Category:Texas

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Information related to using Waze in the State of Texas.

Cities and towns

There are 169 Cities and Towns in the state. See Connecticut/Cities and towns for proper naming information.

Major roads

See Road names/USARoad types/USA and Connecticut/Roads by type (work in progress)

Landmarks

In late 2012 a discussion was started in the Connecticut Section of the Waze Forum that determined the existing world-wide guideline of "don't map individual businesses" wasn't enough and we needed a more complete set of guidelines for landmarks in Connecticut. As a result of that discussion we've come up with a set of guidelines for landmarks in Connecticut. If you wish to propose changes to these guidelines, please do so in the forum. As always, the world-wide rule of "don't map individual businesses" still applies.

Please do not forget that a recent update to WME has enabled the Address properties for Landmarks (City, State & Country) and ensure this information is filled out & correct.

Major construction projects

See Connecticut/Construction for a list of LONG TERM Road Closures & Changes to Traffic Flow that impact the Waze Map.

Special roads

Non-drivable roads

Generally, if a road can't be driven on (e.g. Walking Trail, Pedestrain Boardwalk, Stairway, Railroad, Runway/Taxiway) then it should not be mapped in Waze. This is due to the way the routing engine works, as Waze WILL route users to drive on these "Non-Drivable" road types. Please note there are several Railroads mapped in Connecticut, these are due to users incorrectly running Waze while on the train & contributing false data to the system. This false data has been known to effect drivers on adjacent roads. These railroads are mapped in aVERY particular manner by Senior Area Managers and Country Managers to prevent Waze from routing on them.

Speed / red light cameras

Red Light Cameras are ARE LEGAL in the State of Texas, although there have been several proposals go through the legislature. There is no such prohibition on "driver feedback signs" - a radar/laser equipped sign that measures speed and displays the speed back to the driver. These can be fixed or trailer mounted with the later being much more prevalent. These devices CAN NOT issue tickets.

There are also cameras mounted on traffic signals that are used as part of the signal control. These compare sequential images of the intersection approach to determine if there is a vehicle (car, truck, motorcycle, bicycle, etc) waiting and will trigger the sequence. These devices CAN NOT issue tickets.

There are traditional traffic monitoring cameras covering most of the major highways in the state. These send live video to CT DOT & local media and serve ONLY as a traffic monitoring system.

How to Identify Cameras.

Speed cameras are CURRENTLY ILLEGAL in the State of Texas.

To do list

Want to help out with the map in Texas? Check out the To Do List and the Landmarks To Do List.

Mapping utilities

Area Managers

Username Area Managed Comments Forum PM
Level 6 Country Managers
txemt
US South Central Regional Coordinator Based out of Miami, FL born/lived/travelled through most of Texas
jasonh300 US South Central Regional Coordinator Based out of New Orleans, LA PM
Level 5 Country Managers (Texas Based)
LittlestLou DFW Metroplex
pjlasl North Texas Based out of Weatherford PM
Level 4 Area Managers
jstrangfeld North DFW Metroplex
ctpoole Austin

Level 3 Area Managers
jeigh17 El Paso
shadoh DFW Metroplex
MisterTodd East DFW Metroplex
tcalver317 San Antonio
danofsatx San Antonio

If you are an Area Manager that covers the State of Connecticut, or a USA Country Manager that does a lot of work in Connecticut, please add yourself to this list (alphabetical by username). ==</div>


Pages in category "Texas"

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