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  1. 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…

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  2. Allow the WMEb "BETA" indicator to link back to the production WME

    In the latest beta, there is now a [• BETA] indicator in the header. Please consider adding a way to use this indicator as a shortcut back to the production WME.

    Perhap click to open a tab of with the PROD wme at the same spot, and hover+CNTL+C (or right click) to copy a PROD wme permalink.

    We'd like to encourage users to edit the BETA wme as much as possible, but when collaborating or posting to public forums, we should make it as easy as possible to share PROD permalinks.

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  3. 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…

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  4. Include setting details in user reports

    Part of the challenge in handling reports is getting details from the reporting user. The following information should be available to editors to better handle reports with less need to request information from the Wazer:
    Avoid toll roads
    Avoid difficult intersections
    Avoid freeways
    Unpaved roads setting
    Passes added
    Vehicle type

    Basically anything that affects the route suggested by Waze.
    HOV route selected

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  5. 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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  6. Reopen Update Request

    A key could be added, available for a certain period of time from the closing of the UR (e.g. 1d, 6h, 30min), to be able to reopen it and change its status, it is useful when a UR is closed by mistake (if the key is displayed for a few minutes after closing) or if the user replies or adds details after closing (if viewed for a few hours after closing)
    The button could only be made visible to those who commented on that issue first or otherwise participated in the conversation.

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  7. 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…

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    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

  8. Ability to select long stretches of road

    A feature that would allow defining a start and an end point and which would automatically select the road between them would be very helpful. There is somtimes a need to select a length of road in the tens or even hundreds of kilometres. (The alt-click trick doesn't work for such long distances.)

    Two use case examples:

    1) RTC on long stretch of highway

    There have been several highway closures due to winter storms recently. Selecting the entire road to be closed requires lots of panning and selecting individual segments, which is very time-consuming.

    2) Making changes to long stretches…

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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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    Thanks for the suggestion!


    As we are currently moving forward with adding this for natural features, we'd like to implement that first, and then check back to see if this is still relevant after that feature is live.  

  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Extra click required for approving a PUR

    When approving/rejecting a PUR (new place, new photo, change in details), an extra click is now needed to close the window. Simply clicking approve/reject would close the window, but now you also have to click done to close the window. This wasn't the case until WME v2.109 (released August 2022)

    Screen capture (approving a new place): https://www.dropbox.com/s/v5r8lfe1afe7s5j/purnew.gif?dl=0
    Screen capture (rejecting a new photo): https://www.dropbox.com/s/j6o4anmu6afxay8/purphoto.gif?dl=0

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  13. Particular and recurring restrictions

    Sometimes I faced uncommon recurring restrictions to be applied on a segment, for example:
    - every first sunday of every month;
    - every third thursday of even months;
    - every last saturday of every month.

    There is NO WAY to do it automatically in WME, because the editor is unable to know which is the first occurrence of sunday every month and so on, meaning I have to edit those restrictions manually, and I will for sure forget about them.

    Developing a built-in tool for these particular cases could be globally very useful.

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  14. 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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  15. Add closed map suggestions count to profile page

    It'd be great if you could track how many map suggestions you have closed. You can already see your closed UR, PUR, and MP counts on your profile page so it would be great if closed map suggestions could also be added.

    Here is a simple mockup I made of what that could look like: https://i.imgur.com/XajOINK.png

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  16. Add ability to mark Map Comments as critical with increased visibility

    Please add a way to mark some Map Comment (MC) points as "critical" (as opposed to "informational"), with increased visibility. Instead of a small white dot, for example, you could display a slightly larger black-and-white or red-and-white bullseye. You could perhaps even add (gentle!) animation, such as gradual pulsing.

    Why do I suggest this? Several times now, I have encountered oversights by editors who seemed to have missed important information in a nearby MC Point. These well-intentioned but uninformed edits degraded the driver experience until they were discovered and repaired. I've asked around and have come to three conclusions:

    (1)…

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  17. "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?

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  18. In WME: Force L1 & L2 editors to be "visible"

    To actively follow the edits of new editors in WME, it would be helpful to force them to be "visible." This would be limited to L1 and L2 editors. Perhaps this could be incorporated as part of the new L1 edits approval process.

    (Moved from "Other" category of UserVoice)

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  19. [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…

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  20. All 1-way roads should automatically be A→B

    There's no need for 1-way roads to be either A→B or B→A.
    They should only be able to be A→B.

    This will solve a lot of issues us editors encounter, for example when adding road closures.
    I saw another suggestion here to apply A→B closure also on B→A segments, but it would be much better to just get rid of B→A segments.

    Let me know if there are any questions.

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