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  1. Auto set checkboxes "No street" and "No city"

    Remove the "No street" and "No city" boxes by automatically setting the segments with the flag active if the name and/or city is not entered and vice versa.

    7 votes
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  2. The option to turn off certain items in map display, like schools, libraries, parks, etc.

    As the subject says, it would be nice if we could un-clutter the display by having the ability to turn OFF certain items on the map display like schools, churches, libraries, parks, etc.

    53 votes
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    Thanks for the suggestion!


    As we are currently moving forward with adding this for natural features, we'd like to implement that first, and then check back to see if this is still relevant after that feature is live.  

  3. 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

    246 votes
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  4. Revise points awarded for different edit types

    Some types of edits are time/labor intensive (adding HNs for example) but earn few points. Others, such as adding RPPs or new streets earn more points and can be done quickly. As a result some edits that really need work but earn few points are neglected. Please take a look at making points earned more equitable based on time/effort needed.

    6 votes
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  5. Allow direct editing of alt names and cities

    Currently alt names or cities can be changed only by deleting the existing name and re-creating a new alt name. Please allow direct editing of alt names. Also it would be great if primary and alt names were draggable so an alt name could be promoted to the primary name without deleting and recreating.

    53 votes
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  6. 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…

    111 votes
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  7. Ability to reorder or select primary picture

    Allow the editor to select the primary picture shown in the app that best represents the location for the driver. Another option is to allow drag and drop ordering of all the pictures available in order of precedence.

    16 votes
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  8. New Parking Lot Subcategory - Curbside Pickup Parking

    We have the option to select if a business has a Curbside Pickup option, but we have no way to designate where this area is. I feel as though this would a great addition to WME and the app overall

    3 votes
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  9. Have a checkbox for a Gas Station to be able choose if it has a different price for cash vs credit or even cash/credit vs membership card

    If a gas station places could have an option to choose if there are two different prices for gas depending on how you pay would be very helpful. For example, Cumberland Farms here in the states always has 2 different prices; one for cash/credit and another for their Smartpay App/card

    3 votes
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  10. Show a character counter for entering a name of an event

    Since the name length of a traffic event is technically restricted also the WME limits the name input after the maximum length ist reached
    (https://waze.uservoice.com/forums/59225-map-editor-suggestions/suggestions/41814004-limit-name-input-in-event-mode implemented).

    It would be even more helpful if there would be a char counter that shows the remaining length for the name.

    This requested behavior is already the case for entry boxes of map comments and URs.

    14 votes
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  11. 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).

    109 votes
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    Hey!

    Thank you for this great suggestion.

    We currently have an internal process in place to address this issue, and therefore won’t be developed as a feature in the WME.

    If you encounter any issue with advertised location. Please let your coordinators know about it, and they will inform the SCM, so we will be able to check this.

    Best,
    Hezi

  12. Feet to Yards please!

    Please give us the option to select Yards (or metres) instead of Feet for distances in the UK. We have been brought up on using yards for distances under a mile (but we are able to use metres as they are similar). Feet as a measure is rarely used in the UK now.

    13 votes
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  13. Differentiate between area map comments and point comments

    It would be great if it would be made possible to select to only see point map comments and/or area map comments.

    Area map comments are quite intrusive, leading to a lot of editors switching off the comment layer. As a result they sometimes miss useful information and make unnecessary edits.

    If you can choose to only see one type of comment, that would be very helpful.

    5 votes
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  14. Add support for Passing Lane Alerts

    Add functionality when on main single lane roads so the User can opt to display the distance to the next passing lane. The location and length of passing lanes would be added by editors and would give drivers an indication of how long until the next passing lane (and once in the lane, how long until it ends), potentially preventing drivers from taking unsafe risks and passing when not safe.

    Passing lanes are used extensively in New Zealand and Australia, and I imagine are also used around the world.

    18 votes
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  15. I495 on long island

    When driving to Long Island, waze insists on traveling on I495. There are so many parkways without trucks on Long Island that you can make better time, yet every time I travel to Long Island it heads towards 495. Today I headed up Northern Parkway,, which waze was heading to eventually, in 8 fun filled miles of sitting. I got off when I saw a sign to Northern Parkway, 4 miles earlier, and took 3 minutes off of my time. I love waze, but Long Island driving is not waze driving. It stears you towards the interstate!

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  16. Display international and state-level borders in WME

    A quality-of-life improvement for WME that would make cross-border editing easier.

    66 votes
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  17. Make shields bigger in WME side panel

    The little shields under the street name texts box are small and hard to see. Would be nice to have them bigger

    13 votes
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  18. 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…

    322 votes
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  19. Apply lane name by clicking "enter"

    When typing the name of the way in the correct field, allow clicking on "enter" the name of the way to be applied. As it was before the separate alias field update.

    18 votes
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  20. Events: additional tickbox "event needs push notification"

    Requesting push notifications for events through the editors' community still doesn't work very well and is not rewarding.

    Now contributors get a notification if their event was published by Waze staff but they get no notification about the event being reviewed at first. If Waze decided to not send a notification, the contributor doesn't get to know the reason, nor the information that the decision has been made!

    When I enter major events I -as a local member- often know that they have a high impact on traffic in the near area.

    I suggest adding a tickbox to clearly show…

    30 votes
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