Routes to Toronto seem wrong (from Indiana)

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Routes to Toronto seem wrong (from Indiana)

Postby adigadi » Wed Apr 24, 2013 4:53 pm

I am trying to get a route from Bloomington, IN to Toronto, ON, Canada. I believe that the problem that I am about to report is not specific to the starting destination.

For some reason, Waze sends me through Niagra Falls:

https://www.waze.com/livemap/?zoom=6&la ... &to_seg=-1

It really should go through Detroit (e.g., Ambassador Bridge) as is suggested by Google and others. I tried to find out what the problem is, but it was not obvious to me. This was not made any easier by me being a level 1 map editor. :)
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Re: Routes to Toronto seem wrong (from Indiana)

Postby adigadi » Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:43 pm

Are the directions generated on live map impacted by my phone settings? I checked on my phone and I don't avoid toll roads.
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Re: Routes to Toronto seem wrong (from Indiana)

Postby adigadi » Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:04 am

Bigbear, I have tried what you suggested, and this route shows the possible source of the problem:

https://www.waze.com/livemap/?zoom=7&la ... &to_seg=-1

CBenson, thanks for the tip. Perhaps it is because slow crossing of the border. It seems that Waze for some reason routes quite badly after the border:

http://www.waze.com/livemap/?zoom=8&lat ... &to_seg=-1

This would explain why the directions in the first link take me so much North. I guess I will have to rely on another app once I cross the border. :)
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Re: Routes to Toronto seem wrong (from Indiana)

Postby bigbear3764 » Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:19 pm

Do you have your phone set for avoid toll roads? Is there a toll to cross there? I know there is one at Sault Ste Marie that caught me once. Had my avoid tolls on.


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Re: Routes to Toronto seem wrong (from Indiana)

Postby bigbear3764 » Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:54 pm

No, thought you were trying on your phone. You can't adjust toll avoidance or fastest/shortest route on live map.

Have you tried to adjust your starting point closer to the destination? Sometimes you can narrow it down to a turn restriction that is causing the miss routing. Once you find where it does work, then you know it is between those to spots.


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Re: Routes to Toronto seem wrong (from Indiana)

Postby bigbear3764 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:07 pm

adigadi wrote:Bigbear, I have tried what you suggested, and this route shows the possible source of the problem:

https://www.waze.com/livemap/?zoom=7&la ... &to_seg=-1


I was playing with the live map, when I go along I-75 and pick a road with a ramp to I-75, I get the routes thru the states until I get north of State Rte 613 north of Van Buren. Then the second route mileage is under 400.

Pick a spot on front st to Toronto,ON from here:
https://www.waze.com/livemap/?zoom=15&l ... ers=BTTTTT

Then from a point on SR-613:
https://www.waze.com/livemap/?zoom=14&l ... ers=BFTTTT

May have to wait for turn errors in Canada to be corrected. Could be a penalty higher that way.
A work around for now may be to set a shorter stop point for meals or gas till you get to Toledo.

Edit: Just saw that the errors in Canada have been fixed. Just have to wait for them to go live and test again.
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Re: Routes to Toronto seem wrong (from Indiana)

Postby bigbear3764 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:27 pm

CBenson wrote:The links seem the same to me.


Yep, screwed that up. Update live map links to 2 spots along I-75.
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Re: Routes to Toronto seem wrong (from Indiana)

Postby bigbear3764 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:46 pm

CBenson wrote:Now they're different, but I'm not getting a route on either.


Saw that, don't know what I'm doing wrong. But from that point, pick a start and end in Toronto.
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Re: Routes to Toronto seem wrong (from Indiana)

Postby CBenson » Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:20 pm

Waze does hate to route north of Lake Erie as discussed here: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=44145

I don't know why.
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Re: Routes to Toronto seem wrong (from Indiana)

Postby CBenson » Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:18 am

There seems to be a erroneous turn restriction along that route. I reported it here: viewtopic.php?f=358&t=47367
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