User:DBsooner/Places/Post Office

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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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The Post Office category is used for places the USPS defines as Post Offices.
Post Office
Only if the place is listed by the USPS 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 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.
Point or Area 
Refer to regional guidance (USA Standard: Point, some regions use Area)
Stop Point 
USA Stop Point guidance
USA - Except New York City (see below):
Primary Name: Post Office - [Station]1
Alternate Name: USPS
Alternate Name: [ZIP]2
1Substitute [Station] with the official name of the station from USPS.
2Substitute [ZIP] with zip code the Post Office Serves. If serves multiple, include Alt Names for each.
Note: If USPS denotes the Station as a VPO (Virtual Post Office) or CPU (Contract Postal Unit) in the Station name, please make sure to include that in the name above. (Example: Post Office - CPU Fordham University)
New York City:

Click Expand for details on guidance for NYC mirrored her 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.
    • "Post Office 10001 - James A Farley"
    • "Post Office 10458 - CPU Fordham University"
    • "Post Office 10469"
    • "Post Office 11213 - St John's Pl"
Include the first line as the City, State and Zip Code
Ex: Tulsa, OK 74101
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