GPSRitter wrote:I was trying to add a town called Winklern near Pörtschach in Carinthia, but the editor tells me the street is to far away from the named town. It can not resolve that without a ZIP Code. As shown in the screenshot, we have a couple of towns with the same name across the country which makes it nearly impossible to create exact maps ...
We've been waiting for Waze to add a 'state' field for non-US countries for 2 years now. Doesn't look like we'll be getting it any time soon.
The solution that editors usually resort to is to append a suffix the the district or county the town is in, to make it a unique name within the country. For example, Winklern (Carinthia) and Winklern (Styria). It's not pretty, but it works. (The one in Styria should probably be names "Winklern bei Oberwölz").
You may be able to find some specific advice from your countrymen in the Austria and Germany
forum. There is also this page in the Wiki with how to Designate Places in Austria
. For naming streets, see relevant parts of this page