Who checks the map edits?

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Re: Who checks the map edits?

Postby kodi75 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:29 am

Unless there is a way to upload an image to a PM, this post is the only means I have to show the editor what the roads looked like. I decided to fix them, since they are major streets in my area.

some edits were made to road segments in Baltimore on N Charles St and Bellona Ave here. First off, thanks for joining this community of users working to improve maps and helping others get from A to B.

Unfortunately I am not able to upload a image of the intersection with this PM, but I have posted it here in the Community Forum. Hey, I'm still learning too.

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Charles at Bellona
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If you look at the attached image, the road segments at the intersection were red, indicating a problem. IN this case, the segments were not given a road name and a city. Also, the turn restrictions prevented any turns from any of the segments. And if there is a problem, Waze cannot use the segments for routing.

Please PM me if you have any questions or post a message in the Map Editing Forum and look at the links to some of the Waze Wiki on my signature block below.
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Re: Re: Who checks the map edits?

Postby harling » Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:05 am

Kuhlkatz wrote:
overl0ad wrote: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.

That sounds like someone did some paving...

Or it's from editing back in the days of Cartouche, when only an AM could delete segments, and non-AMs could only mark them for deletion. So, as a non-AM, any segments that are "left over" after editing would have to be moved to some out-of-the-way place until the AM approves their deletion.

Eventually, I stopped marking segments for deletion, and started "recycling" them as nearby driveways and parking lot roads instead. :-)
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Re: Who checks the map edits?

Postby Daknife » Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:33 am

Also based on reports from other editors Down under what you are claiming is bad or incomplete mapping may not be editors but the original Base map import.

Most areas need a lot of work after the basemap is imported from government sources, it really annoys those who've managed to create a fairly comprehensive map without any such basemap and then Waze decides they have enough users and imports a basemap wiping out the prior work (it happened recently in Brazil). Waze has tools in place to automate some corrections such as directionality but most the problems won't get fixed until an editor goes in and makes the roads work. That's where the majority of my 1.6 million and counting points is from. Most of my state and the surrounding states were untouched basemap giving me lots and lots of work to do. The major metro areas had been cleaned up a bit by prior editors but even those areas still needed a lot of work.
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Re: Who checks the map edits?

Postby AndyPoms » Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:49 am

kodi75 wrote:Unless there is a way to upload an image to a PM, this post is the only means I have to show the editor what the roads looked like. I decided to fix them, since they are major streets in my area.

some edits were made to road segments in Baltimore on N Charles St and Bellona Ave here. First off, thanks for joining this community of users working to improve maps and helping others get from A to B.

Unfortunately I am not able to upload a image of the intersection with this PM, but I have posted it here in the Community Forum. Hey, I'm still learning too.

If you look at the attached image, the road segments at the intersection were red, indicating a problem. IN this case, the segments were not given a road name and a city. Also, the turn restrictions prevented any turns from any of the segments. And if there is a problem, Waze cannot use the segments for routing.

Please PM me if you have any questions or post a message in the Map Editing Forum and look at the links to some of the Waze Wiki on my signature block below.

There isn't a way to upload an image to a PM, you need to use another host for it & use the IMG tags - I know, it's annoying. Also, Fairview Rd at the bottom of your screen shot looks like it needs the End Node Fixed on the Cul-De-Sac/Dead End.
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Re: Who checks the map edits?

Postby AndyPoms » Sun Dec 30, 2012 1:02 am

overl0ad wrote: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...


If you find that someone has vandalized the map or is continually making edits that are against best practices, please bring them to the attention of your local area manager/country manager or any of the Waze Champs (preferably by PM and including permalinks that you have not fixed yet). They can reach out to that user and try to guide them in the correct direction or, if warranted, work bring the issues to the Waze staff who can then remove that users editing permissions.
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Re: Who checks the map edits?

Postby AndyPoms » Sat Dec 29, 2012 4:37 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.
These are processed against the editor, not the client map, so if you make a mistake like this on road with a lot of traffic, it should get caught before the edits go live.
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