A new global Localization project-Event Traffic Center

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A new global Localization project-Event Traffic Center

Postby orit_y » Thu Jun 27, 2013 12:32 pm

Hi Localizers !

I'm very happy to share some good news with you!
We are starting a new and exciting project 'Event Traffic Center', a global Localization project that will enable future road closures and real time traffic updates during major events in your countries.
We are starting out with the 'Tour de France' http://events.waze.com/ but we plan, with your help of course, to implement this project worldwide!

You can suggest events that you think will create massive road closures and fill in data about the road closures itself by filing out this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1L07vzO ... E/viewform

Together with country localization experts and country managers we will choose 5-7 major events worldwide to present on Waze website http://events.waze.com/

So.... what major event do you know about and would like to share ? :)

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Re: A new global Localization project-Event Traffic Center

Postby schroddie » Thu Jun 27, 2013 3:40 pm

In Baltimore, there's the Marathon (Running Festival) early October. http://www.thebaltimoremarathon.com/
There is Artscape also in July that closes several streets downtown Baltimore as well. I need to find more information about road closure so I can add this to the database. http://www.artscape.org/
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Re: A new global Localization project-Event Traffic Center

Postby grinvaldsjanis » Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:55 pm

Not working for Latvia.

We are having "General Latvian song/singing celebration" in Riga, Latvia.
Only at 7. July there will be closed Elisabetes str. untill Brivibas blvrd. when brass band parade will happen.

We often have different town celebrations, cycling or running events, as well as car rallies through towns.
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Re: A new global Localization project-Event Traffic Center

Postby pydagenais » Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:50 pm

For the projet-event,

Montreal got some issues,

8 segments of roads are close to traffic for the pedestrians from 8 mai to mid-September (for the summer)
for now editors got to swap streets to pedestian boardwalk the time going, but many Automated reports hits by the roads history.

this is a link to the news that report it "in french"
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/so ... real.shtml

an other link for the news "in english"
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/ ... sures.html

thanks
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Re: A new global Localization project-Event Traffic Center

Postby AndyPoms » Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:17 pm

pydagenais wrote:For the projet-event,

Montreal got some issues,

8 segments of roads are close to traffic for the pedestrians from 8 mai to mid-September (for the summer)
for now editors got to swap streets to pedestian boardwalk the time going, but many Automated reports hits by the roads history.

this is a link to the news that report it "in french"
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/so ... real.shtml

an other link for the news "in english"
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/ ... sures.html

thanks

That's considered a long-term closure and should be disconnected in the map - using the "Pedestrian Boardwalk" type will not prevent routing.
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Re: A new global Localization project-Event Traffic Center

Postby pydagenais » Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:11 pm

hi, you really think then we should disconnect a 10+ blocks long road at each intersection until 25 september ?
https://www.waze.com/editor/?lon=-73.55 ... 9,60715273
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Re: A new global Localization project-Event Traffic Center

Postby AndyPoms » Fri Jun 28, 2013 10:03 pm

pydagenais wrote:hi, you really think then we should disconnect a 10+ blocks long road at each intersection until 25 september ?
https://www.waze.com/editor/?lon=-73.55 ... 9,60715273

Yes, see How to handle road closures in the Waze wiki.
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Re: A new global Localization project-Event Traffic Center

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:17 pm

pydagenais wrote:hi, you really think then we should disconnect a 10+ blocks long road at each intersection until 25 september ?
https://www.waze.com/editor/?lon=-73.55 ... 9,60715273

For closures of significant length, disconnecting via the editor is the recommended method.
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Re: A new global Localization project-Event Traffic Center

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:20 pm

Per orit_y in another thread
... this feature was build for closures up to 3 days max.
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Re: A new global Localization project-Event Traffic Center

Postby foxitrot » Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:45 pm

Starting with 28.6.2013 until 30.8.2013, on each Friday at approx. 21:00-22:xx, there will be an evening's inline skates drive through various parts of Slovak capitol - Bratislava. This year it is already the 10th anniversary of the event. The routes will use regular busy roads, with support of city management and police and etc. - hopefully also with the help of Waze? ;-)

There are a couple of known predefined routes, the exact one, which will be used, gets known each week some 2-3 days in advance. We have already some available (and are preparing more) lists of known segment IDs to be reused.
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