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  1. Additional camera types, with names and TTS defined by community

    July 2020, Waze has three camera types: speed, red light, dummy. It is clear talking to different community leaders that the requirements for specific cameras vary from country to country. Thus, we are asking for the ability to add new camera types per country, with the ability to input into text to speech (TTS), and on/off toggle alert in the app. These could be provided by form, similar to new gas station brands, etc. by a country's leadership.

    Alternatively, collect a list of camera types from the communities to create a long list, and allow countries to turn them on/off…

    180 votes
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  2. Internal editor Notes on User Reports

    Give editors the ability to enter Notes onto User Reports without these going to the reporters themselves.

    This will allow us to leave messages for other map editors without the reporter being notified, for example, Please leave open - due to a Waze developer investigation, Please leave open for a pending site survey, etc.

    It may also give us the ability to for to use for an internal conversation about the report that the reporter doesn't need to know about.

    Yes, I know we have Map Comments, but having the ability to do this directly on the report would make…

    164 votes
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  3. TR Closure mechanism

    It may be difficult to implement, but a Time-Based-Turn-Closure would be really helpful during construction works. How many times are you obliged to UNKISS segments because crossing through the roadworks is not allowed? So like a closure mechanism but then on node TR.

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  4. Add closures to new segments

    It would be really great if we could add closures to segments just after creating them. Currently that's not possible. In this case, once the segments are built into the map, the closures would be added to them automatically

    Why?

    Sometimes city administrations make few changes in the traffic by creating new roads. The problem is that most of the times (at least where I live) we don't know exactly when those roads will be released. In addition, map build may delay.

    So, as soon as we know a new road will be built, we can create it on WME…

    113 votes
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  5. Improve the GPS points layer

    To branch off the discussion from the WME release topic:

    RichardPyne כתב:
    I would find GPS points much more useful if they were color coded by age rather than direction. Th arrows provide useful direction, but in areas where traffic patterns are changing due to construction, knowing the age of the trace would be far more useful.

    dchary2418 כתב:
    It could help if the GPS traces were the same original color, but shaded darker for older data.

    Glodenox כתב:
    I'd be all for somehow showing the age of the GPS points. Especially the more recent data seems of interest to…

    101 votes
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  6. Add manual lock level to Junction Boxes

    Currently, Junction Boxes do not have a controllable lock level. From the look of it, the lock level displayed is the minimum level for the country that can edit a JB. For example, in the UK only L5+ editors can edit JBs, so all JBs show auto(5) in WME.

    With various changes that HQ are making into WME and the app, it seems to me that they expect a massive increase in JBs over time. U-turn prevention, junction modification for Falcon are just some of the things for which the answer often seems to be "use a JB".

    I'm not…

    78 votes
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  7. Keep previous history for merged/split segments

    Hello!

    I think it would be very helpful if segment history included data from previous "iterations" of that segment, when a segment was created by merge or split.

    Right now, the history starts anew any time there is a new segment ID, but I would imagine it should be fairly trivial to develop a backend mechanism that, any time a segment is split or merged, merges the history of the previous segment ID into the new segment's history.

    This is useful not only diagnostically but also to catch cheaters on the map, who today can split and merge segments at…

    73 votes
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  8. Separate layer for natural features

    To make it lighter to load the map in WME, it would be great to have all natural features in a separate layer under places to be turned on/off. Notably:
    - Canal
    - Island
    - Sea / Lake / Pool
    - Dam
    - Dessert
    - Forest / Grove
    - Rivers / Stream
    - Natural features
    - Swamp / Marsh

    These rarely get URs in any case. It will make it easier and faster to navigate the map, looking for URs.

    71 votes
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  9. Subscribe to segment

    It may be nice for us to be able to "subscribe" to a segment ID, not sure if it should be rank locked or not.

    Basically, add a check box on a segments panel to subscribe to changes of the segment.

    When subscribed to a segment, if a change is made to a segment the subscriber gets an email notification that their segment has had changes (and of course provide a PL)

    Among other possible uses, it could be used to get notification if someone makes a change to a segment that is part of the Toll Price feature.

    by…

    70 votes
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  10. Close the turns

    Now we can only close the segments, but it would be really useful to be able to close only the turns.
    In many cases, for example, when there are road works at an intersection or roundabout, you can turn in one direction but not in another.
    In these cases for the moment, we can not do anything, at most we can insert a restriction on the turns but obviously with all the limitations of the case.
    They are not in real time and are not visible on the map.
    The ability to close nodes recently arrived on the WME does…

    63 votes
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  11. combine Lane guidance segments

    With the newly implemented Lane guidance we see new problems rising up.
    In belgium, beeing densly populated, we somtimes have several entry's or exits of the highway following up on each other very closely.
    sometimes even as close as 20-50 meters.

    I would like to have a sort of junction box type of tool to combine 2 lange guidance segments.

    for example:
    2 highway exits within 50 meters. I want the Lane guidance before the first exit to allready show in what lane I have to stay if I have to take the 2nd exit.

    It's kind of hard to…

    59 votes
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  12. Improve RPP editing when it conflicts with HN layer

    When adding or editing RPP, if there is a conflict with the HN layer (i.e. too far), then the WME issues an error that prevents you from saving your edit. Thus, you cannot add or update this RPP.

    To resolve the issue you need to perform the following steps:
    1. Update/Remove the address in HN layer
    2. Wait for next (successful) map build
    3. Add the RPP

    This is an annoying procedure that should and can be avoided.

    The issue can be handled in one of the following ways:
    1. Verify the RPP against the most updated data either in…

    59 votes
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  13. 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!!!

    58 votes
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  14. [Segment Attribute Request] Treat 2 Way as Divided

    I would like to have the ability to draw a single 2-way segment but be able to mark it as divided so it does not say you have arrived until on correct side of road. Sometimes you may have a segment that may not really need to be divided into 2 One-Way segments but if you want routing to offer the correct directions you would have to divide the segments. In my picture below, the red line shows what Waze currently does (it says you have arrived as you pass the house) The green line shows what it should be…

    54 votes
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    Hey,

    This topic may not answered as part of the suggestion up until now, but it has been discussed multiple times across the relevant teams.

    We will keep on updating with any news

    Best,
    Hezi

  15. Restrictions feature (TBR): Limit access by editor level

    The restrictions tool used to be simpler a few years ago. Today it allows to setup not only time/days restrictions but also permits/passes, number of passengers, toll roads and more. With new options such as "allowed", "toll free" and "prohibited" it became confusing even for higher rank editors sometimes.

    I've lost count of how many times I checked editors that made 1-2 edits and that added a 24/24h 7/7d permanent restriction on what should be a simple "private road". Or even setup a freeway pass on a simple street.

    This tool has become extremely complex and powerful, especially since routing…

    51 votes
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  16. 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.

    44 votes
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  17. Limit name input in event mode

    Technically, the name of an MTE is limited to a specific length (number of chars).
    But nevertheless, I can type longer MTE names into the name field of a new MTE.

    Sometimes I have trial&error situations because of that. I simply have to test whether a name is still short enough by trying to save the name. If the name is too long, I get the error displayed that finally shows it.

    It would be way easier if the WME could directly stop the input when the maximum name length is reached.

    34 votes
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  18. [Request] Map Comments Expiration Notification

    When a Map Comment (MC) has been entered and is nearing its expiration (2 weeks in advance or 1 week in advance), notify and/or place a note in the Feed of the expiring MC.

    This would allow the editor to verify if the MC is still needed, extend it, and/or reconnect road segments where a long-term project may have warranted segment disconnects instead of long-term RTCs.

    If roads were disconnected and the project is nearing completion, this would allow the editor to reconnect the segments and then add RTCs so routing could occur immediately upon the completion of the project…

    31 votes
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  19. 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.

    30 votes
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  20. 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…

    29 votes
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