Difference between revisions of "User:Herrchin/Basemap editing practices"

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* 2-segment loops that should be 3-segment (multi-entry rural driveways)
 
* 2-segment loops that should be 3-segment (multi-entry rural driveways)
 
* Missing, outdated, or incorrect road names, or they do not match the NE road naming standards or USA abbreviations.
 
* Missing, outdated, or incorrect road names, or they do not match the NE road naming standards or USA abbreviations.
* Private farming paths that probably should not be mapped at all in Waze
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* Private farming paths that probably should not be mapped at all in Waze (to irrigation pivots, grain silos, other private building that no Wazer would route to.
 
* Driveways to buildings that no longer exist, or other superfluous roads.
 
* Driveways to buildings that no longer exist, or other superfluous roads.
 
* "Spaghetti": A mess of private roads added from a previous visual analysis of satellite imagery.
 
* "Spaghetti": A mess of private roads added from a previous visual analysis of satellite imagery.
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Tips
 
Tips
 
* Zoom in to level 4 or closer so that Validator highlights problems on segments of type Street and Private Road, and so that you can see the road characteristics (one-way/two-way/unknown, etc.).
 
* Zoom in to level 4 or closer so that Validator highlights problems on segments of type Street and Private Road, and so that you can see the road characteristics (one-way/two-way/unknown, etc.).
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* Consider preserving private roads that parallel a public road, so that a Wazer on the private road isn't associated by Waze with the public road and potentially polluting the speed data.
  
 
Other improvements to make
 
Other improvements to make

Revision as of 19:41, 24 January 2016

The "basemap" is the original road data that Waze imported in 2009. It needs to be updated by map editors to function optimally.


Common basemap issues

  • Roads with unknown direction
  • Two-way roads incorrectly marked as one-way (one-way roads are rare outside urban areas)
  • Reverse connections
  • Unconfirmed turns
  • Incorrect u-turns
  • Unnecessary junctions
  • Private roads with the State field set as Iowa
  • Self-connected loops (often at the end of rural driveways)
  • 2-segment loops that should be 3-segment (multi-entry rural driveways)
  • Missing, outdated, or incorrect road names, or they do not match the NE road naming standards or USA abbreviations.
  • Private farming paths that probably should not be mapped at all in Waze (to irrigation pivots, grain silos, other private building that no Wazer would route to.
  • Driveways to buildings that no longer exist, or other superfluous roads.
  • "Spaghetti": A mess of private roads added from a previous visual analysis of satellite imagery.

Tips

  • Zoom in to level 4 or closer so that Validator highlights problems on segments of type Street and Private Road, and so that you can see the road characteristics (one-way/two-way/unknown, etc.).
  • Consider preserving private roads that parallel a public road, so that a Wazer on the private road isn't associated by Waze with the public road and potentially polluting the speed data.

Other improvements to make

  • Update the FC to the appropriate road type
  • Update lock level to match
  • Add Speed Limits
  • Correct elevation and add bridges/tunnels where appropriate per the Seagull guidelines