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  1. Forests in separate layer

    Forests are nice on map, but they can be really annoying when dealing with segments beneath them. Large area places can also make some slower computers struggle while editing the map.
    So the suggestion would be to have a possibility to turn off forests while keeping all other places visible. Just like we have parking lots.

    127 votes
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  2. Reorder custom turn instruction elements

    When editing custom turn instructions, if an element (shield or free text) should be inserted before existing elements, then the existing elements must be deleted. There is no way to create new elements in front of existing elements.

    Please add the ability to reorder elements. This way we could create new elements and then move them to the front if needed. This would save many clicks and retyping.

    122 votes
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  3. Time based speed limits

    Speed limits are not always a fixed ones. For example , roads around the schools have a speed limit of 30 kmph during the morning and evening hours. Whereas this limit is not valid for Sundays and during the rest of hours in a day.

    121 votes
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  4. 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…

    119 votes
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  5. Display why sometimes it is not possible to remove the streetname

    There are different cases when it is not possible to remove the primary name/city from a segment (the "none" checkbox gets grayed out).

    Unfortunately, there is no way to know why that happens, for normal editors.

    When hovering on the checkbox, you should display one of these 2 reasons:
    - This street has house numbers
    - This street has a Turn Guidance set
    - if there are other reasons which I still didn't find, add them too :)

    115 votes
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  6. 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).

    103 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

  7. Road details

    As we all know, WME is changing its appearance and because of that, many of us complained about the unneeded "empty space" that is everywhere on WME.

    I know that some extra work is being done by staff, in order to please us all the best way possible :) , but something more can be done.

    One suggestion is to use symbols, instead of text, for what I call "road details": Unpaved; Tunnel; Headlights; Next to BUS lane; Beacons.

    This would allow saving some more space and the icons are more or less self-explanatory, being possible to add a text/explanation…

    102 votes
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  8. Keep previous history for merged/split segments

    Hello!

    I think it would be very helpful if segment history included data from previous "iterations" of that segment, when a segment was created by merge or split.

    Right now, the history starts anew any time there is a new segment ID, but I would imagine it should be fairly trivial to develop a backend mechanism that, any time a segment is split or merged, merges the history of the previous segment ID into the new segment's history.

    This is useful not only diagnostically but also to catch cheaters on the map, who today can split and merge segments at…

    102 votes
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  9. 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…

    99 votes
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  10. External Providers Search Displays Too Little Information

    The + Add linked Google place functionality on venues is incredibly difficult to use. When you search, the Waze-prioritized white space leaves almost no room for the search results to actually contain usable data. As it is now, I often have to guess as to which place it might be and often have to repeat the process making editing places very inefficient. Please expand the information displayed here so that this functionality is actually useful to finding and linking Google places. The whole name of a place should appear along with a complete address.

    96 votes
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  11. Change Forum Sharing Option autofill

    When an editor uses the forum sharing options, new editors are consistently adding the wrong lock level to their request.

    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 automatically fill in the current lock level of the selected objects and the rank of the editor making the request for the "unlock to…

    95 votes
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  12. [Segment Attribute Request] Treat 2 Way as Divided

    I would like to have the ability to draw a single 2-way segment but be able to mark it as divided so it does not say you have arrived until on correct side of road. Sometimes you may have a segment that may not really need to be divided into 2 One-Way segments but if you want routing to offer the correct directions you would have to divide the segments. In my picture below, the red line shows what Waze currently does (it says you have arrived as you pass the house) The green line shows what it should be…

    94 votes
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    Hey,

    This topic may not answered as part of the suggestion up until now, but it has been discussed multiple times across the relevant teams.

    We will keep on updating with any news

    Best,
    Hezi

  13. Prompt user to save Lane changes if deselecting segment

    After editing Lanes, it's far too easy to lose the changes by accidentally deselecting the selected segment you are editing if you don't apply the changes beforehand.

    This suggestion is to recognise that changes have been made in Lanes (or road width), and prompt the user to apply or cancel the changes if they deselect the segment they are editing.

    93 votes
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  14. 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…

    91 votes
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  15. "Sharp" Turn Instruction

    Create a "sharp" turn instruction. Similar to "keep" instructions being an angle <44 degrees, a sharp turn instruction could be one greater than 135 degrees but less than 170 (which would be u-turn). Other apps already have this instruction and it would greatly complement lane guidance visuals that use the sharp left/right turn symbol. Alternatively, it could be provided only as a TIO for use only where the community finds appropriate.

    91 votes
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  16. Show Entry Point Name changes in POI history and PUR

    I noticed that Changes to the name of Entry Points of places won't show up in the POI history, it simply says "Updated Entry Points".

    This also affects PURs, since you don't know what the Wazer/Editor is suggesting until you accept it.
    I reckon those requests mostly get declined since there's no visible change.

    My suggestion is to add those name changes to the history and PURs.

    87 votes
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  17. Add a button to refresh page where you are

    Hi

    With latest Beta, we're missing the old permalink button (on button right) that allowed us to refresh the entire page staying at our location.

    If you F5 you refresh the page but move to the url location.

    Only actual possiblity is to copy paste the actual permalink.

    Thanks

    86 votes
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  18. 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…

    86 votes
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  19. Incorporate Place Interface Enhancements Script RPP Editing Options

    The Place Interface Enhancements ("PIE") Script provided an easy way to add RPP's by offering to auto-populate the 'street name' field with values from the nearest street. Optionally, one could have it ignore the checking for the street name from nearby PLRs and PRs:

    (Options):
    - Use street name from closest segment
    - Use city name from closest segment
    - When the primary is "No city" look for an alt city
    - Ignore PLRs & unnamed PR when using closest segment's name and city

    The script stopped working after an update to WME earlier this year. It would be an…

    85 votes
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  20. Make non-residential place addresses indexed and routable

    Editors spend much time adding RPPs to public places because the addresses in the place points are not indexed/routable and the HNs won't connect to the parking lot roads. Plus if routing uses the Google Maps address we spend more time handling URs because the Wazer got routed to the back of the location rather than the front door. This is an absurd waste of time, and adds untold complexity and clutter to the map. Please expand the place addresses to allow for suite numbers or other identifiable info where businesses share the same basic as GM already does, and…

    84 votes
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