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Wed Jun 18, 2014 3:24 pm
CBenson wrote: kentsmith9 wrote:
ditchi56 wrote:1. The two segments must start and end overlapping perfectly. If you have the 2 degrees of separation, you risk Waze generating unwanted "keep left" / "keep right" instructions.
I believe if both road names are the same, you will NOT get any instructions. I believe this has been tested many times and is the subject of this page on turn instructions.
We have reviewed this logic and now Waze is confirming it is accurate.
I think that if both road names are the same, both road types are the same and the road names are the same as the segment before the split
you should not get any instructions. Merely making the names the same shouldn't necessarily eliminate the instructions. (However, for this application the road names and types should be the same for all the segments, no?) My understanding is that overlapping the segments will eliminate the instructions regardless of the road types or names.
I recommend we move this discussion to the Wiki thread
to keep this thread on the Validator.
Sun Jun 22, 2014 6:29 pm
I generally don't use the reports, but the on-map visuals are working fine for me in NA.
Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:11 pm
Yes the extra nodes are required. There is a different thread that confirmed that requirement and then made it into the Wiki.
For the Toolbox, there was a time early on when the Sweep function would remove a node in a few loops and then the Fix Loop function would add it back in. I tried to give examples a few weeks ago and some improvements were made to those algorithms. I have not noticed any recent Break-Fix-Break conditions like I was seeing in the past.
I have not seen a time when Validator disagreed with the Toolbox operation when it left the node in a loop.
As for editors manually removing the extra nodes, there is no stopping that except for education (and possibly rank locks).
Sun Jul 06, 2014 6:31 pm
Jay91150 wrote:Awesome, thanks. Sorry for not finding it in my search.
I also had not see this script before you asked about it. I have now added it to the Wiki on the tool page
Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:07 am
And I just ran into an area where after I Q a junction, it get a save error. Noting I can do will let me Q or QW the junction in the last 30 minutes, but it was working fine up until that point.This is the location
if anyone else wants to try it on their system.
Mon Jul 07, 2014 4:17 pm
It appears to be very rare now, but specific to certain points. I guess we should move this particular line to a separate thread since I doubt it is Validator specific.
Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:00 pm
It would be nice if this
update did not
have an artificial, unneccessary expiration date in it....
This is on purpose for the safety of the map data. If an editor was using an older script that accessed data in a way that was no longer supported by a Waze back end update, they could not do it very long before the script would stop working. Clearly it is easy enough to get around the issue, but by that point the editor is likely to have access to be able to make other changes and also would notice the script is no longer working as intended.
Wed Aug 20, 2014 3:36 pm
14 major highway
13 minor highway
11 primary street
9 service road
8 dirt road
7 parking lot road
6 private road
5 walking trail
4 pedestrian bdwk
2 primary street
5 walking trail
6 major hwy
7 minor hwy
10 ped boardwalk
17 private road
20 parking lot road
21 service road
I don't know about the new Ferry type, I haven't tested it yet.
I don't use the customization features of Validator, but this list looks like something that should be part of the instructions in the Wiki. Did we build a page for it to include these things?
Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:58 am
whatnt wrote:v 1.1.10 is flagging "Expy" as an incorrectly abbreviated street name.
This is for the US, Expwy is our recommended abbreviation for Expressway
After 3+ years of it being an accepted abbreviation across the US, why did it change to unaccepted?
Tue Nov 10, 2015 10:21 am
Thanks for the great explanation.
PesachZ wrote:[B]The MUTCD lists "Expwy" as the exclusive acceptable abbreviation for expressway.[b]
I believe most BGS where expressway is abbreviated it appears as "Expwy", and not "Expy".
I just confirmed every BGS I can find in and around the SJ area seems to have the 5 letter abbreviation. So far I have not seen a four letter abbreviation.
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