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Tools, Scripts, and Extensions

There are many tools developed by fellow editors which facilitate editing. Tools for keeping track of things, viewing information in an easy way, or adding extra functionality to WME. Note that with every update of WME, scripts and other tools might be broken and it may need time for the developers to adapt them to the latest code.

This page describes a selection of the tools, scripts and extensions that might come handy when you start using extra tools. Note that you should have a basic understanding of WME first so to understand the influence of a tool. The advice is to make yourself acquainted with one addition at a time, to comprehend the working well.

Extensions

Extensions are pieces of program that adds functionality to WME via your browser.

Tampermonkey

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Most used script manager. It catalogs and automatically runs the installed scripts on pages where it is designed for. It's a necessity if you start working with scripts.

  • Available for Chrome, Edge, Safari, Firefox, Opera
  • Download

Toolbox

Tool Box

This script adds many features like highlight of level-locked segments, highlights of segments with house numbers, selection of segments or places using filters, measuring road length or places surface, copy segment attributes, delete expired restrictions, PermaLink creation without layers, and many many more. Since 2015, the permissions to use the individual tools can be set per country.

  • Developer: originally written by OyyoDams. Further developed and maintained by a group: AlexN-114, BellHouse, davielde, doctorkb, dummyd2, giovanni-cortinovis and Sebiseba.
  • Install for Chrome or Firefox
  • Discussion on the forum in English and in French. Make sure to look for the thread with the latest version.
  • WME Toolbox Country Settings.
  • More info on Global Wiki with a description of all the features. Although outdated, it has some nice pictures with explanations.

Scripts

Scripts are additional programs that changes or add features to the original WME. Best use them with Chrome. Firefox will also work, upgrading to newer version may be necessary. To use scripts, you need to install a script managing program such as Tampermonkey.

Below is a list of rather generic scripts that eases editing. Specific scripts are described on the page about the specific subject. Script developers provide a sheet with an overview of all current scripts with download links.

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Open Maps

Adds an overlay with available data from other allowed resources to the editor, such as the cadastre data (GRB, Gipod).

In the menu left, click the tab with the map symbol to display the available maps.

ClickSaver

Starting out as a replacement for the Lock dropdown box in the menu, it now saves even more clicks and scrolling in the menu while editing.

Fix UI

Improves the Users Interface and provides other enhancements to improve the editing experience for editors, particularly those working on smaller screens.

Image Overlays

Adds an overlay in which you can display local images onto the map as background. This makes it possible to accurately draw roads that aren't available yet on satellite imagery with just a picture or screenshot.

A related script is WME Geometries which can load a geometry file (e.g., KML, WKT, GPX) and overlay it in the WME.

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Junction Angle Info

Shows the corners at junctions, with a handy indicator of the probable turn-instructions.

  • Developer: Originally created by by milkboy. Further developed by several editors, amongst them AlanOfTheBerg, tkr85, berestovskyy, FZ69617, wlodek76. Currently maintained by seb-d59.
  • Install
  • Discussion on the forum

Magic

Highlight map problems that can be detected by code, and suggests a solution. Highlights and possible solutions can be specified by country.

Send to Slack

Sending requests for (down)Locks, Closures & openings, and Validation of changes directly from WME to Slack.

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Speed helper

Eases the input of speed limits.

Street View Availability

Whenever you drag the Street View marker in the map editor, blue lines indicating where Street View imagery is light up. Also the month at which the imagery is shown.

Tab Manager

WMEBR Filter for PURs

Filter for PURs that you can handle based on your level. To be used with the Problems Report Tool

Overview of current scripts

  • The Waze devs (all fellow editors volunteering, thank you!) keep a Scripts Inventory of all current scripts with download links.
  • Many Waze user scripts are published on Greasy Fork. To see the most recent updated ones on top, use this sorted list. Of course, you can also search a specific script directly using the the top right search field.

Further reading

Other tools

Polygon creator/reader

Create bordered areas as "wicket" polygons (WKT format, not to confuse with "wicked")

Problems Report Tool - WMEBR

Gives a clear overview with direct links to URs, MPs, PURs, Closures, Alerts, and Comments.

Handy addition might be the WMEBR filter for PURS.

Personal Dashboard

  • Your personal statistics can be found in your account settings, by clicking on your profile icon in the top right of the WME menu bar, or use this direct link: waze.com/dashboard.
  • Another informative page with your recent edits and more is on www.waze.com/user/editor/<your name>.

BeLux Dashboard Reports

A community-led initiative to monitor various data sources for open tasks and issues

Current events

An overview of the current events that are added to Waze

Partnerships

Waze Belux cooperates with several organisations to enhance data and navigation. Examples are Wegstatus, Tripservice, Fluxology, Scelta-Mobility. Will be elaborated.



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