This page serves as the primary resource for editors of Oklahoma. 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.
- 1 Introduction
- 2 Mapping resources
- 3 Community
- 4 Cities and towns
- 5 Major roads
- 6 Special roads
- 7 Closures
- 8 Places
- 9 Cameras
- 10 To do list
- 11 Area Managers
- 12 Other states and territories
- 13 About this page
Oklahoma is a part of the South Central region, which includes the states and/or territories of:
All editors in the state are required to have a non usa_username, have their private messaging turned on, and turn live users on in the layers tool. Please pay attention to the chat window in the lower right hand part of the screen. You can find useful info there and ask questions.
Before editing the maps in Oklahoma, 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.
- Browser Extensions - (New Editor Hint: WME Validator)
- Oklahoma Localization for Validator (download from GreasyFork) (requires validator)
- Oklahoma DOT Maps
- Oklahoma Urban Functional Classification
- Oklahoma Rural Functional Classification
- List of Oklahoma State Highways
- Incorrect Edits Page to use for new editors - Thanks DwarfLord
- DwarfLord's Canned UR Messages - Thanks DwarfLord
- dBsooner's Canned PM Message for new editors
Traffic / Closure Resources
- Statewide Traffic Alerts and Announcements: Good for current and upcoming closures. Also has a interactive map to show locations of closures.
- Oklahoma City
County Specific Resources
- Outline of All Counties
- Cleveland County
- Assessor Map: Clunky, but has good street names for rural and urban areas
- Deleware County
City Specific Resources
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 Oklahoma.
- Oklahoma section of Waze forum
- The South Central region forum
- The USA section of Waze Forum
- The USA segment unlock requests
New editors should consider checking into the formal mentoring program available at no charge.
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).
The 77 counties in Oklahoma are home to numerous cities, towns, and unincorporated communities. See Counties in Oklahoma, Cities in Oklahoma, Towns in Oklahoma, and Unincorporated Communities in Oklahoma for proper naming information.
Oklahoma is participating in the new Functional Classification.
- Note: The Oklahoma DOT Maps are the official maps that should be followed for functional classification in the state of Oklahoma. The INCOG maps may not be approved by the FHWA and should only be used to reference in new construction where the DOT maps do not have the road.
Frontage roads along Freeways should be matched to FC. If FC does not list the frontage road, type it as a Primary Street.
Turnarounds (u-turns under/over freeways), should be named "Turnaround" and matched to FC. If FC does not list the Turnaround, match it to the lowest road type that it touches - similar to AGCs.
Interstates throughout the state
- I-35 Texas to Kansas
- I-40 Texas to Arkansas
- I-44 Texas to Missouri
- I-235 Spur through Oklahoma City
- I-240 Spur between Oklahoma City and Moore
- I-244 Bypass of Tulsa
- I-444 Auxiliary to I-244 in Tulsa
Turnpikes throughout the state
All turnpike segments and on-ramps should be marked 'Toll Road' so users are not directed on to them with Avoid Toll Roads selected.
- Cherokee Turnpike (US-412) between east of US-69 to near the Arkansas border
- Chickasaw Turnpike (SH-1) two lane turnpike between Ada and Suphur
- Cimarron Turnpike (US-412) between I-35 and US-64
- Creek Turnpike (SH-364) spur in the Tulsa Metro
- H. E. Bailey Turnpike (I-44) from Texas to near Oklahoma City
- John Kilpatrick Turnpike spur in the Oklahoma City Metro
- Indian Nation Turnpike from I-40 to near the Texas border
- Muskogee Turnpike (SH-351) from SH-51 to I-40
- Turner Turnpike (I-44) from Oklahoma City to Tulsa
- Will Rogers Turnpike (I-44) from Tulsa to Missouri state line
In Oklahoma we have a set minimum standard for locking roads based on segment type. 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.
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.
|Highest rank of connected segment|
Oklahoma follows the standard USA guidelines for all of the following special road types.
- Divided highways and roadways
- Carpool, HOV, Transit lanes
- Roundabouts and traffic circles
- Toll roads
- Partial and scheduled restrictions
- Private installations and military bases
Review the Wiki guidelines for non-drivable roads to ensure compliance with the general guidelines.
Specific Oklahoma Guidelines
- Be sure to know when not to split a two-way road
- Parking Lot Roads DO NOT need every lane mapped!
- Parking Lot Roads do not need to go through gas stations. The gas station area suppresses traffic so map problems (MP) do not show up in the editor.
- Alleys and driveways are NOT MAPPED
Railroads mapped in Oklahoma should follow the current standard of editing. All crossings should be connected to drivable segments accordingly. If no crossing exists, elevate the segment accordingly.
ONLY enter a name for the railroad segment if the tracks are historical in nature, a major landmark, or a routine destination for Wazers. In OK, very few segments should be named and most 'routine destinations' will be covered by a Place point/area for the train station.
The Waze app now renders railroad tracks as such so naming serves little purpose any longer.
There are multiple Armed Forces bases and facilities in Oklahoma. If you have questions concerning any military base in the state, please do not hesitate to ask. All military bases in the state are set to the current private installation standard.
- All gates at the military bases are set to private road in/street out with some gates having restrictions on them for the various gate closures.
- If you know of any changes in the hours of a gate, please let a US Champ know and they will adjust it accordingly.
- All gates are locked at a rank of 5 or 6.
Landmarks approved for military bases are:
- Gas stations
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.
Not every camera-looking device at an intersection is a speed or red light camera. Generally speaking:
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 Oklahoma.
There are no Red Light Cameras or Speed Cameras in Oklahoma.
Contrary to popular belief, these cameras do not sit on the top of lights at an intersection. These cameras mounted on traffic signals are used as part of the signal control. These compare sequential images of the intersection approach to determine if there is a vehicle (car, truck, motorcycle, bicycle, etc) waiting and will trigger the sequence. These devices CANNOT issue tickets.
Oklahoma is spanned by a data network dedicated to monitoring and handling traffic. There are traditional traffic monitoring cameras and traffic monitoring radar units covering most of the major highways in the state. These send live feeds to the various traffic agencies around the state and are for monitoring traffic only. Uses of the data and network include issuing Amber/Silver alerts, travel time notifications, and special warnings and information.
Based on information researched at the time this page was created, Waze editors have not determined the legality of red light or speed cameras in Oklahoma.
No other camera types should be mapped in Waze.
To do list
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.
Want to help out with the map in Oklahoma? Check out the list below. Be sure to ask questions to your fellow editors and seek out advice in chat or in the forums. Please adhere to the rules for editing. Parking lot roads do not need to go through gas stations. The gas station area suppresses traffic so map problems (MP) do not show up in the editor.
- Read the Waze wiki
- Solve URs
- Clean up map errors in the area you are most familiar with
- Clean up map errors in rural areas around your home area
See Oklahoma/To do for specific To-Do's and their current status.
The table below identifies the editors also designated as Area Managers or higher who are editing in Oklahoma. If you have any questions, please consider contacting them directly as needed. If you are an Area Manager that covers Oklahoma, or a USA Country Manager that does a lot of work in Oklahoma, please add yourself to this list (alphabetical by username) in the correct rank section.
The editor who also serves as the Regional Coordinator for Oklahoma 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.
|Oklahoma — Area, State and Country Managers|
Regional Coordinator(s): Jasonh300 ( ) and karlcr9911 ( )
| Country Managers (South Central region)|
|karlcr9911(6) [ ]||US South Central RC|| |
|State Managers (South Central region)|
|turnertr(5) [ ]||Statewide|| |
Based in Muskogee, OK
|okladriver(5) [ ]||Statewide|| |
| Area Managers |
|dBsooner(4) [ ]||Tulsa Metropolis|
|camrun91(3) [ ]||Mustang Yukon||Central Oklahoma|
|Diontkdg(3) [ ]||Jackson County||Altus Area|
|michelle-s(3) [ ]||Oklahoma City|
|martygwilliams(2) [ ]||Okmulgee County||Okmulgee Area|
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 |
|Username||General Editing Area||Comments|
|tfvc.org(6) [ ]||Oklahoma City Area|
|dsjeffries(3) [ ]||Tulsa Area|
|chyron8472(2) [ ]||Tulsa Area|
|darkwr41th(2) [ ]||Tulsa / Bartlesville|
|deltamanx(2) [ ]||Elk City|
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