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==== Overlapping {{Anchor|Area Places overlap}}====
Sometimes a large area place has smaller area places within it. Examples include different medical buildings within a hospital campus or separate malls within a large shopping complex. Smaller area polygons are shown on top of larger polygons. However, if the the colors of the places are the same, Waze will show only the names of the smaller area places but not their boundaries within the larger area. It may be a better approach to use point places for the components of a larger area place unless it is essential that the subset place names be visible. Future versions of the Waze client may render overlapping area places more usefully.
== Residential point place {{Anchor|Residential place points}} ==
Residential point places (RPPs) are used for when an address (residential address or business address) is not navigable from the main road. Houses that are on a private road or pipestem, businesses that have a vanity address on a major road (but their entrance is on another named lesser road), or businesses that are on parking lot roads within a shopping center are some examples.
RPPs:
## Click the '''Save''' button in the upper right corner of the grey toolbar
# Make sure a nearby segment has the '''exact same''' street and city name combination either as a primary name or an alternate name.
# If an existing saved house number's (HN) anchor position is >50 m away from the proposed position of a new RPP triangle, then the RPP will not save. Delete the HN and wait until the HN database updates (generally at least two [[Map tiles#Updates|tile updates]]) to retry saving this as an RPP. The proposed RPP can either be saved in the correct location as a point place (with name added, should be converted to RPP after HN update) or as an RPP within 50 m of the HN anchor location (should be moved to correct location after the HN update) with an entry point moved to the correct location. A [[map comment]] should be added here to both remind editors to fix it and to easily find the area again.|steps to create an RPP|nt=yes}}
{{mbox|type=important|text= RPPs will not be found in address search if they do not have a house number, street name, and city name. Additionally the '''exact''' street/city name combination must be specified on a nearby segment (primary or alternate name). If located on driveways or access roads other than the road specified in their address, they may not route correctly without an entry point.}}
== Moving ==
All types of places can be moved, but WME imposes a limit (see [[Places#Moved|Moved]] below) on the distance that a place can be moved, above which the change cannot be saved. If a place must be moved a large distance, multiple saves are required.
=== Point and RPP ===
Thus, when choosing categories for a place, do not ask "what category comes closest?" but rather "if a Wazer explicitly asks for this category, will this place be representative of what they seek?" It is absolutely correct to use the '''Other''' category if nothing else available satisfies this question.
 
====Description====
 
Users will see the contents of the Description field only when viewing details for a Place. Descriptions are limited to 300 characters maximum, and are not searchable.
 
Descriptions should focus on brief, easily verifiable facts that:
*help drivers locate, identify, or reach a destination;
*help them park for a destination if potentially confusing;
*help confirm that the destination being offered is what the user wanted;
*highlight possibly unexpected restrictions, such as a park that doesn't allow dogs;
*qualify the destination's details; or
*differentiate the hours or other details of any sub-destinations, such as a pharmacy within a larger store.
Descriptions are not for reviews, opinions, or redundant, obvious, or offhand comments, nor are they for educational discussions of history or significance. To offer detailed information to the user, set the Place's website field to the destination's official website.
 
If a description appears to have been added by a Waze-approved third party, you may leave it as is aside from any necessary corrections to facts or grammar. You may shorten or remove an existing description in order to include any of the essential information listed above, and you may edit descriptions that seem excessively opinionated in order to improve neutrality, but please respect the standing of advertisers who may have paid Waze to add the Place and its description. Consult local leadership if in doubt.
===={{anchor|External Providers}}External providers====
{{Red|The primary category for a place is used to determine whether to use a point or area.}}
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! style="background-color:#253b44; color:white" width="23%" | Parent
| College / University
| Area
| Use Point for locations occupying what appears to be commercial real estate without any outward appearance characteristic of an educational institution, as is typical of vocational schools or learning/office satellites located in business districts. Check regional guidance to see if such locations should be assigned a different category altogether.
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| Professional and Public
| School
| Area
| Use Point for locations occupying what appears to be commercial real estate without any outward appearance characteristic of an educational institution, as is typical of vocational schools or learning/office satellites located in business districts. Check regional guidance to see if such locations should be assigned a different category altogether.
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| Shopping / Services
== Moved ==
If a point place is needs to be moved more than 1046.59 feet approximately 400m (319 meters1/4 mile), the change cannot be saved in WMEwill report an error and not allow saving. Therefore, if a business or other public place has moved a short distance, move the associated point place to the correct location, update the address and delete any photos that are no longer accurate. However, if a business has moved a long distanceyou have three options:# Move the place within the 400m (1/4 mile) boundary and save, remove then repeat until reaching the new location.# Convert the place to an area place, stretch a corner to the new location, delete the entry point, then save. Drag three of the geometry points of the area to the new location and delete the fourth, convert to a point place, and save again.# Mark the place as permanently closed in Google (if linked and Google place already exists at new location) and Waze according to the following section and , then create a new placeat the correct location and fill proper data and linkingFor the first two options, make sure the place is moved in Google as well
== Closed ==
*It may still be under construction but already well known, as is the case with some large destination stores and attractions.
Whatever the reason, Waze users should not be routed without warning to places that are not open for normal business. However, because Waze includes third-party searches can include results in searches for places, without a [[#External_providers|linked Waze place]], users may end up navigating to a third-party result with no way of knowing that from external providers which will not indicate if the place is not open or does not even existclosed. In the United States, the only external provider of Waze search results is Google Maps, and places that are either marked as {{Red|permanently closed}} in Google Maps do or linked to an existing Waze place will not appear in Waze search. Therefore, after confirming that a place is not open for business due to any of the above reasons, the following procedures procedure should be used:
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! colspan="3" rowspan="2" style="background: #b3b3b3; font-size: 110%; border-right: 1px solid white" |General Process Steps
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| style="border-bottom: 2px solid black;" |4|| colspan="5" style="border-bottom: 2px solid black" |In WME click "Add linked Google place" to search for each relevant, open Google place, and create links to them (the minimum rank to add linked Google places is {{rank | placeexternal}}).
 
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| style="border-bottom: 2px solid black;" |5|| colspan="2" style="border-bottom: 2px solid black; border-right: 1px solid black;" |Check for nearby [[Places/Parking_lot|parking lot]] with business name included in the name|| style="border-bottom: 2px solid black; text-align: center;" |Remove the parking lot name <br/>(leave blank)|| colspan="2" style="border-bottom: 2px solid black; text-align: center;" |''Continue to the next step.''|- | rowspan="2" style="border-bottom: 2px solid black" |56|| rowspan="2" style="border-bottom: 2px solid black" |If your place is linked to|| style="border-bottom: 2px dashed black; border-right: 1px solid black" |no open Google places:|| style="border-bottom: 2px dashed black; text-align: center;" |'''Delete the place and stop.'''|| colspan="2" style="border-bottom: 2px dashed black; text-align: center;" |''Continue to the next step.''
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| style="border-bottom: 2px solid black; border-right: 1px solid black" |open Google places:|| colspan="3" style="border-bottom: 2px solid black; text-align: center;" |''Continue to the next step.''
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| rowspan="2" style="border-bottom: 2px solid black;" |67|| rowspan="2" style="border-bottom: 2px solid black;" |Add at the end of the name|| style="border-bottom: 2px dashed black; border-right: 1px solid black" |if open date known:|| rowspan="2" style="border-bottom: 2px solid black; text-align: center;" |(permanently closed)|| style="border-bottom: 2px dashed black; text-align: center;" |(reopens [date])|| style="border-bottom: 2px dashed black; text-align: center;" |(opens [date])
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| style="border-bottom: 2px solid black; border-right: 1px solid black;" |if open date unknown:|| style="border-bottom: 2px solid black; text-align: center;" |(temporarily closed)|| style="border-bottom: 2px solid black; text-align: center;" |(under construction)
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| rowspan="2" style="border-bottom: 2px solid black;" |78|| rowspan="2" style="border-bottom: 2px solid black;" |Add a note in the description|| style=" border-bottom: 2px dashed black; border-right: 1px solid black;" |if open date known:|| rowspan="2" style="border-bottom: 2px solid black; text-align: center;" |Reported closed [date]|| style="border-bottom: 2px dashed black; text-align: center;" |Reported closed [date], reopens [date]|| style="border-bottom: 2px dashed black; text-align: center;" |Opens [date]
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| style="border-bottom: 2px solid black; border-right: 1px solid black;" |if open date unknown:|| style="border-bottom: 2px solid black; text-align: center;" |Reported closed [date]|| style="border-bottom: 2px solid black; text-align: center;" | Coming soon
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| style="border-bottom: 2px solid black;" |89|| colspan="2" style="border-bottom: 2px solid black; border-right: 1px solid black;" |Reduce open hours|| colspan="3" style="border-bottom: 2px solid black; text-align: center" |to one minute per week at a time least likely to be viewed, such as 02:59-03:00, Monday morning.
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| style="border-bottom: 2px solid black;" |910|| colspan="2" style="border-bottom: 2px solid black; border-right: 1px solid black;" |Reduce visibility|| colspan="3" style="border-bottom: 2px solid black; text-align: center" |Change all categories to '''Other'''; if a '''Parking Lot''', uncheck "Accessible parking" before this change. If an area place, change to point (remember to do a [[Map tiles#Trigger updates|trigger edit]] nearby).
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| style="border-bottom: 2px solid black;" |1011|| colspan="2" style="border-bottom: 2px solid black; border-right: 1px solid black;" |Submit third-party correction and/or wait.|| style="border-bottom: 2px solid black; text-align: center;" |Submit a correction in Google Maps to mark each place {{Red|permanently closed}}.|| style="border-bottom: 2px solid black; text-align: center;" |Wait until reopening.|| style="border-bottom: 2px solid black; text-align: center;" |Wait until opening.
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| style="border-bottom: 2px solid black;" |1112|| colspan="2" style="border-bottom: 2px solid black; border-right: 1px solid black;" |Final cleanup.|| style="border-bottom: 2px solid black; text-align: center;" |Delete the Waze place after each linked Google place is marked {{Red|permanently closed}}.|| style="border-bottom: 2px solid black; text-align: center;" |Change the Waze place back to normal after reopening.|| style="border-bottom: 2px solid black; text-align: center;" |Change the Waze place to normal after opening.
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