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The Area type of Place is rendered as a polygon. Just like a segment, you can adjust the shape by using the geometry handles. The Area type has a target which is the navigation endpoint.
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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}}
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[[Image:Wme gas station area.png]][[Image:Wme gas station area_selected.png]]
  
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* The Area type has a target which is the navigation endpoint.
 
* The target can be moved anywhere within the shape and also a short distance outside the actual Area shape
 
* The target can be moved anywhere within the shape and also a short distance outside the actual Area shape
 
* The target should be placed on or nearest to the segment to which the driver should be navigated.
 
* The target should be placed on or nearest to the segment to which the driver should be navigated.
  
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===Setting the navigation point for a Place===
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[[Image:Wme point on parkinglot segment.png|right]] 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.
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Here is an example of a large Park Area 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 it's navigation target set.
 
Here is an example of a large Park Area 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 it's navigation target set.
 
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[[Image:wme_park_place_large.png|thumb|left]] [[Image:Wme park place zoom target.png|thumb]]  
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[[Image:wme_park_place_large.png|thumb|left|Large Place]] [[Image:Wme park place zoom target.png|thumb|Target detail zoom]]  
 
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===Area+Point Combinations===
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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.
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A simple shopping center, when mapped in this manner, would look like this:
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[[Image:Wme places mall area and points.png]]

Revision as of 05:08, 25 March 2014

Places is the Waze Point of Interest (POI) system.

Editor graphical rendering

Point

The Point type of Place is rendered with the following icons:

Venue.png Standard Point marker pin is purple-ish

Venue-selected.png The currently selected Point marker will turn blue

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.

  • The Point marker for a Place 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:

Wme gas station area.pngWme gas station area selected.png

  • The Area type has a target which is the navigation endpoint.
  • The target can be moved anywhere within the shape and also a short distance outside the actual Area shape
  • The target should be placed on or nearest to the segment to which the driver should be navigated.


Setting the navigation point for a Place

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.

Here is an example of a large Park Area 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 it's navigation target set.

Large Place
Target detail zoom

When to use Area or Point

Here is the global guidance on selecting Area or Point for Places in the Waze Map Editor.

Parent Category Type Comments
Car Services Car Wash Point
Car Services Charging Station Point
Car Services Garage / Automotive Shop Point
Car Services Gas Station Voting is tied between Point and Area. Possibly size-dependent, but also depends on the future of parking lot roads and jam suppression.
Car Services Parking Lot Both Large parking lots can be Area, but small, urban parking lots are better mapped as Point.
Transportation Airport Area Special-handling
Transportation Bridge Area
Transportation Bus Station Point
Transportation Ferry Pier Point
Transportation Junction / Interchange Area
Transportation Seaport / Marina / Harbor Area Size-dependent.
Transportation Subway Station Point
Transportation Taxi Station Point
Transportation Train Station Point
Transportation Tunnel Area
Professional and public Cemetery Area
Professional and public City Hall Point
Professional and public College / University Area
Professional and public Conventions / Event Center Area Size-dependent
Professional and public Courthouse Point
Professional and public Embassy / Consulate Area
Professional and public Factory / Industrial Both Size-dependent
Professional and public Fire Department Point
Professional and public Government Point
Professional and public Hospital / Medical Center Area
Professional and public Information Point Point
Professional and public Kindergarten Point
Professional and public Library Point
Professional and public Military Area
Professional and public Offices Both Size-dependent
Professional and public Organization or Association Point
Professional and public Police Station Point
Professional and public Prison / Correctional Facility Area
Professional and public Post Office Point
Professional and public Religious Center Point
Professional and public School Area
Shopping and services Arts & Crafts Point
Shopping and services ATM Point
Shopping and services Bank / Financial Point
Shopping and services Bookstore Point
Shopping and services Car Dealership Point Size-dependent
Shopping and services Car Rental Point
Shopping and services Convenience Store Point
Shopping and services Currency Exchange Point
Shopping and services Department Store Point
Shopping and services Electronics Point
Shopping and services Fashion and Clothing Point
Shopping and services Flowers Point
Shopping and services Furniture / Home Store Point
Shopping and services Gifts Point
Shopping and services Hardware Store Point
Shopping and services Jewelry Point
Shopping and services Laundry / Dry Cleaning Point
Shopping and services Market Point
Shopping and services Music Store Point
Shopping and services Personal Care Point
Shopping and services Pet Store / Veterinarian Point
Shopping and services Pharmacy Point
Shopping and services Photography Point
Shopping and services Shopping Center Area
Shopping and services Sporting Goods Point
Shopping and services Supermarket / Grocery Point Standalone could be an Area, but a Point if it is part of larger shopping mall/center.
Shopping and services Swimming Pool Point
Shopping and services Toy Store Point
Shopping and services Travel Agency Point
Food and drink Bakery Point
Food and drink Bar Point
Food and drink Cafe Point
Food and drink Dessert Point
Food and drink Fast Food Point
Food and drink Food Court Point
Food and drink Ice Cream Point
Food and drink Restaurant Point
Culture & entertainment Art Gallery Point
Culture & entertainment Casino Area Large hotel-casinos perhaps could be Area Places.
Culture & entertainment Club Point
Culture & entertainment Game Club Point
Culture & entertainment Movie Theater Point
Culture & entertainment Museum Point
Culture & entertainment Music Venue Point
Culture & entertainment Performing Arts Venue Point
Culture & entertainment Racing Track Area
Culture & entertainment Stadium / Arena Area
Culture & entertainment Theme Park Area
Culture & entertainment Theater Point
Culture & entertainment Tourist Attraction / Historic Site Point Size-dependent
Culture & entertainment Zoo / Aquarium Area Size-dependent
Other Construction Site Area Not necessary to be mapped.
Other Residence / Home NONE Not to be mapped
Lodging Bed & Breakfast Point
Lodging Camping / Trailer Park Area Size-dependent
Lodging Cottage / Cabin Point
Lodging Hostel Point
Lodging Hotel Point
Outdoors Beach Area
Outdoors Golf Course Area
Outdoors Park Area
Outdoors Playground Point
Outdoors Plaza Point
Outdoors Promenade Point Unsure about mapping these at all
Outdoors Scenic Lookout / Viewpoint Point
Outdoors Ski Area Area
Outdoors Sports Court Point
Natural features Farm NONE
Natural features Forest / Grove Area Only map official state/national forests, not every stand of trees.
Natural features Island Area
Natural features River / Stream Area
Natural features Sea / Lake / Pond Area

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:

Wme places mall area and points.png