Why do you edit maps?

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Re: Why do you edit maps?

Postby knipfty » Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:36 pm

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?
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Re: Why do you edit maps?

Postby splash883 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:16 pm

I love this thread! Thanks for the editing, you guys! :P
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Re: Why do you edit maps?

Postby Rynerson27 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:39 pm

For the points....
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Re: Why do you edit maps?

Postby gryzman » Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:09 am

Because as much as I love driving (no sarcasm intended), and challenge (likewise) - sending me over this road every day is not fun (especially in winter time):

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Re: Why do you edit maps?

Postby youncs » Sat Oct 27, 2012 1:25 am

For the glory.
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Re: Why do you edit maps?

Postby TheGridExe » Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:50 pm

It's because I edit too much stuff. I edit Wikipedia and Foursquare so Waze is a no-brainer, right?
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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 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 stuartdole » Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:43 pm

Pretty much like everyone else has said - to help the community. Also, I just like to fix things.

Last couple of days the editable map has been down (version upgrade? Amazon cloud crash?) so I haven't been able to chip in some real zingers I ran across.

BTW - anyone have a link to a discussion on how to deal with parking lots, shopping centers, and such? I notice Waze is very reluctant to allow the car icon to leave a road and enter a parking lot - does the parking lot need to connect to the street? Have a "parking lot road" added?

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?
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Re: Why do you edit maps?

Postby K4UNX » Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:37 am

I edit maps so that I can have all the parking lots, walking trails, railroads, airports, taxiways, horse trails, horse tracks, and islands mapped near me.


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Just kidding! :) </IGN>
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