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  1. Accept and reject individual suggestions in PUR

    Problem summary:

    The workflow for place update requests (PUR) is clunky and confusing. We can reject or approve only - yet two or three of the five suggestions might be useful while the others not. After clicking on a PUR for the first time, it is also unclear what is new, changed or deleted.

    User story:

    I clicked on a PUR pending changes for an existing venue and this is what was displayed:

    https://i.imgur.com/CWTE6Jl.png

    • It is not apparent what the proposed changes are. I do not know if everything listed is new, changed (e.g. typo fixed) or a proposed deletion.
    308 votes
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  2. Allow Junction Boxes and Paths to exist together

    When editing, there are many times that you need to restrict a turn that would require the use of a Junction Box (JB) to accomplish. The issue is that if a different route, that does not fit in the JB, needs to have Paths set up, we have to choose one or the other.

    We need the ability to set Paths through a JB

    174 votes
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  3. Place Hours: Sunrise to Sunset

    When adding Places, especially outdoor places (such as parks, playgrounds, beaches, etc), there are often posted hours saying the Place is open only sunrise to sunset, or conversely that the Place is closed sunset to sunrise. Unfortunately, the existing Place hours interface doesn't allow for these kinds of hours, only HH:mm times. As sunrise and sunset times change constantly, and in some places drastically due to orbital motion of the earth and time changes due to daylight savings times, it is impractical to estimate open/closing times using HH:mm formats.

    It would be beneficial to both app users and map editors…

    171 votes
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  4. Manage closures in the Issue Tracker menu

    Live closures are one of the most important contributions that editors can make to the Waze map
    The functionality of viewing past closures on the map has recently been added, which adds complexity to the view.
    This suggestion involves managing closures from the Issue Tracker, allowing you to filter those that have been completed, those that are about to expire, or those within a period of time; or by zones in the same way as the UR, PUR or MP
    I guess this sug includes this one: https://waze.uservoice.com/forums/59225-map-editor-suggestions/suggestions/47514620-show-only-active-closures and this one https://waze.uservoice.com/forums/59225-map-editor-suggestions/suggestions/45584869-move-closures-history-to-the-closures-tab

    153 votes
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  5. Allow forcing a closure to expire (instead of deleting the closure)

    The WME shows now the status of all recently finished and all active closures. A deleted closure will not be visible anymore.
    For that reason, we prefer to "finish" closures instead of deleting them.
    It would be nice to have an option in the context menu of closures, to make the closure expire, by setting its end moment to now.

    105 votes
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  6. "Sharp" Turn Instruction

    Create a "sharp" turn instruction. Similar to "keep" instructions being an angle <44 degrees, a sharp turn instruction could be one greater than 135 degrees but less than 170 (which would be u-turn). Other apps already have this instruction and it would greatly complement lane guidance visuals that use the sharp left/right turn symbol. Alternatively, it could be provided only as a TIO for use only where the community finds appropriate.

    102 votes
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  7. 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.

    100 votes
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  8. Move GPS layer below segments layer

    A way to move the GPS layer below segments layer allowing easier checking segment directions / selecting / adjusting based on GPS layer. Like WME Fix UI Memorial script dues it but native to WME :)

    99 votes
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  9. 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!

    97 votes
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  10. 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…

    92 votes
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  11. Move Previous Build Button

    The small bar with tile build information moves and sometimes covers elements as different parts of WME are accessed. With the exception of my phone in landscape orientation, there seems to be an excessive amount of extra space on the tile bar. My suggestion is to move it to the tile bar on the left, near the settings button.

    90 votes
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  12. Incorporate Place Interface Enhancements Script RPP Editing Options

    The Place Interface Enhancements ("PIE") Script provided an easy way to add RPP's by offering to auto-populate the 'street name' field with values from the nearest street. Optionally, one could have it ignore the checking for the street name from nearby PLRs and PRs:

    (Options):
    - Use street name from closest segment
    - Use city name from closest segment
    - When the primary is "No city" look for an alt city
    - Ignore PLRs & unnamed PR when using closest segment's name and city

    The script stopped working after an update to WME earlier this year. It would be an…

    90 votes
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  13. Show Entry Point Name changes in POI history and PUR

    I noticed that Changes to the name of Entry Points of places won't show up in the POI history, it simply says "Updated Entry Points".

    This also affects PURs, since you don't know what the Wazer/Editor is suggesting until you accept it.
    I reckon those requests mostly get declined since there's no visible change.

    My suggestion is to add those name changes to the history and PURs.

    87 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…

    77 votes
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  15. Show only active closures

    In the layers menu, under closures, there should be an "Only active" option. When this is enabled, only active closures will be shown in the WME. This would make the WME look "cleaner" and uncluttered.

    69 votes
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  16. 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

    68 votes
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  17. Add map comments to the "All issues" section

    It would be great to have all map comments in one place, and the all issues sections seems perfect for this. Include some filters like comment type (point, area), comment expiration date, comment creator (me, other), etc.

    64 votes
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  18. Reopen Update Request

    A key could be added, available for a certain period of time from the closing of the UR (e.g. 1d, 6h, 30min), to be able to reopen it and change its status, it is useful when a UR is closed by mistake (if the key is displayed for a few minutes after closing) or if the user replies or adds details after closing (if viewed for a few hours after closing)
    The button could only be made visible to those who commented on that issue first or otherwise participated in the conversation.

    63 votes
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  19. Invert PUR Filter by type

    With the latest release of WME, we can now filter place update requests (PURs) by type. There should be an option to invert the filter. By doing this, I can select one type of PUR and show everything except that type.

    58 votes
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  20. Ability to select long stretches of road

    A feature that would allow defining a start and an end point and which would automatically select the road between them would be very helpful. There is somtimes a need to select a length of road in the tens or even hundreds of kilometres. (The alt-click trick doesn't work for such long distances.)

    Two use case examples:

    1) RTC on long stretch of highway

    There have been several highway closures due to winter storms recently. Selecting the entire road to be closed requires lots of panning and selecting individual segments, which is very time-consuming.

    2) Making changes to long stretches…

    56 votes
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