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Google's terms of use means that Waze cannot use their aerial images to update Waze maps{{SelectionBar}}{{Mbox|type=neweditor|text=New editors, please first [[Waze_Map_Editor/Welcome|visit our WME Welcome page]]. Those terms of use also apply to }}This page is the key starting point for any user or editor of the Waze maps and database. Users cannot use Google's aerial images Ensure that you read through the entire page to edit best prepare you for the Waze maps. In some jurisdictions many bits of information needed to make you may be able to use them as a reference (like looking at a good map in a mapbook), but not as an overlay as with the Greasemonkey script Googzeeditor.Using any source of external copyright information, such as Google Aerial imagery, puts People who edit the Waze maps under danger map without fully understanding many of being forced to revert all changes done to the map in your area / countrythese elements can do more harm than good with their edits.If any user were you cannot find an answer to do such a thingyour question somewhere in the Wiki, it would taint all the work that person did on the maps and Waze would need to reverse out all those edits. There could also be other adverse effects. Waze has already had sure to remove all post a question in the maps for Chile, and other South American countries because the source of the map data was not properly licensed (not the result of any Waze action)[http://www.So do not use Googze as a way of applying Google's aerial images as a replacement for Waze's licensed images when doing map editingwaze.Users may negotiate with officials in their country for access to aerial images that com/forum/ Waze can use. The user must Forums] where many experienced Wazers will be careful not happy to give the impression that they are acting on behalf of Wazeprovide an answer. But as an interested citizen any user can speak with local authority, in a local language, Just be sure you did your best to explain search for the benefits to their country answer in making aerial images freely available as a public good.Note that external copyright information does not include any source of information that is provided by Waze through the internal tools of the online editor or application. Also any information developed independently by a user being physically present at a site is acceptable to add to the map as long as it is provided without copyrightWiki here.
  ==The Road MapsHistory == The Waze map was started in many countries by importing publicly available road data. This data was fairly accurate in geometry, but could be datedout of date. It also did not include some details vital for a navigation system such as permitted travel direction, and distinctions between driveable drivable roads and non-driveable drivable ways, such as railroads and canals. The imported maps also did not indicate if a junction or bridge was present where roads crossed. Waze defaulted to a junction in all cases, and even though turn restrictions may show as being in place at these junctions, all turns are actually allowed if the segments have never been edited. This set of data was enough to get started, but definitely needed updating and maintenance.
This is where two key aspects of the Waze system come into play:
# The web-based map editing tools for Waze users to edit maps of their neighborhoods, cities or other places with which they are familiar.
# The collecting of GPS data from Waze users to modify the maps to set road direction and turning permissions at intersections.
#The web-based map editing tools for Waze users to edit maps of their neighborhoods, cities or other places with which they are familiar.#The collecting of GPS data from Waze users to modify the maps to set road direction and turning permissions at intersections. Some countries had no data available for their road systems, so the maps for these countries must be built from the ground up by Waze users. The maps are created in the web editor using roads recorded in the Waze client and the stored GPS tracks of all Waze users superimposed over available aerial photography.  == The Map Editor == Waze is currently using its second generation map editing interface (covered in this article). Known as the '''Waze Map Editor''' (or WME for short), it is the default editor for Waze since September 19, 2011. This editor interface was functionally upgraded on November 2, 2014 which added UI changes to Place Update moderation, ability to jump to another nearby Place Update Request to quickly moderate multiple requests in proximity to each other, additional saving error meaningful messages, and removal of the ability to use the Service Road type. There are currently [[Banks of Servers|three different server farms]] managing the maps of the world. Be sure to select the appropriate server when making edits to a particular part of the world. You can use the same username on all servers, but your editing points are managed separately by each server. Also the maps are not synchronized between the servers, so for example if you went to the North America server to modify parts of Europe, the different server supporting Wazers in Europe would not see your changes.  == Map Editing Quick-start Guide == Learning the best map editing techniques for proper navigation and appearance takes some time and practice, but it can be a fun and rewarding experience too. You can be proud that you are improving the experience for all Waze users. The details in later sections of this page are important for you to learn, but for simple edits, there is a [[Map Editing Quick-start Guide]] to get you going quickly. It is very important that all editors take time to read all the documentation found in the [[editing manual]] to ensure the Waze map remains complete, accurate, and able to fully and properly route users.  == Accessing the Waze Map Editor (WME) == === Basics === The Waze Map Editor is currently officially supported on the Chrome browser only. It may or may not work on other browsers, but there is currently no official support for issues that might arise. You can access the map editing page directly using a single URL: [http://www.waze.com/editor http://www.waze.com/editor]. Use the menu at the top-right corner of the screen to select between US & Canada, Israel, and World server infrastructures. If you are at the [http://www.waze.com Waze homepage]: #From the Waze homepage select the Login link at the top-right corner of the screen.#Click on "Live Map" in the main navigation header.#Click on "EDIT THE MAP" When have you successfully arrived at the Waze Map Editor, you are presented with a large splash screen full of information, possible actions, and a place to enter your Waze username and password. [[File:Wme login splash screen.png|center|Wme login splash screen.png]] <br/>Once logged in, your screen should look something like this: [[File:Wme sample post login.jpg|700px|Wme sample post login.jpg]] === Best Map Editing Practices === When editing the Waze maps, please be sure to first review this page and also follow the [[Best map editing practice]].
=== Additional Details ===
==The Map Editors==Waze currently uses two different map editing interfaces:* '''Waze Map Editor''' (Using the WME) is the default editor for Waze since September 19, 2011. This editor interface is internally code-named "Papyrus"you can add, and was functionally upgraded on April 9edit, 2012. There are currently three different servers managing the maps of the world. Be sure to log into the appropriate server when making edits to a particular part of the world. You can use the same username on all servers, but or delete nearly any object within your editing points are managed separately by each server.** For maps covering North America, Canada and parts of Northern Mexico, use [https://www[#Editable_Area|editable area]].waze.com/editor/ https://If a road segment is '''wwwlocked'''.waze.com/editor/]** For maps covering all other countries excluding Israelby a user with a higher editing rank than you, the road, intersection, use [httpsor turn permissions connected to that road segment cannot be altered unless you chose one of the following://world.waze.com/editor/ https://'''world'''.waze.com/editor/]
* '''Cartouche''' is the original editor used prior to the new Waze Map Editor. It is still available until all necessary functions are replicated in Waze Map Editor. The Cartouche editor is sometimes referred to as "old Cartouche," and as with the new editor, there are currently three different servers managing the maps of the world. Be sure to log into the appropriate server when making edits Place a request to a particular part of the world. You can use the same username on all servers, but your editing points are managed separately by each server.** For maps covering North America, Canada and some of Northern Mexico, use [httpshttp://www.waze.com/cartouche_old/ https:/forum/'''www'''.wazeviewtopic.com/cartouche_oldphp?t=46319 Update/Unlock Request forums] to unlock that segment by giving them a [[Waze Map Editor#Permalink|permalink]]with the segment or segments highlighted and a country manager may unlock it for you.** For maps covering all other countries excluding Israel, use Send a Private Message (PM) to the previous editor using the [httpshttp://worldwww.waze.com/cartouche_oldforum/ https://'''world'''ucp.php?i=pm&folder=inbox Forum PM functionality].wazeAs of the August 12, 2012 update, Area Managers are no longer able to override segments locked by higher-rank editors.com/cartouche_old/]
When editing <br/>Be sure to check out the Waze maps, please follow the [[best map editing practice]]. You should also be aware of [[Known_issues#Waze_Map_Editor|known Waze Map Editor issues or missing featuresEditing Tips and Hints]] page for some shortcuts for logging in to the map editor and [[Known_issues#Cartouche_.28Map_Editing.29|bugs and quirks with Cartouche]]other great pieces of information to enhance your map editing.
Using either editor, you can add, edit, or delete nearly any object within your [[#Editable Area|editable area]]. If a road segment is '''locked''' by a user with a higher editing level than you, the road, intersection, or turn permissions connected to that road segment cannot be altered unless you chose one of the following:
* Place a request to the [https://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=199 Update Request forums] to unlock that segment by giving them a [[Map_Editing#Permalink|permalink]] with the segment or segments highlighted and a country manager will unlock it for you.
* If you are an [[Area Manager]] of an area which contains that road segment, then you can override the lock from the higher level user.
==Editable Area==
Your editable area consists of:
* A 1-mile radius of any location you have driven with Waze running in the past 3 to 4 months.
* Areas in which you have requested to be an [[Area Manager]].
== Practice Mode ==
==[[File:Wme practice mode sidebar.png|left|Wme practice mode sidebar.png]] The Waze Map Editing Quick-start Guide==Learning Editor has a Practice mode in which you can perform nearly every action available when logged into the best Editor, except that you cannot save any changes. In order to save changes, you must log in. Practice mode is helpful to and should be used by users who are new to map editing techniques for proper navigation in Waze. The editor, while in Practice mode, has icons/buttons and links on the left sidebar area shown here to the left. There is a significant amount of information organized in the wiki. In fact, nearly every question about Waze has already been asked, and appearance takes some is in the wiki. That's why it's been created: to answer your questions. If you are a new editor, take time to read the [[editing manual]] and practiceuse the editor in Practice mode, practicing the functions you would if you were logged in, but it can be without the worry of permanently messing something up. {{clear}} Here's some things to test out in Practice Mode: *Add, delete, update segments.*Rename a segment, change its direction, road type.*Connect segments to other segments*Try changing turn restrictions. Restrict all turns on a junction. See how changing a fun and rewarding experience toosegment direction affects turn arrows. You can be proud that *Build a roundabout*Add a park landmark*Build an overpass*Delete extra junctions*Add an alternate name to a segment When you are improving ready to log in and try it for real, use the experience for all Waze usersLog in link found on the bottom Practice Mode bar: [[File:Wme practice mode bottom bar.png|center|Wme practice mode bottom bar. The details png]] {{clear}} == Editable Area == In play mode (not logged in later sections ), all areas of this page the map are important editable, though you can't save them. Once you have practiced all the functionality, go ahead and log in and try it for you real. {{:Editable area}}  == Map Editing Basics == The Waze Map Editor editor was designed to learnbe used without much documentation, but this list will give the quick basics for simple editsdrawing a new road, there is a [[Map Editing Quick-start Guideroundabout]] to get you going quickly., or landmark
#Click the item you want to create under the drawing button
#*[[File:DrawRoads.jpg|30px]] Roads
#**For a road, click to start drawing, click to add a geometry [[Node]] as you follow a path, and double-click (or shift-click) to end drawing
#**For a roundabout, click at the center of the roundabout and move the mouse to size it. Click to create it. Note there must be roads leading into the roundabout first.
#*[[File:DrawPlace.jpg|30px]] Places
#**For a point place (formerly known as a point of interest), click the correct location to create the point.
#**For an area place (formerly known as a landmark), click to start the landmark and click as you follow the outline of the area. Double-click to end drawing.
#For each object, there are details you need to enter before saving, such as the city, street name, direction and level, or landmark type for landmarks.
#Click the Save button
==Accessing the Waze Map Editor (WME)==The Waze Map Editor editor You can also modify or delete existing map objects. You do this by selecting an object, then modifying its geometry, location or properties. What is currently officially supported possible with each object depends on the Chrome browser onlytype of object. It may or may not work on other browsers, but there The [[Editing manual]] is currently no official support for issues that might arisewhere you will find all the details necessary to understand all the editor functionality.
You can access the map editing page directly using the links above in == Permalink ==[[Map Editing (new Editor)#The Map EditorsFile:Wme permalink highlight.jpg|The Map Editorsleft]] section, or you can reach it from the Waze homepage as follows:* For North American editors (USA, Canada, and some of Northern Mexico), login from http:/{{/www.waze.com* For the rest of the world (excluding Israel), login from http://world.waze.comPermalink}}
# From <br/>'''{{Red|Tip:}}''' You can change the Waze homepage select the Login display name of a link at the top-right corner of the screen.# Select "Live Map" in the main navigation header.# Select "Update Map" located just above forums by using the map viewer.following format:
Once logged in, your screen should look something like this::[url=URL LINK]YOUR TEXT HERE[/url]
== Settings ==[[ImageFile:Papyrus sample post loginJust tabs settings.png|600pxthumbnail|300px]]<small>This feature is new {{As of|January 2015|lc=y}}</small><br/>To access user-preference settings in WME, click the "Settings" tab in the left pane. Options include:* '''Draw new roads as two-way''' - determines whether any new road segments you draw start as two-way or one-way* '''Draw new roads with all turns allowed''' - when new roads are drawn with a connection to a junction, the junction can have all "turns" to or from the new segment allowed or disallowed*'''Select only on empty selection''' - affects editor behavior when you select an object (road segment, junction, or place) when there is already an object(s) selected** If not checked, then clicking on an object will automatically deselect any other objects already selected. This may cause accidental deselection** If checked, you are prevented from selecting a new object if there is anything already selected. Note that multi-select mode allows you to select additional segments when segment(s) are already selected; use the control key for momentary multi-select, or press the M keyboard shortcut to toggle multi-select mode on/off. Also note that clicking an empty spot can still cause deselection.*'''Enable fullscreen mode''' - when checked, more screen space is given to the map (removes the menu header from the top of the page). Keyboard shortcut {{key press|Shift|F}} toggles this setting.*'''Units''' - Choose between Imperial (feet/miles) or Metric (meters/kilometers)
For the sake of efficiency, you may also wish to bookmark the link directly to the map editor:* https://www.waze.com/editor/ for North America* https://world.waze.com/editor/ for all other countries== Keyboard Shortcuts ==
Be sure to check out the [[Map Editing Tips and Hints]] page for some {{:Keyboard shortcuts for logging in to the map editor and other great pieces of information to enhance your map editing.}}
==Map Editing BasicsUpdate Timing ==The Waze Map Editor editor was designed to be used without much documentation, but this list will give the quick basics for drawing a new road, roundabout, or landmark# Click the item you want to create under the big + button#* For a road, click to start drawing, click to add a geometry [[node]] as you follow a path, and double-click (or shift-click) to end drawing#* For a roundabout, click at the center of the [[roundabout]] and move the mouse to size it. Click to create it. Note there must be roads leading into the roundabout first.#* For a landmark, or POI (Point of Interest), click to start the landmark and click as you follow the outline of the area. Double-click to end drawing.# For each object, there are details you need to enter before saving, such as the city, street name, direction and level, or landmark type for landmarks.# Click the Save button
You can also modify or delete existing map objects. You Edits made in the online editors do this by selecting an object, then modifying its geometry, location or properties. What is possible with each object depends not appear on the type of objectLive Map nor client immediately. The [[Map_Editing_%28new_Editor%29#Editing_Manual|Editing Manual]] is where you will find all Waze servers typically update the details necessary client and Live Map every 24 hours, but at times delays could cause this to understand all the editor functionalitybe multiple days between updates.
==Permalink==Please see the [[Image:Permalink.pngTimeline of updating process]]page for more detail on the various processes Waze runs and the expected update timing.
In the Waze Map Editor, a permalink is a URL used to take you or someone else directly to a specific map location. It stores and encodes the latitude, longitude, zoom level, visible layers, and any objects such as roads, junctions, or landmarks which are selected at the time the permalink is recorded.
To create a permalink to your current map editor view, first set the zoom level and select any road segments or junctions you want to point out to the user who will view the permalink. You can right-click the '''Permalink''' hyperlink at the lower right corner of the browser screen (see image). That will bring up the option to copy the URL into your computer clipboard. == Editing Manual ==
Alternately you can left-click the hyperlink to reload ''See the [[Editing manual]] page which updates the URL at the top of the browser window which you can highlight and copy. With this method, be sure to first save any unsaved changes because this operation of the Permalink button will reload the browser window and lose any unsaved changes.''
If you notice the road layer does not match the Bing aerial layer, you can press the Permalink button to regenerate the screen and clear up the misalignment. If instead you use the browser ''reload'' option the map will move to the location of the last time you pressed the Permalink button.
The last permalink is saved with your user profile. When you restart the browser and go to the Waze Map Editor, it will automatically take you to the last permalink you recorded.== Style Guides ==
==Keyboard Shortcuts==For simplicity and accuracy, all keyboard shortcuts The Style Guides are now kept important for understanding the nuances of road network design in a single location in the [[Map Editing Quick-start Guide#Keyboard Shortcuts|Map Editing-quick Start Guide]]Waze. You can also press the '''?''' key from the editor screen Please take time to see read, and reference them in the shortcuts as future when you come upon a quick onscreen referencetricky intersection.
*[[Junction Style Guide]]
*[[Limited Access Interchange Style Guide]]
==Map Update Timing==
Edits made in the online editors do not appear on the LiveMap nor client immediately. Waze has a long-term goal of 24hr update processing, but that isn't happening yet. Please see the [[Timeline of updating process]] page for more detail on the various processes Waze runs and expected update timing.
==Editing ManualUsing External sources (such as Google Imagery) ==* [[Map Editing Quick-start Guide]]* [[Best map editing practice]]* [[Map Editing Tips and Hints]]* [[Map Editor Interface and Controls]]* [[Map Legend]]* [[How to label and name roads]]* [[Update Requests in Waze Map Editor]]* [[Map Problems in Waze Map Editor]]* [[Creating and Editing street segments]]* [[Fixing junctions and intersections]]* [[Fixing "smudged" cities]]* [[Creating and Editing a roundabout]]* [[Creating and Editing a landmark]]* [[Overpasses, Underpasses and Bridges]]* [[Updating the map]]* [[Editing ranks]]* [[How to handle road closures]] due to long-term construction, natural disasters, etc* [[How to add ferries]] (TO DO)* [[How to add tunnels]] (TO DO)* [[How to add a new road to an existing junction]]* [[Naming of roads crossing a dual carriage way]]* [[Editing more than one road]]* [[Warning on possible lack of accuracy in aerial images]]* [[Carpool, HOV, Transit lanes]]* [[Automatic map updates and the locking of roads]]* [http://bit.ly/saGRdE Error reporting] - a form by Waze to report on Waze Map Editor performance issues* [http://bit.ly/vQlGJT Outdated Aerials] - a form to report locations where the current aerial imagery is out of date
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==Using External sources (such as Google Imagery)=={{Template[[Category:External sources}}Waze Map Editor|Waze_Map_Editor]]
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