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Information related to using Waze in the State of Maine.

Cities and Towns

There are 721 Cities and Towns in the state. See Maine/Cities and Towns for proper naming information.

Major Roads

See Road names/USA, Road types/USA and Maine/Roads by type

Interstate 95 - (Portions Toll) From Kittery to Houlton (303.20mi)
Interstate 195 - From I-95 Exit 36 to SR 5 in Saco (2.41 mi)
Interstate 295 - From I-95 Exit 44 (Scarborough) to I-95 Exit 103 (West Gardiner) (53.11mi)
Interstate 395 - From US 2/SR 100 in Bangor to US 1A in Bangor (4.99mi)
Interstate 495 - (Toll Highway) From I-95 Exit 52 in Portland to US 1 in Falmouth (3.70mi)

Landmarks

Landmarks in Maine should follow the guidelines from the state of Connecticut until the national standards are complete.


Major Construction Projects

See the Maine forum for a list of long term road closures and changes to traffic flow that impact the Waze Map.


Road types

Locking roads

In Maine we have a set minimum standard for locking roads based on segment type. Any road of a certain segment type must be locked at least to the rank (level) in the chart below. Roads may be locked higher for protection and special situations (areas with construction, tricky design, frequent mistakes, imaging inaccuracies, and the like), but should not be locked lower.

A great time to implement these locks is while bringing the road types of an area into compliance with the current US road type standards (FC and highway systems). Lock the roads based on type after they've been set to current US road type standards.

Maine Minimum Locking Rank Standard
Segment Type Statewide
 Freeway  5
 Ramp  Highest rank of connected segments
 Major Highway  3
 Minor Highway  3
 Primary Street  1 (Auto)
 Street  1 (Auto)
 |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-| Railroad |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|  2
 • • • • Ferry • • • •   5
 Private Road  1 (Auto)

Note: Do Not Mass Edit just to update locks to these standards, these can adjusted as you find while editing other aspects of the segments such as FC, speed limits, naming, etc.

Some segments still warrant higher locks and care should be taken when setting segment lock to these standards to look for and protect these special setups with higher locks. Some examples; segments which are part of BDP, U-turn prevention, or using micro-doglegs, or other complex intersection setups.

National guidance

Alleys

  • Alleys should always be mapped if they have a name.
  • Alleys should always be mapped if they are the sole access to a home or business.
  • Alleys should always be set to "Private"
  • Alleys are normally mapped if they are acknowledged by the municipality.

If an alley does not meet the above criteria, mapping is optional. Leave the name field blank.

Non-Drivable Roads

Generally, if a path can't be driven on (e.g. Walking Trail, Pedestrian Boardwalk, Stairway, Railroad, Runway/Taxiway) then it not normally mapped. If it is mapped, it should not be connected to any roads. This is due to the way the routing engine works, as Waze will route users to drive on these "Non-Drivable" road types.

It is permitted to map Railroads since some users run Waze while on the train and contributing false data to the system. This false data has been known to effect drivers on adjacent roads. Railroads should be level -5 and locked at the highest level of the editor.

Time Restricted Turns

There is beta testing for setting Time Based Restricted turns in WME. Watch for announcements in the forum on this feature

Speed / Red Light Cameras

Both Speed and Red Light Cameras are not legal in the State of Maine.

Speed Cameras

Not legal in the State of Maine

Red Light Cameras

Not legal in the State of Maine

Other Camera Types

These are cameras or signs that either provide driver feedback or are used for traffic control. These devices CAN NOT issue tickets and should not be mapped.

How to Identify Cameras.

To Do List

Want to help out with the map in Maine? Check out the Maine/To do. (May be out of date.)

Mapping Resources

xxxx Reference Information


Forum

USA section of Waze Forum

Maine section of Waze Forum


Area Managers

Username Area Managed Comments Forum PM
Level 6 Country Managers
orbitc Region 8 New England Regional Coordinator Rank 6 PM
Level 5 Country Managers (Maine Based)
Level 4 Area Managers
Level 3 Area Managers
wx4wtf Southern Maine Area **PM to contact** PM

If you are an Area Manager that covers the State of Maine, or a USA Country Manager that does a lot of work in Maine, please add yourself to this list (alphabetical by username).