Canada/Map Raid Ottawa

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MapRaid Canada will begin on . The raid will last for roughly 2 weeks.

Please be sure to explore the Wiki page. Also, check back regularly in case of added materials.

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Welcome to Canada


Our primary mission will be to handle the URs, and PURs, followed by Place validation, and general map verification.

Raid Areas

The MapRaid! is being divided up by teams.

Raid Groups

PUR Areas

Local Hosts


Local Guidance

Canada has active "Traffic Locks", these locks are based on usage from users. They are limited to a max rank of 4, but can be any rank below.

When traffic locks are not enough to effectively protect an area, or after a city has undergone a "Road Classification" change the locks may be manually set to the below standards, depending on the decision of the Canadian Champs.

If the traffic lock is higher than the minimum standards listed below, please don't lower the lock.

Canada Road Minimum Locking Rank Standard
Segment Type Default locks Some dense
metropolitan areas
 Freeway  5
 Ramp  highest rank of connected segment
 Major Highway  4 5
 Minor Highway  3 4
 Primary Street  2
 Street  1
 :|:|:|:|:Railroad:|:|:|:|:  2
 Ferry  5

Functional/Road Classification

Road Classification has only been implemented in a few major cities in Canada. There are limited government created FC in the country of Canada and generally are only available to certain areas.

Place Editing

PUR should be reviewed for accuracy, one approved all relevant information pertaining to the place should be entered. Please use companies website to gather all information you can. Once a place is complete please either lock to rank 3 or let someone know so they may lock it.

This practice will prevent app trusted users and most IGN editors from making incorrect changes to places we know are right.

Following are general standards for place locking in Canada:

CanadaPlace Minimum Locking Rank Standard
Place Type Default locks
Airports 5
Hospitals 5
Major Tourist Attractions/Landmarks 1
Police/Fire Stations 4
Gas Staions 3

Mapping Resources


The preferred method of communication for this Raid will be a web based program called "Slack". This program has many advantages over Google Hangouts.

If you aren't already a member of the Waze Map Raid Slack then please submit your information on this form:

You will receive an invitation in your email within 24 hours.

Reference Links

The Basics

Recommended Tools for MapRaid

  • UR Comments - a tremendous time and labor saving tool with automation and integration with URO+, to help with working URs. Read the documentation.
  • The WME Reference Sheet[PDF] 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.

Download links:

* For Chrome browser please download the script at Chrome Web Store
* For Firefox browser please download the script at

Note: for 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.
 Tapermonkey/Greasmonkey is required to use this script

Mapraid edit lists

Spreadsheets and forms are being used to streamline management of various group efforts and track important edits. Below you can find links to use these these forms, sheets, and see the lists.


Check back here after the raid is completed to see the results and achievements

MapRaid Promotions

Some editors really let their bright side out, and let their community skills shine. This is even more evident in a concerted group effort with high-density editing like a MapRaid!. Editors of all ranks working closely with each other and the Champs, really lets us everyone get to know each other, and allows certain editors to be recognized for their skills and effort.

When the Champs see someone consistently editing well, interacting well with the community, and knowledgeable of the various details from the Wiki, they can issue promotions. This can be anything from the size of a managed area, to a rank increase, or even a new role.

Watch here for results of promotions during and after the raid.


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