Difference between revisions of "Driveways"

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The following guidelines should be generally followed when mapping driveways in the Waze editor. Any deviations from these guidelines should be discussed with your state's or territory's leadership. (Information available in the [[Mapping resources|state and territory guidelines]] pages.)
 
The following guidelines should be generally followed when mapping driveways in the Waze editor. Any deviations from these guidelines should be discussed with your state's or territory's leadership. (Information available in the [[Mapping resources|state and territory guidelines]] pages.)
  
These initial guidelines are considered rules that would not likely be overturned.
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Driveways that contribute to the navigation experience should be mapped. In low density areas, they can serve as useful visual references on otherwise featureless roads. Even in higher density areas, properties can be set back from the road by a significant distance, and the user experience is enhanced by front door navigation, rather than to be given an arrival notification 200 or more feet from the actual house. Finally, in many cases the actual entrance to a driveway can be obscured by trees, rocks, etc, making it difficult to determine exactly where the driver should turn into the property. The decision for which road type (parking lot road vs private road) is a regional one, for questions contact your regional leadership.  
# Map driveways that serve multiple distinct addresses or properties.
 
# Do NOT map driveways less than 50 meters (164 feet) long.
 
# Do NOT map driveways that serve a single address or property unless covered below.
 
# Mapped driveways should be set as Private Road type.
 
  
These additional guidelines are considered more as recommendations by the community. Again deviations from these recommendations should be first reviewed with your state's or territory's leadership.
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When a driveway is mapped, it is important to use a Residential Place Point (RPP), rather than a house number, as a house number would still give the arrival notification at the driveway entrance. Remember to follow the accepted guidelines for mapping RPPs, found here [link to RPP wiki]
# Map driveways over 50 meters (164 feet) if:
 
## Waze might confuse being on that driveway for being on an adjacent street or vice versa.
 
## It has its own city assigned street name and at least one address is assigned to that name, regardless of length. However, note that driveway may actually be a street so mark accordingly.
 
# If a driveway has no name in reality, it should not be named. Names are for roads that have a visible sign that drivers can see in order to know where to turn (excluding when a sign is knocked down of course). Parking lots with names entering the lot are not part of this recommendation and would be covered under [[Best_map_editing_practice#Parking_Lots|Parking Lot Roads]].
 
# Map driveways if the address coordinates are likely to route to an adjacent road that is inaccessible to the address.
 
# Do NOT map driveways just because they appear on other mapping services.
 
# Do NOT delete a driveway that you think does not meet the standards without trying to contact the creator of the segment first.
 
# Do NOT map a driveway just because there is no recommendation not to map it without coming to the forums to discuss your unique situation so we can get consensus.
 
  
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Map a driveway if ANY of the following apply:
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<nowiki>*</nowiki> it serves a property which is set back a significant distance from the main road (200 feet or more),
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<nowiki>*</nowiki> its entrance is obscured by trees or other objects such that the additional visual reference would be particularly helpful,
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<nowiki>*</nowiki> the property served is offset from the driveway entrance, such that the driver must make a turn after entering the driveway in order to arrive at the front door,
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<nowiki>*</nowiki> it serves two or more properties
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<nowiki>*</nowiki> another properly-mapped segment would interfere with proper navigation for anyone starting a route at the property served by the driveway in question (in other words, if a property would not otherwise qualify for a driveway but is closer to another property's driveway or to the incorrect road than it is to the road to which the driveway connects).
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Do not map a driveway if
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<nowiki>*</nowiki> the property is clearly visible when approaching from either direction in all conditions at typical speeds, or
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<nowiki>*</nowiki> doing so would cause interference with other navigation features such as ETA calculations due to short segments on the main road.
 
[[Category:Style Guides]]
 
[[Category:Style Guides]]

Revision as of 14:51, 27 December 2020

The following guidelines should be generally followed when mapping driveways in the Waze editor. Any deviations from these guidelines should be discussed with your state's or territory's leadership. (Information available in the state and territory guidelines pages.)

Driveways that contribute to the navigation experience should be mapped. In low density areas, they can serve as useful visual references on otherwise featureless roads. Even in higher density areas, properties can be set back from the road by a significant distance, and the user experience is enhanced by front door navigation, rather than to be given an arrival notification 200 or more feet from the actual house. Finally, in many cases the actual entrance to a driveway can be obscured by trees, rocks, etc, making it difficult to determine exactly where the driver should turn into the property. The decision for which road type (parking lot road vs private road) is a regional one, for questions contact your regional leadership.

When a driveway is mapped, it is important to use a Residential Place Point (RPP), rather than a house number, as a house number would still give the arrival notification at the driveway entrance. Remember to follow the accepted guidelines for mapping RPPs, found here [link to RPP wiki]

Map a driveway if ANY of the following apply:

* it serves a property which is set back a significant distance from the main road (200 feet or more),

* its entrance is obscured by trees or other objects such that the additional visual reference would be particularly helpful,

* the property served is offset from the driveway entrance, such that the driver must make a turn after entering the driveway in order to arrive at the front door,

* it serves two or more properties

* another properly-mapped segment would interfere with proper navigation for anyone starting a route at the property served by the driveway in question (in other words, if a property would not otherwise qualify for a driveway but is closer to another property's driveway or to the incorrect road than it is to the road to which the driveway connects).

Do not map a driveway if

* the property is clearly visible when approaching from either direction in all conditions at typical speeds, or

* doing so would cause interference with other navigation features such as ETA calculations due to short segments on the main road.