CBenson wrote:It might be related to road types, but there is a beta livemap that is intended to avoid this problem and it also can't find the same routes.
I can also route from North Carolina to Springfield, MA on my phone.
I was confused as to when I was accessing the beta-router designed to avoid road type routing problems and when I was not. It seems likely to me at this point that this is a road type long distance routing issue.
Riamus wrote:My guess is that it will relate to which roads it wants to route over, so it may or may not work depending on starting point. If you were to get somewhere that overlaps the suggested route from Allentown, PA to Springfield, MA, can you route it? That is if you're not too far away to do so, of course. I think it will fail if you are at a point that would use the same route that I'm trying to use. I'm just not sure. I really need to route there in a couple of weeks and this is going to be a problem. I would rather use Waze than Google on the trip.
Waze is testing solutions for the problem, but it seems unlikely to me that routing will change for you in the next couple of weeks.
Riamus wrote:I'm not sure if this is a routing engine problem or a problem with the roads, but I can route all over as long as I avoid SW Connecticut. For example, I can route to northern Michigan, which is a longer route. I can also route to NW Massachusetts, which bypasses CT.
It is a problem with how the routing engine considers road types in calculating long routes. Thus in theory, it could be solved either by changing the routing engine or by changing how we as editors type the roads. Waze wants to solve the issue by changing the routing engine and thus has asked us not to change the road types to address this issue.
Riamus wrote:That said, it does appear that there is still a limit on how far you can route. I can route somewhat over 1000 miles (Oklahoma City, OK or Houston, TX), but I can't route all the way to CA or even to CO.
I think the limit is 1000 miles as the crow flies between start point and destination. But routes over 1000 miles can be generated.