[SUPPORT]Waze/Boston Marathon

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Waze/Boston Marathon

Postby richardjeeves » Wed May 02, 2012 7:15 pm

gettingthere wrote:
Unholy wrote:Hi,

We did use this method on the Boston marathon.
This method was used before, outside the US, but this tool is far from perfect yet.


Ori


That's great. It would be helpful if there was some method set up where the community can request Waze to make roads no-navigable for certain events like this. Waze can have the final say so on whether to do it or not. Obviously Waze can't be bothered with every small event.


London Olympics comes to mind. There are going to be a lot if road closures for the games along with the Olympic road network (for games vehicles only).


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Re: Waze/Boston Marathon

Postby floppyrod84 » Thu May 03, 2012 10:25 pm

Darren can you add the support tag to the topic please? Would like an official response from HQ.

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Re: Waze/Boston Marathon

Postby richardjeeves » Thu May 03, 2012 7:28 pm

xteejx wrote:With still no input officially from Waze on their plans for it. Hint hint Ori lol

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that was the reason for my post... ;) ;)
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Re: Waze/Boston Marathon

Postby floppyrod84 » Wed May 02, 2012 8:17 pm

With still no input officially from Waze on their plans for it. Hint hint Ori lol

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Re: Waze/Boston Marathon

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Wed May 02, 2012 7:35 pm

The Olympics have been under discussion in the UK forum for quite some time.
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Re: Waze/Boston Marathon

Postby gettingthere » Wed May 02, 2012 3:29 pm

Unholy wrote:Hi,

We did use this method on the Boston marathon.
This method was used before, outside the US, but this tool is far from perfect yet.


Ori


That's great. It would be helpful if there was some method set up where the community can request Waze to make roads no-navigable for certain events like this. Waze can have the final say so on whether to do it or not. Obviously Waze can't be bothered with every small event.
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Re: Waze/Boston Marathon

Postby Unholy » Wed May 02, 2012 2:34 pm

Hi,

We did use this method on the Boston marathon.
This method was used before, outside the US, but this tool is far from perfect yet.


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Re: Waze/Boston Marathon

Postby gettingthere » Tue May 01, 2012 4:55 pm

So Ori, are you saying that this process to make roads "non-navigable" was used for the Boston Marathon or are you just stating that the method to make a road "non-navigable" exists?
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Re: Waze/Boston Marathon

Postby Unholy » Tue May 01, 2012 12:15 pm

The short and simple answer is: yes we can!
The longer one:
We have a method in place that allows us to set segments as non-navigable in the system for a specific time frame.
The process that uses this method is being tested right now, so it is monitored closely whenever we use it, to make sure it blocks the segments properly, and navigation around them is not adversely affected.

We have used various versions of this process in cases like the 405 "Carmageddon" in LA.

So we may use it again, but as it is being tested, it is used only for road closures that we decide are appropriate to test with.
Thanks,
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Re: Waze/Boston Marathon

Postby gettingthere » Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:28 pm

I am not in Boston, but I suspect that in the Blog that Waze is simply referring to Wazers posting manual reports - which do not directly impact routing.

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