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  1. 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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  2. [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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Make Pedestrian Boardwalk / Non-routable Pedestrian Path the default pedestrian segment type

    As the map matures and junior editors look for ways to contribute to the map that is increasingly locked down, I am seeing a lot more use of the pedestrian segment types. The overwhelming majority are entered as Walking Trail (Routable Pedestrian Path) as these editors do not understand the implications this has on routing. As the vast majority of cases for pedestrian segment types calls for non-routable paths, I would like to see newly created pedestrian segments start out as Pedestrian Boardwalk instead of Walking Trail.

    20 votes
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  11. Add the ability to search segments by ID in the WME

    Add the ability to search segments by ID in the WME

    14 votes
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  12. Harmonize poor-road nomenclature to "Poor roads"

    Please harmonize the nomenclature Waze uses for roads that may beat up cars or get them dirty.

    Currently, WME allows marking segments as "unpaved", while the companion feature in the app allows the driver to avoid "dirt". But unpaved and dirt are two different things; for example, many would consider a gravel road to be unpaved, but few would call it dirt. Meanwhile, even some paved roads have such poor surface quality that local drivers might wish to avoid them in favor of better alternatives.

    Since the underlying goal is to allow drivers to avoid roads with poor surface quality,…

    15 votes
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  13. Pot holes

    When waze warns of upcoming hole can it say which lane it is in

    2 votes
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  14. Allow editors to override default order in which area polygons are rendered.

    Often times we find that area places intersect on the map and do not render in a way that makes sense. As an example, under the current scheme, a large water body will be drawn behind a smaller park polygon where these two types of objects are drawn together. To combat this, editors are required to either draw complex coastlines twice, or break up water objects to create smaller polygons that will be drawn on top. We could improve the appearance of the map significantly if we had some control over which objects appear in front of others. This could…

    13 votes
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  15. Help detecting unanswered UR.

    WME does not sufficiently highlight unanswered URs, while editors are expected to handle unanswered URs.
    URs are coloured according to their age and status (open, closed ok, closed nok).

    Opened UR are coloured in yellow, becoming darker , then red, when aging.
    The only way to differentiate unanswered from answered URs is the presence of a "speech ballon".
    I am a Belgian editor, and we, in Belgium, believe we have invented comic strips and speech balloon, so we like speech balloons.
    However, I believe speech balloon are not visible enough, and unanswered URs should have a distinct colour, perhaps blue,…

    6 votes
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  16. Incluir em "Serviços" de Locais a opção: Aceita PIX

    Solicitar a inclusão em Locais -> Mais Infos -> Serviços -> "Aceita PIX"

    6 votes
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  17. Allow closure overlapping

    Hi,
    very often I am notified of an event that needs closure after it started, then I go to select the many segments that must be closed.
    When I want to add a proper closure on them, there are already dozen of closure made by drivers and I have to remove all of them one by one before adding mine. That's annoying because it is slow, and sometimes new closure are made by drivers while I am removing them :

    And overlapping closure are not a real problem because when it is done by waze app it happens often so…

    36 votes
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    Hey!

    Thank you for the suggestion.

    In order to check this suggestion, we would like you to share some more examples with us.
    We aim to get the understanding of how often this is an issue.

    Best,
    Hezi.

  18. More Specific Error Messages

    Specific error messages are very useful, and we can use more of them.

    Here are some recent cases I have run across where it would be helpful to have a more-specific error message

    RPP too far from identical HN (zoom out if necessary to highlight the HN location)
    RPP too far from recently-deleted HN; try again after HN update. (zoom out to highlight the former HN location)
    Improper restricted turn in JB (show and highlight the specific turn arrow which is the problem). Allow the turn and try again (https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=211&t=276336&p=1922955#p1922761)

    By: voludu2
    Link to original suggestion: https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1525&t=276591

    38 votes
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  19. Events entry for multiple dates but basic information is the same for quicker creation

    I spent quite a bit of time entering Events today for concerts that happen on every Friday in the summer. Basically the only information that was different was the dates and the road closures were also the same except for the dates. This would be a great time saver if it could enter all the dates and times in separate sections and created separate Events.

    6 votes
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  20. Record node RTCs in the edit history

    Segment RTCs are recorded in the segment edit history, allowing editors to easily check along a route to see if a now-expired closure may have been the reason for a routing problem flagged up via a UR.

    Now that we have the ability to also mark nodes as open/closed in order to allow/deny routing across a closure, having node closure states recorded in the history is also important, so that we can deal with URs related to routing problems along those cross routes as well.

    ideally we'd be able to see in the history for a given segment if either…

    13 votes
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