Map Editor Suggestions

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This is the place to share your ideas for improving the Waze Map editor.

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The Waze Communities Team.


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  1. Add Pictures to places from WME

    Allow a map editor user (level 4 or higher) to add images to places.

    201 votes
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  2. Internal editor Notes on User Reports

    Give editors the ability to enter Notes onto User Reports without these going to the reporters themselves.

    This will allow us to leave messages for other map editors without the reporter being notified, for example, Please leave open - due to a Waze developer investigation, Please leave open for a pending site survey, etc.

    It may also give us the ability to for to use for an internal conversation about the report that the reporter doesn't need to know about.

    Yes, I know we have Map Comments, but having the ability to do this directly on the report would make…

    164 votes
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  3. A true support for bilingual countries

    I noticed that Waze doesn't approach bilingual countries just like GMM does.
    For example, in GMM, we can write multiple names for the same road in 2 different languages and based on the user's current phone language chosen, the map changes accordingly.
    Unfortunately that doesn't happen in Waze, we are stuck in 1 language only, even if we add "Alternative" name.

    Here in Kuwait, we use both Arabic and English (Even street signs are written in both Arabic and English) , in Google Maps we are having no problems since most of the roads in the map are written in…

    163 votes
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  4. Display name labels on places

    Display name labels over every place, so they're easier to spot when looking at an area at lower zoom levels.

    150 votes
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  5. BUS/Motorcycle Lane

    Add the option to mark a lane as a BUS lane.

    If we have 3 lanes -> Turn left | Front | BUS

    We cannot give exact information to the user, because we can only show 2 lanes, because we cannot display the BUS to not mislead the driver.

    In Portugal, motorcycles can ride on the BUS lane, so it also helped motorbike drivers a lot

    131 votes
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  6. Directly edit water layer

    The water layer should be editable.

    The water layer import is outdated and frequently lakes and ponds are drawn where roads and houses now exist.

    We can add hacks to WME to suppress the display of these water features in the Waze app but this is not ideal.

    113 votes
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  7. Notify if place is closed when starting a route

    Google Maps will notify you when you begin a route if the place you are going to is closed. Can this function be added to Waze?

    105 votes
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  8. Improve the GPS points layer

    To branch off the discussion from the WME release topic:

    RichardPyne כתב:
    I would find GPS points much more useful if they were color coded by age rather than direction. Th arrows provide useful direction, but in areas where traffic patterns are changing due to construction, knowing the age of the trace would be far more useful.

    dchary2418 כתב:
    It could help if the GPS traces were the same original color, but shaded darker for older data.

    Glodenox כתב:
    I'd be all for somehow showing the age of the GPS points. Especially the more recent data seems of interest to…

    101 votes
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  9. Place Hours: Sunrise to Sunset

    When adding Places, especially outdoor places (such as parks, playgrounds, beaches, etc), there are often posted hours saying the Place is open only sunrise to sunset, or conversely that the Place is closed sunset to sunrise. Unfortunately, the existing Place hours interface doesn't allow for these kinds of hours, only HH:mm times. As sunrise and sunset times change constantly, and in some places drastically due to orbital motion of the earth and time changes due to daylight savings times, it is impractical to estimate open/closing times using HH:mm formats.

    It would be beneficial to both app users and map editors…

    85 votes
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  10. Connect an Advertising Pin to its Place on the WME

    Very often it happens that advertising pins are not placed in the correct place on the map, which leads to routing errors. It would be very useful to be able to link these Pins to the corresponding Place entered by the editors in the correct place in the WME, so that the routing to these destinations works correctly. (as we already do for the link to Places on Google Maps).

    82 votes
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    2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hey!

    Thank you for this great suggestion.

    We currently have an internal process in place to address this issue, and therefore won’t be developed as a feature in the WME.

    If you encounter any issue with advertised location. Please let your coordinators know about it, and they will inform the SCM, so we will be able to check this.

    Best,
    Hezi

  11. Map Comments

    In Map Comments there is an expiration to remove the MC. I would really like to see a notification or email for a known date that would happen in the future, for instance a new business opening or visa versa, construction that is going to happen, etc. Many editors have just had to add to an external calendar event to get a reminder

    80 votes
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  12. Separate layer for natural features

    To make it lighter to load the map in WME, it would be great to have all natural features in a separate layer under places to be turned on/off. Notably:
    - Canal
    - Island
    - Sea / Lake / Pool
    - Dam
    - Dessert
    - Forest / Grove
    - Rivers / Stream
    - Natural features
    - Swamp / Marsh

    These rarely get URs in any case. It will make it easier and faster to navigate the map, looking for URs.

    71 votes
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  13. Show Entry Point Name changes in POI history and PUR

    I noticed that Changes to the name of Entry Points of places won't show up in the POI history, it simply says "Updated Entry Points".

    This also affects PURs, since you don't know what the Wazer/Editor is suggesting until you accept it.
    I reckon those requests mostly get declined since there's no visible change.

    My suggestion is to add those name changes to the history and PURs.

    69 votes
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  14. Addition of a road type: Dangerous or Unsafe road

    It is suggested to add one more road type: Dangerous or Unsafe road. This type will be used for example when it is a very steep or winding or bumpy road, or a road on the edge of an abyss.
    The time it takes to pass the road in such cases is not the only parameter that counts.
    It is suggested that the "penalty" for passing such a road will be proportional to its length. For example 1 minute for every 100m.

    69 votes
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  15. Blocking the creation of an item if the corresponding layer is inactive

    Editors frequently create an item, such as a Parking Place, only to realise later that there was already a Place at the same location. The initial Place was not visible because the "Place layer" was inactive.
    WME does not allow creating closures when the Closure layer is inactive.
    The same logic should apply for other types of items, perhaps all items.

    65 votes
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  16. combine Lane guidance segments

    With the newly implemented Lane guidance we see new problems rising up.
    In belgium, beeing densly populated, we somtimes have several entry's or exits of the highway following up on each other very closely.
    sometimes even as close as 20-50 meters.

    I would like to have a sort of junction box type of tool to combine 2 lange guidance segments.

    for example:
    2 highway exits within 50 meters. I want the Lane guidance before the first exit to allready show in what lane I have to stay if I have to take the 2nd exit.

    It's kind of hard to…

    59 votes
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  17. Improve RPP editing when it conflicts with HN layer

    When adding or editing RPP, if there is a conflict with the HN layer (i.e. too far), then the WME issues an error that prevents you from saving your edit. Thus, you cannot add or update this RPP.

    To resolve the issue you need to perform the following steps:
    1. Update/Remove the address in HN layer
    2. Wait for next (successful) map build
    3. Add the RPP

    This is an annoying procedure that should and can be avoided.

    The issue can be handled in one of the following ways:
    1. Verify the RPP against the most updated data either in…

    59 votes
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  18. Editing fuel types for each Gaz station in WME

    It would be nice if the types of fuel at Gas stations could be created, selected and sorted for each specific Gas station when editing directly in the WME.
    The main thing is that for each Gas station it was possible to create its own set of fuel types.
    For example:
    for one - Gas, 92, 95, Diesel
    for the other - 92, 95, 98, Diesel
    etc.

    Because all Gas stations are Different!!!

    58 votes
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  19. Time based speed limits

    Speed limits are not always a fixed ones. For example , roads around the schools have a speed limit of 30 kmph during the morning and evening hours. Whereas this limit is not valid for Sundays and during the rest of hours in a day.

    55 votes
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  20. make geonodes easier to find

    For really long straight segments, it can be a bit of a pain to find the little handle to make adjustments to the geometry as it is often entirely off-screen. This is especially noticeable now since we're making small adjustments to segments that formerly had no geonodes at all to bring them into better alignment for Falcon.

    So as a suggestion - I was wondering how hard it would be to make a tweak to where there's always at least one "add geonode" handle visible on screen when a segment is selected?

    At a minimum it would be helpful to…

    54 votes
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