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;Central reservation
:strip of land or barrier separating a dual carriage way
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:Strip of land or barrier separating a dual carriage way
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;Cookies, cookie munching
:cookies are the dots on unconfirmed (pacman roads). Cookie munching (or road munching) is driving over such roads (and in the process confirming them)
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:Cookies are the dots on unconfirmed (pacman roads). Cookie munching (or road munching) is driving over such roads (and in the process confirming them)
;directionality
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;Directionality
:whether a road is one-way, two-way or no-entrance
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:Whether a road is one-way, two-way or no-entrance
;divided highway
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;Divided highway
:see dual carriageway
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:See dual carriageway
;dual carriageway
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;Dual carriageway
:a road or highway in which the two directions of traffic are separated by a central barrier or strip of land, known as a central reservation or median
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:A road or highway in which the two directions of traffic are separated by a central barrier or strip of land, known as a central reservation or median
;grade
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;Freeway
:the level or elevation of a road with respect to surrounding roads. So a road would normally be a level grade. A road going underneath in a tunnel would be a -1 grade. A road going over would be a +1 grade. At complicated junctions such as freeway interchanges there can be many levels. So on a flat map we assign levels to show that while the roads cross, they do not connect because they are at different heights or elevations
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:Motorway; the major road system in your country
;freeway
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;Geometry
:motorway; the major road system in your country
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:The layout of a road. Each road is made up of straight line segments. These can be arbitrarily short, effectively allowing curves
;geometry
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;Grade
:the layout of a road. Each road is made up of straight line segments. These can be arbitrarily short, effectively allowing curves
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:The level or elevation of a road with respect to surrounding roads. So a road would normally be a level grade. A road going underneath in a tunnel would be a -1 grade. A road going over would be a +1 grade. At complicated junctions such as freeway interchanges there can be many levels. So on a flat map we assign levels to show that while the roads cross, they do not connect because they are at different heights or elevations
 
;HOV
 
;HOV
 
:High Occupancy Vehicle. A vehicle with 2 or more passengers. HOV Lanes, also known as Carpool Lanes and Transit Lanes, are lanes restricted for the use of cars carrying a specified number of passengers
 
:High Occupancy Vehicle. A vehicle with 2 or more passengers. HOV Lanes, also known as Carpool Lanes and Transit Lanes, are lanes restricted for the use of cars carrying a specified number of passengers
;junction [[Image:Junction_normal.png]]
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;Junction [[Image:Junction_normal.png]]
:the point where two or more roads connect; often incorrectly referred to as a 'node'. <br>
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:The point where two or more roads connect; often incorrectly referred to as a 'node'. <br>
 
Junctions look differently depending on the situation:<br>
 
Junctions look differently depending on the situation:<br>
 
*[[Image:Junction_seletected.png]] Selected and editable segment junction<br>
 
*[[Image:Junction_seletected.png]] Selected and editable segment junction<br>
 
*[[Image:Uneditable_junction.png]] Selected and uneditable segment junction (no permissions to change)<br>
 
*[[Image:Uneditable_junction.png]] Selected and uneditable segment junction (no permissions to change)<br>
 
*[[Image:junction_unsaved.png]] Changed, unsaved junction
 
*[[Image:junction_unsaved.png]] Changed, unsaved junction
;map tile, tile
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;Map tile, tile
 
:The Waze map is divided into a grid using 1KM square areas which are called tiles or map tiles. Changes to map are processed on a per-tile basis. Changes to any part of a map tile causes Waze to mark the tile as changed and it will be rebuilt in the next map update cycle.
 
:The Waze map is divided into a grid using 1KM square areas which are called tiles or map tiles. Changes to map are processed on a per-tile basis. Changes to any part of a map tile causes Waze to mark the tile as changed and it will be rebuilt in the next map update cycle.
;median, median barrier
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;Median, median barrier
:strip of land or barrier separating a divided highway or motorway
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:Strip of land or barrier separating a divided highway or motorway
;motorway
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;Motorway
:freeway; the major road system in your country
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:Freeway; the major road system in your country
;munching
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;Munching
:driving over unconfirmed roads (pacman roads). See cookie munching
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:Driving over unconfirmed roads (pacman roads). See cookie munching
;node [[Image:Segment_node.png]] [[Image:Landmark_node.png]]
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;Node [[Image:Segment_node.png]] [[Image:Landmark_node.png]]
:a handle on a segment or landmark allowing modification to the object geometry; also referred to as a 'geometry node'  
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:A handle on a segment or landmark allowing modification to the object geometry; also referred to as a 'geometry node'  
;origin
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;Origin
:starting point for a driving route
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:Starting point for a driving route
;pacman roads
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;Pacman roads
:unconfirmed roads marked with dots (cookies). Roads that have not been driven on since created or significantly edited in [[Cartouche]]. Driving over these roads earns you points and turns your car icon into a Pacman-type character that "munches the dots"
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:Unconfirmed roads marked with dots (cookies). Roads that have not been driven on since created or significantly edited in [[Cartouche]]. Driving over these roads earns you points and turns your car icon into a Pacman-type character that "munches the dots"
;ramp
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;Pothole
:a freeway entrance or exit; sliproad. Ramps may be on-ramps or off-ramps. Ramps used to connect a roads at a different grade from the connecting road or freeway. See the [[Map Legend]] for more detail.
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:Also called a kettle or chuckhole, is a type of disruption in the surface of a roadway where a portion of the road material has broken away, leaving a hole.
;road munching
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;Ramp
:earning points by driving over roads (distance travelled). Also see cookie munching
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:A freeway entrance or exit; sliproad. Ramps may be on-ramps or off-ramps. Ramps used to connect a roads at a different grade from the connecting road or freeway. See the [[Map Legend]] for more detail.
;segment
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;Road munching
:defines a section of roadway on which vehicles may travel. Multiple segments are connected by junctions.
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:Earning points by driving over roads (distance travelled). Also see cookie munching
;sliproad
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;Segment
:a motorway entrance or exit; ramp. Sliproads are often at a different grade from the connecting road or motorway
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:Defines a section of roadway on which vehicles may travel. Multiple segments are connected by junctions.
;wazer
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;Sliproad
:user of the Waze app
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:A motorway entrance or exit; ramp. Sliproads are often at a different grade from the connecting road or motorway
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;Wazer
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:A user of the Waze application

Revision as of 18:29, 21 July 2012

Central reservation
Strip of land or barrier separating a dual carriage way
Cookies, cookie munching
Cookies are the dots on unconfirmed (pacman roads). Cookie munching (or road munching) is driving over such roads (and in the process confirming them)
Directionality
Whether a road is one-way, two-way or no-entrance
Divided highway
See dual carriageway
Dual carriageway
A road or highway in which the two directions of traffic are separated by a central barrier or strip of land, known as a central reservation or median
Freeway
Motorway; the major road system in your country
Geometry
The layout of a road. Each road is made up of straight line segments. These can be arbitrarily short, effectively allowing curves
Grade
The level or elevation of a road with respect to surrounding roads. So a road would normally be a level grade. A road going underneath in a tunnel would be a -1 grade. A road going over would be a +1 grade. At complicated junctions such as freeway interchanges there can be many levels. So on a flat map we assign levels to show that while the roads cross, they do not connect because they are at different heights or elevations
HOV
High Occupancy Vehicle. A vehicle with 2 or more passengers. HOV Lanes, also known as Carpool Lanes and Transit Lanes, are lanes restricted for the use of cars carrying a specified number of passengers
Junction Junction normal.png
The point where two or more roads connect; often incorrectly referred to as a 'node'.

Junctions look differently depending on the situation:

  • File:Junction seletected.png Selected and editable segment junction
  • Uneditable junction.png Selected and uneditable segment junction (no permissions to change)
  • Junction unsaved.png Changed, unsaved junction
Map tile, tile
The Waze map is divided into a grid using 1KM square areas which are called tiles or map tiles. Changes to map are processed on a per-tile basis. Changes to any part of a map tile causes Waze to mark the tile as changed and it will be rebuilt in the next map update cycle.
Median, median barrier
Strip of land or barrier separating a divided highway or motorway
Motorway
Freeway; the major road system in your country
Munching
Driving over unconfirmed roads (pacman roads). See cookie munching
Node File:Segment node.png Landmark node.png
A handle on a segment or landmark allowing modification to the object geometry; also referred to as a 'geometry node'
Origin
Starting point for a driving route
Pacman roads
Unconfirmed roads marked with dots (cookies). Roads that have not been driven on since created or significantly edited in Cartouche. Driving over these roads earns you points and turns your car icon into a Pacman-type character that "munches the dots"
Pothole
Also called a kettle or chuckhole, is a type of disruption in the surface of a roadway where a portion of the road material has broken away, leaving a hole.
Ramp
A freeway entrance or exit; sliproad. Ramps may be on-ramps or off-ramps. Ramps used to connect a roads at a different grade from the connecting road or freeway. See the Map Legend for more detail.
Road munching
Earning points by driving over roads (distance travelled). Also see cookie munching
Segment
Defines a section of roadway on which vehicles may travel. Multiple segments are connected by junctions.
Sliproad
A motorway entrance or exit; ramp. Sliproads are often at a different grade from the connecting road or motorway
Wazer
A user of the Waze application