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==Waze in Pakistan==
 
==Waze in Pakistan==
  
=== Communication ===
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===Communication===
  
===== Forums =====
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=====Forums=====
 
Waze Forums are the <b>{{red|official}}</b> Waze communication platform where you will find a lot of information as an editor. Log into the Waze Pakistan forum using your Waze login and password as you would the editor or app. The forum also has [https://www.waze.com/wiki/index.php/Private_message Private Messages] (PM) where you can send and receive messages to other editors.
 
Waze Forums are the <b>{{red|official}}</b> Waze communication platform where you will find a lot of information as an editor. Log into the Waze Pakistan forum using your Waze login and password as you would the editor or app. The forum also has [https://www.waze.com/wiki/index.php/Private_message Private Messages] (PM) where you can send and receive messages to other editors.
  
===== WME Chat =====
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=====WME Chat=====
 
[[File:WME-Chat-Window-Minimized.png|80px|right]]
 
[[File:WME-Chat-Window-Minimized.png|80px|right]]
  
 
While you are editing, you can directly request help in [https://wazeopedia.waze.com/wiki/Global/Waze_Map_Editor/Chat WME chat]. It shows you the level of the editor you are talking to. 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 [http://bit.ly/WazePakInvite Slack] to communicate with local community editors.  
 
While you are editing, you can directly request help in [https://wazeopedia.waze.com/wiki/Global/Waze_Map_Editor/Chat WME chat]. It shows you the level of the editor you are talking to. 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 [http://bit.ly/WazePakInvite Slack] to communicate with local community editors.  
===== <span style="color:green">Slack</span> =====  
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=====<span style="color:green">Slack</span>=====  
 
While the Waze Forums are the {{red|official}} method of communications for anything Waze, the local editing community has adapted to Slack for its day to day communication amongst the editors. 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 Pakistan, Slack gives the best opportunities. You can request access to Slack by filling in this [http://bit.ly/WazePakInvite form]. You will then receive an invitation to Slack, where you need to make an account.
 
While the Waze Forums are the {{red|official}} method of communications for anything Waze, the local editing community has adapted to Slack for its day to day communication amongst the editors. 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 Pakistan, Slack gives the best opportunities. You can request access to Slack by filling in this [http://bit.ly/WazePakInvite form]. You will then receive an invitation to Slack, where you need to make an account.
  
== Community ==
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==Community==
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===Editors===
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The community consists of all people that uses Waze one way or another. Drivers, editors, wiki master and the like. The current active community management in Pakistan is a mix of local and international editors. For any question or suggestion you can contact them via Waze forums or address one of the champs or project leaders directly from the tables below.
  
=== Editors ===
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{{AM/Top|Pakistan}}
The community consists of all people that uses Waze on way or another. Drivers, editors, wiki master and the like. The current active community management in Pakistan is a mix of local and international editors. For any question or suggestion you can contact them via Waze forums or address one of the champs or project leaders directly from the tables below.
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{{AM/Country}}<!--Country Managers Below-->
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{{AM/Editor|marcin_s|6|Poland & Pakistan Country Coordinator|badge1=LC|badge2=M}}
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{{AM/Editor|Dude495|5|Pakistan Country Manager<br>Waze Mentor|gho=Dan B|badge1=M|badge2=CM|badge3=mr|pic=File:wazeDispatcherForum.png}}
!colspan="4" style="text-align: center;background:#B0E2FF"| Community leaders of Pakistan
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{{AM/Editor|jawadch|4|Pakistan Country Manager|badge1=cm}}
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{{AM/Editor|Kashif_Alvi|4|Pakistan Country Manager|badge1=cm}}
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{{AM/Editor|Z__A|4|Pakistan Country Manager|badge1=cm|badge2=mr}}
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{{AM/Area}} <!--Area Managers Below-->
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{{AM/Editor|MoffaCocca|3|Lahore|badge1=am}}
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* {{Username|Kashif_Alvi}}
 
* {{Username|saigal72}}
 
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!colspan="4" style="text-align: center;background:#B0E2FF"|Area Managers
 
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* {{Username|Dude495}}
 
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* To add yourself, click "Edit Source" on the '''Editors''' section and add yourself in the appropriate section following the format of the other users.</small>
!colspan="2" style="text-align: center;background:#B0E2FF"|Special Assignment / Projects
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{{AM/Area2Link}}<!--Other Editors exit this page and follow the instructions listed on the main page-->
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* {{Username|Marcin_S}} (Temp.)
 
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* {{Username|Kashif_Alvi}}
 
* {{Username|Marcin_S}}
 
* {{Username|Mareku188}}
 
* {{Username|Dude495}}
 
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* {{Username|Marcin_S}}
 
* {{Username|Dude495}}
 
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== City and Streets ==
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==City and Streets==
  
=== Naming ===
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===Naming===
 
Unique naming is very important to find a specific address and to improve the end user navigation experience. In Pakistan, we have an additional aspect to consider while naming a city or street which is the dual language system. We are using English as well as Urdu as our language of communication; English is mainly for online tasks whereas Urdu (our National language) is used to communicate among people. The layman (as well as others) is using mainly Roman Urdu (Urdu written with Roman/English alphabets) to communicate while using different communication channels e.g., Mobile SMS, Internet etc. Urdu alphabets are also in use, though it seems difficult to type. One thing is sure that we humans are more comfortable in our native/national language than in English (or any other foreign language) and using Urdu in Naming would increase the outreach of Waze; the end user would see the map in his/her native/national language and would have more tendency to accept it and use it frequently. Hence, language factor must be considered to name a city and street etc.
 
Unique naming is very important to find a specific address and to improve the end user navigation experience. In Pakistan, we have an additional aspect to consider while naming a city or street which is the dual language system. We are using English as well as Urdu as our language of communication; English is mainly for online tasks whereas Urdu (our National language) is used to communicate among people. The layman (as well as others) is using mainly Roman Urdu (Urdu written with Roman/English alphabets) to communicate while using different communication channels e.g., Mobile SMS, Internet etc. Urdu alphabets are also in use, though it seems difficult to type. One thing is sure that we humans are more comfortable in our native/national language than in English (or any other foreign language) and using Urdu in Naming would increase the outreach of Waze; the end user would see the map in his/her native/national language and would have more tendency to accept it and use it frequently. Hence, language factor must be considered to name a city and street etc.
  
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* City Name:    ڈیرہ اسماعیل خان
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* Alternative City Name:    Dera Ismail Khan
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*City Name:    ڈیرہ اسماعیل خان
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*Alternative City Name:    Dera Ismail Khan
  
 
Road names should follow the same format as cities, Urdu is primary and English is alt.
 
Road names should follow the same format as cities, Urdu is primary and English is alt.
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If you do not know the translation please leave the names marked as "None" and let the local community add the names or reach out to one of the local community members. {{red|Do not use online translators as they are not always accurate}}. Remember you can always navigate across blank road names but you cannot navigate without the roads.
 
If you do not know the translation please leave the names marked as "None" and let the local community add the names or reach out to one of the local community members. {{red|Do not use online translators as they are not always accurate}}. Remember you can always navigate across blank road names but you cannot navigate without the roads.
== Roads ==
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==Roads==
=== Road Types ===
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===Road Types===
 
Pakistan is made up of many different types and styles of roads. Below is a list of a few of them.
 
Pakistan is made up of many different types and styles of roads. Below is a list of a few of them.
  
* {{Freeway|Freeway (FWY)}} - Motorways (limited access roads with no signal control)
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*{{Freeway|Freeway (FWY)}} - Motorways (limited access roads with no signal control)
  
* {{Major Highway|Major Highway (MH)}} - All National Highways (which have numbers likes N55 and Expressways which have numbers E..)
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*{{Major Highway|Major Highway (MH)}} - All National Highways (which have numbers likes N55 and Expressways which have numbers E..)
  
* {{Minor Highway|Minor Highway (mH)}} - All roads that connect two cities.
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*{{Minor Highway|Minor Highway (mH)}} - All roads that connect two cities.
  
* {{Primary Street|Primary Street (PS)}} - Major in-city roads and roads to small villages/Chak.
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*{{Primary Street|Primary Street (PS)}} - Major in-city roads and roads to small villages/Chak.
  
* {{Street}} - Streets within a city that are not listed as above. Typically neighbourhood roads.
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*{{Street}} - Streets within a city that are not listed as above. Typically neighbourhood roads.
  
* {{Private Road|Private Road (PR)}} - Used for gated communities or private roads where the public would not be allowed to be routed through.
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*{{Private Road|Private Road (PR)}} - Used for gated communities or private roads where the public would not be allowed to be routed through.
  
* {{Parking Lot Road|Parking Lot Road (PLR)}} - Roads within a Parking Lot Area, such as shopping centers, Petrol Pumps etc.
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*{{Parking Lot Road|Parking Lot Road (PLR)}} - Roads within a Parking Lot Area, such as shopping centers, Petrol Pumps etc.
  
=== Speed Limits ===
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===Speed Limits===
==== Rural Areas ====
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====Rural Areas====
* {{Freeway|120 km/hr}}
 
  
* {{Major Highway|(ONE WAY) 100 km/hr}}
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*{{Freeway|120 km/hr}}
  
* {{Major Highway|(TWO WAY) 80 km/hr}}
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*{{Major Highway|(ONE WAY) 100 km/hr}}
  
* {{Minor Highway|(ONE WAY) 100 km/hr}}
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*{{Major Highway|(TWO WAY) 80 km/hr}}
  
* {{Minor Highway|(TWO WAY) 80 km/hr}}
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*{{Minor Highway|(ONE WAY) 100 km/hr}}
  
* {{Primary Street|60 km/hr}}
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*{{Minor Highway|(TWO WAY) 80 km/hr}}
  
* {{Street|50 km/hr}}
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*{{Primary Street|60 km/hr}}
==== Urban Areas ====
 
* {{Freeway|120 km/hr}}
 
  
* {{Major Highway|(ONE WAY) 50 km/hr}}
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*{{Street|50 km/hr}}
  
* {{Major Highway|(TWO WAY) 50 km/hr}}
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====Urban Areas====
  
* {{Minor Highway|(ONE WAY) 50 km/hr}}
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*{{Freeway|120 km/hr}}
  
* {{Minor Highway|(TWO WAY) 50 km/hr}}
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*{{Major Highway|(ONE WAY) 50 km/hr}}
  
* {{Primary Street|50 km/hr}}
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*{{Major Highway|(TWO WAY) 50 km/hr}}
  
* {{Street|40 km/hr}}
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*{{Minor Highway|(ONE WAY) 50 km/hr}}
==== ISB, KHI & LHR ====
 
* {{Freeway|120 km/hr}}
 
  
* {{Major Highway|(ONE WAY) 60 km/hr}}
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*{{Minor Highway|(TWO WAY) 50 km/hr}}
  
* {{Major Highway|(TWO WAY) 60 km/hr}}
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*{{Primary Street|50 km/hr}}
  
* {{Minor Highway|(ONE WAY) 60 km/hr}}
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*{{Street|40 km/hr}}
  
* {{Minor Highway|(TWO WAY) 60 km/hr}}
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====ISB, KHI & LHR====
  
* {{Primary Street|60 km/hr}}
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*{{Freeway|120 km/hr}}
  
* {{Street|50 km/hr}}
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*{{Major Highway|(ONE WAY) 60 km/hr}}
=== Lock Levels ===
 
  
==== Minimum Road Lock Standard ====
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*{{Minor Highway|(TWO WAY) 60 km/hr}}
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===Lock Levels===
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====Minimum Road Lock Standard====
  
 
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|style="font-weight:bold; background-color:#ccffcc"|Level
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|{{Freeway|Freeway (FWY)}}
 
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| text = The lock levels above are minimums, meaning that segments may have higher locks.  <br><b>Note:</b> {{red|Do Not Mass Edit}} just to update locks to these standards, these can be adjusted as you find them while editing other aspects of the segments.
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==Places==
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'''Places''' are searchable destinations in the Waze map. They are similar to the "points of interest" found in certain popular GPS devices.
  
==Bugs and limitations==
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'''Area Places''' appear as polygons in the Waze app. Too many of them can clutter the map, creating large gray zones that do not help Wazers orient themselves. Therefore, it is important to use area places only when they are distinctive and significant enough to orient drivers. Exceptions include gas stations, and [[global:Places/Parking_lot|parking lots]] which receive special handling.
Although we think Waze gives the best possibilities for navigation, it knows some [[Problems,_bugs_and_limitations|problems and limitations]] as well. Specific for Pakistan are the following:
 
* '''The map needs to be improved'''  
 
: Due to the status of the road network and the yet small community, the map in Pakistan is not of high quality everywhere. However, the current editing community is working hard to improve the map. You help already by [[Just_drive_around_with_Waze_turned_on|driving with Waze on]]! And if you are in for an adventure, you might [https://support.google.com/waze/answer/7163572?hl=en&ref_topic=6262573 add new roads to the map], or even become a [[File:Mapeditor.png|28px|frameless]][[Pakistan/Editing|Waze Map Editor]].
 
* '''Long distance routing'''
 
: Setting a route over long distances puts a lot of weight on the servers. Depending on the map quality, you can expect routes up to any distance. At this moment, maximum route length will often be less in Pakistan*. If you request a route and the calculation time is too long, you'll receive an error saying "Routing server timeout" or "no route found". We recommend breaking up longer routes into several segments by choosing intermediate destinations.
 
:<small>* ''Note that we are currently upgrading the road network to get better and longer routes!''</small>
 
* '''Known issues in the current app version''' are listed on the [https://support.google.com/waze#topic=6273402 support pages]<br /><br />
 
  
<center>Despite these limitations, we love Waze and hope you will too!
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'''Point Places''' don't appear on the Waze app map. They can be used to help Wazers find public places, especially when they are not already listed in the other destination search engines.
[[File:Waze_Pakistan.png|left|frameless|100x100px]]
 
<big>'''Wishing you fun and happy travels with'''
 
'''Waze in Pakistan!'''</big>
 
  
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'''Residential Point Places''' don't appear on the Waze app map. They can be used for help Wazers find addresses by searching; can be used for residences or businesses.
  
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Non-residential point places and area places appear in both autocomplete and full search in the Waze app. The [[global:Places#When_to_use_Area_or_Point|<u>table of place categories and types</u>]] in the [[global:Main_Page|Global Wiki]], provides guidelines to help map editors decide between point and area places.
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===Gas Stations===
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The Gas Stations feature in the Waze app is active in Pakistan. Prices can only be updated by users in the app. You must be within a radius of 0.3 miles/500 meters and above the rank of a baby Wazer to update gas prices.
  
<big>'''Complete Guide to Waze in the Pakistan'''</big> ( Entire Page Under Development)
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A complete and accurate Gas Station Place enables drivers to search for their favorite brands of fuel and the best fuel prices near their current location or route. More about the gas station functionality in the client can be found in the [https://support.google.com/waze/answer/6262563?visit_id=637258525994718225-3063296777&rd=1 Waze Help Center].
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{{mbox | type =information | text = ''Due to the MegaMapRaid (MMR) that happened in the south of Pakistan, the wiki of Pakistan is in the process of getting updated. The latest guidelines can be found in the [[Pakistan/MMR_Pakistan|raid wiki page]].'' }}<br />
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Refer to the [[Gas Stations|'''Pakistan Gas Station page''']] for detailed information on adding Gas Stations in Pakistan
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==Problem Reports==
  
==Getting Started with Waze==
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In the Waze Map Editor we can see two different kind of [[Problem reports|Problem Reports]]:
  
*[[Waze Version 3.5]]
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:[[File:Request_pin_open-low.png|30px|frameless]][[File:Request_pin_open-med.png|30px|frameless]] URs (Update Requests; map problems reported by Waze users)
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:[[File:Problem pin open-high.png|30px|frameless]][[File:Problem_pin_solved.png|30px|frameless]] MPs (automatically generated Map Problems)
  
*[[Banks of Servers]]
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They show where the map needs work. We must solve them to fix the map. URs also give us a way to contact our fellow Wazers, who may become interested in editing.<br />
  
*[[Dashboard]]
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Other reports on the map are [[File:Wme placemarker new.png|22px|frameless]] Place Update Requests (PURs), which are covered on the page about [https://wazeopedia.waze.com/wiki/Global/Places Places] in the Global Wiki.
  
*[[Online Resources]]
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<br />
  
*[[FAQ]]
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==Bugs and limitations==
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Although we think Waze gives the best possibilities for navigation, it knows some [https://wazeopedia.waze.com/wiki/Global/Problems,_bugs_and_limitations problems and limitations] as well. Specific for Pakistan are the following:
  
==Getting Started with Map Editing==
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*'''The map needs to be improved'''
  
Hopefully you're reading this and want to edit the map, either because you've found a mistake or you want to add a new road. Either way, it is important that you adhere to the standards already set.
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:Due to the status of the road network and the yet small community, the map in Pakistan is not of high quality everywhere. However, the current editing community is working hard to improve the map. You help already by [https://wazeopedia.waze.com/wiki/Global/Just_drive_around_with_Waze_turned_on driving with Waze on]! And if you are in for an adventure, you might [https://support.google.com/waze/answer/7163572?hl=en&ref_topic=6262573 add new roads to the map], or even become a [[File:Mapeditor.png|28px|frameless]][https://wazeopedia.waze.com/wiki/Global/Editing Waze Map Editor].
  
*[[Pakistan Quickstart|Pakistan Quick Start Editing Guide]]
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*'''Long distance routing'''
  
*[[Road Types Pakistan|Road Types Pakistan]]
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:Setting a route over long distances puts a lot of weight on the servers. Depending on the map quality, you can expect routes up to any distance. At this moment, maximum route length will often be less in Pakistan*. If you request a route and the calculation time is too long, you'll receive an error saying "Routing server timeout" or "no route found". We recommend breaking up longer routes into several segments by choosing intermediate destinations.
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:<small>* ''Note that we are currently upgrading the road network to get better and longer routes!''</small>
  
*[[Waze Map Editor|Waze Map Editor Manual]]
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*'''Known issues in the current app version''' are listed on the [https://support.google.com/waze#topic=6273402 support pages]<br /><br />
  
*[[Community Plugins, Extensions and Tools]]
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<center>Despite these limitations, we love Waze and hope you will too!
 
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[[File:Waze_Pakistan.png|left|frameless|100x100px]]
* ''Please also read the various Editing Guidelines below.''
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<big>'''Wishing you fun and happy travels with'''
 
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'''Waze in Pakistan!'''</big>
==Editing Best Practice==
 
Pakistann editors are encouraged to follow these guidelines, which may differ from the generic guides.
 
* [[How to label cities (Pakistan)|How to label Towns and Cities]]
 
* [[How to classify and name roads (Pakistan)|How to classify and name Roads]]
 
* [[How to draw and label landmarks (Pakistan)|How to draw and label Landmarks]]
 
* [[Junctions and Roundabouts (Pakistan)|Junctions and Roundabouts]] See also [[Best_map_editing_practice#Junction_Style_Guide|Junction Style Guide]],[[Creating and Editing a roundabout]]
 
* [[Speed and Traffic Light Enforcement Cameras (Pakistan)|Speed and Traffic Light Enforcement Cameras]]
 
* [[Best map editing practice]] (Main Page)
 
 
 
'''Because of national security legislations, civil and military Vital Areas (VAs)/Vital Points (VPs) should not be added to the map.'''
 
 
 
==Editing Resources for Pakistan==
 
 
 
* [[Pakistan Editing Resources| Pakistan Editing Resources]]
 
 
 
==Whats under the Hood?==
 
*[[Technical Information]]
 
 
 
==Help Improve Waze in Pakistan==
 
*[[Help Improve Waze]]
 
*[[Use your language skills | Get Waze in your language]]
 
 
 
==Known Issues and Waze Status Updates==
 
*[[Problems, bugs and limitations]]
 
*[http://status.waze.com/ Updates on Waze status, service, currently known issues, and completed processes]
 
 
 
== Pakistan Editor Community==
 
* [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=171 Pakistan - Waze Forum]
 
* [https://www.facebook.com/WazePakistan Waze Pakistan Facebook]
 
* [https://twitter.com/wazePakistan Waze Pakistan - Twitter]
 
* [https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/113564637148809220274/113564637148809220274/posts Waze Pakistan G+]
 
 
 
== Suggestions==
 
* [http://waze.uservoice.com/forums/59225-map-editor-and-waze-com-website Waze Uservoice]
 
 
 
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Revision as of 13:31, 15 June 2020

This revision of the page is currently undergoing modifications. The information and guidance is currently considered accurate enough to be followed now. If you would like to contribute to this content, please consider posting in the Pakistan Wiki Discussion forum or the Pakistan Slack first to discuss your ideas.

Welcome to Waze Pakistan


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What is Waze?

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With Waze you can share your driver experience, connect with friends, send your ETA to show when you will be home, or just avoid traffic jams. Waze is crowd-sourced, meaning it is maintained by its users.

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Waze in Pakistan

Communication

Forums

Waze Forums are the official Waze communication platform where you will find a lot of information as an editor. Log into the Waze Pakistan forum using your Waze login and password as you would the editor or app. The forum also has Private Messages (PM) where you can send and receive messages to other editors.

WME Chat
WME-Chat-Window-Minimized.png

While you are editing, you can directly request help in WME chat. It shows you the level of the editor you are talking to. 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 to communicate with local community editors.

Slack

While the Waze Forums are the official method of communications for anything Waze, the local editing community has adapted to Slack for its day to day communication amongst the editors. 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 Pakistan, 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.

Community

Editors

The community consists of all people that uses Waze one way or another. Drivers, editors, wiki master and the like. The current active community management in Pakistan is a mix of local and international editors. For any question or suggestion you can contact them via Waze forums or address one of the champs or project leaders directly from the tables below.

Pakistan — Area, Country Managers, and Country Coordinators
Country Coordinator(s):
[CC] marcin_s (PM)  Profile L6.png
Username Area Managed Comments
Country Managers
marcin_s(6) [PM] Profile L6.png Poland & Pakistan Country Coordinator Badge LocalChamp.pngBadge Mentor.png
Dude495(5) [PM] Profile L5.png
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  Dan B
Pakistan Country Manager
Waze Mentor
Badge Mentor.pngBadge CountryManager.pngBadge MapRaider.png
jawadch(4) [PM] Profile L4.png Pakistan Country Manager Badge CountryManager.png
Kashif_Alvi(4) [PM] Profile L4.png Pakistan Country Manager Badge CountryManager.png
Z__A(4) [PM] Profile L4.png Pakistan Country Manager Badge CountryManager.pngBadge MapRaider.png
Area Managers
Airchair(4) [PM] Profile L4.png North Eastern PK Badge MapRaider.pngBadge AreaManager.png
MoffaCocca(3) [PM] Profile L3.png Lahore Badge AreaManager.png

  • To add yourself, click "Edit Source" on the Editors section and add yourself in the appropriate section following the format of the other users.


The following editors are also editing in the country and may be working towards an Area Manager position. Feel free to contact them for assistance in their respective areas.

Other Area Editors (Add to or edit this section)
Username General Editing Area Comments
SalmanNintyTwo(1) [PM] Profile L1.png Multan


City and Streets

Naming

Unique naming is very important to find a specific address and to improve the end user navigation experience. In Pakistan, we have an additional aspect to consider while naming a city or street which is the dual language system. We are using English as well as Urdu as our language of communication; English is mainly for online tasks whereas Urdu (our National language) is used to communicate among people. The layman (as well as others) is using mainly Roman Urdu (Urdu written with Roman/English alphabets) to communicate while using different communication channels e.g., Mobile SMS, Internet etc. Urdu alphabets are also in use, though it seems difficult to type. One thing is sure that we humans are more comfortable in our native/national language than in English (or any other foreign language) and using Urdu in Naming would increase the outreach of Waze; the end user would see the map in his/her native/national language and would have more tendency to accept it and use it frequently. Hence, language factor must be considered to name a city and street etc.

In Pakistan, we don’t have unique names for each and every street; we have sometimes the street numbers and sometimes names and sometimes we don’t have any name at all for the streets. We are using sectors/ blocks/ community or colony names to find those streets, in our real life. Hence, the sectors/blocks/community/colony factor should also be considered while naming.

Pakistan Team has discussed the naming system for cities to be used and have determined to use Urdu names as the main names and English names as the alternative names. The alternate naming will not create city smudges as long as they aren't both listed on primary names anywhere. Street names as of right now should be left in English.

Example:

  • City Name: ڈیرہ اسماعیل خان
  • Alternative City Name: Dera Ismail Khan

Road names should follow the same format as cities, Urdu is primary and English is alt.


If you do not know the translation please leave the names marked as "None" and let the local community add the names or reach out to one of the local community members. Do not use online translators as they are not always accurate. Remember you can always navigate across blank road names but you cannot navigate without the roads.

Roads

Road Types

Pakistan is made up of many different types and styles of roads. Below is a list of a few of them.

  •  Freeway (FWY)  - Motorways (limited access roads with no signal control)
  •  Major Highway (MH)  - All National Highways (which have numbers likes N55 and Expressways which have numbers E..)
  •  Minor Highway (mH)  - All roads that connect two cities.
  •  Primary Street (PS)  - Major in-city roads and roads to small villages/Chak.
  •  Street  - Streets within a city that are not listed as above. Typically neighbourhood roads.
  •  Private Road (PR)  - Used for gated communities or private roads where the public would not be allowed to be routed through.
  •  Parking Lot Road (PLR)  - Roads within a Parking Lot Area, such as shopping centers, Petrol Pumps etc.

Speed Limits

Rural Areas

  •  120 km/hr 
  •  (ONE WAY) 100 km/hr 
  •  (TWO WAY) 80 km/hr 
  •  (ONE WAY) 100 km/hr 
  •  (TWO WAY) 80 km/hr 
  •  60 km/hr 
  •  50 km/hr 

Urban Areas

  •  120 km/hr 
  •  (ONE WAY) 50 km/hr 
  •  (TWO WAY) 50 km/hr 
  •  (ONE WAY) 50 km/hr 
  •  (TWO WAY) 50 km/hr 
  •  50 km/hr 
  •  40 km/hr 

ISB, KHI & LHR

  •  120 km/hr 
  •  (ONE WAY) 60 km/hr 
  •  (TWO WAY) 60 km/hr 
  •  (ONE WAY) 60 km/hr 
  •  (TWO WAY) 60 km/hr 
  •  60 km/hr 
  •  50 km/hr 

Lock Levels

Minimum Road Lock Standard

Minimum Road Lock Standard
Segment Type Level
 Freeway (FWY)  4
 Ramp  HCS*
 Major Highway (MH)  4
 Minor Highway (mH)  3
 Primary Street (PS)  2
 Street  1
 Private Road (PR)  1
 Parking Lot Road (PLR) 

 Parking Lot Road (Petrol Pumps) 

1

2

 |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-| Railroad |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|  2
 • • • • Ferry • • • •   3
 ⁃     ⁃        ⁃        ⁃        ⁃ Runway ⁃        ⁃        ⁃        ⁃        ⁃  4

* HCS - Locked to the Highest Connecting Segment Lock Level (mH to FWY ramp would be locked to 4)

The lock levels above are minimums, meaning that segments may have higher locks.
Note: Do Not Mass Edit just to update locks to these standards, these can be adjusted as you find them while editing other aspects of the segments.


Places

Places are searchable destinations in the Waze map. They are similar to the "points of interest" found in certain popular GPS devices.

Area Places appear as polygons in the Waze app. Too many of them can clutter the map, creating large gray zones that do not help Wazers orient themselves. Therefore, it is important to use area places only when they are distinctive and significant enough to orient drivers. Exceptions include gas stations, and parking lots which receive special handling.

Point Places don't appear on the Waze app map. They can be used to help Wazers find public places, especially when they are not already listed in the other destination search engines.

Residential Point Places don't appear on the Waze app map. They can be used for help Wazers find addresses by searching; can be used for residences or businesses.

Non-residential point places and area places appear in both autocomplete and full search in the Waze app. The table of place categories and types in the Global Wiki, provides guidelines to help map editors decide between point and area places.

Gas Stations

The Gas Stations feature in the Waze app is active in Pakistan. Prices can only be updated by users in the app. You must be within a radius of 0.3 miles/500 meters and above the rank of a baby Wazer to update gas prices.

A complete and accurate Gas Station Place enables drivers to search for their favorite brands of fuel and the best fuel prices near their current location or route. More about the gas station functionality in the client can be found in the Waze Help Center.

Refer to the Pakistan Gas Station page for detailed information on adding Gas Stations in Pakistan

Problem Reports

In the Waze Map Editor we can see two different kind of Problem Reports:

Request pin open-low.pngRequest pin open-med.png URs (Update Requests; map problems reported by Waze users)
Problem pin open-high.pngProblem pin solved.png MPs (automatically generated Map Problems)

They show where the map needs work. We must solve them to fix the map. URs also give us a way to contact our fellow Wazers, who may become interested in editing.

Other reports on the map are Wme placemarker new.png Place Update Requests (PURs), which are covered on the page about Places in the Global Wiki.


Bugs and limitations

Although we think Waze gives the best possibilities for navigation, it knows some problems and limitations as well. Specific for Pakistan are the following:

  • The map needs to be improved
Due to the status of the road network and the yet small community, the map in Pakistan is not of high quality everywhere. However, the current editing community is working hard to improve the map. You help already by driving with Waze on! And if you are in for an adventure, you might add new roads to the map, or even become a Mapeditor.pngWaze Map Editor.
  • Long distance routing
Setting a route over long distances puts a lot of weight on the servers. Depending on the map quality, you can expect routes up to any distance. At this moment, maximum route length will often be less in Pakistan*. If you request a route and the calculation time is too long, you'll receive an error saying "Routing server timeout" or "no route found". We recommend breaking up longer routes into several segments by choosing intermediate destinations.
* Note that we are currently upgrading the road network to get better and longer routes!
  • Known issues in the current app version are listed on the support pages

Despite these limitations, we love Waze and hope you will too!
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Wishing you fun and happy travels with Waze in Pakistan!