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<br/>An '''Area Manager''' ('''AM''') is a Waze community member (a user) who wishes to take a proactive role in maintaining specific areas of the Waze map. How deeply involved and how much time an area manager spends maintaining the Waze map varies greatly.  
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== Duties ==
  
<br/>An Area Manager, AM for short, is a Waze community member (a user) who wishes to take an active and proactive role in maintaining specific areas of the Waze map. How deeply involved and how much time an Area Manager spends maintaining the Waze map varies greatly. Duties of an Area Manager include, but not necessarily limited to:
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Duties of an area manager include, but are not necessarily limited to:
  
 
*Respond to and correct user update requests on the [[Update Requests in Waze Map Editor|Update Requests]] layer.
 
*Respond to and correct user update requests on the [[Update Requests in Waze Map Editor|Update Requests]] layer.
 
*Process and resolve map errors/problems as shown on the [[Map Problems in Waze Map Editor|Map Problems]] layer.
 
*Process and resolve map errors/problems as shown on the [[Map Problems in Waze Map Editor|Map Problems]] layer.
 
*Make changes to the map when road construction projects start and finish by maintaining new geometry, adding or deleting roads and disconnecting and re-connecting ramps.
 
*Make changes to the map when road construction projects start and finish by maintaining new geometry, adding or deleting roads and disconnecting and re-connecting ramps.
*Maintain speed and red-light cameras, processing reports of devices from Waze drivers.
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*Maintain speed and red-light cameras by processing reports of devices from Waze drivers.
 
*Act as a mentor to other editors, offering advice in both the forums and when you see improper edits on the map.
 
*Act as a mentor to other editors, offering advice in both the forums and when you see improper edits on the map.
  
 
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== Prerequisites  ==
 
 
== How to Become an Area Manager ==
 
  
 
The position of Area Manager is by appointment. To become an area manager, you must meet the prerequisites and then submit your application.
 
The position of Area Manager is by appointment. To become an area manager, you must meet the prerequisites and then submit your application.
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*be active in the Waze forums, asking questions, and even providing guidance for newer editors, if possible.
 
*be active in the Waze forums, asking questions, and even providing guidance for newer editors, if possible.
  
Note that Area Manager appointments automatically expire after 90 days of inactivity.
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Note that Area Manager appointments expire after 90 days of inactivity, but can be extended by contacting the appropriate [[RC]].  
  
=== Required Reading ===
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=== Required reading ===
  
 
Before applying to become an AM, you will be expected to have read the following wiki pages and forums.
 
Before applying to become an AM, you will be expected to have read the following wiki pages and forums.
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*[[Waze Map Editor]] and all the [[Editing manual]] links therein
 
*[[Waze Map Editor]] and all the [[Editing manual]] links therein
  
''Be sure to also find and read the editing guidelines specific to your country.''
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''Be sure to also find and read the editing guidelines specific to [[USA|your state]].''
  
 
'''Forum'''
 
'''Forum'''
  
You should also read these two forums and know where the Unlock Request is located
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You should also read these forum posts and know where your state's Unlock Request is located
  
 
*[http://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=636&t=45237%7C READ ME FIRST! General forum guidelines]
 
*[http://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=636&t=45237%7C READ ME FIRST! General forum guidelines]
 
*[http://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=51274 Unlock Request Instructions]
 
*[http://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=51274 Unlock Request Instructions]
*[http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=199 Unlock Request]
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*[https://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=622 US Unlock Requests]
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*[https://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=129 US Specific Forums]
  
== Area Manager application process ==
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== Application process ==
  
==== Identifying your area ====
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=== Identifying your area ===
  
 
Before you head off to submit your application for AM, use the [[Waze Map Editor]], position the map and set the zoom level to show the area you want to manage. Make a [[Waze Map Editor#Permalink|Permalink]] of the area and copy the address from the address bar in your browser.
 
Before you head off to submit your application for AM, use the [[Waze Map Editor]], position the map and set the zoom level to show the area you want to manage. Make a [[Waze Map Editor#Permalink|Permalink]] of the area and copy the address from the address bar in your browser.
  
=== Area Manager territory ===
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=== Territory ===
  
 
*More than one Area Manager can manage the same area.
 
*More than one Area Manager can manage the same area.
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[[File:AreaManagerLayer.png|700px]]
 
[[File:AreaManagerLayer.png|700px]]
  
=== The application ===
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=== Application form ===
 
 
If you would like to become an Area Manager, or expand your existing area, you will need to '''complete the appropriate application form for your country'''. The following countries have a self management system and requests will be approved by Country Managers or Regional Coordinators.
 
 
 
''Please go to the relevant [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=19 country forum] to find the appropriate application form:''
 
 
 
*[http://www.google.com/url?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.waze.com%2Fforum%2Fviewforum.php%3Ff%3D640%26sid%3D8b4f68434910b7f5f89a04be40b27b07&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFrqEzfKAGGBK5SwrqgyDlO3wkG0LY9X9w Africa]
 
*[http://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1473&t=149471 Algeria]
 
*[http://www.google.com/url?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.waze.com%2Fforum%2Fviewtopic.php%3Ff%3D484%26t%3D65221%23p574258&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFrqEzcyjjLeZXqaE7tWVKlDlu65AmMVNQ Argentina]
 
*[http://world.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=56&t=59583 Australia]
 
*[http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=149 Belgium] / [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=21 The Netherlands] / [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=381 Luxembourg]
 
*[http://www.google.com/url?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.waze.com%2Fforum%2Fviewtopic.php%3Ff%3D410%26t%3D78652&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFrqEzdsHijV6k13JQ3wjzmQYKV5yWNO7g Bahamas]
 
*[http://www.google.com/url?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.waze.com%2Fforum%2Fviewtopic.php%3Ff%3D370%26t%3D84659&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFrqEzep_UnJBgnZGL817cB1JaF8LNUZ7Q Bolivia]
 
*[http://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=331&t=29288 Brazil]
 
*[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1-gN-2XX9kAInIXGDhaAoVm-3Rhu4ou24emLpBKujz0c/viewform?edit_requested=true Bulgaria]
 
*[http://www.google.com/url?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.waze.com%2Fforum%2Fviewtopic.php%3Ff%3D57%26t%3D93406&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFrqEzcEoVWkhFIozd3SxNZNpryLYKhifQ Canada]
 
*[http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=440 Chile]
 
*[http://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=450&t=80076 Colombia]
 
*[http://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=501&t=64255 Costa Rica]
 
*[http://www.google.com/url?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.waze.com%2Fforum%2Fviewtopic.php%3Ff%3D307%26t%3D71031&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFrqEzcLjcDpyEBZa-gaU98ZwVbdEyWXgg Croatia]
 
*[http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=22 Czech Republic & Slovakia]
 
*[http://www.google.com/url?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.waze.com%2Fforum%2Fviewtopic.php%3Ff%3D121%26t%3D75531&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFrqEzd26xDJKVOtUwZV0zWiniOad2NumQ Denmark]
 
*[http://www.google.com/url?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.waze.com%2Fforum%2Fviewtopic.php%3Ff%3D157%26t%3D132271&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFrqEzdCExLcrWKC1pKTTOjrK1co38tv2g Dominican Republic]
 
*[http://www.google.com/url?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.waze.com%2Fforum%2Fviewtopic.php%3Ff%3D509%26t%3D80178&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFrqEzc23LXSINKk8ykHm63Ykw4bIyAmuQ Ecuador]
 
*[http://www.google.com/url?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.waze.com%2Fforum%2Fviewtopic.php%3Ff%3D116%26t%3D110897%26sid%3Db03d3bcac0282b742bce5b70cbc07af1&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFrqEzdgV69uBa98QAS_5bnfdnkc-XxdAw Finland]
 
*[http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=34 France]
 
*[http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=24 Germany / Austria / Switzerland]
 
*[[Guatemala/Administrador de Área|Guatemala]]
 
*[http://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=147&t=115502&sid=6399a87ed6d3469e429408bad13ec578 Greece]
 
*[http://www.google.com/url?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.waze.com%2Fforum%2Fviewtopic.php%3Ff%3D617%26t%3D121627&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFrqEzcSZPrC58Y1jTY9hq3yJb4AS0oBtA Honduras]
 
*[http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=25 Hungary]
 
*[http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=171 India]
 
*[http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=154 Indonesia]
 
*[http://www.google.com/url?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.waze.com%2Fforum%2Fviewtopic.php%3Ff%3D1289%26t%3D77998&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFrqEzc5mcyEHvceu-dpXfR29KTkH0Boxw Iran]
 
*[http://www.google.com/url?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.waze.com%2Fforum%2Fviewtopic.php%3Ff%3D119%26t%3D152154&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFrqEzfum-qTJeapsL3EyxkAZghGZk0N0Q Ireland]
 
*[http://www.waze.co.il/forum/viewforum.php?f=38 Israel]
 
*[http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=20 Italy]
 
*[http://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=151&t=104573 Latvia]
 
*[http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=279 Malaysia] / [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=191 Singapore] / Brunei
 
*[http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=465 Mexico]
 
*[http://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=122&t=104719&sid=67ee2711b3087799a176fa5dc5b32852 New Zealand]
 
*[http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=54 Norway]
 
*[http://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=359&t=88599 Paraguay]
 
*[http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=309 Philippines]
 
*[http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=611 Portugal]
 
*[http://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=120&t=52173 Romania]
 
*[http://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=524500#p524500 Russia]
 
*[http://world.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=26 Spain]
 
*[http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=33 Sweden]
 
*[//www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=168&t=185901#p1382683 Thailand]
 
*[http://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=198&t=109384&sid=dbde246a06a838e3ab79a8c318fce0b0 Turkey]
 
*[http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=55 United Kingdom]
 
*[http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=645 USA]
 
*[http://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=65&t=122231 Venezuela]
 
  
'''For all other countries''', AM requests should be [http://docs.google.com/a/waze.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGl6TVF2bzFtdHRWUDVzR3N5TllZanc6MA#gid=0 submitted via this form] and will be handled directly by Waze support.
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If you would like to become an Area Manager or expand your existing area, you will need to complete an application form covered in [https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=645&t=45898 this forum].
  
== Area Manager Links ==
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== Links ==
  
 
*[[Waze Map Editor|Map Editing]]
 
*[[Waze Map Editor|Map Editing]]
 
*[[Best map editing practice]]
 
*[[Best map editing practice]]
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*[[Road types]]
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*[[Junction Style Guide]]
 
*[[Help:Wiki editing]]
 
*[[Help:Wiki editing]]
*Road Types: [[Road types/USA|(USA)]], [[Road Types India|India]]
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*[[Junction Style Guide]]
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[[Category:Community Administration]]

Latest revision as of 19:41, 29 May 2017


An Area Manager (AM) is a Waze community member (a user) who wishes to take a proactive role in maintaining specific areas of the Waze map. How deeply involved and how much time an area manager spends maintaining the Waze map varies greatly.

Duties

Duties of an area manager include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Respond to and correct user update requests on the Update Requests layer.
  • Process and resolve map errors/problems as shown on the Map Problems layer.
  • Make changes to the map when road construction projects start and finish by maintaining new geometry, adding or deleting roads and disconnecting and re-connecting ramps.
  • Maintain speed and red-light cameras by processing reports of devices from Waze drivers.
  • Act as a mentor to other editors, offering advice in both the forums and when you see improper edits on the map.

Prerequisites

The position of Area Manager is by appointment. To become an area manager, you must meet the prerequisites and then submit your application.

Prospective Area Managers should already...

  • have at least a few months of experience editing the Waze maps regularly.
  • have read and followed the guidelines for mapping found in the wiki, starting at the Waze Map Editing page.
  • have completed at least 5000 quality edits.
  • have a real Waze username which does not start with usa_ or world_.
  • have forum PMs enabled and associated with a valid and verifiable email address.
  • be active in the Waze forums, asking questions, and even providing guidance for newer editors, if possible.

Note that Area Manager appointments expire after 90 days of inactivity, but can be extended by contacting the appropriate RC.

Required reading

Before applying to become an AM, you will be expected to have read the following wiki pages and forums.

Wiki

Be sure to also find and read the editing guidelines specific to your state.

Forum

You should also read these forum posts and know where your state's Unlock Request is located

Application process

Identifying your area

Before you head off to submit your application for AM, use the Waze Map Editor, position the map and set the zoom level to show the area you want to manage. Make a Permalink of the area and copy the address from the address bar in your browser.

Territory

  • More than one Area Manager can manage the same area.
  • Areas can overlap, be smaller or larger.
  • You can also be the AM for more than one area. Notice the green area of the map has four managers.

AreaManagerLayer.png

Application form

If you would like to become an Area Manager or expand your existing area, you will need to complete an application form covered in this forum.

Links