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Forest Service Roads

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== Editor Discretion ==
Images shown above cannot cover all scenarios for Always exercise caution when mapping maintenance level to Waze road type. roads found on an MVUM, particularly through roads! These MVUMs may be inaccurate or out of date, and roads may undergo variation vary in quality over seasons as well depending on the climate (rain/snow). Particularly, some roads in Maintenance Level 3 may have attributes that are closer to Off-Road / Not Maintained than Street. ==== Do not map abandoned roads ====Before mapping a road, compare the MVUM with recent aerial imagery (and with Street View and anecdotal visitor reports if possible) and verify that the road remains drivable. Vegetation growing not just between the tracks but in them often signifies an abandoned road. Some roads may be permanently closed with boulders or solid fencing placed at their endpoints. '''Don't map these, even if they appear on the MVUM!''' Mapping or completing abandoned roads may have severe unintended consequences. Editors For example: *If the road is mapped as a through road, even one with local experience high penalties, Waze may attempt to route emergency traffic over it when primary roads have been closed. Waze could endanger lives by offering impassable roads as escape routes! *Any road's presence on the Waze display could encourage Wazers to try it and potentially get stuck. Even off-road vehicles can get stuck if the terrain is bad enough. *Mapped roads serve to orient as well as route drivers. Drivers passing a "road" that is shown on their display but no longer looks like a road (overgrown, permanently fenced off or potential blocked, etc.) may be disoriented by the inconsistency. ====Take better roads nearby into account====Besides considering the recommendations in this article, also take other nearby roads into account. For example, if another road nearby appears to be in much better condition and more heavily used, and it is mapped as Street View images type with the "Unpaved" attribute, should you use the identical type for a rough, little-used parallel road? In fact, do circumstances suggest the better nearby road may have ''replaced'' the road you are mapping? A more heavily penalized road type may be appropriate for the road you're considering, or perhaps the road should not be mapped at all. ====Consider vehicle types common to the area====Consider the spectrum of vehicles Wazers may help be driving in this determinationthe region. Is it a heavily-touristed area where many Wazers are likely to be driving ordinary passenger vehicles or RVs? Or is it more remote, where Wazers are likely to be better prepared for rough roads? Don't map seldom-used roads that are barely drivable even by off-road vehicles in an area heavily visited by ordinary vehicles.
== USFS to Waze Classification Mapping ==
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