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Waze Map Editor (WME) manual in the Wiki

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:02 pm

Editors,

I'm happy to present the beginning framework of the new map editor (WME) manual in the wiki. I have written several new pages, building on the layout of some of the existing Cartouche pages, but rewriting from scratch and including all new screenshots.

The head/top page at the moment is http://www.waze.com/wiki/index.php/Waze_Map_Editor and there are already several branches from there, such as in the Editing Manual section. There are also several links to pages which have not been re-written or discarded as a link due to no longer be relevant, so there is much work still to do.

Any feedback, go ahead and leave it. But this is a wiki, so it belongs to the community. I'm just kickstarting it.

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Re: Papyrus Editing manual in the Wiki

Postby GizmoGuy411 » Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:23 pm

Nice job Alan. This was much needed now that pap is the default engine.

For some reason I could not login to the Wiki from my iPad to edit a couple of things. I'll try to do it from PC later.

Was also thinking that the Shift-click for zooming and the shift for Roundabouts should prob be in the main shortcut area and detailed more in the hints.
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Re: Papyrus Editing manual in the Wiki

Postby GizmoGuy411 » Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:40 pm

Trying to kick around another way to describe the m, a, s, and shift-a shortcuts to better instruct that they are toggle commands from the default edit mode, more concisely than the m command describes the toggle.
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Re: Papyrus Editing manual in the Wiki

Postby gettingthere » Fri Sep 30, 2011 4:48 am

Thanks for getting this started!

I haven't looked in detail yet, but I envision a section of the new manual that is covers common editing issues and that is geared towards new editors. Easy to find and very simplistic. Such as:

* How to update a street name (with link to naming convention)
* How to correct one-way streets
* How to correct allowed and restricted turns
* How to add missing streets (this one of course is more involved)
* How to junction a road
* IMPORTANT - The 4 basic steps to editing - add road, name, junction, set allowed turns.

Sure, I should contribute to the Wiki myself. Haven't gotten that far yet :cry:

So what is the official name of the editor? Going to be keeping the old name of Cartouche? Very confusing...
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Re: Papyrus Editing manual in the Wiki

Postby gettingthere » Fri Sep 30, 2011 4:57 am

WOW - just took a closer look. Tons of detail.

How much time did you spend on this so far? Impressive!

Per my last post, if we can somehow figure out how to give some basic information to new editors without making it overwhelming into they get a chance to dive in, that would be great. Maybe a section titled 'for new editors' 'getting started' etc. Very simple, but with links to more information in the editing manual that open in a new tab.

Just a suggestion.
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Re: Papyrus Editing manual in the Wiki

Postby argus-cronos » Fri Sep 30, 2011 2:20 pm

In deed, good work.

I am wondering about Selecting Multiple Segments: Linux: Window-Key + Click

I use Debian based systems since years. This is written in the Wiki Pages but i never had any use for the Windows Key, with the exception of 3D desktops, since there are defined shortcuts.
It's also not a standard in Debian or Ubuntu for example.

Normally it is Ctrl + Click to select multiple segments here. And system wide as well.
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Re: Papyrus Editing manual in the Wiki

Postby dmcconachie » Fri Sep 30, 2011 2:25 pm

Nice work, Alan!

We do need to be careful when it comes to things like naming conventions as there are country specifics at this level of detail!
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Re: Papyrus Editing manual in the Wiki

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Fri Sep 30, 2011 5:47 pm

I have made some edits and added more info to pages this morning.

The quick-start guide has been created, using the Editing Manual thread as the baseline. I think we can unsticky that thread now. It still needs some basic items added per gettingthere's bulleted list.

Shift key in keyboard shortcuts: I'm not sure they belong there as a keyboard shortcut is an action all to itself, whereas Shift for roundabouts and zooming is just a modifier. If y'all think it belongs, then go ahead and add it.

I tried to reword some of the m, a, s, shift-a shortcuts, but haven't spent much time on it. Not sure if they are better now or not.

If the keyboard shortcut for Linux is wrong, then someone who knows what it really is should change it.

Darren, I tried to be non-US centric, but I admit that it is easier said than done due to "just not knowing," you know? Please provide guidance or update text as appropriate. I am aware that the over/layers doesn't match, but I am hopeful we get to a common view soon.
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Re: Papyrus Editing manual in the Wiki

Postby dmcconachie » Fri Sep 30, 2011 7:53 pm

You've been a busy busy man! :o

Not sure what you mean by this bit
AlanOfTheBerg wrote:I am aware that the over/layers doesn't match

But I wonder if you could maybe find some way to squeeze into here that we have our own version of the guideline here?
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Re: Papyrus Editing manual in the Wiki

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:27 pm

dmcconachie wrote:You've been a busy busy man! :o

Not sure what you mean by this bit
AlanOfTheBerg wrote:I am aware that the over/layers doesn't match


'twas meant to be "Overlays/layers" are currently different on the world server.
dmcconachie wrote:But I wonder if you could maybe find some way to squeeze into here that we have our own version of the guideline here?

I am sure there is. Since you're already looking ... why don't you add that in? ;)
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