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=== Non-drivable roads ===
 
=== Non-drivable roads ===
Generally, if a path can't be driven on (e.g. Walking Trail, Pedestrian Boardwalk, Stairway, Runway/Taxiway) then it not normally mapped. If it is mapped, it should not be connected to any roads.  This is due to the way the routing engine works, as Waze '''will''' route users to drive on these "Non-Drivable" road types.
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Generally, if a path can't be driven on (e.g. Walking Trail, Pedestrian Boardwalk, Stairway, Runway/Taxiway) then it not normally mapped, unless approved by A Virginia State Manager or the Mid-Atlantic Regional Coordinator. If it is mapped, it should not be connected to any roads and its elevation should be set to 9.  This is due to the way the routing engine works, as Waze '''will''' route users to drive on these "Non-Drivable" road types.
  
It is permitted to map Railroads since some users run Waze while on the train and contributing false data to the system.  This false data has been known to effect drivers on adjacent roads. Railroads should be level -5 and locked at the highest level of the editor.
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The "Railroad" road type serves two purposes in Waze. First, it provides drivers with visual orientation relative to railroad and light-rail tracks. More importantly, in the common case where passenger-carrying tracks lie parallel with roads, mapping the tracks allows Waze to recognize spurious speed data from people Wazing on the train and prevent it from corrupting speed data for the adjacent road. Please see USA Road Types wiki page for more information on mapping [[Road_types/USA#Railroad|railroads]].
  
 
=== Time restricted turns ===
 
=== Time restricted turns ===

Revision as of 01:32, 6 December 2014



Alleys

  • Alleys should always be mapped if they have a name.
  • Alleys should always be mapped if they are the sole access to a home or business.
  • Alleys should always be set to "Private"
  • Alleys are normally mapped if they are acknowledged by the municipality.

If an alley does not meet the above criteria, mapping is optional. Leave the name field blank.

Non-drivable roads

Generally, if a path can't be driven on (e.g. Walking Trail, Pedestrian Boardwalk, Stairway, Runway/Taxiway) then it not normally mapped, unless approved by A Virginia State Manager or the Mid-Atlantic Regional Coordinator. If it is mapped, it should not be connected to any roads and its elevation should be set to 9. This is due to the way the routing engine works, as Waze will route users to drive on these "Non-Drivable" road types.

The "Railroad" road type serves two purposes in Waze. First, it provides drivers with visual orientation relative to railroad and light-rail tracks. More importantly, in the common case where passenger-carrying tracks lie parallel with roads, mapping the tracks allows Waze to recognize spurious speed data from people Wazing on the train and prevent it from corrupting speed data for the adjacent road. Please see USA Road Types wiki page for more information on mapping railroads.

Time restricted turns

There is beta testing for setting Time Based Restricted turns in WME. Watch for announcements in the forum on this feature.