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=Postcodes=
 
=Postcodes=
Waze does not natively support postcode navigation, this means Waze must use a third party (Google Maps) to obtain the centre of a postcodes location and will then naivate the user to the closest segment. Editor have no designated way to set a postcode to the correct buildings, street, or area. Postcodes will generally cover multiple properties and in rural locations often cover large areas.
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Waze does '''not natively''' support postcode navigation, this means Waze must use a third party (''Google Maps'') to obtain the centre of a postcodes location and will then naivate the user to the '''closest segment'''. Editors have no designated way to set a postcode to the correct buildings, street, or area. Postcodes will generally cover multiple properties and in rural locations often cover large areas.
 
==Fixing postcode errors==
 
==Fixing postcode errors==
Postcodes should only be ''fixed'' in Waze where there is a genuine error in the location of the postcode and Waze routes users to an inappropriate destination (ie, wrong side of a river / railway, the middle of a motorway / dual carriageway, etc).
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Postcodes should only be ''fixed'' in Waze where there is a '''genuine error''' in the location of the postcode and Waze routes users to an inappropriate destination (ie, wrong side of a river / railway, the middle of a motorway / dual carriageway, etc). It would be beneficial if the error is corrected on Google Maps, the source of the information but this can be difficult to achieve.
 
[[File:Quill Street London.png|center|frame|N2 4AD located on wrong side of railway, closer to Parkside Cr.]]
 
[[File:Quill Street London.png|center|frame|N2 4AD located on wrong side of railway, closer to Parkside Cr.]]
  
Postcodes should not be ''fixed'' if Waze already routes users onto the correct road, a postcode alone rarely locates to a single building. In these cases users should be reminded that Waze is designed to navigate to road names and business names for better routing.
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Postcodes should not be ''fixed'' if Waze '''already''' routes users onto the correct road, a postcode alone rarely locates to a single building. In these cases users should be reminded that Waze is designed to navigate to road names and business names for better routing.
  
Before attempting to ''fix'' to fix a postcode you should check the [https://www.royalmail.com/find-a-postcode Royal Mail Postcode Finder] to better understand which properties a postcode covers, if a postcode covers properties on both side of an obstacle, such as a river, correcting it for one side will cause errors for the other side, and therefore should not be ''fixed''.[[File:Royal Mail Postcode Finder.png|center|450x450px|thumb|Postcode Finder results for N2 4AD]]
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Before attempting to ''fix'' to fix a postcode you should check the [https://www.royalmail.com/find-a-postcode '''Royal Mail Postcode Finder'''] to better understand which properties a postcode covers. If a postcode covers properties on both side of an obstacle, such as a river, correcting it for one side will cause errors for the other side, and therefore should '''not''' be ''fixed''.[[File:Royal Mail Postcode Finder.png|center|450x450px|thumb|Postcode Finder results for N2 4AD]]
  
 
===Single buildings===
 
===Single buildings===
On the occasions when a single building is assigned an exclusive postcode (ie, large apartment blocks, DVLA, etc), a Place can be created for the business / building itself and the postcode linked in the External providers section.
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On the occasions when a single building is assigned an '''exclusive''' postcode (ie, large apartment blocks, DVLA, etc), a ''Place'' can be created for the business / building itself and the postcode linked in the ''External providers'' section.
 
===Multiple properties===
 
===Multiple properties===
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[[File:Postcode details.png|frame|Details to add when fixing postcodes.]]
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''Fixing'' a postcode location for multiple properties works best when the postcode is assigned to a cul-de-sac, but can be used for longer roads if the appropriate group of properties can be determined. Create a ''Place Point'', locate it in in a sensible position on the segment (ie, the start of the cul-de-sac), and fill in the following details;
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* Add the '''Address''' that matches the segment
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* The full postcode as it shown by Royal Mail ('''N2 4AD''') as the primary ''Name''
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** The same postcode without any spaces ('''N24AD''') as a secondary name, to ensure we capture all possible search inputs
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* ''Category'' set to '''other'''
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* Add something to the ''Description'' to identify this as a fix of a postcode error
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* Lock it to '''L3''' to prevent accidental deletion
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* Link the relevant Google Maps result in the ''External Providers''
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=== Missing postcodes ===
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The same method can be used for postcodes missing from the results, usually this is due to a new housing development not yet showing in Google Maps or in the Royal Mail database.

Revision as of 16:03, 4 January 2020

Toll Price Mapping - Working file

Road to consider

Haslams Lane, Derby - GMaps

Rye Road, Hoddesdon - GMaps

Lee Abbey Toll, Devon - GMaps

Hartwith Mill Toll Road, N Yorkshire - GMaps

Boundary Bank Lane, Cumbria - GMaps

Kimmeridge Bay Toll Road, Dorset - GMaps - Pricing

Tees Transporter Bridge, Middlesbrough - GMaps - Pricing

Dalby Forest Drive, N Yorkshire - GMaps - Pricing

Kielder Forest Drive, Northumberland - GMaps - Pricing

Newport Transporter Bridge, Newport - GMaps - Pricing

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Ferry routes

Cowes Floating Bridge

Name in Toll Tool: Cowes Floating Bridge [ Submitted | Beta | Prod ]

Permalink: 1 associated WME segment

Pricing website: Cowes Floating Bridge pricing [prices updated to reflect winter discount until 31st Mar 2020]

Waze pass: Cowes Floating Bridge Saver Card (ID: floatingbridgesavercard-uk)

Toll Times: When ferry is operating.

Pricing rule: Pay per section

Vehicle types: All types charged.

Torpoint Ferry

Name in Toll Tool: Torpoint Ferry [ Submitted | Beta | Prod ]

Permalink: 1 associated WME segment

Pricing website: Torpoint Ferry pricing

Waze pass: TamarTag (ID: tamartag-uk)

Toll Times: When ferry is operating.

Pricing rule: Pay per section

Vehicle types: All types charged, Cars charged eastbound, motorcycles charged westbound.

Windermere Ferry

Name in Toll Tool: Windermere Ferry [ Submitted | Beta | Prod ]

Permalink: 1 associated WME segment

Pricing website: Windermere Ferry pricing

Waze pass: N/A

Toll Times: When ferry is operating.

Pricing rule: Pay per section

Vehicle types: All types charged.

Reedham Ferry

Name in Toll Tool: Reedham Ferry [ Submitted | Beta | Prod ]

Permalink: 1 associated WME segment

Pricing website: Reedham Ferry pricing

Waze pass: N/A

Toll Times: When ferry is operating.

Pricing rule: Pay per section

Vehicle types: All types charged.

Cromarty Ferry

Name in Toll Tool: Cromarty - Nigg Ferry [ Submitted | Beta | Prod ]

Permalink: 1 associated WME segment

Pricing website: Cromarty Ferry pricing

Waze pass: N/A

Toll Times: When ferry is operating. Usually June to September.

Pricing rule: Pay per section

Vehicle types: All types charged.

Dartmouth Lower Ferry

Name in Toll Tool: Dartmouth Lower Ferry [ Submitted | Beta | Prod ]

Permalink: 1 associated WME segment

Pricing website: Dartmouth Lower Ferry pricing

Waze pass: N/A

Toll Times: When ferry is operating.

Pricing rule: Pay per section

Vehicle types: All types charged.

Dartmouth Higher Ferry

Name in Toll Tool: Dartmouth Higher Ferry [ Submitted | Beta | Prod ]

Permalink: 1 associated WME segment

Pricing website: Dartmouth Higher Ferry pricing

Waze pass: N/A

Toll Times: When ferry is operating.

Pricing rule: Pay per section

Vehicle types: All types charged.

Bodinnick - Fowey Ferry

Name in Toll Tool: Bodinnick - Fowey Ferry [ Submitted | Beta | Prod ]

Permalink: 1 associated WME segment

Pricing website: Bodinnick - Fowey Ferry pricing

Waze pass: N/A

Toll Times: When ferry is operating.

Pricing rule: Pay per section

Vehicle types: All types charged.

King Harry Ferry

Name in Toll Tool: King Harry Ferry [ Submitted | Beta | Prod ]

Permalink: 1 associated WME segment

Pricing website: King Harry Ferry pricing

Waze pass: N/A

Toll Times: When ferry is operating.

Pricing rule: Pay per section

Vehicle types: All types charged.

Sandbanks - Shell Bay Ferry

Name in Toll Tool: Sandbanks - Shell Bay Ferry [ Submitted | Beta | Prod ]

Permalink: 1 associated WME segment

Pricing website: Sandbanks - Shell Bay Ferry pricing

Waze pass: N/A

Toll Times: When ferry is operating.

Pricing rule: Pay per section

Vehicle types: All types charged.

Corran Ferry

Name in Toll Tool: Corran Ferry [ Submitted | Beta | Prod ]

Permalink: 1 associated WME segment

Pricing website: Corran Ferry pricing

Waze pass: N/A

Toll Times: When ferry is operating.

Pricing rule: Pay per section

Vehicle types: All types charged.


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Postcodes

Waze does not natively support postcode navigation, this means Waze must use a third party (Google Maps) to obtain the centre of a postcodes location and will then naivate the user to the closest segment. Editors have no designated way to set a postcode to the correct buildings, street, or area. Postcodes will generally cover multiple properties and in rural locations often cover large areas.

Fixing postcode errors

Postcodes should only be fixed in Waze where there is a genuine error in the location of the postcode and Waze routes users to an inappropriate destination (ie, wrong side of a river / railway, the middle of a motorway / dual carriageway, etc). It would be beneficial if the error is corrected on Google Maps, the source of the information but this can be difficult to achieve.

N2 4AD located on wrong side of railway, closer to Parkside Cr.

Postcodes should not be fixed if Waze already routes users onto the correct road, a postcode alone rarely locates to a single building. In these cases users should be reminded that Waze is designed to navigate to road names and business names for better routing.

Before attempting to fix to fix a postcode you should check the Royal Mail Postcode Finder to better understand which properties a postcode covers. If a postcode covers properties on both side of an obstacle, such as a river, correcting it for one side will cause errors for the other side, and therefore should not be fixed.
Postcode Finder results for N2 4AD

Single buildings

On the occasions when a single building is assigned an exclusive postcode (ie, large apartment blocks, DVLA, etc), a Place can be created for the business / building itself and the postcode linked in the External providers section.

Multiple properties

Details to add when fixing postcodes.

Fixing a postcode location for multiple properties works best when the postcode is assigned to a cul-de-sac, but can be used for longer roads if the appropriate group of properties can be determined. Create a Place Point, locate it in in a sensible position on the segment (ie, the start of the cul-de-sac), and fill in the following details;

  • Add the Address that matches the segment
  • The full postcode as it shown by Royal Mail (N2 4AD) as the primary Name
    • The same postcode without any spaces (N24AD) as a secondary name, to ensure we capture all possible search inputs
  • Category set to other
  • Add something to the Description to identify this as a fix of a postcode error
  • Lock it to L3 to prevent accidental deletion
  • Link the relevant Google Maps result in the External Providers

Missing postcodes

The same method can be used for postcodes missing from the results, usually this is due to a new housing development not yet showing in Google Maps or in the Royal Mail database.