North Dakota

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

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North Dakota is a part of the Plains region, which includes the states and/or territories of:

Iowa / Kansas / Minnesota / Missouri / Nebraska / North Dakota / South Dakota.

Mapping resources


Before editing the maps in North Dakota, 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 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 North Dakota.

Area Managers for North Dakota 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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North Dakota follows the general road naming and road type guidelines of the USA.

ND Lock Standards

In North Dakota 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.

North Dakota Minimum Locking Rank Standard
Segment Type Statewide
 Freeway  4
 Ramp  Highest rank of connected segments
 Major Highway  3
 Minor Highway  3
 Primary Street  2
 Street  1
 • • • • Ferry • • • •   5
 |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-| Railroad |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|  2

See North Dakota/Major roads for guidance in North Dakota that may not be universal to all other states and territories.

Name Normalization

North Dakota will use the following standards for naming:
Interstates: I-xx
US Highways: US-xx
State Highways: ND-xx
County Highways: CR-xx

Special roads

Drivable roads

North Dakota 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 state 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.


North Dakota follows the USA standard for Places. Do not deviate from the guidelines without first obtaining consensus to do so via the state forum linked on this page.

Gas Stations

In the Plains region, stations are named as Station Name (Brand). If the station brand is unknown, then Station Name. If the station name and brand are the same, then Brand. For example:

MinitMart (Shell) [Store Name (Brand)]
Joe's Gas & Tackle [Store Name with no Brand]
QuikTrip [Store Name & Brand are the same]


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 North Dakota.

Based on information researched at the time, the State of North Dakota has no laws or programs in place for red light or speed cameras. 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 state does not currently have an active "to do" list at this time. Check in the North Dakota 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 North Dakota. If you have any questions, please consider contacting them directly as needed. If you are an Area Manager that covers North Dakota, or a USA Country Manager that does a lot of work in North Dakota, please add yourself to this list (alphabetical by username) in the correct rank section.

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

North Dakota — Area, State, Country Managers, and Regional Coordinators
Regional Coordinator(s):
[RC] bretmcvey (PM)  Profile L6.png
[ARC1] ehepner1977 (PM)  Profile L6.png
Username Area Managed Comments
Country Managers (Plains region)
(Add to or edit Country and State sections of table)
bretmcvey(6) [PM] Profile L6.png Countrywide BadgeRC-Temp.pngBadge CountryManager.pngBadge StateManager.pngBadge AreaManager.png
Plains Regional Coordinator
Based in Omaha, NE
the1who(6) [PM] Profile L6.png Countrywide Badge GlobalChamp.pngBadge Mentor Global Champ.png
Plains Assistant Regional Coordinator
TheChrisK(6) [PM] Profile L6.png Countrywide BadgeRC-Temp.pngBadge LocalChamp.pngBadge CountryManager.pngBadge StateManager.pngBadge Mentor.png
Based in Omaha, NE
SunnyRaynbows(5) [PM] Profile L5.png Countrywide Badge CountryManager.pngBadge StateManager.pngBadge AreaManager.pngBadge Mentor.png
Based in KC area
State Managers (Plains region)
GeoApophis(5) [PM] Profile L5.png Statewide Badge StateManager.pngBadge AreaManager.png
Bismarck, North Dakota Resident
RaptorGuyinNC(5) [PM] Profile L5.png Statewide Badge StateManager.pngBadge AreaManager.png
North Carolina Resident
State Managers - Emeritus
Fredo-p(5) [PM] Profile L5.png Emeritus-No Longer Active Badge StateManager.pngBadge MapRaider.png
Arizona State Manager/Arizona Resident
Area Managers
(Add to or edit this section)
LennyNRPD(5) [PM] Profile L5.png Statewide MSM Badge StateManager.pngBadge AreaManager.pngBadge Mentor.pngBadge MapRaider.png
triage685(5) [PM] Profile L5.png Statewide North Dakota Badge StateManager.pngBadge Mentor.png
Virginia State Manager
JeremyS132(2) [PM] Profile L2.png West Fargo\Fargo\Moorhead Badge AreaManager.pngFargo, North Dakota Resident
EdFromOhio(5) [PM] Profile L5.png Statewide Badge StateManager.pngBadge AreaManager.pngBadge Mentor.png
OH State Manager

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