User:Atrophicshiner/Guide to toll price mappping

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This guide is localised for editors from the UK.


The toll price mapping tool can be found at

You need to be registered to use this tool, your Waze credentials will not work by default. Access is restricted due to the complex nature of using the tool and the need for some control to be kept on what data is being submitted for public use. Contact Timbones if you are interested in being part of toll price mapping.

Tool interface

Welcome tab

Here you will find useful information such as announcements, descriptions and tutorials, and other links to related resources.

Resource links

Submit file for upload - Use this form to submit a toll file for upload to the client, the file must be saved as public

Road live in the app - This spreadsheet provides a list of all toll files that have been submitted for upload and their status. You will not get informed if the submitted file is approved or rejected. You must check here for details. Use search to find your username or the toll file name as the list is long.

Passes and correlations - You can request new passes to be added to the client or edit existing passes. The spreadsheet is restricted access, if you must have access you should contact Timbones.

Toll Prices tab


Toll files have 4 statuses;

  •  production  - a file that has been uploaded and is being used to calculate toll prices in the client
  •  prod old  - a file that has been edited since it was last uploaded, the previous version of this file is being use to calculate prices in the client app
  •  public  - a file that has been made available for all tool users to view and test
  •  private  - a file that only yourself, the creator, can see and test.

Using the My Files, Public, or the search box you can filter files as required. You can also  load  a file for you to view and edit a local copy, or load a file into the  playground  for testing. You can only  delete  a file you have created.

Save and export

The large text box should display all of the input toll data that will be saved within the toll file, this is saved as a minified JSON file.

You should choose a name that best reflects the toll(s) that as mapped in the file. The suggested naming convention is Country_State_Area. As the UK is relatively small we are grouping tolls into a single file: UK_Country_Roads.

The system will not check if you have already used the same file name and will overwrite any existing file you have already created. Any existing file data will be lost.
You are unable to save a file with the same name that has already been used by another user.

When you save a file you can also select whether to  make public  and / or  load to playground  for testing.

Clear All

This clears all current tolls showing in the edit area. It does not delete files, nor remove loaded data from the playground.

If you have not saved your work and clear the data it can not be retrieved.

add tolls

This adds a new toll line into the edit area for you to map a toll and its pricing.

Playground tab

Show Waze Toll Segments for Current View - When zoomed in to a given area this will  highlight  segments mapped in WME using the toll attribute. The known segments do not update with map tile builds, nor does this show partial toll segments [those mapped with a toll-free restriction]. It is unknown if this snapshot will be updated.

Show Loaded Tolls - When you have a toll file loaded into the playground, via either the Open or Save and export menu, this will zoom to the corresponding area and  highlight  all tolls mapped within the file, based on the polyline data.

Clear Loaded Tolls - This will remove all tolls previously loaded into the playground. This is useful when you have changed a toll file and the old version was loaded into the playground and want to test the changes.

Find - Allows you to find a location based on WME permalink or segment ID.


User Permit ID - If you are testing a toll that has associated permits, also known as passes, enter the exact permit ID (example: tollroad-uk), leave blank for no permit.

Vehicle - Select the vehicle type you wish to use for testing.

Travel Day - Select the date you wish to test from the calendar or type the date (format: MM/DD/YYYY).

Travel Time - Select the time of day you wish to test.

  1. To test a toll price you should first ensure you have loaded it into the playground
  2. You can then use the draw a line button (top centre of map). Choose your start (click once) and the end (click twice) to create a route
    • The route is based on WME segments and Waze routing algorithms, not the visible map
    • You do not need to select any intermediate points
    • You should ensure your start and end are clear of the highlighted toll price segment as the route must pass through the start node, segment, and end node to trigger the toll calculation
  3. The route should display a message box with details of the calculated price and a summary of the route will show in the left-hand panel
    •  Red highlighted  routes are routes that have a toll price calculated, this includes a zero price (example: £0.00)
    •  Blue highlighted  routes are routes that are FREE, no toll price calculation made
  4. You can now adjust User Permit ID, Vehicle, Travel Day, and Travel Time to see how they influence the toll price.
  5. Click on the green arrow beside any of the summary routes in the left-hand panel to see the new price details. The price shown in the left-hand panel will not change
  6. Be sure to test for all possible permutations based on direction, time of day, day of week, vehicle type and any passes.

My Information tab

Here you can view and change your credentials for the toll tool.

Creating a new toll

add tolls


Generally a toll authority can be wholly contained with a single toll block. The only technical reason to split a toll authority into multiple toll blocks is if prices require a mix of pricing rules.

  • toll id (required) - Identify your toll. The suggested naming convention is Country-State-RoadName-Direction (example: UK-Plymouth-TamarBridge). You can map multiple directions in the same toll so the direction is not needed
  • road local name (required) - Enter a name that identifies the toll road, try to match the official name
  • currency (required) - Enter the symbol or letters used locally when prices are shown (example: £)
  • currency code - Select the ISO currency code to match your region (example: GBP)
  • comments - You can use this text box for any useful notes, the URL to the toll price details at minimum
  • polyline - This is created by selecting the draw button or from the playground. Its purpose is to highlight the location / line of the toll road in the playground [format: LINESTRING(12.34567890123456 23.456789012345678,34.567890123456789 45.67890123456789)]
  • type - Select how the toll is charged
    Static is a known price in advance
    Dynamic is when the price varies due to unknown factors.
  • rules (select 1 only) - Choose how the toll is charged
    pay_per_section_count should be selected when the toll price is based on passing through a discrete number of collection points
    entry_exit_price should be selected when a toll price is determined based on the entry point and exit point of the route
    pay_per_section should be selected when a fixed toll is paid for passing though a collection point
  • add_trip_charge - A one off fee that gets added onto the final toll price calculation
  • add_entry_exit_matrix (only shows for entry_exit_price) - Allows you to create a pricing matrix for the toll
  • add_entry_exit_rules (only shows for entry_exit_price) - Allows you to create pricing rules for the toll
  • add permit_prices (only shows for pay_per_section_count) - Allows you to create permit prices for the toll
  • add sections (required) - Allows you to create sections for the toll

add sections


Each distinct structure (bridge, tunnel, junction, etc) should have its own section. For a single structures, multiple directions can be added to the same section as long as the toll price is the same for all directions.

  • section id (required) - This must be unique for each section you map in an individual toll
  • road local name (required) - Add something that corresponds to the toll you are pricing, this will help if you are using matrix pricing
  • section local name (required) - Add something that corresponds to the toll you are pricing, this will help if you are using matrix pricing
  • venue id - Do not use, this has been deprecated
  • location (required) - Use the Choose button to get the coordinates of the toll you are mapping, it is suggested mark the toll booth or centre of the bridge / tunnel (format: 12.34567890123286,23.456789901234567)
  • add areas - unknown at this time
  • add segments (required) - Allows you to associate WME segments to the section
    (*) - Allows you to auto populate segment details from a permalink containing multiple segment IDs (only works if the tool recognises the segments have the toll attribute.)
  • add prices - Allows you to create prices for the section

add segments

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You should select a segment that users must pass through to prevent a scenario where Waze avoids a mapped toll price.

  • permalink - Copy a single segment permalink from the WME that you wish to be associated with the pricing of a toll route
    Populate - Click this button to auto fill the remaining details from the permalink
  • id - This is the ID of the WME segment
  • forwards - This is the direction you wish the price to be calculated, true = A to B, false = B to A
  • fromNode - This is the ID of the node at the start of the segment in the given direction of travel
  • toNode - This is the ID of the node at the end of the segment in the given direction of travel
To have prices calculated in both directions of 2-way segment you will need to have 2 segments listed. One with A to B direction, the other with B to A direction.

add prices


  • permit id - Enter a permit ID if this price is to be shown for a Toll Pass shown in the client
  • limit to vehicles - Choose which vehicle types the price applies to. If the prices applies to all vehicle types you can leave all unselected.
  • price - Enter a single price without a currency symbol, even if a zero price (example: 12.34, 5.6, 0.0, etc)
  • rules (select 1 only) - Choose only if a special price applies.
    • only_this_section_special_price
    • dont_count_special_section
    • trip_charge_additional_max_special_price
  • special price (only use if a special price rule is selected) - Enter a single price without a currency symbol, even if a zero price (example: 12.34, 5.6, 0.0, etc)
  • valid days - Select the days this price applies
    • (*) - Allows you to select all days of the week
  • valid minutes - Enter the times that the price applies. You can add multiple time periods. (example: 00:00-05:59,16:00-18:30)