Lower case 'f' appearing on map

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Re: Lower case 'f' appearing on map

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:08 pm

kdaumer wrote:Is it the Facebook logo? Could it be showing you a user who is logged in via Facebook?

No and no way. :) It is a city smudge as already stated.
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Re: Lower case 'f' appearing on map

Postby WeeeZer14 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 4:30 pm

kdaumer wrote:Is it the Facebook logo? Could it be showing you a user who is logged in via Facebook?

Obviously, I am a totally green newbie so take anything I say with a ginormous salt lick.

No, someone tried to set the city name in Forth Worth on a road but it only came out as "f" and then in Ft Sam Hill, someone did the same thing. So Waze thought there was a new town called "f" in TX and drew it on the map assuming anything between those two points were that town.

Besides a town that doesn't really exist (like "f"), a similar thing can happen with real towns making them grow larger than they should or overlap adjoining areas. In general, we call these smudged cities.

This page on the wiki documents my techniques to hunt these down.
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Re: Lower case 'f' appearing on map

Postby kdaumer » Tue Dec 11, 2012 2:07 pm

Is it the Facebook logo? Could it be showing you a user who is logged in via Facebook?

Obviously, I am a totally green newbie so take anything I say with a ginormous salt lick.
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Re: Lower case 'f' appearing on map

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Tue Dec 11, 2012 4:40 am

WeeeZer14 wrote:Remember smudges were an obsession of mine for a while ;)

You need a SmudgeHunter badge. :)
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Re: Lower case 'f' appearing on map

Postby WeeeZer14 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 4:06 am

Remember smudges were an obsession of mine for a while ;)
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Re: Lower case 'f' appearing on map

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Tue Dec 11, 2012 4:05 am

WeeeZer14 wrote:Editors color scheme on the client shows it as a long north/south smudge. Trying to follow it now...

Oh, you are good!
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Re: Lower case 'f' appearing on map

Postby WeeeZer14 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 3:45 am

Editors color scheme on the client shows it as a long north/south smudge. Trying to follow it now...

Edit 1: Northern end was this segment in Forth Worth added in July. Now fixed.

Edit 2: Souther end I can't track down for sure. I lose track of it around Ft Sam Houston and this segment which someone edited just yesterday.

If that second segment was the culprit, the f should go away the next time the city layer is updated.
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Re: Lower case 'f' appearing on map

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Tue Dec 11, 2012 3:31 am

I'm not seeing anything which would be causing that 'f'.
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Re: Lower case 'f' appearing on map

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Tue Dec 11, 2012 3:26 am

These are the only segments recently edited and they aren't where the 'f' is showing. The City layer shows no out-of-place city name at close zoom levels.
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Re: Lower case 'f' appearing on map

Postby Shinsen_1378 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 2:38 am

Here's a screen capture. Notice the f in the upper part below the San Antonio.
And again, when I tried to get closer to it, it disappeared.

https://www.waze.com/editor/?lon=-98.40 ... TTTFTTTTFT
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