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Below is the full list of Landmark Types provided by WME as well as information as to which should and should not be mapped in the State of Illinois. For those that should be mapped, information is provided on how to properly map them.

When creating Landmarks, please do not forget that a recent update to WME has enabled the Address properties for Landmarks (City, State & Country) and ensure this information is filled out & correct.

Transportation

Gas Station

We've heard from Waze that we SHOULD be creating landmarks for Gas Stations in the US, and there will be changes to the Gas Station system in the US soon. Map as fence line, make sure the landmark does not snap to roads. At this time, the "Name" property should be set to the brand of the gas station (i.e. "Mobil", not "Joe's Town Mobil & Repair"). Due to a rise in independent stations, several have adopted generic names, for these stations, use whatever shows prominently up on the signage. NOTE: Gas Station Landmarks suppress Traffic Jams & Automatic System Detected Errors and as such care should be taken to ensure they don't snap to roads.

Toll booth

Not mapped at this time. These are often smaller than the minimum landmark size required to be displayed so will not show up in the client. We are still working on this topic so do not delete any existing toll booth landmarks.

Terminal

Not used at this time. Not defined at this time.

Airport

Mapped at the fence line, include parking lots/terminals that are close to the airport in one landmark. Try to avoid crossing non-airport roads with the landmark.

Train station

Mapped at the fence line, including adjacent parking lot(s) in one landmark. Do not include parking lots on the side of the railway opposite the station.

Bus Station / Bus Terminal

Mapped at the fence line, including parking lot(s) in one landmark.

Sea Port

TBD

Parking Lot

Parking Lot Landmarks should ONLY be used on parking structures (garages).

However, false traffic jams may occur because of Wazers parked in a parking lot. To suppress these false traffic jams parking lot roads should be used instead of the Parking Lot Landmark. Follow the guidelines on the Road Types wiki page to make sure you use parking lot roads correctly.

Junction/Interchange

Not mapped at this time, however please leave any you see on the map alone as we are currently testing what effect, if any, these have on navigation.

Bridge

Major Bridges Mapped as a rectangle or arc only to include the road. See Appendix below for list of Major Bridges that are mapped in Illinois.

Tunnel

Major Tunnels Mapped as a rectangle or arc only to include the road. See Appendix below for list of Major Tunnels that are mapped in Illinois.

Subway station

Not Mapped.

Ferry lane

We really need a Ferry Road Type and an Avoid Ferry option in the client to do this properly, but for now mapped as a rectangle or arc only to include the route.

Car Rental

Not Mapped. Handled by POI Search.

Garage

Not Mapped. Handled by POI Search.

Leisure

Park

Mapped at the fence line, including parking lot(s) in one landmark. Further definition in the works, but Private Golf Courses are not included. See the IL To-Do page for a list of State Parks that need to be added to the map or confirmed (for shape and location).

Museum / Visitor Center / Monument

Mapped at the fence line, including parking lot(s) in one landmark.

Mall/Shopping Center

Major Malls/Shopping Centers Mapped at the fence line, including parking lot(s) in one landmark. A "Major" Mall/Shopping Center is defined by those having 45 or more individual stores in the complex. Please note that strip malls & grocery store plazas typically do NOT meet this definition.

Convenience Store / Kiosk

Not Mapped. Handled by POI Search.

Restaurant / Bar / Coffee Shop

Not Mapped. Handled by POI Search.

Stadium / Sports Facility

Mapped as building shape, adjacent parking lots are mapped using Parking Lot Roads.

Hotel / Motel / Guest Room

Not Mapped. Handled by POI Search.

Club/Concert Hall

Major Clubs/Concert Halls Mapped at the fence line, including associated parking lot(s) (if attached) in one landmark. Venues are mapped if their PRIMARY function is as a Concert/Performance Venue with a capacity of at least 1,000 people. For venues with multiple stages/halls, use the total combined capacity of all the individual auditoriums in the venue.

Beach

Not used. Mapped as 2.1 Park

Camp site / RV Park

Not Mapped. Handled by POI Search.

Casino

Not Mapped. Handled by POI Search.

Marina

Not Mapped. Handled by POI Search.

Promenade / Boardwalk

Not Mapped. Handled by POI Search.

Store/stall

Not Mapped. Handled by POI Search.

Nature

Island

Not Mapped.

Sea/Lake/Levee

Not Mapped. Handled by Waze Water Layer.

River/Stream

Not Mapped. Handled by Waze Water Layer.

Forest/Grove

Not Mapped.

Farmland

Not Mapped.

Gravel

Not Mapped.

Danger Zone

Not used at this time. Not defined at this time.

Public

Religious Site

Not Mapped. Handled by POI Search.

Bank

Not Mapped. Handled by POI Search.

Office Building

Not Mapped. Handled by POI Search.

Industry

Not Mapped. Handled by POI Search.

Public Building

Libraries and Court Houses Mapped at the fence line, including associated parking lot(s) (if attached) in one landmark.

Tourist Site / Attraction

Mapped at the fence line, including parking lot(s) in one landmark. Further definition in the works.

ATM

Not Mapped. Handled by POI Search.

Pharmacy

Not Mapped. Handled by POI Search.

Supermarket/Market

Not Mapped. Handled by POI Search.

Public Service

Hospital/Clinic

Hospitals Mapped at the fence line, including associated parking lot(s) (if attached) in one landmark.

Correction Facility / Prison

Not mapped. Handled by POI Search.

Military Site

Mapped at the fence line, including parking lot(s) in one landmark. This landmark is used for smaller facilities like Armories and National Guard Training Facilities. Larger facilities such as Naval Submarine Base New London is NOT landmarked, but given its own City name.

Government / Municipal Building

City/Town Halls & associated facilities Mapped at the fence line, including associated parking lot(s) (if attached) in one landmark. Public Works garages & work yards are not mapped. The Secretary of State is mapped using this type, and is named "Secretary of State", do not use the abbreviation "DMV"

Police Station

Mapped at the fence line, including associated parking lot(s) (if attached) in one landmark. ALL landmarks are named "Police Dept" for local departments or "IL State Police" for the State Police Troops.

University / College / Academy

Mapped at the fence line, including associated parking lot(s) (if attached) in one landmark. Do not use landmarks to map individual buildings (even if they could qualify as another landmark type), parking lots, or other campus features. This is due to the way landmarks are displayed in the client.

School / Kindergarten / Junior High / High School

Mapped at the fence line, including associated parking lot(s) (if attached) in one landmark.

Cemetery

Not mapped. Handled by POI Search. Those with historical significance can be mapped as 2.1 Park. Internal roads are mapped using the Parking Lot Road Type if needed.

Fire Department/Emergency Service

Mapped at the fence line, including associated parking lot(s) (if attached) in one landmark. ALL landmarks are named "Fire Dept".

Post Office

Mapped at the fence line, including associated parking lot(s) (if attached) in one landmark. ALL landmarks are named "Post Office" - do not use abbreviation "USPS".

Other

Other

Not used at this time. Not defined at this time.

Appendix

Bridge List

  • Abraham Lincoln Memorial Bridge - Carries I-39 over the Illinois River

Tunnel List

Work in Progress