FreeMan12 wrote:3) Mapping parking lot roads (correctly!) will help eliminate issues like this:
I've been seeing a fair number of system generated errors where people leave waze running while going through the drive through (bank or food) or getting gas. I think that it's a very reasonable thing to do, and when I see it, I'm mapping in a parking lot, so we don't get more reports of it.
Are you really eliminating any issue at all when you're doing this? The "map problem" identified isn't a system-generated error; it's an error with the system generating it. Waze developers realize that when a driver goes off the road grid, there's a potential error, so they thought about it for 5 minutes and came up with a half-assed solution. The results of shifting the problem to editors are thousands of unimportant parking lot and private road segments littering the map, more work for the routing servers, and well-meaning editors drawing even more needless segments wherever there's space for them.
Solution: throw an error whenever a user goes off road for the first or second time at that location. If an editor marks the error "not identified" both times, assume the editor has some intelligence and stop identifying problems there.