Major highways disappear when zoomed out

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Re: Major highways disappear when zoomed out

Postby AndyPoms » Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:46 pm

Alan, there was a map tile update today (http://status.waze.com/) for the ROTW Server, but not one for the NA server. Maybe this has something to do with it...
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Re: Major highways disappear when zoomed out

Postby darkchunsa » Thu Jun 06, 2013 5:29 am

Hi all, glad i found this thread. I live near Los Angeles, CA, where zooming out to view freeway traffic for two counties is a must. Unfortunately, all streets, highways, and freeways disappear at zoom 6. I have an iPhone 4s iOS 6.1.3 Waze 3.7. The 5-step refresh map tiles suggestion does not resolve my problem - all lines are still completely gone. see attached photos of the difference between zoom 5 (left side) and zoom 6 (right side). I can't even see all of one county, never mind getting to at least zoom 8 to determine one route length out. Does this make any sense?
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Re: Major highways disappear when zoomed out

Postby darkchunsa » Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:09 pm

oh how odd, now that it's morning, the roads are showing. is it a day vs night thing? I will check again tonight. attached is why checking traffic is a necessity - this is early morning traffic, and it's only going to get worse from here. of course, at this zoom level, you still can't tell what's going on traffic wise. I normally need the kind of detail is get from another maps app to determine when taking local would be the wiser choice. many times LA commuters hop on and off freeways depending on jams.
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Re: Major highways disappear when zoomed out

Postby darkchunsa » Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:14 pm

here is the same area on a diff app - much more useful traffic-wise, not as useful for police or hazards. I like waze when I'm going somewhere I already know where the typical traffic is. then it helps me with last minute hazards and which side of the road it might be on. I don't use waze any other time cuz quite frankly, it just doesn't give me the level on zoom + traffic I need when viewing possible routes (even during guided navigation).
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Re: Major highways disappear when zoomed out

Postby deeggo » Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:10 am

They're still not back for me. I did a reload of the map in the client, planned a route. Nothing helped.
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Re: Major highways disappear when zoomed out

Postby deeggo » Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:41 am

They're back! I don't know what triggered it, but when I started the client to check at which zoom level they disappear, they didn't disappear anymore. Weird, but hey, we're used to that and it works...
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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 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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Re: Major highways disappear when zoomed out

Postby Donkeyfumbler » Tue Dec 18, 2012 7:02 pm

Another week gone, nothing fixed, no word about whether it's even going to be fixed, a great app still totally ruined.

Do you even care?

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Re: Major highways disappear when zoomed out

Postby Donkeyfumbler » Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:46 am

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:
Donkeyfumbler wrote:Another week gone, nothing fixed, no word about whether it's even going to be fixed, a great app still totally ruined.

Welcome to Hyperbole Tuesday!

It's ridiculous to say that Waze is "totally ruined" because when you zoom out past the normal autozoom levels that Waze becomes unusable, which is what "ruined" suggests. It still works just fine.


Welcome to Selfish Wednesday, where people are only allowed to use the app in exactly the same way as you are using it!

I use Waze (or used to) in order to check for traffic problems along the route I travel, at a distance. That's all I use(d) it for (apart from reporting problems where I am to be a helpful member of the community). Now I can't do that - therefore, for me, it is totally ruined. I'm glad it's still doing what you need it to do, but it doesn't work 'just fine' I'm afraid.
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