This page serves as the primary resource for editors of the New England region. Review all the sections to better understand how the guidelines for this region might deviate from the overall USA or worldwide guidelines. If you have any comments or questions about this page or region refer to the community links below.
No general message at this time.
The New England region includes the states and/or territories of:
Before editing the maps in the New England region, 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.
The following links can be helpful when editing the maps in the New England region.
|Add some generic USA mapping links while waiting for local editors to populate the page.|
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 the New England region.
New editors should consider checking into the formal mentoring program available at no charge.
Each state maintains a Google Hangout for local editors to chat in. Feel free to ask for an invitation from the RC or the appropriate State Manager listed below.
Cities and towns
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).
Some states and territories manage a separate page on cities and towns to identify the specific city names that should be entered, and no others. For states that do not have a separate page to track the names, see this Wikipedia link and find the state or territory in question.
Regional Locking Standard
In New England 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.
|Highest rank of connected segments|
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.
- The naming format for Numbered State Highways in Connecticut is "SR-###".
- The naming format for Numbered State Highways in Maine is "State Rte ###".
- The naming format for Numbered State Highways in Massachusetts is "SR-###".
- The naming format for Numbered State Highways in New Hampshire is "SR-###".
- The naming format for Numbered State Highways in Rhode Island is "RI-###".
- The naming format for Numbered State Highways in Vermont is "VT-###".
The New England region follows the standard USA guidelines for all of the following special road types.
- Divided highways and roadways
- Carpool, HOV, Transit lanes
- Roundabouts and traffic circles
- Toll roads
- Partial and scheduled restrictions
- Private installations and military bases
Review the Wiki guidelines for non-drivable roads to ensure compliance with the general guidelines.
- 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.
The Federal Highway Administration keeps a website indexing all states that can provide highway and construction project information. Go to the page, find your state, and check the links for the desired information.
Not every camera-looking device at an intersection is a speed or red light camera. Generally speaking:
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 the New England region.
No other camera types should be mapped in Waze.
Based on information researched at the time this page was created, Waze editors have not determined the legality of red light or speed cameras in the New England region.
To do list
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.
This region does not currently have an active "to do" list at this time. Check in the New England section of the Waze forums to discuss creating one.
The table below identifies the editors also designated as Area Managers or higher who are editing in the New England region. If you have any questions, please consider contacting them directly as needed. If you are an Area Manager that covers the New England region, or a USA Country Manager that does a lot of work in the New England region, please add yourself to this list (alphabetical by username) in the correct rank section.
The editor who also serves as the Regional Coordinator for the New England region is automatically listed at the top of the table. That editor may not be highly active in this region and therefore may not be listed separately in the table.
|New England — Area, State and Country Managers|
Regional Coordinator(s): orbitc ( ) and Banished ( )
GHO Display Name
| Country Managers (New England region)|
| orbitc(6) [ ]
|Regional Coordinator|| |
New England Region
| Qwaletee(6) [ ]
|Very active in NJ and Metro NYC. SM for all of Northeast and New England regions.|| |
Local Champ. Resident of NJ. SM NJ,NY,PA,New England.
| Dmcrandall(5) [ ]
|Country Wide|| |
US Country Manager
|Region Managers (New England region)|
|SkiDooGuy(6) [ ]||ME State Manager|| |
| karlcr9911(6) [ ]
|NH State Manager|| |
SM of NH & TX / AM NYC / CM USA & WME Mentor
|pumrum(5) [ ]||CT State Manager||Also covers NYC|
|MojaveCactusMonkey(5) [ ]||CT/RI State Manager||Country Mgr, SM of CT/RI & NV|
|GooberKing(5) [ ]||RI State Manager|| |
RI born and bred!
|davielde(5) [ ]||VT State Manager|| |
Vermont State Manager (Michigan-based editor)
|Jallen(4) [ ]||CT State Manager||Also covers I-684 & Saw Mill River Parkway corridor in New York|
| SanzClew(4) [ ]
|MA State Manager|| |
|TheLastTatertot(4) [ ]||RI State Manager|| |
| Area Managers |
|AtomicNomad(4) [ ]||Vermont||St. Johnsbury|
| jaywazin(4) [ ]
|Massachusetts||Boston Metro, AM Cape and Islands|
| JButz2(4) [ ]
Essex county area
| mudge42(4) [ ]
Boston and MetroWest areas
| moogonk(4) [ ]
|New Hampshire||Nashua Area|
|nivekeel(4) [ ]||Maine|| |
|Scott_h(4) [ ]||Massachusetts||New Bedford AM, Boston to Worcester editor|
|whoaitspete(4) [ ]||Vermont|| |
|BuzzardJoe(3) [ ]||Massachusetts||Boston area|
|Djsmith89(3) [ ]||Massachusetts||I-95 Corridor south of Boston to SR-24 corridor, towns above RI to Uxbridge, north to Upton.|
|Panther37(3) [ ]||Massachusetts||Cape Cod and Islands|
|Trotskyist(3) [ ]||Rhode Island|
|wx4wtf(3) [ ]||Maine|| |
Southern Maine Area
|Le_Mig402(2) [ ]||New Hampshire||Southwestern NH|
|Offtrac(2) [ ]||Massachusetts||Western Mass, Brimfield to Chester|
|rmcmanusjr(2) [ ]||Massachusetts||Pittsfield|
| tenetienne(2) [ ]
Other states and territories
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