Pennsylvania/Mapraid Basemap Discussion History

MapRaid is a time-limited event where map editors join together to vastly improve the overall condition of their pre-determined area of the map. This time, it is the rural western Pennsylvania (PA) area! Please read the entire MapRaid wiki.

If you are not sure about anything, ask! Take this raid as a learning opportunity. The more you learn, and the more positive interaction you get with the senior editors, the better you can prepare yourself for a future rank upgrade or area expansion. There are always a few promotion announcements at the end of every map raid.

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You must be in MapRaid Discord to be able to edit in this MapRaid.

Start: September 17th (Sunday 00:00 UTC)
End: September 25th (Monday 00:00 UTC)

Registration FORM: (Will be closed on: September 12th)
NOTE: This mapraid is RESERVED to Rank1, Rank 2, and Rank 3 editors. All LOCAL editors are welcome to join regardless of their ranks. If you are local, pick "I'm local to PA". If you are a mentor rank 4, 5 or 6, you are welcome to join and help with mentoring. Just choose one of these three options: "I'm a Rank 4 Mentor", "I'm a Rank 5 Mentor" OR "I'm a Rank 6 Mentor".

Mapraid Host

Editor Location Roles
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MR Organizer

Map Raid Area

Each raider will be asked to focus on the area for their group primarily but will be able to access other areas, if needed. It is highly recommended that all raiders install the Overlay script to keep track of where you are editing.

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Here are links to each Discord group:

Group 1

Group 2

Group 3

Group 4

Here are links to each location in WME:







MapRaid Goals

Primary Goal

Improve the basemap. Read through the following slides to learn how.

Secondary Goals

  • Improve routing and navigation within the designated area quickly
  • Solve and respond to User Reports
  • Updating pending Places (Place Update Requests)


Please follow all guidances of Pennsylvania, it has all of the specific details that you need to know before editing in PA.

Do Not Mass-Edit

DO NOT perform edits that affect large numbers of segments at once. We want to be able to see how URs and other problems got resolved. Mass edits can be done at the end of the map raid.

UR Timeframe

We will follow the usual US UR etiquette with one exception: we wait for only 4 days to remind URs and 4 days after the reminder to close the UR. Do not close URs if the UR contains [TAG], check with the editor who placed the tag.

Road Locks

In Pennsylvania we have a set minimum standard for locking roads based on segment type. Any road of a certain segment type must be locked at least to the rank (level) in the chart below. Roads may be locked higher for protection and special situations (areas with construction, tricky design, frequent mistakes, imaging inaccuracies, and the like), but should not be locked lower.

A great time to implement these locks is while bringing the road types of an area into compliance with the current US road type standards (FC and highway systems). Lock the roads based on type after they've been set to current US road type standards.

Pennsylvania Minimum Locking Rank Standard
Segment Type Statewide
 Freeway  5
 Ramp  Highest rank of connected segments
 Major Highway  3
 Minor Highway  3
 Primary Street  2
 Street  1 (Auto)
 Private Road  1 (Auto)
 • • • • Ferry • • • •   5
 |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-| Railroad |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|  2

Note: Do Not Mass Edit just to update locks to these standards, these can be adjusted as you find them while editing other aspects of the segments such as FC, speed limits, naming, etc.

Some segments still warrant higher locks and care should be taken when setting segment lock to these standards to look for and protect these special setups with higher locks. Some examples; segments which are part of BDP, U-turn prevention, or using micro-doglegs, or other complex intersection setups.


Pennsylvania generally follows the US standards for Places, but there are some exceptions. Please see the the Pennsylvania Places Validation Rules in the Map Raid Place Browser for more details.

The rules in the places browser are accurate and up to date.

Reference Links

The Basics

Recommended Tools for MapRaid

  • UR Comments - a tremendous time and labor saving tool with automation and integration with URO+, to help with working URs. Read the documentation. Tampermonkey / greasemonkey required
  • The WME Reference Sheet[PDF] is a printable double-sided tri-fold quick reference guide to some of the common topics used in WME.
  • WME Magic is a plugin based framework to enhance editors, so they can be more productive.
  • WME Chat Addon is a script that improves the WME chat GUI. For a list of all the features check the thread here -- Tampermonkey/Greasemonkey required

Mapping Resources

PASDA Pennsylvania online Atlas

For more information, please see Pennsylvania/Resources

Mapraid Edit Lists

Spreadsheets and forms are being used to streamline management of various group efforts and track important edits. Below you can find links to use these these forms, sheets, and see the lists.


Watch here for results of promotions during and after the raid.