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  1. [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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  2. 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.  

  3. Remove unpaived attribute from Off-road / Not maintained segments

    An Off-road / Not maintained segment is unpaived by definition and should not have the unpaived attribute. We encountered navigation problems to destinations on such segments because of this attribute, so in Israel we don't allow to set this attribute. New editors are not aware of this problem, and think that they should set it to unpaived, and we have to explain it to them.
    Please remove this attribute in this type of segments in the WME, and it will save a lot of effort.

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Conditional lane guidance

    There are many cases in highways where there is an on-ramp shortly followed by an off-ramp. In those cases, the right lane/s serve for those who get on the HW from the on-ramp, as well as those who get off the HW on the off-ramp.
    A wazer that gets on the HW from the on-ramp and has to continue on the HW should get lane guidance to go onto the left lanes when approachng the next junction of the off-ramp, otherwise, he might continue on the right lanes and get off the HW.
    A wazer that comes on the HW…

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  7. 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.

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  8. Route of Last Resort RTC

    Ability to create an RTC (or TBSR) that will permit routing on the segment as a last resort (effectively make it a PR from a penalty perspective).

    This would be very helpful for soft construction closures that are marked "local traffic only"

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  9. 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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    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

  10. 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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  11. Display Satellite Imagery Year

    Display the year of the satellite imagery currently displayed on-screen/ like you can do in Google Earth and what is already have available to editors in WME street view. This lets us know if imagery is out of date when diagnosing URs. Much like Google Earth, this could be restricted to only fairly close zoom levels, which is where we would need it most anyway.

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  12. Enable automatic night mode for tunnel segments

    It would be a nice addition to Waze to get automatic night mode for tunnel segments.

    We're already adding the necessary information for this feature when creating tunnel segments.

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  13. 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…

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  14. Allow closure overlapping

    Hi,
    very often I am notified of an event that needs closure after it started, then I go to select the many segments that must be closed.
    When I want to add a proper closure on them, there are already dozen of closure made by drivers and I have to remove all of them one by one before adding mine. That's annoying because it is slow, and sometimes new closure are made by drivers while I am removing them :

    And overlapping closure are not a real problem because when it is done by waze app it happens often so…

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    Hey!

    Thank you for the suggestion.

    In order to check this suggestion, we would like you to share some more examples with us.
    We aim to get the understanding of how often this is an issue.

    Best,
    Hezi.

  15. More Specific Error Messages

    Specific error messages are very useful, and we can use more of them.

    Here are some recent cases I have run across where it would be helpful to have a more-specific error message

    RPP too far from identical HN (zoom out if necessary to highlight the HN location)
    RPP too far from recently-deleted HN; try again after HN update. (zoom out to highlight the former HN location)
    Improper restricted turn in JB (show and highlight the specific turn arrow which is the problem). Allow the turn and try again (https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=211&t=276336&p=1922955#p1922761)

    By: voludu2
    Link to original suggestion: https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1525&t=276591

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  16. School Zones Speed limit 40km 2:30-4pm weekdays

    We need to know the school zones and change the speed limit around these times near school which the time is 2:30-4:00 pm Monday to Friday only around school zones this feature should be added in so people like my self don’t get confused with the on screen speedometer

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  17. Disable closures' tab on non-drivable segments

    It is suggested to disable the closures tab when selecting non-drivable segments (staurway, railroad, PBW, WT). It has no effect on routing and it distracts the attention of the driver.

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  18. Include vehicle type in UR

    Sometimes we get UR we cannot properly handle, because the vehicule type is missing. Sometimes roads are restricted for taxi only, and we get lot of user reports 'like turn not allowed'. We suspect the user have waze set in taxi mode, while they driving their own private car.
    If the user report contains that info, it would be easier to identify those UR and to give them with the right answer.

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  19. Rearrange RoadShields by moving the boxes with the mouse.

    It would be really great, if we could move RS on WME. It's really tedious when you have to delete RS and search again just to change the order of them. How great would it be if we could rearrange the different RoadShield boxes by moving them with the mouse.

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  20. Disable lane guidance on some intersections

    It would be great to disable lane guidance on some intersections, so the user will not view the next lane guidance until he cross the intersection.

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