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  1. Addition of a road type: Dangerous or Unsafe road

    It is suggested to add one more road type: Dangerous or Unsafe road. This type will be used for example when it is a very steep or winding or bumpy road, or a road on the edge of an abyss.
    The time it takes to pass the road in such cases is not the only parameter that counts.
    It is suggested that the "penalty" for passing such a road will be proportional to its length. For example 1 minute for every 100m.

    83 votes
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  2. Automatic UR handling

    An update request (UR) without any text can be automatically handled:
    1. There will be an automatic system response to the UR that will invite the user to add more details to his request in the WME (include a link) or in the forum (include a link to the local community forum). The user will get an e-mail as fr any other manual response.

    1. Every such UR that has no more responses (other than the automatic one) will be closed as "not identified" after 7 days.

    That automatic handling will save a lot of time wasted by area managers. A…

    82 votes
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  3. Ability to edit PUR photos to blur items

    Very often we have to reject a PUR photo when it contains either identifiable people or licence plates. If we had a simple tool in WME that would allow us to blur those details then those pictures could be used. Current situation is quite unbearable since we have to reject way over 50% of PUR photos because of aformentioned reasons. It also affects negatively on user's eagerness to take photos if the ones they've taken before do not end up to use and we currently cannot even tell why those have been rejected.

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  4. Update Forum Sharing Options type of request

    Originally suggested by LostInMyMaps on my old suggestion.

    When an editor uses the forum sharing options to request an unlock, the type of request is very misleading and confusing.

    Instead of "Request an unlock", it should say something like "Unlock this so I can make the change myself"

    Instead of "Request a map update", it should say something like "Someone else make this change for me"

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  5. 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!!!

    79 votes
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  6. Managed area's name - Nombre del área administrada

    Edit the name of the managed areas in the WME.
    You should be able to edit the name name of the managed areas in the WME. It would be faster to choose the area.

    Editar el nombre de las áreas gestionadas en el WME.
    Debería poder editar el nombre de las áreas gestionadas en el WME. Sería más rápido elegir el área.

    79 votes
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  7. It would be a great idea if the buttons to show the types of existing roads had the colors of the different types of roads in the WME.

    It would be a great idea if the buttons to show the types of existing roads had the colors of the different types of roads in the WME.

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  8. Sunrise/sunset vs absolute times for restrictions

    Some roads have driving restrictions based on the local sunrise/sunset times, which are difficult to map even somewhat accurately as a series of consecutive restrictions with absolute start/end times.

    Being able to set a single year-round restriction using a "sunrise" or "sunset" option to set the start/end times, and leaving it up to the routing server to determine what the actual start/end times are for each restriction based on the current date and coordinates of the restricted segments, could therefore be useful.

    by Twister-UK
    Link to the original suggestion: https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1525&t=300153

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    Hey,

    We have looked at this suggestion, and in order to make some decisions about it, would like to kindly ask you to provide us with more data about it.

    Please share some examples for when and where this restrictions apply? (use cases)

    And any country you know relevant for it.

    Thanks!

  9. Use RTC history to create new RTC on the same segments

    It would be very convenient to be able to re-create a RTC based on the RTC history for one or more segments. This would also require being able to choose to select all segments that were included in the original RTC, as well as optionally proposing start / end times.

    Two use case examples:

    1) Recurring RTCs where the schedule is not known far in advance

    For example, there is nightly road construction on a given highway, but this may not repeat every night for various reasons. The actual closure is only published a few hours before, and so requires…

    75 votes
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  10. Allow 3 choices for PURs that report closed places. 1) Ignore; 2) edit place 3) delete place

    Currently we can only ignore a PUR that reports a place closed or delete the closed place. We have no other choices available. Often, we need to make changes in operating hours or make other changes but NOT delete the place. If we ignore the PUR, it counts against the reporter. We need a third choice that gives the reporter credit for the report but allows us to keep the place and make appropriate changes to it.

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  11. Sub-cities

    The goal is to have a mechanism for attaching localities or hamlets to a city.
    The French wiki presents a number of situations (https://wazeopedia.waze.com/wiki/France/Routes_Nommage).
    There is also the management of districts or neighborhoods of large cities that could also benefit from this feature.

    71 votes
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  12. 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.

    71 votes
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  13. Segment restriction type that prompts user to confirm access (gates)

    Currently we create gates using PR segments. However, this rarely has the intended effect. Those with access (say a gated community) don't get a route through a gate this is most convenient or worse, if all entrances are gated, then restriction is meaningless other than to ensure it's not a through-way.

    I'm suggesting a segment restriction type that would generate a pop-up at start-state of a route asking if the user has access to a segment (gate) if that's the shortest route. Ideally, Waze would remember that for that user in the future. This could potentially be used for restricted…

    71 votes
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  14. 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…

    71 votes
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  15. URs should show anonymized but user-unique handle for reporter

    The current 100% anonymity of UR reporters makes it impossible for editors to detect reporting patterns of specific Wazers. If URs showed a fully anonymized but user-unique handle for the reporter, editors could identify problematic or abusive patterns. This would save editors time and energy, and allow them easily to report such patterns to community leadership or to Waze for potential action.

    Specifically, editors have long suspected that certain Wazers may: (1) repeatedly flag an issue, or a kind of issue, on which they refuse to accept the editing community's past analysis; (2) submit multiple URs for no clear reason,…

    68 votes
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    Thank you to all who submitted and voted for this suggestion, however it is currently not planned due to PII issues associated with tracking URs in this manner. Please make sure to include the UR ID when reporting abusers on the map so that Staff can properly track the case. Often times we are unable to investigate due to no longer having the UR ID once the UR is closed and deleted.

  16. Change Forum Sharing Options object types posted in forum

    Currently when an editor uses the Forum Sharing Option to request an unlock, the request ALWAYS says "I would like to be able to edit the following segment(s)." no matter what type of object is selected.

    The request should be automatically based on type of object selected

    If segment(s) selected, no change
    If venue(s) selected, the request should say "I would like to be able to edit the following venue(s)."
    If they have any other type of object selected, the request should say "I would like to be able to edit the following [selected object type]."

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  17. Improve segment selection on mobile

    Hello,

    Could you improve the segment selection on Mobile and Tablet?
    The selection of a segment is already not easy ...
    This could be good in addition to being able to easily select several segments, or multi selection, on mobile and tablet.

    For example, very useful for urgent closure requests made without a permalink and the Team Closure editor is not in front of a PC (and the editor providing the information is on the road at the same time).

    Best regards

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  18. Display international and state-level borders in WME

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

    65 votes
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  19. Select entire street also by any of its alternative names

    In some cases, it would be helpful to select an entire street not by its main name, but by one of the alternative names that it may have.

    For instance, here in Portugal we have a big mountain area where it is needed to apply recurrent road closures due to bad weather (heavy snow). Because road closures are carried out by the authorities in perfectly delimited areas, the Portuguese community decided to put exactly the same name on ALL roads of a same area, even if the real street name is a different one. By doing this, the option ‘Select…

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  20. Close a place for a fixed period

    Sometimes I receive UR for places closed for works (construction site, temporary closure).
    It would be nice for editor to be able to close a place for a fixed period, as you can close a road.

    I had the case on 2 gas stations under construction closed for several months. A "temporarily closed" button or closing dates with automatic reopening would be great!

    63 votes
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