AlanOfTheBerg wrote:The meeting and discussion time (Q&A) will be summarized in a separate thread within a few days. All attendees are encouraged to share their thoughts.
My summary (memory?) is as follows:
- No longer use "Hwy" in route names, whether on ramps or the roads themselves. Agreed syntax is, for example: "US-52". With less certainty, I believe that agreement extends to State Routes, e.g., SR-52, and County Routes, e.g., CR-52.
- Use slashes to separate alternative road names, e.g., "US-52 / US-89", noting the need for a space on either side of the slash. Without the space, I've heard TTS actually pronounce, "slash." Waze has agreed to change TTS to insert a 1/2 second (similar to a comma) delay for slashes, so when that happens I do not know if the spaces will matter, but recommend we keep it to make it easier to read on the client. I trust that 1/2 sec. TTS change will occur soon since right now a slash doesn't do anything to make TTS more understandable.
- Railroads: It wasn't unanimous, but think the majority agreed to return them to the client. Insuring they cannot be routable or impact nearby road traffic conditions under any circumstance, even if there's ten thousand Wazers riding the Long Island RR or Chicago Metro everyday, is Waze's responsibility to implement.