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

Postby jasonh300 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:51 am

To delete a single segment, you should be able to click on it and hit your delete key, or click the garbage can icon. To delete multiple segments, the delete key won't work at all...you have to click the garbage can.

You have to have permissions on the segment you're trying to delete and also the adjacent connected segments. If it's a permissions issue, please post an unlock request.

The stairway is an undrivable segment, but if it's connected to a real road, it can be routed. Common practice is to disconnect that sort of thing from the real roads, but the correct thing to do is get rid of it completely, as it serves no purpose being on the map.
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Waze Map Editor (WME) manual in the Wiki

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: Papyrus Editing manual in the Wiki

Postby jondrush » Sat Oct 01, 2011 3:22 am

Good work. I've done lots of technical editing and instruction manual writing in my job, so I applied my experience to try to simplify and clarify your words. I hope you approve.
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Re: Waze Map Editor (WME) manual in the Wiki

Postby jwkilgore » Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:54 pm

Is there a designated location to discuss proposed changes to the Editing Manual? In most Wikis it's on the "Discussion" page, but that appears empty. I don't want to just start changing things on my own, plus I don't meet the "100 forum posts" minimum for wiki editing.
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Re: Waze Map Editor (WME) manual in the Wiki

Postby kentsmith9 » Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:18 am

timl2k12 wrote:Best Map Editing practices is buried in the middle of the wiki. I made it more prominent by turning the paragraph that links to it into a subsection. I did this because it took me much longer than it should have to find a link to best practices for parking lots. I think this will help a LOT. Having a link to it on the sidebar would be even better.

I took a look at the changes and they should help. Thanks for jumping in.

Also note we have a forum where you can also make requests and note changes to the Wiki so more people can see where the Wiki is getting improved. viewforum.php?f=276
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Re: Waze Map Editor (WME) manual in the Wiki

Postby kodi75 » Sat Jul 13, 2013 4:19 pm

I noticed UR Comments and wondered how to view / add to them. Or is that feature only available to Level 5/ 6 Editors?

I tried to search the Wiki & Forums, but "comment" is a very common word, especially en francais.

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Re: Papyrus Editing manual in the Wiki

Postby Laakkus » Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:05 pm

Added double click (to shortcuts, even if its not technically speaking a keyb-shortcut). Kill me if it's not goodlooking enough an edit ;)
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Re: Waze Map Editor (WME) manual in the Wiki

Postby Mike-1323 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:24 am

Spazinbc wrote:I wasn't able to find exactly how to correct two way streets with unrestricted turns by correcting and restricted (non time) based turns. For example, how to add restricted turns to the properties of the street? Can detail instructions be provided in the WiKi page?

In the Quick Start Guide.

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

Postby shawndoc » 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 shawndoc » 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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