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A quick tutorial to show the effects a place's position has on routing.
Here is a UR from a Wazer who was routed to Beringer Dr and then couldn't get to the building because the parking lot is not connected to Beringer. The building's address is Armstrong Mill Rd. The Wazer was taken via Beringer because that's the closest road to the place marker.
The solution is to draw a PLR connected to Armstrong Mill Rd, making it the closest route to the place marker.
Here is another example:
|In this case the person was routed to a street behind the building.||The solution is a PLR.|
Below is the address view of a street. The UR was "Address 2000 takes me to the alley."
The 2000 even numbers will route to the alley because the pins are closer to the alley than the street. The solution is to move the address pin closer towards the street. 2000 has already been moved.
The 2000 odd numbers' pins are roughly equidistant between the street and the alley, making it uncertain where they will route to with the exception of 2001. Because 2001's pin is closer to the side street than it is to the street in front or the alley behind, it will probably route to Mississippi Ave.
The 1800 and 1900 odd numbers will route to the street.
If you are creating addresses or troubleshooting bad routing, keep this in mind. You want the address pin to be closest to the street the house is facing. You can place it in the yard or driveway. It does not have to be positioned over the house.
The WME Closest Segment script will show you where Waze will take the driver. Select the point and the script will draw a line to the closest segment.
|Positioned here, the Wazer is routed to the street.||By moving the point's position, the Wazer is guided into the parking lot.|