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  1. 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…

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  2. 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.

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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.

    81 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.

    72 votes
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  5. 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…

    68 votes
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  6. 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!

    54 votes
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  7. Particular and recurring restrictions

    Sometimes I faced uncommon recurring restrictions to be applied on a segment, for example:
    - every first sunday of every month;
    - every third thursday of even months;
    - every last saturday of every month.

    There is NO WAY to do it automatically in WME, because the editor is unable to know which is the first occurrence of sunday every month and so on, meaning I have to edit those restrictions manually, and I will for sure forget about them.

    Developing a built-in tool for these particular cases could be globally very useful.

    49 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?

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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…

    36 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.

    33 votes
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  11. 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

    28 votes
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  12. 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.

    25 votes
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  13. 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.

    24 votes
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  14. Draw City Boundaries More Accurately

    Currently City Boundary layers are not drawn precisely, which can result in the wrong city name being displayed to users in the app. I continue to get URs on this regularly in my area.
    This issue seems to be seen commonly when cities are divided by an undulating river. Users should not be shown that they are in a city that they are not in. The system to "draw" the city layer should rely on more data points to draw a more accurate city layer. I will attach screenshots to show this more clearly.

    https://www.waze.com/en-US/editor?env=usa&lon=-122.59338&lat=49.19848&zoom=2

    https://imgur.com/V9kFFp4
    Incorrect city "Maple Ridge"…

    21 votes
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  15. 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.

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  16. Allow moving nodes inside Junction Boxes

    Junction Boxes currently prevent moving the location of nodes inside them, which means that geometry edits often need JBs to be deleted and recreated.

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  17. custom alerts

    I would like to be able to place custom warnings in WME that come through to the app.

    problem:
    - certain tunnels see a lot of truckers or camper vans getting jammed because they are too large to enter.
    - school area's getting dangerous when people who do not know the area are routed through due to a traffic jam somewhere else.

    Idea:
    I imagine this like placing a speedcam in WME but then beeing able to fill in a message (with a set maximum of characters).
    We could use those to put warnings in problematic areas, and these can…

    16 votes
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  18. Navigate to place point by address

    As we've added more parking lot roads to shopping centers wazers have become accustomed to being directed to a specific store when they search by name. As a result, they are reporting navigation errors when navigating by address results in a stop point on the road in front of the stopping center. This is particularly bad when the route has to circle around the shopping center to reach the house number.

    To work around this, we've taken to adding both a PP and a RPP when a store in a shopping center has a unique address.

    It would be great…

    14 votes
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  19. Facilitate the addition/editing of rivers, lakes and water cover

    Drawing large rivers on the map, for example, is torture. Although there are scripts that "help" the task, Waze should add its own feature to add water covers, instead of the place editors as it is today.

    My suggestion is that each type of water cover has its own type of editor. For example, to draw a river, the editor draws a line that follows the direction of the river and chooses the width, Waze then fills in smoothly, that is, with several "dots".

    Another suggestion is the possibility of connecting aquatic elements, such as connecting the river to a…

    13 votes
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  20. Add keyboard shortcuts for setting a voice prompt override when a turn is selected

    Please allow setting the turn override with a keyboard shortcut, when the turn popup is shown.

    Define a set of shortcuts for all possible values (or at least for the main common ones, continue, turn left, turn right, u-turn)
    You can show them on the dropdown, so that people know what key to use.
    Example: https://ibb.co/hHZsXtM

    This would save a lot of clicks (and would more likely prevent mistakes of setting the opposite direction) in particular when setting them over roundabouts.

    10 votes
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