USA/Southeast/City Field

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Use the following checklist step-by-step to determine whether the "City" field for a segment should contain a name or be marked as "None" in the states of Alabama, Georgia, and Florida

Note that the discussion that follows DOES NOT apply to "City" field determination for places.

Mailing Address for City field in Waze

NOTE: Mailing addresses alone are not a determining factor for filling in the City field; city limits are. For example, everyone who lives in Leon County has a "Tallahassee, FL" mailing address, but not everyone in Leon County lives within the incorporated city limits of Tallahassee. Most unincorporated county areas should have the City field checked as "None", unless they meet one of the following exceptions.

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Step 1 : Incorporated Municipality

Is the segment within a city on the list of legally incorporated municipalities? Click the appropriate state link below.

Is the city on one of the lists provided above?

YES: Step 1a

NO: Step 2

Step 1a - Verify City Limits

Check if your segment falls within the city limits by using the appropriate state's mapping resources below

Is the segment Within the City Limits?


NO: Step 2

Step 2 - Census Designated Place (CDP)

Click the image below for the state you are researching and scroll to the bottom. The list of places includes all Incorporated Cities and all Census Designated Places. You will find CDP after each Census Designated Place. DO NOT assume these boundaries are correct for Incorporated Cities as they may be out of date.

Is the CDP listed on the appropriate state's list? If not, is it located here? (Look here before answering no)

YES: Step 2a

NO: Step 3

Step 2a: Determine Geographic Boundaries

The geographic boundaries of CDP's can be viewed in PDF form by selecting the appropriate State, then selecting the correct county on the next page at US Census Bureau 2010 Census Tracts(Places). Alternatively, an overlay of the boundaries can be created for use in WME. One acceptable method for creating this overlay is by following the presentation Overlay CDP's on WME by t0cableguy. The PDF's or the shapefiles provided by the website are the ONLY approved source for CDP boundaries.

US Census Bureau Reference Maps

US Census Bureau 2010 Census Tracts(Places)

Is the segment within the Census Designated Place selected in Step 2, according to the files listed in Step 2a?


NO: Step 3

STEP 3 - County Property Appraiser

If you look up a parcel for the segment using the appropriate Property Appraiser's website does it list the target name as a valid address?

YES: Step 3a

NO: Step 4

Step 3a: Determine boundaries of target name Try to determine the boundaries for use of that target name by checking subsequent parcels in the area or checking county GIS sites for your state provided below.

Is the Target Name listed in one of these resources for the parcels surrounding the segment?

YES: Target Name

NO: Step 4

STEP 4 - Indian Reservations / Government Installations

Is the segment / place located on an Indian Reservation or Government Installation?

YES: Consult

NO: Step 5

STEP 5 - Other Place of Significance.

There are many other Census Designated Places and points of interest throughout the Southeast Regsion, but many are small. Does your target location have a major cultural significance (e.g. tourist attraction, county seat, travel milestone (e.g. Yeehaw Junction))?

YES: Consult

NO: No City

Options for City Name Field

Incorporated City Name

Segment is within an incorporated municipality's city limits. Use the name in the city field for the segment. City Name Here.png

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Census Designated Place(CDP)

Segment is within a Census Designated Place's(CDP) boundary. Please Use this CDP in the city field. CDP Name Here.png

NOTE: If this name is an incorporated municipality and the segment is outside its legal limits do not use it as the city name.

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Use Target Name in City Field

Segment is listed in appraisers maps as the city name for multiple parcels. Please Use this target name in the city field. Target Name Here.png

NOTE: If this name is an incorporated municipality and the segment is outside its legal limits do not use it as the city name.
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Consult Regional Managment
Listing the name of the reservation or installation in the City field may be appropriate. If you believe it may be beneficial to map, consult a State Manager or Regional Coordinator for more guidance.

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No City

Segment is not within any of the possible city name options. Please check None for the city field. These aren't the droid's you're looking for.
City None.png

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The following flow-chart outlines the discussion from above:

Southeast City Field Flow Chart.png