User:Falco sparverius/GLR Proposals/Minimum Road Locks History


This will be a set of minimums. If a state feels they need a higher level for a particular segment type, they can adjust as needed, just not below the minimums. Also, this will focus solely on segments. Places, segments within places, etc. will not be included in this particular discussion.


The following defines a set of minimum locking standards proposed for all roads within the Great Lakes Region. The standards assume there is an active R3+ area manager. It is understood that more rural or inactive areas may not yet meet this standard: editors are encouraged to recruit and mentor additional editors to build state-wide coverage.

It is OK to exceed the standards i.e. It is OK to lock roads at a higher level than described in the table below, but not lower.

We understand that higher locks mean there is less available to lower rank and beginning editors. We would like to emphasize that Waze Map Editing is a community activity, and within the US, it is not possible to increase to rank 3 or above without community involvement. It is the responsibility of all members of the editing community to actively reach out, recruit, and mentor new editors.

It is OK to temporarily lock segments below standards for more junior editors. By default, the local Area Manager is both responsible and accountable for any such down-locked segments. Any down-locks made outside your area should be brought to the attention of the local area manager.

Segment Type and minimum lock

Minimum Lock Settings
Segment Type Any-Way Level
 Freeway  5
 Ramp  HCS
 Major Highway  3
 Minor Highway  3
 Primary Street  One 3
Two 2
 Private Road 
One 2
Two 1
 |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-| Railroad |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|  2
 • • • • Ferry • • • •   2
 ||||||||        ||||||||        ||||||||        |||||||| Runway ||||||||        ||||||||        ||||||||        ||||||||  5
Other Named Types 1
Segment Group Level
Advanced Intersections
(MUTI, RCUT, DLT, etc.)
Construction Areas
(changes without aerial images)


  • HCS - Highest Connecting Segment