Proactive Shelter List
We are preparing a list for Waze to use in case of a disaster in Kentucky that would open either Evacuation or Post-event Relief shelters. This is a test of a proactive list for Kentucky that will have all potential shelters with the option to enable them when they are opened.
What we need at this point, is to help fill in the blanks. Editable area is not required for filling in the sheet, but it does help to add the Place in the Waze Map Editor. It would nice to have all of the listings added to the map, whether it is a school, fire department, church, etc. Once they are added and as complete as possible we should select the Place, and zoom in to level 9 or 10 (as close as you can see) to where the Help pin should be added in the app. Copy the PL with the venue and paste into the sheet in the column for PermaLinks. The list is sorted by county to make it easier to find the ones in your editable area.
That will take care of the Red Cross shelters. Some other states have shelters that people can evacuate their homes and wait out tornadoes or other bad storms. We need these added to the sheet if they exist in the state. The Pin Name should be added as "Storm Shelter". If you have any other suggestions of potential shelter types in the state, please let a Kentucky SM know.
Forum post with full details here:
Now that the Speed Limit fields are in Waze Map Editor and speed limits are live in the app for Kentucky, we should use every opportunity to fill in this information. For more information on entering speed limits you can visit the Speed Limits wiki.
Note: Speed limits may be lowered in construction/work zones if those limits appear on regulatory black and white signs, and should be changed in WME. Generally, only speed limits for long-term projects should be changed on the map. These changes should be tracked with this spreadsheet.
Speed Limits on Streets
Kentucky has speed limits entered for all Freeways, Major Highways, Minor Highways, and Primary Streets in the state. This helps drivers for the majority of trips, but to be complete all Streets need to have speed limits added as well. Use these steps to add speed limits to Streets:
- Utilize street view inside Waze Map Editor to add missing speed limits for Streets.
- If street view is not available, consult the Kentucky County/City Speed Limit Resources spreadsheet.
- Search for a speed limit for a particular road in the local resources for the city or county
- If the road is not explicitly listed and the city or county has a default speed limit, add that.
- If none of the above apply to the road, leave the speed limit blank.
- (Optional) Driving roads to submit speed limit update requests is acceptable, however, editors will not be asked to do so and will only be done on a voluntary basis.
To locate road segments with missing speed limits, refer to the maps linked by county name in the Kentucky County/City Speed Limit Resources spreadsheet. As you add missing speed limits, please delete the pin on the map for each respective road segment.
Not every city and county has information yet on the Kentucky County/City Speed Limit Resources spreadsheet. More information is needed for many localities. If you can research and contribute to city and county speed limit information, contact a State Manager for editing rights to the spreadsheet.
The Kentucky Highway renaming project is finished. All Interstate, US and State Highways have been updated with Speed Limits, functional classification, proper highway naming, and proper routing techniques. That means we are down to Street type segments. Below is a map we will use to track which counties have all roads updated.
Recommended Browser Scripts
In addition to the recommended scripts that make editing on Waze easier, i.e. Validator and Toolbox, there are some scripts that are specific to Kentucky that really assist editors while working within the state. You will need a script manager installed such as TamperMonkey.
Kentucky Validator Localization
This script requires Validator to be installed first. It provides extra rules that are specific to Kentucky's guidelines to highlight on the map. Link to script
Easy lookup of road information provided by Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's map with Alt+K while hovering over the road and a link in the footer of the page to open KYTC's functional classification map in the same location you have Waze Map Editor. Link to script
Kentucky County Overlay
Creates rough polygon layer for Counties in Kentucky and displays the name in the top left corner where city/state name shows. This is not meant to be used for any official lines, but as a tool to help you know where you are when a city name is not present in WME. Link to script
Diplays traffic events posted by state Transportation Cabinet and DOT. Currently supports Kentucky, Indiana, Nebraska, and Iowa. States can be enabled under the DOT tab. Link to script