Luckily for us, our users love reporting problems. Missing turns, new roads, incorrect junctions — our maps keep improving because our community of drivers report these map issues in the app as they see them.
But reporting the issue is only half the challenge. On the mapping side, our community of map editors are working steadily to resolve these user-reported problems with speed and accuracy.
In this edition of the Waze World Records, we’re taking a look at the 10 map editors that hold the records in solving the most user-reported map problems.
Read more about the top 3 editors in this category below.
The Record Holder
Our current undisputed record holder, Dave (aka mapcat) has solved more than 30,000 user-reported issues in our map editor. He also happens to be our record holder for all-time map edits. Learn more about Dave in our previous post here.
The Runner Up
Our number 2 in this category, Mark (aka HavanaDay), has been a Waze map editor since September 2010.
An accountant living in the Charlotte, North Carolina region, Mark is an area manager. He was drawn to editing from his of love problem solving. For Mark, solving user-reported problems (or ‘update requests’) is akin to giving “a virtual pat on the back” to the millions of users doing their part.
On Why He Started Editing:
“Always loved GPS technology. Garmin/Navteq got very frustrating when you drove mainly the same routes on a consistent basis and the same errors are there. With Waze I am able to change that aspect of it in a timely manner. I also love solving problems. I think a good editor is a problem solver.”
Want to try your hand at map-editing? Get started after watching this clip: