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This page serves as the primary resource for editors of CommonState. Review all the sections to better understand how the guidelines for this state might deviate from the overall USA or worldwide guidelines. If you have any comments or questions about this page or state refer to the community links below.

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Introduction

CommonState is a part of the Testing region, which includes the states and/or territories of:

XXXX / YYYY.
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Mapping resources

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Before editing the maps in CommonState, be sure to fully review and understand the editing manual.

The Waze user community follows the Waze etiquette guidelines discussed in the Wiki. Be sure to familiarize yourself with these guiding principals while editing the maps and this Wiki, as well as when communicating with other Waze users.

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Community

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The Waze forum is a great place to find answers to previously asked questions and also a place to ask new ones. Below are links to the forums specific to CommonState.

Area Managers for CommonState can be found in the table below.

New editors should consider checking into the formal mentoring program available at no charge.

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Cities and towns

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One of the most common errors when editing the maps is when an editor creates a road and does not confirm the road by setting the city and road name (or stating it has none).

Duplicate cities can be caused by incorrectly named segments and should be corrected following the guidelines in the duplicate cities article.

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Major roads

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CommonState follows the general road naming and road type guidelines of the USA.

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Special roads

Drivable roads

CommonState follows the standard USA guidelines for all of the following special road types.

Non-drivable roads

Review the Wiki guidelines for non-drivable roads to ensure compliance with the general guidelines.

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Closures

When managing a section of roadway under construction or being closed for a major event, follow the Wiki guidelines on construction zones and Real time closures.

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Places

CommonState follows the USA standard for Places. Do not deviate from the guidelines without first obtaining consensus to do so via the state forum linked on this page.

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Cameras

Not every camera-looking device at an intersection is a speed or red light camera. Generally speaking:

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    a speed camera takes a photograph of a vehicle when it passes by the camera at too high a speed.
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    a red light camera takes a photograph of a vehicle that enters an intersection after the light is red. In some areas, it takes the photograph when a vehicle is not clear of the intersection some period after the light turns red.

Be sure to know your cameras before accepting new camera reports.

When adding a camera, be sure to review the camera placement recommendations.

Laws regarding speed and red light cameras vary between the states and territories, so be sure to understand the details of camera legality in CommonState.

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To do list

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Many states and territories keep an active list of pending or closed actions that need to be done in the state by the editors. All editors are welcome to contribute to the list of activities.

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Area Managers

The table below identifies the editors also designated as Area Managers or higher who are editing in CommonState. If you have any questions, please consider contacting them directly as needed. If you are an Area Manager that covers CommonState, or a USA Country Manager that does a lot of work in CommonState, please add yourself to this list (alphabetical by username) in the correct rank section.

The editor who also serves as the Regional Coordinator for CommonState is automatically listed at the top of the table. That editor may not be highly active in this state and therefore may not be listed separately in the table.

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Other states and territories

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The other states and territories of the USA can be found in the navigation box below. Press the "show" button to open the box.

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