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. 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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  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. 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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  4. Do not move my map somewhere else after an edit

    Hi,
    when editing from the feed (closing MP, UR), after saving WME moves to a random place where it thinks there are other UR I can solve. It is extremely annoying. When editing I save often because of various save bugs, and as soon as I saved it moves somewhere else and I cannot find where I was editing to finish the job.
    Same problem when saving, if Waze thinks there is a problem it moves my map to where it thinks the problem is, and if it is a long road, it happens often that the road is offscreen.…

    24 votes
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    Hey!

    Thank you very much for this great suggestion.
    As we believe this will be solved with a release of related features, we added to our backlog to track and make sure it was solved.

    Best,
    Hezi

  5. 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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  6. URL length limit – why?

    The WME URL field for Places is limited to 100 characters. I'm not really sure why!

    Most URLs will fit in this area, true. But some hotels have URLs longer than this. When I try to add one to a Place, it is truncated, so the URL does not work in Waze.

    A hotel in my area has this URL:

    https://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotel ... index.html

    WME truncates it to this when pasting into URL box:

    https://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotel ... ood-clearv

    To compare them:

    CODE: SELECT ALL
    https://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/louisiana/hampton-inn-and-suites-new-orleans-elmwood-clearview-parkway-area-MSYELHX/index.html

    https://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/louisiana/hampton-inn-and-suites-new-orleans-elmwood-clearv

    For a hotel in particular, websites can be difficult for searching for a particular location, and…

    15 votes
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  7. RTC : ability to add them on current tiles

    Hi,
    the real time closure have a problem :

    We put them in WME and WME validates them according to their current state in database. But they apply on livemap.

    Imagine I have a street that is A->B. Then they decide to reverse it. So it is now saved B->A.

    In WME I have B->A
    In livemap I still have A->B until tiles update.

    To avoid routing people A->B, it would be nice to add a closure, but WME refuse since it thinks the road is in opposite direction.

    It would be nice if WME could accept it by really…

    14 votes
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  8. Show "Hidden" external providers like Yext

    Show that this data exists, so that editors will be more likely to merge than to delete.

    When new place points are added as part of a large upload from Yext or some other advertising aggregator, many editors will be likely to reject the new-place PURs because an already perfect place already exists.

    If they were aware that there was some other important information in the PUR, then they would be much more likely to accept the PUR.

    The back end data script reveals the existence of this data in places. But I don't think it makes sense to depend…

    13 votes
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    Hey!

    Thank you very much for this great suggestion.

    It was added to our backlog to try and see the possibility to implement it when we will next use external providers.

    Please note there is no ETA for it yet.

    Best,
    Hezi

  9. Mobile speed camera

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

    12 votes
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  10. 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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  11. Better history for place update

    Hey,

    in place edit history, it would be nice to have more details on PUR : the only status is accepted or rejected.
    Maybe it is not easy to tell what photo was refused or a refused change name, but it would be nice to know what was the updated fields (was it about adding or removing a photo, rename the venue).

    by kpouer
    Link to original suggestion: https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1525&t=284045

    6 votes
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  12. Improvment in Instruction override feature

    As you can see in the picture attached, It would be aWazing to have Instead of naming segments with the direction editors wants their TTS pronounce, have it set in the Voice Prompt Over-ride feature.

    Cheers,

    by: milkyway35
    Link to original suggestion: https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1525&t=229994

    3 votes
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  13. New Place Address

    I'm not sure if it's a minor-bug or intended, but I ask you to take a look:

    Issue regarding Map Editor Beta and Production.

    :arrow: When you find a new place waiting for approval, if you click on the red arrow everything runs smooth, but if you feel the need to click on the yellow arrow to check what's that place is about before approving it (sometimes you can't tell just by the name title), notice it isn't possible to change the address... well maybe it's ok at this point before approving it.

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    • After you Approve you can't…

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  14. Show RPP PUR's on feed list

    There is no privacy issue involved here.

    There's simply a pin in the map, among many others, but I can't find them like any others, just because category is "residential"

    The privacy issues are solved by the already omitted creator/updater of the place. By not showing them, you are simply making it harder for the PUR be moderated, as we have to scan the map or rely on scripts to do that.

    So, plainly: RPP PUR's should be shown in feed list just as any other PUR.

    OBS: Previous discussion took place here: https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=211&t=249211&p=1774596#p1774596

    By: biuick84
    Link to original suggestion: …

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  15. Improvements in segment selection for road closures

    Sometimes it's necessary to select multiple segments to perform a road closure either for MTE or for a conventional closure. After you have several segments selected, you accidentally select a node and all work is lost (the section disappears). I suggest making a modification that prevents the disappearance of the selection of these segments and notifies the editor that you selected a node and it will not be possible to make the respective closure (before or at the moment of trying to save). Obviously the idea is to give you the opportunity to remove the node from the selection and…

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