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  1. Mark police/traffic issues on OTHER side of road

    Today one can only mark police, traffic issues on the same side (direction of travel) of traffic, Provide the option to help others know when police, accident, traffic issues are on the other side of the road to aid the opposite traffic know about it since it is known before they get there.

    30 votes
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  2. Allow moving nodes inside Junction Boxes

    Junction Boxes currently prevent moving the location of nodes inside them, which means that geometry edits often need JBs to be deleted and recreated.

    16 votes
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  3. Enter an area place with Wicket polygon

    It is suggested to add a possibility to enter a polygon with Wicket format that will draw an area place according to that input (unsaved). It will be helpful for definition of an updated area for an AM.

    5 votes
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  4. Subscribe to segment

    It may be nice for us to be able to "subscribe" to a segment ID, not sure if it should be rank locked or not.

    Basically, add a check box on a segments panel to subscribe to changes of the segment.

    When subscribed to a segment, if a change is made to a segment the subscriber gets an email notification that their segment has had changes (and of course provide a PL)

    Among other possible uses, it could be used to get notification if someone makes a change to a segment that is part of the Toll Price feature.

    by…

    93 votes
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  5. Sunrise/sunset vs absolute times for restrictions

    Some roads have driving restrictions based on the local sunrise/sunset times, which are difficult to map even somewhat accurately as a series of consecutive restrictions with absolute start/end times.

    Being able to set a single year-round restriction using a "sunrise" or "sunset" option to set the start/end times, and leaving it up to the routing server to determine what the actual start/end times are for each restriction based on the current date and coordinates of the restricted segments, could therefore be useful.

    by Twister-UK
    Link to the original suggestion: https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1525&t=300153

    85 votes
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    Hey,

    We have looked at this suggestion, and in order to make some decisions about it, would like to kindly ask you to provide us with more data about it.

    Please share some examples for when and where this restrictions apply? (use cases)

    And any country you know relevant for it.

    Thanks!

  6. Make it possible to hide the direction field for certain road shields

    When using a road shield in the turn instruction override menu, all road shields have a direction field attached to them that is meant to be used for cardinal directions (north, west, ...). It is my understanding that we are expected not to add city names here, but to add a free text field next to the road shield instead. This is not immediately clear for editors, though.

    I would therefore like to propose to make it possible to remove the direction field for certain road shields. This sort of setting is probably best stored at the road shield level…

    6 votes
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  7. Parking blue zone

    In the Netherlands, but also in other countries, there are parking spaces that you can use for a certain period of time (eg for a maximum time). Blue zone parking spaces. I would like to have an option for this in WME so that it can be checked.

    If more information is needed, please let me know.

    10 votes
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  8. Timed reminder for MCs

    Would like to be able to add a reminder based on date/time on an MC. Good for reminder to check on construction or to check for updated aerials, etc. Perhaps allow for both author and subscribers.

    51 votes
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  9. Enforce better minimum segment lengths

    WME currently allows segment lengths down to 1 m. However, editors are told that Waze will not measure traffic speeds accurately over such short segments and that mapping them could degrade the end-user experience. Different regions may have different recommendations for minimum segment length, but if anybody knows the best minimum length, it should be Waze itself. If Waze will not function properly with extremely short segment lengths, then WME should not allow them.

    24 votes
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    Hi all, 


    Thanks for this suggestion. We currently have other features which can account for this, like Roadshields and the towards option. 


    Editors should continue to avoid creating short segments where they aren't necessary, however this issue will be resolved by other future feature releases. 


    Many thanks, 

    Waze Communities Team

  10. Improve the format of unlock request titles

    Including the current lock level of the segment allows editors to see at a glance if they are a high enough rank to address the request, and adding the name of the segment helps differentiate between multiple requests from the same editor in the same city. I would recommend this format:
    Level 4 unlock in Winnipeg, Manitoba (Main St)
    If the segment doesn't have a city name, there shouldn't be a comma before the state:
    Level 4 unlock in Manitoba (Hwy 9)
    If the segment doesn't have a street name, the parentheses should be omitted:
    Level 4 unlock in Winnipeg,…

    9 votes
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  11. Speed ​​limit map error

    I would insert the ability to see the speed limit map errors reported by users with the function to be enabled or disabled in the control panel.
    This possibility, unfortunately, is only available for those who have access to the WME beta but it can be free for everyone.

    30 votes
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  12. Allow sending Update Requests closing message when the map update succeeds

    Send the UR closing message to the user when the map really gets updated (contains all changes up to the UR "closing" time).

    Some things may get fixed immediately (by adding a closure or updating a place), most things require a map update. That means that we always have to write stuff like "in few days/after the next map update, the problem will be fixed".

    Maybe a third button like this:
    "Mark as Solved"
    "Solve on map update" <-
    "Mark as not identified"

    When the second button gets clicked a form opens when I can write a message to the…

    21 votes
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  13. [Request] Map Comments Expiration Notification

    When a Map Comment (MC) has been entered and is nearing its expiration (2 weeks in advance or 1 week in advance), notify and/or place a note in the Feed of the expiring MC.

    This would allow the editor to verify if the MC is still needed, extend it, and/or reconnect road segments where a long-term project may have warranted segment disconnects instead of long-term RTCs.

    If roads were disconnected and the project is nearing completion, this would allow the editor to reconnect the segments and then add RTCs so routing could occur immediately upon the completion of the project…

    45 votes
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  14. Input Permalink into WME Search box should take you to location

    You should be able to paste a Permalink into the WME Search box and be taken to the location instead of having to rely on scripts or pasting in your browser bar and reopening the WME page completely.

    6 votes
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  15. New health safety information in places

    After the pandemic of COVID-19, some information such as air-conditioned or Wi-Fi became less relevant when choosing a restaurant, for example. It would be interesting for editors and users to be able to add information related to health safety measures, such as:

    1.Need for reservations: Some restaurants require that the consumer has already made the reservation before.
    2. Space for the elderly: Some places separate a place for the elderly, reducing the risk of contamination.
    3.Contactless payment: The location features payment via NFC or other contactless methods.
    4. Masks required: Despite obligation always, it is a good incentive and even…

    3 votes
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  16. Increase the number of things that can be modified at country management level.

    For example each of the road types creation, could be limited to an editor of a certain level.
    Similarly, the walking tracks, railroads, cameras, etc.

    46 votes
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  17. Comment Alert

    Attach a trigger to comment to create a map update request in the future.
    Use for any temporary map change that needs an expiration like a road closure has.

    3 votes
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  18. Ability to enter non-standard addresses in Map Editor, e.g. "11x/1"

    Ability to enter non-standard addresses in Map Editor, e.g. "11x/1" currently it's not possible and those are missed completely from waze, messing up with "11x addresses missing "/1", which might be existed and completely different house, which makes things complicated

    3 votes
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  19. Add closures provides by a partner feed to the history of a segment

    Closures placed with WME can be traced back in the WME because they are added to the history of the segment. Closures provided by partner feeds are not added to the history. Adding them to the segment history makes it easier for the editors to find solutions for URs.

    19 votes
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  20. Improve ability to add pictures to places

    Currently when you're in the app you please "places" and the first thing you must do is take a picture of the new place you wish to add. One feature i'd love is if you had the option to add pictures from your camera roll instead cos sometimes its rather difficult in the moment to add all these things.

    Another thing is (maybe I should make a separate post about it) but right now there is no way to add photos through WME on desktop.. It would be really good if we could change that. If you're worried about spam…

    7 votes
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