Difference between revisions of "Road names/City names"

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However, many addresses on the map are in these “no city” areas, particularly in rural regions. So a search for these addresses will force Waze to default to Google as a backup source. routing to that pin. That’s not always optimal, especially in rural areas or other locations where the destination is some distance from the named road.
 
However, many addresses on the map are in these “no city” areas, particularly in rural regions. So a search for these addresses will force Waze to default to Google as a backup source. routing to that pin. That’s not always optimal, especially in rural areas or other locations where the destination is some distance from the named road.
  
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== The search problem ==
 
An editor can create a Residential Point Place (RPP) in the correct location, but to get Waze to return the RPP as a result, the street, city and House Number matching the search criteria must be on a nearby segment.
 
An editor can create a Residential Point Place (RPP) in the correct location, but to get Waze to return the RPP as a result, the street, city and House Number matching the search criteria must be on a nearby segment.
 
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[[File:WMEvsGmaps.png|left|180px|WME vs. Google Maps]]
 
There are sometimes multiple city names in use for an area — a municipality or a Census Designated Place (CDP), in addition to the postal address.  
 
There are sometimes multiple city names in use for an area — a municipality or a Census Designated Place (CDP), in addition to the postal address.  
  
 
But because many Wazers will search for a location by its postal address, Waze editing standard in the U.S. is to include the city designated by the U.S. Postal Service as an alternate on segments having no name, or a conflicting name, in the City field.
 
But because many Wazers will search for a location by its postal address, Waze editing standard in the U.S. is to include the city designated by the U.S. Postal Service as an alternate on segments having no name, or a conflicting name, in the City field.
  
In order to add an alternate city to an unnamed road segment, it’s necessary to put the street name of the address in the primary position, and then save, to get the option to add an alternate. The street name can be deleted from the primary after the alternate is in place.  
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For example, these images show a discrepancy between Waze RPP and Google coordinates, and where the Waze app puts the search result. The example shown in the images is 10020 SW Grabhorn Rd, Beaverton, OR.
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[[File:EditCityData.png|right|180px|Editing segment city data]]
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The city has now been added to the segment off the main road closest to the RPP. NOTE: In order to add an alternate city to an unnamed road segment, it’s necessary to put the street name of the address in the primary position, and then save, to get the option to add an alternate. The street name can be deleted from the primary after the alternate is in place.
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[[File:CitySearchResult.png|left|180px|Search result in the app]]
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The improved navigation result can be seen in the final screenshot from the app.
  
 
There are other standards in place for other purposes requiring adding other street data in the the alternate. The addition of the USPS data does not change any other standards but is in addition to anything existing already on those affected segments.
 
There are other standards in place for other purposes requiring adding other street data in the the alternate. The addition of the USPS data does not change any other standards but is in addition to anything existing already on those affected segments.
  
For example, these images show a discrepancy between Waze RPP and Google coordinates, and where the Waze app puts the search result. The example shown in the images is 10020 SW Grabhorn Rd, Beaverton, OR:
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== Identifying the correct postal city ==
 
 
Identifying the correct postal city
 
  
 
Editors should use official USPS tools to check the city. If you know the ZIP Code, the city can be looked up here, or entering a city believed to be correct can be verified:
 
Editors should use official USPS tools to check the city. If you know the ZIP Code, the city can be looked up here, or entering a city believed to be correct can be verified:

Revision as of 00:53, 14 November 2016

To keep city names from sprawling over too wide an area in the Waze app, in WME and LiveMap, editors follow standards of placing the city name on segment details only within the boundaries of the city polygon.

However, many addresses on the map are in these “no city” areas, particularly in rural regions. So a search for these addresses will force Waze to default to Google as a backup source. routing to that pin. That’s not always optimal, especially in rural areas or other locations where the destination is some distance from the named road.

The search problem

An editor can create a Residential Point Place (RPP) in the correct location, but to get Waze to return the RPP as a result, the street, city and House Number matching the search criteria must be on a nearby segment.

WME vs. Google Maps

There are sometimes multiple city names in use for an area — a municipality or a Census Designated Place (CDP), in addition to the postal address.

But because many Wazers will search for a location by its postal address, Waze editing standard in the U.S. is to include the city designated by the U.S. Postal Service as an alternate on segments having no name, or a conflicting name, in the City field.

For example, these images show a discrepancy between Waze RPP and Google coordinates, and where the Waze app puts the search result. The example shown in the images is 10020 SW Grabhorn Rd, Beaverton, OR.

Editing segment city data

The city has now been added to the segment off the main road closest to the RPP. NOTE: In order to add an alternate city to an unnamed road segment, it’s necessary to put the street name of the address in the primary position, and then save, to get the option to add an alternate. The street name can be deleted from the primary after the alternate is in place.

Search result in the app

The improved navigation result can be seen in the final screenshot from the app.

There are other standards in place for other purposes requiring adding other street data in the the alternate. The addition of the USPS data does not change any other standards but is in addition to anything existing already on those affected segments.

Identifying the correct postal city

Editors should use official USPS tools to check the city. If you know the ZIP Code, the city can be looked up here, or entering a city believed to be correct can be verified:

https://tools.usps.com/go/ZipLookupAction_input

Every Door Direct Mail, a mapping tool from USPS, produces a map with ZIP Code boundaries:

https://eddm.usps.com/eddm/customer/routeSearch.action