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  1. Draw City Boundaries More Accurately

    Currently City Boundary layers are not drawn precisely, which can result in the wrong city name being displayed to users in the app. I continue to get URs on this regularly in my area.
    This issue seems to be seen commonly when cities are divided by an undulating river. Users should not be shown that they are in a city that they are not in. The system to "draw" the city layer should rely on more data points to draw a more accurate city layer. I will attach screenshots to show this more clearly.

    https://www.waze.com/en-US/editor?env=usa&lon=-122.59338&lat=49.19848&zoom=2

    https://imgur.com/V9kFFp4
    Incorrect city "Maple Ridge"…

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  2. 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…

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  3. 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.

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  4. Vitrual Lanes

    There are many places where Lanes go one or two junctions back (H junctions for example). The editor should allow to define lanes that are not limited to the turns at the end of this segment:
    Real example:
    We have 3 lanes. The left lane is loaded for 1 KM. In that 1 KM there are 4 junctions ( right turns allowed).

    It would be nice to be able to define 1 lane for Left turn, one for going Straight Ahead, and one for Straight Ahead or Right.And be able to do this for all 5 segments.

    By: Rill
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  5. Split Place

    After the succes of the Merge Places feature I would like to add a request to Split Places.

    There are instances where wazers add a photo to a place that is not related to that place, but something nearby. At this moment we don't have a choice but to reject the photo. I would like an opportunity to use it to create a new place.

    By: GerardterBeke
    Link to original suggestion: https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1525&t=293181

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  6. 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.

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  7. Allow hyphenated house numbers in RPPs

    In my AM in Iowa there are several neighborhoods that have hyphenated house numbers. Here's an example: https://beta.waze.com/editor?env=usa&lat=42.40782&lon=-91.76381&zoom=6 Since they are on a private road RPPs should be used but can't be because hyphens are not permitted.

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  8. custom alerts

    I would like to be able to place custom warnings in WME that come through to the app.

    problem:
    - certain tunnels see a lot of truckers or camper vans getting jammed because they are too large to enter.
    - school area's getting dangerous when people who do not know the area are routed through due to a traffic jam somewhere else.

    Idea:
    I imagine this like placing a speedcam in WME but then beeing able to fill in a message (with a set maximum of characters).
    We could use those to put warnings in problematic areas, and these can…

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  9. 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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  10. 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.

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  11. Navigate to place point by address

    As we've added more parking lot roads to shopping centers wazers have become accustomed to being directed to a specific store when they search by name. As a result, they are reporting navigation errors when navigating by address results in a stop point on the road in front of the stopping center. This is particularly bad when the route has to circle around the shopping center to reach the house number.

    To work around this, we've taken to adding both a PP and a RPP when a store in a shopping center has a unique address.

    It would be great…

    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,…

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  13. Ability to submit PUR's outside of your editing area.

    I would love to be able to submit PUR's for places outside of my editing area. As I sometimes see places that have incorrect data that needs to be updated but not always an editor in that area is aware. Rather than PM them on the forums it would be more efficent to just submit a PUR for that place. Currently you can only do it in your own unlocked Area..

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  14. Facilitate the addition/editing of rivers, lakes and water cover

    Drawing large rivers on the map, for example, is torture. Although there are scripts that "help" the task, Waze should add its own feature to add water covers, instead of the place editors as it is today.

    My suggestion is that each type of water cover has its own type of editor. For example, to draw a river, the editor draws a line that follows the direction of the river and chooses the width, Waze then fills in smoothly, that is, with several "dots".

    Another suggestion is the possibility of connecting aquatic elements, such as connecting the river to a…

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  15. Wildlife Collision Hazard Areas

    Wildlife, especially deer, are a significant hazard to drivers in many parts of the world. Collisions with deer account for one to two million insurance claims each year in the US alone. While wildlife on the roadway is harder to anticipate than other hazards, authorities do know of specific areas, times of year, and times of day that drivers are at increased risk of collision. Please let us mark these hazard areas (with the times of year and times of day they should be "active" to avoid hazard-alert fatigue) to communicate this risk to drivers. Both drivers and wildlife will…

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  16. Add keyboard shortcuts for setting a voice prompt override when a turn is selected

    Please allow setting the turn override with a keyboard shortcut, when the turn popup is shown.

    Define a set of shortcuts for all possible values (or at least for the main common ones, continue, turn left, turn right, u-turn)
    You can show them on the dropdown, so that people know what key to use.
    Example: https://ibb.co/hHZsXtM

    This would save a lot of clicks (and would more likely prevent mistakes of setting the opposite direction) in particular when setting them over roundabouts.

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  17. Improve Segment History Reporting of Turns

    Description: Currently when editors make most changes to a turn between two segments the segment history simply shows "Turn onto X road updated". It would be much more helpful if we could easily tell what was changed about that turn. Was is a turn instruction override (TIO)? A difficult turn? Time-based restrictions? There was a change in a value associated with the data model of that segment, so it's very much possible to have the segment history be more specific.

    In this image there are three entries for turn updates to the same turn, but other than the TIO there…

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  18. Ajouter un outil de signalement d'animaux perdus

    Bonjour, je me permets de vous contacter pour vous soumettre une idée qui pourrait rendre votre application encore plus attractive et qui pourrait rendre service à un grand nombre de personnes...

    Étant actuellement à la recherche du petit chien de ma sœur qui à fugué, j'utilise Waze pour vérifier les signalements d'animaux morts sur les routes (en espérant ne pas le retrouver de cette manière).

    L'idée est qu'il serait vraiment très pratique de développer une option permettant de signaler des animaux errants... Encore plus pratique, un service permettant de signaler aux conducteurs qu'un animal est recherché dans une zone précise…

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  19. Metric system on new connections

    Hi,
    Can you add that the metric system is automatically set up according to the country to which we are connected?
    Because there are a lot of L1 in France who change the speed limits of entire districts / cities and put 50 mph ... instead of 50 km/h ... (a difference of 30 km/h ...)

    Take care and thanks for all :)

    By: InstantT
    Link to original suggestion: https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1525&t=304262

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  20. Prefill city when using a street name suggestion

    When we currently enter the name of a street, we get autocompletion suggestions based on existing roads in the neighbourhood. It would help quite a bit if the associated city field would also be filled in whenever we use one of these suggested road names. I know that every street has a city set (or none, on purpose) in the underlying data model, so this shouldn't be a big effort to add.

    (see Mock up 1 + 2 attached )

    I'm still contemplating whether I'll write a userscript for this or not. It's not so easy to hook into those…

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