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Re: Clinton Public School

Postby AndyPoms » Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:49 pm

This is covered in Item #27 of the Waze FAQ.
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Solved: Clinton Public School

Postby LimeyRat » Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:11 pm

There's a problem with driving directions to Clinton Public School. Waze thinks that access is from Rt 78 W. Doesn't matter if I try from the east or west, still terminates on Rt 78. Correct address is 10 School Street, Clinton NJ.

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Re: Clinton Public School

Postby LimeyRat » Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:01 pm

I moved the marker in Google Maps, and updated the address to reflect the street number.
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Re: Clinton Public School

Postby LimeyRat » Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:18 pm

OK, Google accepted my edits and it now resolves better. The routing in Waze now works as it should.

Thanks to AndyPoms for the FAQ link, that led me down the path of fixing it, but gave the answer to PhantomSoul as he explained why it needed fixing.
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Re: Clinton Public School  Topic is solved

Postby PhantomSoul » Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:56 pm

This looks like the classic "airport" problem, where the geometric center of the airport landmark isn't closest to the road you'd typically use to approach it.

10 School St, Clinton, NJ resolves correctly, at the end of School St. However, if you search for Clinton Public School, Waze resolves it using the Waze landmark for the school, and since its geometric center appears closer to I-78 than to School St, it routes there. This appears to be an ongoing issue with the landmarks, and right now, I only know of 2 workarounds:

1. Search for 10 School St, Clinton, NJ instead of Clinton Public School
2. Change your search provider at the bottom of the results screen in Waze to Google or some other provider listed there and see if it resolves the name better.

Does anyone else have any other ideas?
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