mikecash wrote:I was afraid of that, but given the half-assed nature of Waze it is about what I expected. Thanks for answering.
And how should it differentiate? It just downloads the aerial tile from Bing - if the tile is crap it has no way of knowing it.mikecash wrote:I fear you may misunderstand me. My disparaging remarks are about Waze....not the Bing aerial photos. If there are no other free options out there, then the editor shouldn't make it look as though there are.
mikecash wrote:Uhhhh......I know that. Every inch of roadway in the Japan Waze map is user-generated. Unlike your country, I believe our prospects of someday having a basemap are very poor. We also suffer from tons and tons of spurious crap and fragments on the map and from editors who make a mess out of things (half my edits are cleaning up the junk and errors put in by a guy who is area manager for about half the country). I seriously don't know why Waze even bothered opening up here; the implementation would have to improve tenfold to rise to the level of being merely farcical. As I mentioned earlier, we do it for points and the idle distraction like you would get from working a jigsaw puzzle. It is not now nor is it ever likely to be an even marginally useful map/navi app here.
mikecash wrote:Thanks for further illustrating my point about how half-assed Waze is.
1. They didn't even do the bare minimum of offering a Japanese interface for the app.
2. If Bing is my only choice, the editor shouldn't make it appear otherwise.
3. It isn't incumbent upon users to do their work by going around hunting up a basemap for them.
Any day now I expect to receive a notification from Waze giving us a schedule telling each of us what days we are expected to come clean their offices and make coffee.
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