Can we create our own route?

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Can we create our own route?

Postby Stu_the_K » Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:35 am

I see there is a map editor. Taking a quick look at it, I can't tell if that is so we can create our own route, or if it is to provide you with information about the route.

If we can create our own routes could you please point me to where I do that? Thanks.
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Re: Can we create our own route?

Postby dknight212 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:39 am

Waze computes the best route using the permitted roads and turns on the map given your origin and destination. If you don't think it's choosing the best route then it's likely the map in your area needs to be edited with the appropriate turns. See the faq for more information.

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Re: Can we create our own route?

Postby dknight212 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:41 am

See especially http://www.waze.com/wiki/index.php/Impr ... t_the_maps

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Re: Can we create our own route?

Postby gracerx » Thu Dec 20, 2012 4:38 am

So that's a "no."
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Re: Can we create our own route?

Postby gracerx » Thu Dec 20, 2012 4:45 am

I think it would be great to have a web and mobile interface that would let the user create routes that might be different than the "optimized" routes that waze has chosen. Then waze could compare its traffic info against its highway database, and the users routes, and thus provide a better range of choices for the driver.
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Re: Can we create our own route?

Postby OldGnome » Thu Dec 20, 2012 3:35 pm

You can do that now. Drive your chose route with Waze running and it will learn that it is faster...or not.
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Re: Can we create our own route?

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Thu Dec 20, 2012 3:38 pm

OldGnome wrote:You can do that now. Drive your chose route with Waze running and it will learn that it is faster...or not.

Actually, you (or others) have to drive all the potential alternate routes so that Waze has all the data necessary. http://www.waze.com/wiki/index.php/FAQ# ... _routes.3F
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Can we create our own route?

Postby waytoomuchfun » Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:50 pm

Waze has not yet offered me my preferred route... I have driven it many times. So I let Waze default to whatever it chooses for me, then I drive to my preferred route without the current knowledge of the traffic hazards on my preferred route. The most valuable asset of Waze is the traffic conditions / hazards. Thanks for reading! Great day to you!
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Re: Can we create our own route?

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:43 pm

waytoomuchfun wrote:Waze has not yet offered me my preferred route... I have driven it many times.

Did you read the answer to FAQ I posted above? It's clear that just driving your preferred route will not often result in Waze learning that it is the best, and there are very good reasons why.
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Re: Can we create our own route?

Postby gracerx » Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:14 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:
waytoomuchfun wrote:Waze has not yet offered me my preferred route... I have driven it many times.

Did you read the answer to FAQ I posted above? It's clear that just driving your preferred route will not often result in Waze learning that it is the best, and there are very good reasons why.


Right, I understand that, but I think that if you let users set up their chosen routes, then it would only add to the power of the waze map and route options. For instance I have 4 core routes with slight variations (as many as 5 per route) as traffic comes up. Plus if waze is getting accurate info from those alternates then I can make more informed choices.
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