Updating Parking Lot road type instructions

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Re: Updating Parking Lot road type instructions

Postby jasonh300 » Mon Jun 10, 2013 5:59 pm

I'm still waiting on the less-visible parking lot roads that they promised in March, and then said was a good idea when I sent them a mock-up in April or May. Once that happens, this becomes much less of a problem.
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Re: Updating Parking Lot road type instructions

Postby jasonh300 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:01 pm

tohmlin wrote:Hi all !
Yes I'm a waze newbie and my first map edition try is actually on a parking lot, so I guess, discovering the subject posts, that they are many reasons for you to laugh at me !!!

The parking lot area at my work place is quite big, and as I used the possibility to record where I parked, I was quite pissed of being mapped on the nearest road instead of seing my position getting closer to my recorded position in the parking lot (when using waze on my android mobile and walking to my car).
Before I tried (yesterday) for the first time to suggest updates through waze.com/editor, I previously tried to use "building a new road" in the "map problem reports" on my mobile app. These new roads were visible some days on the mobile map, but then disappeared. Now that my changes seem to have been accepted on waze.com/editor, these new parking lot roads are still invisible on my mobile map :S
I'm sure there's something I missed in the intention, so please correct me !

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Re: Updating Parking Lot road type instructions

Postby jhfrontz » Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:49 pm

So where did we end up in this (or did it get carried to another thread?)?

For what it's worth, I think adding landmarks makes for cluttered maps and is a kludge to work around shortcomings of the waze backend. It's not sustainable and they'll need to fix the backend at some point (at which point the maps are littered with useless landmarks).
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Updating Parking Lot road type instructions

Postby kentsmith9 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:39 pm

I have received some feedback on PM that we should update and be more clear about when to recommend adding parking lot roads to the map. I believe gettingthere made some recent updates based on viewtopic.php?f=10&t=20756, but it took a ton of searching to finally find https://www.waze.com/wiki/index.php/Roa ... g_Lot_Road. I can certainly make that reference pop up much easier. That entry already has some of the key points I believe we are currently recommending:

  • Don't go wild adding every lane of the parking lot. Focus on the primary lanes that lead to/from the surrounding streets.
  • Use the parking lot road type for all segments of the parking lot.
  • In large parking lots that are near streets, map out the outer-most driving lane of the lot to prevent the routing server from snapping drivers to the adjacent road, but think traffic is slowed to 5 MPH /10KPH.

What I am not sure of is if we all agree on these additional recommendations. If we do have them in the Wiki, we should add why each is recommended to help people understand the logic:

    1. Do not map every parking lot you see on the map unless you get a user request or the system is reporting an error. [Because...]

    2. When responding to automated map errors, rather than mapping a parking lot with individual roads, consider mapping a "parking lot" landmark over the area to stop the routing server from reporting the problem.

I am not sure if there are other recommendations, so if anyone has any ideas on these additional recommendations or has more, please comment so we can best determine what more to cover in the Wiki.
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Re: Updating Parking Lot road type instructions

Postby kentsmith9 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:57 pm

On that page are you commenting on:
Wiki wrote:...the Parking Lot landmark should NEVER be drawn over or attached/snapped to roads bearing through traffic.

Are you saying there is another Wiki page that says the opposite, or that you consider the PLot roads inside the landmark are violating that guideline above?
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Re: Updating Parking Lot road type instructions

Postby kentsmith9 » Thu Feb 27, 2014 6:56 pm

szahni0 wrote:The question still remains, when dealing with small, non-destination point parking lots, what is preferred, segments or landmarks. Considering the majority of Waze Automated Errors are regarding missing road segments are related to people cutting through smalll corner lots, should these small lots be blocked out as landmarks or road segments?

Maybe we can place a statement in the PLot Landmark section to review the PLot Road page that I think clarifies what to do for roads. Technically the decision to add a Landmark or add road segments in a parking lot is separate.
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Re: Updating Parking Lot road type instructions

Postby kentsmith9 » Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:02 am

Links between PLot landmark and roads made. I did not add specific information on whether to use either one, since I think each section identifies when to add each one already. Now it is more clear there is another section to review for the other category.
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Re: Updating Parking Lot road type instructions

Postby mapcat » Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:29 am

CBenson wrote:
bgodette wrote:In either case it's usually the larger lots that need actual segments, the corner gas station or mid-block drive-thru usually just needs a landmark.

So what's the advantage to using the landmark rather than the segments?

Or, what's the advantage to using the landmark rather than doing nothing at all?
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Re: Updating Parking Lot road type instructions

Postby mapcat » Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:55 pm

I really don't want to name parking lot roads. Especially since they still show on the map, and probably will until a Champ travels to Noam's house and commits seppuku.

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Re: Updating Parking Lot road type instructions

Postby mapcat » Mon Jun 17, 2013 3:47 pm

sketch wrote:Well, if

I usually stop reading there, sorry.
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