Keep the map simple
Waze is not a topographic map, but a navigation system. The map needs to be simple yet effective with a clear display on a small smart-phone screen. Therefore, we follow the three basic principles: Make it useful, keep it as simple as possible, and do not delete!
Not everybody can edit everything and everywhere. For instance, only very experienced editors will have the right to change a freeway. That is to prevent undesirable consequences due to possible errors, having large consequence to the routing for many users. Therefore, Waze has editing ranks and roles defined, that indicates your rights and possibilities. The starting guide shows how to request unlocks.
All users come together as a community both locally and internationally to make its maps and navigation better.
Currently, only Wazers who drive in India are allowed to edit and contribute. Please join us using the following links
Editing the map yourself
Connect with Indian Wazers
In addition, there is this Wiki, providing all necessary information. All pages for Waze India contain the tabs on top, so you will not get lost. If you are opening pages outside the Indian pages, be aware that guidelines may differ. When editing in India, the guidelines of India always precede!
Tip: Click a link while holding Ctrl to open a page in a new tab.
As you read through the information, you might encounter words that are not familiar. In the glossary all terms are explained, but the links may lead to info that is not applicable in India. Always check the Indian pages to be sure.
We are all volunteers, working hard to make Waze the best free navigation system possible. If you have any question or suggestion, please contact the community in India.
How to start
First of all, read this page and the Quick-Start Guide. Then, start improving your home area. You know best how to drive in your area. Ask the community on how things can be handled if Waze acts differently than you expect. If you are satisfied with your home area, check the connecting roads from your town to the nearest towns and, subsequently, to Major Highways and Freeways. This is also the moment to consider applying for Area Management.
You may as well apply for a mentor, who can guide you through the learning process, just ask your community. When you are advanced, you might want to quickly look up elaborate information about specific editing topics in the ultimate Wiki editor's checklist.
Wishing you fun!