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  1. Allow more than 16 connections in Junction Boxes

    Allow more than 16 connections in Junction Boxes.

    206 votes
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  2. Allow assigning road shields to alternatives names, too

    Currently, the WME only allows assigning 1 road shield to the primary name.
    This has a lot of limitations:

    • The PN must be unique inside its state
    • If a road has a local name, a Road Shield can only be assigned to the entire road (or the segments must be renamed).

    It would be good to be able to assign 1 Road Shields for each alternative name, too (which is even already supported by the data model).

    The Client, could then:
    - randomly pick one road shield to show for that segment (for streets with multiple RS)
    - must also…

    230 votes
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  3. Show Entry Point Name changes in POI history and PUR

    I noticed that Changes to the name of Entry Points of places won't show up in the POI history, it simply says "Updated Entry Points".

    This also affects PURs, since you don't know what the Wazer/Editor is suggesting until you accept it.
    I reckon those requests mostly get declined since there's no visible change.

    My suggestion is to add those name changes to the history and PURs.

    62 votes
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  4. Directly edit water layer

    The water layer should be editable.

    The water layer import is outdated and frequently lakes and ponds are drawn where roads and houses now exist.

    We can add hacks to WME to suppress the display of these water features in the Waze app but this is not ideal.

    56 votes
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  5. Add Pictures to places from WME

    Allow a map editor user (level 4 or higher) to add images to places.

    184 votes
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  6. 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…

    50 votes
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  7. Display name labels on places

    Display name labels over every place, so they're easier to spot when looking at an area at lower zoom levels.

    153 votes
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  8. Map Comments

    In Map Comments there is an expiration to remove the MC. I would really like to see a notification or email for a known date that would happen in the future, for instance a new business opening or visa versa, construction that is going to happen, etc. Many editors have just had to add to an external calendar event to get a reminder

    29 votes
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  9. 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.

    44 votes
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  10. Blocking the creation of an item if the corresponding layer is inactive

    Editors frequently create an item, such as a Parking Place, only to realise later that there was already a Place at the same location. The initial Place was not visible because the "Place layer" was inactive.
    WME does not allow creating closures when the Closure layer is inactive.
    The same logic should apply for other types of items, perhaps all items.

    53 votes
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    6 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We unfortunately don’t see a great enough impact that this suggestion could make at this time. If you have ideas for how to make this suggestion have a bigger impact for users, please feel free to update this suggestion.

  11. URs should show anonymized but user-unique handle for reporter

    The current 100% anonymity of UR reporters makes it impossible for editors to detect reporting patterns of specific Wazers. If URs showed a fully anonymized but user-unique handle for the reporter, editors could identify problematic or abusive patterns. This would save editors time and energy, and allow them easily to report such patterns to community leadership or to Waze for potential action.

    Specifically, editors have long suspected that certain Wazers may: (1) repeatedly flag an issue, or a kind of issue, on which they refuse to accept the editing community's past analysis; (2) submit multiple URs for no clear reason,…

    57 votes
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  12. 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…

    36 votes
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  13. WME ruler

    Having in mind new functionalities like Falcon and Road Width, it would be very helpful to have a simple tool on WME to help to quickly check the linear distance between two points.

    This would help to determine, in case of Falcon, the need to make a split of a segment or, in case of Road Width, to evaluate its width.

    27 votes
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  14. Remove RS update location on https://www.waze.com/fr/user/editor/*

    Since RS are in wme, on the editor page those edition are link to 0,0 position.
    Would it be possible to improve the visualization of these editions because it affects the readability of the map?

    20 votes
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    1 comment  ·  cartouche  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Internal editor Notes on User Reports

    Give editors the ability to enter Notes onto User Reports without these going to the reporters themselves.

    This will allow us to leave messages for other map editors without the reporter being notified, for example, Please leave open - due to a Waze developer investigation, Please leave open for a pending site survey, etc.

    It may also give us the ability to for to use for an internal conversation about the report that the reporter doesn't need to know about.

    Yes, I know we have Map Comments, but having the ability to do this directly on the report would make…

    154 votes
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  16. Let editors tell app users why Places or Place updates were rejected

    Editors must sometimes reject Places and Place updates submitted from the app. But WME provides no means to communicate WHY. This is discouraging for both editors and submitters.

    WME should allow editors to select from a list of the most common reasons for rejecting Places or Place Updates in order to inform app users how to improve their Place suggestions. An example list:

    • Photos must provide clear exterior orientation for drivers
    • Descriptions must meet Waze community guidelines
    • Could not verify deletion, renaming, or other significant change
    • Non-residential Places must be meaningful to the general public
    • Gas prices cannot be moderated,…
    74 votes
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  17. 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.

    21 votes
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  18. 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"…

    15 votes
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  19. Closing URs that are no more in your editing area

    I can edit the area of a UR when I first answer it because it is in my edit area. But sometimes I do reach the expiry date of the editing area in the middle of working on this UR. Because of that, I can't even close the UR I started working on.
    It would be great if there will be an option to close a UR you started working on even if this UR is now outside of your editing area.

    21 votes
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  20. Allow link RPP and Google addresses

    Why we can link POI but can't link addresses?
    We have a lot of problem with google addresses and have to use different hacks for it.
    I suggest add function linking RPP and Google addresses like in POIs

    160 votes
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