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  1. Subscribe to segment

    It may be nice for us to be able to "subscribe" to a segment ID, not sure if it should be rank locked or not.

    Basically, add a check box on a segments panel to subscribe to changes of the segment.

    When subscribed to a segment, if a change is made to a segment the subscriber gets an email notification that their segment has had changes (and of course provide a PL)

    Among other possible uses, it could be used to get notification if someone makes a change to a segment that is part of the Toll Price feature.

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    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hey!

    Thank you very much for this great suggestion.
    It was added to our backlog to try and see the possibility to implement it.

    Please note there is no ETA for it yet.

    Best,
    Hezi

  2. Permit Alphanumeric Prefix in RPP HN

    App users can create RPPs with alphanumeric prefixes but WME allows neither the creation, nor editing of RPPs containing them.

    Suggest at least allowing N, S, E, W prefixes on HN portion of an RPP to pass checks on save.

    In Wisconsin, a large part of the state's addresses use alphanumeric HNs.

    67 votes
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  3. 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.

    66 votes
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  4. 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

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

    Hey!

    Thank you for this suggestion.

    This is not a priority for the team at the moment and we won’t move forward with it.

    We encourage you to keep on coming up with great suggestions

    Best,

  5. 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.

    62 votes
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  6. 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.

    62 votes
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  7. URs should show anonymized but user-unique handle for reporter

    The current 100% anonymity of UR reporters makes it impossible for editors to detect reporting patterns of specific Wazers. If URs showed a fully anonymized but user-unique handle for the reporter, editors could identify problematic or abusive patterns. This would save editors time and energy, and allow them easily to report such patterns to community leadership or to Waze for potential action.

    Specifically, editors have long suspected that certain Wazers may: (1) repeatedly flag an issue, or a kind of issue, on which they refuse to accept the editing community's past analysis; (2) submit multiple URs for no clear reason,…

    57 votes
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  8. Add a button to refresh page where you are

    Hi

    With latest Beta, we're missing the old permalink button (on button right) that allowed us to refresh the entire page staying at our location.

    If you F5 you refresh the page but move to the url location.

    Only actual possiblity is to copy paste the actual permalink.

    Thanks

    57 votes
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  9. 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…

    56 votes
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  10. 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!!!

    55 votes
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  11. Sunrise/sunset vs absolute times for restrictions

    Some roads have driving restrictions based on the local sunrise/sunset times, which are difficult to map even somewhat accurately as a series of consecutive restrictions with absolute start/end times.

    Being able to set a single year-round restriction using a "sunrise" or "sunset" option to set the start/end times, and leaving it up to the routing server to determine what the actual start/end times are for each restriction based on the current date and coordinates of the restricted segments, could therefore be useful.

    by Twister-UK
    Link to the original suggestion: https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1525&t=300153

    54 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hey,

    We have looked at this suggestion, and in order to make some decisions about it, would like to kindly ask you to provide us with more data about it.

    Please share some examples for when and where this restrictions apply? (use cases)

    And any country you know relevant for it.

    Thanks!

  12. 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.

    54 votes
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  13. [Segment Attribute Request] Treat 2 Way as Divided

    I would like to have the ability to draw a single 2-way segment but be able to mark it as divided so it does not say you have arrived until on correct side of road. Sometimes you may have a segment that may not really need to be divided into 2 One-Way segments but if you want routing to offer the correct directions you would have to divide the segments. In my picture below, the red line shows what Waze currently does (it says you have arrived as you pass the house) The green line shows what it should be…

    54 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hey,

    This topic may not answered as part of the suggestion up until now, but it has been discussed multiple times across the relevant teams.

    We will keep on updating with any news

    Best,
    Hezi

  14. 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.

    53 votes
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    6 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We unfortunately don’t see a great enough impact that this suggestion could make at this time. If you have ideas for how to make this suggestion have a bigger impact for users, please feel free to update this suggestion.

  15. Parking Lot Roads - Differentiate Aisles & Roads

    It would be nice to have a way of setting PLRs to be able to use speed data (versus a set speed) while having the same penalty settings (i.e., the road has no penalty between the two PLR settings). This would be useful in large parking lots area such as sporting venues and malls, where set speed is fine for aisles and minor roads but speed data would be useful for finding the fastest entrance/exit on it's higher volume roads. With the set PLR speed, you are almost always getting the shortest route of PLRs, even if that lot exit…

    53 votes
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    5 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hey !

    Can you please share some more details and examples for this issue which you would like to address in this suggestion?
    This will help us to better understand what will be the best solution.

    Thank you

  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…

    53 votes
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  17. Improve segment selection on mobile

    Hello,

    Could you improve the segment selection on Mobile and Tablet?
    The selection of a segment is already not easy ...
    This could be good in addition to being able to easily select several segments, or multi selection, on mobile and tablet.

    For example, very useful for urgent closure requests made without a permalink and the Team Closure editor is not in front of a PC (and the editor providing the information is on the road at the same time).

    Best regards

    52 votes
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  18. Make Map Comments selectable even when behind Area Places

    Please allow editors to select Map Comments that located amidst Area Places.

    At present, at least in vanilla WME, neither Map Comment points nor areas are selectable if they are amidst an Area Place. The Places layer has to be turned off (or the obstructing place moved or removed) for the Map Comment to be accessible.

    Map Comments are among the most useful things for novice editors to view, but such editors may not be aware of the workarounds required to view Map Comments that are amidst Area Places.

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  19. Restrictions feature (TBR): Limit access by editor level

    The restrictions tool used to be simpler a few years ago. Today it allows to setup not only time/days restrictions but also permits/passes, number of passengers, toll roads and more. With new options such as "allowed", "toll free" and "prohibited" it became confusing even for higher rank editors sometimes.

    I've lost count of how many times I checked editors that made 1-2 edits and that added a 24/24h 7/7d permanent restriction on what should be a simple "private road". Or even setup a freeway pass on a simple street.

    This tool has become extremely complex and powerful, especially since routing…

    51 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…

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