For Austria (my home turf) it's no problem, for we have routes A, S, B and L, we have coded them for a long time now despite having any shield (yet, tests should have started last week, but there was a huge problem with dashboard and scoreboard on ROW, so that might be the reason for the delay) and we are happy with TTS for it reflects our local parlance (thx for that phrase, learned something new along...).
Australia is with its taditional numbering more like you in style, and I take it as valuable information that you managed to have TTS "decode" shield patterns as well. Guess I get the kangaroos stating, what they want to hear on the various patterns, "State Route" for SR would be a good start for them as well.
If you manage to implement the new shield pattersn beside the existing one I'm rather sure guys will change them gradually. If you change the shields by assigning the new shield to the existing pattern, the change will run automatically. I have faced no relctance or call for a limit of shield patterns being submitted.sketch wrote:Well, a couple problem we have faced in trying to get better shields in a place that already has SOME (as opposed to getting shields for the first time): some editors elect not to change their habits so as to avoid breaking the existing shields, and perhaps Waze is less eager to give us more than what we already have.
Amit promised, unlike gas stations or toll roads there is no need for any percentage of area being already mapped according to your patterns before going live, and he kept this promise. Just the guys where so eager entering codes that once the shields went live the client lit like a christmas-tree in the capital cities. And now thea are the more eager to enter the rest, because they see the result of the effort. Board of CM on Australia said, it's like Xmas coming early this year
So from my experiance: shields are a self runner once you have the patterns.
...one hint: look for a silent place (dessert maybe) and make a grid of phony streets, apply an example for every pattern you submit. It has proven extremly valuable to have a place like that to check on the rollout of the various pattern without having to hunt for a proper example. Don't forget to add a landmark with a unique name, to make that test area findable in the client.
Australia had the Road Shield Ranch for that.
I'm happy to have dropped in here for our exchange of information really proves mutual beneficial.
AU is going to propose to Amit a suggestion/wish for further implementation of the shields into the client - you surely noticed the purple bubble issue. For a pic says more than thousand words, I just created an "artists impression", so it's a fake picture of what we want, not what we have. I'd be happy if you agree to this and support it as well...ademand from two highly populated continents is hard to neglect for Waze