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

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  1. Make RPPs a bright pink

    Change the colour of the RPP from a camouflaged dusky pink (same shade used to literally camouflage reconnaissance Spitfires in WWII) to a bright pink like #fa0584 to make it more visible in urban backgrounds.

    30 votes
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  2. Speed ​​limit map error

    I would insert the ability to see the speed limit map errors reported by users with the function to be enabled or disabled in the control panel.
    This possibility, unfortunately, is only available for those who have access to the WME beta but it can be free for everyone.

    30 votes
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  3. set none as default when selecting an event for real-time closures

    Most of the closures I add to the map (95%) need no traffic event associated with them because this is a minor use case.

    Now I still have to click the event field and select none manually every single time which takes unnecessary effort and time. In the meantime I could have added other closures.

    Therefore,, it would be a huge improvement if none was pre-selected.

    27 votes
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  4. Share location permalink type

    In the Share Location popup, when in beta WME, please consider adding option to change permalink to Production WME.
    This is to allow easy sharing of the permalink to all users.

    25 votes
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  5. Tell us if the reporter closes their own report

    (Copied from https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1525&t=228417)

    Please tell us if the reporter has closed their own UR (don't need to know their username).

    Quite often a UR is closed by an editor, and it gives their username in the email and closed UR. The problem is we aren't told if this is just some random editor, or the reporter themselves.

    It annoys me when an editors closes URs without comment, as it goes against etiquette, but I wouldn't be so bothered if I knew it was the original reporter. If it wasn't the original reporter, then we could follow up with the…

    25 votes
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  6. Allow choice in HN street name

    Hi

    Certain streets have a different name or city depending of side.
    It would be great to allow, when adding HNs, editors to specify what name we want to assigne to it when alternate bloc is filled.

    Thanks

    25 votes
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    3 comments  ·  cartouche  ·  Admin →
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  7. Enforce better minimum segment lengths

    WME currently allows segment lengths down to 1 m. However, editors are told that Waze will not measure traffic speeds accurately over such short segments and that mapping them could degrade the end-user experience. Different regions may have different recommendations for minimum segment length, but if anybody knows the best minimum length, it should be Waze itself. If Waze will not function properly with extremely short segment lengths, then WME should not allow them.

    24 votes
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    Hi all, 


    Thanks for this suggestion. We currently have other features which can account for this, like Roadshields and the towards option. 


    Editors should continue to avoid creating short segments where they aren't necessary, however this issue will be resolved by other future feature releases. 


    Many thanks, 

    Waze Communities Team

  8. Link points POI to an Area POI

    Hi guys,

    The idea is to link points POI to a Area POI.
    For example, linking stores in a Mall or linking a company office in a building.
    It's also to avoid this kind of editions : https://www.waze.com/editor?env=row&lon ... 157&zoom=6.
    I think this will help editors to determinate which stores or companies are present in a Mall/building and help user to use the right entry to go to shopping or working.
    It will be a plus if you can also link, a point POI entry on an Area POI entry.

    by Ardillon42
    Link to original suggestion: https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1525&t=278179

    24 votes
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  9. Notification in WME for tile build delay

    If there is a delay in the tile build or the map is rolled back for some reason, please show a notification in the WME.

    23 votes
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  10. WME Road Types

    The current classification of roads on the WME follows the road types in the USA (Freeway, Major and Minor Highways and other road types).
    In Europe, but I think also in other parts of the world, the classification of roads is very different. This creates problems with editing roads, as it is difficult to adapt the WME type to the real situation.
    It is necessary to revise the road classification of the WME according to the real classification of each country so that each country can edit the map in a correct and more real way.

    23 votes
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  11. Editing permissions - change request

    I suggest to chane some editing pernissions as follows (the current required level is given in parenthisis):

    1. Giving a "narrow street" road type to a segment: 3 (1)
    2. Entering a TBR / TBTR (this includes difficult turn and toll road designation): 3 (1)
    3. Enter a turn instruction override: 3 (1)
    4. Delete a segment that someone else created: 3 (2)
    5. Create a new MTE: 4 (1)
    6. View RTC details (view only): 1 (4)
    7. View of house numbers: 1 (2)
    22 votes
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  12. Temporary downgrade of own editor level

    I’d like to suggest in the WME a switch (perhaps in the user control panel) for downgrading the own editor level.

    For example:
    If I’m a level 5 Editor, but only want to edit simple streets which are only on level 1, i can switch my own editor level to something lower than 5 for this action. This would prevent myself for accidental editing more important street e.g. highways.
    Compare this with an account in the IT… Even if I am an administrator… I shouldn’t be logged in always as an admin but just as a normal user with rights…

    21 votes
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  13. Types of electronic toll

    As you know, if you plan a route through highways containing segments with the option “electronic toll” enabled, a time penalty will be added to the final estimated time of route. (3 minutes for each electronic toll, right?)

    Here in Portugal we have 2 different types of electronic toll:

    -> Type 1 - You need to reduce speed (Electronic reader) or stop (Manual ticket) to cross the toll.
    -> Type 2 - You don’t need to reduce speed or stop to cross the toll.

    So there should be a time penalty on type 1 but not on type 2, but…

    19 votes
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  14. New Feature Request - When a photo must be rejected

    It would be nice to have a comment window or a multi-choice button list in WME to send to the Wazer who submitted a rejectable photo so that we can tell them why the photo is being rejected:

    • This photo shows a person's face
    • This photo is too blurry
    • This photo shows a license plate
    • This photo is not helpful in identifying the place

    ...and so forth. It would be something more than just "this does not meet our community standards."

    16 votes
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  15. Edit favorites on the map editor

    Enable favorite editing in map editor. This would be an easier way to make include of several favorites or POIs help in planning a trip.

    Ideally it would allow planning with historic traffic data (similar to Google Maps) allowing to establish the travel time between them and estimate the arrival time .

    Alternatively the Waze can import the saved locations from Google Maps, so it should be possible to link the Waze has Google Maps account.

    16 votes
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  16. Custom layers for map editor.

    It could be helpful in map editing, if users could add their own layers. Just for their own use, for example shape or wms.
    Users may have access to local map layers that they can use to add landmarks or edit roads. At the moment I can only rely on blurry bing aerial map, gps tracks and memory.

    14 votes
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  17. Require Place Update Request approvers to confirm deletions & other major changes

    Please add an extra layer of confirmation before saving in WME, if approving a PUR would remove a Place, change it from an Area to a Point, or change it from Public to Residential (all actions that delete a lot of data).

    A change of the place's primary name should also require an extra layer of confirmation before saving, this is even more common than deletion although less immediately destructive.

    Why do I bring this up? A Rank 6 editor, or possibly Waze staff, recently deleted the Area Place for San Francisco International Airport. It had been locked at Rank…

    14 votes
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  18. Let me create custom routes on the map editor, that can be pushed to my device(s).

    I know all the best routes from work to home and vice versa. Let me create those routes in the map editor then "push" or I can "fetch" them to my device(s). Then when I get in my car and open waze and asks if I'm going home or to work the first routes it pulls from are my custom ones, and creates a heat map list or something that I can choose from.

    12 votes
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  19. Increase the four types of fuel limit to map editors

    Map editors have only four types of fuel to select and due to this incompatible diesel types or GNV can not be searched in waze.

    12 votes
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  20. Autodetect road types

    Road classification seems to be a large source of disagreement and unecessary effort between map editors, part because we know it is used for routing.

    The classification should be autodetected based on average speeds and not editable by users, like average speed.

    10 votes
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