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This page serves as the primary resource for editors of Wyoming. 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.

This wiki is currently being appended with state relevant information.


Wyoming is a part of the Northwest region, which includes the states and/or territories of:

Alaska / Idaho / Montana / Oregon / Washington / Wyoming.

Mapping resources


Before editing the maps in Wyoming, 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.

Functional Classifications

The functional classification for Wyoming is dictated by the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT).

County Maps

County FC Maps
Albany County Niobrara County
Big Horn County Natrona County
Campbell County Park County
Carbon County Platte County
Converse County Sheridan County
Crook County Sublette County
Fremont County Sweetwater County
Goshen County Teton County
Hot Springs County Uinta County
Johnson County Washakie County
Laramie County Weston County
Lincoln County

City Maps

City FC Maps
Cheyenne Gillette
Laramie Laramie (Future)
Yellowstone NP

Wyoming Functional Class

Wyoming Highway Systems
Interstate[a] Interstate Business Loop/Spur US Hwy (incl. some special routes) US Hwy BUS, SPUR, LOOP State Hwy (incl. some special routes) County Route Locally-maintained
example I-80
I-90 BUS
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Main St

Interstate  Fw  n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Other Freeway n/a  Fw   Fw   Fw   Fw   Fw   Fw 
Other Expressway n/a  Major   Major   Major   Major   Major   Major 
Other Principal Arterial n/a  Major   Major   Major   Major   Major   Major 
Minor Arterial n/a  Major   Major   Minor   Minor   Minor   Minor 
Major Collector n/a  Major   Major   Minor   Minor   PS   PS 
Minor Collector n/a  Major   Major   Minor   Minor   PS   PS 
Local/not mapped n/a  Major   Major   Minor   Minor   Street   Street 

^a Interstate 180 in Cheyenne does not conform to the Interstate Highway Standards as it is not a controlled access highway. Therefore, it is classified as a  Major Highway , the next lowest classification.

^b Wyoming State Highways should be named State Hwy ### until further notice.

GIS Resources

County GIS
Albany County Fremont County Natrona County Sweetwater County
Big Horn County Goshen County Niobrara County Teton County
Campbell County Hot Springs County Park County Uinta County
Carbon County Johnson County Platte County Washakie County
Converse County Laramie County Sheridan County Weston County[a]
Crook County Lincoln County Sublette County

^a PDF maps only.

Misc Resources

Wyoming roadside rest areas and information centers. Be sure to follow Rest Area standards.


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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 Wyoming.

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

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

Other Community Resources

Below are additional avenues of communication available to Wyoming editors:

  • Google Hangout - A web and mobile chat feature for Google+ accounts (GMail). Please PM TheChrisK with your GMail email address for an invite.
  • US Slack Team - A web and mobile chat solution with multiple sub-channels. Fill out this form to request an invite.

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.

There is an error in the Waze Map Editor (WME) which periodically sets the state to Montana or Utah when creating new segments in Wyoming. This has also been seen with base map roads that have never been touched. When adding new segments, please ensure that the state is correctly set to Wyoming. Existing roads that are edited with other than Wyoming as the state will throw an error when saving.
Map of Wyoming Counties

Major roads

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

WYDOT is actively converting over 2,500 miles of highway to 70 mph speed limits.

State highway naming

Wyoming Highway

State highways are to be named State Hwy ###

There is TTS support to name state highways as WY-### but doing this will cause the state shields to go away in the app. Until this is implemented fully, we will stick with the State Hwy ### format.

Ramp names can use the WY-### format since they do not carry shields.

County road naming

Wyoming County
County roads with the name designation of "County Road ##" or "Co Rd ##" are to be named in Waze as CR-##. This shortened version takes up less space on the map screen and is announced correctly as "County Road ##" while navigating with the Waze app.

Locking standard

Wyoming lock standards are rather conservative due to the small number of active editors and the expansiveness of the state. Any road of a certain segment type must be locked at least to the rank listed in the chart below. Roads may be locked higher for protection and special situations (construction, confusing design, frequent mistakes, image inaccuracies, etc.), but should not be locked lower for an extended period of time.

In Wyoming 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.

Wyoming Minimum Locking Rank Standard
Segment Type Statewide
 Freeway  4
 Ramp  4
 Major Highway  3
 Minor Highway  2
 Primary Street  2
 Street  1
 |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-| Railroad |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|  2
 • • • • Ferry • • • •   5

Note: Certain roads may be locked higher than the above minimums. Please do not lower locks unless approved by the RC or a Wyoming SM.

Roads named N, S, E or W

If you encounter any roads that are named N, S, E, or W, you must add a period (.) to the end of the letter. For example, West N Street is abbreviated as W N. St. This ensures the TTS system reads the road name as "West N Street" and not "West North Street".


U-turns in Wyoming are permitted when:[1]

  1. The u-turn can be made in safety and without interfering with other traffic.
  2. Not upon any curve, or upon the approach to or near the crest of a grade, where the vehicle cannot be seen by the driver of any other vehicle approaching from either direction within five hundred (500) feet.
  3. Not explicitly prohibited by signage or local municipal law.

For Waze routing, u-turns should only be enabled where they provide the potential for improved routing, which includes recovering from missed turns. A common example is a median-divided primary street that has homes/businesses with their driveways/entrances directly on it, where reaching them would otherwise require lengthy, multi-turn deviations through side roads in order to end up on the correct side of the median.

^1 Wyoming Revised Statute §31-5-215

Speed Limits

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Wyoming Interstates include segments with 80 mph speed limits. These limits have already been applied according to WYDOT provided information.[1] Additionally, select highways fall under variable speed limits. These segments shall contain speed limit data for the highest posted and legal speed limit. At times, speed limits will be reduced by WYDOT due to inclement weather, traffic conditions or average motorist speeds. When speed limit reductions are in place, they are considered temporary and should not be reflected in the Waze map.

Live variable speed limit data is provided by WYDOT at the Wyoming Travel Information Map



Some speed limits in Wyoming have day and night provisions. The speed data in Waze should only include the fastest legal speed limit.

^1 Wyoming 80 MPH speed limits

Special roads

Drivable roads

Wyoming 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.

Wyoming Alleys

Alleys are driveable roads that often provide access to the rear of a business or residence. They can be an important part of the map for routing purposes especially for places with rear access only and for drivers starting a route from an alley.

Mapping alleys in Wyoming is permitted with the following guidelines:

  • Alleys should always be mapped if
  • they have an official name.
  • they are the sole access to a home or business.
  • Alleys may be mapped if
  • they are acknowledged by the municipality.
  • there is evidence from Update Requests, Map Problems, or GPS traces that the alley is traveled regularly.
  • If an alley does not meet the above criteria, carefully consider whether the alley should be drawn at all, and this should include consulting with editing peers. The potential to negatively impact routing does exist, so be sure and follow the rules below.

When mapping alleys, use the following rules:

  1. Public alleys are to be mapped as a  Parking Lot Road  and named Alley when otherwise unnamed.
  2. Private or gated alleys are to be mapped as a  Private Road  with no name unless otherwise named.
  3. When adding an alley segment, House Numbers and Stop Points should be bumped to ensure the entrance is closest to the primary access point. Keep in mind some residences or business may have dual access. In such cases, default to the main road.[a]


  • Consider destination routing for alleys which will be closer to the destination pins for house numbers, or from Google, as this can cause all navigation to all the addresses on that block to route onto the alley instead. It may be better not to map these alleys. Bumping or adding the House Number in Waze should override the Google search result location.
  • Some alleys are one-way while others are two-way. Set the segment diretionality correctly.
  • If you have any doubts about whether to add an alley, consult peer editors or a higher ranking editor.

^a Google address pins may need adjusting as well.


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.

Because of the mountain terrain and harsh winter driving conditions, a handful of state and US routes close seasonally each winter. Standard real-time closures should be implemented for these situations..

WYDOT Closures / Advisories / Restrictions


Wyoming 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.

Parking Lots

In general, do not add places for parking lots that are not for public use, general purpose or are not distinctive and significant.

Appropriate examples:

  • Named parking lots at an airport. These types of lots are sought after by drivers whether it be long-term parking or short term parking. This applies to both free and paid parking.
  • Any "Park and Ride" or similar lots catering to commuters.
  • Parking structures that are independent of malls, campuses or businesses.

Inappropriate examples:

  • A large parking lot that is part of a shopping center. These lots should be included in the shopping center area place.
  • Any employee, student or private resident parking.
  • Any street parking, public or private.


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 Wyoming.

There is no state law regulating red light or speed cameras in Wyoming. However, there are NO cameras present in any municipality and all cameras added to the map should be removed or allowed to expire.

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 state does not currently have an active "to do" list at this time. Check in the Wyoming 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 Wyoming. If you have any questions, please consider contacting them directly as needed. If you are an Area Manager that covers Wyoming, or a USA Country Manager that does a lot of work in Wyoming, please add yourself to this list (alphabetical by username) in the correct rank section.

The editor who also serves as the Regional Coordinator for Wyoming 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.

Wyoming — Area, State and Country Managers
Regional Coordinator(s): AlanOfTheBerg (PM)
  GHO Display Name
Area Managed Comments
Country Managers (Northwest region)
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AlanOfTheBerg(6) [PM] Profile L6.png Countrywide BadgeRC-Temp.pngBadge GlobalChamp.pngBadge CountryManager.png
Northwest Region Coordinator
Based in Oregon
bretmcvey(6) [PM] Profile L6.png
  Bret McVey
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Based in Nebraska
State Managers (Northwest region)
SkyviewGuru(4) [PM] Profile L4.png Statewide Badge StateManager.png
Interim State Manager
Idaho State Manager
TheChrisK(4) [PM] Profile L4.png
  Chris King
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Based in Nebraska
Nebraska State Manager
Area Managers
(Add to or edit this section)
Onmywaysir(5) [PM] Profile L5.png Casper Badge AreaManager.png
Based in Asheville, NC
Timberhawk(3) [PM] Profile L3.png
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  Kevin D Babiuk
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Wyoming resident

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
Dmcrandall(5) [PM] Profile L5.png
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Mountain States, New England & US Territories Badge Mentor.pngBadge CountryManager.pngBadge MapRaider.png
US Country Mgr - AZ Resident
Kinematic(4) [PM] Profile L4.png Casper Based in Montana
CSTrimble(2) [PM] Profile L2.png Laramie and Albany Counties Wyoming resident
FacetiousSequoia(2) [PM] Profile L2.png Cheyenne Frequent traveler
KarstensShane(1) [PM] Profile L1.png Rawlins Wyoming resident

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