I figured someone would bring this up. The way waze looks at an AM is as follows:
An Area Manager, AM for short, is a Waze community member (a user) who wishes to take an active and proactive role in maintaining specific areas of the Waze map. How deeply involved and how much time an Area Manager spends maintaining the Waze map varies greatly. Duties of an Area Manager include, but not necessarily limited to:
Respond to and correct user update requests on the Update Requests layer.
Process and resolve map errors/problems as shown on the Map Problems layer.
Make changes to the map when road construction projects start and finish by maintaining new geometry, adding or deleting roads and disconnecting and re-connecting ramps.
Maintain speed and red-light cameras, processing reports of devices from Waze drivers.
Act as a mentor to other editors, offering advice in both the forums and when you see improper edits on the map.
Well, aside from the ability to place a restriction on new editors, The difference with my suggestion would be that if an RC enables editing in an area for someone, that person wouldn't be responsible for continuing to maintain the area. Usually someone becomes an AM for an area they know a lot about and are very familiar with. I guess the main thing with my suggestion is that the ability to edit the area would not be permanent like an AM assigned area is. The ability to edit that assigned area would expire unless they drive to that particular area in which the expiration counter would refresh.
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