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By default, Waze navigates to the segment that is closest to the centre of the <i>Place</i>. For <i>Point Places</i> this is obvious, for <i>Area Places</i> it is rather guessing. You can change the destination for the navigation by adding an [[File:WME-entry point icon.PNG|20px]] <i>entry point</i>.  
 
By default, Waze navigates to the segment that is closest to the centre of the <i>Place</i>. For <i>Point Places</i> this is obvious, for <i>Area Places</i> it is rather guessing. You can change the destination for the navigation by adding an [[File:WME-entry point icon.PNG|20px]] <i>entry point</i>.  
 
[[File:WME-entry point.PNG|thumb|super|80px|entry point in WME]]
 
[[File:WME-entry point.PNG|thumb|super|80px|entry point in WME]]
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[[File:WME-menu_add_entry_point.PNG|left|80px]] Add the entry point from the menu left.<br />
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[[File:WME-menu_add_entry_point.PNG|left|80px]] Add the entry point from the menu left.
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[[File:WME_add_entry_point.PNG|40px|left]] Adding it will show a blue dot with moving arrows at the center of the <i>Place</i> (picture left). Drag it to the location where Waze should bring you when navigating to this <i>Place</i>. Imagine where to park, or where you would stop to drop someone off for this location.<br />
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[[File:WME_add_entry_point.PNG|40px|left]] Adding it will show a blue dot with moving arrows at the center of the <i>Place</i> (picture left). Drag it to the location where Waze should bring you when navigating to this <i>Place</i>. Imagine where to park, or where you would stop to drop someone off for this location.
  
 
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The set entry point will show like a small blue circle with an arrow inside pointing towards the destination, and a broken line that connects to the <i>Place</i> (picture on the right).
 
The set entry point will show like a small blue circle with an arrow inside pointing towards the destination, and a broken line that connects to the <i>Place</i> (picture on the right).
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Multiple entry points can be added and named in beta, but the function is not yet stable. For now, better use a [[Places#Combined Places|combination of Area and Point Places]] to define multiple entrances.<!--for wiki editor: to check stability progress see this forum post: https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=277779-->  
 
Multiple entry points can be added and named in beta, but the function is not yet stable. For now, better use a [[Places#Combined Places|combination of Area and Point Places]] to define multiple entrances.<!--for wiki editor: to check stability progress see this forum post: https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=277779-->  
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==When to use Area or Point== <!--T:8-->
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Most places are drawn as a <i>Point Place</i>, except when they are large and distinctive enough to help in the orientation during driving. Exceptions are [[Parking Lot Place|Parking Lots]] and [[Gas Station Place|Gas Stations]]; they should always be mapped with an <i>Area Place</i>, regardless of their size.
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The [[Place categories|table of categories]] gives a guideline to choose between point and area places, according to their category, sub-category and probable area size. You will find examples of places that might account for and <i>Area Place</i> type, such as an Event Center, Factory, Hospital, Office, Camping, Shopping malls, Monuments (e.g., Mardasson, Bastogne), Schools, Tourist Site, Attraction, Sports Court or Stadium and natural features.
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==Combined Places== <!--T:7-->
 
==Combined Places== <!--T:7-->
 
[[File:Wme places mall area with points.png|thumb|super|260px|Point Places within an Area Place]]
 
[[File:Wme places mall area with points.png|thumb|super|260px|Point Places within an Area Place]]
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<i>Point Places</i> within an <i>Area Place</i> are allowed and mostly used for shops in a shopping mall, faculties within a University campus, etc.. <br />
 
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They can also be used to enter several distinctive entrances to an Area Place (e.g., arrival and departure hall of an airport).<br />
 
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Avoid Areas within Areas, as this may become confusing on the client's display.
 
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<i>Point Places</i> within an <i>Area Place</i> are allowed and mostly used for shops in a shopping mall, faculties within a University campus, etc..
Most places are drawn as a <i>Point Place</i>, except when they are large and distinctive enough to help in the orientation during driving. Exceptions are [[Parking Lot Place|Parking Lots]] and [[Gas Station Place|Gas Stations]]; they should always be mapped with an <i>Area Place</i>, regardless of their size. <br />
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They can also be used to enter several distinctive entrances to an Area Place (e.g., arrival and departure hall of an airport).
  
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Avoid Areas within Areas, as this may become confusing on the client's display.
The [[Place categories|table of categories]] gives a guideline to choose between point and area places, according to their category, sub-category and probable area size. You will find examples of places that might account for and <i>Area Place</i> type, such as an Event Center, Factory, Hospital, Office, Camping, Shopping malls, Monuments (e.g., Mardasson, Bastogne), Schools, Tourist Site, Attraction, Sports Court or Stadium and natural features.  
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===General tab=== <!--T:10-->
 
===General tab=== <!--T:10-->
The General tab for a <i>Place</i> is where you complete all of the basic information: categorie(s), name, description (if adding to the navigation), residential/public, country, state, city, street and house number. Depending on the category more options may be available, like the gas brand for [[Gas_Station_Place|gas stations]].<br />
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The General tab for a <i>Place</i> is where you complete all of the basic information: categorie(s), name, description (if adding to the navigation), residential/public, country, state, city, street and house number. Depending on the category more options may be available, like the gas brand for [[Gas_Station_Place|gas stations]].
  
 
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'''Category'''
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{{anchor|Category}}'''Category'''
: Places need at least one <i>category</i> to be assigned, but may belong to several others. Always choose the main category first. For example, a Gas Station may also be “Convenience Store”, “Car Wash”, or “Charging Station”. For a more detailed explanation of categories, see the [[Place categories]] page.<br />
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: Places need at least one <i>category</i> to be assigned, but may belong to several others. Always choose the main category first. For example, a Gas Station may also be “Convenience Store”, “Car Wash”, or “Charging Station”. For a more detailed explanation of categories, see the [[Place categories]] page.
  
 
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'''Name and address'''
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{{anchor|Name}}{{anchor|address}}'''Name and address'''
:If possible, provide <i>name</i> and <i>address</i>. The naming of a <i>Place</i> should be done in the formal language of the location where the place is situated. Use the official name of the Place. In bi-lingual areas, use the alternate name. The address is especially useful to guide Wazers to the <i>Place</i>. Add other relevant information, such as brand (service stations).<br />
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:If possible, provide <i>name</i> and <i>address</i>. The naming of a <i>Place</i> should be done in the formal language of the location where the place is situated. Use the official name of the Place. In bi-lingual areas, use the alternate name. The address is especially useful to guide Wazers to the <i>Place</i>. Add other relevant information, such as brand (service stations).
  
 
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'''Description'''
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{{anchor|Description}}'''Description'''
: Beware not to use the <i>Description</i> field for notes to other editors. This field is visible in the Waze app, and should only contain details pertinent to the Place itself.<br />
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: Beware not to use the <i>Description</i> field for notes to other editors. This field is visible in the Waze app, and should only contain details pertinent to the Place itself.
  
 
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'''Entry / exit points'''
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{{anchor|Entry / exit points}}'''Entry / exit points'''
: Add, if necessary, [[File:WME-entry point icon.PNG|20px]] [[Places#Entry point .2F the navigation goal|<i>Entry / exit points</i>]] so Waze is able to navigate you to the right side of the place.<br />
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: Add, if necessary, [[File:WME-entry point icon.PNG|20px]] [[Places#Entry point .2F the navigation goal|<i>Entry / exit points</i>]] so Waze is able to navigate you to the right side of the place.
  
 
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'''External providers'''
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{{anchor|External provider}}'''External providers'''
 
: Waze allows you to connect the <i>Place</i> to the POI from <i>external providers</i>. One of the providers is Google Maps. When a <i>Place</i> is linked, drivers can select any destination from search results in the app, whether the result is from Waze or Google, it will always lead you to the [[Places#Entry point .2F the navigation goal|navigation goal]] defined in Waze.
 
: Waze allows you to connect the <i>Place</i> to the POI from <i>external providers</i>. One of the providers is Google Maps. When a <i>Place</i> is linked, drivers can select any destination from search results in the app, whether the result is from Waze or Google, it will always lead you to the [[Places#Entry point .2F the navigation goal|navigation goal]] defined in Waze.
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: If the <i>external provider</i> has more than one distinctive places defined for one <i>Place</i>, link to the most important one. Example: Underground station with several separate entrances, use the main entrance. For the others, you can add [[Places#Combined Places|multiple <i>Point Places</i>]] if it adds to navigation. Of course, if there are multiple places in the external provider that refer to only one entry, link them all to only one <i>Place</i>.
  
 
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Note: This feature is available from Level 2
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Note: Linking external providers is available from Level 2and up
  
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: If the <i>external provider</i> has more than one distinctive places defined for one <i>Place</i>, link to the most important one. Example: Underground station with several separate entrances, use the main entrance. For the others, you can add [[Places#Combined Places|multiple <i>Point Places</i>]] if it adds to navigation. Of course, if there are multiple places in the external provider that refer to only one entry, link them all to only one <i>Place</i>. <br />
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In the picture below you see an example of details for the "Stade Roi Baudouin / Koning Boudewijn Stadium".
  
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In the picture below you see an example from the "Stade Roi Baudouin / Koning Boudewijn Stadium".<br />
 
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[[File:Be-nl_Place-Koning-Boudewijn-Stadion.png]]
 
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===More Info tab=== <!--T:11-->
 
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You can provide the website address and phone number in the “More Info” tab. Here you can also add hours of operation and select optional services, like Wifi, Toilets, or Parking for customers (see also [[Parking Lot Place|Restricted Parking Lot Place]]) <!--Mo: removed following explanation for readability, and added link to info on restricted parking lot places (If they are bigger than 500m², then they can be drawn separately. see [[Parking Lot Place]]!)-->. Information in this tab is shown in the search results. From there you can click the website address or telephone number and activate your browser or phone function. Therefore, they should be in a usable format:<br />
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You can provide the website address and phone number in the “More Info” tab. Here you can also add hours of operation and select optional services, like Wifi, Toilets, or Parking for customers (see also [[Parking Lot Place|Restricted Parking Lot Place]]) <!--Mo: removed following explanation for readability, and added link to info on restricted parking lot places (If they are bigger than 500m², then they can be drawn separately. see [[Parking Lot Place]]!)-->. Information in this tab is shown in the search results. From there you can click the website address or telephone number and activate your browser or phone function. Therefore, they should be in a usable format:
  
 
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[[File:Be-APP_Places_Searchresult.png|thumb|right|super|280px|Search result as shown in the Waze app]]
 
[[File:Be-APP_Places_Searchresult.png|thumb|right|super|280px|Search result as shown in the Waze app]]
'''Website'''
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{{anchor|Website}}'''Website'''
 
: The website address is best written as www.address.extension, like www.octaplus.be. Leave out http:// or https://.
 
: The website address is best written as www.address.extension, like www.octaplus.be. Leave out http:// or https://.
: Only one website can be added. If the website is multilingual and a choice has to be made, if possible default to English.<br />
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: Only one website can be added. If the website is multilingual and a choice has to be made, if possible default to English.
  
 
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'''Telephone'''
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{{anchor|Telephone}}'''Telephone'''
 
: Telephone numbers should best be written in international format: Generally, the number consists of the land code, followed by the area code (without 0), and than the subscribers number, all without dashes, slashes, brackets and the like. Formatting spaces are allowed but not necessary.
 
: Telephone numbers should best be written in international format: Generally, the number consists of the land code, followed by the area code (without 0), and than the subscribers number, all without dashes, slashes, brackets and the like. Formatting spaces are allowed but not necessary.
 
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::+32 4AA BB BB BB or +32 4AA BBB BBB for mobile numbers
 
::+32 4AA BB BB BB or +32 4AA BBB BBB for mobile numbers
 
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:'''Luxembourg''':
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'''Services'''
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{{anchor|Services}}'''Services'''
:[[File:WME Places moreinfo services.png|110px]] Check the available services<br />
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:[[File:WME Places moreinfo services.png|110px]] Check the available services
  
 
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'''Opening hours'''
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{{anchor|Opening hours}}'''Opening hours'''
 
:[[File:WME_Places_moreinfo_openinghours.PNG|110px]] Add the opening hours if available.
 
:[[File:WME_Places_moreinfo_openinghours.PNG|110px]] Add the opening hours if available.
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===Photos tab=== <!--T:12-->
 
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Any photos which drivers have added to a Place will appear in the "Photos" tab. Photos can only be uploaded via the Waze app, via a [[Place update request|Place update request (PUR)]]. In WME, we can moderate newly added photo's, and view and delete exisiting photos. Make a well thought-out decision about discarding a photo. Once a photo is deleted, it cannot be recovered. Delete only if the photo really is unclear, not helpful and/or inappropriate. For more guidelines on accepting or discarding photo's see the global Wiki page paragraph [https://wazeopedia.waze.com/wiki/Global/Places#Place_Updates_.28Moderation.29 Place Updates (Moderation)].
 
Any photos which drivers have added to a Place will appear in the "Photos" tab. Photos can only be uploaded via the Waze app, via a [[Place update request|Place update request (PUR)]]. In WME, we can moderate newly added photo's, and view and delete exisiting photos. Make a well thought-out decision about discarding a photo. Once a photo is deleted, it cannot be recovered. Delete only if the photo really is unclear, not helpful and/or inappropriate. For more guidelines on accepting or discarding photo's see the global Wiki page paragraph [https://wazeopedia.waze.com/wiki/Global/Places#Place_Updates_.28Moderation.29 Place Updates (Moderation)].
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==Lock Levels== <!--T:13-->
 
==Lock Levels== <!--T:13-->
Please consider that places that are fundamental to the functioning of Waze, such as [[Parking Lot Place|Parking Lots]], should be locked at least to Level '''2''' (or higher), to prevent loss of data due to automatic acceptance of submissions. See also the page on [[Place categories]].
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Please consider that places that are fundamental to the functioning of Waze, such as [[Parking Lot Place|Parking Lots]], are locked to prevent loss of data due to automatic acceptance of submissions. Locking policies vary across the regions, see the page on [[Place categories]].
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==Tools== <!--T:15-->
 
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: [https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=819&t=215990&start=280 Discussion on the forum].
 
: [https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=819&t=215990&start=280 Discussion on the forum].
 
* [https://w-tools.org/PlaceBrowser Place Browser]
 
* [https://w-tools.org/PlaceBrowser Place Browser]
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==Further reading== <!--T:16-->
 
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* [[Place update request]]
 
* [[Place update request]]
 
* [[Flagged place]]
 
* [[Flagged place]]
* [https://support.google.com/waze/answer/7402261?hl=en Misplaced ad pins form] is intended for reporting issues with advertised places that are wrongly placed on the map. Requests of <b>L4</b> editors are automatically approved by Waze.
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* [https://support.google.com/waze/answer/7402261?hl=en Misplaced ad pins form] is intended for reporting issues with advertised places that are wrongly placed on the map. Requests of <b>L4</b> editors are automatically approved by Waze.<!--
* See also the global page on [https://wazeopedia.waze.com/wiki/Global/Places Places].<br />
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{{Bottomline}}
 
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[[Category:Editing{{#translation:}}]]
 
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Latest revision as of 14:18, 4 July 2020

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We are currently updating the pages to include all regionally different guidelines. If you find inconsistencies, please refer to the English page. Thank you!
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Places are searchable destinations in the Waze map, just like the "Points of Interest" found in certain popular GPS devices. They can be added from the client, but also in the Waze Map Editor (WME). How to create a Place is described in the Quick Start Guide. For a description of the different types of places, see the Place categories page.

A Place can be a Point or an Area. Depending on size an situation Area Places can be visible in the client. A Point Place is never visible, but both types can be searched and navigated to. There is also a third kind of Place called Residential, which are private addresses.

The Waze routing server will navigate the Wazer onto the segment which is physically closest to the center of the Place. If this is undesirable, you can adjust the navigation goal by adding an entry point.

Point Places

Point Places don't show on the Wazers device, but are listed in the search results. They can be used to help Wazers find locations, especially when they are not or wrongly listed in other search engines.

In WME, a Point Place appears as a small circle:
Wme place.png Standard point
Wme place selected.png Selected point
Wme place changed.png Modified point
Wme place pending update.png Modified point, pending for approval

The Point Place is to be positioned at or close to the segment that should be used in the navigation. Typically, this will be the (main) entrance. Try to imagine where you would stop to drop someone off for this location. If this location differs a lot from the geographical location, you can add an entry point.

Please try to add as much useful information, like the full address (including street number), telephone number if applicable, etc..

Area Places

Area Places appear in the Waze app. Too many of them can clutter the map, creating large gray zones that do not help Wazers orient themselves. Therefore, it is important to use Area Places only when they are distinctive and significant enough to orient drivers. See also the paragraph on how to determine Area or Point. Care should be taken not to snap to road segment nodes, because this makes it more difficult to edit the place and/or segments later on.

Area Place for the Namur hospital, with the Entry point at the entrance, and the Move Handle on the top right of the building


Outline

Generally, an Area Place only covers what a Wazer sees when driving to the actual location. It follows that the Area outline covers the building of the place, but never the whole property. However, an Area Place doesn't have to be as detailed as the building is. Actually, it's better to keep the shape roughly. Natural features such as forests, parks, and lakes are drawn to the visible contours.
If the Area itself needs to be modified, click on the place to select it. Use the geometry nodes to adjust the shape. To move an area place without changing its shape, drag the Wme place drag handle.png Move Handle icon.

Colors

The different types of Area Places show in different colors in the Waze app. The colors vary slightly, depending on your display. Generally, Natural features show green (e.g., Park) or blue (e.g., River).

Navigation

When the center of the Area Place is not closest to the desired navigation destination, define the navigation goal by adding an WME-entry point icon.PNG entry point. This point can be moved to where you should arrive, or where to park. Again, try to imagine where you would stop to drop someone off for this location.

Residential or Private Places

Residential Places are a special kind of Point Places shown as triangles in WME. When arriving, Waze proposes to take a picture of your destination. In this way, many private Places are uploaded. For these private Places, the category Residential is used. Private Places will not be searchable, and the identity of whoever created them will not be exposed. Private Places only contain photos and an exact address, without all the other properties of a Place. The pictures will only show to people driving explicitly to that address. Waze editors can use the pictures and exact locations to improve the house numbers database.

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Public Places can be turned into private Places, but private Places cannot be turned into public Places. Use the link located under the buttons for Point or Area in the menu, to convert Places mistakenly labeled as public into private.
More on this topic see the Residential Place page.

Entry point / the navigation goal

By default, Waze navigates to the segment that is closest to the centre of the Place. For Point Places this is obvious, for Area Places it is rather guessing. You can change the destination for the navigation by adding an WME-entry point icon.PNG entry point.

entry point in WME
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Add the entry point from the menu left.

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Adding it will show a blue dot with moving arrows at the center of the Place (picture left). Drag it to the location where Waze should bring you when navigating to this Place. Imagine where to park, or where you would stop to drop someone off for this location.

The set entry point will show like a small blue circle with an arrow inside pointing towards the destination, and a broken line that connects to the Place (picture on the right).

Multiple entry points can be added and named in beta, but the function is not yet stable. For now, better use a combination of Area and Point Places to define multiple entrances.

When to use Area or Point

Most places are drawn as a Point Place, except when they are large and distinctive enough to help in the orientation during driving. Exceptions are Parking Lots and Gas Stations; they should always be mapped with an Area Place, regardless of their size.

The table of categories gives a guideline to choose between point and area places, according to their category, sub-category and probable area size. You will find examples of places that might account for and Area Place type, such as an Event Center, Factory, Hospital, Office, Camping, Shopping malls, Monuments (e.g., Mardasson, Bastogne), Schools, Tourist Site, Attraction, Sports Court or Stadium and natural features.

Combined Places

Point Places within an Area Place

Point Places within an Area Place are allowed and mostly used for shops in a shopping mall, faculties within a University campus, etc..

They can also be used to enter several distinctive entrances to an Area Place (e.g., arrival and departure hall of an airport).

Avoid Areas within Areas, as this may become confusing on the client's display.

Places details

Any Place - Point or Area - should contain as much useful information as possible.

General tab

The General tab for a Place is where you complete all of the basic information: categorie(s), name, description (if adding to the navigation), residential/public, country, state, city, street and house number. Depending on the category more options may be available, like the gas brand for gas stations.

Category

Places need at least one category to be assigned, but may belong to several others. Always choose the main category first. For example, a Gas Station may also be “Convenience Store”, “Car Wash”, or “Charging Station”. For a more detailed explanation of categories, see the Place categories page.

Name and address

If possible, provide name and address. The naming of a Place should be done in the formal language of the location where the place is situated. Use the official name of the Place. In bi-lingual areas, use the alternate name. The address is especially useful to guide Wazers to the Place. Add other relevant information, such as brand (service stations).

Description

Beware not to use the Description field for notes to other editors. This field is visible in the Waze app, and should only contain details pertinent to the Place itself.

Entry / exit points

Add, if necessary, WME-entry point icon.PNG Entry / exit points so Waze is able to navigate you to the right side of the place.

External providers

Waze allows you to connect the Place to the POI from external providers. One of the providers is Google Maps. When a Place is linked, drivers can select any destination from search results in the app, whether the result is from Waze or Google, it will always lead you to the navigation goal defined in Waze.
If the external provider has more than one distinctive places defined for one Place, link to the most important one. Example: Underground station with several separate entrances, use the main entrance. For the others, you can add multiple Point Places if it adds to navigation. Of course, if there are multiple places in the external provider that refer to only one entry, link them all to only one Place.

Note: Linking external providers is available from Level 2and up

In the picture below you see an example of details for the "Stade Roi Baudouin / Koning Boudewijn Stadium".

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More Info tab

You can provide the website address and phone number in the “More Info” tab. Here you can also add hours of operation and select optional services, like Wifi, Toilets, or Parking for customers (see also Restricted Parking Lot Place) . Information in this tab is shown in the search results. From there you can click the website address or telephone number and activate your browser or phone function. Therefore, they should be in a usable format:

Search result as shown in the Waze app

Website

The website address is best written as www.address.extension, like www.octaplus.be. Leave out http:// or https://.
Only one website can be added. If the website is multilingual and a choice has to be made, if possible default to English.

Telephone

Telephone numbers should best be written in international format: Generally, the number consists of the land code, followed by the area code (without 0), and than the subscribers number, all without dashes, slashes, brackets and the like. Formatting spaces are allowed but not necessary.
Belgium:
+32 AA BB BB BB, or +32 A BBB BB BB for landlines,
+32 4AA BB BB BB or +32 4AA BBB BBB for mobile numbers
Luxembourg:
+352 local number (varies in amount of numbers and areas)

Services

WME Places moreinfo services.png Check the available services

Opening hours

WME Places moreinfo openinghours.PNG Add the opening hours if available.

Photos tab

Any photos which drivers have added to a Place will appear in the "Photos" tab. Photos can only be uploaded via the Waze app, via a Place update request (PUR). In WME, we can moderate newly added photo's, and view and delete exisiting photos. Make a well thought-out decision about discarding a photo. Once a photo is deleted, it cannot be recovered. Delete only if the photo really is unclear, not helpful and/or inappropriate. For more guidelines on accepting or discarding photo's see the global Wiki page paragraph Place Updates (Moderation).

Lock Levels

Please consider that places that are fundamental to the functioning of Waze, such as Parking Lots, are locked to prevent loss of data due to automatic acceptance of submissions. Locking policies vary across the regions, see the page on Place categories.

Tools

  • 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.

Further reading



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