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  1. Remove unpaived attribute from Off-road / Not maintained segments

    An Off-road / Not maintained segment is unpaived by definition and should not have the unpaived attribute. We encountered navigation problems to destinations on such segments because of this attribute, so in Israel we don't allow to set this attribute. New editors are not aware of this problem, and think that they should set it to unpaived, and we have to explain it to them.
    Please remove this attribute in this type of segments in the WME, and it will save a lot of effort.

    42 votes
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  2. Timed reminder for MCs

    Would like to be able to add a reminder based on date/time on an MC. Good for reminder to check on construction or to check for updated aerials, etc. Perhaps allow for both author and subscribers.

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  3. School Zones Speed limit 40km 2:30-4pm weekdays

    We need to know the school zones and change the speed limit around these times near school which the time is 2:30-4:00 pm Monday to Friday only around school zones this feature should be added in so people like my self don’t get confused with the on screen speedometer

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  4. Conditional lane guidance

    There are many cases in highways where there is an on-ramp shortly followed by an off-ramp. In those cases, the right lane/s serve for those who get on the HW from the on-ramp, as well as those who get off the HW on the off-ramp.
    A wazer that gets on the HW from the on-ramp and has to continue on the HW should get lane guidance to go onto the left lanes when approachng the next junction of the off-ramp, otherwise, he might continue on the right lanes and get off the HW.
    A wazer that comes on the HW…

    39 votes
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  5. Map Suggestions need hotkey

    Map Suggestions are a layer in WME. If you want to see under the suggestion, you have to disable the layer. The only way to do that is via the Layer menu. There is no option for setting a hotkey.

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  6. POI's moving distance

    At the moment moving a POI have a distance limitation (2km I belive?) Sometimes when a business changes phisical place to another place, like 10km away, we need to move the POI like 2km, save, move again, save again...

    It makes no sense. Please remove it or allow us to move POIs further.

    Thank you.

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  7. Enable automatic night mode for tunnel segments

    It would be a nice addition to Waze to get automatic night mode for tunnel segments.

    We're already adding the necessary information for this feature when creating tunnel segments.

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  8. 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"

    36 votes
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  9. Display Satellite Imagery Year

    Display the year of the satellite imagery currently displayed on-screen/ like you can do in Google Earth and what is already have available to editors in WME street view. This lets us know if imagery is out of date when diagnosing URs. Much like Google Earth, this could be restricted to only fairly close zoom levels, which is where we would need it most anyway.

    36 votes
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  10. Disable segment geometry changes in House Number mode

    When in the "Edit House Numbers" mode, the Editor allows changes to segment geometry, but then generates an error when saving the changes. It is very easy to unknowingly edit segment geometry when trying to move a house number stop point. When this occurs, any HNs edited after that geometry change need reverted.

    Please disable segment geometry changes when in HN mode.

    35 votes
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  11. Segregating effective and suggested closures

    WME shows two kinds of closures:
    - effective closures, affecting routing and visible on livemap
    - suggested closures, non affecting routing and not visible on livemap. Those suggested closures always have a duration equal to a multiple of 24 hours, starting and ending at the same time of day (on different days, obviously), and are usually created by editors having a layer lower than 3. Those suggested closures result from closure reports made from the app.
    The WME displays both kind of closures using exact same visuals: it is necessary to open and examine the closure, to determine if it…

    35 votes
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  12. Add icons to road types buttons

    Additionally to the other idea requesting the buttons to have colors,
    I would like to request the buttons to get icons when possible, instead of abbreviations.

    Just as an example (the icons should get a Waze-design and not be emojis):
    Parking lot road: 🅿
    Ferry: ⛴
    Taxiway: ✈
    Private road: ⭕
    Railroad: 🚆

    In order to reduce the cognitive load of going through all buttons which look the same.

    34 votes
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  13. Only allow editing of road shield if you can edit the segment

    I know, and have no issues with, that if you add/change a road shield on a segment it will add/change the road shield to every segment with the same streetID (same street name, city, state, country combination) no matter where it is (even if you you don't have edit rights in the area)

    My issue is that I should not be able to go to an area, state, country that I have ZERO edit rights in and add/change their road shields.

    My suggestion is that when you select a segment, if you can't make a normal edit to that segment,…

    34 votes
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    Hey,
    Thank you for this suggestion.

    Currently we won’t move forward with this suggestions as road-shields are assigned to streets and not to segments, which has higher benefit in the mapping process.

    If a user have editing rights to one of the segments on a street he/ she will be able to assign the road shield .

    Best,
    Hezi

  14. Include vehicle type in UR

    Sometimes we get UR we cannot properly handle, because the vehicule type is missing. Sometimes roads are restricted for taxi only, and we get lot of user reports 'like turn not allowed'. We suspect the user have waze set in taxi mode, while they driving their own private car.
    If the user report contains that info, it would be easier to identify those UR and to give them with the right answer.

    31 votes
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  15. Put the House number field before the Street field

    In some countries, House number needs to be before Street. Maybe this can be customisable by country? If not, I believe it's more logical to have House number first (smaller to larger).

    31 votes
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  16. Change Forum Sharing Options object types posted in forum

    For some reason I am unable to create this suggestion with my normal account ~ so I am using my test account to submit it.


    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…

    31 votes
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  17. More Specific Error Messages

    Specific error messages are very useful, and we can use more of them.

    Here are some recent cases I have run across where it would be helpful to have a more-specific error message

    RPP too far from identical HN (zoom out if necessary to highlight the HN location)
    RPP too far from recently-deleted HN; try again after HN update. (zoom out to highlight the former HN location)
    Improper restricted turn in JB (show and highlight the specific turn arrow which is the problem). Allow the turn and try again (https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=211&t=276336&p=1922955#p1922761)

    By: voludu2
    Link to original suggestion: https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1525&t=276591

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  18. 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.

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  19. Close places temporary just as you can with roads

    As roads can be closed between certain dates it will be great that we can also get this for places. For example when a place is going to close for temporary construction.

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  20. Events: additional tickbox "event needs push notification"

    Requesting push notifications for events through the editors' community still doesn't work very well and is not rewarding.

    Now contributors get a notification if their event was published by Waze staff but they get no notification about the event being reviewed at first. If Waze decided to not send a notification, the contributor doesn't get to know the reason, nor the information that the decision has been made!

    When I enter major events I -as a local member- often know that they have a high impact on traffic in the near area.

    I suggest adding a tickbox to clearly show…

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