OK.... this is looooong so will be broken over a few posts.
So, Hi, I'm Ash, also known as ryancurnow, and I'm area manager for Adelaide. Pleasure to meet you all, so on, so on. I'm a bit... different, as those who have conversed with me know, but mostly harmless and sort of passionate about my maps and areas therein. Live in the Marion area, rarely drive, but get buses and if I'm going somewhere new I'll record the roads. I use an iPhone 3gs, and have the external battery as the constant GPS drains it hard. BUT, I have achieved a decent number of points, mostly from my work in cartouche as AM. As there are a few wazers on here now, I thought I should be all managerly and take the time to make a speech and such! *Gets on soapbox* *not sure where the soapbox came from, but anyway*
So, welcome one and all. Mostly the SA wazers, and particularly those in Adelaide, cos that's as far as my area goes. But I'll help you all. As you are aware, waze is created by the users - you! That means you get to help me (YAAAAAY!), your egotistical leader, fill in the roads on SA and finally beat those eastern state people! (But we should still be friends.) Likely, right now you are chugging along running Waze on your phones, recording roads and sometimes adding an update request filled with praise for me. That, sir/madam/combination thereof, makes you cool, awesome, and other good things. Good for you! But perhaps (And judging on how busy the forum has been, quite likely) some of you may be wondering, "But Ash, how can I do more to help this cause? I wish to help SA rise up to it's rightful place at the top!" Well, lucky you asked, because here's the levels of helping:
Drive. Run Waze while doing so. If on a new road, record it with the steamroller. Simple. This is the easiest way to help out. Driving known roads helps the system work out details, like direction, speed, turns, and so on. As more people use it, we get closer to having that awesome system you see in the demo video. As for unknown roads, that lays it down so people can see the layout and add details like names, areas and such. Just remember to only run the roller when the road isn't there. Running it while on a known road results in multiple lines in cartouche, and because they're really close together, they can be a pain to edit... which brings me to,
AM for Adelaide, and a sizable slab of South Australia
Mapping SA, one crashed cartouche at a time