Okay! Lets Edit the Map!
- Choosing Road Types
- In general it is best to try to avoid deleting road segments unless they are really, really wrong
- You need to add a junction every time one road joins another. Usually you enable all turns and then, if necessary, apply any turn restrictions
- How to handle road closures due to long-term construction, natural disasters, etc
- Warning on possible lack of accuracy in aerial images
- Use the separating line checkbox only when there is a physical barrier on the road between the opposing lanes, or turns across the center divider are not permitted
- For wide roads with two directions of traffic, create two one-way roads so that a GPS lock will be made correctly.
- How to label and name roads
- Automatic map updates and the locking of roads
- How to fix scan problems (problems 1-31)
- How to fix merger problems (problems 51-60)
A permalink allows you to send url or a link to the exact view of the map you currently are viewing. This is a great way to show others a specific area of a map. For example when editing roads and need assistance on the forums you can share a permalink to that region.
- In the bottom right of map viewer press "Permalink"
- The page will refresh
- The permalink can be copied out of the address/url bar at the top of your browser.
- Share the URL! Done.
Selecting Multiple Roads
Some edits require that you select two or more segments of road.
- Mac: Command + Click
- Windows: Ctrl + Click
- Linux: Window-Key + Click
Google aerial images cannot be used
If you were to do such a thing, it would taint all the work you did and Waze would need to reverse out all your edits. There could be other adverse effects. Waze has already had to remove all the maps for Chile, and other South American countries because the source of the map data was not properly licensed (not Waze's fault).
So do not use Googze as a way of applying Google's aerial images as a replacement for Waze's licensed images when doing map editing.
You may negotiate with officials in your country for access to aerial images that Waze can use. Just be careful not to give the impression that you are acting on behalf of Waze. But as an interested citizen you can speak with local authority, in a local language, to explain the benefits to your country in making aerial images freely available as a public good.