How do we navigate to Burning Man?

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How do we navigate to Burning Man?

Postby AtariBaby » Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:58 pm

Hi

I and several others are using Waze to make our way to Burning Man in Black Rock City NV.

I can find all kinds of Burning Man pinpoints. I can find what I consider the perfect spot on the waze app by searching for "Burning Man Way, Black Rock City, NV". I get a nice pinpoint at the entrance where it meets the local highway CR 34. But clicking GO on this or any other point that comes up in searches results in "Uh-Oh". And I should add I navigate from my SF address all the time without any uh-oh's.

Can someone tell me how to get a successful navigation? The information could help hundreds of travelers as of this moment. A whopping 68,000 attend.

You can see the intersection here, hopefully: https://www.google.com/maps/preview#!q=burning+man+entrance%2Fexit+rd+nv&data=!1m4!1m3!1d14387!2d-119.2632972!3d40.7554528!4m10!1m9!4m8!1m3!1d3607!2d-119.335288!3d40.576518!3m2!1i1684!2i914!4f13.1

And I'm pretty sure any origin point will give the same result but let's just say 1198 Fulton St, SF CA

https://www.google.com/maps/preview#!q=1198+Fulton+Street%2C+San+Francisco%2C+CA&data=!4m10!1m9!4m8!1m3!1d120129!2d-122.4376!3d37.7577!3m2!1i1684!2i914!4f13.1

PS Thanks to all for making Waze great.
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Re: How do we navigate to Burning Man?

Postby AtariBaby » Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:01 pm

You know what, I'm going to see if I can learn how to be a waze editor real quick-like.
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Re: How do we navigate to Burning Man?

Postby AtariBaby » Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:05 pm

Oh, so much for that plan-- can only edit near where I drive.
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Re: How do we navigate to Burning Man?

Postby AtariBaby » Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:51 pm

I have found that searching for County Rd 34, Gerlach-Empire, NV brings up a nearby waypoint, but a little help on how to navigate right to that gate easily would be appreciated by many new and old Wazers, I think. :)
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Re: How do we navigate to Burning Man?

Postby mapcat » Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:52 am

If you search for directions to Gerlach, it works, and most people should be able to make it from there. I fixed one turn restriction north of there on CR 34, but didn't see anything else. Everything from Burning Man Way to Black Rock City is classified as a parking lot road (several km), so I don't know if that will make routing impossible.
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Re: How do we navigate to Burning Man?

Postby AtariBaby » Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:11 am

That was a very important fix, as police traps abound. Thank you!

I don't care about navigating inside, but the point where Burning Man Way meets CR 34 would be pretty sweet.

Though as I mentioned above, "County Rd 34, Gerlach-Empire, NV" does bring up a very close and relevant waypoint just down the road. If that's as good as it can get, that's fine.
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Re: How do we navigate to Burning Man?

Postby skbun » Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:21 am

I've retyped all of the Burning Man roads as primary streets, which should help if the issue is the routing engine dropping the route because the PLR segments are too long.

With any luck, this should be enough to fix whatever the problem is. Can anyone mention origin and destination points on Livemap where it's failing? Could help us debug.
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Re: How do we navigate to Burning Man?

Postby AtariBaby » Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:27 am

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Re: How do we navigate to Burning Man?

Postby skbun » Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:31 am

In fact, as an appendix to what I just said, this is the problem the Waze engine has where with sufficiently low road types, it loses the ability to route as you approach a destination. In this case, Gerlach-Empire, NV to 'the segment where the gate to Burning Man on CR-34 is' fails, regardless of what the roads beyond that are typed. The routing engine is rejecting 'that length of primary street' as not reasonable to route on when it's the only thing between A and B. It's a known issue.

Retyping the road a distance on either side of BRC as minor highway should fix this on the next map update. I'll do this now.
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Re: How do we navigate to Burning Man?

Postby AtariBaby » Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:43 pm

Hi

Still not working. Has that update gone through?

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