Removal Denied - No pedestrian access - Private Property

  • Wayspot Title: Jerold B. Friedman Sculpture

  • Location (lat/lon): 40.007418, -82.899173

  • City: Columbus, Ohio

  • Country: United States

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This portal is placed behind a card access gate with no pedestrian traffic allowed. See images below.

The place seems to have access to those legally able to be there (e.g., employees), so it doesn’t seem likely to be removed due to a lack of safe pedestrian access.

However, it should probably never have been approve to begin with because it’s just a business name sign. It’s not a place to exercise or socialize and employees who walk by it every day probably don’t consider it a great place to explore.


This is confusing to many people but Niantic only calls SFPRP (single family private residential property) ineligible. The tool tip in the review flow has this information, and they have made a clarification about what they consider private property here:

(tbh, that cube is kinda cool and i might have accepted it in review- idk from what i see here.)


There are plenty of waypoints behind locked gates, several government facilities and the like, the white house for instance, that doesn’t mean they’re not allowed

Looks fine to me, sculpture in a small garden area at a company. I don’t see any reason to remove it. The signs are presumably related to the general public accessing the company grounds, not the actual spot the waypoint is located-presumably staff have acess to it since its made to be looked at by someone!


Agree, no obvious reason to remove it, but I still think it is one that should never have been approved. Attractive business name signs that are only accessible by employees and in a common area where people likely pass all the time (as opposed to something people would choose to go see), really don’t meet any of the three acceptance criteria, but not meeting the acceptance criteria is not a reason for removal.

Thanks for the appeal, @devschronce We took another look at the Wayspot in question and decided that it does not meet our criteria for removal at this time.