Waze thinks we all live in alleys

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Waze thinks we all live in alleys

Postby sangarts » Sun May 19, 2013 4:55 am

A few updates ago, waze suddenly started sending me to the alley behind every residential address I drove to. Example: Say I want to visit a friend at 12345 Sesame Street Lane. Waze has me drive PAST the actual address or turn early to "turn right at alley" and when BEHIND the actual home reports "you have reached your destination". INFURIATING. I drive to a lot of new addresses and this is not something I can fix on the map editor. I've contacted waze and have heard no response. Is anyone else having this problem in Chicago or anyplace else?
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Re: Waze thinks we all live in alleys

Postby Bigbear3764 » Sun May 19, 2013 7:09 am

Been doing it in Chicago for as long as I have been here. In the FAQ section, there is an answer of why Waze sends you to the wrong location. Basically it is because Bing (in the US) has the address marker set back on the property so that the pin location is closer to the alley than the street. Waze has a new address marker system in place, just not pulling address searches from it yet.

Edit: http://www.waze.com/wiki/index.php/Map_ ... ocation.3F


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Re: Waze thinks we all live in alleys

Postby l0gic23 » Sun Jun 02, 2013 12:52 am

Same issue in CA. Moved my address marker and hoping that in 10 days this becomes less annoying...
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Re: Waze thinks we all live in alleys

Postby jasonh300 » Sun Jun 02, 2013 1:03 am

If nobody parks in the alley or uses the rear entrance, it probably doesn't need to be on the map. We had some local garbage alleys, used only by garbage trucks and utility workers and they generated a lot of URs. I removed all of them a year and a half ago and haven't seen a problem since. YMMV.


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Re: Waze thinks we all live in alleys

Postby l0gic23 » Sun Jun 02, 2013 3:48 am

Found out this issue is likely caused by a misplaced pin for the address in question.

You can fix this in a few ways...

1) Editing the Waze map and relocating the pin for your address to be more accurate... nearer to the front of your property vs the back...

2) Update the address pins on the following two websites per GPS.gov [1]
* http://mapreporter.navteq.com/
* http://mapinsight.teleatlas.com/mapfeedback/

I expect shorter term improvement from editing the waze map on waze and long term for other GPS systems by updating the other two links.

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[1] http://www.gps.gov/support/user/mapfix/
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Re: Waze thinks we all live in alleys

Postby jasonh300 » Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:19 am

Updating through the third party websites isn't a good option for two reasons. First, you'd have to update hundreds of address pins for the fix to be effective. Second, there's a review process for each update, which may not happen for months, and if moving the pins are only beneficial for Waze purposes, but not for the other subscribers, it's never going to happen.

Yes, it's a good idea to update the internal Waze addresses, but as of now, those addresses aren't even referenced. It should work sometime in the distant future though.

The only real option right now is to remove the alleys, but only if routing to them is undesirable 100% of the time, like the example I posted above.


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Re: Waze thinks we all live in alleys

Postby goimir » Wed Jun 05, 2013 2:35 am

OMG this, so much this! I first learned of the problem when I drove down a blind alley with a nasty 90 degree turn in a bucket truck. Took me 10 minutes to get out of there, and I ended up using someone's driveway. My phone almost went out the window that day.
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Re: Waze thinks we all live in alleys

Postby kazzy312 » Wed Jun 12, 2013 3:15 pm

First time user here and Waze told me to go through alleys and parking lot roads to get to the back of an address when it should have just told me to stay on the street I was on to get to the front of the building. I will try to edit the map when I have time / learn how...
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Re: Waze thinks we all live in alleys

Postby l0gic23 » Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:40 am

Well its been over 10 days and no update... Waze any comments?
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Re: Waze thinks we all live in alleys

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:40 am

riveraj23 wrote:Well its been over 10 days and no update... Waze any comments?

What answer are you waiting for which isn't already answered by the FAQ and the House Numbers wiki documentation? Please make sure to read those. (Though I'm also pretty sure the answer is also in this thread.)
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