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Revision as of 00:21, 5 March 2018

The WV Map Raid Wiki is a work in progress; subject to change as necessary due to changes in Waze guidance or Raid Goals. The Map Raid will run from 04-14-2018 thru 04-22-2018
GOAL The main goal of this Map Raid is to create CONNECTIVITY, fix BASE MAP, and properly NAME roads.

The main goal of this Map Raid is to create CONNECTIVITY, fix BASEMAP, and proper NAMING of roads.

 Map Raid Goals

The primary goal of the WV Map Raid is to review and connect basemap roads as well as update and review existing confirmed roads. Secondary goals are to review and edit all places and to resolve URs/PURs/MPs. If you are unsure if the items are completed, please contact a member of the Raid Leadership team.

We would like to perform these goals in the following order:

  1. Base Map / Connectivity and Verify / Update details for existing roads
    • Please review the Basemap Wiki for steps to, and a guide for, editing basemap
      1. In addition to the steps in the Basemap wiki, please pay special attention to the following:
        • Look for and correct other state names on segments (OH/VA/KY/PA/MD)
        • Add Speed Limits (SL) - if confirmed with SV or SLURs
        • Verify road names and verify/add appropriate street and city alt-names.
  2. Remove names and adjust Railroad (RR) segments (elevation/junctions/etc). Leave the name on "Cass Scenic Railroad" and "WVU PRT".
  3. Use the WV Place Browser to review and fix all places.
  4. Resolve User Reports (UR), Place Update Requests (PUR) and Map Problems (MP)


We will use Discord to communicate. You must be in Discord to be able to edit in this Map Raid.

When you are editing in the raid area, please set yourself visible and enable the Live Users layer.

Raid Areas


Raid Groups


Raid Leadership Team

Username Comments
Ldriveskier (PM)  Profile L5.png West Virginia SM
roadtechie (PM)  Profile L6.png Local Champ, USA CM, West Virginia SM
Happy_Lyn (PM)  Profile L3.png Michigan AM
JasonN899 (PM)  Profile L4.png Maryland SM
Kwrigh01 (PM)  Profile L4.png West Virginia MAR-LAM
LennyNRPD (PM)  Profile L4.png Virginia SM
mtb2314 (PM)  Profile L4.png Maryland MAR-LAM
AnorestesX (PM)  Profile L3.png Michigan AM, West Virginia AM


Focus on the main goals of the Map Raid. We realize there are several changes in guidance that have not yet been instituted in West Virginia, however it is more important to get basic routing working at this time. Unless you're also making edits that are part of the goals of this Map Raid, don't edit otherwise routable segments for the sole purpose of bringing them up to current guidance.

Please do not alter any of the following road types without first consulting a West Virginia SM: Freeways, Ramps, Major Highways, Minor Highways or Primary Streets.

Please do not edit any of the following road segments without first consulting a West Virginia SM: Freeways, Ramps

Please do not mass-edit Do not perform edits which will affect large numbers of segments at once. The edit history of segments is highly valuable in the process of solving URs. Mass editing effectively mass erases this history, permanently. We ask that all necessary processes which might affect large portions of the map, or long stretches of roads, be reserved until near the end of the MapRaid. This includes the “Select entire street” function.

Complete each segment before moving on. When you find a point on the map to do an edit, please take the time to finish all the associated items with that edit before moving on. The basemap wiki is an excellent checklist for editing roads even if you are working on a road that is not basemap. Please refer to the guidance in the Map Raid Goals section for more information.

Anything locked at 5 or 6? Please check with the Raid Leadership team before making changes. Rank 5 and 6 editors - consider keeping highlights active for locks.

West Virginia uses the concept of True Elevation on segments within the State. The use of True Elevation (TE) is to better represent segments in relationship with its surroundings/ground level. For more information please review the WV True Elevation Guidance page. Note that we do NOT use True Elevation on Freeway or Ramp segments.

Please refer to the turn instruction override national guidance if you believe that a turn instruction override is warranted. If you have any questions please contact a member of the Raid Leadership team.

The Parking Lot Area Guidance has been recently updated. Please review before adding or updating any Parking Lot Areas. If you have any questions please contact a member of the Raid Leadership team.

Local Guidance

 WV Roads/Routes

Road names in West Virginia follow the nationwide Road Name guidance. Pay specific attention to the list of approved Abbreviations and acronyms, and when in doubt: "spell it out". See the West Virginia Wiki for Major Roads for WV Specific Naming and Type.

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Road Naming

In general, use the data you find first on this list as the primary name and all other names/numbers as alternates.

  1. Use SV to find BGS/LGS - if available, this is the primary name.
  2. Use WVDOT data to find local name and route numbering (for the map raid, you’ll generally need the County Route information, CR-x or CR-x/y, but confirm higher named roads)
    • WVDOT GIS: consider installing the WME WV GIS Map script (script by MapOMatic). This script adds a "WVGIS" link to the bottom toolbar in WME. Click it to open a GIS map that contains data pulled from most of the relevant state and county (where available) GIS sources. The link will turn green to indicate the GIS map location is sync'ed to the WME map -- moving the WME map will move the GIS map (but not vice versa). If the link turns black, e.g. after refreshing WME, the location sync is broken. Simply click the WVGIS link again to restore the sync.
    • WVDOT County Maps (PDF): even if using the WVDOT GIS script, the PDF maps are a good overview of the different routes.
  3. County GIS maps
    • We highly recommend that you install the WME GIS script. This script will make it a lot easier to access the multiple County GIS websites.
    • If you do not wish to install these scripts please visit the West Virginia Cities and Towns page for all GIS links. NOTE: Not all WV counties have GIS links. Only hyperlinked county names are linked to the County GIS. City/Town names are hyperlinked to the WME Permalink. If you get confused digging through all of the different GIS sites, which will probably happen (it has to all of us), please contact a member of the Raid Leadership team for guidance.
  4. Parcel/lot information from County GIS sources or MapOMatic's WVGIS script. Note that the County GIS sources from step #3 are a more complete set of the sources. MapOMatic's WVGIS script contains some of the County information, but not all of it.
  5. USPS Address Search - check addresses and add as an alternate, as appropriate per the City Name guidance (which is clarified for West Virginia below).


  • If data is only available from a single source, use it.
  • If multiple sources conflict with a single source, use the road name confirmed by multiple sources and add the other names as alternates.
  • If it isn't possible to be sure about the primary name and there is already a primary name on the segment that matches any of the possibilities, then leave that name as primary and add the others as alternates.
  • Always include the name from the BGS/LGS and the name from parcel data.
  • If an address is outside the bounds of a CDP, include the USPS City as an alternate.
  • Steps 3 and 4 above may be included in the wme-wv-gis-map script (step 2), depending on the County.

Route Naming

West Virginia uses the WV-XXX format for all State Routes. For County Routes, CR-XX or CR-XX/YY is used. There are no Township Roads (TR-XXX) in West Virginia. In a few limited cases, there are special road names in use; if you see one, please do not delete it or ask a question first prior to deleting it. More detail and examples can be found here: WV Route Naming.

City Names

This is clarification for City Name guidance done during this MapRaid. If you have any other questions or concerns please involve the Raid Leadership team. Please ensure that you have the Recommended Tools installed as these will help with Identifying City/CDP and USPS Zip Codes.

  1. The city name for the primary name is either the CDP name, incorporated city name, or None.
  2. If the segment falls within a City or CDP, then all alternate segment names should also include the same City/CDP. Do not add any USPS Zip Code City as an alternate city name. Example:
  3. If the segment falls outside of a City or CDP, then the primary city name should be left blank and the "None" check box selected. The primary segment name should be duplicated in the alternates and all alternate names should use the USPS Zip Code City name. Do not check "None" for any of the alternate city names
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If the segment runs along the border between two Cities or CDPs, then the primary city name should be left blank and the "None" check box selected. The primary segment name should be duplicated in the alternates for both CIty/CDP names as well as the alternate segment names. Do not check "None" for any of the alternate city names. This guidance should also be applied when the segment falls outside of a City/CDP but borders two USPS Zip Code City. Example:



Alleys in West Virginia follow the MAR guidance for Alleys.

Functional Classification

Functional Classification (FC) Will Not Be Part Of This Raid. Information on FC in West Virginia can be found on the here. If you feel a road is incorrectly classified, please consult with a West Virginia SM.

MAR Minimum Road Lock Standard

Minimum Road Lock Standard
Segment Type Direction Lock
 Freeway  5
 Ramp  4
 Major Highway  4
 Minor Highway  3
 Primary Street  One-way
 Street  Private Road  One-way
 |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-| Railroad |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|  2
 • • • • Ferry • • • •   5
 ⁃     ⁃        ⁃        ⁃        ⁃ Runway ⁃        ⁃        ⁃        ⁃        ⁃  4
Other Named Types 5

Note that these are minimums and, for protection, certain segments may be at higher lock levels. If you find a road locked to a higher level than its minimum, please leave it locked no lower than that level when you have finished editing.

West Virginia Update Request Management

West Virginia has a very good grasp on Update Requests and Map Problems throughout the state. This will not be a "primary focus" of the raid, but please feel free to work any UR/PUR/MP's in your editable area. Remember to follow the West Virginia Response Timeline.


Cameras will not be mapped

§17C-6-7a of the West Virginia Code prohibits use of cameras to detect or prove traffic law violations. Please remove any Red Light or Speed Camera you find mapped in WV.

Place Editing

West Virginia follows the national Places guidance.

For specific WV naming standards please review the WV Naming Standards

To prevent loss of data due to automatic acceptance of submissions from "trusted users", all area places and points with complete data should be locked to Level 2 at a minimum. Additionally, please consult the following table for minimum lock level for completed places.

Place Type Minimum Lock Level
Area/Point Places 2
Gas Stations 3
Hospital/Medical Care 4
Fire Department 4
Police Station 4
Airports 4
Parking Lot Area (PLA) 3

Reference Links

West Virginia Wiki Page

If you have any questions regarding WV standards during editing and you cannot find the answer on this page, please visit the West Virginia Wiki Page.

New Editors

If you are new or relatively new to map editing, please CLICK HERE for some tips to get started; including settings, options, scripts, Wiki References, and instructions on lock requests and how to create a Permalink (PL). You do not need to join the WV Discord channel, you will be given an invitation to map raid specific Discord channels.

Recommended Tools for MR West Virginia

New editors should be aware there are many scripts and extensions that editors use to assist with editing that not only make some jobs easier, but verifies what we do is correct. The use of these scripts is highly encouraged and those listed below are the ones you should install, at a minimum, to get started.

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Other Recommended Scripts