POI Location "Location"

 

I have perused the forums and searched, yet have been unable to locate this topic - although I'm sure it's already been answered here somewhere...

Let's say that a store opens in a new location, in a newly built up section of land. The streets don't exist yet on the maps. Before I start submitting all of the new stores on the parcel of land, where is the proper location to mark the POI?

I would like to think near the front door? I have seen that a couple of them use the previously existing road as the address, even though they are a couple hundred yards from there. They are visible, but turns onto other streets and drives are needed to actually get to the store location.

Thanks for the advice.

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I would submit the actual

Coordinates, address, etc....

Edit also submit the street additions to Garmin, http://www8.garmin.com/cartography/mapSource/errorForm.html...

And Navteq:
http://mapreporter.navteq.com/dur-web-external/secured/submi...

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Usually left up to the POI provider

I normally use the Turn into the parking lot as the "location" unless there are additional turns that are required. I am not aware of a standard for the POIs located here.

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Glenn - Southern MD; SP C330 / Nuvi 750 / Nuvi 265WT

New stores

Airbrushed wrote:

I have perused the forums and searched, yet have been unable to locate this topic - although I'm sure it's already been answered here somewhere...

Let's say that a store opens in a new location, in a newly built up section of land. The streets don't exist yet on the maps. Before I start submitting all of the new stores on the parcel of land, where is the proper location to mark the POI?

I would like to think near the front door? I have seen that a couple of them use the previously existing road as the address, even though they are a couple hundred yards from there. They are visible, but turns onto other streets and drives are needed to actually get to the store location.

Thanks for the advice.

It depends on if you want to set alerts for these stores.It is always a good idea to set the coordinates no more then 50 ft off the road that you will be travelling . This allows the alerts to work.In some cases that is not possible because of the location not being that visible.I would use Google maps to see if these stores and roads are updated on their maps.If they are you can move the markers around to get the best coordinates.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

Setting a location

gpfoster wrote:
I normally use the Turn into the parking lot as the "location" unless there are additional turns that are required. I am not aware of a standard for the POIs located here.

I do the same thing. I use Google Earth to get the long/lat of a point about 10' up the driveway. That way there's no ambiguity as to whether to turn left or right when you arrive at the POI.
Some folks here pick a point right on top of the POI, and that's ok, too. It all comes down to preference.

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Phil in Mentor, Ohio -- Garmin Nuvi 1450

POI Location

gpfoster wrote:

I normally use the Turn into the parking lot as the "location" unless there are additional turns that are required. I am not aware of a standard for the POIs located here.

I agree with gpfoster. I have only had go do this once when the exact address for a place wasn't found using Google Earth, but marking it where you turn into the parking lot or drive makes the most sense to me.

Thanks for these links!

aophiuchus wrote:

Coordinates, address, etc....

Edit also submit the street additions to Garmin, http://www8.garmin.com/cartography/mapSource/errorForm.html...

And Navteq:
http://mapreporter.navteq.com/dur-web-external/secured/submitDur.do?userType=CONSUMER&language=en

For years, it's bothered me that my home address shows up in the wrong place on my Garmin, on MS Mappoint, Google Maps, etc. I don't know how much the put into correcting them, but at least I now know how to try.

Thanks for these links!

I have the same problem with my home address, Google earth puts my house 4 houses north of where it really is I have to move it for the right coord.
My area hasn't been updated for at least two year as it shows a car in the neighbors driveway that they no longer own.

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locations

My office building (which used to be a factory) has been here for at least 7 years. Yet the Nuvi map doesn't recognize it. It shows up as a blank parcel of land.

Thanks Everyone for the Replies!

grin It will help me when submitting POI's for existing files. I am glad I hadn't done something completely wrong (yet) wink

It does make sense on a location in a new area to use the turn off, especially if one uses alerts.

Thanks again.

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