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This is the place to share your ideas for improving the Waze Map editor.

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  1. Move segment IDs to bottom of WME

    With the latest update to WME, when you select a segment, the segment IDs are now at the top of the side panel.
    This is fine when you only select one segment, but when you select several segments, it makes the left panel virtually unusable.

    We are constantly selecting multiple segments for various reasons like closing a stretch of road, adding speed limits to several segments, etc.

    Please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please consider moving the segment IDs back to…

    248 votes
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  2. Copy and Paste Turn Instructions from one turn to another

    Please allow us to Copy into the clipboard (or similar function) all Turn Instructions from one turn, and Paste them into another turn.

    Quite often, I'm having to replicate the same instructions for different turns at the same junction for those coming from different directions, but turning into the same road. It would be a big timesaver if we could copy TIs into other turns without having to repeat the same steps.

    138 votes
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    Thanks for supporting this suggestion! We've added it to the WME team's backlog, and hope to get to it in the near future. We will follow up here when we have an update, or need more info from the community. 

  3. External Providers Search Displays Too Little Information

    The + Add linked Google place functionality on venues is incredibly difficult to use. When you search, the Waze-prioritized white space leaves almost no room for the search results to actually contain usable data. As it is now, I often have to guess as to which place it might be and often have to repeat the process making editing places very inefficient. Please expand the information displayed here so that this functionality is actually useful to finding and linking Google places. The whole name of a place should appear along with a complete address.

    85 votes
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  4. Select entire street also by any of its alternative names

    In some cases, it would be helpful to select an entire street not by its main name, but by one of the alternative names that it may have.

    For instance, here in Portugal we have a big mountain area where it is needed to apply recurrent road closures due to bad weather (heavy snow). Because road closures are carried out by the authorities in perfectly delimited areas, the Portuguese community decided to put exactly the same name on ALL roads of a same area, even if the real street name is a different one. By doing this, the option ‘Select…

    49 votes
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  5. Display why sometimes it is not possible to remove the streetname

    There are different cases when it is not possible to remove the primary name/city from a segment (the "none" checkbox gets grayed out).

    Unfortunately, there is no way to know why that happens, for normal editors.

    When hovering on the checkbox, you should display one of these 2 reasons:
    - This street has house numbers
    - This street has a Turn Guidance set
    - if there are other reasons which I still didn't find, add them too :)

    104 votes
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  6. Allow more than 16 connections in Junction Boxes

    Allow more than 16 connections in Junction Boxes.

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  7. 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)…

    38 votes
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  8. Left panel has limited space when a warning is in the panel

    When a warning such as a segment is part of a junction box a is displayed in the left panel the warning does not scroll away in the current WME beta. The previous behavior used to allow this warning to be scrolled away. The new behavior is for this warning to stay persistent. The new behavior makes it so there is very limited space to see the segment properties. This is especially problematic when trying to edit things like lanes where it is necessary to see what lanes are being assigned to each road.

    The suggestion is to revert the…

    42 votes
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  9. Limit number of reports that can be dropped in a small area

    This morning a Wazer dropped 17 reports in a parking lot. This is really uncalled for. The number of reports should be limited to X number of reports to X number of feet/km. It is OK if it is coming from multiple users, for instance an accident or closure on a highway. But one user should not be able to drop that many reports in one small area. This was limited to a small parking lot where this happened.

    96 votes
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  10. Put the House number field before the Street field

    In some countries, House number needs to be before Street. Maybe this can be customisable by country? If not, I believe it's more logical to have House number first (smaller to larger).

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  11. Use of alternate city names for routing

    Several years ago the decision was made to use the postal city as an alternate city name for routing to addresses in rural areas. According to Wazeopedia "Waze founder and CTO Ehud stated in a US meetup that a search algorithm is so much work to build correctly and maintain, that Waze does not want to spend the time, money or energy to build their own, and are happy to stack the Waze matching process on top of the Google search algorithm." As a result, WME editors have spent untold time and energy adding the postal cities to these segments.…

    20 votes
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  12. Place Hours: Sunrise to Sunset

    When adding Places, especially outdoor places (such as parks, playgrounds, beaches, etc), there are often posted hours saying the Place is open only sunrise to sunset, or conversely that the Place is closed sunset to sunrise. Unfortunately, the existing Place hours interface doesn't allow for these kinds of hours, only HH:mm times. As sunrise and sunset times change constantly, and in some places drastically due to orbital motion of the earth and time changes due to daylight savings times, it is impractical to estimate open/closing times using HH:mm formats.

    It would be beneficial to both app users and map editors…

    120 votes
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  13. 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.

    41 votes
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  14. Road Closures History

    For a segment, it can be useful to have the history of closures, with start and ending, especially the most recent ones.

    This could help in the management of some UR (a closed segment the previous days helps to think that the segment is still closed).

    109 votes
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  15. Temporary downgrade of own editor level

    I’d like to suggest in the WME a switch (perhaps in the user control panel) for downgrading the own editor level.

    For example:
    If I’m a level 5 Editor, but only want to edit simple streets which are only on level 1, i can switch my own editor level to something lower than 5 for this action. This would prevent myself for accidental editing more important street e.g. highways.
    Compare this with an account in the IT… Even if I am an administrator… I shouldn’t be logged in always as an admin but just as a normal user with rights…

    16 votes
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  16. Notification in WME for tile build delay

    If there is a delay in the tile build or the map is rolled back for some reason, please show a notification in the WME.

    20 votes
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  17. Show Roadshields without voice output

    It would be great to show Roadshields on the smartphone client without voice output.
    At the moment we can show "straight ahead" without voice instruction with the lane assistant tool on WME. This function shows the detail "continue straight" only (without voice output).
    It would be great to setup Roadshields and give them a flag "show only, without voice output". Roadshields are a powerful tool and can help to find the right direction. But a voice output isn't necessary always.

    67 votes
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  18. "Sharp" Turn Instruction

    Create a "sharp" turn instruction. Similar to "keep" instructions being an angle <44 degrees, a sharp turn instruction could be one greater than 135 degrees but less than 170 (which would be u-turn). Other apps already have this instruction and it would greatly complement lane guidance visuals that use the sharp left/right turn symbol. Alternatively, it could be provided only as a TIO for use only where the community finds appropriate.

    81 votes
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  19. No feedback provided if permalink is unable to select items

    Currently there is no feedback given if one or more items are not selected when opening a permalink (i.e segments, places, URs, etc.).

    For instance, I have a document with PLs of segments that are always closed during events (such as stadiums). If a segment ID is changed and therefore no longer linked in the PL, I have no way of easily knowing this.

    Please consider providing some sort of warning if WME is unable to locate all the linked items.

    11 votes
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  20. set none as default when selecting an event for real-time closures

    Most of the closures I add to the map (95%) need no traffic event associated with them because this is a minor use case.

    Now I still have to click the event field and select none manually every single time which takes unnecessary effort and time. In the meantime I could have added other closures.

    Therefore,, it would be a huge improvement if none was pre-selected.

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