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Re: map upgrade request

Postby AndyPoms » Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:20 pm

world_3z5orjg6 wrote:Also will there be an option for police patrol cars traveling on the roads this will help avoid running to the cops.
This has been suggested before, and is too complicated to implement (as the officer will no longer be at the reported location as soon as the report makes it to other users in the area, as well as l;cation prediction gets exponentially more difficult with each junction potentially passed).

world_3z5orjg6 wrote: Also could you put in on the map the ability to see all the parking spots, gas station, restaurant, etc on the map in an instant this would help me alot from constantly going to the option menu to bring them up while i'm driving and make things easier and faster for me.
. There are icon that appear for parking when nearing you destination, but for the most part individual businesses should not be mapped.
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Re: map upgrade request

Postby remydog » Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:26 pm

AndyPoms wrote:
world_3z5orjg6 wrote:Also will there be an option for police patrol cars traveling on the roads this will help avoid running to the cops.
This has been suggested before, and is too complicated to implement (as the officer will no longer be at the reported location as soon as the report makes it to other users in the area, as well as location prediction gets exponentially more difficult with each junction potentially passed).


Escort Live permits reporting of moving police. I think where this would be most helpful to other drivers is on a highway where the officer is moving the same direction that you are travelling and with a report within a few minutes of the time you are arriving at that locale. The algorithm could set a much faster timer to remove these from the map sooner. Even with stationary officers, there is still a problem - they don't typically stay put for very long - either they get bored or they catch someone and then they're gone. It's still useful information.

Since there is no such option in Waze, I'm guessing that Wazers are simply reporting a visible police car, thus cluttering the map, rather than ignoring the moving target. I would think it better just not to report them since there are so many places where they might turn off.
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Re: General Feature requests

Postby AndyPoms » Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:02 pm

I have been reading the EL Forum - there are more than one thread related to Waze... I find this one to be related to your concern, one is an old post the second very recent. EL does not support moving police.

http://www.escortradarforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=44864&postcount=22 wrote:The LEO is moving.......EL automatically drops a pin and it stays there for the next 90 minutes. Completely pointless since the LEO will be on the other side of the state by then........yet more 'fluff'. The disreet Waze user uses good judgement on whether or not to drop a pin. The next Waze user can clear the spot in any case if the LEO is NOT THERE.

I'll agree that even Waze could use a little tweaking for LEO's on the move, but EL has no way of handling it at all.


http://www.escortradarforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7632 wrote:We have to come up with a way to notify of a moving LEO. I can't think of a good way to do it on Live. Even the competition does not do it (that I know of).


EL users are even giving Waze support in that forum :lol:
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