Different things you do with Waze -- driving, reporting, editing the map -- will earn you different amounts of points. You receive the same number of points per kilometer driven whether you choose to display miles or kilometers (a table below translates the two measurement systems).
You can get more points either by driving more or by updating the map for areas where you already drive.
What Is a Map Edit?
Map edits are listed in your scoreboard. They also affect your total number of points -- each map edit increases your score by several points.
"Editing the map" means making a change to one road segment. If you correct the spelling on 3 segments of the same road, you will earn three map edits. If you edit the same segment more than one time in a 24-hour day, you will only receive credit for the edit one time.
For example, if you correct the city name at the same time or a little later in the day, you have made two changes to the segment but will receive credit for one edit to the segment.
What's the Difference Between a Change and an Edit?
In the map editor, any change is counted by the counter on the Save icon. A change is not the same as edit. A change is any action that can be undone with the undo button. For example, if you select 10 segments at one time, correct the spelling of the name on all 10 segments, and select Apply, the change counter will increase by one. Why? Because you made one single, undo-able change. If you change one segment by moving 10 geometry points around a curve, each time you drag and drop a geometry point, that is a change and the change counter increases because you can undo each of these actions.
In the first example, those 10 segments changed all at once will get you credit for 10 edits. In the second example, those 10 changes will get you credit for 1 edit. In the first, you changed 10 different objects. In the second, you changed only a single object.
As a final, extreme example: if you update an existing long segment, give it a new name, change the city, change the road type, the direction, the lock level and elevation, then adjust the location of 100 geometry points, the save counter may show 160 changes. When you save, that is counted as a single edit to that segment.
When you save a large number of changes at once, the system will not credit you with more than 150 points each time you save changes. If you have more than 150 points worth of changes stored up before you save, the edits will be saved to the map, but you only get up to 150 points. Remember that points are not displayed in the save icon, only edits. If you are concerned with the number of edits and points you receive for fixing the map, save more often and with fewer changes between saves to avoid doing uncredited work.
1 Pings, chit-chats, and their comments do not accumulate points.
2 Mass-editing (selecting multiple roads and update them) in the current Waze Map Editor tracks each of the above edits separately, but edits to geometry are all counted as a single edit for each segment. The editor will count these mass edits as one "unsaved change" per mass edit, so the count tracked on the WME screen is not the points you will collect.
3 Adding a category, updating location, adding hours, services, description, phone number, or website.
4 New street names only count if the street has not been named already.
5 With or without navigation.
Bonus points and road goodies
There are other ways to earn points. Once you meet the criteria for one of the following tasks below, a message pops up in the Waze client application. The message states you've earned a "candy" that contains a particular number of points. Simply drive over where the candy is located and the points will be added to your total upon Waze's next ranking update. The bonus points can only be earned once unless otherwise noted.
Bonus candies only appear at road junctions and generally get placed on the road along your current path. If for some reason you are unable to drive over the candy, don't worry about it. The candy will come back at another location as you continue to drive, or when you use Waze on another trip. If you do not enable these "Road Goodies" in the Waze client application, you will receive the credits during the next weekly point update.
Other road goodies often appear at random locations on the map around the time of special holidays. Each type of candy has a set value and they are typically between 3 and 10 points. Like the bonus candies, you just need to drive over them to collect the points. If you do not drive over these candies, they will not relocate for you to drive over them later.
Nobraukti pirmie 16 kilometri
Pirmais ziņojums brīvdienās
Pirmais ziņojums par kartes problēmu
Pirmais Facebook draugs iekš Waze
Obtainable only by connecting your Facebook account to Waze. One of your Facebook friends has to also connect his/her account to Waze in order to obtain the bonus points.
Pirmā nedēļa,1 kurā braukts 2 dienas
Pirmā nedēļa,1 kurā braukts 3 dienas
Pirmo reizi rediģēta karte
Pirmā nedēļa,1 kurā braukts 4 dienas
Atrisinātas 50 kartes problēmas kartes redaktorā
Sasniegts nedēļas augstākais punktu skaits valstī
Veikti 500 kartes labojumi
Can be obtained more than once. Candy might not pop up until Waze's ranking servers update.
Pirmo reizi nedēļas laikā nobraukti 805 kilometri1
Pirmie 5 Facebook draugi iekš Waze
See "First friend on waze"
1 Waze izmanto parasto nedēļu - nedēļa sākas Pirmdien un beidzas Svētdien.
If you believe you have completed an achievement, but have not seen the bonus candy on the road, sometimes you just need to wait another week for it to catch up in the server. If the achievement was for something that required multiple days, the calendar resets at the beginning of the week on Monday, so the bonus will not happen unless it is between the Monday to Monday cycle. Also note that some bonuses cannot be earned in the same week and require a separate Monday cycle between them.
You may not be granted edit points for making a large number of edits in a short time (usually only possible using scripts to edit).