Last week I was in some really remote areas where Waze had not yet been. All roads unmunched, and many unmapped. Looked like a great opportunity. There was no 3G coverage, but the place where I stayed had WiFi, so I opened the app while I was connected, and then set out. Recorded at least 10km of new roads THAT GOOGLE MAPS DON'T EVEN SHOW and munched many more than that. Everything showed up on my iPad. Went back and kept the app running until I was sure I had WiFi again (I checked by submitting an update request). Turned it off, and turned it on a few hours later. The red roads were still present. I routed myself to a location a few blocks away and headed out again. It showed my progress as usual, and recalculated when I went a different direction. Again I kept it on until I was back to WiFi again, then closed it. A few days later, in another location without 3G, I used it again, and the roads recorded the first time still showed.
But now that I'm home, everything's gone. When I look at archived routes from the first day, I get lots of this:
I really wasn't just wandering around in the street with the app running, despite appearances.
- Did I fail to do something that would have allowed recorded roads to be uploaded?
- Does "Start Waze while you have WiFi and don't turn it off until you have WiFi again" no longer work? (it's worked for me in the past)
- Is there anything I can do to get these routes back so I can add the roads?