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About Waze Rwanda


Welcome to Waze Rwanda. This guide is here for people wanting to edit the map in Rwanda using Waze Map Editor (WME)

You will find in these pages information about how to edit Waze in the Rwandan specific situation.

Please do not hesitate to first get in touch with the community via the following channel:

The Coordinator for Rwanda, living in Kigali, is Kstor_80

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Points, Ranks and Roles

Waze uses a point system to track use of the the Waze client application, and the Waze Map Editor. Different actions give you different numbers of points. Your point total is compared to the point totals of other Waze users to determine your Waze rank. Wazers who edit the map also have an edit count and an editor rank.

Experienced editors may also get a specific role within the community: Area Manager (AM), State Manager (SM)(Not applicable in Rwanda), Country Manager (CM), Local Champion (LC), Global Champion (GC). As a new editor, you might also get the help of a Mentor.

Find more information about Points, Ranks and Roles here.

Start with edition

Before starting with the edition of Waze's map, have a look at the ressources for new editors

Edition in Rwanda

Now that you have seen the tutorials for new editors, let's talk about some particularities and norms we use for editing in Rwanda.

General informations

Each country has its own specificities: road organisation is not the same everywhere, type of places might differ, geography and natural feature are different.

That's why, beside the general editing rules that are used around the world by all Waze editors, each local community need to set some specific rules, so the map edition stays coherent with the local reality.

Road editing

The road network in Africa is not the same as it is in other part of the world. For example, there is very few freeways as we know in Europe or in the US. Also, most of the minor roads, or even some majors, are not paved. So some rules have been set for the classification of the different roads with the Rwandan specificities.

Before editing the Rwandan road network, we encourage you to read the following pages:

Place editing

Places are searchable destinations in the Waze map, just like the "Points of Interest" found in other maps and GPS devices. They can be added from the client by wazers on their way, but also from the Waze Map Editor (WME). By default, Waze will show categories depending on size, type and situation.

Ressources for editing places in Rwanda can be found here: