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Re: Regarding Railroads

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:58 pm

banished wrote:Proposed drawing and North American naming convention here.

https://skydrive.live.com/redir.aspx?resid=C5CF25D868C137D5!1006

I think that's pretty decent. In general a bit detailed for the majority of editors, but I think a fine start to discuss. Should be posted in the wiki discussion forum because it will become part of the wiki.
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Re: Regarding Railroads

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:52 pm

qwaletee wrote:How often do we get to thumbs-up the removal of a feature that a lot of people want?

:D For my part, I was thanking the posting of the information, not the removal itself. I would prefer RR stay visible now.
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Re: Regarding Railroads

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Fri Jun 20, 2014 3:01 pm

petervdveen wrote:I'm not sure.. They are added as road, that is terribly confusing in my opinion.

I think this is only because the app has no ability in this version to create the kind of repeating hash mark kind of display that most people associate with a railroad. The app can only create a solid-filled, different-colored border constant line. It is v4 which is supposed to have the full client map revamp like livemap.
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Re: Regarding Railroads

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Fri Jun 20, 2014 3:13 pm

dmcconachie wrote:Dave2084 created a reasonable schema...

Yes, the dark line is a reasonable suggestion. I find its darkness to be too prominent, though I could live with it in the interim. I'm not sure how that looks in areas where there is a higher density of rail lines which are far enough apart to be separately mapped.
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Re: Regarding Railroads

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Fri Jun 20, 2014 6:12 pm

Dave2084 wrote:Easy to add to any schema, jut paste in below the roads and above landmarks/places:
sketch wrote:Thanks! Would you mind making a mockup with default? I don't have a lot of computer time this week.

And if you do, could I suggest that it be posted into the Color Schemes thread and linked here in this thread? Just to keep schemes organized.
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Re: Regarding Railroads

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Wed Oct 08, 2014 3:20 am

egadgetguy wrote:I have a railroad question and I don't know where to go. In my town there are many railroad crossing, but I am noticing the railroads are at -5 level and locked to 5. There needs to be some kind of warning that this is a crossing and not a bridge. This is a much more important safety issue than even red lights..

Waze couldn't give any kind warning about a RR crossing. There's no feature for that. RR are set the way they are currently because Waze used to route on them if they were junctioned to a real road, regardless of turn restrictions etc. It was a significant issue.

The guidance on this will be changing soon. There is a thread in the wiki forum on changing this we are discussing right now.
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Re: Regarding Railroads

Postby argus-cronos » Sun Sep 08, 2013 1:37 pm

Another mess again, nothing will be done with this to prevent segment speeds of paralel roads. Useless.
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Re: Regarding Railroads

Postby banished » Thu Sep 12, 2013 6:15 pm

Just informed about this thread...

I plan to write for wiki publication a section on how to draw and name railroads, subject to review. I've been a proponent for railroads being returned to the client and am quite pleased with the announcement.

Before Waze took over my life, I was (and still am) a pro-amateur railroad photographer/videographer and have been since 1972. I ran a sole-proprietorship railroad video business for a few years, but taxes and government regulations stole my joy.

The scope will be for a North American audience because that is what I know. I hope to have something for review in a couple of weeks and will announce here, in this thread, when the draft is ready.

http://rob3ri.rrpicturearchives.net/arc ... x?id=48519
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgts_zIYeCE


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Re: Regarding Railroads

Postby banished » Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:05 am

Proposed drawing and North American naming convention here.

https://skydrive.live.com/redir.aspx?resid=C5CF25D868C137D5!1006
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Re: Regarding Railroads

Postby banished » Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:31 pm

The discussion was occurring concurrently in both threads. I posted in both so as not to exclude anyone based on their forum permissions. I'm fine if it is consolidated to somewhere that all can access...with the most likely place being a Wiki page.

I'm not an expert on setting up a Wiki page and have no objection if someone who does wants to do that.
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