Anyone who uses Waze can edit the Waze map. An Area Manager
is an editor who has chosen to take on responsibility for maintaining a specific area of the map.Duties of an Area Manager
- Being thoroughly familiar with the UK Editing Best Practice Guide in the Wiki
- Proactively improving the map in their area: naming roads, correcting geometry, setting turns correctly etc
- Making necessary changes when road layouts are altered.
- Dealing with roadworks: making any changes required to keep routing working correctly and monitoring the situation
- Responding to and acting upon Update Requests and Map Problems
- Approving/deleting traffic enforcement cameras as reported by users
- Acting as a mentor to other editors, offering advice & support through the forums & PMs
- Regularly visiting the forums so you can remain aware of the current best practices for editing the maps
When assessing an application to become an Area Manager, these are some of the things we will take into consideration:
If you would like to become an Area Manager, or extend your existing area, please complete this form:> Application for initial or expanded AM area in UK
- Experience: we would normally expect an an applicant to be at LEAST level 2 (3000 edits) and would prefer 3+ months of editing.
- Quality of Edits: your edits should comply with best practices as laid out in the Wiki. We expect to see evidence of adding real value to the map - large amounts of trivial edits are not sufficient.
- Participation in the Forums: much of the editing practices are developed by people like us - and YOU. Getting involved in the discussions on the forum demonstrates an interest in editing. It also shows the communication skills you will need when dealing with new editors in your Area.
- We would expect a first application to be for your home area - somewhere where you regularly drive and have local knowledge. Over-large applications may be rejected or reduced: something around 10x10 miles would be the maximum for a first area.
- Speed limits: There are currently a lot of editing points available for setting speed limits. However, this activity by itself does not demonstrate the editing quality required of an Area Manager. In fact, setting speed limits on large numbers of segments whilst ignoring other mapping issues will leave your name on those problems and will be a disadvantage when applying to become an Area Manager.
> UK Map showing currently assigned Area Managers
Applications will be reviewed and approved by the Country Administrators
, and may take up to a week or more. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. Our email address can be found on the UK Wiki, or you can send any one of us a PM.