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Add brief two-paragraph preamble describing Point and Area Places (imported with heavy editing from US Landmark wiki)
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Places is the Waze Point of Interest (POI) system. Places supports two types of POIs: '''Point''' and '''Area'''.
'''Point Places''' create app-searchable POIs with limited rendering on the user's client display. The Point Place may be used for many destinations subject to [[#When_to_use_Area_or_Point|the table of Place categories and types]], but becomes especially useful in situations where the other POI search engines accessed by Waze do not list a desired destination. '''Area Places''' (formerly called '''Landmarks''') serve all the functions of Point Places while providing additional visual orientation cues on the user's client display. Because of their increased visibility and the resulting potential for map clutter, Area Places are easily overused. In principle, '''if a location is not distinctive and significant enough to orient drivers, it should not be marked with an Area Place.''' This principle guided the determination of Point vs. Area in the [[#When_to_use_Area_or_Point|table of Place categories and types]]. Exceptions include gas stations, which receive special handling.   ==Point== The Point type of Place is rendered with the following icons:{{clear}}[[ImageFile:Venue.png]] Standard Point marker pin is purple-ish{{clear}}[[ImageFile:Venue-selected.png]] The currently selected Point marker will turn blue{{clear}}[[ImageFile:Venue-changed.png]] Any Point markers which have been edited and not yet saved by you will turn an orange-pink color, just like Area Places and segments.{{clear}}
'''Location Details'''
 
*The Point marker for a Place should be located on or nearest to the segment to which the driver should be navigated. The Point Marker is the stop point.
==Area==
The Area type of Place is rendered as a polygon. Just like a segment, you can adjust the shape by using the geometry handles. All Area Places in the editor show in pink when not selected and blue-green when selected:{{clear}}
[[Image:Wme gas station area.png]][[Image:Wme gas station area_selected.png]]
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'''Location Details'''
* The Area type has a target which is the navigation stop point.
* The target stop point can be moved anywhere within the shape and also a short distance outside the actual Area shape
* The stop point target should be placed on or nearest to the segment to which the driver should be navigated.
== Area ==
 
The Area type of Place is rendered as a polygon. Just like a segment, you can adjust the shape by using the geometry handles. All Area Places in the editor show in pink when not selected and blue-green when selected:{{clear}} [[File:Wme gas station area.png]][[File:Wme gas station area selected.png]] {{clear}} '''Location Details'''
 
*The Area type has a target which is the navigation stop point.
*The target stop point can be moved anywhere within the shape and also a short distance outside the actual Area shape
*The stop point target should be placed on or nearest to the segment to which the driver should be navigated.
 
 
 
== Client Rendering ==
==Client Rendering==
{{As of|March 2014}}, we do not have any details on how Point places may be rendered within the Waze app.
==Setting the stop point for a Place== ===Point placement=== [[ImageFile:Wme point on parkinglot segment.png|right|Wme point on parkinglot segment.png]] The Point Area is to be placed on or nearest to the segment to which the driver should be navigated. Here is an example of a gas station Point located directly on a parking lot segment.{{clear}} ===Area placement=== Here is an example of an Area (a large park in this case) which has an entry road on the east side. The second image is zoomed in on the target to show how this type of Area should have its navigation stop point set.{{clear}}[[File:wme_park_place_largeWme park place large.png|thumb|left|300px|Large Area PlaceWme park place large.png]] [[File:Wme park place zoom target.png|thumb|right|300px|Stop point detail Wme park place zoomtarget.png]] {{clear}} == Area+Point Combinations ==
==Area+Point Combinations==
There are some situations where it will be appropriate to mix both Area and Point Places. For example, shopping centers and shopping malls where the mall itself could be considered a navigation destination, but there are also individual stores which are also valid for being marked.
A simple shopping center, when mapped in this manner, would look like this:{{clear}}[[ImageFile:Wme places mall area and points.png]]
 ==Multiple categories== 
*A Place can be assigned to multiple categories
*The Primary Category for a Place must be the first one you enter
 ==Place address detail== 
Every Place, whether Point or Area, should have as much detail completed as possible. This includes a name, proper categorization, and full street address, city and state. If any Place doesn't have a City or Street, you will need to check the None checkbox.
Here is an example of a Gas Station Area with its details completed:{{clear}}[[ImageFile:Wme place details.png|border|Wme place details.png]]{{clear}}Additional fields to allow entry of more detail will be coming in future editor releases. (One field available in previous editor releases but not available at this time, is phone number.) == When to use Area or Point ==
==When to use Area or Point==
Here is the global guidance on selecting Area or Point for Places in the Waze Map Editor.
{{Red|The Primary Category for a Place is used to determine whether to use a Point or Area.}}
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The '''Parking Lot''' Place marks a well-defined area constructed for off-street public parking, including parking structures and garages as well as at-grade lots. There are many elements that must be considered before deciding to map a parking lot. The details are covered in [[Places/Parking lot]].
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