Some users are messing up with the maps...

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Some users are messing up with the maps...

Postby egvneto » Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:13 pm

There are some users in my city, that are just messing up with the maps, creating speed cameras where there is none!

How do I stop them?

My user can't remove the wrong speed cameras added by this users and the street is not locked.

Can anyone give my a tip to treat this?

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Re: Some users are messing up with the maps...

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:19 pm

You can try to send them PM (Private Message) on the forum, but in general, cameras are added to the map in all countries all over the place, where there are none. Until someone approves them in the editor, though, they will not appear in the app. If there are approved cameras where you know for certain none exist, and you are not able to delete them, you may need to contact your country manager or contact Waze directly using the Quick Help forum on the /Support page.
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Re: Some users are messing up with the maps...

Postby egvneto » Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:27 pm

The speed cameras are already approved and I guess some users are creating these "errors" for later earning points with the "corrections"!
I'm really working hard trying to improve the map of my city, but, this things keep putting me down!
I'll report this to Waze.
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Re: Some users are messing up with the maps...

Postby jasonh300 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:20 pm

egvneto wrote:The speed cameras are already approved and I guess some users are creating these "errors" for later earning points with the "corrections"!
I'm really working hard trying to improve the map of my city, but, this things keep putting me down!
I'll report this to Waze.
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Post permalinks to the cameras and someone with access will remove them for you. If there are actual cameras nearby, let us know where so we can leave those alone.

If you don't have cameras in your area, just give a wide permalink and we'll get rid of all of them.
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Re: Some users are messing up with the maps...

Postby floppyrod84 » Wed Sep 05, 2012 12:09 am

They can only be reported from the client, so this person is going to a lot of trouble for a few points.

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Re: Some users are messing up with the maps...

Postby xtago » Wed Sep 05, 2012 2:32 am

You to be 100% sure there ate no cameras, some places have cameras but they aren't on a pole but hidden.

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Re: Some users are messing up with the maps...

Postby jasonh300 » Wed Sep 05, 2012 2:55 am

xtago wrote:You to be 100% sure there ate no cameras, some places have cameras but they aren't on a pole but hidden.

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There is no place in the U.S. where speed or red light cameras are hidden. They also have to have a sign up showing the location of the camera.
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Re: Some users are messing up with the maps...

Postby CBenson » Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:08 am

jasonh300 wrote:There is no place in the U.S. where speed or red light cameras are hidden. They also have to have a sign up showing the location of the camera.

Huh? I guess it depends on what you mean by hidden. But, there are plenty of cameras around here without warning signs.
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Re: Some users are messing up with the maps...

Postby mouseRider » Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:56 am

It's probably worth noting that there are "red light cameras" that are there to give people tickets and then there are "traffic cameras" that are there to either control the lights or for security.

The light control and security cameras are usually mounted on the overhead traffic light poles, smaller, security camera looking things, those are obviously pretty moot to mark.

The "red light cameras" are usually mounted several yards behind the junction itself, so that they can capture the plates as the cars drive by. They are usually larger, in a box and are on their own poles.

Several states in the US require appropriate signs to warn drivers of their presence but not all.

In certain states, like in MD and AZ, I've seen mobile ones at construction sites or just on the side of the road, mounted to retractable booms on a trailer or on top of an SUV squad car. Those are often not marked in advance by signs.
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Some users are messing up with the maps...

Postby jasonh300 » Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:08 am

Mobile red light cameras aren't posted on the Waze maps as cameras. But they can be reported as a speed trap as they are temporary in nature.

There's an entire Wiki page that outlines (with pictures) every detail about speed and red light cameras and how to handle them.
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