Alternate street names for TTS, zip codes, abbreviations etc

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Re: Alternate street names for TTS, zip codes, abbreviations

Postby TonyG-UK » Thu May 16, 2013 9:55 am

dmcconachie wrote:It works very well in the UK!


Until they stop using external sources for address searching.
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Re: Alternate street names for TTS, zip codes, abbreviations

Postby PhantomSoul » Mon May 20, 2013 4:31 am

If city names repeat it makes sense then.
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Re: Alternate street names for TTS, zip codes, abbreviations

Postby PhantomSoul » Sun May 19, 2013 5:23 pm

States/Provinces or other regional subdivisions are probably more practical in larger countries like the United States, Canada, Australia, perhaps the 4 parts of the United Kingdom, or maybe even Brazil or China. But for smaller countries, like in Europe, where most are the size of what would be considered a state or province in a larger country, I'm not sure a "state" subdivision makes much sense.
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Re: Alternate street names for TTS, zip codes, abbreviations

Postby petervdveen » Thu May 16, 2013 12:53 pm

dmcconachie wrote:
petervdveen wrote:I much rather see a postalcode addition.
A lot of people just use the postalcode for navigation, but that's impossible because it's not supported.

It works very well in the UK!

But you cannot add new postalcodes. 8-)
And it doesn't work for the netherlands.

It would be nice to just fill in my postalcode and arrive home ;-)
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Re: Alternate street names for TTS, zip codes, abbreviations

Postby petervdveen » Thu May 16, 2013 9:25 am

Okey, I understand.
For the Netherlands, Belgium and luxembourg we don't have those issues.
We don't have duplicate citynames, so it probably will only be an annoyance.

I much rather see a postalcode addition.
A lot of people just use the postalcode for navigation, but that's impossible because it's not supported.
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Re: Alternate street names for TTS, zip codes, abbreviations

Postby petervdveen » Thu May 16, 2013 7:56 am

Ofcourse we can add state data for all countries.
The Netherlands has 12 provinces, but what benefit would it have to add this info?

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Re: Alternate street names for TTS, zip codes, abbreviations

Postby petervdveen » Wed May 15, 2013 10:39 pm

Maybe it's a good idea to search for free available petrol station databases.
Also you can send an email to all petrol station brand, if they have geo coded data freely available.

For housenumbers you can do the same.
You can contact the governement. Probably they have this information.

But first contact anyone of waze, so you're sure you can ask for the correct information ;-)
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Re: Alternate street names for TTS, zip codes, abbreviations

Postby petervdveen » Wed May 15, 2013 4:29 pm

Of course.
Everyone is confused.

Nobody knows anything,even the waze employees I sometimes have the idea they have no clue about what's happening...

This of course has to change radically, but I don not see it happening.
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Re: Alternate street names for TTS, zip codes, abbreviations

Postby petervdveen » Wed May 15, 2013 4:19 pm

Don't agree to that 100%
Maybe for some countries it will work.

But I've spoken with shira recently and she said it can be set on or off per country ;-)
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Re: Alternate street names for TTS, zip codes, abbreviations

Postby petervdveen » Wed May 15, 2013 3:10 pm

davipt wrote:
petervdveen wrote:About the features not working in Poland.
The U-turns function should work.


Don't work at all in Portugal.

You cannot set U-turns?
You don't see the U-turn icon?

petervdveen wrote:The Housenumbers should work.


Not working in Portugal. Search doesn't even use the internal street names, much less the house numbers.

Of course. The bing database is used. What do you suspect.
As stated lots of times before. This is just for data gathering till the moment the Waze DB will be used as primary data source.

petervdveen wrote:The state function is being worked on, but for a lot of european countries that's not necessary.


The state is gonna be yet another feature that will be designed for a set of countries and have no meaning for the rest of the world. What is a state in most countries? Usually the country has administrative regions and sub-regions and sub-sub-regions, whatever they are called locally, but in the end are they even relevant? Poland has no states, has 16 Voivodeships, like Germany has 16 Länder, Portugal has 18 distritos, all of each sub-divided into municipalities or similar, and those sub-sub-divided into smaller things. All of them are irrelevant for Waze, all of them have different names, and where one draws the line, at one division, or 4 like Portugal? Maybe one day there will be the country of Europe and the states of Poland, Portugal and Germany.

Correct.
We have 12 provinces in the netherlands, but for navigating I don't see why I would need them.
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