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Re: Ferry Mapping page

Postby dude463 » Mon Aug 03, 2015 5:56 pm

Then should we start using the Ferry road type? Currently we don't in Washington state and crossing times are reported by Waze as 10 minutes when it's closer to an hour in reality, and that's if you showed up just before a ferry started to load. Wait times to even get onto a ferry are up to 2 hours on busy days.
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Re: Ferry Mapping page

Postby AndyPoms » Mon Aug 03, 2015 5:08 pm

dude463 wrote:Is the Ferry road type working?
Yes.

dude463 wrote:If so, is there any special functionality to it vs other road types?
Not yet, but we have asked for an "Avoid Ferry" option (like "Avoid Freeway").
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Re: Ferry Mapping page

Postby dude463 » Mon Aug 03, 2015 4:44 pm

Is the Ferry road type working? If so, is there any special functionality to it vs other road types?
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Re: Ferry Mapping page

Postby voludu2 » Tue Jul 28, 2015 11:57 pm

Following the recent changes to ferry road type support, should there be any change to guidance for the ferry road type?
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Re: Ferry Mapping page

Postby petervdveen » Thu Feb 05, 2015 6:59 pm

I have tried giving the ferry between Denmark and Germany a fixed speed of (I believe) 20 km/h.
But it was not possible for waze to acomplish. It stayed at 60 km/h.
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Re: Ferry Mapping page

Postby CBenson » Thu Feb 05, 2015 6:33 pm

Depends on whether the ferry is appropriate for long distance routing or not. Ferry is a road attribute like toll not a road type. The ferry support is thus flawed from inception.
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Re: Ferry Mapping page

Postby sketch » Thu Feb 05, 2015 5:42 pm

I imagine "default speed", merger tricks, and whatever else will be included in the actual ferry support, which is "soon" apparently. The necessity to avoid pruning doesn't change, though.
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Re: Ferry Mapping page

Postby CBenson » Thu Feb 05, 2015 12:31 pm

Giving ferries a minor highway default speed can also cause waze to route over the ferry route when its not the fastest route. It seems difficult for waze to gather accurate speed data for longer ferry routes. For longer ferry crossings it seems, 1) the ferry route is typically not consistent enough for many of the GPS tracks to be associated with the "road segment" and 2) some wazers turn off waze on the ferry. Accordingly, waze sometimes severely underestimates the time ferry routes take.
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Re: Ferry Mapping page

Postby sketch » Thu Feb 05, 2015 1:34 am

Last I heard, it is treated the same as Minor Highway. This would be a problem if there were a necessary ferry in the middle of a very long route. If it has the same pruning characteristics as Major now, that would be a good thing. We just hope to get the other Ferry characteristics working.
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Re: Ferry Mapping page

Postby petervdveen » Wed Feb 04, 2015 3:24 pm

Who informed you of that?

It's very incorrect if you ask me.
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