You can see your own editing rank next to your name on the top right corner of the page. If that is not visible, check a segment you have edited and your rank will show next to your username in the segment properties.
If your rank is lower than what it should be (based on the criteria below), please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will fix it.
|-1||Admin, System, or Basemap import||Segments which have not been created or edited by an actual user but exist from the initial data import (called the basemap) will show this information.|
|1||IGN editor||Used by paid editors working for a Waze subcontractor.|
|2||Area Manager||See below. Can edit anything, including locked objects, within the AM area.|
|3||Over 100,000 edits|
|4||Over 200,000 edits||Country-wide editing rights can be requested via email.|
|4+||Over 200,000 edits and granted country-wide editing rights||This is not an actual editing rank, but more how the map editing community refers to Level 4 editors who have also been granted country-wide editing rights.|
On January 24, 2012, the editing ranks were updated along with the map editor. This new rating should appear on the left of the screen as a series of 6 orange cones. As of right now, the updated ranks do not apply to the map editor. If you look at any road segment in Waze, the old editing rank still applies.
|Rank||Description||Old rank equivalent|
|2||Not used right now.|
|3||Not used right now.|
|4||1 mile around roads you've driven and everywhere in the area you manage||2|
|5||1 mile around roads you've driven and everywhere in the area you manage||3|
|6||Everywhere in the server you use for Waze
(e.g. http://world.waze.com = everywhere except US)
When an editor locks a segment, it currently has two functions:
- Automatic adjustments
- Editing ability
A locked segment will not be changed by GPS tracks both in terms of geometry and directionality.
Segment Editing ability
A locked segment cannot be changed by an editor of a rank lower than that of the locking editor, or the rank of the editor who last edited the segment. The rank is locked based on the last person to edit the segment, and not the user who created it.
You can edit segments based on your editing rank and Editable area. Once a segment is locked, only a user with the same (or higher) rank, or an Area Manager whose area includes that segment, can edit the segment again.
A junction is considered to be locked when at least one segment which is connected to that junction is locked. A junction is locked from making driving-based changes (such as opening a restricted turn) once one of the turn restrictions in that junction is edited.
Speed cameras editing ability
The last person to edit the speed cam is basically locking it to their rank. A user with a lower rank will not be able to change / delete the camera, unless they are the owner of the camera or if it's in their area of management.
Area Managers can override anything locked, even if it was locked by an editor of a higher rank.
A growing list of Area Managers and their preferred contact details can be found here.