Florida Raid

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MapRaid! Florida has begun on 2015-04-04, Saturday. 19:00 UTC. The raid will last for roughly 7 days.
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Registration for the MapRaid! is now closed. To hear about future MapRaids please join the MapRaid #Slack.

Welcome to Florida!

Mission

Our primary mission is to fix what is broken as well as fine tune what is already working. This will be handled through a variety of methods:

  • Handling URs, PURs, and MPs (and fixing already approved places)
  • Fixing streets (correcting elevation, turns, extra nodes, alternate names, etc)
  • Routing corrections (usually found in URs or by randomly attempting to route between points and looking for irregularities)
  • FC errors (but do not downgrade without getting local guidance! See FC warning immediately below.) - FC will mostly be handled by rank 5/6 editors in this raid.

Local Hosts

ggrane (PM)  Profile L2.png - Florida SM

t0cableguy (PM)  Profile L2.png - Florida SM

jakflash (PM)  Profile L2.png - Florida SM

HuckD (PM)  Profile L2.png - Georgia SM

BruceQC (PM)  Profile L2.png - Rank 3

jbrianj (PM)  Profile L2.png - Rank 3

spedracr (PM)  Profile L2.png - Rank 3

uscwaller (PM)  Profile L2.png - Rank 3

Young7Up (PM)  Profile L2.png - Rank 3

barfmanthegreat (PM)  Profile L2.png - Rank 2

crew_rest (PM)  Profile L2.png - Rank 2

dashks (PM)  Profile L2.png - Rank 2

heladocaliente (PM)  Profile L2.png - Rank 2

keepfsusafe (PM)  Profile L2.png - Rank 2

Twintiggrz (PM)  Profile L2.png - Rank 2

txemt (PM)  Profile L2.png - Rank 6 RC/Champ

driving79 (PM)  Profile L2.png - Rank 6 SE RC/Champ

Important!

Please DO NOT EDIT ANYTHING IN OR NEAR A THEME PARK!!! It does not matter what rank you are, do not touch it. This means, no editing roads, URs, PURs, MPs, or anything else in or near a theme park/major attraction. If you find anything wrong, please ask one of the SM Local Hosts.

Please do not alter any of the following roads:

  • I-275 in Tampa, FL
  • US-19 in Clearwater/St.Pete, FL area
  • Selmon Expressway in Tampa, FL
  • I-4 anywhere in Florida
  • I-595 in Broward County / S Fl
  • I-95 in Broward County / S Fl
  • Dolphin Expressway in Dade County / S Fl
  • Palmetto Expressway in Dade County / S Fl

If you think you have found an issue for any of the above, please consult with a Local Host PRIOR to any changes. All of these roads are under heavy construction, or have complex restrictions.


Please do not alter any of the following road types without first consulting a Local Host (unless changes are being made to match Functional Classification (FC)): Freeway, Ramp, Major Highway, minor Highway, Primary Street. You may edit these roads, but do not change the type of the segment (excluding FC work). Confirmation should be obtained before making changes to any of these road types that go against FC.

Please do not mass-edit Do not perform edits which will affect large numbers of segments at once. The edit history of segments is highly valuable in the process of solving URs. Mass editing effectively mass erases this history, permanently.

Anything locked at 5 or 6? Please check with a local editor before making changes.
If you are a rank 5 or 6 editor - consider keeping highlights active for locks 5 and 6.

Close nodes We make extensive use of the " micro-dogleg" technique, where a geometry node is carefully placed, at full zoom, directly next to a junction node, in order to set the angle to create a desired Turn/Stay/Exit prompt. Please watch for these if you move any junction node, and be sure to recreate the same angle at the new location.

Local Guidance

Functional Classification

Functional Class: Install the free ARCGIS viewer and download the FC layer. Do not use the IMAP website from FL DOT, it is outdated.

In the United States, we set our road types using a national standard called Functional Classification (FC). You can read a detailed explanation in our Road Type Wiki

FL DOT functional classification classifies roads as

  • A Principal Arterial-Interstate, Freeways, or Expressways is a  Freeway .
  • A Principal Arterial-Other is a  Major Highway .
  • A US Highway (US-XX) classified as a Minor Arterial is a  Major Highway .
  • A Minor Arterial is a  Minor Highway .
  • A State Highway (SR-XX) classified as a Collector is a  Minor Highway .
  • A Major or Minor Collector is a  Primary Street .
  • A County Route (CR-XX) classified as a Collector is a  Primary Street .
  • All other roads are to be classified as  Street 

Road Locking Standard

There are some cases that do not adhere to this standard, such as military base gates (6), and any theme park type areas in Orlando (5/6). Further, all gates at gated communities / private installation should be locked to at least 5.

Standard for locking roads in the southeast region:
Segment Type Default locks
 Freeway  5
 Ramp  5
 Major Highway  5
 Minor Highway  4
 Primary Street  3
 Street  1
 • • • • Ferry • • • •   5
 |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-| Railroad |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|  2

Elevation

In general, all freeways should have an elevation of ground. Roads running over or under the freeways will have an elevation of +1 or -1. Where two freeways cross, the overpass should generally have +1 elevation. More complicated junctions may need more complicated treatment; apply the principal of "freeway defines ground level whenever possible" and keep elevations as sensible as possible. Remember that this region is not very hilly.

UR & MP Guidance

Responding to Update Requests (URs), Place Update Requests (PURs), and Map Problems (MPs) will be the primary focus of the MapRaid teams. Please make sure to follow the guidance on dealing with URs, PURs, and MPs as they are clearly explained in the UR wiki page. Be especially careful to always leave a comment when closing a UR to explain why you are closing it, or how you fixed it. If there is no problem with the map to fix, don't mark it as solved, mark it as "Not Identified".

Our only variation for the MapRaid from the general guidance on handling URs, is that we are reducing the 7 day wait periods to 4 days. If you need to ask the reporter a question, you still must comment and wait 4 days, then if no response, put another comment as to why you are closing the UR before closing as "Not Identified". If you are able to fully diagnose and fix the problem, then comment what the fix was, and close it as "Solved".

We will not be sending reminder comments after the 4 days. We send one comment asking for info, if there is no response after 4 days, close the UR. Please try to solve the UR, if that's not possible mark it as Not Identified. (We should still be sending a closing comment before closing, and it's OK to send follow up comments if you need additional information after the first response.)

Please keep UR response comments to a minimum, short and to the point. Aim for no more than 3-4 lines total. The UrComments script already has a long list of canned UR responses which have been vetted by a group of senior editors.

If a UR is a [NOTE] or [CONSTRUCTION] type, do not close this UR unless you are the reporter.

Place Editing

Places from both editors and trusted users have become a major issue. Misspelled names, wrong categories, missing addresses (EVERY business place should have an address!!), poor location, and incorrectly assigned photos are all over the map. Use the powerful Place Browser (link below) and the information on the Place editing section of the Southeast wiki to get these places corrected.

The following exceptions to the national guidance are NOT mapped in FL:

  • interchanges/junctions
  • water (if a major body of water that is missing from the map, ask the RC or an SM)
  • islands
  • beaches
  • toll plazas

Exceptions to a point or area that ARE mapped in the southeast:

  • Post Office is an area
  • Car Dealership is always a point


For Place Harmonization, please click here!


Please use good judgement when approving photos. Any photo which has nothing to do with the actual place, reject. This is including, but not limited to body parts, car parts, bathrooms, children, & animals. If you're not sure, please ask one of the senior editors.

Gas Stations
Gas Stations should be locked to level 3 but, only after all data fields in the gas station have been filled. At least ensure that Brand, Name and Address have information. Remember to ask a local host if you need help identifying gas station information.

For editors below rank 3, once you have completely filled out a gas station with the minimum required information, please lock to your level and then ask for a lock request.

Finally, DO NOT USE THE BRAND "UNBRANDED". If it is a no brand gas station, just leave the brand field blank.

Places Locking Standard

  • Lock at rank 5: hospitals, universities, park and ride lots, arenas, airports.
  • Lock at 3: any other place that has at least a correct category, correct name, and correct address with house number..
  • If you cannot lock high enough because of rank, lock as high as you can, and get help from a higher-ranked editor to lock properly. You can keep a personal list of Permalinks to share with the other editor.

Toll Roads

It is our custom to mark the toll checkbox on the entire sections of Toll Roads to include those ramps which are tolled. If you have a question about one of these lanes, please contact a Local Host.

Construction

There may be some roads which are not on the editor, so if you see a missing road, see if there is an actual neighborhood by turning on the GPS tracks. There are always a large number of major construction projects in process. These construction projects can cause frequent intermittent road closures. Many closures change daily and cause great numbers of URs to appear. When handling URs in one of these areas, be aware that reports of "Turn not allowed", "Missing road", "Wrong driving direction" are common, but may not indicate a map problem that can be fixed, because the physical road situation will change before our edits can take effect.

LINKS: Major FL Projects

U-turns

In Florida, U-turns are allowed unless specifically denied by signage. In general we can confirm, lock or "harden" U-turns (click to remove the Purple question mark indicating a soft turn -- see the Wiki)."

Special Road Types

All your questions can be answered here concerning Alleys, Non-driveable, Emergency/DOT, Ferries, and Railroads: Special Roads

Cameras

Camera information is found here: Camera Information

Private Installations

Military Bases - Please contact txemt (PM)  Profile L2.png or driving79 (PM)  Profile L2.png if you need to update a military base in Florida.

Gated Neighborhoods - Florida maps gated neighborhoods with the resident approach. Meaning, map the neighborhood if you were a resident, and had access to the neighborhood if you were one. Florida is the land of gated neighborhoods, please contact Local Hosts if you have any questions on how to map this correctly.

DO NOT MAP THE GUARD/GATE HOUSE AS A PLACE AREA OR POINT for a neighborhood.

Mapping Resources

County Maps: County Maps

FL DOT: FL DOT Website

Communication

Communication will be handled primarily in #Slack Channels and WME chat can also be used. The WME Chat addon is recommended. Special Slack channels will be set up and named by raid location and group. Please be sure to join the slack WazeMapRaid Team and join the channels for the specific MapRaid and group you are assigned to.

Click here to get your Slack invitation. Be sure to choose WazeMapRaid to the MapRaid question.

If you have an issue getting into the slack team and channels, please reach out to one of the MapRaid organizers.


Unlock and Lock Requests

Unlock and lock requests should be handled in your teams slack channel. Each team has at least one rank 5 editor, most have more. If you can't get a response in your teams channel, you can try the Florida MapRaid! Channel.

Due to the close group and rapid time frame for editing, we can accomplish things much faster if we handle it all in-house. There is no need to post unlock requests to the forum for MapRaid! related edits.

Unlock requests should include the permalink preferably without layers, the changes you would like to make, and the reasoning behind the changes you'd like to make.

Reference Links

The Basics

Recommended Tools

  • The Overlay for Florida Counties is available on GreasyFork and indicates what county you are in on the map as you work. You will need TamperMonkey (Chrome) or GreaseMonkey (Firefox) to install and use this. By: Davielde (PM)  Profile L2.png, updated by ggrane (PM)  Profile L2.png
  • [[User:Rickzabel/URComments|UrComments] - a tremendous time and labor saving tool with automation and integration with URO+, to help with working URs. Read the documentation. By: Rickzabel (PM)  Profile L2.png
  • Place Browser - This tool lists all places in the specified area, and flags some things that MIGHT be problems. It is up to you to decide what to do with this information. Be sure to apply the global, national, and local guidelines for places. Be sure to click the About tab to get an overview of the tool. By: Joyriding (PM)  Profile L2.png
  • Validator is a script that validates a map area in Waze Map Editor, highlights issues and generates a very detailed report with wiki references and solutions.
    Download links:
    • For Chrome browser please download the script at Chrome Web Store
    • For Firefox browser please download the script at GreasyFork.org
      Note: for Firefox browser you also need Greasemonkey or Tampermonkey installed.
  • WME Chat Addon is a script that improves the WME chat GUI. For a list of all the features check the thread here. By: Dummyd2 (PM)  Profile L2.png
    • Tapermonkey/Greasmonkey is required to use this script

Mapraid edit lists

Spreadsheets and forms are being used to streamline management of various group efforts and track important edits. Below you can find links to use these these forms, sheets, and see the lists.

Boots on the ground

We need local boots on the ground to check things. Please add requests for locals to go and scout things in person, as in on the road. Some examples when this would be used include to check and see if:

  • The street view is accurate,
  • A road is really closed,
  • A turn really allowed/prohibited, etc.

To make a new request, or respond to an existing request, please use this form.


View sheet as full Webpage

Place Name Harmonization

These name spellings are standardized so that Wazers will receive consistent results when searching in the client. Please use them when you edit one of these chain or franchise businesses.

If you don't find the business you're looking for, please use this form to submit the missing information.


View this list full-screen in Google Sheets

Groups

MapRaid! Florida
Regional Coordinator: driving79 (PM)  Profile L2.png
Username (rank) Team Assigned Comments Team Area
t0cableguy(5) [PM] Profile L5.png 01 - Tampa/St Pete Badge StateManager.png
Mapraid Florida group 01.png

Team map area. Click image to open Waze Map Editor (WME) to this location

#Slack Channel
HuckD(5) [PM] Profile L5.png 01 - Tampa/St Pete Badge StateManager.png
Machete808(5) [PM] Profile L5.png 01 - Tampa/St Pete Badge StateManager.png
SanzClew(4) [PM] Profile L4.png 01 - Tampa/St Pete Badge AreaManager.png
autenil(3) [PM] Profile L3.png 01 - Tampa/St Pete Badge AreaManager.png
bundlegut(3) [PM] Profile L3.png 01 - Tampa/St Pete Badge AreaManager.png
Hawkeyevaw124(3) [PM] Profile L3.png 01 - Tampa/St Pete
jep65(3) [PM] Profile L3.png 01 - Tampa/St Pete Badge AreaManager.png
rickzabel(3) [PM] Profile L3.png 01 - Tampa/St Pete
Barfmanthegreat(2) [PM] Profile L2.png 01 - Tampa/St Pete Badge AreaManager.png
JakePost(2) [PM] Profile L2.png 01 - Tampa/St Pete
Japoro(2) [PM] Profile L2.png 01 - Tampa/St Pete
jlspence99(2) [PM] Profile L2.png 01 - Tampa/St Pete Badge AreaManager.png
FrankHewes(1) [PM] Profile L1.png 01 - Tampa/St Pete
orbitc(6) [PM] Profile L6.png 02 - Lakeland BadgeRC-Temp.pngBadge LocalChamp.png
Mapraid Florida group 02.jpg

Team map area. Click image to open Waze Map Editor (WME) to this location

#Slack Channel
bz2012(5) [PM] Profile L5.png 02 - Lakeland Badge StateManager.png
PleaseDriveFast(4) [PM] Profile L4.png 02 - Lakeland Badge AreaManager.pngBadge Mentor.png
Kinematic(3) [PM] Profile L3.png 02 - Lakeland Badge AreaManager.png
SAR85(3) [PM] Profile L3.png 02 - Lakeland Badge AreaManager.png
Uscwaller(3) [PM] Profile L3.png 02 - Lakeland Badge AreaManager.png
ctheseridges(2) [PM] Profile L2.png 02 - Lakeland
SetApart4Christ(2) [PM] Profile L2.png 02 - Lakeland
Tsudonihm(2) [PM] Profile L2.png 02 - Lakeland
Twintiggrz(2) [PM] Profile L2.png 02 - Lakeland
z00k(2) [PM] Profile L2.png 02 - Lakeland
havanaday(6) [PM] Profile L6.png 03 - Palm Bay BadgeRC-Temp.pngBadge LocalChamp.png
Mapraid Florida group 03.jpg

Team map area. Click image to open Waze Map Editor (WME) to this location

#Slack Channel
SkiDooGuy(5) [PM] Profile L5.png 03 - Palm Bay Badge CountryManager.pngBadge Mentor.png
irowiki(4) [PM] Profile L4.png 03 - Palm Bay Badge AreaManager.png
grsmhiker(3) [PM] Profile L3.png 03 - Palm Bay Badge AreaManager.png
JButz2(3) [PM] Profile L3.png 03 - Palm Bay Badge AreaManager.png
MichiganRoadRunner(2) [PM] Profile L2.png 03 - Palm Bay
Tater-Head(2) [PM] Profile L2.png 03 - Palm Bay
TheLastTatertot(2) [PM] Profile L2.png 03 - Palm Bay
saddlehump(1) [PM] Profile L1.png 03 - Palm Bay
Jakflash(5) [PM] Profile L5.png 04 - Fort Pierce Badge StateManager.png
Mapraid Florida group 04.jpg

Team map area. Click image to open Waze Map Editor (WME) to this location

#Slack Channel
bart99gt(5) [PM] Profile L5.png 04 - Fort Pierce Badge StateManager.png
Joyriding(4) [PM] Profile L4.png 04 - Fort Pierce Badge AreaManager.png
geopgeop(3) [PM] Profile L3.png 04 - Fort Pierce Badge AreaManager.png
jbrianj(3) [PM] Profile L3.png 04 - Fort Pierce Badge AreaManager.png
MRedRaider(3) [PM] Profile L3.png 04 - Fort Pierce Badge AreaManager.png
subcritical71(3) [PM] Profile L3.png 04 - Fort Pierce Badge AreaManager.png
HeladoCaliente(2) [PM] Profile L2.png 04 - Fort Pierce Badge AreaManager.png
Mulligan87(2) [PM] Profile L2.png 04 - Fort Pierce
sketch(6) [PM] Profile L6.png 05 - Sarasota Badge GlobalChamp.pngBadge Mentor Global Champ.png
Mapraid Florida group 05.jpg

Team map area. Click image to open Waze Map Editor (WME) to this location

#Slack Channel
MojaveCactusMonkey(5) [PM] Profile L5.png 05 - Sarasota Badge StateManager.pngBadge Mentor.png
cmmobile(4) [PM] Profile L4.png 05 - Sarasota Badge AreaManager.png
Dmcrandall(4) [PM] Profile L4.png 05 - Sarasota Badge StateManager.pngBadge Mentor.png
DaveKS14(3) [PM] Profile L3.png 05 - Sarasota Badge AreaManager.png
eeschuler(3) [PM] Profile L3.png 05 - Sarasota Badge AreaManager.png
moogonk(3) [PM] Profile L3.png 05 - Sarasota
MrByte_OnTheRoad(3) [PM] Profile L3.png 05 - Sarasota Badge AreaManager.png
aestewa(2) [PM] Profile L2.png 05 - Sarasota
DashKS(2) [PM] Profile L2.png 05 - Sarasota
iteachthefuture(2) [PM] Profile L2.png 05 - Sarasota
jstrangfeld(5) [PM] Profile L5.png 06 - Swamp Badge StateManager.png
Mapraid Florida group 06.jpg

Team map area. Click image to open Waze Map Editor (WME) to this location

#Slack Channel
kudu12323(4) [PM] Profile L4.png 06 - Swamp Badge AreaManager.png
jr1982jr(3) [PM] Profile L3.png 06 - Swamp Badge AreaManager.png
JustinS83(3) [PM] Profile L3.png 06 - Swamp
Nimbus-(3) [PM] Profile L3.png 06 - Swamp Badge AreaManager.png
Rooksie(3) [PM] Profile L3.png 06 - Swamp
theups(3) [PM] Profile L3.png 06 - Swamp Badge Mentor.png
awhardin(2) [PM] Profile L2.png 06 - Swamp
dchary2418(2) [PM] Profile L2.png 06 - Swamp
KeepFSUSafe(2) [PM] Profile L2.png 06 - Swamp Badge AreaManager.png
txemt(6) [PM] Profile L6.png 07 - Broward/Palm Beach BadgeRC-Temp.pngBadge LocalChamp.png
Mapraid Florida group 07.jpg

Team map area. Click image to open Waze Map Editor (WME) to this location

#Slack Channel
karlcr9911(5) [PM] Profile L5.png 07 - Broward/Palm Beach Badge StateManager.png
shadoh(5) [PM] Profile L5.png 07 - Broward/Palm Beach Badge StateManager.png
coontex(4) [PM] Profile L4.png 07 - Broward/Palm Beach Badge AreaManager.png
Made2Map(4) [PM] Profile L4.png 07 - Broward/Palm Beach
Ryanh85(3) [PM] Profile L3.png 07 - Broward/Palm Beach Badge AreaManager.png
spedracr(3) [PM] Profile L3.png 07 - Broward/Palm Beach
triage685(3) [PM] Profile L3.png 07 - Broward/Palm Beach Badge AreaManager.png
banchormin(2) [PM] Profile L2.png 07 - Broward/Palm Beach
brprigge(2) [PM] Profile L2.png 07 - Broward/Palm Beach Badge AreaManager.png
mudge42(2) [PM] Profile L2.png 07 - Broward/Palm Beach Badge AreaManager.png
daref8(1) [PM] Profile L1.png 07 - Broward/Palm Beach
UnassumingLocalGuy(1) [PM] Profile L1.png 07 - Broward/Palm Beach
spankdog(6) [PM] Profile L6.png 08 - Broward/Dade Badge LocalChamp.pngBadge Mentor Local Champ.png
Mapraid Florida group 08.jpg

Team map area. Click image to open Waze Map Editor (WME) to this location

#Slack Channel
ct13(5) [PM] Profile L5.png 08 - Broward/Dade Badge StateManager.png
ggrane(5) [PM] Profile L5.png 08 - Broward/Dade Badge StateManager.png
kwrigh01(4) [PM] Profile L4.png 08 - Broward/Dade Badge AreaManager.pngBadge Mentor.png
SteveInArk(4) [PM] Profile L4.png 08 - Broward/Dade Badge AreaManager.png
turnertr(4) [PM] Profile L4.png 08 - Broward/Dade Badge AreaManager.png
jroman7(3) [PM] Profile L3.png 08 - Broward/Dade Badge AreaManager.png
serega_12(3) [PM] Profile L3.png 08 - Broward/Dade Badge AreaManager.png
AJSmoke(2) [PM] Profile L2.png 08 - Broward/Dade
ComstockMine(2) [PM] Profile L2.png 08 - Broward/Dade
lordmogra(2) [PM] Profile L2.png 08 - Broward/Dade
mrsmith66(2) [PM] Profile L2.png 08 - Broward/Dade
driving79(6) [PM] Profile L6.png 09 - Fort Myers BadgeRC-Temp.pngBadge LocalChamp.png
Mapraid Florida group 09.jpg

Team map area. Click image to open Waze Map Editor (WME) to this location

#Slack Channel
ialangford(5) [PM] Profile L5.png 09 - Fort Myers Badge StateManager.png
ply8808(5) [PM] Profile L5.png 09 - Fort Myers Badge CountryManager.pngBadge Mentor.png
mike0723(4) [PM] Profile L4.png 09 - Fort Myers Badge AreaManager.png
BruceQC(3) [PM] Profile L3.png 09 - Fort Myers
eaglejm7(3) [PM] Profile L3.png 09 - Fort Myers Badge AreaManager.png
Ohmanrayman(3) [PM] Profile L3.png 09 - Fort Myers
Young7Up(3) [PM] Profile L3.png 09 - Fort Myers
AvedYah(2) [PM] Profile L2.png 09 - Fort Myers
Crew_Rest(2) [PM] Profile L2.png 09 - Fort Myers
wallydury(2) [PM] Profile L2.png 09 - Fort Myers
SteveGrin(1) [PM] Profile L1.png 09 - Fort Myers