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Washington/Places

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Places

Please follow general worldwide guidelines for determining Point or Area mapping Places.



State Specific Mapping Guide

Here is the global guidance on selecting Area or Point for Places in the Waze Map Editor.

The Primary Category for a Place is used to determine whether to use a Point or Area.

Parent Category Lock Comments
Car Services Car Wash 1
Car Services Charging Station 1
Car Services Garage / Automotive Shop 1
Car Services Gas Station 3 Many gas stations also have convenience stores and ATMs. Remember to use "Gas Station" as the primary category and the add any others which are relevant. Please see the Places/Gas Station article.
Car Services Parking Lot 3 There are very few parking lots which should be mapped at all. Please see the Places/Parking lot article.
Transportation Airport 5
Transportation Bridge Road Type*
Transportation Bus Station 3
Transportation Ferry Pier 5
Transportation Junction / Interchange Road Type*
Transportation Seaport / Marina / Harbor 1 Size-dependent.
Transportation Subway Station 1
Transportation Taxi Station 1
Transportation Train Station 2
Transportation Tunnel Road Type*
Professional and public Cemetery 3
Professional and public City Hall 1
Professional and public College / University 5 Make a state guide to mapping campuses
Professional and public Conventions / Event Center 3 Size-dependent
Professional and public Courthouse 1
Professional and public Embassy / Consulate 3
Professional and public Factory / Industrial 3 Make a state guide to mapping Factory / Industrial
Professional and public Fire Department 3
Professional and public Government 1
Professional and public Hospital / Medical Care 3 Make a state guide to mapping hospitalONLY Hospitals, Emergency Rooms, and places offering Urgent Medical Care should use this category. ERs encompassed in a hospital Place Area should be Points.

Clinics, and Medical offices which do not offer urgent medical care for Walk-Ins should use the Office, (and any other appropriate) category instead.

Professional and public Information Point 1
Professional and public Kindergarten 3 Make a state guide to mapping schools
Professional and public Library 3 Make a state guide to mapping library's
Professional and public Military 5
Professional and public Offices 1** May be Area if Landmark
Professional and public Organization or Association Point
Professional and public Police Station Area
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 Coffee shop 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 May be Area if Landmark
Culture & entertainment Zoo / Aquarium Area Size-dependent
Other Construction Site Area Not necessary to be mapped.
Lodging Bed & Breakfast Point
Lodging Camping / Trailer Park Point May be Area if Landmark
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 Use only if water itself is visually obvious to drivers on nearby roads. Do not remap features already present in the built-in Waze water layer unless that layer is incomplete or inaccurate. Map only the typical extent of visible water, not adjacent open space, greenbelt, culvert, meadows, or flood plain. If the river/stream is too narrow to map conveniently with an Area Place, it should not be mapped at all.
Natural features Sea / Lake / Pond Area Use only if water itself is visually obvious to drivers on nearby roads. Do not remap features already present in the built-in Waze water layer unless that layer is incomplete or inaccurate. Map only the typical extent of visible water, not adjacent beaches or land. If the feature is too small to map conveniently with an Area Place, it should not be mapped at all.
  • Locking by Road Type guide: Street (1), Primary Street (2), Minor Highway (3), Major Highway (4), and Freeway (5)
    • Minimum lock, you can lock high depending on the places significance.

Washington/ To Do Places

Want to help out mapping places in Washington. See Washington/To Do Places