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Below you will find information related to using Waze in the State of Texas. All editors in the state are required to have a non [http://www.waze.com/support/answer?q=16055987 usa_username], have their [http://www.waze.com/forum private messaging] turned on, and turn live users on in the [[Map_Editor_Interface_and_Controls#Layers|layers]] menu. Please pay attention to the chat window in the lower right-hand part of the screen (and introduce yourself if you're a first-time editor). You can find useful info there and ask questions.
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NOTICE (4/15/2017): This page is now part of the the [[USA/South Central|South Central Region]] harmonized Wazeopedia page. This page is limited to Texas-specific information referenced from the SCR main page.  Please reference that page first.
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Welcome to the Texas Wazeopedia. Below you will find information related to editing for Waze in Texas that is not covered in the main South Central Region Wazeopedia article, which includes the states of '''Arkansas''', '''Louisiana''', '''Mississippi''', '''Oklahoma''', and '''Texas'''.  
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==Roads in Texas==
  
== Cities and towns ==
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===Major construction projects in Texas===
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See [http://www.txdot.gov/ TxDot] for a list of '''LONG TERM''' road closures & changes to traffic flow that impact the Waze map.
  
There are 6386 Cities and Towns spread across 254 counties in the state. See [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cities_in_Texas Cities in Texas] for proper naming information.
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If you are aware or made aware of any long term closures (construction, work closures and emergency closures), please fill out [https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1oGINt4UEkBV0Par5VCingXzTZpJq9KjG8GbZpGqbRow/viewform this form]. Your submission will be reviewed by US Champs and submitted to the Waze team upon approval.
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====I-35 (Austin to DFW)====
  
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====SH-121 / SH-114 / SH-360 / I-635 Grapevine (DFW Connector)====
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Primary DFW Connector construction is complete, but more improvements to the connector are still in progress including the I-635 / SH-121 / SH-26 / FM 2499 interchange upgrades.
  
== Roads in Texas ==
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[http://www.dfwconnector.com/ DFW Connector Main Page]
  
=== Road naming ===
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[http://www.dfwconnector.com/laneclosures.php DFW Connector - Lane Closures]
<div>Interstates = I-XX</div><div>US Highway = US-XX</div><div>State Highway = SH-XX</div><div>Farm/Ranch to Market = FM XX</div><div>County Road = CR-XX</div><div>Private Road = Private Rd XX</div>
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[[Suffix|Road Naming Abbreviations & Suffixes]]
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==Functional Classification of Roads==
  
'''Interstates throughout the state'''
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See [[Road names/USA]] and [[Road types/USA]].
 
 
*<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: arial; font-size: 17px; line-height: 24.764999389648438px;">I-2 Rio Grande Valley</span>
 
*<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: arial; font-size: 17px; line-height: 24.764999389648438px;">I-10 New Mexico to Louisiana</span>
 
*<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: arial; font-size: 17px; line-height: 24.764999389648438px;">I-20 Midland/Odessa to Louisiana</span>
 
*<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: arial; font-size: 17px; line-height: 24.764999389648438px;">I-27 Lubbock to Amarillo</span>
 
*<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: arial; font-size: 17px; line-height: 24.764999389648438px;">I-30 Fort Worth to Arkansas</span>
 
*<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: arial; font-size: 17px; line-height: 24.764999389648438px;">I-35 Mexico to Oklahoma</span>
 
*<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: arial; font-size: 17px; line-height: 24.764999389648438px;">I-35E Hillsboro to Denton through Dallas</span>
 
*<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: arial; font-size: 17px; line-height: 24.764999389648438px;">I-35W Hillsboro to Denton through Fort Worth</span>
 
*<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: arial; font-size: 17px; line-height: 24.764999389648438px;">I-37 Corpus Christi to San Antonio</span>
 
*<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: arial; font-size: 17px; line-height: 24.764999389648438px;">I-40 New Mexico to Oklahoma</span>
 
*<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: arial; font-size: 17px; line-height: 24.764999389648438px;">I-45 Galveston to Dallas</span>
 
*<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: arial; font-size: 17px; line-height: 24.764999389648438px;">I-69 Brownsville/Edinburg/Laredo to Texarkana (will follow US-59)</span>
 
*<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: arial; font-size: 17px; line-height: 24.764999389648438px;">I-369 Spur to west side of Texarkana</span>
 
*<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: arial; font-size: 17px; line-height: 24.764999389648438px;">I-410 Loop around San Antonio</span>
 
*<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: arial; font-size: 17px; line-height: 24.764999389648438px;">I-610 Loop around Houston</span>
 
*<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: arial; font-size: 17px; line-height: 24.764999389648438px;">I-635 Spur through DFW Metroplex</span>
 
*<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: arial; font-size: 17px; line-height: 24.764999389648438px;">I-820 Loop around Fort Worth&nbsp;</span>
 
  
=== Special roads ===
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The South Central Region participates in functional classification across all states. We promote a hybrid FC to ensure for the best routing possible for all Wazers.  The hybrid FC basically means a state highway would never be typed less than Minor Highway (mH).
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===FC Maps for Texas===
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Use the appropriate link below to access the Functional Classification map for the state you are working in. Once you have reviewed the map, then refer to the FC cross reference chart below to determine what road type and lock level should be assigned to the roads in the area. For roads that need to be locked at a higher level than you are able, change the street to the correct type, then request a lock from a higher-level editor.
  
*[[Best map editing practice#When to Split a Two-Way Road (and when not to)|When not to divide a two-way road]]
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http://www.txdot.gov/apps/statewide_mapping/StatewidePlanningMap.html
*[[Best map editing practice|Divided Roads]]
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*[[Carpool, HOV, Transit lanes|Carpool, HOV, Transit lanes]]
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{{Anchor|FC Cross Reference}}
*[[Creating and Editing a roundabout|Roundabouts and Traffic Circles]]
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===FC Cross Reference===
*[[Creating and Editing street segments|Cul-de-sac's]]
 
*[[Road types/USA#Dirt|Dirt Roads]]. In Texas '''ALL''' roads that are normally unpaved are considered dirt roads as this is how GPS Nav users (any brand) expect the "Avoid Dirt Roads" feature to behave. These roads should be deleted when going through farm land, ranch land, or mountainous areas throughout the state, as they are most likely base import roads and not real roads.
 
*[[Road types/USA#Parking Lot Road|Parking Lot Roads]]
 
*[[Best map editing practice#Toll roads|Toll Roads]]
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frontage_road Frontage roads] not classified as {{Primary Street}} by functional class are to be classified as {{Street}}. They are also to be labeled "Frontage Rd" unless the corresponding highway has an alternate name. I-635 Frontage roads are labeled as "Lyndon B Johnson Freeway" as that is the local name for I-635.
 
*Alleys and driveways are '''NOT MAPPED'''
 
  
=== Non-drivable roads ===
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Refer to this chart to determine the road type of a given paved public road based on the functional class.
  
Generally, if a road can't be driven on (e.g. Walking Trail, Pedestrian Boardwalk, Stairway, Ranch road in the middle of nowhere) then it should not be mapped in Waze. This is due to the way the routing engine works, as Waze '''WILL''' route users to drive on these "Non-Drivable" road types. Please note there are several [[Railroads|Railroads]] mapped in Texas, these railroads are mapped in a '''''VERY''''' particular manner by Senior Area Managers and Country Managers.
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To use this chart, first determine the functional class of a road, and whether it is a signed, numbered highway in a particular highway system.
  
=== Miscellaneous ===
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Where the column for the road's highway system and the row for the road's functional class meet, you will find the proper road type for that particular road.
  
All freeways are set to ground level. If two freeways cross each other, look at the actual intersection to discover the layers of the intersection.
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A number of examples are given below the chart.
  
U-turns are labeled as "Turnaround" and set to 'Street' type.
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! colspan="8" |<big>Highway Systems</big>
| Road Type
 
| Lock level
 
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| {{Freeway}}
 
| 5
 
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| {{Ramp}}
 
| Highest road connected to
 
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| {{Major Highway}}
 
| 5
 
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| {{Minor Highway}}
 
| 4
 
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| {{Primary Street}}
 
| 3
 
 
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|-
| {{Street}}
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!Interstate
| Automatic (1)
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!Interstate BUS/LOOP
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/SPUR
| Private Road
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!US Hwy (incl. some [[wikipedia:special routes|special routes]])
| Inquire with RC or SM
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!US Hwy BUS, SPUR, LOOP
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!State Hwy (incl. some special routes)
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!State Hwy BUS, SPUR{{ref label|a|a}}, LOOP
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!FM/RM, County Route
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!Locally-maintained
 
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|''example''
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|I-10 E
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|I-94 BUS
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|US-190
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|US-460 BUS
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|SH-23
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|SH-123 BUS / Spur 123 / Loop 123
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|FM-40 / CR-15
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|Robertson St
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|{{font color|white|orange|'''Interstate'''}}{{ref label|b|b}}||{{Freeway|Fw}}||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a
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|{{font color|black|yellow|'''Other Freeway'''}}{{ref label|c|c}}||n/a||{{Freeway|Fw}}||{{Freeway|Fw}}||{{Freeway|Fw}}||{{Freeway|Fw}}||{{Freeway|Fw}}||{{Freeway|Fw}}||{{Freeway|Fw}}
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|{{font color|black|yellow|'''Other Expressway'''}}{{ref label|d|d}}||n/a||{{Major Highway|Major}}||{{Major Highway|Major}}||{{Major Highway|Major}}||{{Major Highway|Major}}||{{Major Highway|Major}}||{{Major Highway|Major}}||{{Major Highway|Major}}
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|{{font color|white|purple|'''Other Principal Arterial'''}}{{ref label|e|e}}||n/a||{{Major Highway|Major}}||{{Major Highway|Major}}||{{Major Highway|Major}}||{{Major Highway|Major}}||{{Major Highway|Major}}||{{Major Highway|Major}}||{{Major Highway|Major}}
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|{{font color|white|blue|'''Minor Arterial'''}}{{ref label|f|f}}||n/a||{{Major Highway|Major}}||{{Major Highway|Major}}||{{Minor Highway|Minor}}||{{Minor Highway|Minor}}||{{Minor Highway|Minor}}||{{Minor Highway|Minor}}||{{Minor Highway|Minor}}
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|{{font color|white|red|'''Major Collector'''}}||n/a||{{Major Highway|Major}}||{{Major Highway|Major}}||{{Minor Highway|Minor}}||{{Minor Highway|Minor}}||{{Primary Street|PS}}||{{Primary Street|PS}}||{{Primary Street|PS}}
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|{{font color|white|green|'''Minor Collector'''}}||n/a||{{Major Highway|Major}}||{{Major Highway|Major}}||{{Minor Highway|Minor}}||{{Minor Highway|Minor}}||{{Primary Street|PS}}||{{Primary Street|PS}}||{{Primary Street|PS}}
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|{{font color|black|pink|'''Local/not mapped'''}}||n/a||{{Major Highway|Major}}||{{Major Highway|Major}}||{{Minor Highway|Minor}}||{{Minor Highway|Minor}}||{{Primary Street|PS}}||{{Street}}||{{Street}}
 
|}
 
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{{note|a|a}} When a state highway "SPUR" route is used to connect a state highway with another state highway, a US highway, or an Interstate (i.e., when it is used as a connector/CONN route), use the first state highway column.
  
== Functional Classification of Roads ==
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{{note|b|b}} Also known as '''Principal Arterial - Interstate'''.
  
See [[Road names/USA]] and [[Road types/USA]].
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{{note|c|c}} Also known as '''Principal Arterial - Freeway'''.
  
Texas is participating in the new functional classification across the entire state when the new functional classification maps for the state come out. This will be a 100% changeover for the entire state. Some highways may be downgraded, others may be upgraded. US-281 will no longer be the dividing line for FM roads in the state, either as functional classification will overrule this.  
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{{note|d|d}} Also known as '''Principal Arterial - Expressway'''.
  
{{As of| 2015|1|7|df=us}}, TxDOT has informed us the new FC maps will be available in Summer 2015.
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{{note|e|e}} Also known as '''Principal Arterial'''.
  
=== FC cross reference ===
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{{note|f|f}} Also known as '''Other Arterial'''.
  
*An Urban Interstate, Urban Principal Arterial Freeway & Expressway is a {{Freeway}}
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All frontage roads running along freeways and major highways should be set to {{Minor Highway}}
*Any road that acts, looks, & feels like a freeway should be set to {{Freeway}} road type.
 
*An Urban Principal Arterial-Other is a {{Major Highway}}
 
*An Urban Minor Arterial is a {{Minor Highway}}
 
*An Urban Collector is a {{Primary Street}}
 
*All other roads are to be classified as {{Street}}
 
  
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For example,
  
Refer to this chart to determine the road type of a given road based on the functional class. (TXDOT map is [http://www.txdot.gov/apps/statewide_mapping/StatewidePlanningMap.html here] - click on ''Functional Class'' on the left).
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*An Interstate Business Loop classified as a Minor Arterial is a {{Major Highway}}.
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*A US Highway classified as a Minor Arterial is a {{Major Highway}}.
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*A US Highway Spur route classified as a Minor Arterial is a {{Minor Highway}}.
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*A State Highway classified as an Other Freeway is a {{Freeway}}.
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*A State Highway classified as a Collector is a {{Minor Highway}}.
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*A County Route classified as a Minor Arterial is a {{Minor Highway}}.
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*A County Route classified as a Collector is a {{Primary Street}}
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*A locally-maintained road classified as an Other Principal Arterial is a {{Major Highway}}.
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*A locally-maintained road classified as a Collector is a {{Primary Street}}.
  
 
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| {{Freeway|Fw}}
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|{{Major Highway|Major}}||{{Major Highway}}
| {{Freeway}}
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|{{Minor Highway|Minor}}||{{Minor Highway}}
| {{Major Highway|Major}}
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| {{Major Highway}}
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|{{Primary Street|PS}}||{{Primary Street}}
 
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| {{Minor Highway|Minor}}
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|{{Street|Street}}||{{Street}}
| {{Minor Highway}}
 
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| {{Primary Street|PS}}
 
| {{Primary Street}}
 
|-
 
| {{Street|Street}}
 
| {{Street}}
 
 
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When a state highway "SPUR" route is used to connect a state highway with another state highway, a US highway, or an Interstate (i.e., when it is used as a connector/CONN route), use the first state highway column.
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===FC issues on State Maps===
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If you find any issues where FC changes unexpectedly such as in the image (the small section of green in between 2 red sections), please let the Regional Coordinator (RC) know exactly where this is located, so the appropriate DOT can be notified.
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[[File:FC_issue.png|thumbnail|center]]
  
== Areas (formerly known as landmarks) ==
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==={{Anchor|Mapping Links}}Mapping Links===
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===GIS Links===
  
In late 2012 a discussion was started in the [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=247 Connecticut Section] of the Waze Forum that determined the existing worldwide guideline of "don't map individual businesses" wasn't enough and we needed a more complete set of guidelines for landmarks in worldwide. As a result of that discussion a set of guidelines was created. If you wish to propose changes to these guidelines, please do so in the forum.
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*<big>[[Texas/GIS|Texas GIS/CAD Websites]]</big>
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*[http://www.txdot.gov/apps/statewide_mapping/StatewidePlanningMap.html TxDot Maps]
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*[http://www.drivetexas.org Road Conditions] throughout the state.
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_state_highways List] of State Routes in Texas
  
*[[Connecticut/Landmarks|Guidelines for Landmarks in Connecticut]]
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{{Anchor|Red-Light Cameras in Texas}}
*[http://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=237&t=59950 Approved Texas landmarks]
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==Active Editors in Texas==
*[[Places|Current]] list of areas/places
 
  
Please do not forget that a recent update to WME has enabled the Address properties for Landmarks (House number, street name, city, state & country) and ensure this information is filled out & correct.
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=== When to use Area or Point in Texas ===
 
 
 
Here is the Texas guidance on selecting Area or Point for Places in the Waze Map Editor. '''All areas are to be landmarked from fence line to fence line''' to include all parking lots, roads, and anything associated with the property. Parking lot roads (PLRs), parking lots, and gas stations all serve the same purpose. There is no need to mark a PLR through a gas station or a parking lot.
 
 
 
{{Red|The Primary Category for a Place is used to determine whether to use a Point or Area.}}
 
 
 
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|-
 
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! width="23%" style="background-color: rgb(89, 137, 158); color: white;" | Parent
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! scope="col" |Username
! width="27%" style="background-color: rgb(89, 137, 158); color: white;" | Category
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! scope="col" |Role
! width="8%" style="background-color: rgb(89, 137, 158); color: white;" | Type
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! scope="col" class="unsortable" |Comments
! width="42%" class="unsortable" style="background-color: rgb(89, 137, 158); color: white;" | Comments
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! scope="col" |Editing Since
 
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| Car Services
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|[https://www.waze.com/user/editor/karlcr9911 karlcr9911] (6) [[https://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=karlcr9911 PM]]
| Car Wash
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||Regional Coordinator - South Central Region, Global Champ
| Point
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||Based in East TX
|  
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||2013-08-23
 
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|-
| Car Services
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|[https://www.waze.com/user/editor/sketch sketch] (6) [[https://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=sketch PM]]
| Charging Station
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||Assistant Regional Coordinator - South Central Region, Global Champ
| Point
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||Based in New Orleans
|  
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||2009-08-08
 
|-
 
|-
| Car Services
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|[https://www.waze.com/user/editor/jm6087 jm6087] (6) [[https://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=jm6087 PM]]
| Garage / Automotive Shop
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||Global Champ, Local Champ, Country Manager, SM - Texas
| Point
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||Based in Texas
|  
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||2015-06-17
 
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|-
| Car Services
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|[https://www.waze.com/user/editor/dfw_gis dfw_gis] (5) [[https://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=dfw_gis PM]]
| Gas Station
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|Country Manager, SM - Texas
| Area
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|Based in DFW
| Many gas stations also have convenience stores and ATMs. Remember to use "Gas Station" as the primary category and the add any others which are relevant.
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|2015-10-01
 
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|-
| Car Services
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|[https://www.waze.com/user/editor/dspille dspille] (5) [[https://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=dspille PM]]
| [https://wiki.waze.com/wiki/Places%2FParking%20lot Parking Lot]
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|Country Manager, SM - Texas
| Both
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|Based in Texas
| There are very few parking lots which should be mapped at all. Please see the&nbsp;[https://wiki.waze.com/wiki/Places%2FParking%20lot Places/Parking lot]&nbsp;article. Parking lots on universities are authorized.
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|2016-03-12
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| Transportation
 
| Airport
 
| Area
 
| Special-handling
 
|-
 
| Transportation
 
| Bridge
 
| '''NONE'''
 
|
 
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| Transportation
 
| Bus Station
 
| Both
 
| Greyhound stations are area, city bus stops, point
 
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| Transportation
 
| Ferry Pier
 
| Point
 
|
 
|-
 
| Transportation
 
| Junction / Interchange
 
| '''NONE'''
 
|
 
|-
 
| Transportation
 
| Seaport / Marina / Harbor
 
| Area
 
| Size-dependent.
 
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| Transportation
 
| Subway Station
 
| '''NONE'''
 
|
 
|-
 
| Transportation
 
| Taxi Station
 
| Point
 
|
 
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| Transportation
 
| Train Station
 
| Point
 
|
 
|-
 
| Transportation
 
| Tunnel
 
| '''NONE'''
 
|
 
|-
 
| Professional and public
 
| Cemetery
 
| '''NONE'''
 
|
 
|-
 
| Professional and public
 
| City Hall
 
| Area
 
|
 
|-
 
| Professional and public
 
| College / University
 
| Area
 
|
 
|-
 
| Professional and public
 
| Conventions / Event Center
 
| Area
 
| Size-dependent
 
|-
 
| Professional and public
 
| Courthouse
 
| Area
 
|
 
|-
 
| Professional and public
 
| Embassy / Consulate
 
| Area
 
|
 
|-
 
| Professional and public
 
| Factory / Industrial
 
| '''NONE'''
 
|
 
|-
 
| Professional and public
 
| Fire Department
 
| Area
 
|
 
|-
 
| Professional and public
 
| Government
 
| Area
 
|
 
|-
 
| Professional and public
 
| Hospital / Medical Care
 
| Area
 
| '''ONLY''' Hospitals, Emergency Rooms, and places offering ''Urgent'' Medical Care should use this category. ERs encompassed in a hospital Place Area should be points.
 
  
Clinics and Medical offices which ''do not'' offer urgent medical care for Walk-ins should use the Office category (and any other appropriate category) instead.
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| Professional and public
 
| Information Point
 
| Point
 
|
 
|-
 
| Professional and public
 
| Kindergarten
 
| Point
 
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| Professional and public
 
| Library
 
| Point
 
|
 
|-
 
| Professional and public
 
| Military
 
| '''NONE'''
 
| See below
 
|-
 
| Professional and public
 
| Offices
 
| Point
 
|
 
|-
 
| Professional and public
 
| Organization or Association
 
| Point
 
|
 
|-
 
| Professional and public
 
| Police Station
 
| Area
 
|
 
|-
 
| Professional and public
 
| Prison / Correctional Facility
 
| '''NONE'''
 
|
 
|-
 
| Professional and public
 
| Post Office
 
| Area
 
|
 
|-
 
| Professional and public
 
| Religious Center
 
| Area
 
|
 
|-
 
| Professional and public
 
| School
 
| Area
 
|
 
|-
 
| Shopping and services
 
| Arts & Crafts
 
| Point
 
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|-
 
| Shopping and services
 
| ATM
 
| '''NONE'''
 
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|-
 
| Shopping and services
 
| Bank / Financial
 
| Point
 
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| Shopping and services
 
| Bookstore
 
| Point
 
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| Shopping and services
 
| Car Dealership
 
| Point
 
| Size-dependent
 
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| Shopping and services
 
| Car Rental
 
| Point
 
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| Shopping and services
 
| Convenience Store
 
| Point
 
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| Shopping and services
 
| Currency Exchange
 
| Point
 
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|-
 
| Shopping and services
 
| Department Store
 
| Point
 
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| Shopping and services
 
| Electronics
 
| Point
 
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|-
 
| Shopping and services
 
| Fashion and Clothing
 
| Point
 
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| Shopping and services
 
| Flowers
 
| Point
 
|  
 
 
|-
 
|-
| Shopping and services
+
! scope="col" |Username
| Furniture / Home Store
+
! scope="col" |State Managed
| Point
+
! scope="col" class="unsortable" |Comments
|  
+
! scope="col" |Editing Since
 
|-
 
|-
| Shopping and services
+
|[https://www.waze.com/user/editor/tcalvert317 tcalvert317] (5) [[https://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=tcalvert317 PM]]
| Gifts
+
||Texas (MSM)
| Point
+
||Based in San Antonio
|  
+
||2013-01-29
 
|-
 
|-
| Shopping and services
+
|[https://www.waze.com/user/editor/juliansean juliansean] (5) [[https://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=juliansean PM]]
| Gym / Fitness
+
||Texas (MSM)
| Point
+
||Based in Houston
|  
+
||2016-07-03
 
|-
 
|-
| Shopping and services
+
|[https://www.waze.com/user/editor/jangliss jangliss] (5) [[https://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=jangliss PM]]
| Hardware Store
+
|Texas (MSM)
| Point
+
|Based in DFW
|
+
|2011-01-27
|-
 
| Shopping and services
 
| Jewelry
 
| Point
 
|
 
|-
 
| Shopping and services
 
| Laundry / Dry Cleaning
 
| Point
 
|
 
|-
 
| Shopping and services
 
| Market
 
| Point
 
|
 
|-
 
| Shopping and services
 
| Music Store
 
| Point
 
|
 
|-
 
| Shopping and services
 
| Personal Care
 
| Point
 
|
 
|-
 
| Shopping and services
 
| Pet Store / Veterinarian
 
| Point
 
|
 
|-
 
| Shopping and services
 
| Pharmacy
 
| Point
 
|
 
|-
 
| Shopping and services
 
| Photography
 
| Point
 
|
 
|-
 
| Shopping and services
 
| Shopping Center
 
| Area
 
|
 
|-
 
| Shopping and services
 
| Sporting Goods
 
| Point
 
|
 
|-
 
| Shopping and services
 
| Supermarket / Grocery
 
| Point
 
| Standalone could be an Area, but a Point if it is part of larger shopping mall/center.
 
|-
 
| Shopping and services
 
| Swimming Pool
 
| Point
 
|
 
|-
 
| Shopping and services
 
| Toy Store
 
| Point
 
|
 
|-
 
| Shopping and services
 
| Travel Agency
 
| Point
 
|
 
|-
 
| Food and drink
 
| Bakery
 
| Point
 
|
 
|-
 
| Food and drink
 
| Bar
 
| Point
 
|
 
|-
 
| Food and drink
 
| Coffee shop
 
| Point
 
|
 
|-
 
| Food and drink
 
| Dessert
 
| Point
 
|
 
|-
 
| Food and drink
 
| Fast Food
 
| Point
 
|
 
|-
 
| Food and drink
 
| Food Court
 
| Point
 
|
 
|-
 
| Food and drink
 
| Ice Cream
 
| Point
 
|
 
|-
 
| Food and drink
 
| Restaurant
 
| Point
 
|
 
|-
 
| Culture & entertainment
 
| Art Gallery
 
| Point
 
|
 
|-
 
| Culture & entertainment
 
| Casino
 
| Area
 
| There's only one casino in Texas
 
|-
 
| Culture & entertainment
 
| Club
 
| Point
 
|
 
|-
 
| Culture & entertainment
 
| Game Club
 
| Point
 
|
 
|-
 
| Culture & entertainment
 
| Movie Theater
 
| Point
 
|
 
|-
 
| Culture & entertainment
 
| Museum
 
| Point
 
|
 
|-
 
| Culture & entertainment
 
| Music Venue
 
| Point
 
|
 
|-
 
| Culture & entertainment
 
| Performing Arts Venue
 
| Point
 
|
 
|-
 
| Culture & entertainment
 
| Racing Track
 
| Area
 
|
 
|-
 
| Culture & entertainment
 
| Stadium / Arena
 
| Area
 
|
 
|-
 
| Culture & entertainment
 
| Theme Park
 
| Area
 
|
 
|-
 
| Culture & entertainment
 
| Theater
 
| Point
 
|
 
|-
 
| Culture & entertainment
 
| Tourist Attraction / Historic Site
 
| Both
 
| Size-dependent. If not sure, ask
 
|-
 
| Culture & entertainment
 
| Zoo / Aquarium
 
| Area
 
| Size-dependent
 
|-
 
| Other
 
| Construction Site
 
| '''NONE'''
 
|
 
|-
 
| Other
 
| Residence / Home
 
| Point
 
|
 
|-
 
| Lodging
 
| Bed & Breakfast
 
| Point
 
|
 
|-
 
| Lodging
 
| Camping / Trailer Park
 
| Point
 
|
 
|-
 
| Lodging
 
| Cottage / Cabin
 
| Point
 
|
 
|-
 
| Lodging
 
| Hostel
 
| Point
 
|
 
|-
 
| Lodging
 
| Hotel
 
| Point
 
|
 
|-
 
| Outdoors
 
| Beach
 
| '''NONE'''
 
|
 
|-
 
| Outdoors
 
| Golf Course
 
| Area
 
|
 
|-
 
| Outdoors
 
| Park
 
| Area
 
|
 
|-
 
| Outdoors
 
| Playground
 
| Point
 
|
 
|-
 
| Outdoors
 
| Plaza
 
| Point
 
|
 
|-
 
| Outdoors
 
| Promenade
 
| Point
 
| Unsure about mapping these at all
 
|-
 
| Outdoors
 
| Scenic Lookout / Viewpoint
 
| Point
 
|
 
|-
 
| Outdoors
 
| Ski Area
 
| '''NONE'''
 
| Not in Texas
 
|-
 
| Outdoors
 
| Sports Court
 
| Point
 
|
 
|-
 
| Natural features
 
| Farm
 
| '''NONE'''
 
|
 
|-
 
| Natural features
 
| Forest / Grove
 
| Area
 
| Only map official state/national forests, not every stand of trees.
 
|-
 
| Natural features
 
| Island
 
| '''NONE'''
 
|  
 
|-
 
| Natural features
 
| River / Stream
 
| '''NONE'''
 
|
 
|-
 
| Natural features
 
| Sea / Lake / Pond
 
| '''NONE'''
 
| <br/>
 
 
|}
 
|}
  
== Major construction projects ==
+
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
+
|+Area Managers (Texas)
See [http://www.txdot.gov/ TxDot] for a list of '''LONG TERM''' road closures & changes to traffic flow that impact the Waze map.
 
 
 
If you are aware or made aware of any long term closures (construction, work closures and emergency closures), please fill out [https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1oGINt4UEkBV0Par5VCingXzTZpJq9KjG8GbZpGqbRow/viewform this form]. Your submission will be reviewed by US Champs and submitted to the Waze team upon approval.
 
 
 
==== I-35 (Austin to DFW) ====
 
pjlasl [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&u=12144474 PM] is the lead editor for changes for I-35 between Austin and DFW. Please contact him prior to making any major changes (i.e. adding or removing ramps).
 
 
 
== Cameras ==
 
 
 
Currently, the only way to add cameras to the editor are from the app. When placing a camera in the app, drop a general error with "RLC W" where W = the direction the camera is facing. This will allow other editors to know which way the camera is facing when they go to approve it in the editor.
 
 
 
=== Red light cameras ===
 
 
 
Red Light Cameras are '''LEGAL''' in the State of Texas.
 
 
 
Contrary to popular belief, these cameras do not sit on the top of lights at an intersection. If you've gotten to an intersection, you've already passed the red light camera.These cameras mounted on traffic signals are used as part of the signal control. These compare sequential images of the intersection approach to determine if there is a vehicle (car, truck, motorcycle, bicycle, etc) waiting and will trigger the sequence. These devices '''CANNOT''' issue tickets.
 
 
 
There are traditional traffic monitoring cameras covering most of the major highways in the state. These send live feeds to the various traffic agencies around the state and are for monitoring traffic only.
 
 
 
*[[Cameras|Know your Cameras]]
 
 
 
=== Speed Cameras ===
 
 
 
Speed cameras are currently '''ILLEGAL''' in the State of Texas. Any request for a speed camera, or any approved speed cameras need to be removed from the map.
 
 
 
== Military Bases ==
 
 
 
Texas has a long standing tradition for support the US military. If you have questions concerning any military base in the state, please do not hesitate to ask. All military bases in the state are set to the current [[Private Installations|installation]] standard.
 
 
 
*All gates at the military bases are set to private road in/street out with some gates having restrictions on them for the various gate closures.
 
*If you know of any changes in the hours of a gate, please let a US Champ know and they will adjust it accordingly.
 
*All gates are locked at a level 5 or 6.
 
 
 
Landmarks approved for military bases are:
 
 
 
*Commissary
 
*PX/BX
 
*Gas stations
 
*Parks
 
*Museums
 
 
 
== To do list ==
 
 
 
Want to help out with the map in Texas? Stop adding parking lot roads everywhere, solve [[Update requests|URs]], ask questions to anyone listed below, and seek out advice when/where needed. Please adhere to the rules for editing. Parking lot roads do not need to go through gas stations. The gas station area suppresses traffic so map problems (MP) do not show up in the editor.
 
 
 
== Mapping utilities ==
 
 
 
*[http://www.txdot.gov/apps/statewide_mapping/StatewidePlanningMap.html TxDot Maps]
 
*[http://www.drivetexas.org Road Conditions] throughout the state.
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_state_highways List] of State Routes in Texas
 
 
 
== Editors in the State ==
 
 
 
{| cellpadding="2" border="1"
 
|- align="center"
 
! scope="col" bgcolor="skyblue" width="100pt" | Username
 
! scope="col" bgcolor="skyblue" width="200pt" | Area Managed
 
! scope="col" bgcolor="skyblue" width="200pt" | Comments
 
! scope="col" bgcolor="skyblue" width="50pt" | Forum PM
 
|- align="center" bgcolor="skyblue"
 
| colspan="4" | '''Rank 6 Editors'''
 
|- align="center"
 
| bgcolor="#0000FF" | <span style="color: rgb(255, 255, 255)">txemt</span><br/>
 
| US South Central & US Territories Regional Coordinator
 
| Based out of Miami, FL born/lived/travelled through most of Texas
 
|
 
[http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&u=8943870 PM]
 
 
 
|- align="center"
 
| bgcolor="#0000FF" | <span style="color: rgb(255, 255, 255)">jasonh300</span>
 
| US South Central Regional Coordinator
 
| Based out of New Orleans, LA
 
|
 
[http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&u=3598102 PM]
 
 
|-
 
|-
| style="text-align: center" bgcolor="#0000FF" | <span style="color: rgb(255, 255, 255)">pjlasl</span>
+
! scope="col" |Username
| style="text-align: center" | North Texas
+
! scope="col" |Areas Managed
| style="text-align: center" | Based out of Weatherford
+
! scope="col" class="unsortable" |Comments
| style="text-align: center" | [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&u=12144474 PM]
+
! scope="col" |Editing Since
 
|-
 
|-
|- align="center" bgcolor="skyblue"
+
|[https://www.waze.com/user/editor/johnseab johnseab] (5) [[https://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=johnseab PM]]
| colspan="4" | '''Rank 5 Editors'''
+
|AM DFW
|- align="center"
+
|Based in DFW
| bgcolor="#0000FF" | <span style="color: rgb(255, 255, 255)">LittlestLou</span>
+
|2014-09-15
| DFW Metroplex
 
| Based in the DFW Metroplex
 
| [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&u=1371556 PM]
 
 
|-
 
|-
| style="text-align: center" bgcolor="#0000FF" | <span style="color: rgb(255, 255, 255)">ctpoole</span>
+
|[https://www.waze.com/user/editor/kjg53 kjg53] (5) [[https://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=kjg53 PM]]
| style="text-align: center" | Austin
+
||AM Houston MSA/Austin/Nacogdoches
| style="text-align: center" | State Manager
+
||Based in Houston area
| style="text-align: center" | [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&u=14803089 PM]
+
||2014-10-23
 
|-
 
|-
| style="text-align: center" bgcolor="#0000FF" | <span style="color: rgb(255, 255, 255)">karlrc9911</span>
+
|[https://www.waze.com/user/editor/Jimbobaggins1966 jimbobaggins1966] (5) [[https://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=jimbobaggins1966 PM]]
| style="text-align: center" | Longview
+
||AM Houston south to Gulf Coast and Austin
| style="text-align: center" | State Manager
+
||Based in Houston area
| style="text-align: center" | [https://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&u=16787028 PM]
+
||2015-09-10
 
|-
 
|-
| style="text-align: center" bgcolor="#0000FF" | <span style="color: rgb(255, 255, 255)">rivermedic</span>
+
|[https://www.waze.com/user/editor/Dude495 Dude495] (5) [[https://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=dude495 PM]]
| style="text-align: center" | DFW & Central Texas
+
||AM Austin
| style="text-align: center" | Area Manager - Based in Comanche
+
||Based in Austin area
| style="text-align: center" | [https://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&u=7814299 PM]
+
||2014-02-22
 
|-
 
|-
|- align="center"
+
|[https://www.waze.com/user/editor/watchout4others watchout4others] (3) [[https://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=watchout4others PM]]
| bgcolor="#0000FF" | <span style="color: rgb(255, 255, 255)">Jakflash</span>
+
||AM DFW/mid-Gulf Coast Area
| Lampasas 
+
||Based in DFW
| Area Manager
+
||2016-02-25
| [https://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&u=11688645 PM]
 
|- align="center" bgcolor="skyblue"
 
| colspan="4" | '''Rank 4 Editors'''
 
|- align="center"
 
| bgcolor="#0000FF" | <span style="color: rgb(255, 255, 255)">coontex</span>
 
| Houston
 
| Lived in central Louisiana most of my life and now in the Katy/Houston TX area.
 
| [https://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&u=16869837 PM]
 
|- align="center"
 
| bgcolor="#0000FF" | <span style="color: rgb(255, 255, 255)">danofsatx</span>
 
| San Antonio
 
| Live in San Antonio, love to drive the state!
 
| [https://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&u=16782035 PM]
 
|- align="center"
 
| bgcolor="#0000FF" | <span style="color: rgb(255, 255, 255)">jstrangfeld</span>
 
| bgcolor="#FF0000" | DFW Metroplex
 
| bgcolor="#FF0000" |
 
| bgcolor="#FF0000" | [https://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&u=16791549 PM]
 
|- align="center"
 
| bgcolor="#0000FF" | <span style="color: rgb(255, 255, 255)">randcon</span>
 
| bgcolor="#FF0000" | Houston
 
| bgcolor="#FF0000" | Houston native (40+ years) <br/>
 
| bgcolor="#FF0000" | [https://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&u=16846377 PM]
 
|- align="center"
 
| bgcolor="#0000FF" | <span style="color: rgb(255, 255, 255)">shadoh</span>
 
| bgcolor="#FF0000" | DFW Metroplex
 
| bgcolor="#FF0000" | El Paso native (25+ years) - live in DFW Metroplex (15+ years).
 
| bgcolor="#FF0000" | [https://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&u=16892114 PM]
 
|- align="center"
 
| bgcolor="#0000FF" | <span style="color: rgb(255, 255, 255)">tcalvert317</span>
 
| bgcolor="#FF0000" | San Antonio
 
| bgcolor="#FF0000" |
 
| bgcolor="#FF0000" | [https://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&u=8554279 PM]
 
 
|-
 
|-
|- align="center" bgcolor="skyblue"
+
|[https://www.waze.com/user/editor/FTWMikeC FTWMikeC] (5) [[https://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=ftwmikec PM]]
| colspan="4" | '''Rank 3 Editors'''
+
|AM DFW
|- align="center"
+
|Based in DFW
| bgcolor="#0000FF" | <span style="color: rgb(255, 255, 255)">itzrandi</span>
+
|2016-10-30
| bgcolor="#FF0000" | Houston/East Texas
 
| bgcolor="#FF0000" | Metro Houston and Hwy 59/96 corridor
 
| bgcolor="#FF0000" | [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&u=16967673 PM]
 
|- align="center"
 
| bgcolor="#0000FF" | <span style="color: rgb(255, 255, 255)">jeigh17</span>
 
| bgcolor="#FF0000" | El Paso
 
| bgcolor="#FF0000" |
 
| bgcolor="#FF0000" | [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&u=14417702 PM]
 
|- align="center"
 
| bgcolor="#0000FF" | <span style="color: rgb(255, 255, 255)">MisterTodd</span>
 
| bgcolor="#FF0000" | East DFW Metroplex
 
| bgcolor="#FF0000" |
 
| bgcolor="#FF0000" | [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&u=16895038 PM]
 
 
|-
 
|-
| style="text-align: center" bgcolor="#0000FF" | <span style="color: rgb(255, 255, 255)">PvilleT</span>
+
|[https://www.waze.com/user/editor/jalondon628 jalondon628] (5) [[https://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=jalondon628 PM]]
| style="text-align: center" bgcolor="#FF0000" | Austin
+
||AM Wichita Falls, Edit in the DFW area
| bgcolor="#FF0000" | Based of out Pflugerville, born in Corpus Christi<br/>
+
||Based in DFW
| style="text-align: center" bgcolor="#FF0000" | [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&u=9393220 PM]
+
||2017-03-07
|-
 
| style="text-align: center" bgcolor="#0000FF" | <span style="color: rgb(255, 255, 255)">Audi_Chris</span>
 
| style="text-align: center" bgcolor="#FF0000" | Houston, San Marcos
 
| bgcolor="#FF0000" | Lived in Texas for majority of my life!<br/>
 
| style="text-align: center" bgcolor="#FF0000" | [https://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&u=15925251 PM]
 
|-
 
| style="text-align: center" bgcolor="#0000FF" | <span style="color: rgb(255, 255, 255)">MRedRaider</span>
 
| style="text-align: center" bgcolor="#FF0000" | North DFW, Big Spring, Lubbock
 
| bgcolor="#FF0000" | Been a Texan all my life. Lived in Big Spring, Austin, Lubbock, Houston, Frisco and visited about every corner of the great state.<br/>
 
| style="text-align: center" bgcolor="#FF0000" | [https://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&u=2979722 PM]
 
 
|-
 
|-
 +
|[https://www.waze.com/user/editor/CrazyKillerDude CrazyKillerDude] (2) [[https://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=CrazyKillerDude PM]]
 +
||AM East Texas
 +
||Based in Kilgore
 +
||2018-04-17
 
|}
 
|}
  
If you are an editor in Texas, or a USA Country Manager that does a lot of work in Texas, please add yourself to this list or ask to be added.
 
 
== Discipline ==
 
 
Waze has been designed to be an open community with various levels of editors. Rank 5 and 6 editors are senior editors. They are here to help you and are to be respected at all times. Instructions from senior editors are to be followed, unless it conflicts with this page. If you have any questions or issues, please feel free to PM one of the rank 6s or 5s in the list (if you're having a problem with one, please PM the regional coordinators). We will try to handle the issue as quickly and peacefully as possible.
 
 
It is not possible to list every occurrence of problems which can occur in the editor, but the following are some examples of what has happened in the past:
 
<ul style="/* insecure input */">
 
<li>Deleting and redrawing roads</li>
 
<li>Creating mass amounts of parking lot roads</li>
 
<li>Creating roads on top of already existing roads</li>
 
<li>Disrespect to higher ranking editors</li>
 
<li>Not cleaning up your own mess</li>
 
<li>Not responding to private messages</li>
 
<li>Willful damage to the map</li>
 
<li>Editing just to clear geometry nodes will result in an instant blocking of your editing rights</li>
 
</ul>
 
 
Everyone is allowed one free pass, but disciplinary actions after the first occurrence for the above may include:
 
<ul style="/* insecure input */">
 
<li>Formal mentoring</li>
 
<li>Temporary suspension of editing rights</li>
 
<li>Permanent suspension of editing rights</li>
 
</ul>
 
 
==User Reports (URs)==
 
 
Recently, there have been a rash of editors giving long winded responses to URs. The average person is not going to read beyond the 3rd or 4th line. In this example:
 
 
<i>"Many drivers think a report shows their destination and route information, it doesn't. It doesn't even tell us who filed the report.
 
We volunteer map editors only see where you are when you start your report and short pieces of the recommended and driven routes. We need more information to fix your problem. Thank you for the report and all the WAZE you help. If you respond to my query and I do not acknowledge within 1 day, please e-mail me at xxxxxxxxx@waze.com with a repeat of the information.
 
This report will be closed as 'not identified' if there is no response within 7 days."</i>
 
<br>
 
<br>
 
and this example:
 
<br>
 
<br>
 
<i>"Please provide more details so we can investigate the "General error" you reported. Volunteer map editors only fix map problem. We don't see what you see on your screen. We only see where you were located when you started your report and a short segment of the WAZE recommended route and a short segment of the route taken.
 
To test the routing, we need to know the approximate start and end points of your route.
 
Your routing options are important. Do you Avoid toll roads? Avoid major highways? Dirt roads allow/don't allow/avoid long ones?
 
Have you selected 'fastest route' or 'shortest route'?
 
Thank you for the report and all the WAZE you help.
 
If no response within 7 days, this report will be closed as 'Not identified'."</i>
 
 
the user will most likely either not get beyond the "We need more information to fix your problem" or they will skim through it and not pay attention to what is being asked of them. Please keep responses to URs at a minimum. Asking someone to explain more information about their issue does not require a novel, it should read like the box score to a game in the newspaper.
 
 
A shorter, more to the point response should suffice. An example:
 
 
<i>"You reported a general error at ______________________ and ______________________ but left no info as to what's wrong. Can you please elaborate, so we may look into and resolve the issue? Thank you."</i>
 
 
or
 
 
<i>"You reported a missing road, but didn't tell us the name of the road. Could you please give us the name, so we may add it to the map? Thank you."</i>
 
 
These are short, simple, to the point, and don't bother the driver with useless information about satellites, sun spots, the curvature of Earth's horizon in relation to Mars' gravitational pull, or other weird explanations from editors which have popped up on URs.
 
  
[[Category:Texas]]
+
If you are an active editor in Texas or a USA Country Manager that does a lot of work in Texas, please ask to be added.
[[Category:USA]]
 

Latest revision as of 02:05, 20 November 2021

NOTICE (4/15/2017): This page is now part of the the South Central Region harmonized Wazeopedia page. This page is limited to Texas-specific information referenced from the SCR main page. Please reference that page first.



Welcome to the Texas Wazeopedia. Below you will find information related to editing for Waze in Texas that is not covered in the main South Central Region Wazeopedia article, which includes the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Roads in Texas

Major construction projects in Texas

See TxDot for a list of LONG TERM road closures & changes to traffic flow that impact the Waze map.

If you are aware or made aware of any long term closures (construction, work closures and emergency closures), please fill out this form. Your submission will be reviewed by US Champs and submitted to the Waze team upon approval.

I-35 (Austin to DFW)

SH-121 / SH-114 / SH-360 / I-635 Grapevine (DFW Connector)

Primary DFW Connector construction is complete, but more improvements to the connector are still in progress including the I-635 / SH-121 / SH-26 / FM 2499 interchange upgrades.

DFW Connector Main Page

DFW Connector - Lane Closures

Functional Classification of Roads

See Road names/USA and Road types/USA.

The South Central Region participates in functional classification across all states. We promote a hybrid FC to ensure for the best routing possible for all Wazers. The hybrid FC basically means a state highway would never be typed less than Minor Highway (mH).

FC Maps for Texas

Use the appropriate link below to access the Functional Classification map for the state you are working in. Once you have reviewed the map, then refer to the FC cross reference chart below to determine what road type and lock level should be assigned to the roads in the area. For roads that need to be locked at a higher level than you are able, change the street to the correct type, then request a lock from a higher-level editor.

http://www.txdot.gov/apps/statewide_mapping/StatewidePlanningMap.html

FC Cross Reference

Refer to this chart to determine the road type of a given paved public road based on the functional class.

To use this chart, first determine the functional class of a road, and whether it is a signed, numbered highway in a particular highway system.

Where the column for the road's highway system and the row for the road's functional class meet, you will find the proper road type for that particular road.

A number of examples are given below the chart.

Highway Systems
Interstate Interstate BUS/LOOP

/SPUR

US Hwy (incl. some special routes) US Hwy BUS, SPUR, LOOP State Hwy (incl. some special routes) State Hwy BUS, SPUR[a], LOOP FM/RM, County Route Locally-maintained
example I-10 E I-94 BUS US-190 US-460 BUS SH-23 SH-123 BUS / Spur 123 / Loop 123 FM-40 / CR-15 Robertson St
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Interstate[b]  Fw  n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Other Freeway[c] n/a  Fw   Fw   Fw   Fw   Fw   Fw   Fw 
Other Expressway[d] n/a  Major   Major   Major   Major   Major   Major   Major 
Other Principal Arterial[e] n/a  Major   Major   Major   Major   Major   Major   Major 
Minor Arterial[f] n/a  Major   Major   Minor   Minor   Minor   Minor   Minor 
Major Collector n/a  Major   Major   Minor   Minor   PS   PS   PS 
Minor Collector n/a  Major   Major   Minor   Minor   PS   PS   PS 
Local/not mapped n/a  Major   Major   Minor   Minor   PS   Street   Street 

^a When a state highway "SPUR" route is used to connect a state highway with another state highway, a US highway, or an Interstate (i.e., when it is used as a connector/CONN route), use the first state highway column.

^b Also known as Principal Arterial - Interstate.

^c Also known as Principal Arterial - Freeway.

^d Also known as Principal Arterial - Expressway.

^e Also known as Principal Arterial.

^f Also known as Other Arterial.

All frontage roads running along freeways and major highways should be set to  Minor Highway 

For example,

  • An Interstate Business Loop classified as a Minor Arterial is a  Major Highway .
  • A US Highway classified as a Minor Arterial is a  Major Highway .
  • A US Highway Spur route classified as a Minor Arterial is a  Minor Highway .
  • A State Highway classified as an Other Freeway is a  Freeway .
  • A State Highway classified as a Collector is a  Minor Highway .
  • A County Route classified as a Minor Arterial is a  Minor Highway .
  • A County Route classified as a Collector is a  Primary Street 
  • A locally-maintained road classified as an Other Principal Arterial is a  Major Highway .
  • A locally-maintained road classified as a Collector is a  Primary Street .
Legend
 Fw   Freeway 
 Major   Major Highway 
 Minor   Minor Highway 
 PS   Primary Street 
 Street   Street 


FC issues on State Maps

If you find any issues where FC changes unexpectedly such as in the image (the small section of green in between 2 red sections), please let the Regional Coordinator (RC) know exactly where this is located, so the appropriate DOT can be notified.

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