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Places outdated in Google appearing in Waze search results

Postby adriansinger » Wed Aug 20, 2014 11:53 am

Hi All,

As you might know there is an ongoing issue regarding ‘Places’. In certain instances, search results display ‘Places’ that no longer exist. While these ‘Places’ do not exist on the Waze map any more, they are still in Google’s database. This causes search errors in countries where you get Google's results by default.

UPDATE: In other cases, there are Places which are well mapped on Waze but are misplaced on Google. Since some of the Autocomplete results list of Places come from Google, some users are driven to the wrong place.

We would like to fix this. Please submit examples of this issue to us, and we will do our best to correct it.

Please fill in this form so that we can get to work.

Please note that our search algorithm is always changing. In one of our future versions it will give more weight to ‘Places’ data from the Waze map. When that happens, the problem we are trying to solve now will be less relevant and Waze will hopefully provide even more accurate search results.

Thank you for the help!
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Re: Places outdated in Google appearing in Waze search resul

Postby sketch » Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:01 pm

To clarify: you want us to use the form linked in the "aerial offsets" thread?
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Re: Places outdated in Google appearing in Waze search resul

Postby adriansinger » Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:15 pm

sketch wrote:To clarify: you want us to use the form linked in the "aerial offsets" thread?


I'm sorry, please use this form.

Thank you for bringing the error to my attention.

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Re: Places outdated in Google appearing in Waze search resul

Postby qwaletee » Fri Aug 22, 2014 2:22 am

If I notice any I will report them, but this sounds like something that should be built into the app as well.
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Re: Places outdated in Google appearing in Waze search resul

Postby voludu2 » Fri Aug 22, 2014 12:14 pm

adriansinger wrote:Please note that our search algorithm is always changing. In one of our future versions it will give more weight to ‘Places’ data from the Waze map.

That is good news for areas with a high density of waze map editors!

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Re: Places outdated in Google appearing in Waze search resul

Postby paulkok_my » Fri Aug 22, 2014 12:19 pm

What about road names that is wrong on google map but correct on WME?

We have quite a number in Malaysia that the search road names are pointing to wrong road.

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Re: Places outdated in Google appearing in Waze search resul

Postby PakcikSyah » Fri Aug 22, 2014 1:06 pm

Rather than doing such request which I think is totally not practical. As compare with imagery view misaligned that can be seen from WME. This places search is no where can be seen. I think this can be made more practical if made direct from the client where user can make report for wrong, closed, duplicate. Sorry.. this is not the work of editor to do a search UNLESS it can be see from the editor.
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Re: Places outdated in Google appearing in Waze search resul

Postby jabou » Fri Aug 22, 2014 2:10 pm

Is it really legal to say that a place is closed without asking the owner and having seen official documents that say that a place is closed ?
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Re: Places outdated in Google appearing in Waze search resul

Postby kweeheng » Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:26 pm

I don't understand, does Google will include Waze's Places in their database? What is happening in Malaysia is the place is there, but Google search result is inaccurate on location pin
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Re: Places outdated in Google appearing in Waze search resul

Postby adriansinger » Sun Aug 24, 2014 7:09 am

paulkok_my wrote:What about road names that is wrong on google map but correct on WME?

We have quite a number in Malaysia that the search road names are pointing to wrong road.

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Hi, this project was opened specifically for Places and not for street names.

The reason for this is the search algorithm is about to change so there's no need for this, neither to introduce a feature in the app.

In any case, thank you for the interest and we will let you know about any improvements we will make.

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