Missouri mapping resources
Information related to using Waze in the State of Missouri.
Create by: --Rottielover 21:08, 8 January 2013 (UTC)
Last updated by: --Rottielover 19:03, 21 February 2013 (UTC)
Please note that you must manually update the change log as I haven't found a way to make that automatic.
A set of guidelines for dealing with landmarks in Missouri has been based on the work done by the Waze editing community in the state of Connecticut and Illinois. As always, the world-wide rule of "don't map individual businesses" still applies.
Please do not forget that a recent update to WME has enabled the Address properties for Landmarks (City, State & Country) and ensure this information is filled out & correct.
Major Construction Projects
Please see the MODOT website for long term projects that affect the Waze map.
- Divided Highways
- Carpool, HOV, Transit lanes
- Roundabouts/Traffic Circles
- Parking Lot Roads
- Toll Roads
As a general rule, alleys should not be mapped. They clutter the map and can cause routing issues. If alleys are mapped (e.g. St. Louis area), the road type should be set as Parking Lot Road and given a name of "Alley". Other attributes (city, direction, turn restrictions) should be set as if it were any other drivable road.
Waze will route to the closest segment for a set of destination coordinates. This may result in the destination being in they alley. Refer to the FAQ for additional information.
Generally, if a road can't be driven on (e.g. Walking Trail, Pedestrain Boardwalk, Stairway, Railroad, Runway/Taxiway) then it should not be mapped in Waze. This is due to the way the routing engine works, as Waze WILL route users to drive on these "Non-Driveable" road types. Please note there are several Railroads mapped in Missouri (including the Metrolink light rail in St. Louis), these are due to users incorrectly running Waze while on the train & contributing false data to the system. This false data has been known to effect drivers on adjacent roads. These railroads are mapped in a VERY particular manner by Senior Area Managers and Country Managers to prevent Waze from routing on them.
Time Restricted Turns
Waze does not currently support time-based turn restrictions or direction of travel (i.e. reversible lanes). The general practice is to restrict the turn so that Waze does not route a user through an illegal turn (ie at rush hour).
Reversible travel roads such as the express lanes on I-70, downtown St. Louis are mapped as a 2-way Freeway road with turns disabled at all entrance ramps in both directions. Additionally, parking lot road segments are used to connect them per Wiki guidelines. This will prevent Waze from routing traffic onto the express lane but will provide normal routing (dependent on GPS accuracy) once someone chooses to enter the reversible lane.
As a method of providing feedback to other editors, it is recommended to create a small landmark of type Junction/Interchange near the intersection with details of the restriction. Since many people turn off the landmark layer unless working specifically on landmarks, creating a small railroad segment (not attached to any other segments) either with the restriction information or a note to refer to a landmark is an alternative.
Speed / Red Light Cameras
Red Light Cameras are legal in the State of Missouri.
(Work in progress)
Red Light Cameras
Several municipalities throughout the state have implemented Red Light Cameras. Refer to the (work in progress) page for a list.
Other Camera Types
These are cameras or signs that either provide driver feedback or are used for traffic control. These devices CAN NOT issue tickets and should not be mapped.
- Non-camera "driver feedback signs" are a radar/laser equipped sign that measures speed and displays the speed back to the driver. These can be fixed or trailer mounted with the later being much more prevalent.
- There are also cameras mounted on traffic signals that are used as part of the signal control. These compare sequential images of the intersection approach to determine if there is a vehicle (car, truck, motorcycle, bicycle, etc) waiting and will trigger the sequence.
- There are traditional traffic monitoring cameras covering most of the major highways in the state. These send live video to MODOT & local media and serve ONLY as a traffic monitoring system.
To Do List
Want to help out with the map in Missouri?
Check out the To Do List.
|Username||Area Managed||Comments||Forum PM|
|Level 5 Country Managers (Missouri Based)|
|Level 4 Area Managers|
|rottielover||Central/Eastern MO||Also Central IL||PM|
|Level 3 Area Managers|
|Level 5 Country Managers (Out of State Based)|
|bigbear3764||Northern IL||Unlocking to Help Out||PM|
If you are an Area Manager that covers the State of Missouri, or a USA Country Manager that does a lot of work in Missouri, please add yourself to this list (alphabetical by username).