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Re: More information on what was done about my problem repor

Postby tgp1994 » Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:17 am

jasonh300 wrote:If that's the point where it's routing to, that's not going to change by adding a driveway.


I was just assuming that Waze was using some sort of cached routing information, and it was snapping to the closest road or something... Just a guess :)

jasonh300 wrote:When you search for a location in the Waze app, you have the option of switching to Bing or Google as a search provider. If you do that, does it route properly?


Sadly, it doesn't. Both providers stay in the same location, on the main road.
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Re: More information on what was done about my problem repor

Postby jasonh300 » Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:15 am

tgp1994 wrote:I was just assuming that Waze was using some sort of cached routing information, and it was snapping to the closest road or something... Just a guess :)


Sadly, it doesn't. Both providers stay in the same location, on the main road.


Waze will route to the closest point on a road to the GPS coordinates of the destination. So you were right that putting in a driveway or a parking lot road will often fix this sort of thing...as long as that parking lot road is closer to the actual destination point than the road. It sounds like this is the issue.

I think you're on the right track but post a permalink to the location and let me take a look at it and I'll be able to give you a better explanation.
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Re: More information on what was done about my problem repor

Postby tgp1994 » Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:19 pm

Ok, here's what I'm looking at.
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Re: More information on what was done about my problem repor

Postby jasonh300 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:40 am

The driveway is a dead end, but didn't have an end node, so it's as good as not there. Waze can't route to or from a point on a road without a node on both ends.

I fixed it for you. That will most likely solve the problem.
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Re: More information on what was done about my problem repor

Postby tgp1994 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:13 am

Well, shoot, now I know to RTFM a little more when I'm making a change :). I know it was a small deal, but I appreciate the effort. Thank you!
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