Road Types (USA) – comprehensive overhaul of drivable roads

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Re: Road Types (USA) – comprehensive overhaul of drivable ro

Postby Kartografer » Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:51 pm

Yes, the routing preference has been set to "preferred" on your example. It just bumps the road type up 1 on the continuum from street to freeway for routing purposes, although the road will display as its nominal road type. Routing preference can also be set to bump the routing type down, and these settings can only be changed by R5+ I believe.
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Re: Road Types (USA) – comprehensive overhaul of drivable ro

Postby Kartografer » Fri Aug 26, 2016 1:34 pm

I tested the checkbox today on a road in my neighborhood, and although the road type Unpaved will cause routing avoidance, the checkbox does nothing.
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Re: Road Types (USA) – comprehensive overhaul of drivable ro

Postby Kartografer » Mon Aug 08, 2016 3:35 pm

I have updated the USA Road Types page with the changes in my draft. Thanks to all who reviewed and commented on it.
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Re: Road Types (USA) – comprehensive overhaul of drivable ro

Postby Kartografer » Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:46 pm

It seems like the main guidance change that YouTube00crashtest was doing was saying that Interstate routes with stop lights should not be freeways. This is current practice in some places such as I-70 in PA and I-78 in NJ, but it conflicts with the wiki. I don't know enough about routing to say what the rule should be, but I think consistency is good.
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Re: Road Types (USA) – comprehensive overhaul of drivable ro

Postby Kartografer » Sat Jul 23, 2016 6:55 pm

I have made a draft with some of the changes discussed here, including an explanation for why some highways don't look like highways, a paragraph on bumping up the type of signed connecting roads, a new image for the runway type (my own work, different from what I posted on this thread) and a small change in wording in the driveways section. Only sections where a change is proposed are included in the draft, and I didn't include anything about railroads, although I know that was discussed recently too. Any corrections to content or format are appreciated :)

If anyone would like to take a look and give feedback, my draft is at https://wiki.waze.com/wiki/User:Kartografer/Road_types/USA

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Re: Road Types (USA) – comprehensive overhaul of drivable ro

Postby Kartografer » Fri Jul 15, 2016 2:41 pm

(missed sketch's last post) I agree that the "dictionary definition" vs "legal definition" paragraph doesn't help in understanding which roads are classified as highways in Waze. Considering sources of government funding, it seems that we may even be closer to the legal definition than the dictionary definition in many cases.

As for FC continuity, can we be specific about which roads get upgraded to provide connections? I like sketch's illustration, but what criteria determine whether a road like this that connects an interchange to another highway gets upgraded to the same type of the highway. Must it have signage to that highway and be under a certain length?

Two other things with the page:
the1who wrote:I have an issue with the https://wiki.waze.com/wiki/Road_types/U ... .2FTaxiway Wiki.

When I review it, I read it, and then I see the image next to it, the image referenced is very misleading. I say this as the text says, do not map taxiways, but yet the image shows runway/taxiway road type for a bit of a taxiway between the runway threshold and the community, which the wiki is saying don't map. Can someone either replace the image or modify the example? Thanks!


I would like to propose replacing the image in question with Image. Even though it is less informative, it would match the kinds of images provided for other road types and not be misleading.

Also, in https://wiki.waze.com/wiki/Road_types/USA#Driveways, I would like to change the first sentence of the paragraph to "Residents of most urban communities have very short driveways between the named road they live on and the garage or carport on their property." That's more accurate.
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Re: Road Types (USA) – comprehensive overhaul of drivable ro

Postby Kartografer » Fri May 13, 2016 7:43 pm

That fly-in community looks like a good area to show both the drivable taxiways mapped as streets and the runway mapped as a taxiway and not connected to the drivable road network. I agree with the edits that you are suggesting, and that it's confusing to have that taxiway segment mapped in the picture.
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Re: Road Types (USA) – comprehensive overhaul of drivable ro

Postby juliansean » Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:24 am

Because the section of road I was working had the preference changed back to neutral, I haven't been able to click the AM icon to find editors who could edit that type. When I find the next one I will check it out. Thank you for letting me know about it.

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Re: Road Types (USA) – comprehensive overhaul of drivable ro

Postby juliansean » Sat Mar 04, 2017 1:15 pm

I cannot add or remove junctions. I can delete geonodes and update the SL. Since I had never seen routing preference before, I didn't know who to bug - our R4's or R5's to unlock for junction work. Thank you for the information though. When asking around in my local Slack, a fellow editor saw them in a different state. That's why I came on here since this covers multiple states. Hoping some of these answers with help other junior editors.
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Re: Road Types (USA) – comprehensive overhaul of drivable ro

Postby juliansean » Sat Mar 04, 2017 1:01 pm

Do you know whether I ask for an R4 unlock or an R5 to fix other issues? Thank you.
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