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  1. Allow for issue tracker to show results in descending order

    Currently the default view of issue tracker results is ascending (newest to oldest.) It would be nice to allow the results to show in reverse (oldest to newest.) Sometimes I want to address the oldest issues first so that there are not so many backlogged.

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  2. Narrow Road Permanent Hazard

    This permanent hazard would warn users of an upcoming section of narrower road width that has traffic and/or safety considerations. Potential applications include:

    These are strictly permanent hazard warnings…

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  3. Add general destination information to URs

    URs have been improved by adding more information in WME 2.206, and it would be nice to continue to add information that doesn't jeopardize the privacy of the reporter.

    My idea would be to add information on how the stop point of a user's route was obtained - whether it be a house number, house number interpolation, RPP, Google address, Waze place, Google place, etc. Specifics on the geographic location wouldn't be needed, it would just be very beneficial to know how the stop point was chosen. We get a lot of URs complaining about navigation ending at the wrong…

    108 votes
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  4. Parking lot type (motorcycles-only, cars-only, both)

    It's very common, at least in Colombia, parking lots only for motorcycles and it's really dissapointing to arrive at a parking lot suggested by Waze, and realize that it's a motorcycle-only parking lot and you're driving a car.
    Please add a new property in WME to choose the type of parking lot: motorcycles-only, cars-only, or both, and add a new feature in app to filter by parking lot type.

    49 votes
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  5. Recategorizing UR's when solving

    Add a feature to WME to recategorize the Solved UR's when closing those. This would give Waze a true insight of what reports are really needed and vice versa, what are rare and could actually just be within General Error category etc. Based on my research of all Solved UR's in Finland for last 3 months only about 50% were in right category.

    In my opinion this would help to reduce and refocus UR categories to better match with reality which in turn helps users when they are reporting meaning less UR's with wrong category -> Better data and better…

    42 votes
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  6. Show stop points in the House Numbers layer

    The House Numbers layer currently displays only the location of the HN, but not the stop point on the related segment. In HN editing mode, when you select the HN, the stop point also becomes visible, with a dotted line from the HN to the stop point. Suggestion is to display the stop point and the dotted line as part of the House Numbers layer, even when not in HN editing mode. (This might either be visible only at a high-enough zoom level, such as 18, or be an option that the user could enable from the layers menu.)

    36 votes
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  7. Change Forum Sharing Options object types posted in forum

    Currently when an editor uses the Forum Sharing Option to request an unlock, the request ALWAYS says "I would like to be able to edit the following segment(s)." no matter what type of object is selected.

    The request should be automatically based on type of object selected

    If segment(s) selected, no change
    If venue(s) selected, the request should say "I would like to be able to edit the following venue(s)."
    If they have any other type of object selected, the request should say "I would like to be able to edit the following [selected object type]."

    85 votes
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  8. Use RTC history to create new RTC on the same segments

    It would be very convenient to be able to re-create a RTC based on the RTC history for one or more segments. This would also require being able to choose to select all segments that were included in the original RTC, as well as optionally proposing start / end times.

    Two use case examples:

    1) Recurring RTCs where the schedule is not known far in advance

    For example, there is nightly road construction on a given highway, but this may not repeat every night for various reasons. The actual closure is only published a few hours before, and so requires…

    78 votes
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  9. It would be a great idea if the buttons to show the types of existing roads had the colors of the different types of roads in the WME.

    It would be a great idea if the buttons to show the types of existing roads had the colors of the different types of roads in the WME.

    72 votes
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  10. Make RPPs a bright pink

    Change the colour of the RPP from a camouflaged dusky pink (same shade used to literally camouflage reconnaissance Spitfires in WWII) to a bright pink like #fa0584 to make it more visible in urban backgrounds.

    30 votes
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  11. 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).

    110 votes
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  12. Disable segment geometry changes in House Number mode

    When in the "Edit House Numbers" mode, the Editor allows changes to segment geometry, but then generates an error when saving the changes. It is very easy to unknowingly edit segment geometry when trying to move a house number stop point. When this occurs, any HNs edited after that geometry change need reverted.

    Please disable segment geometry changes when in HN mode.

    42 votes
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  13. 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…

    21 votes
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  14. 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.

    23 votes
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  15. Allow 3 choices for PURs that report closed places. 1) Ignore; 2) edit place 3) delete place

    Currently we can only ignore a PUR that reports a place closed or delete the closed place. We have no other choices available. Often, we need to make changes in operating hours or make other changes but NOT delete the place. If we ignore the PUR, it counts against the reporter. We need a third choice that gives the reporter credit for the report but allows us to keep the place and make appropriate changes to it.

    102 votes
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  16. "Hide street name" option

    Include a checkbox near the street name for segments, so that when it is selected the name of the street does not appear on the live or client map. This would be useful for segments that have a name that would benefit directions, but could be confusing to see on the map. For example, seeing the name "Main St Frontage Road" on the app, especially when zoomed out enough that the name appears right over "Main St", could easily cause confusion and take longer for the driver to comprehend the map, especially if they are familiar with the area.

    84 votes
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  17. 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…

    350 votes
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  18. BUS/Motorcycle Lane

    Add the option to mark a lane as a BUS lane.

    If we have 3 lanes -> Turn left | Front | BUS

    We cannot give exact information to the user, because we can only show 2 lanes, because we cannot display the BUS to not mislead the driver.

    In Portugal, motorcycles can ride on the BUS lane, so it also helped motorbike drivers a lot

    216 votes
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  19. 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.

    23 votes
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  20. Receive reminder when closure will expire soon

    The ability when adding a closure to select a checkbox to receive a reminder notification a couple days before expiry would be really useful. Sometimes when adding closures we do not know when the road will reopen, so the closure is set for a week or a month. So it would be great to know when these closures are about to expire so we can check and extend the closure if needed.

    45 votes
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