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  1. Have the possibility to select BUS icon in LG

    The request is very simple.
    In WME when setting LG having the option to mark one lane as BUS (not with any direction or routing options behind it)
    During Navigation display the arrows and BUS when Lane Guidance is shown.

    Example: Left Straight Straight Right one lane is bus
    Shown as: Left Straight BUS Right during LG in waze

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  2. Split Place

    After the succes of the Merge Places feature I would like to add a request to Split Places.

    There are instances where wazers add a photo to a place that is not related to that place, but something nearby. At this moment we don't have a choice but to reject the photo. I would like an opportunity to use it to create a new place.

    By: GerardterBeke
    Link to original suggestion: https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1525&t=293181

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  3. 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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  4. A place with an expiration date

    I would like to suggest adding an expiration date to a place. When the expiration data is reached the place deletes it self from the map. This option is good for places such as events like weddings, parties, sports tournament etc..
    Today, many such places which their event date passed exist on the map and nobody remembers to delete them and the map gets loaded.
    The expiration date default would be of course - No expiration so that new places would not be deleted.
    Such an option is already implemented in Map comments.

    By: reuvenirony
    Link to original suggestion: https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1525&t=276125

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  5. Types of electronic toll

    As you know, if you plan a route through highways containing segments with the option “electronic toll” enabled, a time penalty will be added to the final estimated time of route. (3 minutes for each electronic toll, right?)

    Here in Portugal we have 2 different types of electronic toll:

    -> Type 1 - You need to reduce speed (Electronic reader) or stop (Manual ticket) to cross the toll.
    -> Type 2 - You don’t need to reduce speed or stop to cross the toll.

    So there should be a time penalty on type 1 but not on type 2, but…

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  6. Ambulance & Rescue Categories

    Add an "ambulance service" category covering paid and volunteer ambulance companies that don't provide firefighting services.

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  7. Add postal codes/ZIP codes to Waze address editor

    When a Waze app user searches for an address added using the Waze Map Editor, it does not show the postal code. But with Google addresses, the postal code is shown. Please add postal codes to the WME.

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  8. Temporary downgrade of own editor level

    I’d like to suggest in the WME a switch (perhaps in the user control panel) for downgrading the own editor level.

    For example:
    If I’m a level 5 Editor, but only want to edit simple streets which are only on level 1, i can switch my own editor level to something lower than 5 for this action. This would prevent myself for accidental editing more important street e.g. highways.
    Compare this with an account in the IT… Even if I am an administrator… I shouldn’t be logged in always as an admin but just as a normal user with rights…

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  9. New Description for Retirement/Nursing Homes

    When editing the map and adding/editing places, it would be helpful if we could have a category for Nursing/Retirement Homes and Senior Centers. The number of seniors continues to grow, and having this category available would be a nice addition.

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  10. Apply alternative name to all selected segments of the street

    Today, if an alternative name is only assigned to some segments of a street, and you select also segments of the street without the alternative name, there is no indication of such status and no way to apply the alternative name to all segments. Please add such indication and action.

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  11. Replace ':' and '>' by a direction field

    Hi guys,

    The idea would be to replace the ':' or '>' instructions present on segments by a direction field that
    would not display on the segment name but would allow to construct the guidance instructions.

    This would allow to properly manage the direction signs in the city without having this kind a street : "Street Chip: Dale area" and easily managed the directions in roundabouts, etc.

    Thanks for your feedback.

    by Ardillon42
    Link to original suggestion: https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1525&t=287620

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    Hey!
    Thank you for this suggestion.

    We are currently working on a road shields feature for the WME, and we believe this suggestion will be addressed as part of this development.

    We will update accordingly.

    Hezi

  12. Hide Name Checkbox

    In an effort to reduce clutter, and provide more information to the user, it would be nice to be able suppress display of the name of certain objects on the map. Parking lot areas, drive through lanes, private community roads, etc. could all benefit from this kind of feature.
    The end result could be something like "Turn right into Costco Customer Parking" without a bunch of segments that are visibly named like that in the client.

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  13. Seasonal Roads

    In almost every climate, there is some time of seasonal weather condition that closes roads at least temporarily during a season.

    For example, in the winter, some municipalities will not plow certain roads where the roads are not servicing any addresses. These roads are legally open, but may not be passable by most vehicles except during periods of melt or the end of the season melt. In other areas, seasonal rains or snowmelt mean that dirt roads are impassible to most vehicles several days at a time due to mud, but are usable in drier spells during that season. Because…

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  14. Creating an traffic event from a RTC automatically

    Waze wants more traffic events additional to the RTC in order to benefit from the metadata.
    Adding a larger amount of traffic events as before needs exceptionally more time and effort.

    1. First, visiting the event tab and creating an event with name, duration etc.
    2. Adding the respective RTCs with again entering name and duration. 3.Again, going to the event tab and submitting the event.

    This is too much work to keep up in general.

    So solve this, I suggest the possibility to create an event from the closures tab automatically using the already submitted closure name and duration (as an…

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  15. Improve editor and driver effectiveness by reconfiguring "Map issue" and "closure" app buttons

    Many drivers report temporary closures as map issues instead. This is very frustrating for us map editors! Temporary closures are extremely hard to diagnose, and often a waste of time to try, because many closures are already over by the time we see the reports. The fact that Waze under Apple CarPlay does not even provide access to the “Closure” feature has made the situation worse.

    Please reconfigure the app's reporting tree to make closures more intuitive. I suggest renaming "Map issue" to "Route issue" (in English, something similar in other languages). This is how drivers already seem to perceive…

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  16. Event with more than one other language

    At the moment it is only possible to enter an englisch and optional one other language name for an WME Event.
    Can this limit be increased for optional up to 4 or 5 names (including the englisch language)?

    That would be a gread addition for events that have official names for more than two languages, espiaclly in regions where boarders with more than one country or countrys which have multiple languages.

    As example for boarder regions:
    Belgium/Germany/Netherland
    Austria/Switzerland/Germany
    Austria/Hungary/Slovakia/Czech Republic

    As example for countrys with more than one local language:
    Luxemburg (2 languages + englisch)
    Switzerland (4 languages are spoken)…

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  17. Ability to reorder or select primary picture

    Allow the editor to select the primary picture shown in the app that best represents the location for the driver. Another option is to allow drag and drop ordering of all the pictures available in order of precedence.

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  18. Manual input for zoom level

    With all the new zoom levels being planned, clicking the +/- to go up/down in zoom gets very tiring. This suggestion is to add a "Manual" number input field between the + and - to

    a) display the zoom level (instead of using a tooltip) - disadvantage of tooltip is you have to hover your cursor over the zoom control

    b) allow you to manually input the number you want the zoom to jump to. For example, you are at zoom level 20. You want to get to zoom level 12. Instead of clicking - 8 times, you type "12"…

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  19. Easier way for cutting a segment

    There are a lot of occasions where the properties of a road (eg speed) changes within the same segment. Currently the only way to cut segments is to add a road with a junction on the spot where one wants to split the original segment and immediately remove the added road.
    This is rather cumbersome/overkill and could lead into incorrect data.
    Other map reporting tools have a segment split option within a simple right hand mouse click and it would be nice if a more simple way would be available in WME too.

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  20. 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…

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