Unban/check ban in an area for wayspots near military area

Location: https://intel.ingress.com/intel?ll=-29.93458,-51.159053&z=17

City: Canoas, RS

Country: Brazil

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Additional information: Several months ago, a civilian area near a military base was incorrectly marked as military area on OpenStreetMap. As a result, several valid wayspots nearby have been permanently removed from the games. Subsequently, the improper editing on OSM was undone. Some time later, the maps in Pokémon Go have been updated, even generating new spawns, but the wayspots have not reappeared. Could you please check that there are no restrictions in this area that need to be removed? Thanks.


  • TrevorAlan-PGOTrevorAlan-PGO Posts: 959 ✭✭✭✭✭

    As far as I know OSM tags only affect spawns, the little xm things you pick up in ingress, pikmin flowers, etc etc. They don't create blacklisted areas for waypoints nor do they retroactively remove waypoints.

    Waypoints are even allowed in/on military areas so long as they don't interfere with operations or otherwise in an operational area. I have had many many waypoints approved on US military bases.

    Something else may be going on here?

  • Gavlinski-INGGavlinski-ING Posts: 5 ✭✭

    I'm not sure of what really happened. In fact, several waypoints suddenly disappeared all by the same time from Pokémon Go, followed by Ingress a little later. I was hoping they would return again after rolling back OSM bad area edits, but maps got updated at least two times since then and nothing changed. Maybe we should recreate them?

    The answer in this post https://community.wayfarer.nianticlabs.com/discussion/45901/how-to-unban-check-ban-in-an-area-in-pokemongo makes me believe that may be some restriction flag that an admin can manually remove, then making waypoints to return.

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