Difference between revisions of "Nebraska/Special roads/Main"

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===== Dirt roads =====
 
===== Dirt roads =====
In many Nebraska counties, well-maintained gravel roads may be functionally classified as primary routes. Also, in some cases, these gravel roads may be the only option for navigation. Therefore, it is important that Waze treats these roads appropriately. Since there is no option in the WME for an unpaved street, we must choose between a paved street and a dirt road. In the Waze client, dirt roads have reduced visibility and receive a routing penalty so are not appropriate for most gravel roads. In Nebraska, we use the dirt road type '''only for minimum maintenance roads'''.
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In many Nebraska counties, the Dirt road type should apply only to roads that are truly dirt/low-maintenance.  Well-maintained gravel roads should NOT be set as the Dirt Road type.  They should be at least Street type and potentially as high as Primary Street status. The reason some of these gravel roads qualify for Primary Street status is based upon their functional classification designation. These roads may be gravel, but they are intended to be main routes between towns (especially in rural areas) and are often wider and more frequently maintained. This of course isn't ideal for Wazers who'd prefer to avoid gravel roads, but until an unpaved option is made available to apply as an attribute, it's the best overall option for routing.  
  
 
===== Alleys =====
 
===== Alleys =====

Revision as of 14:10, 27 June 2015


We have special rules which enhance and modify the general map guidelines provided by Waze. We ask that when editing in Nebraska you follow these rules for special road types.
Dirt roads

In many Nebraska counties, the Dirt road type should apply only to roads that are truly dirt/low-maintenance. Well-maintained gravel roads should NOT be set as the Dirt Road type. They should be at least Street type and potentially as high as Primary Street status. The reason some of these gravel roads qualify for Primary Street status is based upon their functional classification designation. These roads may be gravel, but they are intended to be main routes between towns (especially in rural areas) and are often wider and more frequently maintained. This of course isn't ideal for Wazers who'd prefer to avoid gravel roads, but until an unpaved option is made available to apply as an attribute, it's the best overall option for routing.

Alleys

Alleys are to be mapped since they are sometimes required to access parking lots, businesses, and residences. Alleys are to be the parking lot road type and the name should be set to "Alley."

Parking lots

Following the spirit of mapping all drivable surfaces, parking lot roads are to be mapped in Nebraska. Please follow the general guidelines and use discretion to provide functionality without overcrowding the map.

Driveways

Private driveways ...