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Re: World's Mega Traffic Events - All You Need To Know

Postby sketch » Fri Aug 02, 2013 5:03 pm

I would hope at least that a L6 could one-shot close something, or two L3s, or an L5 and an L1, or six L1s closing the same segment. It should not take that much corroboration to close a segment, or else closures won't ever happen. They're difficult enough to report as it is.

We all know the client isn't anywhere near forgiving enough when it comes to reporting closures. I saw a dot-matrix sign a quarter mile before an intersection that said one road coming off it was closed. Even stopped at the second block before the intersection, I could not report that right turn closed.
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Re: World's Mega Traffic Events - All You Need To Know

Postby sketch » Tue Sep 10, 2013 4:10 pm

Waze uses local time based on the client. This is the same as it uses for ETA calculation. The server doesn't know or understand time zones. If the client tells the routing server it's 11:30, and the server knows the road is closed 11-4, the server will tell the client it's closed.

Presumably, since mobile phones set time and time zone automatically, the client's clock can be trusted. So there's no real need for the routing server to be time-zone-aware except perhaps for proper ETA calculations on routes that cross time zone lines.
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Re: World's Mega Traffic Events - All You Need To Know

Postby sketch » Wed Sep 11, 2013 1:42 pm

foxitrot wrote:
sketch wrote:So there's no real need for the routing server to be time-zone-aware except perhaps for proper ETA calculations on routes that cross time zone lines.

Someone sitting near a time zone line may be willing to try this out: two similar TBTRs valid since e.g. 10:00 at two sides of the line, a route through them at 8:30, 9:30, 10:30, 11:30 and note, which one is when taken.

Staff informed us that TBTRs are not time zone aware, I believe.

My extrapolation is based not only on personal experience and conjecture but also on that statement from staff.
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Re: World's Mega Traffic Events - All You Need To Know

Postby sketch » Sun Sep 14, 2014 6:03 pm

petervdveen wrote:You should close the connecting roads as well.
The event only closes the segments, not the nodes.

BTW – unless it's been updated, the "how to input event closures" presentation says that cross-streets are closed automatically. But I believe that you are correct, Peter, that they are not, and that they need to be added.
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Re: World's Mega Traffic Events - All You Need To Know

Postby the1who » Sun Aug 25, 2013 4:04 pm

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orit_y wrote:- Upcoming events will be announced in this new forum and be covered thanks to your contributions


So why am I not seeing any covered events? Certainly you must have done one other than the Tour de France.

How do I know if the event I submitted was picked up?


Bumping my own post in hopes of a reply.


Amit has told me only about 6 or so events on their website will be covered there, all other events submitted through the form will be handled through client side.

"...we use the events.waze.com to only 5-6 major events which will create major traffic events."

So submit events, it will still benefit client users.
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Re: World's Mega Traffic Events - All You Need To Know

Postby the1who » Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:22 pm

Probably been mentioned, but scrambling here...what time zone is being used? Should I assume that in the form? I don't remember it specifying that so I just put the local time. So are the events posting in advance and will last through the event end anyways? Some questions I guess I am not sure of. Thanks!
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Re: World's Mega Traffic Events - All You Need To Know

Postby Xiltch » Wed Jul 31, 2013 6:28 pm

A few days ago I was in the unfortunate position of trying to get to an event and Waze was unable to navigate me to the desired location due to a large amount of road closures for the actual event. Waze is still new in South Africa and did not know you could report public events. A few days after the event I was talking to the guys in the office and as i said "if only Waze could manage reporting events" i fount the report event button. I would however preferred capturing the event details prior to getting there in order to easily have navigated around without driving down each closed road. I look forward to when this kind of pro-active reporting will be switched on.
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