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:Automatic Speech Recognition - The ability of a smartphone to translate a user's voice commands into actions on the device
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The following terms are defined on this page to clarify the meaning of each of them as they relate to Waze. The are provided alphabetically for your convenience.
:Big Green Sign. A large green sign is the US standard road signage for exits and other information.
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;Central reservation
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====ASR - Automatic Speech Recognition====
:Strip of land or barrier separating a dual carriageway
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:The ability of a smartphone to translate a user's voice commands into actions on the device
;Cookies, cookie munching
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====BGS - Big Green Sign====
:Cookies are the dots on unconfirmed (pacman roads). Cookie munching (or road munching) is driving over such roads. It also confirms the road is drivable for the Waze server.  
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:A large green sign is the US standard road signage for exits and other information.
;Dead-end Node
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====Central reservation====
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:Strip of land or barrier separating a dual carriageway. Also known as a median.
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====Cookies, cookie munching====
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:Cookies are the dots on unconfirmed roads (sometimes called pacman roads). Cookie munching (or road munching) is driving over such roads. It also confirms the road is drivable for the Waze server.  
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====Dead-end Node====
 
:<!--[[Image:Dead-end_node.png]] -->The small white circle at the end of a road segment without another segment connected to its end
 
:<!--[[Image:Dead-end_node.png]] -->The small white circle at the end of a road segment without another segment connected to its end
;Directionality
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====Directionality====
 
:Whether a road is one-way, two-way or Unknown.
 
:Whether a road is one-way, two-way or Unknown.
;Divided highway
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====Divided highway====
 
:See dual carriageway
 
:See dual carriageway
;Dual carriageway
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====Dual carriageway====
 
:A road or highway in which the two directions of traffic are separated by a central barrier or strip of land, known as a central reservation or median
 
:A road or highway in which the two directions of traffic are separated by a central barrier or strip of land, known as a central reservation or median
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====Express Lane====
 
:See HOV
 
:See HOV
;Freeway
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====Freeway====
 
:Motorway; the major road system in your country
 
:Motorway; the major road system in your country
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====Geometry====
 
:The layout or shape of a road segment. Each road is made up of straight line segments. These can be arbitrarily short, effectively allowing curves
 
:The layout or shape of a road segment. Each road is made up of straight line segments. These can be arbitrarily short, effectively allowing curves
;Geometry Node [[Image:Segment_node.png]] [[Image:Landmark_node.png]]
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====Geometry Node====
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:[[Image:Segment_node.png]] [[Image:Landmark_node.png]]
 
:When editing a segment or landmark, large black squares appear where the segment changes direction changing its shape. Click and drag them individually to alter the geometry of the segment or or landmark. Click and drag the white circles on a segment to add them to an object or press the '''d''' key while the mouse is hovered over them to delete the geometry node.
 
:When editing a segment or landmark, large black squares appear where the segment changes direction changing its shape. Click and drag them individually to alter the geometry of the segment or or landmark. Click and drag the white circles on a segment to add them to an object or press the '''d''' key while the mouse is hovered over them to delete the geometry node.
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====Grade====
 
:The level or elevation of a road with respect to surrounding roads. So a road would normally be at level grade. A road going underneath in a tunnel would be a -1 grade. A road going over would be a +1 grade. At complicated junctions such as freeway interchanges there can be many levels. So on a flat map we assign levels to show that while the roads cross, they do not connect because they are at different heights or elevations.
 
:The level or elevation of a road with respect to surrounding roads. So a road would normally be at level grade. A road going underneath in a tunnel would be a -1 grade. A road going over would be a +1 grade. At complicated junctions such as freeway interchanges there can be many levels. So on a flat map we assign levels to show that while the roads cross, they do not connect because they are at different heights or elevations.
;HOV, HOV Lane
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====HOV, HOV Lane - High Occupancy Vehicle====
:High Occupancy Vehicle. A vehicle with 2 or more occupants. HOV Lanes, also known as Carpool Lanes and Transit Lanes, are lanes restricted for the use of cars carrying a specified number of occupants
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:A vehicle with 2 or more occupants. HOV Lanes, also known as Carpool Lanes and Transit Lanes, are lanes restricted for the use of cars carrying a specified number of occupants
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====Intl or INTL====
 
:International abbreviation used to refer to the non-North America server infrastructure and location.
 
:International abbreviation used to refer to the non-North America server infrastructure and location.
;Junction [[Image:Junction_normal.png]]
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====Junction====
:The point where two or more road segments connect; often incorrectly referred to as a 'node'. <br>
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:[[Image:Junction_normal.png]]
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:The point where two or more road segments connect; often 'incorrectly' referred to as a 'node'. <br>
 
Junctions look differently depending on the situation:<br>
 
Junctions look differently depending on the situation:<br>
 
*[[Image:Junction_seletected.png]] Selected and editable segment junction<br>
 
*[[Image:Junction_seletected.png]] Selected and editable segment junction<br>
 
*[[Image:Uneditable_junction.png]] Selected and uneditable segment junction (no permissions to change)<br>
 
*[[Image:Uneditable_junction.png]] Selected and uneditable segment junction (no permissions to change)<br>
 
*[[Image:junction_unsaved.png]] Changed, unsaved junction
 
*[[Image:junction_unsaved.png]] Changed, unsaved junction
;Map tile, tile
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====Map tile, tile====
 
:The Waze map is divided into a grid using 1km-square areas which are called tiles or map tiles. Changes to map are processed on a per-tile basis. Changes to any part of a map tile causes Waze to mark the tile as changed and it will be rebuilt in the next map update cycle.
 
:The Waze map is divided into a grid using 1km-square areas which are called tiles or map tiles. Changes to map are processed on a per-tile basis. Changes to any part of a map tile causes Waze to mark the tile as changed and it will be rebuilt in the next map update cycle.
;Median, median barrier
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====Median, median barrier====
 
:Strip of land or barrier separating a divided highway or motorway
 
:Strip of land or barrier separating a divided highway or motorway
;Motorway
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====Motorway====
 
:Freeway; the major road system in your country
 
:Freeway; the major road system in your country
;Munching
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====Munching====
:Driving over roads which have not been driven on before(pacman roads). Waze shows these with different coloring to entice drivers to drive them, thereby setting initial speed data. See cookie munching
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:Driving over roads which have not previously been driven (pacman roads). Waze shows these with different coloring to entice drivers to drive them, thereby setting initial speed data. See cookie munching
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====NA====
 
:North America abbreviation.
 
:North America abbreviation.
;Node
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====Node====
 
:See Geometry Node
 
:See Geometry Node
;Origin
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====Origin====
 
:Starting point for a driving route
 
:Starting point for a driving route
;Pacman roads
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====Pacman roads====
 
:Unconfirmed roads marked with dots (cookies) that have not been driven upon since being created or significantly edited in the [[Waze Map Editor]]. Driving over these roads earns you points and turns your car icon into a Pacman-type character that "munches the dots"
 
:Unconfirmed roads marked with dots (cookies) that have not been driven upon since being created or significantly edited in the [[Waze Map Editor]]. Driving over these roads earns you points and turns your car icon into a Pacman-type character that "munches the dots"
;Pathfinder
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====Pathfinder====
 
:The road segments linking roadways that are not necessarily their own named streets. They are often part of the rampways getting on or off freeways and highways or between freeways. After initially exiting a freeway they help further direct drivers through additional turn decisions before reaching the desired roadway or street. See the [[Junction Style Guide]] for more information.
 
:The road segments linking roadways that are not necessarily their own named streets. They are often part of the rampways getting on or off freeways and highways or between freeways. After initially exiting a freeway they help further direct drivers through additional turn decisions before reaching the desired roadway or street. See the [[Junction Style Guide]] for more information.
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====Pothole====
 
:Also called a kettle or chuckhole, is a type of disruption in the surface of a roadway where a portion of the road material has broken away, leaving a hole.
 
:Also called a kettle or chuckhole, is a type of disruption in the surface of a roadway where a portion of the road material has broken away, leaving a hole.
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====Ramp====
 
:A freeway entrance or exit; sliproad. Ramps may be on-ramps or off-ramps. Ramps used to connect roads at a different grade from the connecting road or freeway. See the [[Map Legend]] and the [[Junction Style Guide]] for more detail.
 
:A freeway entrance or exit; sliproad. Ramps may be on-ramps or off-ramps. Ramps used to connect roads at a different grade from the connecting road or freeway. See the [[Map Legend]] and the [[Junction Style Guide]] for more detail.
;Road munching
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====Road munching====
 
:Earning points by driving over roads (distance traveled). Also see cookie munching
 
:Earning points by driving over roads (distance traveled). Also see cookie munching
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====Segment====
 
:Defines a section of roadway on which vehicles may travel or a pathway where only people may travel. Multiple segments are connected by junctions.
 
:Defines a section of roadway on which vehicles may travel or a pathway where only people may travel. Multiple segments are connected by junctions.
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====Sliproad====
 
:A motorway entrance or exit; ramp. Sliproads are often at a different grade from the connecting road or motorway
 
:A motorway entrance or exit; ramp. Sliproads are often at a different grade from the connecting road or motorway
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====TTS====
 
:Text-to-speech - Navigation instructions spoken to the driver by the Waze application
 
:Text-to-speech - Navigation instructions spoken to the driver by the Waze application
;Update Request (UR)
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====Update Request (UR)====
 
:An Update Request is a Map Issue reported from the Waze app. It is also a layer in the Map Editor.
 
:An Update Request is a Map Issue reported from the Waze app. It is also a layer in the Map Editor.
;Wayfinder
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====Wayfinder====
 
:See Pathfinder
 
:See Pathfinder
;Wazer
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====Wazer====
 
:A user of the Waze application
 
:A user of the Waze application
;World
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====World====
 
:"Abbreviation" used to refer to the non-North America server infrastructure and location.
 
:"Abbreviation" used to refer to the non-North America server infrastructure and location.

Revision as of 06:39, 27 October 2012

The following terms are defined on this page to clarify the meaning of each of them as they relate to Waze. The are provided alphabetically for your convenience.

ASR - Automatic Speech Recognition

The ability of a smartphone to translate a user's voice commands into actions on the device

BGS - Big Green Sign

A large green sign is the US standard road signage for exits and other information.

Central reservation

Strip of land or barrier separating a dual carriageway. Also known as a median.

Cookies, cookie munching

Cookies are the dots on unconfirmed roads (sometimes called pacman roads). Cookie munching (or road munching) is driving over such roads. It also confirms the road is drivable for the Waze server.

Dead-end Node

The small white circle at the end of a road segment without another segment connected to its end

Directionality

Whether a road is one-way, two-way or Unknown.

Divided highway

See dual carriageway

Dual carriageway

A road or highway in which the two directions of traffic are separated by a central barrier or strip of land, known as a central reservation or median

Express Lane

See HOV

Freeway

Motorway; the major road system in your country

Geometry

The layout or shape of a road segment. Each road is made up of straight line segments. These can be arbitrarily short, effectively allowing curves

Geometry Node

Segment node.png Landmark node.png
When editing a segment or landmark, large black squares appear where the segment changes direction changing its shape. Click and drag them individually to alter the geometry of the segment or or landmark. Click and drag the white circles on a segment to add them to an object or press the d key while the mouse is hovered over them to delete the geometry node.

Grade

The level or elevation of a road with respect to surrounding roads. So a road would normally be at level grade. A road going underneath in a tunnel would be a -1 grade. A road going over would be a +1 grade. At complicated junctions such as freeway interchanges there can be many levels. So on a flat map we assign levels to show that while the roads cross, they do not connect because they are at different heights or elevations.

HOV, HOV Lane - High Occupancy Vehicle

A vehicle with 2 or more occupants. HOV Lanes, also known as Carpool Lanes and Transit Lanes, are lanes restricted for the use of cars carrying a specified number of occupants

Intl or INTL

International abbreviation used to refer to the non-North America server infrastructure and location.

Junction

Junction normal.png
The point where two or more road segments connect; often 'incorrectly' referred to as a 'node'.

Junctions look differently depending on the situation:

  • Junction seletected.png Selected and editable segment junction
  • Uneditable junction.png Selected and uneditable segment junction (no permissions to change)
  • Junction unsaved.png Changed, unsaved junction

Map tile, tile

The Waze map is divided into a grid using 1km-square areas which are called tiles or map tiles. Changes to map are processed on a per-tile basis. Changes to any part of a map tile causes Waze to mark the tile as changed and it will be rebuilt in the next map update cycle.

Median, median barrier

Strip of land or barrier separating a divided highway or motorway

Motorway

Freeway; the major road system in your country

Munching

Driving over roads which have not previously been driven (pacman roads). Waze shows these with different coloring to entice drivers to drive them, thereby setting initial speed data. See cookie munching

NA

North America abbreviation.

Node

See Geometry Node

Origin

Starting point for a driving route

Pacman roads

Unconfirmed roads marked with dots (cookies) that have not been driven upon since being created or significantly edited in the Waze Map Editor. Driving over these roads earns you points and turns your car icon into a Pacman-type character that "munches the dots"

Pathfinder

The road segments linking roadways that are not necessarily their own named streets. They are often part of the rampways getting on or off freeways and highways or between freeways. After initially exiting a freeway they help further direct drivers through additional turn decisions before reaching the desired roadway or street. See the Junction Style Guide for more information.

Pothole

Also called a kettle or chuckhole, is a type of disruption in the surface of a roadway where a portion of the road material has broken away, leaving a hole.

Ramp

A freeway entrance or exit; sliproad. Ramps may be on-ramps or off-ramps. Ramps used to connect roads at a different grade from the connecting road or freeway. See the Map Legend and the Junction Style Guide for more detail.

Road munching

Earning points by driving over roads (distance traveled). Also see cookie munching

Segment

Defines a section of roadway on which vehicles may travel or a pathway where only people may travel. Multiple segments are connected by junctions.

Sliproad

A motorway entrance or exit; ramp. Sliproads are often at a different grade from the connecting road or motorway

TTS

Text-to-speech - Navigation instructions spoken to the driver by the Waze application

Update Request (UR)

An Update Request is a Map Issue reported from the Waze app. It is also a layer in the Map Editor.

Wayfinder

See Pathfinder

Wazer

A user of the Waze application

World

"Abbreviation" used to refer to the non-North America server infrastructure and location.