Difference between revisions of "Freeway exit area"

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When driving on an interstate, it is useful knowing where you are and what exits are coming up. To that end, one solution to this for Waze is to create an area place dedicated to said exit displaying in-app. These exits are conceivably usable for navigation, but serve the primary function of giving users an at-a-glance view of upcoming junctions as they travel, possibly before an exit sign has even come into view.
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== Standards ==
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When driving on an interstate, it is useful to know where you are and which exits are coming up. To that end, one solution to this in Waze is to create an area place dedicated to displaying the exits. These exits are conceivably usable for navigation, but their primary function is to show users the upcoming junctions as they travel, possibly before an exit sign has even come into view.
In the creation of a Freeway Exit Area Place (FEA) for regions conforming to this standard, the following standards are to be observed:
 
  
=== Drawing ===
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<includeonly>=== Freeway exit areas ===
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Freeway exit areas are mapped in {{RootPage2}}.</includeonly>
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In the creation of a freeway exit area (FEA) place, the following standards are to be observed:
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<includeonly>=</includeonly>=== Drawing ===<includeonly>=</includeonly>
 
The shape shall be drawn to include the entirety of the outermost ramp segments, fitted to their shape (slightly outside to allow for easier editing of geography for the FEA and the ramps). This gives the most precise shape of the exit area.
 
The shape shall be drawn to include the entirety of the outermost ramp segments, fitted to their shape (slightly outside to allow for easier editing of geography for the FEA and the ramps). This gives the most precise shape of the exit area.
  
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=== Naming ===
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The standard naming structure for an FEA at mile marker 325 would be “Exit 325”. If more than one exit exists within the same mile span such that they are distinct areas and are signed with a suffix, they should be named “Exit 325A” and “Exit 325B”, etc. (or differently if other naming structures are in place for such a situation). Suffixes should not be included in the FEA name if the local system numbers an exit/on-ramp differently based on its direction of travel, such as exiting north on Exit 102N or south on Exit 102S, or each exit is labeled A-D. In these situations, the suffixes should be dropped and the exit area simply named “Exit 325”.  
 
The standard naming structure for an FEA at mile marker 325 would be “Exit 325”. If more than one exit exists within the same mile span such that they are distinct areas and are signed with a suffix, they should be named “Exit 325A” and “Exit 325B”, etc. (or differently if other naming structures are in place for such a situation). Suffixes should not be included in the FEA name if the local system numbers an exit/on-ramp differently based on its direction of travel, such as exiting north on Exit 102N or south on Exit 102S, or each exit is labeled A-D. In these situations, the suffixes should be dropped and the exit area simply named “Exit 325”.  
  
 
Exceptions and deviations from this rule may be made at the discretion of the state manager(s) or regional management.  
 
Exceptions and deviations from this rule may be made at the discretion of the state manager(s) or regional management.  
=== Metadata ===
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<includeonly>=</includeonly>=== Metadata ===<includeonly>=</includeonly>
A Freeway Exit Area place should follow the following standards for metadata:
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* Street address: No House Number; Street, City, and State set to the same as the freeway segments contained in the area but without cardinal direction
* Street Address: No House Number; Street, City, and State set to the same as the freeway segments contained in the area
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* Primary category: Junction/Interchange
* Primary Category: Junction/Intersection
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* Lock: Equal to the regional place locking standard
* Lock Level: Equal to the highest-locked freeway segments contained in the area
 
  
=== Routing Based Information ===
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<includeonly>=</includeonly>=== Routing-based information ===<includeonly>=</includeonly>
Information commonly used for navigable places such as Photos, Descriptions, etc. are not necessary, but may be added at the discretion of the editing team.
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Information commonly used for navigable places such as photos, descriptions, etc. are not necessary, but may be added at the discretion of the editing team.

Revision as of 12:58, 2 April 2019

Not all regions map these area places. Consult state and/or regional leadership to find out whether to map Freeway Exit Areas in your region.

When driving on an interstate, it is useful to know where you are and which exits are coming up. To that end, one solution to this in Waze is to create an area place dedicated to displaying the exits. These exits are conceivably usable for navigation, but their primary function is to show users the upcoming junctions as they travel, possibly before an exit sign has even come into view.

Standards

In the creation of a freeway exit area (FEA) place, the following standards are to be observed:

Drawing

The shape shall be drawn to include the entirety of the outermost ramp segments, fitted to their shape (slightly outside to allow for easier editing of geography for the FEA and the ramps). This gives the most precise shape of the exit area.

Includes All Ramp Segments, Fitted to Size
Too Generic, Not Fitted to the Intersection

Naming

The standard naming structure for an FEA at mile marker 325 would be “Exit 325”. If more than one exit exists within the same mile span such that they are distinct areas and are signed with a suffix, they should be named “Exit 325A” and “Exit 325B”, etc. (or differently if other naming structures are in place for such a situation). Suffixes should not be included in the FEA name if the local system numbers an exit/on-ramp differently based on its direction of travel, such as exiting north on Exit 102N or south on Exit 102S, or each exit is labeled A-D. In these situations, the suffixes should be dropped and the exit area simply named “Exit 325”.

Exceptions and deviations from this rule may be made at the discretion of the state manager(s) or regional management.

Metadata

  • Street address: No House Number; Street, City, and State set to the same as the freeway segments contained in the area but without cardinal direction
  • Primary category: Junction/Interchange
  • Lock: Equal to the regional place locking standard

Routing-based information

Information commonly used for navigable places such as photos, descriptions, etc. are not necessary, but may be added at the discretion of the editing team.