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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.

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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.

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  3. 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…

    6 votes
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  4. Please, add 'morgue' to the list of POI type in map editor.

    Please, add 'morgue' to the list of POI type in map editor because I'm not sure what exactly category I have to select for it. Thanks!

    3 votes
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  5. 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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  6. A Superintendência da Barra mudou de nome, para Subprefeitura da Barra, Recreio e Vargens. Endereço: Avenida Ayrton Senna, 2001 Barra da T

    A Superintendência da Barra mudou de nome, para Subprefeitura da Barra, Recreio e Vargens.

    Endereço: Avenida Ayrton Senna, 2001
    Barra da Tijuca
    Rio de Janeiro
    RJ

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  7. Possibility to adjust fuel prices with WME.

    More and more gasoline prices are no longer kept up to date by Waze users. To ensure that people in my region can see the current prices at the gas stations, I now enter these via the app. This takes a lot of time. I would like, and many others probably with me, the option to enter these gasoline prices via WME.

    2 votes
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  8. Separate layer for natural features

    To make it lighter to load the map in WME, it would be great to have all natural features in a separate layer under places to be turned on/off. Notably:
    - Canal
    - Island
    - Sea / Lake / Pool
    - Dam
    - Dessert
    - Forest / Grove
    - Rivers / Stream
    - Natural features
    - Swamp / Marsh

    These rarely get URs in any case. It will make it easier and faster to navigate the map, looking for URs.

    12 votes
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  9. Keyboard shortcut for Walking Trails

    Ever since Walking Trails where removed from the road type selection for normal Roads, you can no longer add Walking Trail segments from a Keyboard shortcut. Please add a new shortcut.

    My Suggestion would be Ctrl-I and an alternative to the I shortcut for new Road. (Shift-I is already used to toggle the Sat Imagery Layer).

    3 votes
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  10. 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.

    3 votes
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  11. 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.

    6 votes
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  12. Parking Lot Roads - Differentiate Aisles & Roads

    It would be nice to have a way of setting PLRs to be able to use speed data (versus a set speed) while having the same penalty settings (i.e., the road has no penalty between the two PLR settings). This would be useful in large parking lots area such as sporting venues and malls, where set speed is fine for aisles and minor roads but speed data would be useful for finding the fastest entrance/exit on it's higher volume roads. With the set PLR speed, you are almost always getting the shortest route of PLRs, even if that lot exit…

    17 votes
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  13. Segments leading to a Junction box should be Splittable

    Currently, when you try to connect an existing segment (segment E) to a segment leading to a Junction Box (Segment L), the WME won't allow to create a Junction.

    On the other hand, creating a new segment (segment N), Segment L can be split, but then a saving error will happen (operation not supported).

    This different behavior is confusing and it's not easy to understand why it is like that. This mostly looks like a bug to the user when the Junction box is far away and not even on screen.

    To fix both problems, WME should allow splitting a…

    13 votes
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  14. Add Stop Signs in WME for routing

    I would love if you could make it where we can add stop signs to the WME to be apart of routing. Just like what you guys did with the lanes feature. I saw Apple Maps already has this and would be cool to be added to Waze also.

    10 votes
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  15. Allow closure creation in "Current live map/snapshot" mode

    At the moment, it is no longer possible to add a closure to a segment you have removed or split up, even though this segment is still being used live in the app. If it were possible to add closures in the snapshot mode (recently renamed to "Current live map"), even with a strict time limit, our life would become a lot easier during road works.

    At the moment, we need to apply segment restrictions, wait for the map update, remove the closure, make our changes, wait for the map update and then probably add new closures. If we can…

    6 votes
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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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.

    3 votes
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  19. Improve comments from other users on Closures and Reports

    When other users comments on Closures and Reports I have submitted they show as a pop-up in the app and then disappear, forever! These comments are nowhere to be found. Not in the app inbox, not in my e-mail.

    The only way to reply is to find the closure or the report on the map. But for an L5 editor like myself who puts dozens of closures around the country every week, that's useless.

    Can you please improve how these comments are handled?

    Thanks, Yanis.

    7 votes
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  20. 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

    24 votes
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