Welcome to the Texas Style MapRaid. You have signed up for a MapRaid in rural Texas. This was designed with two goals in mind: to clean up the rural part of a large state while helping you gain experience as a low ranking editor. This raid is designed to help you gain the knowledge of making decisions and looking for the minute things which help Waze route people more efficiently.
Texas is not following the Waze national functional classification system. Instead, it is following the 100% changeover to functional classification. That means a US Hwy which is classified as a minor arterial is a minor highway. All primary streets you come across can be locked at a rank 3. Minor and major highways, you can leave locked and ask a Texas SM to lock them down.
There will be NO boots on the ground for this MapRaid.
Most County Roads (which are named) can be made as dirt/4x4. Please follow street view and SATIMG. If you're not 100% sure, ask.
Roads such as those in the image can be deleted. These are typically roads which are on private ranches or farms and are not conducive to Waze.
After cleaning out basemap roads which have connected to other roads, please be sure to go back and clear out all of the nodes.
This will most likely be the most tedious part of the MapRaid. There are a lot of basemap roads in rural Texas.
Railroads in the area may be set to the old standard. Please update these to the current Waze standard.
Most places in the small towns will be gas stations and schools. To find out information about the school, please Google your respective county name with "ISD" after it. If you are editing in Andrews County, Googling "Andrews ISD" would be what you type to find the schools in the county. A lot of Independent School Districts to spill over into surrounding counties, so it may be beneficial to check the next county over, especially for those towns closer to the border. For those who are editing in bigger cities, please adhere to the Places section in the wiki.
|Username||Area Managed||Comments||Forum PM|
||US South Central & US Territories Regional Coordinator||Based out of Miami, FL born/lived/travelled through most of Texas|
|pjlasl||North Texas||Based out of Weatherford||PM|
|randcon||Texas||Based out of Houston||PM|
Larger towns (Midland, Odessa, San Angelo, etc) may have more places than the typical small town. Please update everything in accordance with Texas wiki standards. Make sure all available information is on them
Most towns you will come across are pretty small and very simple to fix.
Use street view to find the city limit signs and make sure they're all correct.
Make sure alternate names also contain the city name on streets with more than one name.
If you come across a CR which all of a sudden changes numbers (or name) please leave the node and don't change to the name. Chances are, you've hit the county line. Figuring out county lines is sometimes hard to do when drawing out these areas.
Texas map for functional classification.