User:Falco sparverius/GLR Proposals/Minimum Road Locks History


This will be a set of minimums. If a state feels they need a higher level for a particular segment type, they can adjust as needed, just not below the minimums. Also, this will focus solely on segments.

Places, segments within places, etc. will not be included in this particular discussion.

Forum Discussion

This proposal is under discussion on the fourms, at the following link:

Minimum Road Locks (chart)

Minimum Lock Settings
Segment Type Direction Level
 Freeway  5
 Ramp  HCS
 Major Highway  3
 Minor Highway  3
 Primary Street  One-way 3
Two-way 2
 Private Road 
One-way 2
Two-way 1
 |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-| Railroad |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|  2
 • • • • Ferry • • • •   2
 ||||||||        ||||||||        ||||||||        |||||||| Runway ||||||||        ||||||||        ||||||||        ||||||||  5
Other Named Types 1
Segment Group Level
Construction Areas
(changes without aerial images)


  • HCS - Highest Connecting Segment


The following defines a set of minimum locking standards proposed for all roads within the Great Lakes Region. 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.

It is understood that more rural or inactive areas may not yet meet this standard: editors are encouraged to recruit and mentor additional editors to build state-wide coverage.

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.

We understand that higher locks mean there is less available to lower rank and beginning editors. We would like to emphasize that Waze Map Editing is a community activity, and within the US, it is not possible to increase to rank 3 or above without community involvement. It is the responsibility of all members of the editing community to actively reach out, recruit, and mentor new editors.

It is OK to temporarily lock segments below standards for more junior editors. The local Area Manager is both responsible and accountable for any such down-locked segments. Any down-locks made outside your area should be brought to the attention of the local area manager.