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A Map Problem or Automated Problem Report comes from the Waze system when it detects something that is happening in the real world as tracked by the Waze client apps that does not match the logic in the map data. There are three options the editor can use to respond to these Map Problems: '''Solved''', '''Not Identified''', or leave it as '''Open'''.  Just because you do not know the solution doesn't mean that another editor won't figure it out, so do not use '''Not Identified''' to mean that you alone cannot identify the problem as this closes the problem for all editors.
== Interface Elements==
The color of the problem balloon, just like Update Requests, are indicative of something. In the case of Problems, it is the number of drivers affected by, or driving through the problem area, in an unexpected manner. The more drive traces which follow the same route, the higher the likelihood that this problem needs to be fixed. An exclamation point in the icon shows that the problem is open and the color indicates how many drivers have gone through that area with that problem.
[[File:Problem pin open-low.png|left|Problem pin open-low.png]] A yellow problem balloon has been generated by 1-3 drives. {{clear|left}} [[File:Problem pin open-med.png|left|Problem pin open-med.png]] An orange problem balloon has been generated by 4-7 drives. {{clear|left}} [[File:Problem pin open-high.png|left|Problem pin open-high.png]] A red problem balloon has been generated by 8 or more drives. {{clear|left}} [[File:Problem pin not-identified.png|left|Problem pin not-identified.png]] The Problem changes to this icon when you mark it as "Not Identified." If a Problem is marked as "Not Identified", Waze will not show it again in that location, so mark problems as "Not Identified" only if you are certain that there is not actually a problem there. {{clear|left}}[[File:Problem pin solved.png|left|Problem pin solved.png]] This is a Solved Problem and appears once you fix a problem and mark it as "Solved".  Waze will treat this location as "Problem-free". If Waze identifies a new problem in the same place, it will display a new Map Problem there. {{clear}}
When you click on an a Problem balloon, the top portion of the map display area is taken over by the information for the problem.
The top bar of the Problem states that this is an "automatically detected" Problem.
The list below may not be all inclusive of all possible problem types. If you find a problem type not entered below, come to the [ Wiki Changes forum] to report the missing problem report so it can be added.
Note that when you mark an Automated Problem Report as Not  Identified, Waze does not show the same Problem type in that location in the future. Therefore, unless you are certain there is no problem there, it is better either to mark it Solved or leave it Open for another editor to resolve. === Parking lot input as point ===When Parking Lots are added to the Waze map from the client app, they will show in the map editor as a point Place. Parking lots should be changed to area polygons by following the wiki guidance for [[Places/Parking lot|Parking lot areas]]. Note: If you see a Map Problem for a Parking lot as point, but a point is not there, check your layer selections to be sure Parking Lots is enabled. === Place not reachable === [[File:MP place not reachable|150px|thumbnail|right|MP in WME]]They're an area place but the stop point (AKA target) is too far from any driveable roads to provide navigation to this place. The solution is to [[Places#Setting the stop point for a Place|set the stop point for the place]] close to a driveable road. This usually means moving it from the center to one of the edges. Try to pick an optimal place for users to be routed to this venue, i.e. a visitor center, main lot, well known gathering point, etc. You can only pick one spot to be the target, so choose wisely (use point places if you need to set additional stop points for multiple points of interest within the area place).
=== Missing road ===
The roads are too far apart from each other and most likely a road is missing in between. In many cases the missing roads are identified in Parking Lots and in areas with obstructions to the GPS satellites or cell towers. For parking lot issues, review the guidelines regarding the mapping of [[Best map editing practice#Parking Lots|Parking Lots]] before continuing. Be advised that a high percentage of this map error type appears to be bogus or requires no action be taken at all. Mark it asNot&nbsp;<s>Solved</s>&nbsp;Not Identified&nbsp;if there is no obvious actual issue.
=== Restricted turn might be allowed ===
The route goes through a turn which is marked as not allowed. Select the segments around the junction indicated to find if the direction of the turn is limited by a turn restriction. These are usually very accurate in finding incorrect turn restrictions.<br/> If you fix it, mark it Solved. &nbsp;However, it may be indicated for a [[Best map editing practice#Time Restricted Turns|time restricted turn]] or possibly an illegal turn that the driver made anyway; if the turn is restricted in reality, mark it asNot&nbsp;<s>Solved</s>&nbsp;Not Identified.
=== Driving direction mismatch ===
Drivers are driving against the defined one-way direction of the street. If this the road is actually a 2two-way segmentroad, change it. Be sure to research whether this is really or a 2-way street (or 1one-way road going the other direction) first, as change it and mark it Solved – and don't forget to enable the correct turns. However, this could also be triggered by Wazers walking , cycling, or biking could be causing driving the map problem to appear. Once fixed mark it Solvedwrong way down a one-way street. If this is the route being taken by drivers is not legal or questionablecase, it should not be set as a navigable route so do not make any changes. Mark , and mark it asNot&nbsp;<s>Solved</s>&nbsp;Not Identified.
=== Missing junction ===
The roads are close to road segments touch or nearly touch each other, however, but they are not connected by a junction. If the visual map shows them they are connected in fact, then fix it and mark it Solved. This problem can  However, this could also happen if two roads are close to each other and due to be triggered by GPS inaccuracy, Waze snaps the driver to one road and then to the other when it "figures out" they really weren't on the other road. In those cases, this problem is bogus. Mark it as <s>Solved</s> Not Identified. If the route being taken by drivers is not legal illegal or questionableimpossible, it should not be set as a navigable route so do not make any changes. Mark , and mark it asNot&nbsp;<s>Solved</s>&nbsp;Not Identified.
=== Cross roads junction missing ===
The roads intersect each other, however, there is no junction in at the intersection point. This happens most often when a map editor draws a new road crossing an existing one, but forgets to create a junction between the two. Fix it and mark it Solved. However, sometimes roads that intersect in real life are made not to intersect in Waze if there are no legal turns between them. A user making a turn that is not actually allowed may trigger this Problem in this situation. If this is the case, mark it as Not&nbsp;Identified.
=== Suggested route frequently ignored ===
Waze has calculated that most users did not follow the suggested route. The number in the green circle shows how many drives were taken along that route. Look for missing connections or incorrect turn restrictions which may cause Waze to not choose the route that driving directionmost users actually took. There are many reports that show the purple suggested route head into dead endsIf you find such a problem, fix it, and mark it Solved. If there are no missing connections or incorrect turn restrictions, then either leave it open for another editor to review, or mark it SolvedNot Identified.
=== Road type mismatch ===
The route goes through some unnavigable roads such as railroad or walking trail. Verify that the road type is actually correct. Under no circumstances should there be a junction between non-drivable segment types like walking trails, runway/taxiway, railroad, etc., and other standard drivable segments, except as specially outlined in the wiki (Railroads), or at the discretion of SM+ editors (Walking Trail). If the road type is not correct, disconnect fix it, and mark the problem Solved. If the road type is not correctand the junctions are allowed, fix mark itas Not Identified. Always mark  {{ReturnTo | Editing manual | the problem Solved.editing manual}}
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