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This page serves as the primary resource for editors of the Guam region. Review all the sections to better understand how the guidelines for this territory might deviate from the overall USA or worldwide guidelines. If you have any comments or questions about this page or territory refer to the community links below.

Buen binidu (Welcome) to the Guam Wiki Page.

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Also, please add yourself to the Editor list!


Guam is a part of the Territories region, which includes the states and/or territories of:

American Samoa / Guam / Northern Mariana Islands / Puerto Rico / Virgin Islands.

Mapping resources


Before editing the maps in the Guam region, be sure to fully review and understand the editing manual.

The Waze user community follows the Waze etiquette guidelines discussed in the Wiki. Be sure to familiarize yourself with these guiding principals while editing the maps and this Wiki, as well as when communicating with other Waze users.

The following links can be helpful when editing the maps in the Guam region.
Add some generic USA mapping links while waiting for local editors to populate the page.



The Waze forum is a great place to find answers to previously asked questions and also a place to ask new ones. Below are links to the forums specific to the Guam region.

Area Managers for Guam can be found in the table below.

New editors should consider checking into the formal mentoring program available at no charge.

Cities and towns


One of the most common errors when editing the maps is when an editor creates a road and does not confirm the road by setting the city and road name (or stating it has none).

Duplicate cities can be caused by incorrectly named segments and should be corrected following the guidelines in the duplicate cities article.

Some states and territories manage a separate page on cities and towns to identify the specific city names that should be entered, and no others. For states that do not have a separate page to track the names, see this Wikipedia link and find the state or territory in question.

Major roads

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The Guam region follows the general road naming and road type guidelines of the USA.

In Guam we have a set minimum standard for locking roads based on segment type. Any road of a certain segment type must be locked at least to the rank (level) in the chart below. Roads may be locked higher for protection and special situations (areas with construction, tricky design, frequent mistakes, imaging inaccuracies, and the like), but should not be locked lower.

A great time to implement these locks is while bringing the road types of an area into compliance with the current US road type standards (FC and highway systems). Lock the roads based on type after they've been set to current US road type standards.

Guam Minimum Locking Rank Standard
Segment Type Statewide
 Freeway  5
 Ramp  4
 Major Highway  4
 Minor Highway  3
 Primary Street  2
 Street  1
 • • • • Ferry • • • •   5
 |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-| Railroad |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|  2

Special roads

Drivable roads

The Guam region follows the standard USA guidelines for all of the following special road types.

Non-drivable roads

Review the Wiki guidelines for non-drivable roads to ensure compliance with the general guidelines.

Guidelines that vary by state or territory

The following special roads are managed slightly uniquely in some states and territories. This territory uses the following standard guidelines found in the Wiki.


When managing a section of roadway under construction or being closed for a major event, follow the Wiki guidelines on construction zones and Real time closures.

The Federal Highway Administration keeps a website indexing all states that can provide highway and construction project information. Go to the page, find your state, and check the links for the desired information.


The Guam region follows the USA standard for Places. Do not deviate from the guidelines without first obtaining consensus to do so via the territory forum linked on this page.


Not every camera-looking device at an intersection is a speed or red light camera. Generally speaking:

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    a speed camera takes a photograph of a vehicle when it passes by the camera at too high a speed.
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    a red light camera takes a photograph of a vehicle that enters an intersection after the light is red. In some areas, it takes the photograph when a vehicle is not clear of the intersection some period after the light turns red.

Be sure to know your cameras before accepting new camera reports.

When adding a camera, be sure to review the camera placement recommendations.

Laws regarding speed and red light cameras vary between the states and territories, so be sure to understand the details of camera legality in the Guam region.

Based on information researched at the time this page was created, Waze editors have not determined the legality of red light or speed cameras in the Guam region.

No other camera types should be mapped in Waze.

To do list

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Many states and territories keep an active list of pending or closed actions that need to be done in the state by the editors. All editors are welcome to contribute to the list of activities.

This territory does not currently have an active "to do" list at this time. Check in the Guam section of the Waze forums to discuss creating one.

Area Managers

The table below identifies the editors also designated as Area Managers or higher who are editing in the Guam region. If you have any questions, please consider contacting them directly as needed. If you are an Area Manager that covers the Guam region, or a USA Country Manager that does a lot of work in the Guam region, please add yourself to this list (alphabetical by username) in the correct rank section.

The editor who also serves as the Regional Coordinator for the Guam region is automatically listed at the top of the table. That editor may not be highly active in this territory and therefore may not be listed separately in the table.

Guam — Area, State, Country Managers, and Regional Coordinators
Regional Coordinator(s):
[RC] nnote (PM [Help])  Profile L6.png
Username Area Managed Comments
Country Managers (Territories region)
(Add to or edit Country and State sections of table)
nnote(6) [PM [Help]] Profile L6.png
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Territories Regional Coordinator
Dmcrandall(5) [PM [Help]] Profile L5.png
Avatar Dmcrandall.jpg
Country Wide Badge Mentor.pngBadge CountryManager.pngBadge MapRaider.png
US Country Manager
Territory Managers (Territories region)
Rank5Example(5) [PM [Help]] Profile L5.png Statewide Badge LocalChamp.pngBadge Mentor Local Champ.png
Resident of state
Rank5Too(5) [PM [Help]] Profile L5.png Statewide Badge Mentor Local Champ.pngBadge LocalChamp.png
Working in state now
Area Managers
(Add to or edit this section)
mhh60(5) [PM [Help]] Profile L5.png Island-wide Badge StateManager.pngBadge AreaManager.pngBadge MapRaider.pngBadge Mentor.png
SM in NM, PM in ON, AM in US Pacific Territories, AK, PR & KS
harrypotter418(3) [PM [Help]] Profile L3.png Island-wide Badge AreaManager.png
Also edits in CT

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