How to dispute or fix an approved edit?

The place to get information and ask questions about everything to do with properly and successfully editing the Waze Map.

Use this forum for all general editing questions, and the sub-forums for specific types of Waze Map Editor features.

Moderators: krankyd, Unholy

Re: How to dispute or fix an approved edit?

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Mon Dec 24, 2012 7:00 am

Spazinbc wrote:Thanks for the info and the link to the permalink.

I copy and pasted the info here:

We're looking for you to paste a permalink to the location in the editor, not to paste the contents of the wiki on the definition of permalink.
Wiki Resources: Map Editing Manual | Oregon Project/To-Do List
Oregon-based US Country Manager | iPhone5 - VZ - iOS 7.0.6 | Waze v3.7.9.992
AlanOfTheBerg
Waze Global Champs
Waze Global Champs
 
Posts: 19472
Joined: Sat Aug 28, 2010 8:48 pm
Location: US Country Manager - Oregon, USA
Has thanked: 649 times
Been thanked: 2249 times

Re: How to dispute or fix an approved edit?

Postby AndyPoms » Sun Dec 23, 2012 2:15 am

First off, there is no such thing as an approved edit - someone edits something, and it's there. The only way to protect segments is to lock them - only editors of your edit rank or higher can edit them then.

If you want to talk with the user who last edited an area, the best option is to try to PM them here in the forums.

If you don't want to talk with the last editor, or don't get a response, you can post a Permalink here in the forums and senior editors (and others) can look at the area.

I'm also going to send you a PM.
Image
Waze Champ & Forum Moderator
USA Country Manager
Senior Area Manager: State of Connecticut
Wiki: Editing | Best Practices | FAQ
AndyPoms
Waze Global Champs
Waze Global Champs
 
Posts: 5925
Joined: Tue Dec 27, 2011 1:34 pm
Location: Hartford, CT
Has thanked: 89 times
Been thanked: 887 times

Re: How to dispute or fix an approved edit?

Postby AndyPoms » Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:34 am

Please see the Cameras page in the Waze Wiki for more information on the. Basically once a camera is approved it is locked to that user's level - only editors of that level or above can edit/remove it. If enough users click "Not There" in the app, the camera will be unapproved (this too is based on rank-and covered in the wiki).

You can also PM the person who approved the camera(s) or if you post a permalink in the proper forum Country Managers can remove the cameras (they will probably ask for some official info-government website or similar-that the camera isn't there before they just remove them).
Image
Waze Champ & Forum Moderator
USA Country Manager
Senior Area Manager: State of Connecticut
Wiki: Editing | Best Practices | FAQ
AndyPoms
Waze Global Champs
Waze Global Champs
 
Posts: 5925
Joined: Tue Dec 27, 2011 1:34 pm
Location: Hartford, CT
Has thanked: 89 times
Been thanked: 887 times

Re: How to dispute or fix an approved edit?

Postby AndyPoms » Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:44 am

Spazinbc wrote:Unfortunately, I have YET to see an APPROVED camera show up in the problematic area when driving as CLOSE or NOT THERE. Perhaps this is a coincidence? I dunno. However, there is now one individual who seems to be like a chicken without a head approving every redlight camera. He is not very co-operative and "sees" things that others do not. If I can have a listing of the area manager, I would appreciate it or a way to contact the area manager, please let me know. This is very frustrating.

You still need to send us the permalink to the area on the update map so we can look at it and identify the user(s) in question.
Image
Waze Champ & Forum Moderator
USA Country Manager
Senior Area Manager: State of Connecticut
Wiki: Editing | Best Practices | FAQ
AndyPoms
Waze Global Champs
Waze Global Champs
 
Posts: 5925
Joined: Tue Dec 27, 2011 1:34 pm
Location: Hartford, CT
Has thanked: 89 times
Been thanked: 887 times

Re: How to dispute or fix an approved edit?

Postby ArlenBystander » Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:10 am

Shorty-CM wrote:edit - Sure looks like a camera to me. http://goo.gl/maps/kEBlI


That is a camera but is it a red light camera?

It doesn't look like the traffic signal preemption sensors or Red Light cameras I'm familiar with but there could be regional differences in types of devices. Could it be a camera used either for signal timing or traffic monitoring by the municipality or news media? I found this page with traffic cameras of 70th & Oak.
Image
CM: USA / AM: Chicago & suburbs / WME βeta Tester
Wiki Resources: Map Editing | Best Practices | Illinois Mapping
ArlenBystander
Beta tester
Beta tester
 
Posts: 234
Joined: Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:42 am
Location: Chicago western suburbs
Has thanked: 1 time
Been thanked: 37 times

Re: How to dispute or fix an approved edit?

Postby doctorkb » Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:33 pm

After spazinbc contacted me with this issue, I started a thread over in the BC area of the forums:
https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=350&t=42043

Please join this discussion there as it seems to be regional.

A few points I want to bring up here:
1. a posted sign means one thing: they posted a sign. There is no guarantee of a camera at an intersection simply because a sign is posted.

2. Waze requires a "camera" reported for each direction of travel for which photos are taken. There may be one physical camera, taking photos of multiple directions.

3. I'd rather err on the safe side -- it's better to have a camera reported for the direction and NOT get a ticket / run a red light, than it is to NOT have one reported, and subsequently get a ticket.

That said -- if there is NO camera at all at an intersection, there shouldn't be any approved for that intersection.

I've gone through the Lower Mainland and have deleted most of the bad reports and am now going through to approve the ones at ICBC named intersections... though I'm approving them for all directions of traffic (when there are four reported to work with) until we have confirmation that they only work in one or two directions of travel.
Waze Global Champ
Country Manager: Canada
Area Manager: Edmonton, AB; Prince George, BC; Calgary, AB; Maui, HI; and various places in between
ImageImage
doctorkb
Waze Global Champs
Waze Global Champs
 
Posts: 2018
Joined: Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:17 am
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Has thanked: 309 times
Been thanked: 541 times

Re: How to dispute or fix an approved edit?

Postby james8970 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:21 am

I agree that it is a traffic control camera as well.
Canada Country Manager
james8970
Waze Local Champs
Waze Local Champs
 
Posts: 71
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:00 pm
Has thanked: 2 times
Been thanked: 12 times

Re: How to dispute or fix an approved edit?

Postby jasonh300 » Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:05 pm

I'm going to forward a link to this thread to Shorty-CM. He's your Canada Champ and Country Manager. The first of your link is easily verifiable with Streetview...images from June, only one camera visible. Two of your 5 links only have one camera and one of them has cameras maintained by Shorty-CM himself. He'll be able to take care of this for you.
Image
New Orleans, Louisiana
Regional Coordinator, South-Central Region
Waze FAQ ... Best Map Editing Practice ... Waze chat on IRC.
jasonh300
Waze Global Champs
Waze Global Champs
 
Posts: 6868
Joined: Fri Oct 28, 2011 4:26 pm
Location: New Orleans, LA USA
Has thanked: 239 times
Been thanked: 628 times

Re: How to dispute or fix an approved edit?

Postby jasonh300 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:06 am

I agree in your links that there's a sign in each direction, and that may be enough to warrant the RLCs on the Waze map.

However, the only actual RLC I can see in the streetview imagery is this one: http://goo.gl/maps/JsbsI

Of course, I may be wrong because the streetview imagery is spotty around that intersection.

The devices on top of the traffic light standards are not RLCs. They're light sensors that make the lights turn green emergency vehicles approach. They read a pattern in the flashing lights and change the light cycle.
Image
New Orleans, Louisiana
Regional Coordinator, South-Central Region
Waze FAQ ... Best Map Editing Practice ... Waze chat on IRC.
jasonh300
Waze Global Champs
Waze Global Champs
 
Posts: 6868
Joined: Fri Oct 28, 2011 4:26 pm
Location: New Orleans, LA USA
Has thanked: 239 times
Been thanked: 628 times

Re: How to dispute or fix an approved edit?

Postby JohnnyLaw66 » Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:05 am

As a new editor, I'd actually appreciate a PM (with a permalink) if something I edited needs to be corrected. That way I can see what I did wrong.
JohnnyLaw66
 
Posts: 15
Joined: Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:46 am
Has thanked: 0 time
Been thanked: 0 time

Next

Return to Waze Map Editor

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot]