Why do you edit maps?

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Re: Why do you edit maps?

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:52 pm

knipfty wrote:Does anyone know how long it take for my updates to populate the rest of the Waze community? Does anyone have to look at it and approve the change?

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Re: Why do you edit maps?

Postby AndyPoms » Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:20 pm

knipfty wrote:I live in gated community and every GPS (including Waze) routes people to the back gate. :evil: I updated the back gate to be a private road today. Now I will wait and see if Waze avoids the gate. I also added a landmark where the gate is.

Does anyone know how long it take for my updates to populate the rest of the Waze community? Does anyone have to look at it and approve the change?

What kind of landmark did you add? What was the purpose of adding it?
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Why do you edit maps?

Postby bigbear3764 » Wed Sep 12, 2012 4:46 pm

Making the maps right, seeing your changes quickly and helping others get around. As a firefighter, maps are important to us. We don't use waze to get around, but have pulled it out when I have time to report traffic or lane closures. Shh, don't tell my chief!


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Re: Why do you edit maps?

Postby BumbleBee2010 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:32 pm

I edit maps (when I can) for points, and to make waze better, the more people who use waze, the more speed traps that get reported LOL
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Re: Why do you edit maps?

Postby CBenson » Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:48 pm

stuartdole wrote:BTW - anyone have a link to a discussion on how to deal with parking lots, shopping centers, and such?

http://www.waze.com/wiki/index.php/Best ... rking_Lots
stuartdole wrote:Also - I need to refresh myself on how to add blocked roads (permanent with a gate, or temporary due to fire, police action, flooding)... And how to re-route around a blocked road or area?
Temporary closures are not currently handled by waze.
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Re: Why do you edit maps?

Postby CrackedLCD » Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:38 am

I'm a bit of a cartography nut, but I also love the fact that I can contribute fixes and improvements that will eventually help others. There are lots of improved roads and recently built subdivisions where I live that were never added to Waze, so it's been fun adding these as I come across them. I just wish the changes showed up on my phone quicker. I've only been doing this a few days, though, so I reckon it'll be another week or two before anything shows up. In the mean time, I'm earning lots of points and having fun! 8-)
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Re: Why do you edit maps?

Postby CrackedLCD » Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:53 pm

gryzman wrote:Because I like the idea of community working on content like that, some of it makes really sense.
However, when I encounter moments like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1E8RKlbyBs I like to scream and give up.


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Re: Why do you edit maps?

Postby CrackedLCD » Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:06 pm

The ability to communicate directly with those who drop update requests would be nice. Occasionally I come across a head-scratcher that I can't figure out, so it would be nice to ask someone what the heck they were thinking.

I know that the system sends a generic "your issue has been fixed" e-mail now, so it knows who submits what.
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Re: Why do you edit maps?

Postby CrackedLCD » Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:27 pm

rivermedic wrote:I'm a paramedic in a very rural Texas county; we have correct maps and all GPS systems are wrong. With Waze I can see immediate results and updates. There is much satisfaction in that and getting an ambulance to the scene without any errors. I appreciate all the work of you hard working Texas Wazers out there and all the help you have given me!


Awesome! If anyone knows the intricacies of area roads, it would be the EMTs and public safety personnel. 8-)
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Re: Why do you edit maps?

Postby CrackedLCD » Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:01 am

Since being granted level 5 access a while ago, I've found the reasons why I edit maps have changed a little. Most of the roads have gotten "up to date" in the areas I'm familiar with, so I'm mostly trying to fix user and system errors these days. I'm also interested in the landmarks debate in the US and have been pre-emptively trying to get my region's landmarks into some sort of compliance with what will probably be the new rules at some point. I'm also trying to add more parks to the map as I've gotten very positive feedback from Wazers in my area on having them displayed, since it adds great context to what we're looking at while studying the roads.

Unfortunately I just found out that someone has come along and deleted a good two dozen of the parks I created in a nearby larger city, so I've had to take the time to re-research them and add them back. This time they're being locked. I hate to do that (and used to hate anything locked when I was but an egg at this) but it's too much work to go around re-creating all this over and over.
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