Orienteering Markers? Good or bad? State your reasons and which criteria they fit or don't fit.
Are orienteering markers good waypoints? If you say yes, please explain what criterion they fit and why. If you say no, please explain why.
In their favour: they encourage outdoor activity and exploration.
Against them: they all look exactly the same. They are not "trail markers", nor part of a "named trail", so don't fit that criterion. By design there will be a bunch of them in a single park, with little to distinguish them visually except a number. They are meant to be navigated with a map and compass, which requires a bit of skill, not with a game which will lead you right to them. So in fact, having individual posts as waypoints in a game actually defeats their purpose!
Personally, I could envisage an orienteering course being a waypoint, but not every single post. Similar to how holes on a golf course cannot be individual waypoints. But I'd like to hear the opinions of the community, and of @NianticCasey-ING if possible.