India Community

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New India Wiki is being built, For now, please see the pages about Waze in India in the old Wiki.

Community

The community maintains the Waze map and makes sure it works as best as possible. Therefore, we work together to make guidelines - and because India has its own specialties - we make them specific to India. The community of India is not very large yet, and much of the map in India is not maintained well. You can help by sharing your local knowledge and overall experience, just drive around with Waze turned on or even edit the map yourself.

The community consists of all people that uses Waze in one way or another. Drivers, editors, Wiki master and the like. The current active community management in India is a mix of Indian and international editors. For questions and suggestions you can contact them via general mail, or address one of the champs or project leaders directly from the tables below.

Communication

How can I contact Waze? Where can I find more information? Where can I post my questions? Waze is dependent upon the local community. A community requires people to communicate and organize. You can find most Waze editors on the Waze forum, chat platforms and social media. The community management is responsible for Waze in India. Please contact them for questions or assistance.

Forum

The forum is the official Waze communication platform where you can find a lot of information. Read the latest information, learn from questions of other editors or ask a question yourself. Login to the Waze India forum using your Waze login and password that you also use in the app and the editor. In the forum you can also make use of Private Messages (PM). This is a kind of inbox, like your e-mail. When you receive a PM, you will also receive a message to your regular e-mail to inform you of the new message.
For more on the forum and private messages see the Forum page.

Chat

While you are editing, you can directly request help in the editor Chat. For an explanation of this feature visit the global page WME Chat. Please keep in mind that most editors are willing to help, but not all of them have the technical knowledge or editing experience to give you the best answer. Because the built-in chat does not always work as desired, we mostly use Slack©.

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Slack is a community chat platform with many possibilities. There are teaching classes and webinars to improve your editing skills. There are several channels, project groups, and you can send Direct Messages (DM) too. If you like to join into discussions and development of Waze India, Slack gives the best opportunities. You can request access to Slack by filling in this form. You will then receive an invitation to Slack, where you need to make an account. For more information on Slack, visit our Slack page. Every Indian editor should be enlisted in Slack.

Wiki

A lot of information about Waze is available in the Waze Wiki. Because the situation, laws and habits differ in various countries, the guidelines specific to India are written in the local India pages. If you are opening pages outside the Indian pages, keep in mind that the guidelines of India always precede! For the start page of the global Wiki click here.
Tip: Click a link while holding Ctrl to open a page in a new tab.

Social Media

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India has a page on Facebook. The page is used mainly to inform anyone who is interested.

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Follow Waze India on twitter.

Roles, levels, and responsibilities

The Waze community knows ranks and roles, along with points and edit count. Among the editors, everyone starts as a beginner who works on parts of the map near where they drive. The editing tasks are shared by the whole community.

As editors gain experience, they are increased in level, with an increase in editing area and the tools they can use. They also can be given new roles to perform for the community.

Roles

  • Mapeditor.png Any Waze user can become a Map editor by creating a forum account, and logging into the Waze Map Editor. All Map editors start as Level 1.
  • Badge AreaManager.png An Area Manager (AM) is assigned an area open to editing regardless of driving history. The top managers and Waze can expand these areas in size as their experience grows. These editors take more responsibility for keeping up with changes needed on the map.
  • Badge StateManager.png In most of the States are one or more editors actively taking up responsibility for the entire state or region, provide guidance to newer AMs and consult with top managers on various issues. In the future, these would be State Managers (SM). For more information visit the State Manager page.
  • Badge CountryManager.png A Country Manager (CM) has countrywide editing access and provides support where it’s needed. This is primarily an editing role, but CMs also advise on management decisions.
  • Badge LocalChamp.png Local champs (LC) are part of a specific country's community leadership. Typically an editor must first be a Country Manager for some time before being eligible to become a Local Champ. Waze will select the most senior and skilled editors in any active editing region to become Local Champs.
  • Badge Coordinator.png Coordinators (occasionally called Country Coordinators) are experts who coordinate between the local community and the Waze Team, as community ambassadors.
  • Champs are the highest ranking editors who make the decisions on promotions, area expansions and other issues. A chart listing the current leaders is at the bottom of this page.

An extended description of these roles are listed on the global Wiki page on Roles and responsibilities


App Levels

The app level is dependant on the total of points earned driving plus map edit points. For information on the Waze app levels starting from Wazer baby@2x.png upto KingWaze.png visit the global Wiki page about Your Rank and Points.


Editing Levels

Editing levels range from L1, given to editors starting out, to L6, reserved for those who’ve demonstrated the most understanding of mapping skills. With each advance from levels L1 to L4, the editor gains a wider range of editing area around the roads where they’ve driven.

Neighborhood streets are usually open to all editors, but connecting roads and highways require higher ranks to edit. But beginning editors make important contributions too — adding speed limits to the streets, drawing new segments where they’re needed, creating and editing new Places on the map.

With their first promotion, editors at Rank L2 can also moderate requests for Places on the map — approving or rejecting new Places or new Place photos or details. There are also new tools that can be used as rank is increased. A Rank
L3 editor can restrict a road immediately when authorities close them for any reason.

Community leaders of India

cherianchris (PM)global champ coordinator
lunarplexus (PM)local champ country manager
moweez (PM)global champ mentor global champ coordinator country manager
Marcin_S (PM)local champ mentor global champ country manager coordinator
davide7O (PM)local champ country manager
mareku188 (PM)country manager
jugr0 (PM)local champ country manager


Special assigments Projects

Social Media

Localisation

Forum moderation

  • vacant

City naming / City smudging

Upgrading the road network

Mentoring

Wiki

Scripts & tools

IT Management


State and City Management

State management

States/Andhra PradeshMarcin_S (PM)
States/Assam
States/BiharWalter-Bravo (PM)
States/Chhattisgarhfreesoft (PM) jack_hmr (PM)
States/Delhi lunarplexus (PM) ulle2 (PM)
States/Goagbnardo (PM) rain101 (PM)
States/Gujarat
States/Haryanaulle2 (PM) lunarplexus (PM) challenger3802 (PM)
States/Himachal Pradeshkamonu (PM)
States/Jammu and Kasjmirkamonu (PM)
States/JharkhandWalter-Bravo (PM)
States/Karnatakadavide7O (PM) gbnardo (PM)
States/Keralacherianchris (PM) jugr0 (PM)
States/Madhya Pradesh ronsek57 (PM) StanisBR (PM)
States/Maharashtra rain101 (PM) didierLmn (PM) davide7O (PM)
States/Manipurlaudano81 (PM)
States/Nagalandlaudano81 (PM)
States/Odishajack_hmr (PM) freesoft (PM) rj07 (PM)
States/Punjabchallenger3802 (PM) ulle2 (PM)
States/Rajasthanangelozspeedy (PM)
States/Sikkim moweez (PM)
States/Tamil Nadu cherianchris (PM) mareku188 (PM) jugr0 (PM)
States/Telangana Marcin_S (PM)
States/Uttar Pradesh mareku188 (PM) ronsek57 (PM)
States/Uttarakhand kamonu (PM) McLarenHondaMCL32 (PM)
States/West-Bengal moweez (PM)


City Management

ChennaiStates/Tamil Naducherianchris (PM)
New DelhiStates/Delhilunarplexus (PM)
HyderabadStates/TelanganaMarcin_S (PM)
MysuruStates/Karnatakadavide7O (PM)
MumbaiStates/MaharashtraDidierLmn (PM)
MumbaiStates/Maharashtrarain101 (PM)
PuneStates/Maharashtrask2380 (PM)
AgraStates/Uttar Pradesh
BengaluruStates/Karnatakamoweez (PM)
LucknowStates/Uttar Pradesh
BengaluruStates/KarnatakaShettyVikram (PM)
KolkataStates/West-Bengalmoweez (PM)
PollachiStates/Tamil Nadu


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