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Post by AlanOfTheBerg
SuperDave1426 wrote:Has there been a change made to the way that the Validator handles roads marked with (CONST ZN)?
The blue Note reminder was added because there are often old construction zones for which the segment named never were changed back. I found two yesterday in different areas which I wouldn't have found before without this feature.
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Post by AlanOfTheBerg
SuperDave1426 wrote:
AlanOfTheBerg wrote:The blue Note reminder was added because there are often old construction zones for which the segment named never were changed back. I found two yesterday in different areas which I wouldn't have found before without this feature.
This was lit up in red complaining about no inward/outward connectivity, which really kinda made it stand out. Blue would have been less annoying. :-)

Example.
Ah! So, it wasn't red because of CONST ZN, but because of the connectivity issue.

Perhaps there should be an exception for the inward connectivity for segments which are marked CONST ZN then. That way, if happened upon or in a scan, they are "caught" and user alerted for the CONST ZN with a BlueNote and not the more serious RedNote.
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Post by AlanOfTheBerg
kentsmith9 wrote:I don't think "junction at one end must have a freeway/highway/ramp segment" is true based on my knowledge.

Unless someone can identify the problem (which then can be added to the Wiki), it is certainly possible for one (Primary) Street to pass over another (Primary) Street and have a connector between them marked as a Ramp. In that situation a Ramp is fully legitimate, but not required.
Kent, I think the vast majority of situations will have a ramp connecting to a mH, MH or Fwy. However, you are correct, and I have these in my area, where primary streets cross over and there are ramps used to connect them. I believe these are legitimate use of ramps as well. "Grade-separated" doesn't exclude Primary Street type.
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berestovskyy wrote:
kentsmith9 wrote:The user community controls the Wiki, so we can do whatever makes the most sense
Well, in December I got the opposite answer, so I decided put everything on the forum...
At that time, I "spoke" for the community in that I didn't think it was a good idea. Also, previously, Waze didn't want the wiki to document too many details about userscripts. If that has changed...
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Post by AlanOfTheBerg
I think you should remove the "mapUpdateRequest" part of the querystring here. It's a WME bug.
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irowiki wrote:... this whole thing started because I posted that the "out of range elevation" check was not working for me. I'm finding quite a few "blank" elevation segments, but every time I try to permalink one, it reverts to ground elevation. Perhaps it is just a visual bug?
Disable other extensions. I believe one of them, like JNF or Toolbox, masks this bug.
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Post by AlanOfTheBerg
berestovskyy wrote:The search for overpasses is very expensive operation and would be extremely slow. If there are 500 segments on the map it will take ~125000 comparisons to check if a segment crosses another one.
It could be quite cumbersome, yes. At least OpenLayers has a function for you (Geometry.segmentsIntersect). :) But, I'm not sure if that function works with a single segment like we think of it, or if it requires each lineString which a single segment has a lineString between each geometry node.
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Post by AlanOfTheBerg
berestovskyy wrote:
fvwazing wrote:So you DO check HN, though slow?
Yes I do and no it is not that slow. Last Sunday many people noticed that fwd/revCrossSpeed attributes have disappeared from WME, but there was a new handy attribute hasHNs, so the check was implemented ;)
Just FYI, hasHNs has been around for ... well almost since house numbers were added to WME. (Non-public link.)

Maybe now it is finally getting populated.
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sketch wrote:As an aside, wow, that Wiki article could use some work! Lots of what-not-to-do screenshots and no corresponding how-to-do-it-right screenshots, just brief bits of text that even I have a hard time understanding. :?
Maybe just edit it to redirect to the Junction Style Guide page?
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BellHouse wrote:Is there a way to highlight segments which carry an alternate street name? I'm thinking of configuring something with the new RegExp feature, but I would not know which variable to use (something like ${alt_street}).
WMECH does already highlight streets with alternate names. It doesn't, of course, do any checking of the names, but you didn't ask for that. Yet. :)
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