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  1. Practice mode in WME while logged in

    As far as I know, after logging into the WME, the user cannot enter practice mode anymore.
    I suggest that besides "Default mode" and "Event mode", there will be "Practice mode" that will enable anyone to go into the practice mode directly even when already logged in. This might be useful for anyone who wants to try to edit in order to test something or to illustrate some edit option (and take a snapshot of it), and also it is suggested to enable entrance into the tutorial videos from there.

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    4 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hey!

    Thank you for this suggestion.
    At the moment this suggestion is not prioritised and therefore won’t move forward.

    In the meantime, we can suggest using incognito mode, if it is needed.

    Best,
    Hezi

  2. Close the turns

    Now we can only close the segments, but it would be really useful to be able to close only the turns.
    In many cases, for example, when there are road works at an intersection or roundabout, you can turn in one direction but not in another.
    In these cases for the moment, we can not do anything, at most we can insert a restriction on the turns but obviously with all the limitations of the case.
    They are not in real time and are not visible on the map.
    The ability to close nodes recently arrived on the WME does…

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  3. Make the error for Junction Boxes issues more intuitive

    Currently when you try to add something that is not allowed due to a junction box located on the segment somewhere (at times it could be several miles away and not visible), you get a very generic error that just says "Saving Error: Operation not supported"

    It would be more useful for the error message to say something along the lines of "Saving Error: Junction box connected to one of the segments being changed"

    47 votes
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  4. Allow direct editing of alt names and cities

    Currently alt names or cities can be changed only by deleting the existing name and re-creating a new alt name. Please allow direct editing of alt names. Also it would be great if primary and alt names were draggable so an alt name could be promoted to the primary name without deleting and recreating.

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  5. WME Advanced Preferences - please correct defaults

    "Draw new roads as two-way" and "Draw new roads with all turns allowed" should be on by default but are not. This will prevent a lot of mistakes by new editors.

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  6. Select segments included in permalink regardless of zoom level

    When handling unlock requests for larger areas, or when doing extensive highway closures, we often deal with permalinks that cover a broad area.
    To combat the problem currently, we have to break up the PLs, or use a script to select segments as we pan around.
    It would be exceptionally helpful and a great time saver if WME would load and select segments that are specified in a PL regardless of the zoom level.

    41 votes
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  7. Ability to edit PUR photos to blur items

    Very often we have to reject a PUR photo when it contains either identifiable people or licence plates. If we had a simple tool in WME that would allow us to blur those details then those pictures could be used. Current situation is quite unbearable since we have to reject way over 50% of PUR photos because of aformentioned reasons. It also affects negatively on user's eagerness to take photos if the ones they've taken before do not end up to use and we currently cannot even tell why those have been rejected.

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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…

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  9. The option to turn off certain items in map display, like schools, libraries, parks, etc.

    As the subject says, it would be nice if we could un-clutter the display by having the ability to turn OFF certain items on the map display like schools, churches, libraries, parks, etc.

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  10. "Historical" satellite imagery from Google Earth Pro

    Google Earth Pro has many versions of satellite images available. All versions are accessible from a "Historical imagery" slider, and more often than not several versions are more recent than what we see in Google Maps and WME. Albeit some areas might be cloudy/darker/less sharp, but that's ok because most are useable.

    Is it possible to get access to these Historical imagery in WME?

    36 votes
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  11. Make URLs in Map Comments clickable

    Currently if you add a URL in the top comment box of a Map Comment it is not clickable. You have to save the map comment then add a URL as a conversation comment to get it to be clickable. Please make URLs in the top comment box clickable. This is the comment box that is editable after saving. Here is a link to picture of the problem. https://imgur.com/2Bz4fVt In the picture you can see the top https://www.waze.com/ is not underlined so you can't click it to open the URL. However, the bottom https://www.waze.com/ is underlined and you can click…

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  12. 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.

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  13. [Request] Map Comments Expiration Notification

    When a Map Comment (MC) has been entered and is nearing its expiration (2 weeks in advance or 1 week in advance), notify and/or place a note in the Feed of the expiring MC.

    This would allow the editor to verify if the MC is still needed, extend it, and/or reconnect road segments where a long-term project may have warranted segment disconnects instead of long-term RTCs.

    If roads were disconnected and the project is nearing completion, this would allow the editor to reconnect the segments and then add RTCs so routing could occur immediately upon the completion of the project…

    31 votes
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    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

  14. Only allow editing of road shield if you can edit the segment

    I know, and have no issues with, that if you add/change a road shield on a segment it will add/change the road shield to every segment with the same streetID (same street name, city, state, country combination) no matter where it is (even if you you don't have edit rights in the area)

    My issue is that I should not be able to go to an area, state, country that I have ZERO edit rights in and add/change their road shields.

    My suggestion is that when you select a segment, if you can't make a normal edit to that segment,…

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    2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hey,
    Thank you for this suggestion.

    Currently we won’t move forward with this suggestions as road-shields are assigned to streets and not to segments, which has higher benefit in the mapping process.

    If a user have editing rights to one of the segments on a street he/ she will be able to assign the road shield .

    Best,
    Hezi

  15. POI's moving distance

    At the moment moving a POI have a distance limitation (2km I belive?) Sometimes when a business changes phisical place to another place, like 10km away, we need to move the POI like 2km, save, move again, save again...

    It makes no sense. Please remove it or allow us to move POIs further.

    Thank you.

    30 votes
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  16. Timed reminder for MCs

    Would like to be able to add a reminder based on date/time on an MC. Good for reminder to check on construction or to check for updated aerials, etc. Perhaps allow for both author and subscribers.

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  17. Segregating effective and suggested closures

    WME shows two kinds of closures:
    - effective closures, affecting routing and visible on livemap
    - suggested closures, non affecting routing and not visible on livemap. Those suggested closures always have a duration equal to a multiple of 24 hours, starting and ending at the same time of day (on different days, obviously), and are usually created by editors having a layer lower than 3. Those suggested closures result from closure reports made from the app.
    The WME displays both kind of closures using exact same visuals: it is necessary to open and examine the closure, to determine if it…

    29 votes
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  18. Getting more of GPS tracks

    I have two main suggestions about GPS tracks :

    • I would be great to see how old they are
    • We should be able to filter them by date - for closures or tracing new roads for exemple

    I'm not sure if it's possible on your side, but it would be helpful for all of us!

    29 votes
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  19. Show conflict choice option on deleting junction node

    (Copied over from https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1525&t=229014)

    If you try to delete unneeded junction node, but it can't be deleted due to a conflicting option between then, at the moment you need to inspect each segment to see what the differences are. This is especially frustrating when there may be a hidden speed limit set on a one way segment.

    Can a dialog box pop up on deletion of a junction node if there is a conflict to allow the editor to select one of the conflicting settings for the newly joined segment?

    OR

    Create an error message saying the junction node…

    29 votes
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  20. Update Request Management

    The "Feed" tab can display pretty random URs and often not ones we need to follow up on. URs in remote areas often are missed.
    To reduce response times from editors we need a spreadsheet type view for URs that can be filtered by Country, Province or City.
    Filters by type and by editor, or no comments will also be very helpful.

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