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Waze records the direction of user travel at routine intervals, and it uses little colored arrows to show those routes in the map editor:
 
Waze records the direction of user travel at routine intervals, and it uses little colored arrows to show those routes in the map editor:
  
[[File:GPS traces show traffic.jpg|center|600px|thumb|This is a caption. It only works with thumb or frame images]]
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[[File:GPS traces show traffic.jpg|center|600px|thumb|Screen shot of GPS arrows, all other layers turned off.]]
  
 
Notice that, in most instances, there are two different colored arrows side by side. This shows two-way traffic. There are a few places,  however, where the arrows are only one color -- and only go one direction. These apparently indicate someone driving up to a building and turning the app off, since there is no street at the other end of the trace for the driver to turn onto.
 
Notice that, in most instances, there are two different colored arrows side by side. This shows two-way traffic. There are a few places,  however, where the arrows are only one color -- and only go one direction. These apparently indicate someone driving up to a building and turning the app off, since there is no street at the other end of the trace for the driver to turn onto.

Revision as of 14:45, 2 September 2015

-GPS Tutorial

What is a "GPS Trace"?

You will often hear editors talking about using a "GPS Trace" to verify roads that don't show up on either the satellite view or street view, or to verify directionality -- but what are they talking about?

Waze records the direction of user travel at routine intervals, and it uses little colored arrows to show those routes in the map editor:

Screen shot of GPS arrows, all other layers turned off.

Notice that, in most instances, there are two different colored arrows side by side. This shows two-way traffic. There are a few places, however, where the arrows are only one color -- and only go one direction. These apparently indicate someone driving up to a building and turning the app off, since there is no street at the other end of the trace for the driver to turn onto.