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Waze is an app that helps its users avoid traffic and get directions to their destinations. The map must be simple and uncluttered but still show where cars can drive and keep the traffic data that goes with the roads.
 
Waze is an app that helps its users avoid traffic and get directions to their destinations. The map must be simple and uncluttered but still show where cars can drive and keep the traffic data that goes with the roads.
  
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{{User:Voludu2/LearningPortal/box-header|title=First Steps}}
 
{{User:Voludu2/LearningPortal/box-header|title=First Steps}}
;Background
 
:Your edits will show up on the live map after the [http://status.waze.com/ next tile update] -- usually in a day or two.  When you are logged in, you will see your points in [https://www.waze.com/dashboard/ your dashboard]. If you create or change places, you will have to wait for approval from a level 2 editor. See the [[FAQ]] for answers to frequently asked questions.
 
  
;Get Set up
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* [//docs.google.com/presentation/d/1lO0xzv3kyWVuJCTgZIKw2_GI1H2338D98SwApexGDgY/mobilepresent?pli=1&slide=id.gafe675426_1_86 how to change your  username]
:Get completely set up by logging into [http://www.waze.com/forum/ the waze forum].  
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* [//docs.google.com/presentation/d/1lO0xzv3kyWVuJCTgZIKw2_GI1H2338D98SwApexGDgY/mobilepresent?pli=1&slide=id.gaf8d1f6ca_2_47 log into the forum and check your private messages]
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:Log out. Go to [http://www.waze.com/editor/ the editor]. Choose Practice Mode
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;Try out the real editor
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:If you are in the practice editor, refresh your browser window.  Or go to  [http://www.waze.com/editor/ the editor]. Log in.  ON the left side, you'll see a tab labelled "Drives"  Choose one of your recent drives to see what the map around there looks like.
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;Log in to the editor
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;See other editors
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:Use the layers icon [[File:layers.png|25px]] in the upper right-hand corner and tick the box next to [[Layers#Live_Users|Live Users]].
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;[[Waze Map Editor/Chat|Use chat]] [[File:WME Chat minimized visible no new.JPG|25px]]
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:Send "<code>Good Morning. This is my first time editing!</code>" and say what you are here to do. Any available experienced editors will be very glad to talk to you while you make your first edits.
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* [[User:Voludu2/LearningPortal/Step1]]
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* [[https://wiki.waze.com/wiki/Map_Editor_Interface_and_Controls|WME interface guide]]
  
 
;Practice Basic skills in the practice editor
 
;Practice Basic skills in the practice editor
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{{User:Voludu2/LearningPortal/box-footer}}
  
{{User:Voludu2/LearningPortal/box-header|Your First Edits}}
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{{User:Voludu2/LearningPortal/box-header|title=Your First Edits}}
;Log in to the editor
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;Background
;See other editors
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:Your edits will show up on the live map after the [http://status.waze.com/ next tile update] -- usually in a day or two. When you are logged in, you will see your points in [https://www.waze.com/dashboard/ your dashboard]. If you create or change places, you will have to wait for approval from a level 2 editor. See the [[FAQ]] for answers to frequently asked questions.
:Use the layers icon [[File:layers.png|25px]] in the upper right-hand corner and tick the box next to [[Layers#Live_Users|Live Users]].
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;[[Waze Map Editor/Chat|Use chat]]
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:[[File:WME Chat minimized visible no new.JPG|25px]]. Send "<code>Good Morning. This is my first time editing!</code>" and say what you are here to do. Any available experienced editors will be very glad to talk to you while you make your first edits.
 
 
;Pick something you can complete in one editing session.
 
;Pick something you can complete in one editing session.
 
:; Correct spellings on roads you are familiar with, so they match the signs
 
:; Correct spellings on roads you are familiar with, so they match the signs
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:; Check whether turns are allowed or not, and fix them.
 
:; Check whether turns are allowed or not, and fix them.
 
:; Check for [[Creating_and_editing_road_segments#Confirm_the_road_by_updating_details|red roads and confirm them]], connect it to other roads, and [[Creating_and_editing_road_segments#Set_allowed_turns_.28connections.29|fix all the allowed and not-allowed turns]] to make it route properly. If roads are not connected properly and you cannot fix it, ask for help.
 
:; Check for [[Creating_and_editing_road_segments#Confirm_the_road_by_updating_details|red roads and confirm them]], connect it to other roads, and [[Creating_and_editing_road_segments#Set_allowed_turns_.28connections.29|fix all the allowed and not-allowed turns]] to make it route properly. If roads are not connected properly and you cannot fix it, ask for help.
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:;How to save
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:;Ask for a check
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:After you save your change, use chat to send "<code>I have just saved my first edit. Can someone check my work in <El Dorado, Arkansas> (or wherever you are located) please.</code>". Select the object you just saved and share a [[Waze_Map_Editor#Permalink|permalink]] [[File:Permalink_icon.png|25px]] to it.
  
 
Don'ts
 
Don'ts
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*# Not Make changes to roads that are connected to [[FAQ#What_is_a_locked_road?|locked roads]].
 
*# Not Make changes to roads that are connected to [[FAQ#What_is_a_locked_road?|locked roads]].
 
*# Not make two-way roads into divided roads or highways, even if they are that way in real life.
 
*# Not make two-way roads into divided roads or highways, even if they are that way in real life.
* After you save your change, use chat to send "<code>I have just saved my first edit. Can someone check my work in <El Dorado, Arkansas> (or wherever you are located) please.</code>". Select the object you just saved and share a [[Waze_Map_Editor#Permalink|permalink]] [[File:Permalink_icon.png|25px]] to it.
 
 
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Latest revision as of 01:15, 11 June 2015

Welcome New Editors

Waze is an app that helps its users avoid traffic and get directions to their destinations. The map must be simple and uncluttered but still show where cars can drive and keep the traffic data that goes with the roads.

Every edit you make can make a big difference to a lot of wazers. Learn about the good editing guidelines so your edits will improve the map -- the editing videos in the app just don't tell the whole story. Our motto is "Usability, Simplicity, Retention". Make it useful, keep it simple, and do not delete.

First Steps