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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 e92mech » Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:14 pm

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

Postby e92mech » Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:11 pm

The problem is now fixed for me after I reloaded map tiles. iphone5, North America.

Thank you for getting to this. The app is tremendously more usable now.
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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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Major highways disappear when zoomed out

Postby fvwazing » Sun Dec 23, 2012 4:51 pm

Did you clear, Alan? I did and get to 11 steps.
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Oh wait, I am on INTL, you are on US/Can.
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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 jasonh300 » Mon Dec 24, 2012 5:36 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:With today's NA map update, the persistence of road visibility is much better. Minor highways disappear at zoom 8, major at 10 and freeways at 12. This is significantly better than before. I feel freeways should stick around for a couple more zoom levels out as at that level you get an idea of a good part of several US states at the same time.


I don't see why Freeways should disappear at all. When we do our frequent troubleshooting of certain features that require finding other Champs on the map, the interstates are the only way of finding a spot across the country, since display of rivers and lakes and other geographical features, and borderlines are not necessarily visible or helpful. I can look at a grid of the interstates and find just about any major city.
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Re: Major highways disappear when zoomed out

Postby Kina10 » 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 Kina10 » 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 Kina10 » 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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