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{{mbox|text=This article has current ongoing forum threads in regards to Point vs Area, as well as naming. Please follow local or regional guidance on these until a consensus is made and this page is updated.}}
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{{mbox|text=This article has a current ongoing forum thread in regards to Point vs Area. Please follow local or regional guidance on this until a consensus is made and this page is updated.<br />
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[https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1636&t=240543 Area or Point Forum Thread]}}
  
[[File:USPS.com_Find_Locations.png|thumb|right]]The Post Office category is used for places the USPS defines as Post Offices.
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[[File:USPS.com_Find_Locations.png|thumb|right]]The post office category is used for places the USPS defines as post offices.
 
; Category  
 
; Category  
: [[Places/Post_Office|Post Office]]
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: [[Places/Post_Office|Post office]]
: Only if the place is listed [https://tools.usps.com/go/POLocatorAction!input.action by the USPS] as ''"Post Office", "Village Post Office"'', or ''"Contract Postal Unit"''. If it is not in the list, please consult regional or [[Places|USA Places]] guidance for the correct category.
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: Use the '''post office''' category on a place only if the place is listed [https://tools.usps.com/go/POLocatorAction!input.action <u>by the USPS</u>] {{ref|USPS|[5]}} as ''"Post Office", "Village Post Office"'', or ''"Contract Postal Unit"''. If it is not in the list, please consult regional or [[Places|USA Places]] guidance for the correct category.
: Waze Mobile App searches for ''"post office"'' will find Waze places only if they have the [[Places/Post_Office|Post Office]] category or have a Google link to a Post Office. Thus, it is important we limit the amount of places we add the [[Places/Post_Office|Post Office]] category to.
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: Waze Mobile App (WMA) ''full searches'' for ''"post office"'' will find Waze places only if they have the '''post office''' category or have a Google link to a post office. Thus, it is important we limit the amount of places we add the '''post office''' category to. However, ''quick searches'' work via name matching, regardless of category, so it is important that the name contains "post office" (see below). 
; Point or Area : Point
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; Point or Area : Refer to regional guidance (USA Standard: Point, some regions use Area)
; Stop Point : [[Places#Setting_the_stop_point_for_a_Place|USA Stop Point guidance]]
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; Stop point : [[Places#Setting_the_stop_point_for_a_Place|USA stop point guidance]]
; Naming : Consult your state or regional wiki page (see left sidebar)  
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; Naming by USPS designation
; Lock Level : Consult your state or regional wiki page (see left sidebar)
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: '''USA {{ref|usa|[1]}}:'''
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::'''Post Office:'''
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:::Primary name: Post Office - ''[Station] {{ref|station1|[2]}}''
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:::Alternate name: USPS
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:::Alternate name: ''[ZIP] {{ref|zip1|[3]}}''
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::'''Contract Postal Unit (CPU) {{ref|cpu|[4]}}:'''
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:::Primary name: Post Office - CPU ''[Station] {{ref|station2|[2]}}''
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:::Alternate name: USPS
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:::Alternate name: ''[ZIP] {{ref|zip2|[3]}}''
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::'''Village Post Office (VPO) {{ref|vpo|[4]}}:'''
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:::Primary name: Post Office - VPO ''[Station] {{ref|station3|[2]}}''
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:::Alternate name: USPS
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:::Alternate name: ''[ZIP] {{ref|zip3|[3]}}''
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::'''Notes'''
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::<hr>
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::'''1:'''{{note|usa}} ''New York City'' and ''Kentucky'' use a slightly altered guidance based on USA guidance (see below). Other areas may also use the ''NYC naming model'', which adds the ''[ZIP]'' to the ''primary name'' as it is important to have the zip code listed in the search results in their area(s). If regional leadership choose to use the ''NYC naming model'', they will be listed in this text.
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::'''2:'''{{note|station1}}{{note|station2}}{{note|station3}} Substitute ''[Station]'' with the official name of the station from USPS.
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::'''3:'''{{note|zip1}}{{note|zip2}}{{note|zip3}} Substitute ''[ZIP]'' with ZIP code served by the post office. If it serves multiple, include alternate names for each.
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::'''4:'''{{note|cpu}}{{note|vpo}} USPS usually denotes the station as a ''VPO (Village Post Office)'' or ''CPU (Contract Postal Unit)'' in the ''station'' name on their site, please make sure to include that in the name above, even if it isn't in the official ''station'' name, but is listed as one or the other. (Example: ''Post Office - CPU Fordham University'')
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::'''5:'''{{note|USPS}} USPS site where station names can be found: https://tools.usps.com/find-location.htm?
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:'''New York City model:'''
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:: Currently only used by NYC and Kentucky. Expand the text below for details.
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{{Expand|:New_York/Post_offices|guidance for the "NYC Naming Model"  mirrored here for your convenience from the [[New York#Places|NY wiki page]].}}
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; Description
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: Include the first line as the city, state and ZIP code
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:: Example: ''Tulsa, OK 74101''
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; URL
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: usps.com
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; Phone number
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: Direct phone number for location, if available.
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; External source link
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: Be sure to link the place any corresponding Google place(s).
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; Lock: Consult your state or regional wiki page (see left sidebar)

Latest revision as of 22:35, 5 January 2020

This article has a current ongoing forum thread in regards to Point vs Area. Please follow local or regional guidance on this until a consensus is made and this page is updated.
Area or Point Forum Thread
USPS.com Find Locations.png
The post office category is used for places the USPS defines as post offices.
Category
Post office
Use the post office category on a place only if the place is listed by the USPS [5] as "Post Office", "Village Post Office", or "Contract Postal Unit". If it is not in the list, please consult regional or USA Places guidance for the correct category.
Waze Mobile App (WMA) full searches for "post office" will find Waze places only if they have the post office category or have a Google link to a post office. Thus, it is important we limit the amount of places we add the post office category to. However, quick searches work via name matching, regardless of category, so it is important that the name contains "post office" (see below).
Point or Area 
Refer to regional guidance (USA Standard: Point, some regions use Area)
Stop point 
USA stop point guidance
Naming by USPS designation
USA [1]:
Post Office:
Primary name: Post Office - [Station] [2]
Alternate name: USPS
Alternate name: [ZIP] [3]
Contract Postal Unit (CPU) [4]:
Primary name: Post Office - CPU [Station] [2]
Alternate name: USPS
Alternate name: [ZIP] [3]
Village Post Office (VPO) [4]:
Primary name: Post Office - VPO [Station] [2]
Alternate name: USPS
Alternate name: [ZIP] [3]
Notes

1:^ New York City and Kentucky use a slightly altered guidance based on USA guidance (see below). Other areas may also use the NYC naming model, which adds the [ZIP] to the primary name as it is important to have the zip code listed in the search results in their area(s). If regional leadership choose to use the NYC naming model, they will be listed in this text.
2:^ ^ ^ Substitute [Station] with the official name of the station from USPS.
3:^ ^ ^ Substitute [ZIP] with ZIP code served by the post office. If it serves multiple, include alternate names for each.
4:^ ^ USPS usually denotes the station as a VPO (Village Post Office) or CPU (Contract Postal Unit) in the station name on their site, please make sure to include that in the name above, even if it isn't in the official station name, but is listed as one or the other. (Example: Post Office - CPU Fordham University)
5:^ USPS site where station names can be found: https://tools.usps.com/find-location.htm?
New York City model:
Currently only used by NYC and Kentucky. Expand the text below for details.

Click Expand for details on guidance for the "NYC Naming Model" mirrored here for your convenience from the NY wiki page.


  • USPS: Start the name with "Post Office" and the zip code, if there is a station specific name, put that after the zip code separated by a hyphen (-). Add alternate names for the "USPS", and the ZIP code. Include "CPU" or "VPO" if they are listed in the name by the USPS.
    Examples:
    • "Post Office 10001 - James A Farley"
      "USPS"
      "10001"
    • "Post Office 10458 - CPU Fordham University"
      "USPS"
      "10458"
    • "Post Office 10469"
      "USPS"
      "10469"
    • "Post Office 11213 - St John's Pl"
      "USPS"
      "11213"
Description
Include the first line as the city, state and ZIP code
Example: Tulsa, OK 74101
URL
usps.com
Phone number
Direct phone number for location, if available.
External source link
Be sure to link the place any corresponding Google place(s).
Lock
Consult your state or regional wiki page (see left sidebar)