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As you expand your edit areas, you will also likely expand the number of editors that you meet and interact with directly. You will see opinions in places like Waze Forums, Waze Map Editor [WME] Chat, and other communication platforms like Slack and Google Hangouts [GHO].
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As you expand your edit areas, you will also likely expand the number of editors that you meet and interact with. You will see their opinions in places like Waze Forums, Waze Map Editor [WME] Chat, and other communication platforms like Slack and Google Hangouts [GHO].
  
Some editors are of the mindset that Parking Lot Roads [PLR] are some how evil, and should be avoided at all costs in the most extreme viewpoints. This page hopefully will explain to you why they could not be further from the truth about PLRs.  
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The general thought process against PLRs starts from a point of 'clutter'. PLRs can most definitely be over used, and that will create a very cluttered map, that is difficult to navigate through when using the Waze app or WME.
  
The general anti-PLR thought process starts from a point of 'clutter'. PLRs can most definitely be over used, and that will create a very cluttered map, that is difficult to navigate through when using the Waze app or WME.
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Some editors of the most extreme viewpoints, feel that Parking Lot Roads [PLR] are some how evil, and should be avoided at all costs, and used only as a last resort.  
  
This does not how ever mean that PLRs should not be used at all, or as a last option. PLRs have as important of a role in Waze as any Freeway segment does.
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This page hopefully will explain to you why they could not be further from the truth about PLRs.
  
YES, I said as important as a FREEWAY segment.  
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One of the goals of Waze is to provide [[Best_map_editing_practice#Parking_Lots|'door to door']] routing.
  
One of the goals of Waze is to provide [[Best_map_editing_practice#Parking_Lots|'door to door']] routing. Sending a user from 'door to the closest intersection' is as silly as it sounds. Users will not waste a second uninstalling Waze from their devices of they get dumped off in the middle of a busy road with out any clear direction to their intended destination.
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Sending a user from 'door to the closest intersection' seems a bit silly doesn't it?
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Waze users constantly send Reports about Map Problems after they repeatedly get dumped off in the middle of a busy road or intersection and being told 'you have arrived', with no clear direction to their intended destination.
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In today's world of instant gratification, users of Waze will not waste a second uninstalling it from their devices if they don't think it is reliable.
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As an editor it is our responsibility to make sure they dont get dumped off like that in the future.
  
 
=== When to use PLRs ===
 
=== When to use PLRs ===
 
=== How to use PLRs ===
 
=== How to use PLRs ===

Revision as of 20:10, 2 June 2016

Parking Lot Roads

The bad rap about PLRs

As you expand your edit areas, you will also likely expand the number of editors that you meet and interact with. You will see their opinions in places like Waze Forums, Waze Map Editor [WME] Chat, and other communication platforms like Slack and Google Hangouts [GHO].

The general thought process against PLRs starts from a point of 'clutter'. PLRs can most definitely be over used, and that will create a very cluttered map, that is difficult to navigate through when using the Waze app or WME.

Some editors of the most extreme viewpoints, feel that Parking Lot Roads [PLR] are some how evil, and should be avoided at all costs, and used only as a last resort.

This page hopefully will explain to you why they could not be further from the truth about PLRs.

One of the goals of Waze is to provide 'door to door' routing.

Sending a user from 'door to the closest intersection' seems a bit silly doesn't it?

Waze users constantly send Reports about Map Problems after they repeatedly get dumped off in the middle of a busy road or intersection and being told 'you have arrived', with no clear direction to their intended destination.

In today's world of instant gratification, users of Waze will not waste a second uninstalling it from their devices if they don't think it is reliable.

As an editor it is our responsibility to make sure they dont get dumped off like that in the future.

When to use PLRs

How to use PLRs