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Lane Guidance is now available in WME!!!!

Post by Vespucci41
Hi Editors,

Hope you are all safe and healthy!

We are all super excited to announce that Lane guidance is now available in WME.

What is the Lane Guidance Feature?
The ability to map the number of lanes and directions for a specific segment in WME that will allow us to provide clearer driving instruction and a smoother driving experience to drivers.

What have we done?
  • We have been testing Lanes both in WME and in the app in the last few months with your fellow Beta Editors and we are now ready to enable the feature in production.
  • We have been working with your country coordinators in order to apply the best lock rank for your country. Lanes guidance will be locked to L4 as default and we will adjust the lock in the next few days.

Important to know
  • Currently lanes are not supported for Junction Boxes, that's the next item the team will work on once we finalize Continue Straight and TTS.
  • Lanes are not supported for Roundabout, currently it is not planned.
  • Editors with a lower level won’t be able to see the lanes tab and lanes data in WME for now.
  • Editing segments with lane guidance, i.e: splitting them, will cause lanes data removal so make sure to add map comments where necessary.
Where can we find more information about Lanes?
We created this Lanes Knowledge Base in order to help you start smoothly and have a snapshot of all the knowledge created during the alpha and beta stage. We’ll make sure to update it periodically with new content if needed.

What’s next?
  • We presented the feature in today’s Office Hours, if you couldn't make it make sure to check recording once is sent.
  • The team is currently working on TTS (Text To Speech) for Lanes and the indication on ‘Continue Straight”.
  • We are going to rollout lanes to the wider beta community in the client in the next few days. This will allow us to get feedback while you are mapping and increase the lane coverage.
  • We will be in touch with the coordinator to plan a per country gradual rollout to production
Ask questions publicly! A lot of Editors that tested the feature in Beta will be more than happy to help you and answer your questions. Also make sure to sync with your community and coordinators for your country guidelines.

We are here if you have any questions, doubt and feedback.

Happy Editing,
Ruben, on behalf of the Waze Communities Team
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Post by TCholewa
What to do, if line ends without junction (e.g. 2 line road -> 1 line road)?
Is there any way to map it? I think it's important information.
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Post by TCholewa
jm6087 wrote: What do you mean? Can you provide picture? If it is just 2 lane road becomes 1 lane road but it continues on, there is nothing to map.
I was thinking about this situation:
https://i.ibb.co/6mxt6h1/Line-end.png

In my opinion it would be good if driver receive information earlier, that line is going to end, so that he/she safely change to other line.
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Post by Vespucci41
FasterinoSpeederino wrote:Are the heuristics only available when using RBS (Routing Beta Server) or is it broadly available?

This was asked recently and I didn't know that this is reserved to RBS.
We are aware and will be shortly available to all, will keep you posted.
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Post by spookyx
I found a bug in WME regarding editing lanes:

https://www.waze.com/ro/editor?env=row& ... =390375254




As you can see the turn left (lane override) is after slight left...

Even what is shows at the moment is wrong and there should be a conflict.

The proper order should be (from right to left):
- lane 1: right (to Str. Floare de Vârf) and straight (to Șos. Alexandria)
- lane 2: straight (to Șos. Alexandria) and slight left (to Șos. București-Măgurele)
- lane 3: slight left (to Șos. București-Măgurele) and left (to No name street)
- lane 4: left (to No name street)

... but I can not set it like this, like on the other side where it sees the right order of streets:

https://www.waze.com/ro/editor/?env=row ... =161404263

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Post by spookyx
@kumiankka thanks for the workaround, but I was reporting a bug, not a workaround!
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Post by turbomkt
ranttine wrote:Without special lanes this cannot be mapped correctly.

Currently we have just ignored the bus/taxi-lane.
Screenshot 2020-09-11 at 13.16.42.png
If you feel strong enough to have correct lane guidance, a stub segment can be added and the bus lane can go to that. This is a hack, but will get you what you want now instead of later.
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Post by Twister-UK
Some unusual behaviour when trying to edit a junction involving a combination of lane guidance and road shields was originally observed on a real piece of map data, and it can be replicated reliably on newly drawn test segments.

* Set up a junction with one straight ahead arm and one diverging arm.
* Give the straight ahead arm a road shield.
* Set up lane guidance, with the straight ahead arm being set to "view only".
* Save these edits.

Any attempt to alter the geometry of the junction, such that the diverging angle is reduced, will then result in the somwhat less than helpful "Modifying GuidanceMode is allowed only for CS Lanes" error being thrown.

Any alteration to the geometry which keeps the diverging angle the same, or increases it, doesn't cause the error to be thrown.


The following video demos the whole process from start to finish: https://chizzum.com/greasemonkey/images ... cemode.avi
 
 
I'm 50:50 on whether this really is just WAD or a bug, hence posting about it here first rather than going straight to the bug forum - the fact that it throws a proper error message (even one that seems to have been written only with the WME developers in mind) rather than just failing in some less obvious way suggests this isn't entirely unexpected behaviour, but the fact that it is a developer-focused error rather than one any ordinary WME user could be expected to make use of suggests that it might not be expected to occur in normal WME use...
 
 
 
 
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Post by Twister-UK
pox_online wrote: Fri Sep 24, 2021 7:29 am That should also happens, when there will be no Roadshield assigned.
 
It doesn't...
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