How does address entry work? (badly, it seems)

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Re: How does address entry work? (badly, it seems)

Postby Daknife » Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:38 am

And While Bing is usually the default search engine, do we have any confirmation that it is the engine used in Argentina?

If the search works correctly in Bing then the same search should work in Google. Also when you search for an address in Waze you'll notice below the results are a series of icons, A G for Google, The Bing B, the waze symbol, 4Square Yelp and a couple others. If you touch the icons you can slide to an alternate search, try the Google icon. See if any of those get you a viable result. That can give us a clue. To bad there isn't an Argentine sub-forum, just a thread with the single originating post, you might try PM'ing the creator of that post jmh182, they might know a work around/cause/solution.
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Re: How does address entry work? (badly, it seems)

Postby jhandl » Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:49 pm

@daknife, I hadn't noticed those icons, the iPad app hides them. Thanks for bringing that to my attention!

The strange thing is that selecting Google or Bing gets me "No results found" for every address I tried, and I know Google and Bing can find those addresses without a problem through their web apps.

Also, the default search engine is Waze here. Not sure why it should be different depending on location, as both Bing and Google should work all over the world, and in any case Waze's own would certainly be worse for locations outside of the US, not better (except that in this case, because of the bug I mentioned above, Bing and Google don't work, so Waze is, in a way, "better").
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Re: How does address entry work? (badly, it seems)

Postby Daknife » Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:07 pm

That is definitely odd. As to why it would be different. Different licensing agreements in different countries is why. I was fairly certain it was Bing but wasn't certain.

At this point if the exact same address works at bing.com/maps (or what ever the local variant of the address is) but not in Waze I think you should probably file a nano-rep report on the support page. Something is definitely up and you need actual Waze staff to look at it, rather than fellow users.
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Re: How does address entry work? (badly, it seems)

Postby jhandl » Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:40 pm

Thanks, I reported the bug.
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Re: How does address entry work? (badly, it seems)

Postby AndyPoms » Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:51 pm

jhandl wrote:The strange thing is that selecting Google or Bing gets me "No results found" for every address I tried, and I know Google and Bing can find those addresses without a problem through their web apps.
The Waze tab is the only one that will return results for addresses (even in the US) - those results are powered by various providers (usually Bing) and in the future will also include addresses in the Waze database. All the other tabs are available when searching business name/category as a POI search.
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Re: How does address entry work? (badly, it seems)

Postby mssusa » Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:57 pm

In Saudi Arabia only Google can find addresses online. Bing can't. Apparently, Waze doesn't have an agreement with Google to search addresses. So, inside Waze client you will not be able to find any addresses using any of the tabs (Waze, 4Square, Google, Bing). Waze tries instead to match the street name and you'll find results,if any, in the Waze tab.

This may be be the case in Argentina, too. Our only hope is for Waze to sign an agreement with a provider (Google or Saudi Post in my case). Waiting for Waze to use address data from WME is not an option. Who'll enter all address data? What about countries with non sequential addressing?

BTW, be nice to us tomorrow. 5/0 like Spain is enough. Please don't make a lesson of us :|

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Re: How does address entry work? (badly, it seems)

Postby andrex77 » Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:54 pm

jhandl wrote:So the problem is in the data. Most of the addresses I search for don't show up in the search results or show up at the bottom of the list. Most of the search results are clearly garbage, like an empty title with a wrong address (wrong number or just the street name, no number, which makes no sense). Clearly the data needs to be cleaned up. I'll look into map editing to see if I can help in that effort.

That is right. The maps in Argentina are not too good, and the house numbers are worst. We have a big job ahead, and your help will be appreciated.
I did try search for my house number, and with the correct data on the map works perfectly, even with "StreetX 1234, City" format.
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