Why do you edit maps?

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Re: Why do you edit maps?

Postby gryzman » Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:21 pm

jemay wrote:
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.
The video is private, so not able to view.

Done. I was meaning to make it unlisted :-)
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Re: Why do you edit maps?

Postby CrackedLCD » Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:53 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.


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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 stuartdole » Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:43 pm

Pretty much like everyone else has said - to help the community. Also, I just like to fix things.

Last couple of days the editable map has been down (version upgrade? Amazon cloud crash?) so I haven't been able to chip in some real zingers I ran across.

BTW - anyone have a link to a discussion on how to deal with parking lots, shopping centers, and such? I notice Waze is very reluctant to allow the car icon to leave a road and enter a parking lot - does the parking lot need to connect to the street? Have a "parking lot road" added?

Also - I need to refresh myself on how to add blocked roads (permanent with a gate, or temporary due to fire, police action, flooding)... And how to re-route around a blocked road or area?
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Re: Why do you edit maps?

Postby CBenson » Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:48 pm

stuartdole wrote:BTW - anyone have a link to a discussion on how to deal with parking lots, shopping centers, and such?

http://www.waze.com/wiki/index.php/Best ... rking_Lots
stuartdole wrote:Also - I need to refresh myself on how to add blocked roads (permanent with a gate, or temporary due to fire, police action, flooding)... And how to re-route around a blocked road or area?
Temporary closures are not currently handled by waze.
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Why do you edit maps?

Postby stevecody » Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:44 am

I have noticed lately than some of what I have started to enjoy more was correcting the map error reports by people. I hope the ability to communicate back to the reporting person comes back. I would love to be able to tell people that I've corrected their problem but it will take a week or so before they will see the change.


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Re: Why do you edit maps?

Postby CrackedLCD » Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:06 pm

The ability to communicate directly with those who drop update requests would be nice. Occasionally I come across a head-scratcher that I can't figure out, so it would be nice to ask someone what the heck they were thinking.

I know that the system sends a generic "your issue has been fixed" e-mail now, so it knows who submits what.
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Re: Why do you edit maps?

Postby douglasr007 » Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:50 pm

It's because I edit too much stuff. I edit Wikipedia and Foursquare so Waze is a no-brainer, right?
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Re: Why do you edit maps?

Postby youncs » Sat Oct 27, 2012 1:25 am

For the glory.
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Re: Why do you edit maps?

Postby gryzman » Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:09 am

Because as much as I love driving (no sarcasm intended), and challenge (likewise) - sending me over this road every day is not fun (especially in winter time):

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