Roads disappearing when going >50 mph

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Re: Roads disappearing when going >50 mph

Postby karrows » Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:14 am

Try driving around an area that has all dirt roads. The dirt road display sucks always reguardless of zoom, then speed up and your are driving on a blank screen.

Plenty of dirt roads can handle 50mph+.
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Re: Roads disappearing when going >50 mph

Postby jasonh300 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:35 pm

So no solution for iOS then.

The software should automatically restrict the zoom based on the type of road you're on.

Or, it should default to not zoom out (automatically) beyond where streets still show on the map. I don't find the display to be of much use when it's zoomed beyond that anyway.
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Re: Roads disappearing when going >50 mph

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Sun Aug 05, 2012 4:59 am

I have hundreds of roads around me which are 50+ roads but are certainly not to be considered primary by any stretch of the imagination. Autozoom by distance is much more useful, IMO.
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Re: Roads disappearing when going >50 mph

Postby AndyPoms » Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:23 pm

In my experience "Streets" disappear at 40mph... And I was able to confirm that today while running errands...
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Re: Roads disappearing when going >50 mph

Postby skbun » Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:15 pm

If it is true that 'roads disappear by types' above certain speeds, should we add this fact to http://www.waze.com/wiki/index.php/Map_Legend for clarity?

In other words,

"Street.
* Any road that traffic will be routed onto.
* At grade connectors & turn lanes when separated by enough distance from the streets that one is needed for proper GPS tracking.
* A road with a speed limit of 40mph or higher should not be a street. It should be a highway, primary street, or another higher class road."

I know that we rarely set hard and fast rules like that, but in this case, is this not a sure thing?

Even better, since Waze does keep track of average speeds on roads, could 'street with excessively high speed' be an automatic system error that can be put into WME as a system update request? We use other specifications for other roads, (like HOV lanes as parking lot roads), but is street ever used in a case like that?
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Re: Roads disappearing when going >50 mph

Postby PaintManNO » Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:54 pm

That sounds like the auto-zoom feature in Waze's settings...

Settings / Advanced / Auto Zoom

"According to Speed" = will cause all but the road you're on and major roads to disappear above 52 or 53 mph, and will come back when you slow to around 47 mph.

If you change the setting to "No Auto Zoom" (like I do) you should see all the roads, all the time.

You can still manually zoom the screen by tapping on the map, and using the + and - buttons that appear on the right side.

I can't say I've ever seen the road I'm driving on disappear though. That I don't know about...
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Re: Roads disappearing when going >50 mph

Postby skbun » Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:52 pm

xteejx wrote:If you can do 50mph on a road it probably shouldn't be a normal street anyway.
OP, can you give a permalink or address for this road?

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Not the OP, but I'm pretty sure I've identified this as Grovenburg Rd near Lansing, MI. In both the OP's images, you can see the water southwest of McCue.

https://www.waze.com/editor/?zoom=3&lat ... TTTTTTTTFT
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Re: Re: Roads disappearing when going >50 mph

Postby floppyrod84 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:30 am

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:I have hundreds of roads around me which are 50+ roads but are certainly not to be considered primary by any stretch of the imagination. Autozoom by distance is much more useful, IMO.

Fair enough. It's like that here anyways :-)

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