Transporter1983 wrote:I'm just curious here as to what the other issues are that are being addressed and why will it take so long to get the roads unlocked again?
The Waze team has less than 100 employees who are handling everything for entire works for everything from programming for the servers, the client apps, the web based map interfaces including the editor, the mobile interfaces, and the forums, plus marketing, administration, security and others that are mentioned here: https://www.waze.com/about/team/
So even with the assistance of all the Wazers, editors and Waze Champs around the world, the Waze team has business plans and procedures that that they must follow as a company. The issues in Michigan are just one in many that they must consider, and make decisions on that take time.
While many of us are impatient to see the changes we would like, especially with the editor and the way the client apps work, we have to respect their decisions on how and when they handle things.
We can read all over the various topics in the forums to see only some of the issues they face. The issues in Michigan are somewhat similar to those elsewhere in the world that are also discussed in the forums. Decisions about Michigan may or may not be related to how they decide to handle similar issues elsewhere. Curious as it may seem, we may have to wait for a decision to be made in Afghanistan for example, before one can be made for Michigan.
Mapping the world is a huge undertaking. Just look what happened to Apple when they thought their maps were ready for primetime! Waze is only a small fraction of the size of Apple, and they are doing their best to provide an incredibly useful and free resource for the world to use.