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The ปากชอง thing is, in the Client Thai characters are displayed right now. I've seen this the first time - more than 1 year ago. I think. It will only not being displayed in the Map Editor, you can check this on the Waze App. But as i've tried the last time i did not find it as a search result in the navigation menu.
When an aerial image is bad we use the GPS Points Layer, and this is one of the most important and helpful thing when drawing new roads and aligning them to the GPS Points. In areas of Chiang Mai, some parts of Chon buri or Si Racha the aerials are not on a correct position. BKK is much better.
Other places in the South or along Phet Kasem or as well as Mitthraphap there it's also required to check the GPS Points cause aerials are mostly inexistent or really bad.
Of course you know that ศ or any kind of "s" - spoken charcters (by foreigners) in thai will not be pronounciated in thai or more like "t,d" so this is another thing that we have to deal with.
เทเวศร์ sounds like Thewet to me as farang and i think it's comming closer to what a native thai speaker pronunciate, at least this is what we learn in a language school about thai language. Cause ror-ruea is silent, sor-sala at the end becomes t or d. Am i wrong?
Today their server has a runtime error but it is worth to check this out:
It helped me lot of times for some translations and understanding, there may be differences to the Royal Thai Institute but they are really close.
echooo wrote:IMHO, province is the closest match to city. There are 76 provinces in Thailand (excluding Bangkok). But there are over 800 Amphoes here which are too many to remember. I will always use province as a city because waze has only one field for such a thing and 76 is just right, in my opinion. Also, If you use Amphoe, you may not realize where it is because there are Amphoe Muang in all provinces (except Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya).
Yep, you can check this in Udon Thani or Khon Kaen for example. Some editors have started to add Province names over the half of the country, this was not really helpful, so i've corrected a lot to display the amphoes as well in separate polygones. Cause if you do so, you will never find the right place in navigation mode.
For many scenarios you can use external search providers such as bing, foursquare or google... and the map is looking much clearer if we not spread province names all over the country.
Another thing is most foreign people except you will never know anyway that Baan "Om Ko" is in Amphoe Ban Dung which belongs to the Province of Udon Thani, but if you try to navigate to Om Ko you will definitely find the right way now. Or Udon Thani you will reach by a waze search and you gonna be navigated directly to the city, and not 50 kilometers outside of it. I would being happy with more fields in the editor but for now we can only use a minimum.
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