Map Editor Suggestions

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This is the place to share your ideas for improving the Waze Map editor.

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  1. Close the turns

    Now we can only close the segments, but it would be really useful to be able to close only the turns.
    In many cases, for example, when there are road works at an intersection or roundabout, you can turn in one direction but not in another.
    In these cases for the moment, we can not do anything, at most we can insert a restriction on the turns but obviously with all the limitations of the case.
    They are not in real time and are not visible on the map.
    The ability to close nodes recently arrived on the WME does…

    63 votes
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  2. Route of Last Resort RTC

    Ability to create an RTC (or TBSR) that will permit routing on the segment as a last resort (effectively make it a PR from a penalty perspective).

    This would be very helpful for soft construction closures that are marked "local traffic only"

    27 votes
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  3. Change formatting of forum sharing options

    When an editor uses the new forum sharing options which is great, because of the order of the data on the request, valuable information is being overlooked.

    For example, the current Unlock Request automatically fills in the following information:

    Hi Editors,

    I would like to be able to edit the following segment(s).
    Your help would be greatly appreciated.

    Permalink: https://waze.com/en-US/editor?env=usa&lat=29.63406&lon=-104.27920&zoom=5&segments=516527406
    Reason:
    Unlock to level:

    Thank you in advance,

    The "reason" and "unlock to level" kind of blend in.

    My suggestions would be to
    1. automatically fill in the "unlock to level" information with the rank of the editor making the…

    24 votes
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  4. Display international and state-level borders in WME

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

    28 votes
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  5. 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.

    71 votes
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  6. 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…

    26 votes
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  7. 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…

    59 votes
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  8. Segregating effective and suggested closures

    WME shows two kinds of closures:
    - effective closures, affecting routing and visible on livemap
    - suggested closures, non affecting routing and not visible on livemap. Those suggested closures always have a duration equal to a multiple of 24 hours, starting and ending at the same time of day (on different days, obviously), and are usually created by editors having a layer lower than 3. Those suggested closures result from closure reports made from the app.
    The WME displays both kind of closures using exact same visuals: it is necessary to open and examine the closure, to determine if it…

    29 votes
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  9. Editing fuel types for each Gaz station in WME

    It would be nice if the types of fuel at Gas stations could be created, selected and sorted for each specific Gas station when editing directly in the WME.
    The main thing is that for each Gas station it was possible to create its own set of fuel types.
    For example:
    for one - Gas, 92, 95, Diesel
    for the other - 92, 95, 98, Diesel
    etc.

    Because all Gas stations are Different!!!

    58 votes
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  10. 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…

    164 votes
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  11. Select segments included in permalink regardless of zoom level

    When handling unlock requests for larger areas, or when doing extensive highway closures, we often deal with permalinks that cover a broad area.
    To combat the problem currently, we have to break up the PLs, or use a script to select segments as we pan around.
    It would be exceptionally helpful and a great time saver if WME would load and select segments that are specified in a PL regardless of the zoom level.

    44 votes
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  12. POI's moving distance

    At the moment moving a POI have a distance limitation (2km I belive?) Sometimes when a business changes phisical place to another place, like 10km away, we need to move the POI like 2km, save, move again, save again...

    It makes no sense. Please remove it or allow us to move POIs further.

    Thank you.

    30 votes
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  13. Improve the GPS points layer

    To branch off the discussion from the WME release topic:

    RichardPyne כתב:
    I would find GPS points much more useful if they were color coded by age rather than direction. Th arrows provide useful direction, but in areas where traffic patterns are changing due to construction, knowing the age of the trace would be far more useful.

    dchary2418 כתב:
    It could help if the GPS traces were the same original color, but shaded darker for older data.

    Glodenox כתב:
    I'd be all for somehow showing the age of the GPS points. Especially the more recent data seems of interest to…

    101 votes
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  14. Restrictions feature (TBR): Limit access by editor level

    The restrictions tool used to be simpler a few years ago. Today it allows to setup not only time/days restrictions but also permits/passes, number of passengers, toll roads and more. With new options such as "allowed", "toll free" and "prohibited" it became confusing even for higher rank editors sometimes.

    I've lost count of how many times I checked editors that made 1-2 edits and that added a 24/24h 7/7d permanent restriction on what should be a simple "private road". Or even setup a freeway pass on a simple street.

    This tool has become extremely complex and powerful, especially since routing…

    51 votes
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  15. Mobile speed camera

    Please include reporting mobile speed camera in south Africa. Please.

    12 votes
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  16. Limit name input in event mode

    Technically, the name of an MTE is limited to a specific length (number of chars).
    But nevertheless, I can type longer MTE names into the name field of a new MTE.

    Sometimes I have trial&error situations because of that. I simply have to test whether a name is still short enough by trying to save the name. If the name is too long, I get the error displayed that finally shows it.

    It would be way easier if the WME could directly stop the input when the maximum name length is reached.

    34 votes
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  17. combine Lane guidance segments

    With the newly implemented Lane guidance we see new problems rising up.
    In belgium, beeing densly populated, we somtimes have several entry's or exits of the highway following up on each other very closely.
    sometimes even as close as 20-50 meters.

    I would like to have a sort of junction box type of tool to combine 2 lange guidance segments.

    for example:
    2 highway exits within 50 meters. I want the Lane guidance before the first exit to allready show in what lane I have to stay if I have to take the 2nd exit.

    It's kind of hard to…

    59 votes
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  18. TR Closure mechanism

    It may be difficult to implement, but a Time-Based-Turn-Closure would be really helpful during construction works. How many times are you obliged to UNKISS segments because crossing through the roadworks is not allowed? So like a closure mechanism but then on node TR.

    120 votes
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  19. Add manual lock level to Junction Boxes

    Currently, Junction Boxes do not have a controllable lock level. From the look of it, the lock level displayed is the minimum level for the country that can edit a JB. For example, in the UK only L5+ editors can edit JBs, so all JBs show auto(5) in WME.

    With various changes that HQ are making into WME and the app, it seems to me that they expect a massive increase in JBs over time. U-turn prevention, junction modification for Falcon are just some of the things for which the answer often seems to be "use a JB".

    I'm not…

    78 votes
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  20. WME frontend should show backend errors

    Hi,
    when saving, if the backend fails, it returns a message. But often they are not localized, and in that case we get a generic
    "Please try again later" which is useless because in most case the problem will not solve and the only solution is to cancel all edits.
    Here is a list of messages that are not localized and need to be displayed (maybe not exactly in the same form, but at least do not tell the user to try again if it is impossible that it works.

    Invalid street 0 was set for venue ID -100
    Missmatch…

    8 votes
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