Who checks the map edits?

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Re: Who checks the map edits?

Postby WindowDude » Sat Dec 29, 2012 4:10 pm

The system checks itself to some extent. I added some roads and evidently forgot to "allow" a turn. The next day, I noticed an alert where someone made a turn that was not allowed. :) I fixed it right there.
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Re: Who checks the map edits?

Postby pamount » Sat Dec 29, 2012 3:42 pm

I was looking at updates to the map of Wallan in Victoria, Australia. The recent updates look good but I think older updates (to the west of the Northern Highway) look sloppy and incomplete. Although I am also asking the question as a general question.
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Who checks the map edits?

Postby pamount » Sat Dec 29, 2012 3:21 pm

With different users editing the maps online is there a governance process for checking the accuracy of the map edits? For example if somebody made some mistakes would the mistakes be picked up and corrected by somebody at Waze?
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Re: Who checks the map edits?

Postby overl0ad » Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:22 pm

I'm sure it's not a case of paving.

The roads are named and line up. They are just not connected by nodes. Or that they are clearly drawn, and not finished off.

Either way, I try to retain the original road if possible, but that's not always feasible.
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Re: Who checks the map edits?

Postby overl0ad » Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:09 am

it's little things like roads not connected at all.

or someone has tried to add a road, made a mess of it, and just walked away.

i know that there was discussion on how "you shouldn't delete someone else's work", but if i come across a random bit of road that's clearly out of place (like a 2M road on top of a hospital roof), i just delete it.

i try as much as to preserve the road if it's a little out of place, and just edit it till it fits.

i'm happy to take on more work (gives me something to do) but i need to be able to move up the ranks.

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Re: Who checks the map edits?

Postby overl0ad » Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:55 am

i'm new at this, but let me say...

there are some people out there who shouldn't be allowed to update the maps.

it's taking me more time to fix the errors than it would to have started from scratch...
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Re: Re: Who checks the map edits?

Postby Kuhlkatz » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:52 am

overl0ad wrote:it's little things like roads not connected at all.

or someone has tried to add a road, made a mess of it, and just walked away.

i know that there was discussion on how "you shouldn't delete someone else's work", but if i come across a random bit of road that's clearly out of place (like a 2M road on top of a hospital roof), i just delete it.

i try as much as to preserve the road if it's a little out of place, and just edit it till it fits.

i'm happy to take on more work (gives me something to do) but i need to be able to move up the ranks.

:)


That sounds like someone did some paving. When roads are paved from the client, it is usually a mess. Some editors prefer to delete these and start from scratch. I like to correct them to at least credit the original creator, but that requires a bit more work.
It comes down to personal preferences.

If you are active and prefer a bit more responsibility, you can always become an area manager for one or more areas where you stay or frequently travel.

In this case I'd suggest familiarizing yourself with best editing practices and local standards defined in the Wiki.

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Re: Who checks the map edits?

Postby Kuhlkatz » Sat Dec 29, 2012 4:38 pm

drumorgan wrote:The system checks itself to some extent. I added some roads and evidently forgot to "allow" a turn. The next day, I noticed an alert where someone made a turn that was not allowed. :) I fixed it right there.


Where turn restrictions are incorrect, Waze itself will typically allow those turns if they were never set as 'hard' restrictions before when someone drives that direction. As far as I know, the directionality ( one way or two way ) should not be changed anymore, but there were reports of some roads where this occurred in the forums today. It was brought to support's attention and the original reporter said that it should not occur again after 18th Dec.
If hard restrictions are set, Waze will generate an automated 'Map Problem' that editors can assess and fix, like in your case. This is also the case where users drive over roads or intersections that are not connected, and Waze does not see how you logically got from point A to point B.

pamount wrote:With different users editing the maps online is there a governance process for checking the accuracy of the map edits? For example if somebody made some mistakes would the mistakes be picked up and corrected by somebody at Waze?


I'm not sure if you are an active editor or not. If you are, there is no reason why you cannot get stuck in and correct the wrongs in the area to bring it up to scratch. If the edits were recent, you might want to PM the recent editor and verify that they are done with the area and raise the concerns you have with him/her, or just let them know that you will be working in the area too to fix it up.
If you prefer not to edit yourself, I would suggest posting a request to update or tidy up the area in the Country-specific Australian Forum requesting an Area Manager or CM to look into it and clean it up for you. I'm sure they would be happy to oblige such a request.
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Re: Who checks the map edits?

Postby Kuhlkatz » Sat Dec 29, 2012 3:33 pm

Unfortunately not. That boils down to the individual editors and area & / country managers.
This is also why high value roads are locked.

This is the main reason why editors are encouraged to participate in the forums, and to ensure that they conform to standards in the Wiki. Some of the countries have their own way of doing things, so some regional standards may also apply.

Are you enquiring due to particularly bad edits in an area?

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Re: Who checks the map edits?

Postby kodi75 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:25 pm

Looks like someone else got to that junction before me. It was late and my main concern was the intersection at Charles and Bellona - my intent was to return to that area later today.

I'll have to start using the WME Colour Highlights Unterminated Roads (Lime) check-box. Otherwise non-terminated roads are hard to spot.

Thanks for the help, Andy.
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