House numbers page

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House numbers page

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:39 pm

FYI, in case you hadn't seen this link in the House Numbers thread in the Editing forum:

http://www.waze.com/wiki/index.php/Hous ... the_Editor

I created this because the next editor version is going to be released really soon. They've taken care of the bugs and I don't see anything which would prevent them from releasing it as soon as tomorrow.
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Re: House numbers page

Postby txemt » Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:18 am

Am I to understand that the house numbers node needs to be placed where the driveway and the street meet up?
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Re: House numbers page

Postby bretmcvey » Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:44 am

On the wiki page it appears that house numbers are placed directly on top of the house. Is this the standard that should be applied when editing house numbers? Should the node be closer to the end of the driveway or the likely area of the front door?

For cases where an alley runs behind the house, should it be standard practice to keep the house node slightly closer to the affiliated street?

Will rural housing that's offset further than the standard range from the affiliated road need to be forced to better indicate where the house exists?

Looks like it'll be an interesting new aspect to the editor. Thank you for sharing the link!
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Re: House numbers page

Postby AndyPoms » Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:14 am

txemt wrote:Am I to understand that the house numbers node needs to be placed where the driveway and the street meet up?
bretmcvey wrote:On the wiki page it appears that house numbers are placed directly on top of the house. Is this the standard that should be applied when editing house numbers? Should the node be closer to the end of the driveway or the likely area of the front door?
There are two node for each address. The one with the number goes on the house, the other attaches to the associated street and goes at the end of the driveway.

bretmcvey wrote:For cases where an alley runs behind the house, should it be standard practice to keep the house node slightly closer to the affiliated street?
No, see above. The 2nd node is the navigation point.

bretmcvey wrote: Will rural housing that's offset further than the standard range from the affiliated road need to be forced to better indicate where the house exists?
There is a "force" feature built in for this express purpose, as well as out of sequence numbers, odd/even not being consistent, etc. I'm not sure if all editors will have access to it or if it will only be available to higher level editors.
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Re: House numbers page

Postby bretmcvey » Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:24 am

So in saying the second node goes on the house, we should as a best practice try to center it on the house, not the front door or edge where the driveway and house meet?
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Re: House numbers page

Postby AndyPoms » Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:05 am

bretmcvey wrote:So in saying the second node goes on the house, we should as a best practice try to center it on the house, not the front door or edge where the driveway and house meet?

From the Waze staff:
ohad-ron wrote:I know these guidelines do not answer all cases. We still need to figure out the issues of malls, very long driveways (rural areas), houses that are on a different segment than the one with their official address, etc. However, for 85% percent of the cases this should work:

- House marker - the center of the rooftop of the house.
- Segment marker - the place where you would park if you wanted to park closest to the main entrance to the building, driveway, or an entrance to the building parking lot. Basically - if i get an end user to this point and tell him to look to the correct side of the road he should be able to figure out which building it is.

How waze will use this data:

- The route destination will be the segment marker.
- We will show what side of the street the house is on, using the house marker.
- The rooftops are good data to have, and we will probably use them as we improve our POI search, for display in the map, etc.

I can't promise we will make use of everything right away, but this is the most flexible representation of this data.
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Re: House numbers page

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:20 pm

I've added some clarifying text to the page for the house number and segment markers. Should the wiki page call it a "segment marker" rather than a "stop point"?
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Re: House numbers page

Postby bretmcvey » Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:16 pm

I really like the name "Stop Point" as it's more identifiable than "Segment Marker" which works better as an internal description for engineers.

Given this info from the Waze staff...
ohad-ron wrote:I know these guidelines do not answer all cases. We still need to figure out the issues of malls, very long driveways (rural areas), houses that are on a different segment than the one with their official address, etc. However, for 85% percent of the cases this should work:

- House marker - the center of the rooftop of the house.
- Segment marker - the place where you would park if you wanted to park closest to the main entrance to the building, driveway, or an entrance to the building parking lot. Basically - if i get an end user to this point and tell him to look to the correct side of the road he should be able to figure out which building it is.

How waze will use this data:

- The route destination will be the segment marker.
- We will show what side of the street the house is on, using the house marker.
- The rooftops are good data to have, and we will probably use them as we improve our POI search, for display in the map, etc.

I can't promise we will make use of everything right away, but this is the most flexible representation of this data.

... are there two types of markers, House and Segment, or is just just one marker and the two different approaches to handle where they're placed?

I'd like to see a more prominence given to the breakdown of what to do for a house vs. a building with photo examples of both. This wiki paragraph...
The house number itself should be placed the center of the rooftop of the house. For large buildings such as box stores which have a single address, move this alignment more towards the main pedestrian entrance to the building. For addresses within malls, center the address over the space of the business, just like for a house.

... has vital information for how to properly place the Stop Point that would help ensure consistency.

Additional Considerations
  • For larger box store addresses with more than one primary entryway (assuming entryways are on the same side of the store) place the Stop Point at the front edge of the building but equidistant from both of those entryways.
  • For a buildings with multiple entryways, but on differing sides, place the Stop Point centered atop the building itself.
  • Gas stations... would the Stop Point be best placed at the front door of the gas station, or centered over the canopy for the pumps?
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Re: House numbers page

Postby kentsmith9 » Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:49 pm

This page is very well done Alan! Thanks for all the work creating this from scratch.

Note that I updated the page name to prevent any confusion over which editor we meant in the future. I already updated the internal wikilinks to the page to go directly to the new named page and have the original being a redirect to the new one to prevent any problems with possible external links (like your OP link).

I also slightly modified the section titles to more closely match the Wikipedia convention we try to follow. I added a few other wikilinks inside as well.
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Re: House numbers page

Postby Machete808 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:21 am

Question for AoftheB, or anyone with the knowledge:

When I activated the House Numbers interface and checked my own neighborhood, it displays numbers on the houses, all of which are marked "forced." Besides being somewhat in the wrong spot (fixable), the numbers themselves omit the prefix part of the address. There are hyphenated numbering systems on some streets/highways: My house number, for example, is 46-111. But on my house there's only "111.")

I gather hyphenation is an issue, but should these numbers all be corrected to read 46111, etc.? I need to be clear on this before adding new ones or editing these. Thanks.
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