Puerto Rico/Places/Main

From Wazeopedia

Area or Point ?

The table of Place categories and types, provides guidelines to help map editors decide between point and area places.


♦♦♦ IMPORTANT ♦♦♦

Keep in mind area places smaller than 500 m² (5382 ft2) will not show in the Waze App. This is particularly true regarding gas stations. Be careful when editing area places and verify the size of area places by selecting the area and looking at the very bottom of the left panel in WME. If the area is smaller than required you will see the actual area size and a warning message:

This example shows a Gas Station Area too small to show up in the Waze App Map


Gas Stations

Please read and follow the established guidelines in the following section of Wazeopedia:

Hospitals & Urgent Care

Please read and follow the established guidelines in the following section of Wazeopedia:

Parking Lots

Please read and follow the established guidelines in the following section of Wazeopedia:

Post Offices

Please read and follow the established guidelines in the following section of Wazeopedia:


Locking Standard

Place Lock Level Standards
PLACE TYPE LOCK LEVEL
Military Installation / Airport 4
Hospitals / Urgent Care 24hrs 4
Police & Fire Dept 4
Schools / Universities / Colleges 4
National & State Parks and Monuments 4
Gas Stations 3
Government Buildings / Consulates 3
City and Local Parks 2


All Places that have complete information (to include, at a minimum, address/city, hours of operation, phone number) are to be locked at Level 2. This is to prevent loss of data due to automatic acceptance of Place Update submissions from Trusted Users, or Place Update Request approvals from other editors without careful examination.
If you do not have a high enough enough rank to lock the place as indicated, please lock it as high as you can, and notify a higher rank AM, SM, CM, or Champ to lock it higher.


Phone Numbers Format

Puerto Rico area codes are 787 and 939. Please use the following format when adding phone numbers to places information:

  • (787) XXX-XXXX or (939) XXX-XXXX


Place Photos

Please read and follow the established guidelines in the following sections of Waze Wiki:


Place Name Harmonization

In an effort to keep common Places the same across the region, the Territories wiki page now has a list to reference. The list includes Names, Alt Names, Categories, and Websites of Chain companies across the region. If you don't find the business you're looking for, please use this form to submit the missing information.

We recommend editors to use the Place Harmonizer Script.



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