National wiki changes in the last month

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National wiki changes in the last month

Postby Kartografer » Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:12 pm

This is a collection of all the changes to the US wiki that affect national editing guidance in the last month. I plan to update this top post at the beginning of each month. Each change list will also be posted for history below.

List of recent changes to US Wazeopedia with page links, history and differences*

For more information on these changes and the reasons for making them, see the US Wiki Discussion forum.

Summary of changes in July:

  • The FAQ on when changes appear in the app was updated with better info.
  • A new method of moving places has been described, along with better info on limitations.
  • New guidance for place descriptions was published after many years.
  • A new template was created to display place categories.

* This is a filtered Wazeopedia tool that is set to show changes tagged manually in the past two months, so that all tagged changes from the previous month remain visible throughout the current month. Changes to state and regional pages, as well as minor changes to national pages that don't significantly affect the information given, are not shown. At the beginning of each month I will tag significant changes in the wiki, so that they are displayed in the recent changes page linked here.
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Re: National wiki changes in the past month

Postby Kartografer » Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:14 pm

Summary of changes in October:

  • New guidance on mapping parking lot roads
  • Clarified what can be edited on closed roads
  • New military installations resource link
  • Warning on the use of off-road type
  • Improved guidance on mapping Forest Service roads
  • Guidance on how to choose place categories
  • New Jersey maps jughandles their own way
  • Updated info on moving segment dead ends
  • Glossary updates
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Re: National wiki changes in the last month

Postby Kartografer » Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:13 pm

Summary of changes in November:

  • Name inheritance: Neither parking lot road nor private road inherits names.
  • A new page was published on audible instructions.
  • The new category for carpool spots is in testing and should not be used.
  • Open and close times for closed places were adjusted; they must have different hour values.
  • The 25 m radius threshold for normal vs non-normal roundabouts was documented, with reformatting of the section and a lead that explains where the terms originated.
  • A section heading on using turn restrictions in scheduled reconfigurations was clarified.
  • The use of "direct route" was made more consistent in the detour prevention page.
  • The link to the cities form was updated to point to the NA version only.
  • The runway template was modernized.
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Re: National wiki changes in the last month

Postby Kartografer » Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:11 pm

Summary of changes in December:

  • Junction box minimum lock is now 4.
  • New guidance was specified for parking lot photos.
  • The locking standard template was expanded with many more optional rows for use by more regions.
  • The editing restrictions page was corrected with info on staff locks and which edits are prevented by junction boxes.
  • Guidance was tweaked on the use of RPPs and when to keep HNs.
  • RPPs may will not work without proper configuration.
  • Images were updated for the WME Welcome, Interface & Controls, Quick-Start Guide and Keyboard Shortcuts pages.
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Re: National wiki changes in the last month

Postby Kartografer » Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:38 pm

Summary of changes in January:

  • The cameras page was overhauled.
  • A lot of revisions and new details were added to the hospitals page.
  • Three new bookmarklets were added.
  • Some tweaks were made to clarify parking lot naming guidance and the relationship between PLAs and PLRs.
  • Some small clarifications were made to HN and RPP guidance.
  • Info on navigation settings was updated on the routing server page.
  • Statements that discourage PLR grills were removed from a couple pages.
  • Many redirects were added or fixed by mvan231 and myself (not tagged).
  • Updated images were added to several pages by mvan231 and buckeyeguy857 (not tagged).
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Re: National wiki changes in the last month

Postby Kartografer » Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:03 pm

  • A new page on traffic data was published.
  • Deep links were added to the search codes page so that people can use Waze search codes directly from it.
  • A new template for the Passageway road type was created, consistent with its new blue color in WME.
  • Certain editing restrictions were relaxed 10x for area managers.
  • The method used to cut segments was clarified in the quick-start guide.
  • The restroom service category for places was redefined.
  • You can only multi-select+delete segments; interface page was clarified about this.
  • The list of specific place category guidance was made consistent, with the EV charging station renamed (moved) to its US English name.
  • Capitalization was made consistent in the places and post office pages, which required a move of the post office page.
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Re: National wiki changes in the last month

Postby Kartografer » Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:05 pm

Summary of changes in March:

  • Landfill/Recycling and Cell Phones categories can be mapped as points.
  • RPPs may (not will) route incorrectly without entry points; other RPP language was clarified.
  • A new page on freeway exit areas was published (not used by all regions).
  • Improved information was added on road type continuity upgrades and the use of routing road type.
  • The road names page was cleaned up.
  • City changes were clarified in the duplicate cities page.
  • City renaming by CMs was added to the rank template and clarified in the editing restrictions page.
  • BDP city continuity language was removed from and freeway fork subheadings were added to the Interchange Style Guide.
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Re: National wiki changes in the last month

Postby Kartografer » Mon May 06, 2019 1:08 pm

Summary of changes in April:

  • A new page was published on communication platforms.
  • New section on place name harmonization was added to the places page.
  • Force HN info was added to the editing restrictions page.
  • The freeway exit area page was slightly revised.
  • The GeoWipe bookmarklet was updated.
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Re: National wiki changes in the last month

Postby Kartografer » Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:22 pm

Summary of changes in May:

  • New guidelines on mapping certain area places to the building footprint were published.
  • Multiple entry points can be created in WME but do not work in the production app.
  • Guidance for possible solutions to problematic bypasses was added to the roundabouts page.
  • Information on pruning and XL routes was added to the routing server page, incorrect information on route caching was removed, and the page was streamlined.
  • Two-segment loops still cause problems even if one-way.
  • Cities do not matter in big detour prevention.
  • Information was added to the partial restrictions page about difficult turns in junction boxes.
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Re: National wiki changes in the last month

Postby Kartografer » Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:50 pm

Summary of changes in June:

  • Guidance for use of multiple entry points was published.
  • The routing penalties page was fully revised with better info from staff.
  • The places page now has many collapsed components for easier scrolling.
  • The regions have been reordered alphabetically in a template used on all state pages.
  • The regional coordinator page got a new, clickable image map with abbreviations.
  • Usage and non-usage of house numbers was clarified, as well as usage on service roads.
  • The major traffic event form no longer works; WME is preferred for MTE submission, followed by email to Google.
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