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Start: 19 December 2021 00:00 (UTC) End: 9 January 2022 23:59 (UTC)

Pakistan - WoWs3

The Primary Goals of this WoWs3/MapRaid is to verify and build the road networks across Pakistan as well as improve connectivity of existing road networks.

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WoWs3 will be held on [LOCATION] server. YOU MUST BE ON THIS [LOCATION] or you will not be allowed to participate.

This trip to Pakistan will be focused on the northern half of the country unlike the previous WoWs2 which focused on the entire country. This will allow for more focus on areas of population and the major cities.

When working in the raid area, please set yourself to visible within WME Chat and make sure your country in WME Chat is set to Pakistan. This will allow other raiders to see where you are working as well as help the senior editors and hosts find you should you have questions. (Image Right)


Local Hosts

Foreign Hosts

Group Supporting Editors


Primary Goals

  1. Verify and build road networks throughout the MapRaid areas.*
  2. Connectivity of existing road networks

*Naming of road names/city names can be left for local editors if no official information is available

Please do not trust the city names that WME is automatically proposing! Please verify it in other sources (if available) or with local editors. If the name is OK please use it only in area where you can see the buildings. Automatic approving of the city name can cause "smudge city problem" or route to wrong place. If you are not sure, please mark city name field as "None".

Secondary Goals

  1. Add religious centers as one of main POI.
  2. Gas Stations (Petrol Pumps)
  1. Segment Locking.
  • Segment Locking is not a primary goal of this WoWs2 and shouldn't be a primary focus for any editor.

What is NOT a Goal of this Project



Unique naming is very important to find a specific address and to improve the end user navigation experience. In Pakistan, we have an additional aspect to consider while naming a city or street which is the dual language system. We are using English as well as Urdu as our language of communication; English is mainly for online tasks whereas Urdu (our National language) is used to communicate among people. The layman (as well as others) is using mainly Roman Urdu (Urdu written with Roman/English alphabets) to communicate while using different communication channels e.g., Mobile SMS, Internet etc. Urdu alphabets are also in use, though it seems difficult to type. One thing is sure that we humans are more comfortable in our native/national language than in English (or any other foreign language) and using Urdu in Naming would increase the outreach of Waze; the end user would see the map in his/her native/national language and would have more tendency to accept it and use it frequently. Hence, language factor must be considered to name a city and street etc.

In Pakistan, we don’t have unique names for each and every street; we have sometimes the street numbers and sometimes names and sometimes we don’t have any name at all for the streets. We are using sectors/ blocks/ community or colony names to find those streets, in our real life. Hence, the sectors/blocks/community/colony factor should also be considered while naming.

Pakistan Team has discussed the naming system for cities to be used and have determined to use Romain Urdu and Urdu names as the primary names.


  • City Name: Dera Ismail Khan ڈیرہ اسماعیل خان

  • If you do not know the Urdu translation the primary name should be Roman Urdu ("English"). If you cannot verify the Urdu or Roman Urdu name please leave the names marked as "None" and let the local community add the names or reach out to one of the local community members. Do not use online translators as they are not always accurate. Remember you can always navigate across unnamed roads but you cannot navigate without the roads.



Pakistan is a LEFT HAND TRAFFIC (LHT) country, meaning you drive on the LEFT side of the road. Please keep this in mind when mapping roads, especially divided roadways.

Road Types

Pakistan is made up of many different types and styles of roads. Below is a list of a few of them.

  •  Freeway (FWY)  - Motorways* (limited access roads with no signal control)
  •  Ramp  Connect Motorways (FWY) to other roadways.
  •  Major Highway (MH)  - All National Highways (which have numbers likes N55 and Expressways which have numbers E..)
  •  Minor Highway (mH)  - All roads that connect two cities.
  •  Primary Street (PS)  - Major in-city roads and roads to small villages/Chak.
  •  Street  - Streets within a city that are not listed as above. Typically neighbourhood roads.
  •  Private Road (PR)  - Used for gated communities or private roads where the public would not be allowed to be routed through.
  •  Parking Lot Road (PLR)  - Roads within a Parking Lot Area, such as shopping centers, Petrol Pumps etc.

* Motorways are TOLLED roads, please make sure to properly place the TOLL FLAG on the entry/exit sections of the Motorways.
* Motorcycles are NOT ALLOWED on Motorways, Segment Restrictions should be set in place to prohibit motorcycles on the entry/exit segments.

Lock Levels

Minimum Road Lock Standard

Minimum Road Lock Standard
Segment Type Level
 Freeway (FWY)  4*
 Ramp  HCS**
 Major Highway (MH)  4
 Minor Highway (mH)  3
 Primary Street (PS)  2
 Street  1
 Private Road (PR)  1
 Parking Lot Road (PLR) 

 Parking Lot Road (Petrol Pumps) 



 |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-| Railroad |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|  2
 • • • • Ferry • • • •   3
 ⁃     ⁃        ⁃        ⁃        ⁃ Runway ⁃        ⁃        ⁃        ⁃        ⁃  4

* Motorways under construction locked to L5 and RTC set in place to prevent routing. Notify Group Leaders!

** HCS - Locked to the Highest Connecting Segment Lock Level (mH to FWY ramp would be locked to 4)

The lock levels above are minimums, meaning that segments may have higher locks.
Note: Do Not Mass Edit just to update locks to these standards, these can be adjusted as you find them while editing other aspects of the segments.

Speed Limits

Please keep in mind when working speed limits to switch your WME Settings to Metric if coming from an Imperial country.

Rural Areas

  •  120 km/hr 
  •  (ONE WAY) 100 km/hr 
  •  (TWO WAY) 80 km/hr 
  •  (ONE WAY) 100 km/hr 
  •  (TWO WAY) 80 km/hr 
  •  60 km/hr 
  •  50 km/hr 

Urban Areas

  •  120 km/hr 
  •  (ONE WAY) 50 km/hr 
  •  (TWO WAY) 50 km/hr 
  •  (ONE WAY) 50 km/hr 
  •  (TWO WAY) 50 km/hr 
  •  50 km/hr 
  •  40 km/hr 


  •  120 km/hr 
  •  (ONE WAY) 60 km/hr 
  •  (TWO WAY) 60 km/hr 
  •  (ONE WAY) 60 km/hr 
  •  (TWO WAY) 60 km/hr 
  •  60 km/hr 
  •  50 km/hr 

* ISB: Islamabad (The Capital), KHI: Karachi (Sindh Province Capital), LHR: Lahore (Punjab Province Capital)


U-Turns are allowed on all intersections unless specifically specified. As a general rule, within the cities, U-Turns can be enabled for all TWO WAY roads. If you have any questions please reach out to your group before changing and should only be set if editing the segment for other purposes.

Tools and Scripts for Pakistan

You may not be granted edit points for making a large number of edits in a short time (usually only possible using scripts to edit).
See the Map protection page for detailed information.

Editing Resources

Allowed sources:

  • WME Satellite Imagery and WME Street View* (do not copy street names from WME Street View)

* Waze Street View is extremely limited if existing at all in Pakistan.

  • NHA Interactive Map
    • Interative Map by the National Highway Authority Ministry of Communications Government of Pakistan
      • NHA Interactive Map Basemap is based off Google Maps. DO NOT use this as a verified source for street names.

NOT allowed sources:

  • Google Maps
  • Google Street View within Google Maps
  • Street names which appear in WME street view images (these come from Google Maps, and are sometimes wrong)
  • Other external sources, such as OpenStreetMaps, Bing, etc.

Warning: If you copy information from unauthorized sources, you may be removed from this mapraid.. Also, every segment you edited may be removed from the map. Copying information from copyrighted sources is illegal!

Recommended Scripts

These tools are all scripts that will help you make better use of the information available to you in WME. For this WoW, the following are highly recommended. You are responsible for learning what they do and using them appropriately.


Right-click your group number to start WME in your group area.

We are aware of some gaps between groups. If you encounter an issue with mapping or connecting a roadway in those gaps please reach out to one of your group leaders.

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