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Re: Default Map Colors

Postby asterix06 » Wed Aug 25, 2010 5:30 pm

Both are nice looking , but if you can, try to keep sane road colours as in cartouche,
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Re: Default Map Colors

Postby asterix06 » Wed Aug 25, 2010 5:31 pm

Both are nice looking , but if you can, try to keep sane road colours as in cartouche,
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Re: Default Map Colors

Postby ES110178 » Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:42 am

We have made our self Colourscheme for Germany.
Freeway`s are here blue, Minor Highways Yellow.
See yourself -> viewtopic.php?f=75&t=3211&start=0

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Re: Default Map Colors

Postby gerben » Tue Jul 20, 2010 12:16 am

I've been using the user-made scheme with Cartouche colours for a while now. I will keep using this one because it shows all (major) road types in a different colour, so they are a lot more recognizable than the different shades of the same colour as used in the current and now proposed schemes.
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Re: Default Map Colors

Postby hallmike » Tue Jul 20, 2010 12:50 pm

I'd prefer that you not waste time and resources making anything prettier until all of the numerous frustrating bugs, glitches, and errors have been fixed. Stop putting form ahead of function. If it doesn't work, it won't matter how it looks because no one will be looking at it.
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Re: Default Map Colors

Postby hallmike » Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:50 pm

sketch wrote:It's all been working pretty nicely for me.

Really? You don't get server timeouts when requesting a route? You don't have issues with segments folding back upon themselves when removing a junction? You don't have any segments in your area that appear to be connected but really aren't? Your dashboard routes are updated correctly every night? You don't experience any of a dozen other issues everyone else is complaining about? I'd like to know how you got the bug-free version so I can get it too!

sketch wrote:An attractive application is an application that is pleasant to use. No one wants to stare at an ugly map all day, and the more users that like it, the more users we have, and the better the maps get.

OK, but this application is a lot more than just staring at a map all day. It's supposed to be interactive an allow you to update the map problems. But when bugs and glitches prevent you from editing correctly, or make it too frustrating to do so, all those users that came because of the pretty maps will leave.
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Re: Default Map Colors

Postby hallmike » Thu Jul 22, 2010 4:56 am

OK, I see some of your points but the way I understood it, Waze wants to eventually make money selling updated maps. If they spend their time courting the 90% (by your guess) of users that don't edit and just freeload, Waze will never get their maps into a marketable state and go bankrupt.

I think they need to put down the color crayons and fix the problems that are driving away the map editors. Sure there may be different teams of developers, but when there are so many obvious and frustrating problems they may have to reallocate the coloring team to the bug fixing team in order to create a viable product.

But then again, if you're happy with things they way they are, I may just be too picky and need to go somewhere else where they'll appreciate my months of hard work instead of pandering to the 0day n00bs by giving them new pretty colors and shiny road goodies.
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Re: Default Map Colors

Postby hodgetts » Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:42 pm

I like both options - on balance I think the yellow option is nicer, but it needs a little more difference between the shades per road type. It's always good to be able to spot the difference between motorways (freeways) and Major/Minor highways. Also you could still show the low traffic jams in a vivid (but strong) yellow rather than shades of orange.

I would certainly like to see both options on my iPhone client to try to live with them.

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Re: Default Map Colors

Postby hodgetts » Tue Aug 03, 2010 2:28 pm

Is it possible to create a small iPhone app to allow us to create our own colour schemes?

Once written, this could let the community spend the time developing colour schemes and leave the Waze team to work on the main Client. We could even have a way of uploading and sharing our own designs??
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Re: Default Map Colors

Postby jondrush » Thu Aug 26, 2010 6:26 am

I love the new cartouche color scheme, but the color intensity should be a few shades paler. The reds and blues and ramp greens overwhelm the traffic report colors and sometimes make it hard to read the road names.
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