Tap or click the Review tab to start reviewing Wayspot nominations:

You’ll either be assigned a Wayspot nomination to review or an Edit to an existing Wayspot. If you’re assigned a nomination, you’ll be asked questions to determine if the nomination or edit meets the necessary criteria to be accepted to the map.

Title and Description

Give thumbs up ratings to:

  • Official titles (if available) or creative titles/descriptions (as long as they add value to the Wayspot)
  • Titles and descriptions with correct spelling/capitalization/grammar
  • It is also great if titles and descriptions include the artist’s name (for murals, statues, etc.)

Give thumbs down ratings to:

  • Titles and descriptions that do not match the Wayspot
  • Titles and descriptions with player names or game-specific information (artist names are acceptable)
  • Titles and descriptions with promotional content, URLs, or HTML tags
  • Titles and descriptions that are derogatory/offensive
  • Titles and descriptions with emoticons or emojis
  • Descriptions copied directly from other sources

Supporting Information

This section will show you additional information about the Wayspot nomination. This can include a photo showing the surrounding area to better equip you with information needed to decide if it should or should not be a Wayspot. It can also include additional details of the object in question such as the cultural significance. This supporting information is only viewable by those voting on the Wayspot and is not shown to players in-game.

Check Location Accuracy and Duplicates

The real-world location of a Wayspot is extremely important. We want players to see and experience Wayspots when they visit their real-world locations. Please make sure to examine the real-world location of the nomination using a variety of sources, including maps and street views and reject any nominations that may be duplicates of already existing Wayspots.

Checking for Duplicates

At times, you might come across a nomination that is a duplicate of a live Wayspot. In these cases, follow these steps to look for and mark duplicate Wayspots.

The Check Location Accuracy and Duplicates section will display a list of live Wayspots in the real-world area around the nomination. Scan through the photos and if you find a live Wayspot for the nomination you are reviewing, follow these steps:

  • Select the duplicate Wayspot's photo
  • You will see a pop-up on the map with the Wayspot details. Confirm that it is a duplicate of the nomination you are analyzing
  • Tap or click the “Mark As Duplicate” button then click Submit. This will end your review and allow you to move to the next one.

Location Accuracy

If you are able to determine a better location for the submitted Wayspot, you can click on the “Suggest A New Location” button and it will automatically rate it 5 stars and allow you to move the marker to a more accurate location.
Note: At times, you may not be able to view the Wayspot nomination in maps or street views if the real-world location of the nomination is inside a park or under a tree. For these cases, use your best judgment to decide whether the nomination could exist at the real-world location. You can use the submission photo and look for clues in the background to help you decide.

What is it?

Here you can help categorize the nomination. It will ask you to select “yes” or “no” for a variety of possible Wayspot categories such as “library”, “Bookstore”, etc. If none of preselected categories are accurate and you click “no” on all of them, you’ll be prompted to add in your own category in the “Other” section which will appear once you click “no” on all of the preselected categories.
For more information, check out this video: