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Places is the Waze Point of Interest (POI) system. Places supports two types of POIs: Point and Area.
Point Places create app-searchable POIs with limited rendering on the user's client display. The Point Place may be used for many destinations subject to the table of Place categories and types, but becomes especially useful in situations where the other POI search engines accessed by Waze do not list a desired destination.
Area Places (formerly called Landmarks) serve all the functions of Point Places while providing additional visual orientation cues on the user's client display. Because of their increased visibility and the resulting potential for map clutter, Area Places are easily overused. In principle, if a location is not distinctive and significant enough to orient drivers, it should not be marked with an Area Place. This principle guided the determination of Point vs. Area in the table of Place categories and types. Exceptions include gas stations, which receive special handling.
PointThe Point type of Place is rendered with the following icons: Standard Point marker pin is purple-ish The currently selected Point marker will turn blue Any Point markers which have been edited and not yet saved by you will turn an orange-pink color, just like Area Places and segments.
- The Point marker for a Place should be located on or nearest to the segment to which the driver should be navigated. The Point Marker is the stop point.
AreaThe Area type of Place is rendered as a polygon. Just like a segment, you can adjust the shape by using the geometry handles. All Area Places in the editor show in pink when not selected and blue-green when selected: Location Details
- The Area type has a target which is the navigation stop point.
- The target stop point can be moved anywhere within the shape and also a short distance outside the actual Area shape
- The stop point target should be placed on or nearest to the segment to which the driver should be navigated.
Some locations that qualify for an Area Place may involve one or more structures as well as open space, roads, and parking. In such cases, particularly if these components form a unified complex or campus with an overall identity, the boundaries of the Area Place should encompass the entire property (i.e., "mapped to the fence line"). This ensures that clients render and label the Area Place with the correct significance when viewed with reduced zoom.
Other qualifying Area Places whose property lines are substantially identical with a single destination structure may be drawn, if desired, to approximate the structure's outline or footprint.
The Gas Station and Parking Lot categories of Area Place suppress automated detection of Map Problems and should always be mapped at least to the extent of the drivable area (see Places/Parking lot for more detail on the Parking-Lot Area Place).
In some cases an extensive Area Place may contain within it locations that would themselves qualify as Area Places; for example, different medical buildings within a hospital campus or separate malls within a large shopping complex. As of this writing, however, the Waze client renders only the names of subset Area Places and does not show visible boundaries for them. Users therefore cannot visually distinguish Area Places subset within other Area Places. The subset Area-Place text labels appear, but they "float" amidst an undifferentiated colored background.
Future versions of the Waze client may render overlapping Area Places more usefully. In anticipation of this, qualifying Area Places may be drawn subset within others. It may be a better approach for the time being to use Point Places for the components of a larger Area Place, unless it is essential that the subset Place names be visible in the current version of the Waze client. If overlapping Area Places do render more usefully in the future, qualifying Point Places may be converted to Area Places at that time.
Setting the stop point for a Place
- A building with one Point Place:
- If there is only one door, place it at that door.
- If there are multiple doors on the same façade, (like a supermarket,) place it at the point equidistant from and collinear with the two front doors.
- If there are multiple doors on different façades, (like some mall anchor stores,) if there's no "obvious" front door, place it either at the door facing the largest parking lot, or at the door facing the street on which the street address for that location is.
- A single building with multiple Point Places within:
- At a strip mall, the "front door" language can still be followed.
- At a larger mall, put the markers as close as possible to the actual location of the store. This way the user can get an idea where to go, and the routing server can pick the parking lot road actually nearest to that store.
The caveat is you should use this rule only as long as that doesn't put the point closest to a segment from which the site cannot be accessed. For example if the store is in the back of building, and that would put the point closer to a road segment running behind the building which is not part of the parking lot, then use the front door rule. Otherwise people will be routed to the road behind the building with no way to access the store.
- Office buildings are a bit tougher, for the caveat just mentioned above. For such an office downtown, people should be led to the front door of the building, since that's the point through which all these offices are actually accessed, and where the car would stop.
Area placementHere is an example of an Area (a large park in this case) which has an entry road on the east side. The second image is zoomed in on the target to show how this type of Area should have its navigation stop point set.
There are some situations where it will be appropriate to mix both Area and Point Places. For example, shopping centers and shopping malls where the mall itself could be considered a navigation destination, but there are also individual stores which are also valid for being marked.A simple shopping center, when mapped in this manner, would look like this:
- A Place can be assigned to multiple categories
- The Primary Category for a Place must be the first one you enter
- The Primary Category is displayed in a darker shade of blue than the others
- The Primary Category is used to determine whether to use a Point or Area for the Place
Place address detail
Every Place, whether Point or Area, should have as much detail completed as possible. This includes a name, proper categorization, and full street address, city and state. If any Place doesn't have a City or Street, you will need to check the None checkbox.Here is an example of a Gas Station Area with its details completed: Additional fields to allow entry of more detail will be coming in future editor releases. (One field available in previous editor releases but not available at this time, is phone number.)
Berikut adalah panduan pemetaan untuk Places, apakah Place tersebut menggunakan titik, area atau tidak perlu dipetakan.
|Car Services||Car Wash||Tidak Perlu|
|Car Services||Charging Station||Tidak Perlu||Tidak ada di Indonesia|
|Car Services||Garage/Automotive Shop||Tidak Perlu|
|Car Services||Gas Station||Area||Banyak SPBU juga memiliki Convenience Store an ATM. Selalu ingat untuk menggunakan tipe "Gas Station" sebagai kategori utama, lalu menambahkan kategori lain yang relevan|
|Car Services||Parking Lot||Tidak Perlu||There are very few parking lots which should be mapped at all. Please see the Indonesia/Places/Parking lot article.|
|Transportation||Junction / Interchange||Area|
|Transportation||Seaport / Marina / Harbor||Area|
|Transportation||Subway Station||Tidak Perlu||Belum ada di Indonesia. Jika nanti MRT sudah beroperasi, tipe ini akan ditinjau kembali|
|Transportation||Taxi Station||Titik||Digunakan untuk pool-pool taksi.|
|Professional and public||Cemetery||Area|
|Professional and public||City Hall||Area|
|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||Tidak Perlu|
|Professional and public||Fire Department||Area|
|Professional and public||Government||Area|
|Professional and public||Hospital / Medical Care||Area|
|Professional and public||Information Point||Tidak Perlu||Tidak ada di Indonesia|
|Professional and public||Kindergarten||Area||Tipe ini adalah sub-kategori dari "School." Tipe "School" lebih baik digunakan dibandingkan tipe ini.|
|Professional and public||Library||Area|
|Professional and public||Military||Tidak Perlu||DILARANG KERAS memetakan daerah-daerah Militer karena daerah-daerah ini adalah daerah yang sangat sensitif dan berbahaya jika dipetakan.|
|Professional and public||Offices||Area||Dipetakan untuk gedung-gedung tinggi (10 lantai atau lebih)|
|Professional and public||Organization or Association||Tidak Perlu||Waze adalah aplikasi netral, karena itu sebaiknya organisasi atau asosiasi tidak dipetakan untuk mencegah bias|
|Professional and public||Police Station||Area|
|Professional and public||Prison / Correctional Facility||Area|
|Professional and public||Post Office||Area|
|Professional and public||Religious Center||Area|
|Professional and public||School||Area|
|Shopping and services||Arts & Crafts||Point|
|Shopping and services||ATM||Tidak Perlu|
|Shopping and services||Bank / Financial||Tidak Perlu|
|Shopping and services||Bookstore||Tidak Perlu|
|Shopping and services||Car Dealership||Tidak Perlu|
|Shopping and services||Car Rental||Tidak Perlu|
|Shopping and services||Convenience Store||Tidak Perlu||DILARANG KERAS untuk dipetakan, karena jumlahnya yang terlalu banyak. Petanda-petanda yang ditemukan akan selalu dihapus dari WME|
|Shopping and services||Currency Exchange||Tidak Perlu|
|Shopping and services||Department Store||Area|
|Shopping and services||Electronics||Tidak Perlu|
|Shopping and services||Fashion and Clothing||Tidak Perlu|
|Shopping and services||Flowers||Tidak Perlu|
|Shopping and services||Furniture / Home Store||Tidak Perlu|
|Shopping and services||Gifts||Tidak Perlu|
|Shopping and services||Gym/Fitness||Tidak Perlu|
|Shopping and services||Hardware Store||Tidak Perlu|
|Shopping and services||Jewelry||Tidak Perlu|
|Shopping and services||Laundry/Dry Cleaning||Tidak Perlu|
|Shopping and services||Market||Area|
|Shopping and services||Music Store||Tidak Perlu|
|Shopping and services||Personal Care||Tidak Perlu|
|Shopping and services||Pet Store/Veterinarian||Point|
|Shopping and services||Pharmacy||Tidak Perlu|
|Shopping and services||Photography||Tidak Perlu|
|Shopping and services||Shopping Center||Area|
|Shopping and services||Sporting Goods||Tidak Perlu|
|Shopping and services||Supermarket/Grocery||Area||Jika Supermarket/Grocery merupakan bagian dari Shopping Mall/Center yang lebih besar, maka tidak perlu dipetakan|
|Shopping and services||Swimming Pool||Tidak Perlu|
|Shopping and services||Toy Store||Tidak Perlu|
|Shopping and services||Travel Agency||Tidak Perlu|
|Food and drink||Bakery||Tidak Perlu|
|Food and drink||Bar||Tidak Perlu|
|Food and drink||Coffee shop||Tidak Perlu|
|Food and drink||Dessert||Tidak Perlu|
|Food and drink||Fast Food||Area|
|Food and drink||Food Court||Area|
|Food and drink||Ice Cream||Tidak Perlu|
|Food and drink||Restaurant||Titik/Area||Tergantung besar restoran tersebut|
|Culture & entertainment||Art Gallery||Point|
|Culture & entertainment||Casino||Tidak Perlu||Tidak ada di Indonesia|
|Culture & entertainment||Club||Point|
|Culture & entertainment||Game Club||Tidak Perlu||Tidak ada di Indonesia|
|Culture & entertainment||Movie Theater||Point|
|Culture & entertainment||Museum||Area|
|Culture & entertainment||Music Venue||Area|
|Culture & entertainment||Performing Arts Venue||Area|
|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||Titik/Area||Tergantung luas|
|Culture & entertainment||Zoo / Aquarium||Area|
|Other||Construction Site||Area||Harus dipetakan dengan kategori lain|
|Other||Residence/Home||Area||Digunakan hanya untuk daerah apartemen. Dilarang Keras digunakan untuk memetakan sebuah kompleks perumahan.|
|Lodging||Bed & Breakfast||Point|
|Lodging||Camping/Trailer Park||Tidak Perlu||Tidak ada di Indonesia|
|Outdoors||Ski Area||Tidak Perlu||Tidak ada di Indonesia|
|Natural features||Farm||Tidak Perlu||Dilarang dipetakan karena tidak memberikan nilai tambah untuk Wazers|
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. The details are covered in Places/Parking lot.