Lower case 'f' appearing on map

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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 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 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 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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Lower case 'f' appearing on map

Postby Shinsen_1378 » Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:41 pm

When navigating, every once in a while a lower case 'f' appears on the map. Usually in open areas between streets. I have only noticed this in night mode. A couple times I have driven towards the 'f' to see what it could be, and just when I should be aproaching whatever it may be indicating it disappears.
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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 CBenson » Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:43 pm

Sounds like it could be an erroneous city name to me. Can you provide a permalink to the general area?
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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 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 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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