink}} === <!--T:6-->
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
| Bakery
+
! Sub-category !! style="width: 30%" | Description / Examples !! style="width: 30%" | Naming !!  Lock &#8805; *
| point
+
|-
|
+
| Bakery || || ||
|
+
|-
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
+
| Bar || Note: a "Plaza" is not a Place (in French) but a food court/food market. || ||
| Bar
+
|-
| point
+
| Coffee shop || || ||
|
+
|-
|  
+
| Dessert || || ||  
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
+
|-
| Coffee shop
+
| Fast Food || McDonald's may include drive-thru, then draw [[Parking Lot Road]] || ||  
| point
 
|
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
| Dessert
+
| Food Court || Can be used for a caterer or a wholesaler || ||
| point
 
|
 
|
 
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
 
| Fast Food
 
| point
 
|
 
| McDonald's may include drive-thru, then draw [[Parking Lot Road]]
 
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
 
| Food Court
 
| point
 
|  
 
| Can be used for a caterer or a wholesaler
 
 
|-
 
|-
| Ice Cream
+
| Ice Cream || || ||
| point
 
|
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
| Restaurant
+
| Restaurant || || {Name} ||
| point
 
|{Name}
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
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<small><nowiki>*</nowiki> If the place needs to be protected, a higher lock level can be applied. See the [[#Regional_differences|Regional Guidelines]] for details</small>
  
===Culture and Entertainment=== <!--T:7-->
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=== {{@|Culture and Entertainment}} === <!--T:7-->
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
| Art Gallery
+
! Sub-category !! style="width: 30%" | Description / Examples !! style="width: 30%" | Naming !!  Lock &#8805; *
| point
+
|-
|
+
| Art Gallery || || ||
 +
|-
 +
| Casino || || ||
 +
|-
 +
| Club || || ||
 +
|-
 +
| Game Club || || ||
 +
|-
 +
| Movie Theater || || ||
 
|-
 
|-
| Casino
+
| Museum || || ||
| point
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
| Club
+
| Music Venue || || ||
| point
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
| Game Club
+
| Performing Arts Venue || || ||  
| point
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
| Movie Theater
+
| Racing Track || || ||  
| point
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
| Museum
+
| Stadium / Arena || || ||
| point
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
| Music Venue
+
| Theme Park || || ||  
| point
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
| Performing Arts Venue
+
| Theater || || ||  
| point
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
| Racing Track
+
| Tourist Attraction / Historic Site || If the place functions as a landmark it may be represented as an Area Place || ||
| area
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
| Stadium / Arena
+
| Zoo / Aquarium || || ||
| area
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
| Theme Park
+
|}
| area
+
<small><nowiki>*</nowiki> If the place needs to be protected, a higher lock level can be applied. See the [[#Regional_differences|Regional Guidelines]] for details</small>
|
+
 
 +
=== {{@|Other}} === <!--T:8-->
 +
{| class="wikitable"
 +
! Sub category !! style="width: 30%" | Description / Examples !! style="width: 30%" | Naming !!  Lock &#8805; *
 
|-
 
|-
| Theater
+
| Construction Site || Construction sites are not necessariliy mapped but it may be useful for editors checking roadworks under way. Ask your Country Manager in case of doubt || ||
| point
 
|
 
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
 
| Tourist Attraction / Historic Site
 
| point
 
| If the place functions as a landmark it may be represented as an Area Place.
 
 
|-
 
|-
| Zoo / Aquarium
+
| || General category for all landmarks you can't find an existing suitable category for; add the missing category in front of the name || {missing category} {Name} ||
| area
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
 +
<small><nowiki>*</nowiki> If the place needs to be protected, a higher lock level can be applied. See the [[#Regional_differences|Regional Guidelines]] for details</small>
  
===Other=== <!--T:8-->
+
=== {{@|Lodging}} === <!--T:9-->
{| class="wikitable" style="vertical-align:top;"
+
{| class="wikitable"
|-style="vertical-align:top;"
+
! Sub-category !! style="width: 30%" | Description / Examples !! style="width: 30%" | Naming !! Lock &#8805; *
| Construction Site
+
|-
| area
+
| Bed & Breakfast || || ||
| Construction sites are not necessariliy mapped but it may be useful for editors checking roadworks under way. Ask your Country Manager in case of doubt.
+
|-
 +
| Camping / Trailer Park || || ||
 +
|-
 +
| Cottage / Cabin || || ||
 +
|-
 +
| Hostel || Used for Motels and Inns in the BeLux || Ibes hotels ||
 +
|-
 +
| Hotel || || ||
 +
|-
 
|}
 
|}
 +
<small><nowiki>*</nowiki> If the place needs to be protected, a higher lock level can be applied. See the [[#Regional_differences|Regional Guidelines]] for details</small>
  
===Lodging=== <!--T:9-->
+
=== {{@|Outdoors}} === <!--T:10-->
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
|-style="vertical-align:top;"
+
! Sub-category !! style="width: 30%" | Description / Examples !! style="width: 30%" | Naming !! Lock &#8805; *
| Bed & Breakfast
+
|-
| point
+
| Beach || || ||
|
+
|-
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
+
| Golf Course || || ||
| Camping / Trailer Park
+
|-
| area
+
| Park || || ||
|
+
|-
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
+
| Playground || || ||
| Cottage / Cabin
+
|-
| point
+
| Plaza || || ||
|
+
|-
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
+
| Pool || || ||
| Hostel
+
|-
| point
+
| Promenade || Probably not used in the BeLux || ||
| F1 hotel Waalwijk; Used for Motels and Inns in the BeLux.
+
|-
 +
| Scenic Lookout / Viewpoint || || ||
 +
|-
 +
| Ski Area || || ||
 
|-
 
|-
| Hotel
+
| Sports Court || || ||
| point
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
 +
<small><nowiki>*</nowiki> If the place needs to be protected, a higher lock level can be applied. See the [[#Regional_differences|Regional Guidelines]] for details</small>
  
===Outdoors=== <!--T:10-->
+
=== {{@|Natural features}} === <!--T:11-->
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
| Beach
+
! Sub-category !! style="width: 30%" | Description / Examples !! style="width: 30%" | Naming !! Lock &#8805; *
| area
+
|-
|
+
| Farm || Farmlands should <i>never</i> be mapped as areas. || || 
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
+
|-
| Golf Course
+
| Forest / Grove || || ||
| area
+
|-
|
+
| Island || || ||
 
|-
 
|-
| Park
+
| River / Stream  || Use only if water itself is visually obvious to drivers on nearby roads. Features under approximately 20 meters wide will not be visible in the Waze app. Handy tool for drawing rivers: street to river || ||
| area
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
| Playground
+
| Sea / Lake / Pool  || Use only if water itself is visually obvious to drivers on nearby roads. || ||
| point
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
| Plaza
+
| Canal || || ||
| area
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
| Pool
+
| Swamp / Marsh || || ||
| area
 
|
 
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
 
| Promenade
 
|  
 
| Probably not used in the BeLux
 
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
 
| Scenic Lookout / Viewpoint
 
| point
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
| Ski Area
+
| Dam || || ||
| area
 
|
 
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
 
| Sports Court
 
| area
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
 +
<small><nowiki>*</nowiki> If the place needs to be protected, a higher lock level can be applied. See the [[#Regional_differences|Regional Guidelines]] for details</small>
 +
 +
== {{@| Missing Categories}} ==
 +
If you cannot find a suitable category, choose the most applicable category. You can add the missing category in front of the name in the alternate name field.<br>
 +
Example: Butcher Sans Os<br>
 +
*main Waze Category: ''Supermarket/Grocery''.
 +
* Primary name: "Sans Os".
 +
* alternate name: "butcher Sans Os"
 +
Note that when the name in itself is clear enough indicative for the kind of Place (ING, Décathlon, Carrefour, etc.) there is no need to put a category in front of the name.
  
===Natural features=== <!--T:11-->
+
{| class="wikitable"
{| class="wikitable" style="vertical-align:top;"
+
! category !! style="width: 30%" | WME Category to use !! style="width: 30%" | Naming !!  Lock &#8805; *
| Farm
+
|-
| point
+
|Community center || Conventions / Event center || primary:  {Name}<br>alternate: {missing category} + {Name} ||
| Farmlands should <i>never</i> be mapped as areas. Editors should remove farmland areas immediately.
 
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
 
| Forest / Grove
 
| area
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
| Island
+
|Village hall ||Conventions / Event center || ||
| area
 
|
 
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
 
| River / Stream
 
| area
 
| Use only if water itself is visually obvious to drivers on nearby roads. Do not map if not visible from nearby roads. Features under approximately 20 meters wide will not be visible in the [[Waze app|app]].
 
|- style="vertical-align:top;"
 
| Sea / Lake / Pool
 
| area
 
| Use only if water itself is visually obvious to drivers on nearby roads.
 
 
|-
 
|-
| Canal
+
|Dentist || Doctor / Clinic || ||  
| area
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
| Swamp / Marsh
+
|Residential care centers || Personale Care || ||  
| area
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
| Dam
+
|Butcher || Supermarket/Grocery || ||  
| area
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
 +
<small><nowiki>*</nowiki> If the place needs to be protected, a higher lock level can be applied. See the [[#Regional_differences|Regional Guidelines]] for details</small>
  
===Tools===
+
== {{@|Tools}} ==
 +
* <b>WME Place Interface Enhancements (WMEPIE)</b> Script adding functionality Places,such as showing the size and possibility to resize area Places, buttons to zoom and center, quick categorization, auto set address, verify link with GM, etc.
 +
: [https://greasyfork.org/en/scripts/26340-wme-place-interface-enhancements Install and description]
 +
: [https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=819&t=215990&start=280 Discussion on the forum].
 
* <b>WME Split POI script</b> This script adds a button to the [[Waze Map Editor|WME]] that allows you to split or cut Places from the category <i>Natural Features</i> into two, keeping the specifics. Can be used for all Natural Features like Island, Sea/Lake/Pool, River/Stream, Forest/Grove, Farm, Canal, Swamp / Marsh, Dam
 
* <b>WME Split POI script</b> This script adds a button to the [[Waze Map Editor|WME]] that allows you to split or cut Places from the category <i>Natural Features</i> into two, keeping the specifics. Can be used for all Natural Features like Island, Sea/Lake/Pool, River/Stream, Forest/Grove, Farm, Canal, Swamp / Marsh, Dam
 
: [https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=819&t=164743 Description and discussion on the forum]
 
: [https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=819&t=164743 Description and discussion on the forum]
 
: [https://greasyfork.org/en/scripts/13008-wme-split-poi Install]
 
: [https://greasyfork.org/en/scripts/13008-wme-split-poi Install]
 +
* <b>WME Color Highlights</b> Adds color highlighting to Places according to their status and type. Shows rivers blue in WME.
 +
: - [https://greasyfork.org/en/scripts/3206-wme-color-highlights Install]
 +
: - [https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=40705 Discussion on the forum]
 +
* <b>WME Toolbox</b> can select and filter Places, and show the area size. And many more other tools, see [[Tools#Toolbox|Toolbox]]
 +
* [https://w-tools.org/PlaceBrowser Place Browser]
  
 
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Place categories

Waze has several major categories, which in turn includes quite a number of sub categories. If you choose a main category within WME, you automatically get to see the sub-categories to choose from. It is also possible to directly type in a category.

The Place categories used in Waze are not always directly applicable in BeLux, for they are global categories. At this time, it is not possible to adapt these categories to local customs. If you cannot find an applicable sub category, just use the main category and add the missing category in front of the name in the alternate name field.

This overview shows the categories used for the Waze Places. For mapping guidelines, please read the page about Places.

Note that circumstances may require a different approach. The different regions use a different locking strategy (see table below). In any case, if a Place needs more protection, a higher lock level can be used.

Regional differences

Regional guidelines
Flanders Brussels Wallonia Luxembourg
lock If a lock is required, the minimum lock level is described in the tables below. Places may be locked at L3 or higher when considered completed. In any case, do not reduce the lock of complete POIs. Places that are considered complete, aka contain all relevant information available, are locked to L3, to prevent unwanted edits. Places that are considered complete, aka contain all relevant information available, are locked to L3, to prevent unwanted edits.

Categories

Parking Lot link to this section

Sub-category Description Naming Lock ≥ *
Parking Lot Always map as an Area! Parking {Name} 2

* If the place needs to be protected, a higher lock level can be applied. See the Regional Guidelines for details

Car Services link to this section

Sub-category Description Naming Lock ≥ *
Gas Stations Always map as an Area of more than 500m2!

Use the Brand and official name. If there is a locally different name in use, put it in alternative name field.
{ picto} + {Brand} + {Name}, e.g.,
Main name: ⛽️ Shell VanPé (this name can be found on the brand's website)
Alternative: ⛽️ Shell Nandrain (locality name if different from the official name)
3
Garage / Automotive Shop Technical inspection, Tire center, Independent garage, Body Shop. Official brand, choose dealer {Brand} + {Name}
Car Wash {Name}
Charging Stations Essent 20kW (2) {Provider} + {MaxPower} + ({Amount}) 3

* If the place needs to be protected, a higher lock level can be applied. See the Regional Guidelines for details

Transportation link to this section

Sub-category Description / Examples Naming Lock ≥ *
Airport You can replace "airport" in the name with the picto ✈, but the picto should be in front {Name}, e.g.,
Brussels Airport
✈ Brussels
3
Bus Station
  • Fl: {station name}
  • Br, Wal & Lux:
-in large cities:
{station name} + ({operator})
-outside large cities:
{city} + {station name} + ({operator})
Ferry Pier
Seaport / Marina / Harbor
Subway Station Underground Station for or Metro. Put the city name in front of the station name if different
  • Fl: {Station Name}
  • Br, Wal & Lux: {station name}
Train Station e.g., Station Antwerpen
  • Fl: "Station" + {station name}
  • Br, Wal & Lux: {station name}
alternate name:
"Station" + {station name}
Bridge Use only to represent a named road bridge with local or navigational significance {Name}
Tunnel {Tunnel Name}
Taxi Station
Junction / Interchange Junction {Name}
Rest area
Carpool spot
others / without sub category all other POIs belonging to transportation, and not to car services. Examples:
Car Sharing & Bike Sharing Stations {operator} + {station name}

* If the place needs to be protected, a higher lock level can be applied. See the Regional Guidelines for details

Professional and public link to this section

For public buildings or services such as fire departments, town halls and the like, we write the location after the name of the building or service, e.g., Stadhuis Antwerpen. For Organisations that have several locations, specify the location after a hyphen, after the general name of the organisation, e.g., UZ leuven - campus Gasthuisberg.

Sub-category Description / Examples Naming Lock ≥ *
Cemetery
City Hall local name use {Building/Service} {Municipality}
College / University
Conventions / Event Center
Courthouse
Doctor / Clinic Use this category for non-urgent medical care. See for urgent medical care Hospital / Medical Care below
Embassy / Consulate
Emergency shelter
Factory / industrial
Fire department {City} {department}
Government
Hospital / Urgent Care Hospitals, First Aid Posts and other places that offer emergency aid. Use Doctor / Clinic for non-urgent medical care
Information point
Kindergarten
Library {City} {location}
Military
Offices
Organization or Association
Police Station {City} {department}
Prison / Correctional Facility
Post Office
School
Trash & Recycling facility

* If the place needs to be protected, a higher lock level can be applied. See the Regional Guidelines for details

Shopping and services link to this section

Sub-category Description / Examples Naming Lock ≥ *
Arts and Crafts
ATM Use the translation for ATM, followed by the brand, e.g., "Geldautomaat SNS Bank" ATM {Brand}
Bank / Financial {Brand}
Bookstore
Car Dealership In case there is a gas station, use Gas Station as the primary category unless they have different opening times {Brand} {Name}
Car rental Rental-car facilities and returns, including at airports, should be marked as a Point with the “Rental Car” Place category. If the return location is a normal Parking Lot, then mark it with the Parking Lot category and the building with the Car Rental category
Convenience Store like a kiosk
Currency Exchange
Department Store like Inno
Electronics
Fashion and Clothing
Flowers
Furniture / Home Store
Gifts
Gym / Fitness
Hardware Store
Jewelry
Laundry / Dry Cleaning
Market {City} {Location}
Music Store
Personal Care
Pet Store / Veterinarian
Pharmacy
Photography
Shopping Center
Sporting Goods
Supermarket / Grocery Delhaize. Intermarché, Lidl {Brand} {Location}
Swimming Pool solely public swimming pools
Toy Store
Travel Agency

* If the place needs to be protected, a higher lock level can be applied. See the Regional Guidelines for details

Food and Drink link to this section

Sub-category Description / Examples Naming Lock ≥ *
Bakery
Bar Note: a "Plaza" is not a Place (in French) but a food court/food market.
Coffee shop
Dessert
Fast Food McDonald's may include drive-thru, then draw Parking Lot Road
Food Court Can be used for a caterer or a wholesaler
Ice Cream
Restaurant {Name}

* If the place needs to be protected, a higher lock level can be applied. See the Regional Guidelines for details

Culture and Entertainment link to this section

Sub-category Description / Examples Naming Lock ≥ *
Art Gallery
Casino
Club
Game Club
Movie Theater
Museum
Music Venue
Performing Arts Venue
Racing Track
Stadium / Arena
Theme Park
Theater
Tourist Attraction / Historic Site If the place functions as a landmark it may be represented as an Area Place
Zoo / Aquarium

* If the place needs to be protected, a higher lock level can be applied. See the Regional Guidelines for details

Other link to this section

Sub category Description / Examples Naming Lock ≥ *
Construction Site Construction sites are not necessariliy mapped but it may be useful for editors checking roadworks under way. Ask your Country Manager in case of doubt
General category for all landmarks you can't find an existing suitable category for; add the missing category in front of the name {missing category} {Name}

* If the place needs to be protected, a higher lock level can be applied. See the Regional Guidelines for details

Lodging link to this section

Sub-category Description / Examples Naming Lock ≥ *
Bed & Breakfast
Camping / Trailer Park
Cottage / Cabin
Hostel Used for Motels and Inns in the BeLux Ibes hotels
Hotel

* If the place needs to be protected, a higher lock level can be applied. See the Regional Guidelines for details

Outdoors link to this section

Sub-category Description / Examples Naming Lock ≥ *
Beach
Golf Course
Park
Playground
Plaza
Pool
Promenade Probably not used in the BeLux
Scenic Lookout / Viewpoint
Ski Area
Sports Court

* If the place needs to be protected, a higher lock level can be applied. See the Regional Guidelines for details

Natural features link to this section

Sub-category Description / Examples Naming Lock ≥ *
Farm Farmlands should never be mapped as areas.
Forest / Grove
Island
River / Stream Use only if water itself is visually obvious to drivers on nearby roads. Features under approximately 20 meters wide will not be visible in the Waze app. Handy tool for drawing rivers: street to river
Sea / Lake / Pool Use only if water itself is visually obvious to drivers on nearby roads.
Canal
Swamp / Marsh
Dam

* If the place needs to be protected, a higher lock level can be applied. See the Regional Guidelines for details

Missing Categories link to this section

If you cannot find a suitable category, choose the most applicable category. You can add the missing category in front of the name in the alternate name field.
Example: Butcher Sans Os

  • main Waze Category: Supermarket/Grocery.
  • Primary name: "Sans Os".
  • alternate name: "butcher Sans Os"

Note that when the name in itself is clear enough indicative for the kind of Place (ING, Décathlon, Carrefour, etc.) there is no need to put a category in front of the name.

category WME Category to use Naming Lock ≥ *
Community center Conventions / Event center primary: {Name}
alternate: {missing category} + {Name}
Village hall Conventions / Event center
Dentist Doctor / Clinic
Residential care centers Personale Care
Butcher Supermarket/Grocery

* If the place needs to be protected, a higher lock level can be applied. See the Regional Guidelines for details

Tools link to this section

  • WME Place Interface Enhancements (WMEPIE) Script adding functionality Places,such as showing the size and possibility to resize area Places, buttons to zoom and center, quick categorization, auto set address, verify link with GM, etc.
Install and description
Discussion on the forum.
  • WME Split POI script This script adds a button to the WME that allows you to split or cut Places from the category Natural Features into two, keeping the specifics. Can be used for all Natural Features like Island, Sea/Lake/Pool, River/Stream, Forest/Grove, Farm, Canal, Swamp / Marsh, Dam
Description and discussion on the forum
Install
  • WME Color Highlights Adds color highlighting to Places according to their status and type. Shows rivers blue in WME.
- Install
- Discussion on the forum
  • WME Toolbox can select and filter Places, and show the area size. And many more other tools, see Toolbox
  • Place Browser



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