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Area Manager

<br/>An Area Manager, AM for short, is a Waze community member (a user) who wishes to take an active and proactive role in maintaining specific areas of the Waze map. How deeply involved and how much time an Area Manager spends maintaining the Waze map varies greatly. Duties of an Area Manager include, but not necessarily limited to:

*Respond to and correct user update requests on the [[Update Requests in Waze Map Editor|Update Requests]] layer.
*Process and resolve map errors/problems as shown on the [[Map Problems in Waze Map Editor|Map Problems]] layer.
*Review and validate or reject [[Place#Place Updates (Moderation) | Place Update requests]] 
*Make changes to the map when road construction projects start and finish by maintaining new geometry, adding or deleting roads and disconnecting and re-connecting ramps.
*Maintain speed and red-light cameras, processing reports of devices from Waze drivers.
*Assist other editors, offering advice in both the forums and when you see improper edits on the map.

== {{@|How to Become an Area Manager}} ==

The position of Area Manager is by appointment. To become an area manager, you must meet the prerequisites peculiar to your local community/country and then submit your application in accordance with the process defined by your local community/country.

From an overall perspective, prospective Area Managers should already...

*have at least a few months of experience editing the Waze maps regularly.
*have read and followed the guidelines for mapping found in the wiki, starting at the Waze Map Editing page.
*have completed a sufficient amount of quality edits.
*have a real Waze username which does not start with usa_ or world_.
*have forum PMs enabled and associated with a valid and verifiable email address.
*be active in the Waze forums, asking questions, and even providing guidance for newer editors, if possible.

=== {{@|Country-specific rules of application}} ===

The following countries have a self management system and have defined they own prerequisites and application process. If you would like to become an Area Manager in one of these countries, or expand your existing area, you will need to '''complete the appropriate application form/process for your country'''.

''Please go to the relevant [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=19 country forum] to find the appropriate application form:''

*[[Image:Au.png]] [http://world.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=56&t=59583 Australia]
*[[Image:Be.png]] [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=149 Belgium] / [[Image:Nl.png]] [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=21 The Netherlands] / [[Image:Lux.gif]] [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=381 Luxembourg]
*[[Image:Br.png]] [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=331&t=29288 Brazil]
*[[Image:Cl.png]] [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=440 Chile]
*[[Image:Co.png]] [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=450&t=80076 Colombia]
*[[Image:Cr.png]] [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=501&t=64255 Costa Rica]
*[[Image:Cz.png]] [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=22 Czech republic] / [[Image:Sk.png]] [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=22 Slovakia]
*[[Image:Fr.png]] [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=34 France]
*[[Image:De.png]] [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=24 Germany] / [[Image:Oesterreich.png]] [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=24 Austria] / [[Image:Swiss1.png]] [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=24 Switzerland]
*[[Image:Gt.png]] [[Guatemala/Administrador de Área|Guatemala]]
*[[Image:Hu.png]] [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=25 Hungary]
*[[Image:India1.jpg]] [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=171 India]
*[[Image:Ie.png]] [http://www.waze.co.il/forum/viewforum.php?f=119 Ireland]
*[[Image:Il.png]] [http://www.waze.co.il/forum/viewforum.php?f=38 Israel]
*[[Image:It.png]] [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=20 Italy]
*[[Image:Lv.png]] [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=151&t=104573 Latvia]
*[[Image:My.jpg]] [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=279 Malaysia] / [[Image:SG flag.png | 25px]] [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=191 Singapore / Brunei] 
*[[Image:Mexico.png]] [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=465 Mexico]
*[[Image:Nz.png]] [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=122 New Zealand]
*[[Image:Norway_flag.png]] [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=54 Norway]
*[[Image:Py.png]] [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=359&t=88599 Paraguay]
*[[Image:Ph.jpg]] [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=309 Philippines]
*[[Image:Pt.png]] [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=611 Portugal]
*[[Image:Ro.png]] [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=120 Romania]
*[[Image:Es.png]] [http://world.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=26 Spain]
*[[Image:Se.png]] [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=33 Sweden]
*[[Image:Gb.png]] [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=55 United Kingdom]
*[[Image:Us.png]] [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=645 USA]
*[[Image:Ve.png]] [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=65&t=122231 Venezuela] 

=== {{@|Other countries}} ===

'''For all other countries''', AM requests should be [http://docs.google.com/a/waze.com/forms/d/15UYG2t-PuN5NLPjAR4d6AGHkU9mZe1ptyeVeu7UjnrM/viewform submitted via this form] and will be handled directly by Waze support.

Prospective Area Managers should already have completed at least 5000 quality edits.

===== Required reading =====

Before applying to become an AM, you will be expected to have read the following wiki pages and forums.


*[[Map Editing Quick-start Guide]]
*[[Best map editing practice]]
*[[Map Editing Tips and Hints]]
*[[Waze Map Editor]] and all the [[Editing manual]] links therein


You should also read these two forums and know where the Unlock Request is located

*[http://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=636&t=45237%7C READ ME FIRST! General forum guidelines]
*[http://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=51274 Unlock Request Instructions]
*[http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=199 Unlock Request]

===== Identifying your area =====

Before you head off to submit your application for AM, use the [[Waze Map Editor]], position the map and set the zoom level to show the area you want to manage. Make a [[Waze Map Editor#Permalink|Permalink]] of the area and copy the address from the address bar in your browser.

=== Area Manager territory ===

*More than one Area Manager can manage the same area.
*Areas can overlap, be smaller or larger.
*You can also be the AM for more than one area.

Note that Area Manager appointments automatically expire after 90 days of inactivity.