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==Road Naming==
'''NOTE''': we are in the process of revising the names as they appear in WME. In the near future we may be able to display alternate names for each segment / road, and choose which one of these is the 'common' name. <br/>This is also true for road shield generation which is partially broken so shields may or may not be displayed in your area. 
If you are not sure about changing the name of a road, it is best to ask in the forum or wait until the changes described above are implemented.
'''IMPORTANT! Due to upgrades in the client, some naming conventions have changed. The altered conventions will be marked with a bolded *NEW*.''' These changes have now been finalized. Thank you for your cooperation.
<blockquote>'''NOTE:''' All roads in our base maps came with the names as defined in the US TIGER dataset. <br/> 
However, you might notice a few problems with the original road names:
Some of the names are not the 'common' names (usually, waze will display the 'name' of the hwy while most people know this hwy by its number) <br/>On other examples, the same highway will have a different name on each side (for example, US Hwy 101 going North, and Bayshore Fwy going South).<br/>Some roads actually have two 'common' names (for example, the NJ Turnpike is also I-95 and both are relevant names), but currently we can only display one name per road.<br/>
On other examples, the same highway will have a different name on each side (for example, US Hwy 101 going North, and Bayshore Fwy going South). Some roads actually have two 'common' names (for example, the NJ Turnpike is also I-95 and both are relevant names), but currently we can only display one name per road. For all these issues, we ask that you currently leave the situation as is. We are working on a few fixes, that will automate the proper naming and also allow multiple names for each segments (with a 'Primary' name as the one being displayed, but other names that bring up the same search results).</blockquote>
===Concurrent names===
===United States Numbered Highways [[Image:US 20.svg.png|30px]]===
The naming of highways is, of course, somewhat more complex than that of normal roads. Therefore, conventions must be followed to assure consistency throughout the map.
Certain formatting guidelines must be followed to ensure that highway shields are shown in the Live Map and in the client. Note that currently shield generation is not currently operating at 100%, so some areas do not have the shields on all roads.
; US Highways
: Federal highways should be denoted as follows. Note that the trailing N, S, E, W cardinal direction indicator is used for numbered highways and interstates which are split into two 1-way segments, [[Best_map_editing_practice#When_.28Not.29_to_Split_a_Two-Way_Road|per the guidelines]].
: Each state may use a longer or shorter naming format. See the [[Road_naming_by_state|road naming by state]] table for specific formatting of each state.
 
: Long Names
:: '''US Hwy 61 S''' for U.S. Highway 61, Southbound
:: '''US Hwy 90 W''' for U.S. Highway 425, Westbound
:: '''US Hwy 199 Spur''' for U.S. Highway 199 Spur
:Short Names:{{Red|: Use the '''US-xxx''' format instead of '''NOTE:US Hwy xxx''' In Californiaformat, Florida, Louisianabut keep the same cardinal, Mississippibusiness, Nevada, and New York, use the US-xx formatetc. Washington is considering this format extensions as welldescribed above.}}
: Refer Also refer to the [[#Concurrent_names|concurrent names]] section when the highway passes through a city or town that also has a local name for the road.
===State Highways [[Image:State Hwy Sign 35.svg.png|30px]] [[Image:South_Carolina_170.svg.png|38px]] [[Image:Florida_60.svg.png|30px]] [[Image:Louisiana 3234.svg.png|30px]] [[Image:Alabama_5.svg.png|30px]] [[Image:MT-sec-326.svg.png|30px]] [[Image:North_Dakota_23.svg.png|30px]]===
: The Live Map will parse "State Rte xx" and "State Hwy yyy" and show a sign badge. However, as different states have different naming conventions (and different shields), this is not optimal for ramps. Local naming conventions are preferred for ramps and exits; this will be discussed below. Consistency within each state is key. '''*NEW*'''
: The same note for U.S. Highways above applies for state highways. LA-308 in Golden Meadow should have "E Main St" as its primary name since that is the name used in addresses of houses and businesses along the highway.
: State routes may also be split if it [[Best_map_editing_practice#When_.28Not.29_to_Split_a_Two-Way_Road|meets the guidelines]]. Similar to interstates and US highways,  : Each state may use a longer or shorter naming format. See the [[Road_naming_by_state|road naming by state]] table for specific formatting of each state routes are named as follows. :Long Names
:: '''State Hwy 6''' for state route/highway 6
:: '''State Hwy 99W S''' for state route 99W, southbound
:: '''State Rte 96''' for state route 96
::{{Red|'''NOTE:''' In California, Florida, Mississippi, Nevada, and New York, use the SR-xxx format (Washington is also considering the SR format). In Louisiana, use the LA-xxx format.}}
: Short Names:: Use the '''SR-xxx''' (meaning State Route, but used for both routes and highways) format instead of '''State Rte xxx''' and '''State Hwy xxx''' format, but keep the same cardinal, business, etc. extensions as described above. ::{{Red|'''NOTE:''' In some states there are other formats used, e.g., in Louisiana, use the LA-xxx format. Refer to the [[Road_naming_by_state|road naming by state]] table for specific formatting of each state.}} : Also refer to the [[#Concurrent_names|concurrent names]] section when the highway passes through a city or town that also has a local name for the road.
===County Highways / County Roads [[Image:Baldwin County Route 64 AL.svg.png|35px]] [[Image:St Louis County Route 7 MN.svg.png|35px]]===
Another standard in use (which is longer, but you may see) is 'County Hwy XX'.
States which Many states have adopted the short format '''CR- xxx''' instead of the longer format: [[California|CA]], [[To_Do_-_New_York|NY]], [[Nevada|NV]] [[Wisconsin|WI]] States which are considering . See the CR- format: [[WashingtonRoad_naming_by_state|WAroad naming by state]]table for specific formatting of each state.
: Refer Also refer to the [[#Concurrent_names|concurrent names]] section when the highway passes through a city or town that also has a local name for the road.
===Exit ramps and Entrance ramps (on-ramps)===
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