User:Moweez/MR Belgium Speedlimits History

Right Belgium Speed Limit Mapraid 2016

  • Start: 25 Mar 2016 19:00:00 UTC
  • End: 10 Apr 2016 12:00:00 UTC

Date and Times are approximate.

If you would like to participate, please fill out this registration form . Registration is open until 22 Mar 2016 00:00:00 UTC.

Please do not make any edits in the raid area until after the raid begins. This will allow us to get good mapraid statistics.


The main goal of this MapRaid is adding speed limits in the Walloon region of Belgium.

If you see basic errors on the map, like bad turns, you can fix them along the way. However, keep focused on the mapraid goal. If you see bigger problems that can be addressed later, contact a raid leader or record it in Google form icon.PNG this form.


Editor Rank Roles
moweez (PM) 6 GC / MapRaid Coordinator
steveningelbrecht (PM) 6 GC / MapRaid Leader
tilto (PM) 4 LC
clubtratech (PM) 4 LC
wimvandierendonck (PM) 4 LC
gertbroos (PM) 4 LC
BenMimix (PM) 4 LC


Because of the multiple languages used in the BeNeLux, the main language is English. There is help for translations.

When working in the raid area, please set yourself to visible in WME chat. Also, turn on the Live Users layer. This will serve to collaborate smoothly and get quick help at your location if needed.

We will use Slack as the main communication platform. There is a special Slack Channel for this raid. If you are not already part of the Benelux Slack team, you will be invited shortly before the Raid starts.

Raid Area

This MapRaid has only 1 group, working together in the southern part of Belgium. We kindly urge you to stay within the raid area. Use the overlay as it roughly shows the border. The area neighbours France, Germany and the Netherlands. Please do not edit in other countries, even though you might have access. If something needs to be updated, inform one of the hosts who will contact the neighbouring country or use the form mentioned above.

Speed Limits guidelines

Change to metric for km

Speed Limits in Belgium are expressed in km/h. Always use the metric units setting (see picture) in WME when working with speed limits. There is a handy Speedhelper script that greatly facilitates entering speedlimits.

The speed limits of the roads shall be verified with WME Street View. Unless differently indicated by road signs, the following speed limits shall be used on map:

BE speedlimits.png
  • Living street (Woonerf / Zone résidentielle): 20 km/h
  • School zones and cycling streets (fietsstraat / rue cyclabe): 30 km/h
  • Urban areas: (between white city boundary boards): 50 km/h
  • Rural areas:
    • Freeways: 120 km/h
    • Express ways, 4 lanes and a solid median: 120 km/h
    • All other roads outside cities: 90 km/h

We will follow the guidelines on Speed Limits in the BeNeLux, with the following exception:

If there is no streetview available, or you cannot find signs on streetview, you are allowed to enter the default speed limit by an 'educated guess':

  • Check if there is a school
  • Does it look like a city or village?
  • Does the road have separated GPS tracks?
  • etc.


  • The limits shown above apply only if there are no other signs present, as the signs may prescribe a lower or a higher speed limit.
  • The sign for the city (with or without name) indicates a speed limit of 50 for the whole city. If another speed limit sign is within the borders of the city, it is only valid until the next intersection.
  • currently WME allows to specify only one speed limit for a single road segment. If a road has variable speed limits, we enter the lowest/highest/no speed limit (or map only the speed limit which is in effect most of the time during daylight hours (most hours of the day, days of the week).
  • Do not map advisory speed limits (generally blue rectangular sign with white lettering).
  • Do not map special speed limits for special vehicles. Waze only supports speed limits for private passenger cars.
  • Where the speed limit changes, make it change in the map. A new junction may need to be added. But do not add a new junction for a speed limit if it will be within 20 meters.

Editing Resources

Only use sources that are allowed by Waze.

Allowed sources:

  • Satellite Imagery and Street-view from within WME.
  • Websites from businesses.
  • ...

NOT allowed sources:

  • Info from other Maps.
  • Google Maps
  • Google Street-view.

Warning: If you copy information from unauthorized sources, you may be removed from this mapraid. Also, every segment you edited may be removed from the map. Copying information from copyrighted sources is illegal!

Tools for this mapraid

Basic References

Editing Quick-Start Guide
How to make a Permalink (watch on YouTube)
WME Reference Sheet[PDF]
a printable double-sided tri-fold quick reference guide to some of the common topics used in WME.

Highly Recommended Tools

Many tools are essential for good editing, and others make the editing process much easier. Highly recommended for this mapraid are:

WME Color Highlights

  • This script adds color highlighting to segments and landmarks according to their status and type or other criteria.
Check the option for "No Speed Limit" and Uncheck the other highlight options.
Segments with no speed limit or unverified speed limit will be highlighted orange.
Install for Firefox. Needs Greasemonkey to install and use.

WME Speedhelper

  • WME Speedhelper has made inputting speed data easy, with the use of handy speedsign images. You just need to select one or more segments and click the speed you want in the menu left. If a segment isn't yet verified, don't worry, these check boxes will be automatically checked.
  • To use it, you need to have TamperMonkey (Chrome) or Greasemonkey (Firefox) installed.


There is a wiki page and a forum with more information about scripts.

Specific tools for this MapRaid

  • There is an [Overlay (link to be added)] to view the boundaries of the RAID area via an extra layer. The areas are kept simple for smooth working in WME. Please note that the editing access rights can be more refined, especially around the border areas.
  • To use it, you need to have TamperMonkey (Chrome) or Greasemonkey (Firefox) installed.

Advanced Scripts and Extensions

WME Context Menu


URO+ settings to find speed limit URs
  • With URO+ you can search for URs with kmh.
In the "misc" tab, scroll down to custom markers, choose the last one, and type "kph" in the text box (instead of mph in the picture).
Speed Limit URs are the only ones we should be working with during this mapraid.

WME Toolbox

  • This is a script that facilitate the process of editing maps in the WME. It has a toolbar that facilitates the process of removing unnecessary nodes, cut segments, locate "Soft Nodes", or nodes with undefined directions. Most important for this mapraid, it has a speed limit highlight option.
  • Install for Chrome or Firefox.


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