Wayspot Removal Appeal - Walking Trail Windmill Sculpture

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

  • Wayspot Title: Walking Trail Windmill Sculpture

  • Location (lat/lon): 40°04’33.0"N 82°49’08.5"W

  • City: New Albany

  • Country: United States

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

  • Additional Information (if any): Invalid Waypoint. The sculpture is actually a lawn piece located on private property as seen from Google Street view and from satellite. The coordinates for the Wayspot also appear to have been manipulated.

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

Could I get a human to review this? I’m not sure how this isn’t a Wayfarer abuse case. The same submitter has made another invalid wayspot in a nearby property. They appear to be spoofing as well according to my fellow community members.

I can assure you that @NianticAtlas is very much human :grinning:

The Wayspot has been moved to its correct location which is outside the property line based on the information available to us.


My apologies fellow humans. :slightly_smiling_face:

I think some additional clarification is needed. I walked over and took some photos to clarify.

The windmill as actually a meter of some kind as shown here.

The submitter appears to have taken the main picture to appear as if it were on the trail when it is not. The house is in the wooded background. They did this with another invalid wayspot that I will submit soon.

The bush shown on Google Street View obscures an address marker for the house.


Do I need to create a new topic with the photos I took on 5/10 to get another look at this? I’m not entirely sure how it works in this scenario. The other nearby invalid wayspot I reported was retired a few days ago (see here). This one was by the same malicious user on the next property over.

But that means… that the POI itself is still on, from what we can tell, private property.

Now the waypoint is just in the wrong place on the map. Doesnt… really address the problem, and conflicts with the guidelines yet still.

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