Scripts/WME Toolbox/Measurement Tool

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WME Toolbox: Measurement Tool

The measurement tool allows users to make a variety of geometric measurements. Depending on the Metric versus Imperial setting on the WME Settings tab, labels appear in meters or feet.

The measurement tool is available for all editors regardless of rank or role. To access the tool, enable it in Config Panel, and then click on the Ruler icon in the toolbar. Toolbox Measurement Tool.png

NOTE: The measurement tool is currently in testing and will hopefully be released in Toolbox version 1.5.7.

Segment distance

Click on any segment to see the distance between geometry nodes as well as from A and B. The white labels show the distance between nodes, and the yellow labels show the cumulative distance from the A and B junctions.

You can click off of a segment to clear the selection, and the labels will be preserved until you click onto another segment, select the Place surface area or ruler option, or close the measurement tool. You can even click on (or create) geometry nodes and drag them around to see distances update immediately without having to save.

Segment distance currently only works with one segment selection at a time. Toolbox MeasurementTool Segments.PNG

Place surface area

Click on an area place to see the surface area. While the exact threshold has not been provided by Waze, staff has confirmed that a Place's surface area currently has the greatest effect on a Place's visibility in the app (and no longer dimensions). Waze also shared that the algorithm may change again, and the exact threshold or formula was not provided. As with segments, you can drag Place geometry without saving, and the area will update automatically as you drag. The measurement is currently only displayed for one area place at a time. Toolbox MeasurementTool Places.PNG


Click anywhere on the map, and a black ruler icon will appear where you clicked. Drag your cursor around, and you can see the straight-line distance to your new cursor position. Click again to disable the ruler or to start again with a new origin. Toolbox MeasurementTool Ruler.PNG