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Alternate names are now used by waze, and will be used more in the future. Do not use alternate names for notes about segments or places. As of 2014-November[update] Use a UR for any notes you might have. Begin the Note text with [NOTE]
- The order of preference for Best Continuation is;
- Primary name + Type match
- Alt name + Type match
- Primary name match, OR Primary name <=> Alt name Cross-match
- Alt name match
- Type match
- City names have no affect on matches.
A Cross-match is when the primary name of one segment is identical to the alternate name of an adjacent segment. It had the same priory as a Primary name match.
- In order for a Cross match to work there must be at least one alt name on both involved segments (even though they don't necessarily match each other).
- It will work even if the are no Primary names on those segments.
- It will not work if all three segments at a split have a matching Primary name or a matching Alternate name.
An Alt match is when two adjacent segments have an identical alternate name (regardless of city name).
- It will not work if all three segments at a split have a matching Primary name.
- It will work even the OUT segment (the one leaving the split) has no Primary name.
- Address Searches
- If the primary name is Concord pike, and the alt name is SR-202, can we find an address by searching on SR-202?
- Route Shields
If the alt name is SR-202, will a shield be generated?
- If the name is "New Castle County Airport (ILG)" and the alternate names are "Wilmington Airport" and "Wilmington-Philadelphia Regional Airport", will searching on any of these alternate names match the place -- or will we continue to get the Google place?
- Using the app, if someone takes a photo and then searches for a nearby place, will the alternate name come up as an option for a place to add the photo?