Turkey/miniMapRaid 2015

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miniMapRaid! Turkey 2015

The raid started December 27, 2015 and ended Januari 4.


In order of importance:

  1. Solve URs and MPs
  2. Improve major connectivity
  3. Improve Wiki page
  4. Correct base map positioning
  5. Correct road naming
  6. Check and correct districts boundaries

Please read the Turkish wiki page for the specifics on editing!


editor Rank Role
OrbitC (PM) 6 GC-MAPRAID/Coord Regional
Moweez (PM) 6 Country manager
wimvandierendonck (PM) 4 Area manager
BenMimix (PM) 4 Area manager


When working in the raid area, please set yourself to visible in WME chat. Also, turn on the Live Users layer. This will serve to collaborate smoothly and get quick help at your location if needed.

We will use Slack as the main communication service. There is a special Turkey MapRaid channel for this raid. If you are not already part of the MapRaid Slack team, you will be invited shortly before the Raid starts. If anything goes wrong and you didn't receive the invite when the raid is about to start, click here to get your Slack invitation (choose WazeMapRaid). If you have trouble getting into the Slack team or channels, please reach out to one of the MapRaid organizers.

Raid Areas

This Mini Map Raid has only 1 group, working together in the city (province) Edirne. This is an area North-West of Turkey, next to Greece and Bulgaria. Read more about it on Wikipedia. We kindly urge you to stay within the raid area of Edirne. Use the overlay as it clearly shows the border. If you think something in Greece or Bulgaria needs to be modified, please just give us a notice and we share it with our colleagues from there.

Editing Resources

The most important editing resource is the Turkish wiki page. There you will find the necessary information on editing in Turkey. Concerning other sources: Only use sources that are allowed by Waze, like Streetview from within WME. Google Maps (and its streetview) are NOT allowed. Websites from businesses are considered allowed sources.

We found a map of the major roads for Edirne. Other allowed sources, if any, are on the Turkish wiki page.

Warning: If you copy information from unauthorized sources, you may be removed from this mapraid. Also, every segment you edited may be removed from the map. Copying information from copyrighted sources is illegal!

Speed Limits

Only add speed limits when there are recent streetview images in WME that can verify the allowed speed.

Mass edits

In Base Map areas, mass edits are allowed. Be aware that we will monitor edits, so avoid unnecessary edits and hunting for points. Sanctions are strict, being banned for this and future MR and MMR.

If you are using a tool or script, you are fully responsible for its use and its consequences. Please make sure that you understand the features of the script you are using. You will be held accountable for any side effects.

  1. If you are unsure about something, please ask.
  2. Check and triple check.
  3. We have great leaders here who can help you.
  4. Let's make sure we do it right the first time, and set a great example for the rest of the world.

Basic reference links

Highly Recommended Tools

Many tools are essential for good editing, and others make the editing process much easier. Highly recommended are:


  • This is a script that validates a map area in the Waze Map Editor, highlights issues and can generate a very detailed report with global and U.S. wiki references and possible solutions. Keep in mind that guidelines of Turkey (if available on the subject) precede over the guidelines of the U.S.; not all reported errors need to be mistakes in another location.

WME Toolbox

  • This is a script that facilitate the process of editing maps in the WME. It has a toolbar that facilitates the process of removing unnecessary nodes, cut segments, locate "Soft Nodes", or nodes with undefined directions.



There is a wiki page and a forum with more information about scripts.

Specific tools for this MapRaid