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  1. 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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  2. Segments leading to a Junction box should be Splittable

    Currently, when you try to connect an existing segment (segment E) to a segment leading to a Junction Box (Segment L), the WME won't allow to create a Junction.

    On the other hand, creating a new segment (segment N), Segment L can be split, but then a saving error will happen (operation not supported).

    This different behavior is confusing and it's not easy to understand why it is like that. This mostly looks like a bug to the user when the Junction box is far away and not even on screen.

    To fix both problems, WME should allow splitting a…

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  3. Tell us if the reporter closes their own report

    (Copied from https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1525&t=228417)

    Please tell us if the reporter has closed their own UR (don't need to know their username).

    Quite often a UR is closed by an editor, and it gives their username in the email and closed UR. The problem is we aren't told if this is just some random editor, or the reporter themselves.

    It annoys me when an editors closes URs without comment, as it goes against etiquette, but I wouldn't be so bothered if I knew it was the original reporter. If it wasn't the original reporter, then we could follow up with the…

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  4. Types of electronic toll

    As you know, if you plan a route through highways containing segments with the option “electronic toll” enabled, a time penalty will be added to the final estimated time of route. (3 minutes for each electronic toll, right?)

    Here in Portugal we have 2 different types of electronic toll:

    -> Type 1 - You need to reduce speed (Electronic reader) or stop (Manual ticket) to cross the toll.
    -> Type 2 - You don’t need to reduce speed or stop to cross the toll.

    So there should be a time penalty on type 1 but not on type 2, but…

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  5. Harmonize poor-road nomenclature to "Poor roads"

    Please harmonize the nomenclature Waze uses for roads that may beat up cars or get them dirty.

    Currently, WME allows marking segments as "unpaved", while the companion feature in the app allows the driver to avoid "dirt". But unpaved and dirt are two different things; for example, many would consider a gravel road to be unpaved, but few would call it dirt. Meanwhile, even some paved roads have such poor surface quality that local drivers might wish to avoid them in favor of better alternatives.

    Since the underlying goal is to allow drivers to avoid roads with poor surface quality,…

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  6. Show "Hidden" external providers like Yext

    Show that this data exists, so that editors will be more likely to merge than to delete.

    When new place points are added as part of a large upload from Yext or some other advertising aggregator, many editors will be likely to reject the new-place PURs because an already perfect place already exists.

    If they were aware that there was some other important information in the PUR, then they would be much more likely to accept the PUR.

    The back end data script reveals the existence of this data in places. But I don't think it makes sense to depend…

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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 when we will next use external providers.

    Please note there is no ETA for it yet.

    Best,
    Hezi

  7. A place with an expiration date

    I would like to suggest adding an expiration date to a place. When the expiration data is reached the place deletes it self from the map. This option is good for places such as events like weddings, parties, sports tournament etc..
    Today, many such places which their event date passed exist on the map and nobody remembers to delete them and the map gets loaded.
    The expiration date default would be of course - No expiration so that new places would not be deleted.
    Such an option is already implemented in Map comments.

    By: reuvenirony
    Link to original suggestion: https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1525&t=276125

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    Hey guys!

    Thank you for this suggestion.
    This topic has been raised in the past several times.

    As for now this is no priority for the WME dev team.
    We will update with any changes or updates.

    Best,
    Hezi

  8. Add a NEW 'Police Notice' flag for the "MIDDLE" of the road!

    On Waze, when flagging a Police, there's currently a 'POLICE' flag, for the current road side you're on; 'OTHER SIDE' flag, when the Police is on the other side of the road; but NO 'MIDDLE' (of the road) flag!

    There are many instances where Police park (or hide) on the middle of a two-way route or major roadway.
    Currently, selecting either of the two available options leaves the other side "unflagged" until a driver from the other side flags the same Police.

    Creating a "MIDDLE (of the road)" flag, will not only place a Police flag on the (middle) of…

    12 votes
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  9. Speed ​​limit map error

    I would insert the ability to see the speed limit map errors reported by users with the function to be enabled or disabled in the control panel.
    This possibility, unfortunately, is only available for those who have access to the WME beta but it can be free for everyone.

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  10. 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.

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  11. 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

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  12. Mobile speed camera

    Please include reporting mobile speed camera in south Africa. Please.

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    Hey!
    This idea was merged with " Additional camera types, with names and TTS defined by community" idea.
    And was added to our backlog.

    Thank you

  13. Allow editors to override default order in which area polygons are rendered.

    Often times we find that area places intersect on the map and do not render in a way that makes sense. As an example, under the current scheme, a large water body will be drawn behind a smaller park polygon where these two types of objects are drawn together. To combat this, editors are required to either draw complex coastlines twice, or break up water objects to create smaller polygons that will be drawn on top. We could improve the appearance of the map significantly if we had some control over which objects appear in front of others. This could…

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  15. AÑADIR CAMARAS ZBE DE BARCELONA

    Aquí tenéis las ubicaciones exactas de las nuevas cámaras lectoras de placas de matrículas capaces de denunciar a veiculos sin adhesivos medioambientales.
    Con esta información se evitarían que la gente despistada circulará por donde no debe.

    Sería posible que añadierais estas cámaras a vuestra aplicación?
    Gracias

    Las cámaras exactamente están -o estarán- en la avenida de la Meridiana (números 605 y 694, seis cámaras), Gran Via (186 y 181, cuatro cámaras), Via Augusta (323 y 324, tres cámaras), avenida de la Diagonal (687 y 712-716, cinco cámaras), avenida de Pedralbes (número 51, dos cámaras), paseo de Fabra i Puig (181…

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  16. Stop automatic editing over all recordings

    About two months ago a change was made so that every recorded segment is automatically edited by a bot (admin). It is suggested to cancel this change. This will make it easier to recognize a recoding, especially when scripts are used which make it difficult to notice the segment's color. A recording was previously recognized by having just a "created" line and without an "edited" line. We now cannot be sure whether the segment was edited between its creation and the admin edit, and we have to open the segment history or stop the scripts which color the segments.

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  17. Add Stop Signs in WME for routing

    I would love if you could make it where we can add stop signs to the WME to be apart of routing. Just like what you guys did with the lanes feature. I saw Apple Maps already has this and would be cool to be added to Waze also.

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  18. 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

  19. Speed limit update requests to Production in ROW

    Given that the appearance of SLURs has now calmed down I would like to make a proposal to move SLURs from beta to production editor.

    There are, however, two questions to everyone in ROW:
    1) can you reports SLs from app? New SLURs pop up from time to time, but I haven't been able to make one myself;
    2) would you like to bring all previous SLURs to prod or have a reset and make a fresh start? My vote goes to "bring everything to prod", because the current amount and appearance of new ones is manageable.

    By: matsalka
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    Hey!
    Thank you for this suggestion.

    As it was announced in the forum we are currently working on improving the SLUR workflow and user experience.
    This suggestion will be taken into consideration in the work.

    So, thank you again we will update accordingly.

    Hezi

  20. Improve Segment History Reporting of Turns

    Description: Currently when editors make most changes to a turn between two segments the segment history simply shows "Turn onto X road updated". It would be much more helpful if we could easily tell what was changed about that turn. Was is a turn instruction override (TIO)? A difficult turn? Time-based restrictions? There was a change in a value associated with the data model of that segment, so it's very much possible to have the segment history be more specific.

    In this image there are three entries for turn updates to the same turn, but other than the TIO there…

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