Difference between revisions of "Traffic locks"

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<br/>'''Traffic Locks''' (aka Road Ranks or Segment Lock) in general means that a segment can only be edited by an editor with a sufficient rank. For more details, see [[Editing restrictions|Editing permissions]]. Each segment has two lock values in Waze's database:
  
'''Traffic Locks''' (aka Road Ranks or Segment Lock) in general means that a segment can only be edited by an editor with a sufficient rank. For more details, see [[Editing restrictions | Editing permissions]].
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- a&nbsp;user lock rank and
Each segment has two lock values in Waze's database:
 
  
- a user lock rank and
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- an&nbsp;automatically calculated lock rank.
  
- an automatically calculated lock rank.
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<br/>'''There are a few rules regarding that:'''
  
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1. The final, effective, lock will be whichever is higher - the user lock or the automatic lock.
  
'''There are a few rules regarding that:'''
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2. The user lock cannot be set lower than the automatically calculated lock level.
  
1. The final, effective, lock will be whichever is higher - the user lock or the automatic lock.  
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3. The user lock cannot be set higher than the user's own level.
  
2. The user lock cannot be set lower than the automatically calculated lock level.  
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4. Last edit date does not influence the algorithm.
  
3. The user lock cannot be set higher than the user's own level.
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5. There could be some relatively exotic cases such as poor cell coverage. In these cases the manual locking system is the solution.
  
4.      Last edit date does not influence the algorithm.
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6. It is unlikely for a segment to be degraded in the automatic lock system - it could only happen if many segments are suddenly added to that country and are heavily used. Example: To be giving....
 
 
5.      There could be some relatively exotic cases such as poor cell coverage. In these cases the manual locking system is the solution.
 
 
 
6.     It is unlikely for a segment to be degraded in the automatic lock system - it could only happen if many segments are suddenly added to that country and are heavily used. Example: To be giving....
 
  
  
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This is the default calculation. In each country Waze manually change some of the parameters according to:
 
This is the default calculation. In each country Waze manually change some of the parameters according to:
 
- the community size,
 
  
- management methods,  
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- the community size,
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- management methods,
  
- activity,  
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- activity,
  
 
- map maturity,
 
- map maturity,
  
- population and  
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- population and
  
 
- road network characteristics etc.
 
- road network characteristics etc.
  
The calculation is based on weight, which is how many people have ever driven on a segment to reflect both how busy that segment is and how long it's been on our map. Waze divide all the segments in the country to half percentiles, removing some very highly weighted segments (because they significantly shift the results). So now Waze have 200
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The calculation is based on weight, which is how many people have ever driven on a segment to reflect both how busy that segment is and how long it's been on our map. Waze divide all the segments in the country to half percentiles, removing some very highly weighted segments (because they significantly shift the results). So now Waze have 200 equally sized groups of segments sorted by weights. Now Waze apply the locks.
equally sized groups of segments sorted by weights. Now Waze apply the locks.
 
  
'''This are example parameters vary between countries:''' 
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'''These are the example parameters (varies between countries):'''&nbsp;
  
The first, lowest 97.5% of the segments in the country - are available for everyone to edit (= no automatic lock)  
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The first, lowest 97.5% of the segments in the country - are available for everyone to edit (= no automatic lock)
  
98% - 98.5% - 2 cones and up  
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98% - 98.5% - 2 cones and up
  
98.5% - 99% - 3 cones and up  
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98.5% - 99% - 3 cones and up
  
99% - 99.5% - 4 cones and up  
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99% - 99.5% - 4 cones and up
  
 
99.5% - 100% - 5 cones and up
 
99.5% - 100% - 5 cones and up
  
 
The calculation process happens once in a while (~monthly) in order to update all the locks for changing conditions.
 
The calculation process happens once in a while (~monthly) in order to update all the locks for changing conditions.

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This page is based on early software and specifications. You can follow the active discussion on this feature in the Traffic Locks forum.


Traffic Locks (aka Road Ranks or Segment Lock) in general means that a segment can only be edited by an editor with a sufficient rank. For more details, see Editing permissions. Each segment has two lock values in Waze's database:

- a user lock rank and

- an automatically calculated lock rank.


There are a few rules regarding that:

1. The final, effective, lock will be whichever is higher - the user lock or the automatic lock.

2. The user lock cannot be set lower than the automatically calculated lock level.

3. The user lock cannot be set higher than the user's own level.

4. Last edit date does not influence the algorithm.

5. There could be some relatively exotic cases such as poor cell coverage. In these cases the manual locking system is the solution.

6. It is unlikely for a segment to be degraded in the automatic lock system - it could only happen if many segments are suddenly added to that country and are heavily used. Example: To be giving....


How Waze automatically calculate road ranks:

This is the default calculation. In each country Waze manually change some of the parameters according to:

- the community size,

- management methods,

- activity,

- map maturity,

- population and

- road network characteristics etc.

The calculation is based on weight, which is how many people have ever driven on a segment to reflect both how busy that segment is and how long it's been on our map. Waze divide all the segments in the country to half percentiles, removing some very highly weighted segments (because they significantly shift the results). So now Waze have 200 equally sized groups of segments sorted by weights. Now Waze apply the locks.

These are the example parameters (varies between countries): 

The first, lowest 97.5% of the segments in the country - are available for everyone to edit (= no automatic lock)

98% - 98.5% - 2 cones and up

98.5% - 99% - 3 cones and up

99% - 99.5% - 4 cones and up

99.5% - 100% - 5 cones and up

The calculation process happens once in a while (~monthly) in order to update all the locks for changing conditions.