Why do you edit maps?

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Re: Why do you edit maps?

Postby K4UNX » Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:37 am

I edit maps so that I can have all the parking lots, walking trails, railroads, airports, taxiways, horse trails, horse tracks, and islands mapped near me.


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Re: Why do you edit maps?

Postby knipfty » Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:36 pm

I live in gated community and every GPS (including Waze) routes people to the back gate. :evil: I updated the back gate to be a private road today. Now I will wait and see if Waze avoids the gate. I also added a landmark where the gate is.

Does anyone know how long it take for my updates to populate the rest of the Waze community? Does anyone have to look at it and approve the change?
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Re: Why do you edit maps?

Postby kodi75 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:46 am

ghbrett wrote:I am new to Waze, but I want to make sure my neighborhood is correctly mapped. Plus there are changes happening and I'd like other Wazers to know about them like the Dunkin Donut shop that just opened up on the corner near here.

Someone else is sure to chime in, but business locations are handled by Bing and the other search providers. We do not map each individual store because (1) they often change and would be extremely difficult to keep track of and update the map every time a moving van shows up, and (2) it would clutter up the map, making the map on your cell phone useless for its primary purpose: to get you from A to B.

See the "Simplicity" and "Landmarks Guidelines" links on my signature line.

But sincere thanks for your interest in helping out the community!
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Re: Why do you edit maps?

Postby Kuhlkatz » Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:02 pm

I'm a practical joker and I love to see people running around in circles.
What better playground can you ask for than this ? :grin:

That sounds way better than :
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Why do you edit maps?

Postby lordkaosu » Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:56 pm

gryzman wrote:Because I like the idea of community working on content like that, some of it makes really sense.
However, when I encounter moments like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1E8RKlbyBs I like to scream and give up.


Please make the video public!
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Why do you edit maps?

Postby lordkaosu » Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:59 pm

I edit maps so the routing works.

I really like the routes Waze chooses over Google or other nav apps I have tried. The maps are the weakest point but at least I can help that out.
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Re: Why do you edit maps?

Postby mattlach » Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:25 pm

A little bit of a perfectionist here.

When things aren't right, it bothers me, so I fix them.
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Re: Why do you edit maps?

Postby MeX_DK » Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:36 pm

I do it mainly because I like helping out and adding to the collective map, so that others might benefit from a map more updated then most other GPS providers actually supply. I dont work in IT but would like to, but for the time being my present jobs keeps my bills paid so that is all well and good.

At the same time it gives me plenty of time on the road so I get to explore a big part of my country and map out "new" roads and get them added to the map so that it slowly and surely improves, considering we had no basemap to start with AT ALL.
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Re: Why do you edit maps?

Postby olestas » Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:13 am

Dont know.. I edit to see how it works after that :D
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Re: Why do you edit maps?

Postby Olorin17 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:47 am

harling wrote:In terms of personality typing, I'm an Idealist (NF) rather than a Rational (NT). So although I too am a software engineer by profession, I'm less motivated by the technology per se, and more so by a sense that this is a worthwhile project in human terms. I contribute to Waze because I like the concept of crowdsourcing, and collaborative efforts to make systems work.

Well said.
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