What is an IGN?

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What is an IGN?

Postby lizaoreo » Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:43 pm

I've searched the wiki and the forums. The wiki turns up '0' hits and the forums seems to just have people complaining about IGN's wrecking havoc all over the place.

I asked because I've been editing the area around where I live, a somewhat remotish area in north Georgia (Calhoun, GA) and have suddenly run into a ton of very randomly scattered "parking lot" zones marked all over the place. Some of these are private businesses and really... I think it's expected that they have a parking lot. Some are so scatterbrained in the layering, they actually run off into the street and road (the zone of course, not the lot). Some just highlight the whole business or store and lot and street and everything. But I digress... I figured the parking lot was more reserved in the sense of a parking garage, somewhere specifically meant for parking and walking, which we only have one of in town.

At first I thought it was just someone being somewhat lazy. Then I started thinking someone was just spamming edits for points. Then I noticed there were different usernames all with the IGN prefix, started searching a bit and found the complaint posts. So I guess I'm joining in on the complaint posts.

Ultimately, what are the IGN accounts, and can I feel comfortable just deleting the nonsense they've plastered down? :) Oh, and I am right in assuming a parking lot means basically a parking garage that isn't a garage, right? ;)
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Re: What is an IGN?

Postby Bigbear3764 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:50 pm

lizaoreo wrote:I've searched the wiki and the forums. The wiki turns up '0' hits and the forums seems to just have people complaining about IGN's wrecking havoc all over the place.


Yep, go and clean it up. When you see a system error report because someone left their route to go thru the McDonald's drive thru, Waze kicks out a route error. Most editors use to just clear them as Not Identified. Waze gets them and turns them over to the IGN editors. They don't follow our Best editing practices and draw in the parking lots. I have them put in right turn lanes that are labeled as ramps.

When you see a system generated error and you under stand why it happened, mark them as solved.
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Re: What is an IGN?

Postby AndyPoms » Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:53 pm

IGN are editors that work for a company Waze contracted to do map edits...

They seem to be attracted to areas when Problem Reports (not URs) are marked as "Not Identified"... As you've found, they are notoriously bad at editing and seem to put down parking lot roads & parking lot landmarks everywhere they go...
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Re: What is an IGN?

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:56 pm

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Re: What is an IGN?

Postby Kuhlkatz » Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:40 pm

Just see it as an Internally Generated Nuisance.
It's an automated activity that is triggered in response to 'Not Identified' System generated errors.
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Re: What is an IGN?

Postby Daknife » Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:45 am

Good expansion of the Acronym but it's not automated, it's humans that don't follow the editing guidelines.

Just think of it as free points as you correct their errors and close all the UR's that pop up until your corrections go through.
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Re: What is an IGN?

Postby TheGridExe » Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:58 pm

AndyPoms wrote:IGN are editors that work for a company Waze contracted to do map edits...

They seem to be attracted to areas when Problem Reports (not URs) are marked as "Not Identified"... As you've found, they are notoriously bad at editing and seem to put down parking lot roads & parking lot landmarks everywhere they go...

I've been noticing they love to mark roads as service roads.
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Re: What is an IGN?

Postby Scruffy151 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:51 pm

douglasr007 wrote:I've been noticing they love to mark roads as service roads.


They must have been in SE Arkansas sometime then. All the little roads that should be private, parking lot, or deleted are service roads there.
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Re: What is an IGN?

Postby DangerDaneDK » Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:41 am

I suspect its that work thing where people can sign up and do smaller menial tasks for cents :P. And the name is MechanicalTurk
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Re: What is an IGN?

Postby TheGridExe » Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:40 am

MeX_DK wrote:I suspect its that work thing where people can sign up and do smaller menial tasks for cents :P. And the name is MechanicalTurk

Nah, mTurk is strictly Amazon.
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