Major highways disappear when zoomed out

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Major highways disappear when zoomed out

Postby e92mech » Sat Dec 08, 2012 4:43 pm

I am running the latest version of Waze on an iphone5. The issue is that recently all roads-including major highways-disappear when zoomed out to a certain degree. This issue is vehicle speed-independent, and happens even if I pinch zoom out when standing still.

The consequence is that I cannot zoom out enough to see major traffic patterns in my area before I start driving, because all the highways disappear. Furthermore, Waze becomes useless to scout possible routes on long road trips because when zoomed out to a state or city level even highways are gone, making it extremely difficult to pan and orient the map due to a complete lack of reference points.

I've tried re-downloading tiles, reinstalling the app, disabling auto-zoom and nothing has worked. Suggestions?

Interestingly, I only see this behavior on my iPhone, while on my ipad3 I can zoom out to my heart's content and the roads never disappear.

Tnx,

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Re: Major highways disappear when zoomed out

Postby weeezer14 » Sat Dec 08, 2012 5:58 pm

Try this:

Zoom out to where the road disappear.
Menu -> Settings -> Advanced -> Data Transfer -> Refresh map of my area

I suggest doing it while connected to wifi.
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Re: Major highways disappear when zoomed out

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:11 pm

I have noted (and added to my "list") that the current client version makes even freeways disappear at at certain level of zoom out which previous versions did not. I used to be able to zoom out an then pan across the country to zoom in on a location I wanted to see how was rendered in the app. At that zoomed out level, it was easy to see the form of the country by the freeway system. Now, I have to stay zoomed in much more and it takes a lot more effort to do this.

Waze needs to overhaul and make consistent all the zoom/auto-zoom/manual zoom/declutter settings so the app behaves as we'd expect.
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Re: Major highways disappear when zoomed out

Postby e92mech » Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:14 pm

Yes the problem you describe sounds exactly like what I'm experiencing.
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Major highways disappear when zoomed out

Postby fvwazing » Sun Dec 09, 2012 2:55 pm

After todays' mapdate things are much worse. Look at these two images, where the 2nd image is pinched just a bit more than the 1st:

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Size of the area in view is maybe 40km wide, 30km high.
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Re: Major highways disappear when zoomed out

Postby wroadd » Sun Dec 09, 2012 4:34 pm

fvwazing wrote:After todays' mapdate things are much worse

Comfirmed we have the same problem
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Re: Major highways disappear when zoomed out

Postby mssusa » Sun Dec 09, 2012 4:46 pm

Confirmed in the world server too. Just today, and I think there was an update today. However, traffic patterns and paved roads do not disappear.

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Re: Major highways disappear when zoomed out

Postby Donkeyfumbler » Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:35 pm

Exactly the same for me on my Galaxy S2. Zooming out past a certain point makes all of the roads disappear when previously you would always see main motorways. Place names, icons and traffic speed indicators are still there though.

Very annoying - I'm almost always zoomed out so I can see problems far away in advance (i.e. before I get there so I can re-route if needed) which is now almost impossible without roads to guide you.

Hope this gets fixed ASAP.
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Re: Major highways disappear when zoomed out

Postby hurley108 » Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:56 pm

I'm going to add my voice to this chorus. Zoomed way out, I can see sea/lake/levee landmarks, and river/stream landmarks, as well as the city blobs, but all roads are invisible.

Are the devs aware of this issue?
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Re: Major highways disappear when zoomed out

Postby Donkeyfumbler » Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:28 am

Can someone from Waze please respond here and let us know if this problem is being worked on, or that they are even aware of it.

I've just sat in traffic for an extra hour because I wasn't able to tell that the alert that appeared in the middle of nowhere on my map was actually on the road I was heading towards, and which I could have avoided if I'd realised.

As it is, Waze has gone from being the most important app on my phone to being completely useless. What is the point in a traffic app that is only able to warn you about traffic jams a mile from your location, when by then it's almost always too late to do anything about it.

PLEASE - let us know what is going on.
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