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Welcome to this part of the wiki dedicated to the edition of the Waze Map in Albania. Here you will find specific informations on editing in Albania by WME (Waze Map Editor). The slogans that govern each editor's action are :

"Utility, Simplicity, Preservation of the map"

Make sure your editions are useful to the community, keep them as simple as possible, and do not delete map elements already present.

If you encounter difficulties

First reflex : I take a look on the wiki

You are in the right place ! It is indeed here, on this Albanian wiki that you must first seek the solution. The information here is the guidelines that each editor in Albania must follow to ensure consistent mapping.

Do not spontaneously follow the instructions that you will find in other languages or countries on this wiki, as the editing guidelines are country-specific and the foreign usage is not necessarily valid in Albania.


Every edit must be made "In City".

The only exceptions are :

  • Edit of Freeways (Axx) and ramps, which have to be "No City" even if they cross a city.
  • Edit of the roads SHxx (State roads), which have to be "No City" ; example : SH61 in Tiranë :

Principal naming :  SH61, Tiranë - TIRANË 
Nevertheless, when they cross a city, we write the name of the city ; example :
Principal naming :  SH61, Tiranë - TIRANË 
And if the street has a name, we add an Alternative name :
Alternate naming :  Bulevardi Zhan D'Ark, Tiranë - TIRANË 

Naming cities and Municipalities

As in France, there is no "empty areas", it means that every territories of every "Municipalities" (equivalent to the states) adjoin each other. Each portion of a road is attached to at least one municipality , and in theory each segment must own a city name in principal naming (except cases previously mentioned). The 61 Municipalities of Albania are already created in Waze, so if you type Mallakastër in the research area of WME, you'll obtain at least one result.

If you create a city or a big village, you have to know to which Municipality it belongs. If in doubt, it is advisable to consult other more experienced editors or CMs who can easily find out from reliable sources.

For Albania, Waze not owning a "District", "State" or "Municipality" field, the name of the Municipality is part of city's name, with the following syntax : City - MUNICIPALITY .  Ballsh - MALLAKASTËR    Tiranë - TIRANË    Fushë Krujë - KRUJË  

Syntax of the names

All names of streets, cities, or Municipalities, will be written in Albanian, not in their anglicized form.

Names of cities
  • Between the name of the city and that of the Municipality, we will put a space followed by a dash followed by a new space, always.

 Tiranë - TIRANË  OK.png

 Durrës - DURRËS OK.png

 Vlorë-VLORË NOK.png

  • The name of the Municipalitywill be entirely in capital letters, respecting the cedilla and the umlaut of characters Ç and Ë.

 Shtyllë - KORÇË OK.png

 Shtylle - KORCE NOK.png

  • No dashes inside the names of cities or municipalities.

 Koman - VAU I DEJËS OK.png

  Koman - VAU-I-DEJËS NOK.png

Names of roads

All the words except the articles must start with a capital letter, including numbers if they are written in letters.

Classification and Locks

  • All the freeways (Axx) are classified as Freeways and locked level 5 manually. Ramps are locked level 5 manually.
  • SH1 to SH9 are classified as Major Highway.
  • SH10 and more, are classified as Minor Highway.
  • All the Major Highways are locked level 4 manually.
  • All the Minor Highways are locked level 3 manually.
  • All the Primary and streets are locked level 1 manually.
When creating a road, make sure to lock it manually, and to check the box "Unpaved" if the basemap clearly allows this judgement.
The type "4x4 trail" must not be used.

Speed Limit

Until further notice, speed limits in Albania are not used (filled) for reasons of reliability.