barryglot wrote:2) Is there a resource for local style guides that depart from the universal ones suggested in the wiki (for example, Birmingham AL's alleys are often marked as streets with restricted turns instead of as parking lot roads per the Wiki. i don't want to "fix" a genuinely workable system that someone else has implemented, but also want to help make areas with which i'm familiar comply to the Style Guide standards)
Some countries have other "style guides" or conventions, but the US is fairly uniform. There are differences in terms of major/minor highway typing. But for alleys, it is pretty much standard that they need to be either parking lot or private rd. I use Private Rd almost exclusively because that type makes the most sense to me in terms of what alleys are almost exclusively used for.
Parking lot used to be used when it had a significant penalty for routing over. Today, private rd and parking lot are nearly identical in terms of routing penalty. And that penalty is assessed for driving FROM a PLot or pvt rd segment to segment of another type. (Before mid-2012, parking lot road accrued a significant penalty for each segment of PLot road.)
barryglot wrote:3) When extending a dead-end road to its actual end, the end-node seems to disappear after pulling the road from the end geometry node. I know how to re-add an end-node, but this seeming extra step makes me wonder if i'm doing it the wrong way-round. Is there a better method?
If the segment already has an end-node, just drag the end node itself to the new location and you won't have to worry about replacing. Hopefully, Waze will fix this deficiency some day and we won't have to worry about it.
barryglot wrote:5) Can I review how others have solved recently dropped Map Problem pins so I learn from their process?
If I understand your question, then no. The solved problems/requests disappear when solved, so no one can see them after that. You'd have no idea where someone did any work due to an update request.
But be clear when you say "Map Problem" vs. "Update Request." We are pretty standardized in what we call them based on the layer name, regardless that "Update Request" is called "User reported problem" when you click on it, and Map Problems are called "System detected problem" when you click on those. (And Update Requests are called "Map Issue" in the app. Nothing like consistency! )