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

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The Waze Communities Team.


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  1. Directly edit water layer

    The water layer should be editable.

    The water layer import is outdated and frequently lakes and ponds are drawn where roads and houses now exist.

    We can add hacks to WME to suppress the display of these water features in the Waze app but this is not ideal.

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    3 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi all, 


    Unfortunately this isn't possible at the moment. Many thanks for the suggestion, and we'll update if and when the status changes for this. 


    Best, 

    Waze Communities Team

  2. Show Lane Guidance for all editors

    Show Lane Guidance (LG) for all editors regardless of level.
    Today there is a limit to handle LG. In my country the limit is set to a higher value than my level. At present we lowlevel-editors cannot see the current LG and therefore we are not able to propose a adjustment of a existing LG nor propose a new.

    117 votes
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    Not right now  ·  16 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Automatically send UR reminders and mark as 'not identified' if no reply

    User Reports (URs) come in by the truckload. Despite a message from an investigating editor, only 10% of URs will receive a reply. This represents a significant amount of time by editors, particularly senior editors managing large areas, to the manual handling of individual URs. Since 90% of the URs result in the same process, help us streamline and automated it so we can focus our valuable time on productive investigations and edits that will value add to Waze.

    I propose an additional tick box under "Follow conversation" that says along the lines "Auto reminder and mark as not identified."

    109 votes
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    8 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for this suggestion.

    At the moment this solution won’t be implemented. Yet, the dev team will look at the issue presented here to try and find another solution for it.

    Thanks

  4. Map Comments

    In Map Comments there is an expiration to remove the MC. I would really like to see a notification or email for a known date that would happen in the future, for instance a new business opening or visa versa, construction that is going to happen, etc. Many editors have just had to add to an external calendar event to get a reminder

    80 votes
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    1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    This is a great idea, and could fit into a larger solution we are looking into for more dynamic reminders in the WME. We've made a note to include this in the larger project, and will circle back when relevant. 

  5. Edit Toll Prices in the WME

    The procedure to edit toll prices is complex and only certain users per community can edit those prices.

    Toll prices should be editable directly in the WME to avoid a complex process.

    61 votes
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    2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hey!

    Thank you for this great suggestion.
    This was also raised in the past and we understand the importance of it. With that being said, for the time being this is not planned, as it is a complex project which will need a lot of resources which are invested in a higher priority WME tasks.

    Thank you
    Hezi

  6. Make the error for Junction Boxes issues more intuitive

    Currently when you try to add something that is not allowed due to a junction box located on the segment somewhere (at times it could be several miles away and not visible), you get a very generic error that just says "Saving Error: Operation not supported"

    It would be more useful for the error message to say something along the lines of "Saving Error: Junction box connected to one of the segments being changed"

    47 votes
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    Not right now  ·  2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Simulator to test editions

    Sometimes when we make changes to the map, we need to wait for it to update to see if it had the desired effect.
    It would be nice to have some type of simulation in the WME and thus be able to avoid various changes until the expected result is obtained.
    Because of COVID, many editors have not been able to check if the changes we made had the impact we wanted, so we had to wait for a report that warns us of the error or not.

    39 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hey,

    Thank you for the suggestion.
    At the moment we won’t be moving forward with it as adding an additional environment will need to create major change in our tile build mechanism , and our heuristics which is not planned at the moment.

    Hezi

  8. Show conflict choice option on deleting junction node

    (Copied over from https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1525&t=229014)

    If you try to delete unneeded junction node, but it can't be deleted due to a conflicting option between then, at the moment you need to inspect each segment to see what the differences are. This is especially frustrating when there may be a hidden speed limit set on a one way segment.

    Can a dialog box pop up on deletion of a junction node if there is a conflict to allow the editor to select one of the conflicting settings for the newly joined segment?

    OR

    Create an error message saying the junction node…

    29 votes
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    1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hey,
    Thank you for this suggestion!

    At the moment we are not going to move forward with this suggestion, as it is not aligned with our road maps and plans for JB. more info will be shared in the near future.

  9. The fact that all segments entering a Junction Box are 'locked' is a real pain. Why not do a little 'behind the curtain magic'.

    Here is how I suggest you do this: when any segment entering a JB is 'touched' in a way that would currently cause a 'flag' to warn the user that the segment is locked, WME would instead 'take a quick snapshot' of everything involved in the JB and save that information.
    A pseudo picture of the JB would be created where every segment entering the JB would be 'cut' where it crosses the boarder line of the JB.
    The portion of each segment within the JB would retain the current segment # and other information as appropriate. The portion of…

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    1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Improvements to Junction Boxes are not currently planned as they do not fit our roadmap or current plans for JBs. We will update the community with news about JBs in the near future.

  10. 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

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    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi all, 


    Our team has determined that this can be solved through the TTS instruction override. Please coordinate with your community's Localization volunteers to enact any changes. 

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