Incorrect address info in Maryland

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Incorrect address info in Maryland

Postby 4d142e62177d4cb4a64103f532d4a271 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:27 pm

Is there someway I can get info corrected in Waze? My address is Gaithersburg, MD but it gets changed in Waze to say Redland, MD. Redland is just a neighborhood, not actually a town/city.
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Re: Incorrect address info in Maryland

Postby nzahn1 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:44 pm

Thanks for the post.

Addresses in Maryland outside an incorporated city/town (very common) are named using their Census Designated Place (CDP). This is because the USPS names often extend far beyond where most locals consider to be the edge of town.

In the case of Redland and Gaithersburg, Redland and Gaithersburg are both CDPs. However, the Gaithersburg CDP doesn't cover the same area as the Gaithersburg Zip Code (USPS). You can see in the image below there is an area (circled in yellow) where the USPS city is Gaithersburg, and the CDP is Redland.
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I'll add gaithersburg as an alternate city name to this area, to ensure proper routing.

If you are having a problem with a specific address, please post it below, or send it via a private message, and I'll make sure it works for both the CDP and USPS city.

Read more about how we map cities on the Maryland wiki page.
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Re: Incorrect address info in Maryland

Postby 4d142e62177d4cb4a64103f532d4a271 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:27 pm

Thanks for the quick response. Always thought of Redland neighborhood as ending at Shady Grove Rd. We've been mentioned as GBurg or Rockville, but never Redland. How do you tell the CDP from pic above?
In any case, I would like to see about getting Amity Dr included as GBurg. I don't see how to send an email to provide the address. Many thanks,
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Re: Incorrect address info in Maryland

Postby nzahn1 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:41 pm

4d142e62177d4cb4a64103f532d4a271 wrote:Thanks for the quick response. Always thought of Redland neighborhood as ending at Shady Grove Rd. We've been mentioned as GBurg or Rockville, but never Redland. How do you tell the CDP from pic above?
In any case, I would like to see about getting Amity Dr included as GBurg. I don't see how to send an email to provide the address. Many thanks,

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