Should a new freeway be mapped before it opens?

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Re: Should a new freeway be mapped before it opens?

Postby cherianchris » Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:51 pm

Disconnecting Road Segments which have been "TEMPORARILY CLOSED" is approved practice on WME.
Primarily, as far as updating Road segments "UNDER CONSTRUCTION" is concerned, it may give a wazer wrong ideas about the connectivity in the region, if he is not navigating.
Secondly, even if he uses navigate, he will look at the route and assume that the error is a result of faulty map editing. And proceed on the said route, planning to take the "wrongly updated, under construction" route.
Thirdly, the segment under construction, will not gather any data for routing by Waze as no Wazer will actually drive on it. It will remain a Decoration on the map, till the road is finished and the segments are connected, into the grid.
I'd like some veterans to add their opinions this thread as well.

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Re: Should a new freeway be mapped before it opens?

Postby CBenson » Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:16 pm

AndyPoms wrote:
jondrush wrote:Private should do. Then the name will show in the client.
This poses another question... HOV lanes are mapped as Parking Lot Roads, would Private be better for them (at least until we get HOV settings - IF we get them)?

Are we saying that parking lot names don't show in the client, because I don't think that's true. My understanding was that parking lot roads were used for HOV lanes before private roads had the routing penalty. Private would make sense if starting from scratch, but I don't see much reason to go back and change the current parking lot segments to private road segments.
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Re: Should a new freeway be mapped before it opens?

Postby BlazeTool » Tue Dec 11, 2012 2:26 pm

I'd definitely recommend against deleting another AM's work, it's just bad karma. If you're concerned about the under-construction roads showing in the client and confusing drivers, I'd recommend PMing the other AM and ask about changing the road type to railroad. That way the work is preserved but it doesn't show and when the road is ready to open it can be changed back quickly.
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Re: Should a new freeway be mapped before it opens?

Postby AndyPoms » Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:52 pm

jondrush wrote:Private should do. Then the name will show in the client.
This poses another question... HOV lanes are mapped as Parking Lot Roads, would Private be better for them (at least until we get HOV settings - IF we get them)?
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Re: Should a new freeway be mapped before it opens?

Postby AndyPoms » Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:39 pm

jondrush wrote:I put a highway under construction on the map because the construction workers were using Waze.
I think I may have that problem here in CT with a "busway" they are building along some railroad tracks (some abandoned, some still in use)... This poses the next question, how do I map a busway? Parking Lot Roads?
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