Map Editor major ver (Nov 5, 2012) Official Feedback

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Re: Map Editor major ver (Nov 5, 2012) Official Feedback

Postby skbun » Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:20 am

PhantomSoul wrote:I'm sure that the use, in the US, anyway, of Bing for street address resolution, as well as Bing, Google, Yelp, et. al., for POI resolution is just a temporary stopgap until until Waze's own house number and landmark databases are more complete and accurate.


It's my understanding that we already have a standing soft policy in the U.S. of not creating landmarks for every business/address/thing because of the clutter and sheer difficulty maintaining all of that. If we lose the (Bing Google Yelp etc.) resolutions, we lose the ability to search by things like business names. This is something that say, Google Maps has as a baseline feature. This strikes me as a Bad Thing?
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Re: Map Editor major ver (Nov 5, 2012) Official Feedback

Postby skbun » Sun Dec 02, 2012 12:29 am

Kuhlkatz wrote:The intention is not say anyone is incompetent. We all strive to better the maps in our area, AND we all make mistakes - it's part of the game, especially since we all tend to spend late nights editing. I get annoyed with myself too. After completing an area and looking at it weeks later, I still find some obvious mistakes.


No, though...we don't have nearly enough editors in number to cover say, the United States, and some localities just don't have the numbers they need.

I know Waze can turn on ads encouraging people who have the app to join, say, a local TV traffic group (I've seen this in the California Bay Area, and Portland). We'd have a big influx of people, potentially, but would it be worth it to have an ad for a week or so - if you're not in one of those areas - that says something like 'Fixes needed where you drive? Become an editor!', which links to the video...might get people involved. We'd have a lot of basic stuff to teach on, but the overall effect might be a positive. Curious what people think about that idea.
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Re: Map Editor major ver (Nov 5, 2012) Official Feedback

Postby skbun » Sun Dec 02, 2012 2:45 am

Speaking of ads...it would appear that advertisement landmarks (probably on a hidden layer) are coming up in WME.

Put in 'Seattle, WA' into the search box, and you'll get two results:
'Seattle, WA'
'LIVE HERE! - ...(address)'

If you go into the Waze client, you'll see that this is a advertising popup for a location. I'm thrilled actually that Waze is getting more sources for these! - but my guess is that these aren't meant to be a searchable layer in WME?
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Re: Map Editor major ver (Nov 5, 2012) Official Feedback

Postby skbun » Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:57 pm

khaytsus wrote:
davipt wrote:Have you seen my post? select the segments that gives you errors, click on permalink, and go to waze.com/support, write ghost segments and post the permalink asking waze to remove those broken segments.

I've done this now myself, but I'm finding them all over.. I think it's a a larger problem than a random ghost segment.


This is a fairly huge problem. It may be serverwide. FWIW, I created a post on this and submitted its contents to support, but people are finding these all over.

(My post: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=34676 )
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Re: Map Editor major ver (Nov 5, 2012) Official Feedback

Postby SocalToe » Sat Nov 10, 2012 7:32 am

When in the editer,

Please keep my 'drive' that I clicked on highlighted so I can remember which 'drive' I'm looking at.

Previous editor kept it highlighted/marked............
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Re: Map Editor major ver (Nov 5, 2012) Official Feedback

Postby SocalToe » Sat Nov 10, 2012 12:51 pm

All it's doing right now is

'Loading road data' for minutes and minutes and minutes........

Can't edit a thing.................
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Re: Map Editor major ver (Nov 5, 2012) Official Feedback

Postby SocalToe » Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:13 am

jasonh300 wrote:
invented wrote:It wouldn't be an issue with a cable modem, it's just a dumb bridge. Maybe with something doing NAT like your router. Perhaps the user that reported success was using a combined modem/router thing.


It could be, as was pointed out by davipt and bz2012 earlier: viewtopic.php?p=288168#p288168

Does anyone make a Cable or DSL modem anymore that's not a combo modem/router? I've been trying to get a DSL modem for my office without a router because the wireless routers keep failing, but AT&T claims they don't use those anymore.



Just plug your own wireless network router into 1 of the ethernet ports on the modem and turn the wireless off on the modem............
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Re: Map Editor major ver (Nov 5, 2012) Official Feedback

Postby SocalToe » Sun Dec 02, 2012 3:18 am

Ok, I power reset my router............


Editor is working much better now......



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Re: Map Editor major ver (Nov 5, 2012) Official Feedback

Postby Spil » Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:50 am

daknife wrote:Funny, I'd deliberately looked for that before and it wasn't there but now when I click on the same section of freeway I first looked for it at, the link to add/edit an alternate is indeed there. I retract.
Just a quick note on what might have caused that -- if there is no Primary Name set (i.e., if the Primary Name is checked "no name"), then you cannot add an Alternate Name; you'll need to set a Primary Name and click "Apply", then click on "Edit" again and you will see the "Alternate Name" addition option. :)
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Re: Map Editor major ver (Nov 5, 2012) Official Feedback

Postby stevecody » Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:52 am

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davipt wrote:So waze please tell me the nickname of the reporter!!!

This is being looked into by management. Right now, the TOS/Privacy Policy doesn't allow it. It may be as easy as modifying that, but we're not sure.


I don't care to know who the person is but I would LOVE to be able to simply send them a message, as in Cartouche.

As an example, I have a person who repeatedly reports a General Error in the same location frequently. I haven't found anything wrong there and there are no other details. I can drive in the area and hope something jumps out at me, but I really have no idea what the intent of their report is.
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