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Re: Waze Map Editor (WME) manual in the Wiki

Postby skbun » Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:49 am

http://www.waze.com/wiki/index.php/Time ... ng_process (linked off of this page):

This particular page needs updates on the section involving URs (all go to WME now), radius of editable roads, and probably a lot of the mentions of Cartouche can be removed at this point for simplicity.
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Postby jasonh300 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:42 am

The problem is that the search function really sucks and often, it's hard to find a link to some pages from pages that the new users are likely to be reading.

After they're done reworking all the pages, someone needs to work on a good table of contents that is well organized. And maybe a few "related topics" links for the bottom of each wiki page.
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Re: Waze Map Editor (WME) manual in the Wiki

Postby gettingthere » Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:20 am

The Wiki is shaping up nicely! I am sure in the near future is going to be fantastic.
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Postby Wolfeye » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:28 am

I believe you should have maximum of 3 levels of pages. So that you won't click away not knowing where you came from. You would rather have a few, very long, pages with this automatically generated table of contents.
Let's take Map Editing for an example. Either you'd want to know how to edit or you won't. If you do, you must now everything about it to understand and do it correct. You could have just one huge page with everything there is to know about editing. And before you even think about logging in to WME you should read that page, from top to bottom, at least once. You could have the basics (how to log in, which button to click, "and then save your work!"), when and where to use different road types, what to name them and why.
So take the Manual, BEP, How to label and name roads and Junction style guide and put them together at just one page.
Then you will know where to look to find your answer. Just go to the page about editing and find the right chapter in the table of contents.

One page about using the client.
One page about edit the map.
One page about "the rest".

But that's just my simple opinion...


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Re: Waze Map Editor (WME) manual in the Wiki

Postby HandofMadness » Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:24 pm

I'd like to suggest adding a section for common errors that are NOT map related, but get reported as such.
- Wrong GPS coordinates for an address
- Waze wanting you to turn right then make a U, instead of turning left
- Toll roads
- U-turns on non-split roads
- Gas station information being wrong

Seems these questions come up quite a bit in the forums, especially the address/GPS coordinates problem. And instead of typing a lengthily answer explaining how the different service providers (Bing, Google, YP) are the one providing Waze with the GPS coordinates, not street addresses, and how Waze uses that for routing and who to contact to fix the problems, we can just reply by linking to the Wiki entry.

Some of these are in the Wiki in different places, some aren't (or at least I can't find them), but it would be nice if they were all in one place.
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Re: Waze Map Editor (WME) manual in the Wiki

Postby floppyrod84 » Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:44 pm

Why is a toll road not a map problem?

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Re: Waze Map Editor (WME) manual in the Wiki

Postby HandofMadness » Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:06 pm

xteejx wrote:Why is a toll road not a map problem?


Until they add support in the client for toll road avoidance into the client, its not a map problem. Right now, whether the road is flagged as a toll road or not, the routing treats toll roads just like any other.

I get plenty of UR's every week near the toll roads complaining that they're toll roads. They're flagged as such, but the fact Waze it routing on to them is not something that can be correct in the map.

(Unless something has just recently changed?)
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Re: Re: Waze Map Editor (WME) manual in the Wiki

Postby Timbones » Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:12 pm

shawndoc wrote:(Unless something has just recently changed?)

Yup, something has changed recently... ;)
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Re: Waze Map Editor (WME) manual in the Wiki

Postby HandofMadness » Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:43 pm

Ah ok, well my point still stands on the NA server and most of the rest of the world. ;)
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Re: Waze Map Editor (WME) manual in the Wiki

Postby bgodette » Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:42 am

shawndoc wrote:Ah ok, well my point still stands on the NA server and most of the rest of the world. ;)

It's been working on the NA server ever since the update to 7/24, you just have to enable the option in the preferences file to display the Avoid Tolls option.

Waze won't turn it on for the unwashed masses until the map update after this coming one because there's a bunch of toll bridges/tunnels that still won't make it into this coming map update.
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