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Re: What to do (if anything) when GPS is faulty

Postby Bigbear3764 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:53 am

So many variables, what phone they are using, where they have it in their car, concrete viaduct, and I'm sure that the airport has some interference around it.
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Re: What to do (if anything) when GPS is faulty

Postby floppyrod84 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:27 am

It's not like we haven't all asked for it several times. Just doesn't seem a priority :-(

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What to do (if anything) when GPS is faulty

Postby Machete808 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:48 am

I tried to replicate the situation of a Wazer who was submitting repeated URs about the same issue. Here's the location:

https://www.waze.com/editor/?lon=-157.9 ... s=65336699

Here's a saved image of a UR the Wazer posted

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B3Bb_ge ... sp=sharing

Mine is attached. It's basically the intersection of Paiea Street and Nimitz Highway.

I'm guessing both of us were navigating while on the white Nimitz Hwy roadway, which is like a service road running alongside the doubledecked viaduct. The main lanes of Nimitz (yellow segments) are beneath the hulking concrete viaduct. (This is the airport area, and it's like Waze spaghetti there.)

The first instruction of the route is to turn left, which, from the service road, is prohibited. The only reason I can figure for this is that Waze, because of poor GPS penetration, thinks the driver is actually on Paiea Street, and a left turn is permitted from there, into Nimitz Hwy under the viaduct.

I'm assuming there is nothing to be done about this. "Not identified" responses have been sent. Another example of why better communication needs to be enabled, really.

The bummer is that lost tourists may be Wazing in this GPS black hole.
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What to do (if anything) when GPS is faulty

Postby Machete808 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:14 pm

What's needed is a range of canned responses to the UR that's better than "not identified" and "solved."
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Re: What to do (if anything) when GPS is faulty

Postby usa_vqtw9y7q » Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:33 pm

Have a similar situation here. https://www.waze.com/editor/?lon=-78.88 ... TTTTTTTTFT

Where I-64 curves around the mountain cell signal completely drops out, when it comes back, the system is assuming they went straight across and keeps posting up system detected problem. The road is right, but the GPS signals are all crossed after pass the mountain on the south side.

Any suggestions are of course appreciated.

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edit... Going back it's not exactly the same, but I can't figure out how to get the system to understand that there is no "backroad" that people are taking. Doesn't look like the link shows the edit point anymore either.
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