Gas prices feature: everything you need to know

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Re: Gas prices feature: everything you need to know

Postby ks3j » Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:08 pm

Thanks, Alan. Good news.
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Re: Gas prices feature: everything you need to know

Postby ks3j » Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:12 pm

krankyd wrote:Hi guys,
In the US:
* Waze has a full set of Gas Stations, and at the moment we're not able to update stations on this list.
* Adding a new landmark of Gas station type will NOT add the station to the list. It will add it to the map, and if you enter a name, you will be able to search and navigate to it - just like any other landmark - but won't be able to update prices.


I see that this is a year old, and I'm hoping it's something that's been fixed by now. Saying that "Waze has a full set of gas stations" naively assumes that new gas stations aren't being built every day, which they are, and that old ones aren't closing down, which they are. My area has a few examples of both.

Is the ability to update the gas stations under development? It would make sense, since just about everything else in Waze is crowdsourced.

In addition, I have found quite a few gas stations in my area that are displaced as much as half a mile from their actual locations. Does moving the gas station landmark result in correct navigation, or is the incorrect position "sticky?"
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Gas prices feature: everything you need to know

Postby krankyd » Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:42 pm

Hi guys,
Glad to be on the forums again!


Recently Waze has added Gas Station prices as one of the crowd sourced features it offers to its millions of Wazers around the world.
While the experience on the Waze app should be the same for all users, the back end works a little different - based on your country - and therefore when you're editing Gas Stations, you'll notice a different behavior in Different countries.

Not familiar with this feature and want to see how it works on the app itself? See our wiki article here.
The purpose of this post is to explain where we stand in the matter of adding new gas stations, and updating gas prices.


Adding a new gas station vs. Adding a new landmark:

The list of gas stations you see when searching for Gas stations near your location comes from a special list of Gas Stations, and not from the general list of landmarks.
Adding new stations to this list depends on the country you're in.

In the US:
* Waze has a full set of Gas Stations, and at the moment we're not able to update stations on this list.
* Adding a new landmark of Gas station type will NOT add the station to the list. It will add it to the map, and if you enter a name, you will be able to search and navigate to it - just like any other landmark - but won't be able to update prices.
* We currently don't have the Gas prices feature available in Canada.

In all other countries of the world:
* We have added Gas / Petrol brands based on your feedback so far, so when you add a gas station landmark in your country, you should see an option to choose a BRAND.
* No Brand choice in the ediotr? Contact us and send us the full list of brands in your country. See this part of the wiki article for more info on what we need in order to add it.
* Once you update the gas station, it will be added to our lists, and once your country has the gas price feature (see below), you will be able to update the price for that country.
* Keep on updating more gas stations - you're making great progress (see this blog post by Edon for more details).
* Once we feel a country has good coverage of gas stations, we will enable the gas prices feature in that country (see below).
* Waze is also checking various options to have a full list provided and updated to the system (as we did in the US). Once we have these lists, we will integrate them with all the gas stations you've entered. You will also notice new gas station landmarks will be added where they were missing. In other countries (outside the US), you will be able to edit gas stations even if they are imported.

In any way, your work on the gas stations now will not be lost - so for those who have already started mapping gas stations, keep up the good work!

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Updating Gas Prices:

In the US:
* We get new prices update automatically once a day, but we still rely on the community to keep them updated, as gas prices change frequently.

In all other countries of the world:

* In most countries the gas price feature isn't available yet, as we're waiting to have a good coverage of the gas stations before starting the service.
* We will slowly add this feature to more and more countries as we feel the coverage there is sufficient. As mentioned before, we're working on adding a full list of gas stations to a few countries, and hopefully we will have the gas price feature in your country in the near future too!
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Re: Gas prices feature: everything you need to know

Postby kodi75 » Thu Jul 03, 2014 4:13 pm

When updating fuel prices, the decimal (or comma) separator is no longer required.
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Re: Gas prices feature: everything you need to know

Postby kodi75 » Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:31 pm

In the last few days, when selecting a Gas Station to navigate to, the "Info" tab is unavailable:
Oops! Something went wrong. We're working on it right now ..."
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Re: Gas prices feature: everything you need to know

Postby kodi75 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:45 pm

(1) How do I mark a gas station as temporarily "closed?" The Maryland House rest area on I-95 has been closed for months! (Due to open in the late Spring 2014). Someone keeps updating the gas prices every day.

(2) in the app, this gas station is referenced as "White Marsh Gas" while in the editor (and on the ground) it's a Crown.

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I did a futher search and found this possible answer
sketch wrote:
russblau wrote:FYI, I changed the brand to "Unbranded" and the name to "Temporarily Closed", and moved the old name into the Description field.

I'd recommend changing the brand to [blank]. Choosing "Unbranded" will make Waze show "Unbranded" in the report prices list. Choosing [blank] will show "Temporarily closed" when a user tries to report prices. One is straightforward, one is confusing.
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Re: Gas prices feature: everything you need to know

Postby kevinhome » Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:57 pm

I think it would be a great idea if members had the ability to update petrol prices also when logged in on MAP UPDATES. Many times I have past petrol station but didn’t have the opportunity to add updated fuel prices or could have do so in a safe way as I was mobile at the time. If the feature was available within the onlinne update mapping, I could have done this when at home and logged in. This again would also be another safety feature and another way to share information on fuel prices.
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Re: Gas prices feature: everything you need to know

Postby KB_Steveo » Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:17 pm

jasonh300 wrote:Welcome back, Dror!

krankyd wrote:In the US:
* We get new prices update automatically once a day, but we still rely on the community to keep them updated, as gas prices change frequently.
(bolding mine)

This doesn't seem to be happening, at least not around here.
Just because Waze updates once a day doesn't mean "3rd party" does.

mapcat wrote:Most update daily around me, but I've also seen some that report last being updated 2 or 3 days ago. I also suspect that some of my updated prices have been changed back. Pretty sure I posted $3.89 at a station after a big jump, and saw it showing $3.69 by "3rd party" in the client later when I passed it again (still $3.89).
Possibly Waze's daily update of outdated 3rd party pricing is overwriting yours? Maybe Waze can modify the way they import the data and compare last update times?
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Re: Gas prices feature: everything you need to know

Postby joseantonio33 » Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:15 pm

ronnyromero wrote:for what i have seen, you should be ready to launch in Panama. Major Brands:

Texaco - 60
Delta - 180 Stations
TERPEL/ACCEL - 85 Stations
PUMA - 41 Stations
Others - ???

others independent o white brand is easier to identify
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Re: Gas prices feature: everything you need to know

Postby jondrush » Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:14 pm

Waze asked us not to delete the stations they created. They are aware of the problem with moved gas stations not updating.
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