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MapRaid is a time-limited event where map editors join together to vastly improve the overall condition of their pre-determined area of the map. This time, it is the rural western Pennsylvania (PA) area! '''Please read the entire MapRaid wiki.'''
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This raid, Sept. 17-25, 2017, is designed for editors at Rank 1, 2 and 3. Higher ranked editors who are local to the area, as well as other mentors, will be available to help. If you are not sure about anything, ask! Take this raid as a learning opportunity. The more you learn, and the more positive interaction you get with the senior editors, the better you can prepare yourself for a future rank upgrade or area expansion.
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--><br />'''Start:'''    September 17th (Sunday 00:00 UTC)<br />'''End:'''      September 25th (Monday 00:00 UTC)<br /><br />'''Registration [https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdsEa5jMotMB-pdBcZ-zgkIFcKUJLhV4xbmHfujPQwdFtTzPQ/viewform FORM:]''' (Will be closed on: '''September 12th''')<br /><sub>NOTE: This mapraid is RESERVED to Rank1, Rank 2, and Rank 3 editors. All LOCAL editors are welcome to join regardless of their ranks. If you are local, pick "I'm local to PA". If you are a mentor rank 4, 5 or 6, you are welcome to join and help with mentoring. Just choose one of these three options: "I'm a Rank 4 Mentor", "I'm a Rank 5 Mentor" OR "I'm a Rank 6 Mentor".</sub>
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'''Start:'''    September 17th (Sunday 00:00 UTC)<br />'''End:'''      September 25th (Monday 00:00 UTC)<br /><br />'''Registration [https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdsEa5jMotMB-pdBcZ-zgkIFcKUJLhV4xbmHfujPQwdFtTzPQ/viewform FORM:]''' (Will be closed on: '''September 12th''')<br /><sub>
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<br />NOTE: <br />This mapraid is RESERVED to Rank1, Rank 2, and Rank 3 editors. <br />All LOCAL editors are welcome to join regardless of their ranks. If you are local, pick '''"I'm local to PA"'''. <br />If you are a rank 4, 5 or 6 mentor, you are welcome to join and help with mentoring. Just choose: '''"I'm a Rank 4 Mentor", "I'm a Rank 5 Mentor"''' OR '''"I'm a Rank 6 Mentor"'''.</sub>
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== Mapraid Host ==
 
== Mapraid Host ==
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== Map Raid Area ==
 
== Map Raid Area ==
Each raider will be asked to focus on the area for their group primarily but will be able to access other areas, if needed. It is highly recommended that all raiders install the [https://greasyfork.org/scripts/33038-wme-mapraid-regions-pennsylvania Overlay script] to keep track of where you are editing.[[File:PA_Basemap.png|frameless|550px|center]]
 
  
Here are links to each Discord group and its respective location in WME
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Each raider will be asked to focus on the area for their group primarily but will be able to access other areas, if needed. It is highly recommended that all raiders install the [https://greasyfork.org/scripts/33038-wme-mapraid-regions-pennsylvania Overlay script] to keep track of where you are editing.
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[[File:PA_Basemap_new.png|frameless|750px|center]]
  
[https://discordapp.com/invite/XMa3dBk Group 1] - [https://goo.gl/fk7oH7 WME]
 
  
[https://discordapp.com/invite/N67bZxm Group 2] - [https://goo.gl/u1MnPb WME]
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Here are links to each Discord group:
  
[https://discordapp.com/invite/G7rZvcY Group 3] - [https://goo.gl/dAfXKD WME]
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[https://discordapp.com/invite/XMa3dBk Group 1] - [https://discordapp.com/invite/N67bZxm Group 2] - [https://discordapp.com/invite/G7rZvcY Group 3] - [https://discord.gg/MF98h8J Group 4]
  
[https://discord.gg/MF98h8J Group 4] - [https://goo.gl/bf7fer WME]
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Here are links to each location in WME:
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[https://goo.gl/fk7oH7 Location 1] - [https://goo.gl/u1MnPb Location 2] - [https://goo.gl/dAfXKD Location 3] - [https://goo.gl/bf7fer Location 4]
  
 
== Groups ==
 
== Groups ==
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WME chat can also be used. The [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=819&t=95038 WME Chat addon] is recommended.
 
WME chat can also be used. The [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=819&t=95038 WME Chat addon] is recommended.
  
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== MapRaid Goals ==
 
== MapRaid Goals ==
  
 
=== Primary Goal''' ''' ===
 
=== Primary Goal''' ''' ===
Improve the basemap. Read through the following slides to learn how.
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* Improve routing and navigation within the designated area quickly
 
* Improve routing and navigation within the designated area quickly
 
* Solve and respond to User Reports
 
* Solve and respond to User Reports
* Updating pending Places (Place Update Requests)
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* Update pending Places (Place Update Requests)
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==Guidance==
 
==Guidance==
Please read the entire MapRaid wiki. If you are still uncertain what to do about something you see on the map, please ask your group leader.
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[[Pennsylvania|'''Please follow all guidance for Pennsylvania''']]''', it has all of the specific details that you need to know before editing in PA.'''
 
 
Beginning and junior editors -- find a senior editor and start asking questions. Take this raid as a learning opportunity. Everything new you learn -- do a little follow-up reading in the wiki to make sure you understand. The more you learn, and the more positive interaction you get with the senior editors, the better you can prepare yourself for a future rank upgrade or area expansion. There are always a few promotion announcements at the end of every map raid.
 
 
 
[[Pennsylvania|Please follow all guidances of Pennsylvania]], it has all of the specific details that you need to know before editing in PA.
 
  
 
=== Do Not Mass-Edit ===
 
=== Do Not Mass-Edit ===
'''DO NOT perform edits that affect large numbers of segments at once. We want to be able to see how URs and other problems got resolved. Mass edits can be done at the end of the map raid.'''<!-- add any important information important to the raid here -->
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'''Please DO NOT perform edits that affect large numbers of segments at once. We want to be able to see how URs and other problems got resolved.   Those who cause issues by mass editing the map may be removed from the raid, blocked from future mapraids or  possibly banned from editing.'''<!-- add any important information important to the raid here -->
 
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===UR Timeframe===
 
===UR Timeframe===
We will follow the [[Update_Requests_in_Waze_Map_Editor#The_resolution_process_.2F_Etiquette|usual US UR etiquette]] with one exception: we wait for only 4 days to remind URs and 4 days after the reminder to close the UR. Do not close URs if the UR contains [TAG], check with the editor who placed the tag.
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We will follow the [[Update_Requests_in_Waze_Map_Editor#The_resolution_process_.2F_Etiquette|usual US UR etiquette]] with one exception: we wait for only 4 days to add the reminder to URs and 4 days after the reminder to close the UR. Do not close URs if the UR contains any type of [TAG], check with the editor who placed the tag.
  
 
===Road Locks===
 
===Road Locks===
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===Places===
 
===Places===
Pennsylvania generally follows the US standards for [[Places]], but there are some exceptions.
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Pennsylvania generally follows the US standards for [[Places]], but there are some exceptions:
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All Places are to be locked to a minimum level of Rank 2. If these are new Places, please try to add the street address at a minimum, preferably a web address and phone as well, before locking.
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Places considered fundamental to the functioning of the Waze app, such as Gas Stations, should be locked to Rank 4.
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Complex, intricate, or crucial Places such as Hospitals, Police Stations, Fire Departments, Airports, Parks, etc. should be locked at least to Rank 4.
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Please see the [//w-tools.org/ValidationInfo?rules=Pennsylvania the Pennsylvania Places Validation Rules] in the [//w-tools.org/PlaceBrowser?group=MapRaidPhilly Map Raid Place Browser] for more details.   
  
 
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*[[usa:Basemap|USA Basemap Editing]]
 
*[[Community Plugins, Extensions and Tools]] where you'll links and descriptions to most of the editing scripts being used. Some of these are essential to good editing, and others make the editing process much easier. WME Validator, URO+, and WME Toolbox are highly recommended.
 
*[[Community Plugins, Extensions and Tools]] where you'll links and descriptions to most of the editing scripts being used. Some of these are essential to good editing, and others make the editing process much easier. WME Validator, URO+, and WME Toolbox are highly recommended.
  
 
=== Recommended Tools for MapRaid ===
 
=== Recommended Tools for MapRaid ===
 
* [https://goo.gl/8GvRwH How to install a script]
 
* [https://goo.gl/8GvRwH How to install a script]
* [//greasyfork.org/en/scripts/10229-wme-philly-mapraid-overlay Mapraid Overlay] tampermonkey/greasemonkey required
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* [https://greasyfork.org/scripts/33038-wme-mapraid-regions-pennsylvania Mapraid Overlay] Tampermonkey/Greasemonkey required
* [//w-tools.org/PlaceBrowser?group=MapRaidPhilly Map Raid Place Browser]
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* [//greasyfork.org/en/scripts/33047-wme-pa-mapraid-countdown-timer Countdown to Start/End]
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* [https://greasyfork.org/en/scripts/28690-wme-place-harmonizer WME Place Harmonizer] (aka WMEPH)
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*[https://greasyfork.org/en/scripts/3206-wme-color-highlights WME Color Highlights] - for highlighting segments with the wrong state or city
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* [https://greasyfork.org/en/scripts/33228-wme-geometries WME Geometries] Tampermonkey/Greasemonkey required, along with the two [https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B3UWFp575ANTbnBJS19CQmlXSm8 PA KML files.] These will add town/CDP borders along with names. After Geometries is installed, go to the Areas tab in the left WME panel and open the KML files. Note that after a refresh or opening a PL to a new WME window, you might need to re-open the KML files.
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* [https://greasyfork.org/en/scripts/21228-wme-gis WME GIS] shows links to gov't GIS sites based on your location in WME.  Also displays better location info in WME header.
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* [//greasyfork.org/en/scripts/33158-wme-pa-gis-map WME PA GIS Map]
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* [//wiki.waze.com/wiki/User:Rickzabel/UrComments/ UR Comments] - a tremendous time and labor saving tool with automation and integration with URO+, to help with working URs. Read the documentation.  Tampermonkey / greasemonkey required
 
* The [http://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8WbeRGWGEOjQ1BvbHFtYlJSV2pIOVdyQlgtRmJzQUtHNjRz WME Reference Sheet<sup><small><nowiki>[PDF]</nowiki></small></sup>] is a printable double-sided tri-fold quick reference guide to some of the common topics used in WME.
 
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** Chrome browser: please download the script at [http://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/wme-validator/baojhpeknpmkhplkcnpdcficcaaniaih Chrome Web Store]
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**[http://profundos.org/waze/magic/magic.bundle.user.js Chrome Installation Link] -- Tampermonkey Required
** Firefox browser: please download the script at [http://greasyfork.org/scripts/1571-wme-validator GreasyFork.org] -- tampermonkey or greasemonkey required
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* [http://greasyfork.org/en/scripts/2103-wme-chat-addon WME Chat Addon] is a script that improves the WME chat GUI. For a list of all the features check the thread [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=819&t=95038 here] --  Tapermonkey/Greasmonkey required
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* [http://greasyfork.org/en/scripts/2103-wme-chat-addon WME Chat Addon] is a script that improves the WME chat GUI. For a list of all the features check the thread [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=819&t=95038 here] --  Tampermonkey/Greasemonkey required
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===Mapping Resources===
 
===Mapping Resources===
 
:[http://maps.psiee.psu.edu/paatlas/ PASDA Pennsylvania online Atlas]
 
:[http://maps.psiee.psu.edu/paatlas/ PASDA Pennsylvania online Atlas]
 
For more information, please see [[Pennsylvania/Resources]]
 
For more information, please see [[Pennsylvania/Resources]]
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|Adams [http://mapping.adamscounty.us/Freeance/Client/PublicKiosk1/index.html?appconfig=PublicSite GIS]
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|Allegheny [http://webmaps.alleghenycounty.us/acgisviewer/ GIS]
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|4
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|Blair [http://blaircounty.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=f2cf4fa6fd2e4aaba1ad57cd9f7266e4 GIS]
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|3
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|4
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|Butler [http://maps.co.butler.pa.us/ GIS]
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|1
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|4
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|Cambria [http://gis.co.cambria.pa.us/PublicGIS1/ GIS] and [ftp://ftp.dot.state.pa.us/public/pdf/BPR_PDF_FILES/MAPS/Traffic/Functional_Class/Giscty11.pdf FC]
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|
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|3
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|4
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|-
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|Centre [https://gissites2.centrecountypa.gov/java/centregis_public/ GIS]
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|2
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|Clearfield [http://gis.clearfieldco.org/flexviewers/publicmapviewer/? GIS]
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|1
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|2
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|3
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|4
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|-
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|Clinton [http://clintonpamapping.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=8e9d01e6230243558c95f62751a07ffd GIS]
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|
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|2
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|
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|
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|-
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|Crawford [http://crawfordcountypa.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=d54b760cd3584fbeaecea2d1eed65f38 parcel server]
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|1
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|
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|
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|
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|-
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|Cumberland [http://gis.ccpa.net/PropertyMapper/ GIS]
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|
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|
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|3
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|
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|-
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|Erie [http://www.eriecountypa.gov/county-services/county-offices/planning-department/gis/gis-resources.aspx townships]
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|1
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|
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|
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|
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|-
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|Fayette [http://property.co.fayette.pa.us/map.aspx?uxPARID=x Parcels]
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|
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|
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|4
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|-
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|Forest [http://forestcountypa.connectgis.com/ GIS]
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|1
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|
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|
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|
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|-
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|Franklin [http://gis.franklincountypa.gov/taxparcelviewer/ Parcels]
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|3
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|-
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|Fulton [http://gis.co.fulton.pa.us/map.php GIS - Requires Free Userid] [http://gis.co.fulton.pa.us/register.php Here]
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|
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|
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|3
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|
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|-
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|Huntingdon [http://mapping.huntingdoncounty.net/huntcoflexviewer/ GIS]
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|
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|
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|3
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|
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|-
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|Juniata [http://staging.kimballdata.com/juniatacountybeta/ Parcel]
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|1
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|
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|4
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|-
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|Lycoming [http://lycomap.lyco.org/parcelviewer/ Parcel]
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|
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|2
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|
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|
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|-
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|Mifflin [http://gis.co.mifflin.pa.us/maps/parcelviewer/ Parcel]
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|
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|3
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|
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|-
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|Perry [http://gis.perryco.org/perrywebmapping/ GIS]
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|
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|
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|3
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|
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|-
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|Potter [http://pottercounty.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=547f103ec17a4e90bf5ab1f463fa9810 Parcel]
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|
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|2
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|
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|
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|-
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|Snyder [http://www.unionco.org/GISviewer/ GIS]
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|
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|
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|3
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|
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|-
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|Tioga [http://216.37.214.109/TiogaCountyMapViewer/ GIS]
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|
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|2
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|
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|
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|-
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|Union [http://www.unionco.org/unionbase/ GIS]
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|
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|2
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|
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|
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|-
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|Venango [http://gis.venangopa.us/ParcelViewer/Search.aspx parcels]
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|1
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|
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|
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|
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|-
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|Westmoreland [http://www.wcgis.us/apps/public/ GIS]
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|
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|
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|4
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|-
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|York [http://yorkcountypa.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=5774257ab4fb4aee9cf318e7313049ee Parcels]
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|3
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* City/County of Philadelphia (all groups) [http://www.phila.gov/map Street], [http://citymaps.phila.gov/portal/ address] and [//www.dot7.state.pa.us/BPR_PDF_FILES/MAPS/Traffic/Functional_Class/Giscty67.pdf FC]
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* Delaware County (groups A, B, C) [http://w01.co.delaware.pa.us/pa/publicaccess.asp?municipality=03&realdistaddress=Submit&HNumber=&Street=a&Folio=&Map=&UAYN=Y Parcels] and [http://www.dot7.state.pa.us/BPR_PDF_FILES/MAPS/Traffic/Functional_Class/Giscty23.pdf FC]
 
* Montgomery County (groups B, C, D) [http://www.montcopa.org/DocumentCenter/View/2167 Streets (PDF)], [http://www.montcopa.org/DocumentCenter/View/2169 County Roads] and [http://www.dot7.state.pa.us/BPR_PDF_FILES/MAPS/Traffic/Functional_Class/Giscty46.pdf FC]
 
* Bucks County(E and D) [http://www.buckscountyboa.org/pt/search/commonsearch.aspx?mode=address Parcels] and [http://www.dot7.state.pa.us/BPR_PDF_FILES/MAPS/Traffic/Functional_Class/Giscty09.pdf FC]
 
* Chester County (group 2 -- a tiny corner) [http://mapservices.chesco.org/chescoviews/Splash.aspx Streets and Parcels] and [http://www.dot7.state.pa.us/BPR_PDF_FILES/MAPS/Traffic/Functional_Class/Giscty15.pdf FC]
 
 
 
 
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Latest revision as of 00:52, 17 September 2017

MapRaid is a time-limited event where map editors join together to vastly improve the overall condition of their pre-determined area of the map. This time, it is the rural western Pennsylvania (PA) area! Please read the entire MapRaid wiki.

This raid, Sept. 17-25, 2017, is designed for editors at Rank 1, 2 and 3. Higher ranked editors who are local to the area, as well as other mentors, will be available to help. If you are not sure about anything, ask! Take this raid as a learning opportunity. The more you learn, and the more positive interaction you get with the senior editors, the better you can prepare yourself for a future rank upgrade or area expansion.


You must be in MapRaid Discord to be able to edit in this MapRaid.


Communication

We will use Discord to communicate. There is a Pennsylvania Raid general channel and also a channel for each raid group. You must be in Discord to be able to edit in this MapRaid

WME chat can also be used. The WME Chat addon is recommended.

MapRaid Goals

Primary Goal

Improve the basemap. Read through the following slides to learn how.

Secondary Goals

  • Improve routing and navigation within the designated area quickly
  • Solve and respond to User Reports
  • Update pending Places (Place Update Requests)

Guidance

Please follow all guidance for Pennsylvania, it has all of the specific details that you need to know before editing in PA.

Do Not Mass-Edit

Please DO NOT perform edits that affect large numbers of segments at once. We want to be able to see how URs and other problems got resolved. Those who cause issues by mass editing the map may be removed from the raid, blocked from future mapraids or possibly banned from editing.

UR Timeframe

We will follow the usual US UR etiquette with one exception: we wait for only 4 days to add the reminder to URs and 4 days after the reminder to close the UR. Do not close URs if the UR contains any type of [TAG], check with the editor who placed the tag.

Road Locks

In Pennsylvania we have a set minimum standard for locking roads based on segment type. Any road of a certain segment type must be locked at least to the rank (level) in the chart below. Roads may be locked higher for protection and special situations (areas with construction, tricky design, frequent mistakes, imaging inaccuracies, and the like), but should not be locked lower.

A great time to implement these locks is while bringing the road types of an area into compliance with the current US road type standards (FC and highway systems). Lock the roads based on type after they've been set to current US road type standards.

Pennsylvania Minimum Locking Rank Standard
Segment Type Statewide
 Freeway  5
 Ramp  Highest rank of connected segments
 Major Highway  3
 Minor Highway  3
 Primary Street  1 (Auto)
 Street  1 (Auto)
 Private Road  1 (Auto)
 • • • • Ferry • • • •   5
 |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-| Railroad |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|  2

Note: Do Not Mass Edit just to update locks to these standards, these can be adjusted as you find them while editing other aspects of the segments such as FC, speed limits, naming, etc.

Some segments still warrant higher locks and care should be taken when setting segment lock to these standards to look for and protect these special setups with higher locks. Some examples; segments which are part of BDP, U-turn prevention, or using micro-doglegs, or other complex intersection setups.

Places

Pennsylvania generally follows the US standards for Places, but there are some exceptions: All Places are to be locked to a minimum level of Rank 2. If these are new Places, please try to add the street address at a minimum, preferably a web address and phone as well, before locking. Places considered fundamental to the functioning of the Waze app, such as Gas Stations, should be locked to Rank 4. Complex, intricate, or crucial Places such as Hospitals, Police Stations, Fire Departments, Airports, Parks, etc. should be locked at least to Rank 4.

Reference Links

The Basics

Recommended Tools for MapRaid

Here are some instructions for using the WME PA GIS Map script:


Mapping Resources

PASDA Pennsylvania online Atlas

For more information, please see Pennsylvania/Resources

County Resource(s) Group
1 2 3 4
Adams GIS 3
Allegheny GIS 4
Blair GIS 3 4
Butler GIS 1 4
Cambria GIS and FC 3 4
Centre GIS 2
Clearfield GIS 1 2 3 4
Clinton GIS 2
Crawford parcel server 1
Cumberland GIS 3
Erie townships 1
Fayette Parcels 4
Forest GIS 1
Franklin Parcels 3
Fulton GIS - Requires Free Userid Here 3
Huntingdon GIS 3
Juniata Parcel 1 4
Lycoming Parcel 2
Mifflin Parcel 3
Perry GIS 3
Potter Parcel 2
Snyder GIS 3
Tioga GIS 2
Union GIS 2
Venango parcels 1
Westmoreland GIS 4
York Parcels 3