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Re: Jamaica

Postby baba492 » Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:41 am

Good info youth
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Re: Jamaica

Postby woodvale » Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:01 am

cuelist wrote:Hi guys, I just became area manager for Jamaica, and Im here introducing Myself!!

I should have responded to this ages ago to introduce myself - I've also got Area Manager rights for Jamaica.

My home country is the UK. I'm a Level 5 editor and UK Country Manager and Local Champ, primarily looking after the map and user reports in South London. I'm a visitor to the island (every couple of years) but have family in Kingston, Manchester and Clarendon, so when we are there, we travel extensively.

I hope to see more of our editing community contribute to the forum!
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Re: Jamaica

Postby woodvale » Wed Aug 27, 2014 10:22 pm

misomac wrote:Any ideas on how to send like a mass message to the local Wazers? (Bearing in mind that I think very few actually input email address or contact info :-/)

I don't believe that even Waze would know how to identify Jamaican Wazers unless they've declared their location as Jamaica. I doubt they would be able to produce a mailing list.

I think the best way of attracting the attention of local Wazers is to keep new topics appearing on the forums which will be of interest to them. If we get the OK to use the list of gas stations, that would be one we could separate out and start identifying those the need doing.

Another possibility is to post details of road closures that are known, and ensure that timed restrictions are in place to avoid Waze routing drivers through them. That's a reason for having a Roadworks sub-forum.

I'm sure there are lots of other ideas out there. It would be good to hear thoughts and comments from the other active Jamaica map editors.
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Re: Jamaica

Postby woodvale » Wed Aug 27, 2014 10:05 pm

There is a list of Certified Gas Stations published on the Ministry's website which includes 260 sites with sufficient information about their location to make it possible to search for them on the aerials.

I've emailed the Ministry asking if there are any copyright or official reasons which would prevent us from using that list and whether it's up to date. I've not posted the link in case there are copyright issues.
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Re: Jamaica

Postby misomac » Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:15 pm

@woodvale Thank you for the exact statistics. So that's about 134 more tags before we can get activated... If all the local Wazers chip in and send the map issue reports for unmapped stations I think we can get it in before the year is out. Any ideas on how to send like a mass message to the local Wazers? (Bearing in mind that I think very few actually input email address or contact info :-/)


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Re: Jamaica

Postby woodvale » Wed Aug 27, 2014 6:44 pm

I've been advised that there are 288 gas stations in Jamaica (Ministry of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mining official figures). Quite a long way to go, yet!
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Re: Jamaica

Postby woodvale » Wed Aug 27, 2014 3:40 pm

There are 82 gas stations mapped in Jamaica so far. I wonder how the total number of gas stations in Jamaica can be found? Presumably, they're licensed and inspected by the government, so it should be possible to get that number.

While having gas stations on the map is useful, it's rather more important for the roads to be there first, and there are so many roads that aren't. I think all the A-roads are mapped, but a lot of the B-roads aren't, and as for the side roads - in the towns, they're OK, but not in the country.

Although I'm back in the UK, I'm still adding roads wherever I can, based on where I drove while I was on holiday, primarily around Manchester and Clarendon. Next time I travel to Jamaica (possibly later this year), I want to be able to use Waze everywhere I drive, and find plenty of roads to drive along!

If any of the local editors sees I'm making a mess of something somewhere, please let me know!
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Re: Jamaica

Postby bex_05 » Sun Aug 03, 2014 11:56 am

woodvale wrote:Hi! I'm visiting Jamaica for 3 weeks and was surprised I couldn't enter gas prices. In the UK, I think we arranged to get a list of gas stations from the likes of Shell, Esso and Texaco - i.e. all the big brands - and got Waze to import them. We then had to verify each of them, and ensure they'd been positioned correctly, and Waze only enabled gas prices after we'd competed that. I'd suggest making contact with Waze Support to find out what you have to do to get this feature enabled now - it might have changed.


Hi,

The gas station feature is not activated in Jamaica because we do not have enough data to enable this feature yet. Jamaican community members can help us obtain this data by mapping the gas stations in Jamaica. Once we confirm that 75% of the gas stations in Jamaica are mapped we can activate the feature!

In addition to mapping the gas stations we need to know the total number of gas stations that are in Jamaica. When you have this information please let me know and I will update the Gas Station landmarks updates - per country report. Please use this document to track the amount of gas stations that you have mapped.

Thank you!
Waze Localization Team :)
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Re: Jamaica

Postby woodvale » Fri Jul 18, 2014 3:02 pm

As I appear to have no permissions to add a new topic, I'm adding a question here, sorry - it's your country, forum, etc., and I'm only a visitor. What was the source of your map? Did you get a base map import, or have you guys paved/mapped all the rounds yourselves (if so,respect!)

I'm curious as I'm going up to Frankfield and Spaldings areas next week, and the Live Map is not showing many roads in the area, so I guess I'm going to be doing a load of paving. Do you have any local rules/guidelines I should observe when mapping? I couldn't find anything in the wiki that was Jamaica-specific.


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Re: Jamaica

Postby woodvale » Fri Jul 18, 2014 2:45 pm

Hi! I'm visiting Jamaica for 3 weeks and was surprised I couldn't enter gas prices. In the UK, I think we arranged to get a list of gas stations from the likes of Shell, Esso and Texaco - i.e. all the big brands - and got Waze to import them. We then had to verify each of them, and ensure they'd been positioned correctly, and Waze only enabled gas prices after we'd competed that. I'd suggest making contact with Waze Support to find out what you have to do to get this feature enabled now - it might have changed.
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