1) I'm using iPhone client 184.108.40.206 and there's a fair bit in the support material that doesn't match the options in the app. Biggest question I still have is, how do I mark street numbers on a street? There isn't anything next to the steamroller icon or in the report options, except to put a pin down where a street detail needs to be added.
Yeah the official documentation needs a little updating. Check the support wiki out, it is user modifiable so the community can help keep it more current. On the house number issue: Something is definitely a up here. Used to be an update house number option. I do this in cartouche so haven't done it in the client in a while
Philthy82 wrote:2) When driving through unmapped roads, do we really need to turn tracking mode on to map these roads? The guided tour seems to suggest when you drive on an unmapped road this will happen automatically, but if so I don't get why you'd need the steamroller button at all.
The question has been asked but no official answer has come that I'm aware of. If there is an area manager they might see the problem codes indicating a missing road and create it, but as far as I can tell, it's not automatic. I suggest creating new roads in cartouche if the aerial is available. Otherwise use the roller to get an approximation. Cell phone GPSs are so inaccurate that when you go into cartouche to finalize the road (give it a name, directionality, connect it, etc) you will see that sometimes it's really junk.
3) Is there anything to prevent two users/area managers correcting the same problems/working on the same streets at the same time?
It's a last change wins system, it will warn you if you are looking in an area that someone else has submitted a change to recently. But there is no locking system, where someone is not allowed to make a change while someone is working with it. There are 5 area managers in my area, and I haven't bumped heads with any of others, and I do a lot of edits.
Philthy82 wrote:4) When mapping bigger roads with median strips, any pointers on what should be set as separate 1-way roads and what should just have "separating line" ticked?
The wiki has some statements on this. I general reserve two one-way for freeways / major highways. But I have done it in other areas where like a rail line runs down the middle of the street. Try to limit two one way roads just from an point of view of intersections. This will limit the H and # shaped intersections, or the wierd v shaped intersections if you bring everything down to one junction then back out on the other side.[/quote]
Philthy82 wrote:Thanks again for any answers.