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==The relation between the satellite view and map==
Starting editors often tend to draw the map exactly like the satellite view shows. However, the Waze map should be as simple as possible, in a way that yield the best navigation instructions, with a clear and simple map on screen. This implies that sometimes roads or parts of roads are even
NOT drawn, or drawn differently from the satellite view. In addition, the satellite view may be outdated or doesn´t show everything. For example, a road in a forest is probably not visible on the satellite view. Thus, use the satellite view as a source, not as a goal to copy. In case the road is mapped differently, please consult the previous editor or the area manager.<br />
[[File:TryingTooHard.png|thumb|left|320px|'''Roads added according to Satellite View.''' ]]
[[File:TryingTooHard_fixed.jpg|thumb|right|320px|'''Waze Map:''' A single segment yields a simple and clear routing, that is easy to maintain.]]
===Pedestrian boardwalks and cycle paths===
In general both Pedestrian boardwalks and cycle paths should not be added to the map of Waze, because Waze should only be used by motorvehicles. There are some exceptions and they are explained
in [ https://wiki.waze.com/wiki/Benelux_Beginner_Guide#Walking_Trails_.2F_Pedestrian_Boardwalks Wiki non-drivable roads]. One of the exceptions is when a non-drivable roads are addeding a value as a landmark. In that case the PB is set to driving direction unknown and not connected to any drivalble road. In the Benelux Walking trails are not used for walking path , but for public transport , like train rails.
Also parking lots should be drawn as simple as possible with the aim at good navigation instructions. There is
not value added to draw every lane on a parking lot and with the inaccruarcy of GPS Waze probably does not know on which lane you are exactly, resulting in wrong instructions. Roads on parking lots have no name, excepts when the road has a housenumber of an official address that can not be linked to regular street.
[[File:WME_ParkingLot_excessiveroads.PNG|left|thumb|330px|<span style="color:#FF0000">To much detail</span>]]
[[File:WME_ParkingLot_corrects.PNG|right|thumb|310px|<span style="color:#008000">Much better</span>]]
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==Splitting up roads==
Splitting roads into two single segment for both lanes should only be done when it is needed for navigion. The fact that a road is physically splitted, is not a
reasons. With Junction arrows you can make sure that physically impossible turns are restricted. Splitting (or unsplitting) an existing road should only be done after consulting with the area or region manager. Be aware that unsplitting a road takes about the same effort as splitting it.
==Update request (UR)==
Officially, nobody ´owns´ a UR. However, if another editor is already handling the problem, don't close or take over without consulting this editor. If the editor does not react withing two weeks after the initial response, you may close it as "Not identified".<br />
=Starting editors: what they can do and what not=