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  1. Remove the inert speed field from Red Light Cameras in WME

    As I was informed by staff today that the speed field in RLCs have no effect on the app behavior at all anymore. Furthermore any effects they did have were a bug. "We recently fixed a bug that was triggering the red light cameras' TTS based on the speed field added there. This behavior shouldn't be based on speed, so I highly suggest you create a suggestion on UserVoice for removing this field."
    Therefore i recommend removing the speed field from red light cameras entirely in WME. There is already a separate discussion and work being done on the possibility…

    122 votes
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  2. 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…

    91 votes
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  3. 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.

    69 votes
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  4. 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.

    69 votes
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  5. Time based speed limits

    Speed limits are not always a fixed ones. For example , roads around the schools have a speed limit of 30 kmph during the morning and evening hours. Whereas this limit is not valid for Sundays and during the rest of hours in a day.

    67 votes
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  6. 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…

    56 votes
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  7. "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.

    54 votes
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  8. "Historical" satellite imagery from Google Earth Pro

    Google Earth Pro has many versions of satellite images available. All versions are accessible from a "Historical imagery" slider, and more often than not several versions are more recent than what we see in Google Maps and WME. Albeit some areas might be cloudy/darker/less sharp, but that's ok because most are useable.

    Is it possible to get access to these Historical imagery in WME?

    39 votes
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  9. 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…

    32 votes
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  10. 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.

    30 votes
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  11. 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…

    25 votes
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  12. 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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  13. Closing URs that are no more in your editing area

    I can edit the area of a UR when I first answer it because it is in my edit area. But sometimes I do reach the expiry date of the editing area in the middle of working on this UR. Because of that, I can't even close the UR I started working on.
    It would be great if there will be an option to close a UR you started working on even if this UR is now outside of your editing area.

    21 votes
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  14. Update UR Categories the same as the App

    Would like to match app problem descriptions with those presented in WME URs.

    For example: UR's that come in for 'Wrong Driving Directions' (what the App says)
    Show in WME as 'Improper / Poor navigation instruction'

    Having that changed to 'Wrong Driving Directions' will help with editors looking at responses and what to select for a default/1st response to a user.

    21 votes
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  15. Allow sending Update Requests closing message when the map update succeeds

    Send the UR closing message to the user when the map really gets updated (contains all changes up to the UR "closing" time).

    Some things may get fixed immediately (by adding a closure or updating a place), most things require a map update. That means that we always have to write stuff like "in few days/after the next map update, the problem will be fixed".

    Maybe a third button like this:
    "Mark as Solved"
    "Solve on map update" <-
    "Mark as not identified"

    When the second button gets clicked a form opens when I can write a message to the…

    21 votes
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  16. Vocalize speed limit when speed limit changes.

    I realize Waze can show the speed limit on screen and alert when a user goes over the speed limit, but the app does not make any kind of auditory alert when there is a speed limit change (ex: “The speed limit is now 70 MPH”)

    Such an alert would be useful because if a driver could know that the speed limit has been, say, raised from 60 to 65, he or she can then drive faster sooner. It might otherwise take 5 or 10 minutes before the driver notices the speed limit was raised - by seeing this on…

    21 votes
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  17. 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…

    19 votes
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  18. Need options for Unit/Apt/Space/Suite/Building numbers on addresses and RPPs

    I am seeing more and more large apartment/condominium/business complexes with multiple buildings all sharing one street address, and am more frequently getting URs about incorrect addresses because of it. Note, that the designation need to be alphanumeric.

    19 votes
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  19. Increase the number of things that can be modified at country management level.

    For example each of the road types creation, could be limited to an editor of a certain level.
    Similarly, the walking tracks, railroads, cameras, etc.

    19 votes
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  20. Vitrual Lanes

    There are many places where Lanes go one or two junctions back (H junctions for example). The editor should allow to define lanes that are not limited to the turns at the end of this segment:
    Real example:
    We have 3 lanes. The left lane is loaded for 1 KM. In that 1 KM there are 4 junctions ( right turns allowed).

    It would be nice to be able to define 1 lane for Left turn, one for going Straight Ahead, and one for Straight Ahead or Right.And be able to do this for all 5 segments.

    By: Rill
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    18 votes
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