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

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The New England region includes the states and/or territories of:

Connecticut / Maine / Massachusetts / New Hampshire / Rhode Island / Vermont.

Mapping resources


Before editing the maps in the New England region, 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.

The following links can be helpful when editing the maps in the New England region.
Add some generic USA mapping links while waiting for local editors to populate the page.


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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 the New England region.

Area Managers for New England can be found in the table below.

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

Each state maintains a Google Hangout for local editors to chat in. Feel free to ask for an invitation from the RC or the appropriate State Manager listed below.

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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The New England region follows the general road naming and road type guidelines of the USA.

Regional Locking Standard

In New England 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.

New England Minimum Locking Rank Standard
Segment Type Statewide
 Freeway  5
 Ramp  Highest rank of connected segments
 Major Highway  3
 Minor Highway  3
 Primary Street  1 (Auto)
 Street  1 (Auto)
 |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-| Railroad |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|  2
 • • • • Ferry • • • •   5
 Private Road  1 (Auto)

Note: Do Not Mass Edit just to update locks to these standards, these can adjusted as you find while editing other aspects of the segments such as FC, speed limits, naming, etc.

Some segments still warrant higher locks and care should be taken when setting segment lock to these standards to look for and protect these special setups with higher locks. Some examples; segments which are part of BDP, U-turn prevention, or using micro-doglegs, or other complex intersection setups.

Roadway Naming

  • The naming format for Numbered State Highways in Connecticut is "SR-###".
  • The naming format for Numbered State Highways in Maine is "State Rte ###".
  • The naming format for Numbered State Highways in Massachusetts is "SR-###".
  • The naming format for Numbered State Highways in New Hampshire is "SR-###".
  • The naming format for Numbered State Highways in Rhode Island is "RI-###".
  • The naming format for Numbered State Highways in Vermont is "VT-###".

Special roads

Drivable roads

The New England region 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.


  • Alleys should always be mapped if they have a name.
  • Alleys should always be mapped if they are the sole access to a home or business.
  • Alleys should always be set to "Private".
  • Alleys are normally mapped if they are acknowledged by the municipality.

If an alley does not meet the above criteria, mapping is optional. Leave the name field blank.


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.


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


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 the New England region.

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 the New England region.

No other camera types should be mapped in Waze.

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.

This region does not currently have an active "to do" list at this time. Check in the New England section of the Waze forums to discuss creating one.

Area Managers

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

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

New England — Area, State and Country Managers
Regional Coordinator(s): orbitc (PM) and Banished (PM)
  GHO Display Name
Area Managed Comments
Country Managers (New England region)
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orbitc(6) [PM] Profile L6.png
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  Orbit C
Regional Coordinator BadgeRC-Temp.pngBadge MapRaider.pngBadge GlobalChamp.pngBadge Mentor Global Champ.png
New England Region
Qwaletee(6) [PM] Profile L6.png
Very active in NJ and Metro NYC. SM for all of Northeast and New England regions. Badge Mentor.pngBadge LocalChamp.pngBadge MapRaider.pngBadge CountryManager.pngBadge StateManager.png
Local Champ. Resident of NJ. SM NJ,NY,PA,New England.
Dmcrandall(5) [PM] Profile L5.png
Avatar Dmcrandall.jpg
Country Wide Badge Mentor.pngBadge CountryManager.pngBadge MapRaider.png
US Country Manager
Region Managers (New England region)
SkiDooGuy(6) [PM] Profile L6.png ME State Manager BadgeRC-Temp.pngBadge Mentor Local Champ.pngBadge StateManager.png
karlcr9911(6) [PM] Profile L6.png
Avatar karlcr9911.jpg
NH State Manager Badge Mentor.pngBadge CountryManager.png
SM of NH & TX / AM NYC / CM USA & WME Mentor
pumrum(5) [PM] Profile L5.png CT State Manager Also covers NYC
MojaveCactusMonkey(5) [PM] Profile L5.png CT/RI State Manager Country Mgr, SM of CT/RI & NV
GooberKing(5) [PM] Profile L5.png RI State Manager Badge StateManager.png
RI born and bred!
davielde(5) [PM] Profile L5.png VT State Manager Badge Mentor.pngBadge StateManager.png
Vermont State Manager (Michigan-based editor)
Jallen(4) [PM] Profile L4.png CT State Manager Also covers I-684 & Saw Mill River Parkway corridor in New York
SanzClew(4) [PM] Profile L4.png
  Sanz Clew
MA State Manager Badge StateManager.png
TheLastTatertot(4) [PM] Profile L4.png RI State Manager Badge StateManager.pngBadge MapRaider.png
Area Managers
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AtomicNomad(4) [PM] Profile L4.png Vermont St. Johnsbury
jaywazin(4) [PM] Profile L4.png
Massachusetts Boston Metro, AM Cape and Islands
JButz2(4) [PM] Profile L4.png
  Joseph Butz
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Essex county area
mudge42(4) [PM] Profile L4.png
Massachusetts Badge AreaManager.png
Boston and MetroWest areas
moogonk(4) [PM] Profile L4.png
New Hampshire Nashua Area
nivekeel(4) [PM] Profile L4.png Maine Badge AreaManager.png
Northern Maine
Scott_h(4) [PM] Profile L4.png Massachusetts New Bedford AM, Boston to Worcester editor
whoaitspete(4) [PM] Profile L4.png Vermont Badge MapRaider.pngBadge AreaManager.png
BuzzardJoe(3) [PM] Profile L3.png Massachusetts Boston area
Djsmith89(3) [PM] Profile L3.png Massachusetts I-95 Corridor south of Boston to SR-24 corridor, towns above RI to Uxbridge, north to Upton.
Panther37(3) [PM] Profile L3.png Massachusetts Cape Cod and Islands
Trotskyist(3) [PM] Profile L3.png Rhode Island
wx4wtf(3) [PM] Profile L3.png Maine Badge AreaManager.png
Southern Maine Area
Le_Mig402(2) [PM] Profile L2.png New Hampshire Southwestern NH
Offtrac(2) [PM] Profile L2.png Massachusetts Western Mass, Brimfield to Chester
rmcmanusjr(2) [PM] Profile L2.png Massachusetts Pittsfield
tenetienne(2) [PM] Profile L2.png
Massachusetts Marlborough

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