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

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  1. 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.

    128 votes
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  2. 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…

    100 votes
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  3. 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

    115 votes
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  4. Edit Toll Prices in the WME

    The procedure to edit toll prices is complex and only certain users per community can edit those prices.

    Toll prices should be editable directly in the WME to avoid a complex process.

    57 votes
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  5. UR Reply via Email

    This is slightly outside the scope of WME Beta, but in general about our ability to provide a better service for end users.

    Allow users to reply to URs via email. Many support systems allow this, and in most cases, the process is fairly simple. The process might be as follows:


    • User submits a request/issue from the app while they drive

    • We (editors) get a pin on the map with submitted details as before

    • User gets an email with a unique response email address (something like 8766123133@requests.waze.com)

    • User gets instructions on how to view the map issue they submitted
    120 votes
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    Hey jangliss,

    Thank you very much for this detailed suggestion.
    Currently there is a lot of work around communication between the WME and the client (the app), to find how best should be handled.

    We will do our best to share some more details about it in the near future.

    At this point this is currently not planned, and therefore won’t move to our back log.

    If any thing in this direction will be changed, we will update accordingly.

    Best,
    Hezi

  6. [Request] Allow to make streets two way temporarily

    Allow to make streets two way temporarily, like closures, but the other way around.
    Sometimes construction works require you to open another street and turns. And you cannot do this in time by editing map. You can close the streets, but you cant OPEN the streets for some time. I mean one way or with restricted turns.
    So we need an option to temporarily bypass one way setting and closed turns penalty. This may be called Openers :)

    By: Olestas
    Link to original suggestion: https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1525&t=194260

    135 votes
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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.

    Please note there is no ETA for it yet.

    Best,
    Hezi

  7. Automatically send UR reminders and mark as 'not identified' if no reply

    User Reports (URs) come in by the truckload. Despite a message from an investigating editor, only 10% of URs will receive a reply. This represents a significant amount of time by editors, particularly senior editors managing large areas, to the manual handling of individual URs. Since 90% of the URs result in the same process, help us streamline and automated it so we can focus our valuable time on productive investigations and edits that will value add to Waze.

    I propose an additional tick box under "Follow conversation" that says along the lines "Auto reminder and mark as not identified."

    81 votes
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  8. Share Permalink settings should persist between sessions

    The new Permalink option has a checkbox to include or not include layers. This is great but whatever option you select should persist between sessions. I should not have to change it every time I open WME.

    66 votes
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  9. Include Lane Guidance with URs in purple provided route

    Currently when we get a UR, we can see what primary instructions were given to users at junctions. Now that we have lanes, it would be helpful in diagnosing problematic lane configurations if we could see what lane guidance information was presented to the user as well.

    By: alexs001
    Link to original suggestion: https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1525&t=306981

    108 votes
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  10. Connect an Advertising Pin to its Place on the WME

    Very often it happens that advertising pins are not placed in the correct place on the map, which leads to routing errors. It would be very useful to be able to link these Pins to the corresponding Place entered by the editors in the correct place in the WME, so that the routing to these destinations works correctly. (as we already do for the link to Places on Google Maps).

    51 votes
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  11. TR Closure mechanism

    It may be difficult to implement, but a Time-Based-Turn-Closure would be really helpful during construction works. How many times are you obliged to UNKISS segments because crossing through the roadworks is not allowed? So like a closure mechanism but then on node TR.

    83 votes
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  12. Additional camera types, with names and TTS defined by community

    July 2020, Waze has three camera types: speed, red light, dummy. It is clear talking to different community leaders that the requirements for specific cameras vary from country to country. Thus, we are asking for the ability to add new camera types per country, with the ability to input into text to speech (TTS), and on/off toggle alert in the app. These could be provided by form, similar to new gas station brands, etc. by a country's leadership.

    Alternatively, collect a list of camera types from the communities to create a long list, and allow countries to turn them on/off…

    154 votes
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  13. Addition of a road type: Dangerous or Unsafe road

    It is suggested to add one more road type: Dangerous or Unsafe road. This type will be used for example when it is a very steep or winding or bumpy road, or a road on the edge of an abyss.
    The time it takes to pass the road in such cases is not the only parameter that counts.
    It is suggested that the "penalty" for passing such a road will be proportional to its length. For example 1 minute for every 100m.

    49 votes
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  14. Improve RPP editing when it conflicts with HN layer

    When adding or editing RPP, if there is a conflict with the HN layer (i.e. too far), then the WME issues an error that prevents you from saving your edit. Thus, you cannot add or update this RPP.

    To resolve the issue you need to perform the following steps:
    1. Update/Remove the address in HN layer
    2. Wait for next (successful) map build
    3. Add the RPP

    This is an annoying procedure that should and can be avoided.

    The issue can be handled in one of the following ways:
    1. Verify the RPP against the most updated data either in…

    35 votes
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  15. Permit Alphanumeric Prefix in RPP HN

    App users can create RPPs with alphanumeric prefixes but WME allows neither the creation, nor editing of RPPs containing them.

    Suggest at least allowing N, S, E, W prefixes on HN portion of an RPP to pass checks on save.

    In Wisconsin, a large part of the state's addresses use alphanumeric HNs.

    49 votes
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  16. Add an item under the Place menu for Residential Point Place

    Right now, to add an RPP one must select a place type (other than residential) and then click to convert to residential. The vast majority of PPs I add are RPPs and this adds an unnecessary step. This should be simple to add, with no downside.

    60 votes
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  17. Improve segment selection on mobile

    Hello,

    Could you improve the segment selection on Mobile and Tablet?
    The selection of a segment is already not easy ...
    This could be good in addition to being able to easily select several segments, or multi selection, on mobile and tablet.

    For example, very useful for urgent closure requests made without a permalink and the Team Closure editor is not in front of a PC (and the editor providing the information is on the road at the same time).

    Best regards

    34 votes
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  18. Add manual lock level to Junction Boxes

    Currently, Junction Boxes do not have a controllable lock level. From the look of it, the lock level displayed is the minimum level for the country that can edit a JB. For example, in the UK only L5+ editors can edit JBs, so all JBs show auto(5) in WME.

    With various changes that HQ are making into WME and the app, it seems to me that they expect a massive increase in JBs over time. U-turn prevention, junction modification for Falcon are just some of the things for which the answer often seems to be "use a JB".

    I'm not…

    63 votes
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  19. Forests in separate layer

    Forests are nice on map, but they can be really annoying when dealing with segments beneath them. Large area places can also make some slower computers struggle while editing the map.
    So the suggestion would be to have a possibility to turn off forests while keeping all other places visible. Just like we have parking lots.

    44 votes
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  20. Add a button to refresh page where you are

    Hi

    With latest Beta, we're missing the old permalink button (on button right) that allowed us to refresh the entire page staying at our location.

    If you F5 you refresh the page but move to the url location.

    Only actual possiblity is to copy paste the actual permalink.

    Thanks

    45 votes
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