Place Hours: Sunrise to Sunset
When adding Places, especially outdoor places (such as parks, playgrounds, beaches, etc), there are often posted hours saying the Place is open only sunrise to sunset, or conversely that the Place is closed sunset to sunrise. Unfortunately, the existing Place hours interface doesn't allow for these kinds of hours, only HH:mm times. As sunrise and sunset times change constantly, and in some places drastically due to orbital motion of the earth and time changes due to daylight savings times, it is impractical to estimate open/closing times using HH:mm formats.
It would be beneficial to both app users and map editors to allow for the app to determine/reference local sunset/sunrise times (which it already does for dark/light app modes) and use this to mark the venues as open/closed.
Possible mock-up of feature in WME:
Thanks all! We're researching this further and will come back with follow up questions shortly.
Zachary Z. Ordo commented
I love this idea! The mock-up looks great. Would also love to see Seasonal Hours added.
agree with the proposed change
i second the suggestion to add the ability to choose sunrise or sunset. so you could have 7am to sunset or sunrise to 3pm times.
Important information for the Wazer. Otherwise could only be conveyed in the description, which more often than not is never seen.
Kathy Kendall commented
I like this!
Come across this frequently when parks open and close at sunrise/sunset which obviously changes every day.
Another editor commented elsewhere it might be beneficial to mark either time (open/close) as either sunset/sunrise, and I agree, though its beyond my copy/past abilities to mock it up. I guess you could have a dropdown or checkbox for both the open and close time, so you could choose to use time/sunset/sunrise.
This would be useful for cemeteries and highway rest stop also.