Waze: Going downhill

Discussion in 'Passive Countermeasures' started by LeftLaneInPA, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. westwind77

    westwind77 PSL +5 Intermediate User

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    I got into the Map Editing and got 'scolded' for including parking lot mapping! They basically said they ONLY want the major entrance/exit and the main road going through the parking lot to be mapped, but they do NOT want the individual rows mapped out. To me that is just stupid. When I back out of a spot at 10pm in a town I have never been to before I would like to know exactly where to head, not drive until I hit one of their allowed mapped roads then figure it out. There is no reason not to include those in my mind, but they have their rules, so I just gave up editing. I figured I was helping other people, I guess not lol.
     
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  2. rider9195

    rider9195 PSL +15 Advanced User

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    I wish I could edit speed limits, because some genius map editor has them all wrong in my area and it bothers me more than it should.

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  3. westwind77

    westwind77 PSL +5 Intermediate User

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    You can, if you tap the speed limit on the screen you can edit it!
     
  4. PointerCone

    PointerCone M3 Kng Advanced User Premium Member

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    thats because the parking lot , unlike roads, us not yet mapped. Send it in as map
    It took me opver a year of half-assed, part-time editing of my route to get there. 2 opens it up and you get some nice nuggets on start in the morning and have to "drive" over them. I got 2000 points the other day. I have to believe , although no one told me, that a lot of the HIGH scoreres are doing Map editing. Some peple are getting 100,000 points a week.

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    You can. From the App report the speed limit where you are and they will look into it. Path: Main Screen with Waza Map ON>Orange report button bottom right>Map Issue Bottom Left >Map Issue bottom left again next to steamroller (Pave) >speed limit issue Middle right side of 8 position chart >select correct speed limit for where you are currently located

    ** You cant do it prospectively or retroactively so you HAVE TO DO IT when you're at the actual location where speed limit is incorrect. **

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    You can. From the App report the speed limit where you are and they will look into it. Path: Main Screen with Waza Map ON>Orange report button bottom right>Map Issue Bottom Left >Map Issue bottom left again next to steamroller (Pave) >speed limit issue Middle right side of 8 position chart >select correct speed limit for where you are currently located

    ** You cant do it prospectively or retroactively so you HAVE TO DO IT when you're at the actual location where speed limit is incorrect. **
    I did Parking LOT editing because there weere so many and in a day could get 10000 points if I were on a roll and knew the area. It sometiomes takes a month before they show on the app (or more) and I've had several show up where there were none previously.
     
  5. crabu2

    crabu2 Learning to Drive General User

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    Anyone else have a problem where WAZE doesn't alert, but when you mark the spot, you see that someone else already marked the LEO?
     
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  6. Deacon

    Deacon TXCTG Advanced User Premium Member

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    I've seen cops marked that I can't kill or downvote (no cop is present). For those odd ones, they do not raise an alert. I don't know if that's a problem or just a scenario I just haven't figured out.
     
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  7. LeftLaneInPA

    LeftLaneInPA I have a nifty title. Beginner User Premium Member

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    I'd be happy if there was a way to superimpose Waze reports over Google Maps, or vice-versa.
     
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  8. Deacon

    Deacon TXCTG Advanced User Premium Member

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    Superimpose Google Maps over Waze reports?
     
  9. crabu2

    crabu2 Learning to Drive General User

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    I wish they would add Waze alerts to google maps. Google maps is way more accurate for my routes for whatever reason. When I say more accurate, even when they both show the same route to take, google's time is more accurate. More then likely, Google will give me a slightly different route, which is usually quicker too.
     
  10. midd

    midd PSL +15 Advanced User Premium Member

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    I haven’t been able to connect to the network on Waze (Android) for a few days now. I get the car, the icons at the bottom and the search window, that’s it. No map. I get “Searching Network” at the top of the map. I’m on 3.7.8.


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  11. midd

    midd PSL +15 Advanced User Premium Member

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    I reinstalled Waze 3.7.8 apk from the file I saved. Moved my saved customized preferences into tho waze folder and I'm back in business. Something must have gotten corrupted.
     
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  12. TeamQuack

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    i been a little annoyed with waze recently, as im getting more false leo flags, or so it seems. I feel like im getting more "unverified" flags than im used too. before it was like 90% accurate or so it seemed (i cant really calculate it) and now its more like 50/50.
     
  13. Jhaggy

    Jhaggy On Your Left... Beginner User

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    Yeah I feel like newbies are spamming that button sometimes or the cops are getting more impatient waiting in one spot for a while

    I always thought those were cops on the other side so it was not a threat to me. I never understood that either
     
  14. LeftLaneInPA

    LeftLaneInPA I have a nifty title. Beginner User Premium Member

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    A lot of times I'll get an alert for a cop ahead and when I get there, there's no cop. But usually it's a spot where I know the cops do park, so I assume that somebody marked it in good faith and the cop has since moved on.
     
  15. GotWake

    GotWake Speed Kills Advanced User

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    Tonight, some idiot about 30 seconds ahead of me marked a rollback as a Leo. :confused:
     
  16. PointerCone

    PointerCone M3 Kng Advanced User Premium Member

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    i found that if you comment on it, sometimes it goes away. Yeah, sometimes it won't take a down vote to get rid of it and no one knows why. It will always take a comment though. You can just say "Gone" or not present. ( too much work though!!)

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    That's pretty typical if the cops a "roller" and not stationary. My wish and request has been that they allow you to mark a roller and the direction he's traveling in to give some heads up. The idea was, like a lane of road closure, to allow a directional arrow for the roller. Fell on deaf ears.

    But look on bright side. Waze probably makes Google little money, unlike YouTube etc and it's still free. You could be on YouTube getting $ 1.50 per 1000 views ad sense or affiliate links or even Patreon ? WAZE is still free to user and still a decent ECM. There's some pop ups but you can deselect them too.
     
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2017 at 6:39 AM
  17. ahl395

    ahl395 PSL? Advanced User Premium Member

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    Google maps is so much better of a navigation app, but Waze doubles as a countermeasure app so I continue to use it.

    The worst part of Waze for me is the search. It is nearly useless. If you're on a route and want to find nearby gas stations or restaurants... Google maps its extremely easy to do so and is shown clearly where the places are, how far off route, etc. Waze is useless for this. The search results are horrible and not informative.
     
  18. The Only Sarge

    The Only Sarge 7 decades of hauling ass Beginner User

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    Waze is a power hog. Will drain a battery in no time at all.

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    Probably the Fudds marking all over everywhere :) They have Waze also you know. It is their counter measure counter measure. Show Fudds everywhere!