To map or not to map - Roundabout in middle of road

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To map or not to map - Roundabout in middle of road

Postby AndyPoms » Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:51 am

What do you all think about mapping this roundabout? https://www.waze.com/editor/?zoom=7&lat=41.91404&lon=-72.7287&layers=BTTFFTTTFTTTTTTTTTTTTFT

There really are two options - continue straight through or make a U-Turn and go back where you came from...
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Re: To map or not to map - Roundabout in middle of road

Postby HandofMadness » Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:30 am

Is it going to be common for someone to need to make a U-Turn there?
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Re: To map or not to map - Roundabout in middle of road

Postby AndyPoms » Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:49 am

shawndoc wrote:Is it going to be common for someone to need to make a U-Turn there?

From what I can tell, no....
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Re: To map or not to map - Roundabout in middle of road

Postby Ikkabar » Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:03 am

Is it possible that there will soon be a new housing development to the north or south, accessed off the roundabout? If there is then I would map it, otherwise I'd leave it as it is, and only map it if there are a lot of UR's for it.
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Re: To map or not to map - Roundabout in middle of road

Postby AndyPoms » Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:08 am

Ikkabar wrote:Is it possible that there will soon be a new housing development to the north or south, accessed off the roundabout?
Not likely...

Ikkabar wrote: If there is then I would map it, otherwise I'd leave it as it is, and only map it if there are a lot of UR's for it.
Only that one that's there in the image (in the last year or so...)
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Re: To map or not to map - Roundabout in middle of road

Postby CBenson » Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:31 pm

I have not been mapping roundabouts with less than three streets connected to them.
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Re: To map or not to map - Roundabout in middle of road

Postby iainhouse » Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:41 pm

I'll chuck in my 8c-worth (that's exchange rates for you :) ). Feel free to ignore the foreigner! ;)

Even with no choices as to direction, the driver still has to manouvre the junction - including giving way to someone else who does decide to turn around here. I would tend to map it so that instructions actually match what's there.

Also, in this country at least, you will get URs saying "missing junction" if you don't map it - I've dealt with several myself.
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Re: To map or not to map - Roundabout in middle of road

Postby Kuhlkatz » Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:42 pm

If the focus is on driver awareness and safety, I'd say map it.
Your Wazer might not make a u turn there, but it would at least warn them of the possibility of a driver from the opposite end making a u turn in front of their noses, instead of driving across as they would expect in 99 percent of the cases.
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Re: To map or not to map - Roundabout in middle of road

Postby weeezer14 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:58 pm

Either way would work I agree, but I think I'd lean slightly towards mapping it.

1.) It does represent an "obstacle" that must be dealt with. Being told your next turn is in 3 miles and then coming upon the roundabout in the dark of night could be surprising, confusing, or even dangerous (if the person is stupid and relying on Waze too much).

2.) The road appears to change names here. The roundabout makes that change more obvious and stops (or slows down) an editor from trying to "fix" things and propagate one name to the other segment to delete the junction representing the current name change.

3.) Someone is going to think there should be a roundabout there. Do you trust the average editor to do it right? ;)

I think it is really #2 that pushes me over the edge here.
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Re: To map or not to map - Roundabout in middle of road

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:17 pm

Despite not liking having to do it, I would map it. WeeeZer14 and others have posted good reasons why it should be mapped.
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