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Postby Kinematic » Mon Mar 30, 2015 4:33 am

Sooo all you active Montana's or other Wazer's that can give practical information. Care to make a "to-do" list for the state? Currently working on one for all Highways. Although it's going to take some time.. a very LONG time. Sweat,Blood,Tears
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Re: To Do List...

Postby bretmcvey » Tue Mar 31, 2015 2:57 am

The number one thing besides fielding user reports and place update requests would be updating road types to ensure they're in line with the Functional Classification standards.

https://wiki.waze.com/wiki/Road_types/USA

There's a reference chart available on that page that's absolutely essential to determine whether or not a road might need upgrading.

Those types of changes can have a drastic impact on routes offered across the state.
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Re: To Do List...

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:26 pm

Kinematic wrote:Currently working on one for all Highways. Although it's going to take some time.. a very LONG time.

If you want some help, let us know where in the wiki to find it and the source you are using for the Montana routes inventory.

FYI, I have one for Oregon which is still in progress. Since I'm the RC, I'd like something similar, but if yours is cooler, I may change my mind. :)
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Re: To Do List...

Postby Kinematic » Thu Apr 02, 2015 1:04 pm

bretmcvey wrote:The number one thing besides fielding user reports and place update requests would be updating road types to ensure they're in line with the Functional Classification standards.
https://wiki.waze.com/wiki/Road_types/USA
There's a reference chart available on that page that's absolutely essential to determine whether or not a road might need upgrading.
Those types of changes can have a drastic impact on routes offered across the state.


That's a great idea bretmcvey. That wasn't on my mind at all as I was more focused on Highways because the majority are missing alternate names along with exits or are improperly named. I'll definitely start looking into that. Thanks

AlanofTheBerg wrote:If you want some help, let us know where in the wiki to find it and the source you are using for the Montana routes inventory.

FYI, I have one for Oregon which is still in progress. Since I'm the RC, I'd like something similar, but if yours is cooler, I may change my mind. :)


So I looked at yours and it's far better than mine. Looks like I'll be using your set up or until I can think of some highly sophisticated method. :lol:
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Re: To Do List...

Postby PhoenixofMT » Sun Dec 13, 2015 7:18 am

I would add fixing direction and state on the more remote roads. It's pretty frustrating to add a road and not realize that the state has defaulted to Idaho because it comes before Montana alphabetically and a bunch of nearby roads were assigned the wrong state with the base map import back in 2009. These are everywhere, and are often mixed with unknown and one-way roads, which potentially prevent routing. I've seen one-way roads not far off of the highway that would be unroutable because there's no way to get to the far end.

I've also been adding u-turns to various nodes along long remote highways. A couple of times I've been routed an hour or more down a wrong turn because the "closest" place to turn around was 50 miles away - past dozens of unmapped opportunities. Often the routed u-turn is at the end of a turnoff, so it looks like a normal left or right turn, and the purple route coming back looks like the purple route going out.
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Re: To Do List...

Postby bretmcvey » Sun Dec 13, 2015 7:38 am

Unfortunately the errant state names is something to get used to when doing basemap editing. There's numerous cases of this across the country. In areas I edit, Iowa segments pollute Nebraska, Montana in Wyoming and Kansas in Missouri. Add-ons are available to help you flag these instances.

One-way roads are also common in more remote areas where few Wazers have traveled.

On the plus side you'll be racking up experience and points in a hurry cleaning things up!

It's a dirty job, but someone's got to do it. :-)
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Re: To Do List...

Postby Kinematic » Mon Dec 14, 2015 3:34 am

PhoenixofMT wrote:I would add fixing direction and state on the more remote roads. It's pretty frustrating to add a road and not realize that the state has defaulted to Idaho because it comes before Montana alphabetically and a bunch of nearby roads were assigned the wrong state with the base map import back in 2009.


The minor inconveniences editing get soo annoying.
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Re: To Do List...

Postby PhoenixofMT » Mon Dec 14, 2015 6:29 am

bretmcvey wrote:On the plus side you'll be racking up experience and points in a hurry cleaning things up!


Right? Rename, fix direction, remove soft-turns, remove extra nodes, remove erroneous segments, fix road types, add names if needed; it adds up fast.
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Re: To Do List...

Postby Kinematic » Mon Dec 14, 2015 3:41 pm

PhoenixofMT wrote:I've also been adding u-turns to various nodes along long remote highways. A couple of times I've been routed an hour or more down a wrong turn because the "closest" place to turn around was 50 miles away - past dozens of unmapped opportunities. Often the routed u-turn is at the end of a turnoff, so it looks like a normal left or right turn, and the purple route coming back looks like the purple route going out.


Make sure you read the legality of U-turn's in Montana.
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Re: To Do List...

Postby PhoenixofMT » Mon Dec 14, 2015 3:56 pm

Ah, thank you. I'll double-check my work.
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