Wayspot restoration appeal

edited April 8 in Invalid Wayspot Appeals

Title of the Wayspot: Kothikkallu (Ko-Thi stone)

Location: 9.921393,76.355084

City: Ernakulam

Country: India

Screenshot of the Rejection Email: N/A

Photos to support your claim:

Here attached, the photosphere of the wayspot in question:


The photosphere clearly shows the POI mentioned as well as a footpath leading upto it.

Additional information:

Intel map link of removed wayspot : https://intel.ingress.com/intel?ll=9.921393,76.355084&z=17&pll=9.921393,76.355084

The wayspot was of historical importance and was a perfectly legitimate one. The POI mentioned in the wayspot's title is a stone that was used in historical times in Kerala to differentiate the border lines between Kochi and Thiruvithamkur kingdoms. Such stones has Malayalam engravings on the opposite faces of them, and were erected near border roads. The Malayalam name Kothikkallu translates to Ko-Thi stone, where Ko and Thi are short terms for Kochi and Thiruvithamkur, respectively, and kallu means stone. These kind of stones can be found in different parts of the state of Kerala and some of them are protected by the respective local governing body. Here listing some links to articles which prove their importance and legitimacy.


The wayspot in question was also one such stone which is of cultural and historical significance.

This was clearly done as part of a cross-faction feud and such malicious actions should not be tolerated and should be dealt with, with necessary and strict measures.

Hope the Niantic team would review the wayspot's eligibility with the evidences provided and reinstate the wayspot. Thank you.@NianticGiffard @NianticKK

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