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Our motto is "Usability, Simplicity, Retention". Make it useful, keep it simple, and do not delete. You are about to join a community working together to improve wazers' drives by improving the Waze map. You have probably figured out that you have the power to tremendously improve wazers' commutes. To do that, just start simple, learn the basic principles, and connect with the community.
Waze is an app that helps its users avoid traffic while navigating to their destinations. It relies on a map suitable for a small smart-phone screen. It needs a map that accurately represents where motor vehicles can drive, is simple and uncluttered, and retains the road segments with the traffic data.
Before you get started
Your first editing session
After your first editing session
Tools you can use
Some mistakes can be difficult to spot. Some enterprising editors have written Waze Map Editing browser extensions for Chrome and Firefox
- Keyboard shortcuts -- For example, ⇧ Shift+Z shows all forbidden turns.
- WME Validator -- Highlights many common errors to improve editing efficiency.
- WME Toolbox -- Contains many powerful tools and highlights, including fixes for common errors at intersections, and gets more powerful as you climb in editing rank and role.
- Color Highlighter -- Makes some road segment features easier to see.
- Chat addon -- Gives your chat window a much-needed upgrade and smooths away a couple of WME chat bugs.
Things you can do next
- Learn the right way to use Update requests to improve the map -- courteously and efficiently. You might consider using UR Overview + for its powerful UR filtering tools.
- Consider Formal Mentoring. It is a great opportunity to learn the basics quickly, and speed your advancement through the ranks. Whether or not you think you are interested in formal mentoring, have a look through the learning material on the Mentoring Resources page.