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  1. Allow sending Update Requests closing message when the map update succeeds

    Send the UR closing message to the user when the map really gets updated (contains all changes up to the UR "closing" time).

    Some things may get fixed immediately (by adding a closure or updating a place), most things require a map update. That means that we always have to write stuff like "in few days/after the next map update, the problem will be fixed".

    Maybe a third button like this:
    "Mark as Solved"
    "Solve on map update" <-
    "Mark as not identified"

    When the second button gets clicked a form opens when I can write a message to the…

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  2. Combine HNs and RPPs with best features of each

    Combine HNs and RPPs with the best features of each. The current system of two different ways of showing house number, plus the need to change modes for HNs, is time-consuming and counter-productive. They need to be combined with capabilities such as interpolation, use on any type of road and searchability on all.

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  3. Allow House Names to be added/editable in RRPs

    In the UK, houses can be named instead of numbered. This is very common in rural parts of the country.

    When an App user adds a Residential Place they can add in House Names within the address field. When the Residential Place Update Request reaches WME, we can approve the PUR, but once it's been saved, we cannot edit it due to the restriction WME puts on the Address field (numbers only with letter suffixes). We can't even move the RRP, the only thing we can do is delete it.

    This request is to allow House Names to be added…

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  4. Creating an traffic event from a RTC automatically

    Waze wants more traffic events additional to the RTC in order to benefit from the metadata.
    Adding a larger amount of traffic events as before needs exceptionally more time and effort.

    1. First, visiting the event tab and creating an event with name, duration etc.
    2. Adding the respective RTCs with again entering name and duration. 3.Again, going to the event tab and submitting the event.

    This is too much work to keep up in general.

    So solve this, I suggest the possibility to create an event from the closures tab automatically using the already submitted closure name and duration (as an…

    16 votes
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  5. Event with more than one other language

    At the moment it is only possible to enter an englisch and optional one other language name for an WME Event.
    Can this limit be increased for optional up to 4 or 5 names (including the englisch language)?

    That would be a gread addition for events that have official names for more than two languages, espiaclly in regions where boarders with more than one country or countrys which have multiple languages.

    As example for boarder regions:
    Belgium/Germany/Netherland
    Austria/Switzerland/Germany
    Austria/Hungary/Slovakia/Czech Republic

    As example for countrys with more than one local language:
    Luxemburg (2 languages + englisch)
    Switzerland (4 languages are spoken)…

    16 votes
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  6. Fill place data with linked Google place data if those are blank in WME

    I often create a place and link Google place to it first to see/verify the address etc. Feels like very dumb double work when at least the name/city/address is in that linked Google place already, it would be very nice if WME could pull those from that entry when linking it and autofill those IF the corresponding fields are empty in place properties. And of course those must remain editable after that also.

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  7. Manual input for zoom level

    With all the new zoom levels being planned, clicking the +/- to go up/down in zoom gets very tiring. This suggestion is to add a "Manual" number input field between the + and - to

    a) display the zoom level (instead of using a tooltip) - disadvantage of tooltip is you have to hover your cursor over the zoom control

    b) allow you to manually input the number you want the zoom to jump to. For example, you are at zoom level 20. You want to get to zoom level 12. Instead of clicking - 8 times, you type "12"…

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  8. 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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  9. WME Road Types

    The current classification of roads on the WME follows the road types in the USA (Freeway, Major and Minor Highways and other road types).
    In Europe, but I think also in other parts of the world, the classification of roads is very different. This creates problems with editing roads, as it is difficult to adapt the WME type to the real situation.
    It is necessary to revise the road classification of the WME according to the real classification of each country so that each country can edit the map in a correct and more real way.

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  10. Replace ':' and '>' by a direction field

    Hi guys,

    The idea would be to replace the ':' or '>' instructions present on segments by a direction field that
    would not display on the segment name but would allow to construct the guidance instructions.

    This would allow to properly manage the direction signs in the city without having this kind a street : "Street Chip: Dale area" and easily managed the directions in roundabouts, etc.

    Thanks for your feedback.

    by Ardillon42
    Link to original suggestion: https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1525&t=287620

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    Hey!
    Thank you for this suggestion.

    We are currently working on a road shields feature for the WME, and we believe this suggestion will be addressed as part of this development.

    We will update accordingly.

    Hezi

  11. Mark police/traffic issues on OTHER side of road

    Today one can only mark police, traffic issues on the same side (direction of travel) of traffic, Provide the option to help others know when police, accident, traffic issues are on the other side of the road to aid the opposite traffic know about it since it is known before they get there.

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  12. Allow moving nodes inside Junction Boxes

    Junction Boxes currently prevent moving the location of nodes inside them, which means that geometry edits often need JBs to be deleted and recreated.

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  13. Add closures provides by a partner feed to the history of a segment

    Closures placed with WME can be traced back in the WME because they are added to the history of the segment. Closures provided by partner feeds are not added to the history. Adding them to the segment history makes it easier for the editors to find solutions for URs.

    15 votes
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  14. Dark Mode in WME

    You know you want it.

    An example of what it could look like: https://imgur.com/a/9ckUEVf

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  15. Livemap uses old Lat/Lon order

    When entering a lat/lon pair as starting point or destination in Livemap, it must be entered as Lon,Lat. WME was updated to copy as Lat,Lon. Livemap should be updated to match.

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  16. Ability to reorder or select primary picture

    Allow the editor to select the primary picture shown in the app that best represents the location for the driver. Another option is to allow drag and drop ordering of all the pictures available in order of precedence.

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  17. Split Place

    After the succes of the Merge Places feature I would like to add a request to Split Places.

    There are instances where wazers add a photo to a place that is not related to that place, but something nearby. At this moment we don't have a choice but to reject the photo. I would like an opportunity to use it to create a new place.

    By: GerardterBeke
    Link to original suggestion: https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1525&t=293181

    15 votes
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  18. Make Pedestrian Boardwalk / Non-routable Pedestrian Path the default pedestrian segment type

    As the map matures and junior editors look for ways to contribute to the map that is increasingly locked down, I am seeing a lot more use of the pedestrian segment types. The overwhelming majority are entered as Walking Trail (Routable Pedestrian Path) as these editors do not understand the implications this has on routing. As the vast majority of cases for pedestrian segment types calls for non-routable paths, I would like to see newly created pedestrian segments start out as Pedestrian Boardwalk instead of Walking Trail.

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  19. Draw City Boundaries More Accurately

    Currently City Boundary layers are not drawn precisely, which can result in the wrong city name being displayed to users in the app. I continue to get URs on this regularly in my area.
    This issue seems to be seen commonly when cities are divided by an undulating river. Users should not be shown that they are in a city that they are not in. The system to "draw" the city layer should rely on more data points to draw a more accurate city layer. I will attach screenshots to show this more clearly.

    https://www.waze.com/en-US/editor?env=usa&lon=-122.59338&lat=49.19848&zoom=2

    https://imgur.com/V9kFFp4
    Incorrect city "Maple Ridge"…

    15 votes
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  20. URL length limit – why?

    The WME URL field for Places is limited to 100 characters. I'm not really sure why!

    Most URLs will fit in this area, true. But some hotels have URLs longer than this. When I try to add one to a Place, it is truncated, so the URL does not work in Waze.

    A hotel in my area has this URL:

    https://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotel ... index.html

    WME truncates it to this when pasting into URL box:

    https://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotel ... ood-clearv

    To compare them:

    CODE: SELECT ALL
    https://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/louisiana/hampton-inn-and-suites-new-orleans-elmwood-clearview-parkway-area-MSYELHX/index.html

    https://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/louisiana/hampton-inn-and-suites-new-orleans-elmwood-clearv

    For a hotel in particular, websites can be difficult for searching for a particular location, and…

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