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This page serves as the primary resource for editors of Hawaii. Review all the sections to better understand how the guidelines for this state might deviate from the overall USA or worldwide guidelines. If you have any comments or questions about this page or state refer to the community links below.

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Hawaii is a part of the Southwest region, which includes the states and/or territories of:

Arizona / California / Colorado / Hawaii / Nevada / New Mexico / Utah.

Aloha to everyone interested in editing the Waze map for Hawaii! We look forward to working with new editors to help keep up with changes to the transportation system and points-of-interest across the state. Adding new editors who live in Maui, Kauai and Hawaii counties is an especially critical priority, as well as editors with access to military bases, but everyone is welcome — your contributions are needed.
However, it's important that managers be able to contact you, so all editors will be required to have private messaging turned on.

Mapping resources


Before editing the maps in Hawaii, be sure to fully review and understand the editing manual.

The Waze user community follows the Waze etiquette guidelines discussed in the Wiki. Be sure to familiarize yourself with these guiding principals while editing the maps and this Wiki, as well as when communicating with other Waze users.

See Hawaii/Resources for guidance in Hawaii that may not be universal to all other states and territories.


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The Waze forum is a great place to find answers to previously asked questions and also a place to ask new ones. Below are links to the forums specific to Hawaii.

Area Managers for Hawaii can be found in the table below.

New editors should consider checking into the formal mentoring program available at no charge.

Other community resources

Hawaii maintains a Google Hangouts chat room for real-time communications among editors. Currently, the way to request being added to that chat room is to send a PM to one of the state managers with your Gmail address.

There is also a Waze Hawaii Facebook page, but this is meant more as a channel for app changes for Wazers and general awareness.

See Hawaii/Community for guidance in Hawaii that may not be universal to all other states and territories.

Cities and towns


One of the most common errors when editing the maps is when an editor creates a road and does not confirm the road by setting the city and road name (or stating it has none).

Duplicate cities can be caused by incorrectly named segments and should be corrected following the guidelines in the duplicate cities article.

Some states and territories manage a separate page on cities and towns to identify the specific city names that should be entered, and no others. For states that do not have a separate page to track the names, see this Wikipedia link and find the state or territory in question.

Major roads

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Hawaii follows the general road naming and road type guidelines of the USA.

Functional Classification

Hawaii is following the Functional Classification (FC) system for the USA, according to the federal Functional Classification standards adopted by the state Department of Transportation. Please do not alter roadway types without consulting with a state manager.

Lock Levels

We observe the following minimum lock levels for Waze road types:

  Freeway  4
  Ramp  4
  Major Highway  4
  Minor Highway  3
  Primary Street  2
All Others 1

Note that these are minimums and, for protection, certain segments may be at higher lock levels.

See Hawaii/Major roads for guidance in Hawaii that may not be universal to all other states and territories.

Special roads

Drivable roads

Hawaii follows the standard USA guidelines for all of the following special road types.

Non-drivable roads

Review the Wiki guidelines for non-drivable roads to ensure compliance with the general guidelines.

Guidelines that vary by state or territory

The following special roads are managed slightly uniquely in some states and territories. This state uses the following standard guidelines found in the Wiki.


When managing a section of roadway under construction or being closed for a major event, follow the Wiki guidelines on construction zones and Real time closures.

The Federal Highway Administration keeps a website indexing all states that can provide highway and construction project information. Go to the page, find your state, and check the links for the desired information.


Hawaii follows the USA standard for Places. Do not deviate from the guidelines without first obtaining consensus to do so via the state forum linked on this page.

In Hawaii the street segment fronting the Place often has one of the Census Designated Place (CDP) names in the City field for help with navigation. This often automatically populates the City field of the Place file. However, the Place file should be edited to list the City as displayed on the website or other primary source, usually the postal address.

See Hawaii/Places for guidance in Hawaii that may not be universal to all other states and territories.


Not every camera-looking device at an intersection is a speed or red light camera. Generally speaking:

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    a speed camera takes a photograph of a vehicle when it passes by the camera at too high a speed.
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    a red light camera takes a photograph of a vehicle that enters an intersection after the light is red. In some areas, it takes the photograph when a vehicle is not clear of the intersection some period after the light turns red.

Be sure to know your cameras before accepting new camera reports.

When adding a camera, be sure to review the camera placement recommendations.

Laws regarding speed and red light cameras vary between the states and territories, so be sure to understand the details of camera legality in Hawaii.

The State of Hawaii does not utilize Red Light or Speed Cameras.

To do list

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Many states and territories keep an active list of pending or closed actions that need to be done in the state by the editors. All editors are welcome to contribute to the list of activities.

See Hawaii/To do for things ToDo in Hawaii.

Area Managers

The table below identifies the editors also designated as Area Managers or higher who are editing in Hawaii. If you have any questions, please consider contacting them directly as needed. If you are an Area Manager that covers Hawaii, or a USA Country Manager that does a lot of work in Hawaii, please add yourself to this list (alphabetical by username) in the correct rank section.

The editor who also serves as the Regional Coordinator for Hawaii is automatically listed at the top of the table. That editor may not be highly active in this state and therefore may not be listed separately in the table.

Hawaii — Area, State and Country Managers
Regional Coordinator(s): jemay (PM) and tonestertm (PM)
Username Area Managed Comments
Country Managers (Southwest region)
(Add to or edit Country and State sections of table)
State Managers (Southwest region)
Machete808(5) [PM] Profile L5.png Hawaii email
Nacron(4) [PM] Profile L4.png Hawaii email
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KuniaKid(4) [PM] Profile L4.png
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Where ever you go, there you are.
Area Managers
(Add to or edit this section)
doctorkb(6) [PM] Profile L6.png Maui, Lanai Badge GlobalChamp.pngBadge Mentor Global Champ.png
long_xaing_ks(2) [PM] Profile L2.png Honolulu to Ko'olina Badge AreaManager.png
AquaZR1(3) [PM] Profile L3.png Kauai Badge AreaManager.png
Also AM in CA

The following editors are also editing in the state and may be working towards an Area Manager position. Feel free to contact them for assistance in their respective areas.

Other Area Editors (Add to or edit this section)
Username General Editing Area Comments
UH60SI(1) [PM] Profile L1.png Oahu, HI Military Installations
mac0s9user(1) [PM] Profile L1.png Kauai
B-Rad17(1) [PM] Profile L1.png Oahu, Kauai
emc5blue(1) [PM] Profile L1.png Honolulu
TenaciousDizzle(1) [PM] Profile L1.png West/Central Oahu, Hickam/Pearl Harbor
georgem69(1) [PM] Profile L1.png Urban Honolulu

Other states and territories

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