Places should be completed as fully as possible any time they are created or updated. At a minimum, editors should:
- verify correct spelling of the name, using the guidelines below
- complete the address, to help when choosing among search results in the app, and
- ensure the correct location of the Point or Stop Point, to guide drivers to the correct location. Note that this may not always be on the street side of the location.
Phone numbers and opening hours are also particularly helpful to Wazers. Complete them whenever possible, using an online search, if necessary. Photos should help Wazers recognize the destination when they arrive.
Recommended phone number formats: (987) 654-3210 or 987-654-3210 Others may not auto-dial properly in some phones.
|PLACE TYPE||LOCK LEVEL|
|Military Installation / Airport||4|
|Hospitals / Urgent Care / Police & Fire Dept||4|
|National & State Parks and Monuments||4|
|Universities / Colleges||4|
All Places that have complete information (to include, at a minimum, address/city, hours of operation, phone number) are to be locked at Level 3. There is no need to lock places to their highest level until most of their information is completed, but do lock to a level higher than 1, once you have verified any information. 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.
In an effort to standardize Place Names, Arizona uses the following list of Common names. Please note the appropriate category name, as well as the listed spelling. This is necessary for the proper display of any advertising associated with the site (i.e. SUBWAY discounts)
- If a name is missing, please let a State Manager know, and it will be added to the list.
When creating an Area, map it to the primary boundary of the of the area.
For instance, if you are mapping a shopping center, this means that you map the area to cover the shopping center buildings Only, and not the parking lots.
The exception to this rule is If you are mapping a school, you would map out to the fence line (if visible) or to a reasonable distance from the school. Contact a AM, SM, CM, or Champ for assistance.
Hospitals / Urgent Care
A special Category of Hospital/Urgent Care is used for Hospitals, Medical Centers, Emergency Rooms, and Urgent Care facilities. ONLY Hospitals, Medical Centers, Emergency Rooms, and places offering Urgent Medical Care should use this category. Clinics and medical offices which do not offer urgent medical care for Walk-Ins should use the Doctor/Clinic category instead.
Set the Stop Point over the Main Entrance to the facility. Additionally, map the Emergency Entrance with the same category name, but place it over the emergency entrance location. ERs encompassed in a hospital Place Area should be Points.
Places which are part of a larger encompassing place (i.e. place points for lot in a university area, Separate ER entrances in a hospital area, etc.) should be named with their unique name followed by a hyphen and the name of the larger area they belong to. For example "E.R. - Generic Medical Center"
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. Currently, the details are covered in Places/Parking lot.