Exciting news today for users in countries where community-updated gas prices haven’t been rolled out yet. Now you guys can actively help bring these features to your country faster… Maybe even as soon as a few weeks from now!
The first step in unveiling gas price features is to have enough gas station on the map. And that’s where you come in!
Starting today, our map editor allows you to add gas station locations to the map (available in all countries except US and Canada).
To add a gas station in the map editor, simply add a landmark and select type: Gas Station. You can then define the rest of its properties, such as brand name and address. (Hey, never edited the map before? It’s a cinch, just watch this).
In some countries, you’ll see that the editor is missing a list of local gas brands. Not to worry though. You can help by submitting your country’s gas brands here.
But wait, that’s not all!
You can now help Wazers in your country avoid toll roads too, with another new feature available today in the map editor. Mark toll roads in your area by selecting road segments and flagging them “Toll Road” in segment properties.
As soon as a road is specified a toll road, it will immediately be marked as such in the app, improving Wazers’ routing options. Then, once the community in each country lets us know that all of its toll roads are mapped, we’ll release an ‘avoid toll roads’ setting in the app, so Wazers can choose if they’d like to stick to toll-free routing on a regular basis.
Hows that for two big wins today? Now, more than ever, Waze can help you save time and cash on the road.