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Are POIs inside a “housing estate” eligible?

In the country where I live, there are many “housing estates”. A “housing estate”, as you can see, is a group of residential skyscrapers that has gates/fences/walls built around it.

They don’t welcome strangers. You can’t walk through the gate.

Questions: Are POIs inside a housing estate eligible? (The only people who can enjoy these Wayspots are the ones who live there)


  • WheelTrekker-INGWheelTrekker-ING Posts: 3,278 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes. Niantic has confirmed this multiple times.

  • tehstone-INGtehstone-ING Posts: 1,057 Ambassador

    Q69: What do you think about portal candidates located in internal area of residential condominium, with access restricted to local residents and their guests? What do you think about portal candidates located in internal area of companies, with access restricted to her workers and their guests (i cannot join to the area without company authorization and the company not allow join to play ingress...)?

    A69: Not all Portals need to be accessible to all Agents at all times. Think of it as an opportunity to make new friend.

     Q24: There are portals available in hard to access locations (having portals in corporate spaces which require gatepass to access is not against the TOS).. Such portals are a great advantage for the faction players who are lucky enough to work there.. The problem is the other faction start complaining and escalating to Nia ops etc seeking for portal removal.. What is your take on this..

    A24: My understanding is portals on commercial property are allowed, this includes apartment complexes. Portals on private residential property are not allowed. The issue is one of access. If the player controls the access and can categorically deny everyone, that's not fair. If a hundred people have access but only one is an Ingress player... well... that's an entirely different situation.

    You can find these and more on

  • TheFarix-PGOTheFarix-PGO Posts: 4,974 ✭✭✭✭✭

    There is no requirement for Wayspots to be accessible to the general public or at all time. Restricted and limited access Wayspots are perfectly valid. Just because a Wayspot exists in a restricted or limited access area doesn't mean you have to play on it.

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