Invalid Wayspot Appeal - SFPRP

When submitting a Wayspot Appeal, make sure to include as much of the following information as possible:

  • Wayspot Title: Wooden Archways

  • Location (lat/lon): 48.38868,-123.644024

  • City: Sooke

  • Country: Canada

  • Screenshot of the Rejection Email (do not include your personal information):

  • Additional Information (if any):
    I reported this as private property and my notice in game was rejected. This arch way is for the house of a woodworker. He does work out of his shop. This is a private residence and he is a small business owner who works from home.
    Marisa Enterprises in Victoria, BC, Canada
    About Dino | Marisa Enterprises
    This is a private property does not meet criteria.
    I submitted a removal via the “Wayspot Removals” tab and received this response from Niantic

    Please review.
    Can be seen on streetview - The woodworker created these arches on his driveway. He doesn’t have a sales room or store on site. He has people come by appointment only to see some of the things he has made or is in the process of making. He delivers to homes.

Thanks for the appeal, @TheOneXanthippe After reviewing the additional evidence provided, we’ve decided to retire the Wayspot in question.


I disagree with this decision. Wooden Arches is a beautiful landmark very well known to locals. It is located on the SIDE of a highway, at the very end of a driveway (which is multi use for home & business) however, you do not need to even access the property at all in order to reach the POI. Additionally, it has a large pullout with a bus stop & homemade wooden bench (which you can see in the right side of the picture the user provided above in their appeal) and there is often additional woodwork out for display & sale in the pullout there for people to stop and check out such as porch swings and fancy benches. the POI is 100% accessible from road and the bus stop there providing art & entertainment opportunities to those waiting for the bus and passing by, please reinstate it.

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I believe once they have indicated they solved it you need to reopen a new thread. Or you can try and tag Niantic. This was discussed at length on the previous forum in regards to a home based business at a PRP. You can ask about wayspots that have been removed under Wayspot Appeals
Also despite you being able to physically stand at the perimeter of a property is still considered PRP. Clarification would go a long way to help nowadays.

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playitloud is correct and I echo her comments. This wayspot was incorrectly removed. Please reinstate it.

You can check out that thread for more information, but the most important information regarding this wayspot is in the first paragraph: