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== To Do List ==
== To Do List ==
Want to help out with the map in xxxx?  Check out the [[To_Do_-_New_York|To Do List]]. (May be out of date.)
Want to help out with the map in New York?  Check out the [[To_Do_-_New_York|To Do List]].
== Mapping Resources ==
== Mapping Resources ==

Revision as of 10:17, 4 November 2013

Information related to using Waze in the State of xxxx.

Cities and Towns

There are x Cities and Towns in the state. See xxxx for proper naming information.

Road Classification Guide

See Road Naming (USA), Road Types (USA) and NY Road Naming Exceptions

Although some states are using their DOT Functional Classification chart as a means of determining road types, New York uses the following guidelines, based on the road's nomenclature and setup. We start with this basic matrix:

  • Limited-access highways of significant length and/or with 3 or more interchanges: Freeway
  • US Routes: Major Highway
  • NY State Routes: Minor Highway
  • County Routes: Primary Street
  • Main urban thoroughfares that are not classified above: Primary Street
  • Most other roads not mentioned above: Street
  • Parking Lot Roads, Dirt Roads, etc. -- should be obvious
  • For multiplexed routes, use the type of the higher (or highest) route on the segment (for example: where US-20 and SR-5 are multiplexed, use Major Highway instead of Minor Highway).
From this point, roads may be adjusted up or down the scale as indicated by the road's setup and usage. Examples:
  • Most of SR-17 from Binghamton to Harriman is fully limited access; it is therefore typed as Freeway (except for one 5½-mile stretch of at-grade intersections between Sanford and Hancock, where it is typed Major Highway).
  • US-11 north of Syracuse has largely been supplanted as a thoroughfare by I-81, and there are places where it is more advisable for it to be typed as Minor rather than Major.
  • CR-56 in Steuben County is barely wide enough for two cars, has no appreciable shoulders, and is only rarely used; based on that, its type was downgraded to Street.
If you are having difficulty in determining what road type a particular section should have, feel free to contact NY's resident Country Manager and Waze Champ, Spil.


Landmarks in xxxx should follow the guidelines from the state of Connecticut until the national standards are complete.

Major Construction Projects

See the xxxx forum for a list of long term road closures and changes to traffic flow that impact the Waze Map.

Special Roads


  • 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.

Non-Driveable Roads

Generally, if a path can't be driven on (e.g. Walking Trail, Pedestrain Boardwalk, Stairway, Railroad, Runway/Taxiway) then it not normally mapped. If it is mapped, it should not be connected to any roads. This is due to the way the routing engine works, as Waze will route users to drive on these "Non-Driveable" road types.

It is permitted to map Railroads since some users run Waze while on the train and contributing false data to the system. This false data has been known to effect drivers on adjacent roads. Railroads should be level -5 and locked at the highest level of the editor.

Time Restricted Turns

There is beta testing for setting Time Based Restricted turns in WME. Watch for announcements in the forum on this feature

Speed / Red Light Cameras

Both Speed and Red Light Cameras are legal in the State of xxxx.

Speed Cameras

Info goes here

Red Light Cameras

Info Goes Here

Other Camera Types

These are cameras or signs that either provide driver feedback or are used for traffic control. These devices CAN NOT issue tickets and should not be mapped.

How to Identify Cameras.

To Do List

Want to help out with the map in New York? Check out the To Do List.

Mapping Resources

NY Map Reference Information

NY Road Classification


USA section of Waze Forum

New York section of Waze Forum

Area Managers

Username Area Managed Comments Forum PM
Level 6 Country Managers
Spil Southern Tier PM
Level 5 Country Managers (NY Based)
bigbear3764 area comment PM

Level 4 Area Managers
failsafe area comment PM
Level 3 Area Managers
dmiller1984 area comment PM
If you are an Area Manager that covers the State of New York, or a USA Country Manager that does a lot of work in New York, please add yourself to this list (alphabetical by username).