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This page serves as the primary resource for editors of the Virgin Islands 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.

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Virgin Islands 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 Virgin Islands 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.

See Virgin Islands/Resources for guidance in Virgin Islands that may not be universal to all other states and territories.



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 Virgin Islands region.

Area Managers for Virgin Islands 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.

On each island, Estates are primarily used for the city field for street segments/places. Please refer to the GIS, to locate all applicable estates. The primary towns, per island, are as follow:

  • St. Thomas
    • Charlotte Amalie *
    • Red Hook
  • St. John
    • Cruz Bay
    • Coral Bay
  • St. Croix
    • Christiansted
    • Fredericksted
  • Water Island
*denotes Capital

Major roads

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

Locking Standard

In Virgin Islands 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.

Virgin Islands 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 Virgin Islands 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 Virgin Islands 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.

Locking Standard

Virgin Islands Place Lock Level Standards
Military Installation / Airport 4
Hospitals / Urgent Care / Police & Fire Dept 4
Gas Stations / Charging Stations 3
Historical Sites / Places of Interest 3
All Places that have complete information (to include, at a minimum, address/city, hours of operation, phone number) are to be locked at Level 2. This is to prevent loss of data due to automatic acceptance of Place Update submissions from Trusted Users, or Place Update Request approvals from other editors without careful examination.
If you do not have a high enough enough rank to lock the place as indicated, please lock it as high as you can, and notify a higher rank AM, SM, CM, or Champ to lock it higher.

Place Name Harmonization

In an effort to keep common Places the same across the region, the Territories wiki page now has a list to reference. The list includes Names, Alt Names, Categories, and Websites of Chain companies across the region. If you don't find the business you're looking for, please use this form to submit the missing information.

We recommend editors to use the Place Harmonizer Script.

View this list full-screen in Google Sheets


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 Virgin Islands 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 Virgin Islands 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 Virgin Islands 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 Virgin Islands region. If you have any questions, please consider contacting them directly as needed. If you are an Area Manager that covers the Virgin Islands region, or a USA Country Manager that does a lot of work in the Virgin Islands 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 Virgin Islands 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.

Virgin Islands — Area, State, Country Managers, and Regional Coordinators
Regional Coordinator(s):
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  GHO Display Name
Area Managed Comments
Country Managers (Territories region)
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Territories Regional Coordinator
Territory Managers (Territories region)
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