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'''MapRaid! Northern and Central Louisiana''' is scheduled to run for approximately 4 days from Saturday, March 7, 2015 through Wednesday, March 11. It is part of a wide-scale MapRaid known as [[MegaMapRaid]].
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## IMAGE OF RAID AREA ##[[Image:LA.png]]
== Welcome to Louisiana! ==
The group will be is divided into XX teams, one for each section, and two exclusive 10 teams; one to handle PURs, the other for the Waze provided problem sheet. Each team will have their own assigned senior editor (rank level 6, or 5) who will be able to edit anywhere in the Raid area, but will focus on their assigned section.
=== Raid Areas areas ===The MapRaid! is being divided up by into 10 teams. You can see The team areas are shown in the ## <!---- insert interactive google map link here ----> ## with all below; below the teams, and PUR areas drawn out ## <!---- inserted google map PUR here ----> ##are links to points within each team area.
==== Raid Groups ====
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==== PUR Areas Raid groups ====## IMAGE IF NEEDED ##[[File:LA_MMR.JPG|600px|]]{{clear}}[ Raid Area 1][ Raid Area 2][ Raid Area 3][ Raid Area 4][ Raid Area 5][ Raid Area 6][ Raid Area 7][ Raid Area 8][ Raid Area 9][ Raid Area 10]
== Mission ==
{{MapRaid Mission|area=Northern and Central Louisiana|DOT=state DOT's|compliancy=has been largely but not fully implemented|authority=local champ}}
Our primary mission will The following is a nonexhaustive list of edits that should be done in your area, in order of priority, from highest to fix the map! We want correct lowest:* Ensure proper connectivity, directionality, connectivity, and geometry on roads, especially in our cities numbering of Louisiana's U.S. and on our state highways. We also want ** Don't worry about the format of U.S. and state highway names, just make sure the number is right. {{Username|sketch}} will run a script at the end of the raid to handle URs correct the naming format on Louisiana's highways.* Ensure proper connectivity, directionality, naming, and PURsthe existence of other roads.** GIS, to validate existing PlacesStreet View, and aerials, among other things, are helpful here.** Be careful when deleting roads. Even if a road does not exist in Street View or GIS, that may not be enough reason to verify the delete it—consult your team leader or a local host. Only delete roads if they ''undoubtedly'' do not exist.* Add railroads. Many of them have not been added. Railroad names are usually available in [[#Highway maps|LaDOTD's Parish Maps]].* Add bridges on the mapall roads except freeways. See [[#Elevation]].* Add Parking Lot Roads at shopping centers and drive-thrus.* Add U turns where necessary. See [[#U turns]].
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== Local Hosts hosts ==
{{Username|sketch}} - Global Champ
'''Anything locked at 5 or 6?''' Please check with a local editor before making changes. Level 5 and 6 editors: consider keeping highlights active for level 5 and 6 locks.
'''Close Hard-to-find geometry nodes.''' We make extensive often use "doglegs" to force a "Turn" instruction, instead of the a "Stay" or "micro-doglegExit" techniqueinstruction, where on certain connectors and at certain intersections. This involves a geometry node is carefully placed, at full zoom, directly next to a junction node, in order to set the correct angle . You may need to create a desired Turn/Stay/Exit promptzoom in to see this geometry node. Please watch for these if you move any junction node, and be sure to recreate the same angle at the new location.
== Local Guidance guidance ==
=== Functional Classification Road types ===
In the United States, road types are determined by the intersection of Functional Classification (FC) and U.S. + State highway systems. You can read a detailed explanation at [[Road_types/USA]].
We observe the following minimum lock levels for Waze road types:
{{Locking Standard|title=Mature areas|Fwy=5|Ramp=5|MH=5|mH=3|PS=2|Street=1|title2=Non-mature areas|Fwy2=5|Ramp2=5|MH2=5|mH2=1|PS2=1|Street2=1}}
### LATER ###Note that Freeways, Ramps, and Major Highways should be locked to these levels statewide; Minor Highways and Primary Streets should only be locked in mature areas of the map.
Note also that these are minimums and, for protection, certain segments may be at higher lock levels. If you find a road locked to a higher level than its minimum, please leave it locked no lower than that level when you have finished editing.
=== Place editing Elevation ===
Places from both editors and trusted users have become Louisiana uses a major issue. Misspelled names, incorrect categories, missing addresses (EVERY business place should have an address!!), incorrect locations, and mismatched photos are all over the map. Use the powerful Place Browser (link below) and the information on the [[California/Places | '''Place editingreal elevation''']] page method to set road elevations. This method sometimes requires the use of extra segments. This has the benefit of an enhanced look in the Live Map, and, more importantly, makes it easier to get these places correctedclose a bridge or tunnel without affecting traffic to nearby homes and businesses.
Don't worry about elevations on freeways, as that is mostly aesthetic and will be handled by Louisiana''Gas Stations'''<br>All gas stations in Louisiana have already been edited s resident champs. If you come across a bridge, however, on a non-freeway, please cut the segment to create a segment for the bridge and locked raise the elevation of the bridge segment to 4 with parking lot roads1. Do '''not''' delete parking lot roads in gas stations!!!
If you find any problems with a gas station, contact a local host[[File:LABridge.png|550px|center|border]]
===Complex intersectionsPlace editing ===
There are many complicated intersections in Los Angeles which should not be edited without consulting Places from both editors and trusted users have become a local senior editor, even if the presence of URs seems to indicate problemsmajor issue. Some of these intersections have been carefully refined to achieve the best Waze performanceMisspelled names, which can involve years of testingincorrect categories, adjustmentmissing addresses (EVERY business place should have an address!!), and experimentation. Others are incorrect locations which are currently under construction, and daily changes to mismatched photos are all over the map. Use the physical roads cause Wazers to report problems which will no longer exist by powerful Place Browser (link below) and the time our edits could take effect. We have done our best to lock information on the most important of these intersections to Rank 6. When dealing with URs at these locations, please keep in mind that few, if any, additional road changes are required. Again, please consult with a [[#Local Hosts | Local HostPlaces]] before making changespage to correct them.
=== Toll roads, HOV, etc. = Gas Stations ====All gas stations in Louisiana have already been edited and locked to 4 with parking lot roads. Do '''not''' delete parking lot roads in gas stations!!!
There are no toll roads or HOV lanes in the Raid areaIf you find any problems with a gas station, contact a local host.
=== Left turns at intersections without traffic signals ===
=== Construction ===
A number of construction projects are underway in the Raid area. Some of these involve road closures. If you learn of any road closures that have not been entered on the map, contact {{Username|sketch}}. See [,roadReports,weatherWarnings,ferryReports Louisiana DOT Traveler Information] for closure and construction information.
LINKS:=== U turns ===
[http[File://hbUturnOK.511lapng|400px|right|border]]Roads '''divided in fact ''but'' mapped as undivided in Waze''': Enable the U turns at every intersection where they are not specifically,roadReports,weatherWarnings,ferryReports Louisiana DOT Traveler Information]{{clear}}
=== [[File:Uturnundiv.png|400px|right|border]]Roads '''undivided in fact''': U turns ===may be enabled where the road is wide enough to enable the driver of a normal automobile to safely make a U turn '''and''' where U turns are not specifically disallowed.{{clear}}
[[File:Uturnseg.png|250px|right|border]]Roads '''divided in fact but mapped as undivided ''and'' in Waze''' (divided highways/dual carriageways): Enable If a divided roadway has a dedicated U turn segment in between the sides of the roadway (where the segment in the median connects only to the two sides of the roadway and nothing else), name the segment '''"U turns at every intersection where they are not specifically disallowedturn"'''. No hyphen, lowercase t. This is the rule in Louisiana.
Roads undivided in fact: U turns may The road type should be enabled where Street, unless the road U turn segment is wide enough to enable the driver part of a normal automobile to safely make a [[At-grade connectors#Median U turn '''and''' where intersection (MUTI)|median U turns are not specifically disallowedturn intersection]].{{clear}}
Roads divided in fact and in Waze (divided highways/dual carriageways)[[File:UturnPLR.png|250px|right|border]]Simple '''parking lot roads connected to two different major roads''': If a divided roadway has a dedicated For simple parking lot roads connected to two different major roads, as many gas station PLRs are, enable the U turn segment in between the sides turns at either end of the roadway (where the segment parking lot road. This will enable drivers in the median connects only near future to the two sides be sent out of the roadway and nothing else), name parking lot the segment '''"U turn"'''. No hyphenfaster way, lowercase t. This is rather than simply the rule in Louisianaway that Waze thinks they are facing.{{clear}}
=== Tiny area places at intersections ===
=== Parking lot roads ===
Parking Add parking lot roads are favored in Louisiana. Add parking lots for medium-to-large malls and shopping centers, all restaurant and bank drive-thrus, and anywhere that a Place is closer to the road behind it than to the road its parking lot connects to. Add parking lot roads in other parking lots where it would be helpful for routing.
=== UR & MP guidance ===
As Many of the LA MapRaid begins, the greater Los Angeles area has over 6,000 open Update Requests (URs) in northern and over 500 Map Problems (MPs); some of the URs central Louisiana are older than 300 days. Investigating and responding to these URs and MPs will be a primary objective of the MapRaid teamsquite old. ThereforeNevertheless, a [[California/Map_Raid_LA/UR_Guidance|UR Guidance]] page has been created it's still worth trying to help guide teams through the maze of MPs and URs.<br />
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=== Cameras ===
=== Highway maps ===
At the beginning of the raid, download the [ LaDOTD's Parish Maps] for all the parishes in your team's area. These maps are very helpful for verifying Louisiana's state highways and some other roads. Scroll down to To make this easier, ZIP files containing the Parish Mapsrelevant parish maps have been created for each group. An overview map showing all of Louisiana's parishes is available here: [ This raid takes place in pdf DOTD Districts 04, 05, 08, and 58, comprising the following parishesParishes]{| class="wikitable"|-! Team 1 !! Team 2 !! Team 3 !! Team 4 !! Team 5|-|Bossier<br>Caddo|Bienville<br>Bossier<br>Claiborne<br>Lincoln<br>Ouachita<br>Union<br>Webster|Morehouse<br>Ouachita<br>Richland<br>Union|Catahoula<br>East Carroll<br>Franklin<br>Madison<br>Morehouse<br>Richland<br>Tensas<br>West Carroll|Caldwell<br>Catahoula<br>Franklin<br>La Salle<br>Ouachita<br>Richland|-| [ Team 1 ZIP]| [ Team 2 ZIP]| [ Team 3 ZIP]| [ Team 4 ZIP]| [ Team 5 ZIP]|}
District 04: {| class="wikitable"|-! Team 6 !! Team 7 !! Team 8 !! Team 9 !! Team 10|-|Bienville, <br>Bossier, <br>Caddo, Claiborne, <br>De Soto, <br>Jackson<br>La Salle<br>Lincoln<br>Natchitoches<br>Ouachita<br>Red River, <br>Webster<br>District 05: East Carroll, Jackson, Lincoln, Madison, Morehouse, Ouachita, Richland, Union, West CarrollWinn|Bossier<br>Caddo<br>De Soto<br>Red River<br>Sabine|De Soto<br>District 08: Avoyelles, Grant, <br>La Salle<br>Natchitoches, <br>Rapides (partial), <br>Sabine, <br>Vernon, <br>WinnDistrict 58: Caldwell, |Allen<br>Beauregard<br>Evangeline<br>Rapides<br>Sabine<br>Vernon|Avoyelles<br>Catahoula, <br>Concordia, Franklin, <br>Evangeline<br>La Salle, Tensas<br>Pointe Coupee<br>Rapides<br>St. Landry<br>West Feliciana|-| [ Team 6 ZIP]| [ Team 7 ZIP]| [ Team 8 ZIP]| [ Team 9 ZIP]| [ Team 10 ZIP]|}
=== GIS and local maps ===
GIS and/or local maps are available for some of the areas covered by the Raid.{| class="wikitable"|-! GIS available !! GIS not available|-|
:[ Avoyelles Parish]
:[ Bienville Parish]
:[ Bossier Parish](incl. Bossier City):[ Caddo Parish]:Caldwell Parish – not found(incl. Shreveport)
:[ Catahoula Parish]
:[ Claiborne Parish]
:[ Concordia Parish]
:[ De Soto Parish]
:East Carroll Parish – not found
:Franklin Parish – not found
:Grant Parish – not found
:Jackson Parish – not found
:[ La Salle Parish]
:[ Lincoln Parish]
:Madison Parish – not found
:Morehouse Parish – not found
:Natchitoches Parish – [ login required]
:Ouachita Parish – not found
:[ Rapides Parish]
:[ Red River Parish]
:[ Sabine Parish]
:[ Tensas Parish]
|:Caldwell Parish:East Carroll Parish:Franklin Parish:Grant Parish:Jackson Parish:Madison Parish:Morehouse Parish:Natchitoches Parish – [ login required]:Ouachita Parish (incl. Monroe):Union Parish – not found:Vernon Parish – not found
:Webster Parish – [ login required]
:West Carroll Parish – not found:Winn Parish – not found == Communication ==Raid communication will take place in the Slack channel. In addition, there is a Waze Forum dedicated to the MapRaid [ here], where questions can be asked, and specific issues may be identified as the Raid progresses.|}
== Reference links ==
=== Recommended tools for MapRaid ===
* The [ # # OVERLAY SCRIPT?? # # ] is available on GreasyFork to indicate the Group areas on the map as you work. You will need TamperMonkey (Chrome) or GreaseMonkey (Firefox) to install and use this.
* [ UR Comments] - a tremendous time and labor saving tool with automation and integration with URO+, to help with working URs. Read the documentation.
* ## [ PLACE BROWSER?? ## ] - In combination with the Place Name Harmonization list, this is an invaluable tool for working on existing places. Be sure to click the About tab to get an overview of the tool.
* The [ WME Reference Sheet<sup><small><nowiki>[PDF]</nowiki></small></sup>] is a printable double-sided tri-fold quick reference guide to some of the common topics used in WME.
* [ Validator] is a script that validates a map area in Waze Map Editor, highlights issues and generates a very detailed report with wiki references and solutions.<br>
Download links:
* For Chrome browser please download the script at [ Chrome Web Store] * For Firefox browser please download the script at []''Note: for Greasemonkey is required to use Validator in Firefox browser you also need Greasemonkey or Tampermonkey installed.''
* [ WME Chat Addon] is a script that improves the WME chat GUI. For a list of all the features check the thread [ here].
TapermonkeyNote: Tampermonkey/Greasmonkey is required to use this script---- {{Mbox|type=forum|text=Click [ here to view the MapRaid! LA forum] thread}}
== MapRaid edit lists ==
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First, try the local slack channel for your area: '''#mmr-louisiana'''
If you don't have success there, you can post a request to the '''Boots on the Ground''' sheet, to be explored by local editors. To place a new request, or respond to an existing request, please use [// this form].
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'''''New feature:''''' Boots responders can click the '''Navigation Link''' on a Waze-enabled device, or copy and send/save it for later use. It will open Waze and navigate to the coordinates at the center of the permalink.
== Results ==
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== MapRaid promotions ==
The following editors have all earned our respect, and gratitude for a job well done. Not all received a promotion, but all were noticed and appreciated.
== Teams Groups =={{Anchor|Team assignments|Teams}}Future..{{MapRaid teams/MMR Louisiana}}
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