argus-cronos wrote:We suffering and complaining also since years, but waze is about to improve the search. We will see.
Will this improved search help me to find a city named "City (county)" on the map if I search for "City, province" in the App?
Will this search give me more that 10 results, because we have ~15 "Rudniks"
Since I can't even read your closed forums, can I ask you to ask Waze that it will?
Thanks in advance!
You're not missing anything relevant on the closed forums
If you search for Rudnik you should get all 15, sorted by distance. Will you know which one is which if they all say Rudnik, like the gas stations say only the brand and not the name today? probably yes.
The problem is that every country has too many divisions and names for the divisions. As you said, do you search by county or province or something smaller? I've been thinking about that here in Portugal and I have no clear answer myself.
Hence why I'm pushing for a clear separation between the feature of states/regions on waze, just to let us have city names without any suffix, and have this completely separated from the additional potential metadata for each segment, which honestly at the moment I'm tending to keep it simple and maybe go the postal code way, but then again I have no perfect solution for all this besides asking waze to be smart on the search (good algorithm for soundex, abbreviation aware, etc.) and, obviously, return stuff ordered by distance and avoid the current state where we get results thousands of km away and not the ones nearby.