bgodette wrote:There really is no gain from adding this, and a long list of downsides, chief amongst them the liability exposure and additional work needed to maintain that data. Get your speed limit information from where your attention should be, the road.
bgodette wrote:Nice hyperbole, except there's a difference, those are things you cannot see "from a distance" that AFFECT ROUTING. Speed limits are not.
RallyChris wrote:The problem is, where to get the data from, and who updates it. Everything currently in the map, can over time be determined by watching people drive. But speed limit is not (as some people speed <gasp>).
kenf3 wrote:Just allow users to report the location of Speed Limit signs. This would fit in easily with the current Reports function/icon...
ryryryry87 wrote:I don't see why so many people are against crowd-sourcing this information..
ryryryry87 wrote:harling wrote:Mainly, it's because we already have a pretty good idea how much maintenance the current crowd-sourced data requires, and recognize that adding to that task list leaves fewer resources--Waze employees and volunteers both--available for tasks that are more critical to Waze's success, like making sure the maps are correct and up to date.
i am guessing you do not like Waze's gas price feature?
ryryryry87 wrote:harling wrote:Gas prices are short-term, constantly-changing data; correspond to a fixed GPS location rather than an area or a number of road segments; can be adjusted within the client; and present little risk of legal liability if the incorrect value is posted.
Speed limit signs are long term, and rarely change (less maintenance than gas price changes)
Speed limit signs are a fixed GPS location (they are in the ground!) **I understand the implications in the current editor and this may need to be segment based**
Speed limit signs should be able to be adjusted in the client (with approval)
I think this task is less work than Gas station crowd-sourcing, but I may be wrong.
I am bored because I just wait for URs so I have something to edit. If I had speed limit data to input, I would have something to do with my free time again
daknife wrote:Yet if it's such an impossible task to accomplish using crowd sourcing, then how pray tell did the other stand-alone nav gadgets (Tom Tom, Garmin etc...) get their speed limit databases built without the power of crowdsourcing?
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