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Re: Waze is ignoring event closures

Postby sketch » Sun Feb 23, 2014 7:52 pm

I'm not sure if it's approaching or just driving that triggers it. I haven't been out driving particularly to test, I've needed to go places where the normal route would take me through the closure, so I've always been driving towards it.

The Livemap is working inconsistently. It always seems to respect closures if I enter my origin and destination using addresses. If I set origin and destination pins manually, it respects closures sometimes and ignores them other times — when I started testing, it seemed to ignore them, and now it seems to respect them. Try it yourself: https://www.waze.com/livemap?zoom=15&la ... n=-90.0751

A separate problem, it looks like either Waze staff or the Waze process has missed a few of the cross streets, like the ones here on First and Josephine.
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Re: Waze is ignoring event closures

Postby deeggo » Sun Feb 23, 2014 7:21 pm

I don't quite understand what's making you get a route around the closure. Is it by approaching it enough, or by simply driving? Or difference livemap / client?
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Re: Waze is ignoring event closures

Postby sketch » Sun Feb 23, 2014 7:13 pm

Okay, it seems like it might actually be working? My test routes sent me right through the closure, but when I actually drove places where my route was affected, the route changed after a few minutes to go around the closure. I've been checking the route when I start out and they go through the closure, but then once I get down the route it's changed to take me around it. Last night I even got a rather confusing "We found a better route!" message, except the new ETA was actually 4 minutes later than the original ETA.

So, weird behavior, but perhaps not as bad as I thought. Having to get out and actually drive around the closures to test it makes it a lot harder to deal with, though.
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Re: Waze is ignoring event closures

Postby petervdveen » Sun Feb 23, 2014 7:45 am

Absolutely agree with that.
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Re: Waze is ignoring event closures

Postby sketch » Sun Feb 23, 2014 12:42 am

petervdveen wrote:But what if you can cross?
Then it will be impossible.

I think overall leaving it as it is is the easiest.
Btw, you know you don't have to do it street by street?
Just selecting a few extra streets isn't that a big job, I think.

The problem isn't whether or not it's working one way or the other, it's whether or not it's working as advertised. It is advertised as prohibiting crossings, so it should prohibit crossings. I selected the segments for the closure based on this understanding.

I do agree that some flexibility would be nice, but we need to be told how it's going to work.
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Re: Waze is ignoring event closures

Postby petervdveen » Sat Feb 22, 2014 10:21 pm

sketch wrote:Besides, having to close all the various parade routes is hard enough. Having to add hundreds upon hundreds of cross streets is absurd.

But what if you can cross?
Then it will be impossible.

I think overall leaving it as it is is the easiest.
Btw, you know you don't have to do it street by street?
Just selecting a few extra streets isn't that a big job, I think.
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Re: Waze is ignoring event closures

Postby deeggo » Sat Feb 22, 2014 9:24 pm

You're right it's in the presentation. We know it's just the segments with the given IDs that are closed. So it's no surprise they didn't close the nodes in between automatically.
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Re: Waze is ignoring event closures

Postby sketch » Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:57 pm

deeggo wrote:We have seen the same here. If you consider that these are segment closures, it's working correctly. The question is if it's desirable.

The presentation you're sent when your event is approved clearly and specifically states that cross-streets are automatically closed as well, so this should not be permitted.

Besides, having to close all the various parade routes is hard enough. Having to add hundreds upon hundreds of cross streets is absurd.
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Re: Waze is ignoring event closures

Postby htahta » Sat Feb 22, 2014 2:17 pm

Jep Always close the feeding street or the exiting street.
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Re: Waze is ignoring event closures

Postby petervdveen » Sat Feb 22, 2014 1:34 pm

deeggo wrote:We have seen the same here. If you consider that these are segment closures, it's working correctly. The question is if it's desirable.

I think it is.

If you want to close the junctions, then just close the connecting streets.
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