What are Niantic's guidelines on waypoints whose locations are or are on Government buildings?
What reason would there be for them to not be valid?
The only reasons that concern location is PRP and Schools, which government buildings are not.
Same as any other building. Historical or cultural value, interesting architecture, designed by a renounced architect. You just won't have the problems you do with commercial buildings since you don't have the "generic business" nonsense to deal with.
Idiots in my country are flagging them as obstructing emergency services and generic business! I don't know how to fix that? I have had 5 noms rejected.
What specifically are you nominating? Courthouses, town halls, city halls, and post offices should be easy approvals. However, your local health department or DMV office would not.
Yes, personally I find people submitting a bunch of nonsense government buildings. This is the perfect comment to display that.
So what makes one government building an "easy" approval, but others "nonsense"? They all have cultural significance in one way or another, right?
Well a friend had a courthouse rejected and mine was sub division offices of different Government Ministries such as our local Passport Office (ministry of National Security), Registrar office (ministry of legal affairs). No way should the community believe that these offices are emergency services. I dont mind the reject, I have an issue with the reasons being 👏👏👏👏👏 reasons.
Some government buildings have any cultural significance, but most don't. What determines cultural significance is the function of the buildings. Buildings that routinely host public meetings or events, such as the ones I named above, will have cultural significance. But administrative buildings, such as the aforementioned health department and DMV or transportation office, don't have any such cultural significance. Post offices were specifically mentioned as eligible because they "connect and unite people around the world" and not because they have any cultural significance.
If I'm unsure, I just fall back on Ingress lore and ask myself, "Would a Portal's XM concentration be a cause for this development?"
"But administrative buildings, such as the aforementioned health department and DMV or transportation office, don't have any such cultural significance."
I'm indifferent over whether or not any of them should qualify, but the only difference in cultural significance between courts and these is the frequent visitation of the general public. The transportation department also connects people just as much as the post office (ty roads).