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<br/>An Area Manager, AM for short, is a Waze community member (a user) who wishes to take an active and proactive role in maintaining specific areas of the Waze map. How deeply involved and how much time an Area Manager spends maintaining the Waze map varies greatly. == Duties == Duties of an Area Manager area manager include, but are not necessarily limited to:
*Respond to and correct user update requests on the [[Update Requests in Waze Map Editor|Update Requests]] layer.
*Process and resolve map errors/problems as shown on the [[Map Problems in Waze Map Editor|Map Problems]] layer.
*Make changes to the map when road construction projects start and finish by maintaining new geometry, adding or deleting roads and disconnecting and re-connecting ramps.
*Maintain speed and red-light cameras, by processing reports of devices from Waze drivers.
*Act as a mentor to other editors, offering advice in both the forums and when you see improper edits on the map.
  == How to Become an Area Manager Prerequisites ==
The position of Area Manager is by appointment. To become an area manager, you must meet the prerequisites and then submit your application.
*have completed at least 5000 quality edits.
*have a real Waze username which does not start with usa_ or world_.
*have their state and/or country in their forum profile.
*have forum PMs enabled and associated with a valid and verifiable email address.
*be active in the Waze forums, asking questions, and even providing guidance for newer editors, if possible.
*know who their regional coordinator is. (Knowing the correct answer to this is a strong indicator as to how much reading an applicant has done of the forums and Wiki).
*know how to find their State’s individual Wiki & Forum page
Note that Area Manager appointments expire after 90 days of inactivity, but can be extended by contacting the appropriate [[RC]].  === Required Reading reading ===
Before applying to become an AM, you will be expected to have read the following wiki pages and forums.
*[[Waze Map Editor]] and all the [[Editing manual]] links therein
''Be sure to also find and read the editing guidelines specific to [[USA|your countrystate]].''
You should also read these two forums forum posts and know where the your state's Unlock Request is located
*[http://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=636&t=45237%7C READ ME FIRST! General forum guidelines]
*[httpshttp://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=51274 Unlock Request Instructions]*[https://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=199 622 US Unlock RequestRequests]*[https://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=129 US Specific Forums]
== Area Manager application Application process ==
==== Identifying your area ====
Before you head off to submit your application for AM, use the [[Waze Map Editor]], position the map and set the zoom level to show the area you want to manage. Make a [[Waze Map Editor#Permalink|Permalink]] of the area and copy the address from the address bar in your browser.
=== Area Manager territory Territory ===
*More than one Area Manager can manage the same area.
*You can also be the AM for more than one area. Notice the green area of the map has four managers.
[[File:AreaManagerLayer.png|700px]] === The application === If you would like to become an Area Manager, or expand your existing area, you will need to '''complete the appropriate application form for your country'''. The following countries have a self management system and requests will be approved by Country Managers or Regional Coordinators.
''Please go to the relevant [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=19 country forum] to find the appropriate application == Application form:''===
*If you would like to become an Area Manager or expand your existing area, you will need to complete an application form covered in [httphttps://www.waze.com/forum/viewforumviewtopic.php?f=645 USA]*[http://www.waze.co.il/forum/viewforum.php?f=38 Israel]*[http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=55 United Kingdom]*[http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=25 Hungary]*[http://world.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=26 Spain]*[http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=279 Malaysia] / [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=191 Singapore] / Brunei*[http://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=331&t=29288 Brazil]*[http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=20 Italy]*[http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=700 Belgium] / [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=21 The Netherlands] / [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=381 Luxembourg]*[http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=24 Germany / Austria / Switzerland]*[http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=34 France]*[http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=440 Chile]*[http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=611 Portugal]*[http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=22 Czech republic & Slovakia]*[http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=465 Mexico]*[http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=33 Sweden]*[http://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=359&t=88599 Paraguay]*[http://www.waze.com/45898 this forum/viewforum.php?f=309 Philippines]*[http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=171 India]*[http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=120 Romania]*[http://world.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=56&t=59583 Australia]*[http://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=501&t=64255 Costa Rica]*[https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=151&t=104573 Latvia]*[https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=122&t=104719&sid=67ee2711b3087799a176fa5dc5b32852 New Zealand]
'''For all other countries''', AM requests should be [http://docs.google.com/a/waze.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGl6TVF2bzFtdHRWUDVzR3N5TllZanc6MA#gid=0 submitted via this form] and will be handled directly by Waze support. == Area Manager Links ==
*[[Waze Map Editor|Map Editing]]
*[[Best map editing practice]]
*[[Area Manager: Tips and TricksRoad types]] <!-- * [[Area Manager: YouTube Training VideosJunction Style Guide]]-->
*[[Help:Wiki editing]]
*[[Known issues]]*Road Types: [[Road types/USA|(USA)]], [[Road Types India|India]]*[[Junction Style Guide]]*[[Area ManagerCategory: 101Community Administration]]