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==When to use Area or Point==
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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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!width="27%" style="background-color:#59899e; color:white"|Category
 
!width="8%" style="background-color:#59899e; color:white"|Type
 
!width="42%" style="background-color:#59899e; color:white" class="unsortable"|Comments
 
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| 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
 
| There are very few parking lots which should be mapped at all. Please see the [[#Parking Lot|Parking lot section]] on this page.
 
|-
 
| 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
 
| Gym / Fitness
 
| 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
 
|
 
|}
 

Revision as of 23:07, 2 April 2014

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