* [https://www.tampermonkey.net Tampermonkey] which is needed for the installation of some scripts.
* [https://greasyfork.org/en/scripts/28268-wme-me WME
ME] provides assistance in identifying the correct longitude and latitude for a place. (If you are looking for permalinks, the lat/lon for the pin will be centered on your screen. Use the WME ME! script to easily see where the pin will be dropped.)
* [https://greasyfork.org/en/scripts/23367-wme-form-filler Form Filler Script] when activated by the push of a button in WME, copies data from the editor into related forms. It greatly Improves productivity and reduces the opportunity for errors.
'''Step 2 - Establish Crisis Event Infrastructure.''' Leaders create an MTE (Major Traffic Event) under which all closures will be created. The USA VEOC Admin team creates the necessary Discord channels including those required to monitor media feeds. They also post in Discord the updated closure form, closure sheet, and form filler script.
'''Step 3 - Notify Community & Request Editing Freeze.''' Leaders communicate that the VEOC is activated
(Discord, GHO, forums, etc .). All editing is stopped in the affected area so that closures can be placed as needed. (Any edit, which forces a change to the segment id, will need to be processed via a tile update (TU) before a closure can be added to that segment.)
'''Step 4 - Add Emergency Shelters to the Map.''' Waze crisis team emails leaders a google sheet with all known available shelters. Editors add
these to the map via WME. ALL EDITORS, regardless of rank or experience, are welcome to The shelters appear in the client when a wazer searches for “Help”.'''
'''Step 5 - Input Road Closures.'''
'''Step 6 - Monitor Feeds & Other Media Outlets.'''
'''Step 7 - Reopen Roads and Close Shelters as
Needed / Reported.'''
'''Step 8 - Deactivate VEOC
Event''' Once the number of active closures has dropped low enough so that the local editors can take over an manage them, the VEOC is closed. A post mortem is conducted by leadership to discuss what improvements can be made to the process in advance of the next event. (Ideas which have been posted in the # suggestions channel are included in this review. )
==How Can I Help?==
All editors whether local or from the community at large, regardless of rank or experience, are encouraged to join the effort and help those in the affected area(s).
A desire to help is all that is needed. The focus of VEOC efforts center on identifying, locating , and adding emergency shelters to the map. Also, we identify, locate and add road closures to map. The efforts are ongoing and continuous. Over time, once the weather related event has passed, the focus starts to shift towards removing closures and opening the roads up to traffic. Once the situation becomes manageable by local editors, the VEOC event is closed and deactivated.
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Remember: '''All commercial maps, including Google Maps, are prohibited as Waze sources.''' Privately owned data can not be used for Waze mapping. This is critical: Data found to have come from a non-approved source can cause Waze to lose all the contributed data in a large area.
==TIPS, TRICKS, & SHORTCUTS==
Non-VEOC Issues== At this time, there is no formal method in place to address identified map issues which are beyond the scope of the VEOC event mission. Discussions are underway as to address these. (Forms and/or spreadsheets may be developed to help local editors located and address these important map issues.)
==LINKED PAGE: How to Process
Shelters: Shelter Tracking Sheet Instructions==
== LINKED PAGE: Closure Form Instructions (Scriptless) ==
== LINKED PAGE
: How to Process Road Closures: Closure Sheet Instructions ==