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Added guidance for naming fire departments in Pennsylvania.
Information related to using Waze in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.{{mbox| type = important| textstyle = color: red;USA/CommonState| text Naming Fire Departments= There are many active PA editors working on this page to keep it accurate Fire Departments exist as agencies and up to datecan have identifiers such as stations or equipment. Before making ''any'' changes to this pageWhen naming a fire department, please post your proposed changes to [httpuse the following format:// this forum] first for discussion.}}
== Mapping resources ==Name - Identifier (if applicable)Examples: Reading Fire Department - Engine 3 & Ladder 1
*[[Pennsylvania/Mapping resources|Pennsylvania Map References]] '''Map Editing Resources''' *[ Map Editor Guide Youtube Video]*[[Map Editing Quick-start Guide|Map Editing Quick-start Guide]]*[[Best map editing practice]]*[[Map Editing (new Editor)#Editing Manual|Editing Manual]]*[[Junction Style Guide|Junction Style Guide]]*[[Community Plugins, Extensions and Tools]] '''{{Red|Tip:}}''' ''Editors are strongly encouraged to download & install the [[Community_Plugins,_Extensions_and_Tools#WME_Validator|Waze Validator Plugin]]. This is a VERY helpful tool for identifying problems and even offers advice how to fix them.'' == Forums == *[ USA section in the Waze Forums] *[ Pennsylvania section in the Waze Forums] *[ US Unlock and Update Requests section in the Waze Forums] == Cities and towns == In [ WME], every segment of every Minor Highway, Primary Street, Street, Private Road, Parking Lot Road, and Dirt Road/4x4 Trail '''should''' have a city name applied to it. {{Major Highway|Major Highways}} should have a city name applied to all segments that also have street addresses. <strike>City names are not required on Freeways and Ramps and may interfere Only append with navigation instructions at ramp interchanges on all highway types. Set city names on highway segments which junction with ramps or on ramps, only an identifier if you know how to avoid the navigation problems.</strike> <sup>Paragraph under review & up for discussion in [ PA forum]</sup> The only city name that should be applied to a segment is the incorporated municipal name or the official 2010 Census Designated Place (CDP) name. Do not use other unincorporated names such as villages or neighborhoods. Do not use postal names or areas. See [ PennDOT's municipal maps] for incorporated city borders and proper naming information. For city maps that are missing from this list, you might be able to get the information you need from [ PennDOT's County Maps] or by visiting that city's GIS website. CDP outlines and names for Pennsylvania [ are found here.] If a road runs on a border, according to Waze statements, the other city should be in the alternate name field to support future address searches. If a road segment runs across a border, it should be split with a junction on the border if there should be house numbers applied within each city. This supports future address search. Otherwise apply the city name that makes the most sense, or none at all for highways. See [[Duplicate cities]] for information on resolving the numerous conflicting city names in Pennsylvania. When a municipality department has the same name and city type (i.e. Borough, Township, City), append the county after the city name in the format '''Cityname, Countyname'''. This is based on a recommendation by Waze for future database organization. == Standard abbreviations == When naming roads multiple stations or Ramps, use '''Penna''' as the abbreviation for Pennsylvanianoted equipment. '''Penn''' causes text-to-speech conflicts with the numerous items named after William Penn. '''PA''' should not be used except as shown below. '''Penna Tpk''' is the proper abbreviation for naming ramps, and for alternate names for the Turnpike. === Shortened state route names === The format '''SR-xxx''' (State Route) should be used when naming ramps (e.g., to SR-28 S / Pittsburgh). See also: [[#Ramps|Ramps]]. To maintain uniformity across the state, the PA-xxx format '''{{Red|should not}}''' be used unless it is on the road signs that drivers would see. == Major roads == [[File:Untitled.png]]<br/><br/>'''{{Red|SEE}}''': [[Highway naming/USA|Highway naming by state]], [[Road names/USA]], [[Road types/USA]] === Freeways === '''Interstates, US Highways, and State Routes''' that meet the general standards for Interstates should have the '''[[Road types/USA#Freeway|Freeway]]''' Road Type applied to them in the editor. Some of these roads may have [[Rest areas]]. === US routes === '''US Highways''' that don't meet [[Road types/USA#Freeway|interstate standards]] should have the '''[[Road types/USA#Major highway|Major]]''' or '''[[Road types/USA#Minor highway|Minor]]''' road type applied to them. US Highway names should use the following format: *Keep local names as primary (e.g. Wyoming Ave).*Put the route number in the alternate name field.**US!-22 W (divided one-way segments).**US-11 (undivided two-way segments). === State routes with 2 or 3 digit route numbers === In Pennsylvania all State Routes with 2 or 3 digit route numbers (e.g. ''State Rte 28 or State Rte 315'') should be [[Road types/USA#Minor highway|Minor Highways]] or higher. State Routes should have any common name as displayed on street signs as the primary name in WME, and the route number in the alternate name field. The city name should be the same for both the common name and route number. ''State Rte 111'' is the current acceptable format. The use of '''State Hwy''' or '''PA-xxx''' and other variations '''{{Red|should - Do not}}''' be used unless it is on the road signs that drivers would see. Please note, that despite the designation of a "Minor Highway" these road types do not necessarily need high speed limits along their entire routeedit this page directlyState Route naming should follow the following format: *State Rte 28 S (divided one-way segments).*State Rte 309 (undivided two-way segments). '''{{Red|Note}}''': Some state routes have mixed signage, with route numbers at major intersections and road names at minor intersections. Until Waze gets state shields working completely, the best practice is to name the segments according the the signage that the motorist will see as he approaches the state route, with priority given to the major intersections. === State routes with 4 digit route numbers === Most State Routes with 4 digits (e.g. State Rte 3001) should have the road type set as a [[Road types/USA#Primary street|Primary Street.]] Some 4-digit State Routes are numbered for legacy or maintenance reasons, but they do - Do not serve as primary thoroughfares for the area and should be classified as Streets. === County or township roads === County (Co) and Township (T) roads need no special designation or road type. Road number info is not needed in the alternate name field. === Primary streets === With rare exceptions, edit the [[Road typesUSA/USA#Primary street|Primary StreetCommonState]] classification should be applied to template without consensus from the following roads when requirements for a higher classification are not met: *Main road that connects two State Routes, Major Highways, or Freeways.other*Most State Routes with 4 digit route numbers. (See above for exceptions.)*Main urban thoroughfares.*When it is obvious that a city street department wants you to follow the route.*Primary route connecting two towns.*Main route to a key tourist or business destination.*Multi-lane roads not otherwise classified as highways. Other criteria for Primary Street: *An improved road with smooth grading and a yellow center line painted throughout.*No dead-ends*Each segment should connect to a Primary Street or higher classification road at each end. There are rare exceptions to this. A primary street designation is relative to population and traffic densities. In the smallest rural town, a primary street may be a narrow two-lane. In dense urban areas primary streets may be a divided road with multiple lanes in each direction. '''{{Red|Note}}''': Local knowledge should always be applied when designating Primary Streets. If you are not sure, drive it to see if it should be classified above a regular street. You may check the GPS point density in the [[Map Editor Interface and Controls#Layers|WME Map Layers]] to see which streets might be Primary. Primary Streets should have the name on the street signs as the primary name in WME. === Ramps === When naming a [[Road types/USA#Ramps|Ramp]] to a State Route, use the '''SR-111''' format. ''PA-111'' format '''{{Red|should not}}''' be used unless it matches exactly what is on the big green sign directing you to the ramp. It is best to reference Google Street View in WME, where available. Adhere to national standards for [[Road names/USA#Exit ramps state and Entrance ramps (on-ramps)|Exit ramps and Entrance ramps (on-ramps)]]country managers. Ramp names should use these formats: Off-ramps: *Numbered exit: (Exit 16: SR-15 / Scranton)*Numbered exit with multiple Cities or Routes: (Exit 16: SR-15 N / SR-86 E / Wilkes / Scranton)*Numbered exit with multiple exits: (Exit 16A-B: SR-15 N / SR-86 E / Scranton)*Non-numbered exit: (to SR-15 / Scranton) == Splitting and un-splitting roads == Splitting and un-splitting roads should follow the national guidelines on the [[Best map editing practice#When (Not) to Split a Two-Way Road|When to Split a Two-Way Road]] To modify this page. Also see: [[Best map editing practice#How to "Un-Split" two One-Way Roads|How to Un-Split a Road]] == Special roads == *[[Carpool, HOV, Transit lanes]]*[[Creating and Editing a roundabout|Roundabout/Traffic Circle]]*[[Creating and Editing street segments#Fix the end-node on cul-de-sacs and dead-ends|Cul-de-sac]]*[[Road types/USA#Parking lot road|Parking Lot Road]]*[[Best map editing practice#Toll roads|Toll Road]] === Alleys === *An alley should be mapped if it is named.*An alley should be mapped if it is click the address of a home or business.*An alley should always be set to type "Private Roaddiscussion tab"above.*An alley is normally mapped if it is acknowledged by the municipality. If an alley does not meet the above criteriaFrom there, mapping is optional. Check use the "No name" box in WME.section === Non-drivable roads === Because of the way the routing engine works, Waze --- ''Editing custom sections'will''' route users to drive onto "[[Road types/USA#Non-drivable|non-drivable]]" road types. Generally, if a path can't be driven on (e.g. Walking Trail, Pedestrian Boardwalk, Stairway, Runway/Taxiway) then it is not normally mapped. If it is mapped, it should not be connected It has links to any roads. "Emergency and Authorized Vehicles Only" and PennDOT Service Roads are to be treated as non-drivable roads as well. You primarily see these between interstate roads and on the Turnpikeedit each section. If mapped, they should you do not be connected to any drivable road, the road type should be set as Private Road and locked at the highest rank of the editor. Railroads may be mapped since some people use Waze while on the train, contributing false traffic data to the system. This false data has been known to affect drivers on adjacent roads. Railroads should be elevation -5 and locked at the highest rank of the editor--- see that section, up to 5. Railroads should not be connected then go to any drivable road. Airport taxiways should never be mapped. === Time restricted turns === The Waze Map Editor and routing engine supports scheduled restrictions (time of day, day of week, turns, traffic flow direction, vehicle type, etc.). Please see the [[Scheduled Restrictions]] main page for full documentation on this feature. == Road closures and construction projects == For Road Closures or Major/Long Term Construction projects please see the [ Pennsylvania forum] for a list of '''long term''' road closures and changes to traffic flow that impact the Waze Map. In regards to updating & labeling roads in the editor that are under construction or closed see [[Road names/USA#Construction zone|Construction Zones]] :When creating a new forum post, please note start and anticipated end dates, and a link to information about the project if available. Include: a [[Waze Map Editor#Permalink|Permalink]] scroll to the roadbottom, and change the name of the permalink to reflect the Road Name / Cross Streets.:You may also list them in the [[Pennsylvania/To do#Road Closures.2FConstruction|PA Road Closures / Construction Wiki]]. ''(May be out of date.)'' == Places & Areas (formally Landmarks) ==pressPennsylvania should follow the [[Places|Places Wiki]] for guidance in regards to mapping Points of Interest & Businesses. <!-- OLD Landmarks: [[Landmarks_by_Type_(US)|Landmarks]] in Pennsylvania should follow the [[Connecticut/Landmarks| guidelines for Connecticut]] until the [ national standard] is complete.--> == Speed / red light cameras == Limited Red Light Cameras are legal in Pennsylvania. === Red light cameras === Philadelphia is currently the only city with red light cameras. Red light cameras are legal in a few cites and suburban towns. Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and municipalities in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties with a population greater than 20,000, and police department accredited by the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association are the only municipalities link that are allowed to install the cameras. At this time, none of the others have installed cameras. See [ Red Light Camera Laws in Pennsylvania] === Speed cameras === Not legal in Pennsylvania and should not be approved in WME. === Other camera types === These are cameras or signs creates that either provide driver feedback or are used for traffic control. These devices '''CANNOT''' issue tickets and should not be approved in WME. See [[Cameras#Know your Cameras|How to Identify Cameras]]. == To do list == Please see [ the places post] about places we should be adding to the map. These include Hospitals, police stationssection, Fire Departments, Colleges and Universities, Minicipal Courthouses, County Courthouses, Airports, Military Bases, Theme Parks, Zoos, and Aquariums, Ski resorts, and Golf Courses. Please see [ the places post] for more detail on proper mapping of these places. Want to help out with the map in Pennsylvania? Check out the [[Pennsylvania/To do|To Do List]]. ''(Might be out of date.)'' :'''NOTE:''' You should always finish any work you start... Please do not leave then use it incomplete== Pennsylvania Editors List & Contact Information == We would like to keep track of all active editors here in Pennsylvania, if you can please take a few moments and enter your information in the Google Doc's Spreadsheet below to help us contact you if need be &/or to be sure you are notified of local meet-ups/events accordingly. [ Pennsylvania Map Editors List] === Area & State Managers === {| border="1" cellpadding="2"|- align="center"! scope="col" width="100pt" bgcolor="#0080FF" | Username! scope="col" width="200pt" bgcolor="#0080FF" | Area Managed! scope="col" width="200pt" bgcolor="#0080FF" | Comments! scope="col" width="50pt" bgcolor="#0080FF" | Forum PM|- align="center" bgcolor="FE9A2E"| [[User:Orbitc|orbitc]]| Region 9 Northeast Regional Coordinator| Rank 6| [ PM]|- align="center" bgcolor="skyblue"| colspan="4" | '''Rank 6 - Country Managers (Pennsylvania Based)'''|- align="center" bgcolor="white"| [[User:Jondrush|jondrush]]| USA| Philadelphia Area| [ PM]|- align="center" bgcolor="skyblue"| colspan="4" | '''Rank 5 - Country Managers (Pennsylvania Based)'''This page is copied to new pages with only the following code placed on the|- align="center" bgcolor="white"| [ attheyard]| Chester County| mainly in Maryland| [ PM]|- align="center"| [ MGODLEW]| '''All of Pennsylvania'''| Waze Mentor & US Champ| [ PM]|- align="center"| [ mpawlicki]| T.B.D.| T.B.D| [ PM]|- align="center"| [ svance92]| T.B.D.| T.B.D| [ PM] |- align="center" bgcolor="skyblue"| colspan="4" | '''Rank 5 - State Managers'''|- align="center"| style="text-align: center;" | [httppage and then saved:// no1uknow]| style="text-align: center;" | '''All of Pennsylvania'''| style="text-align: center;" | Waze Mentor| style="text-align: center;" | [ PM] |- align="center" bgcolor="skyblue"| colspan="4" | '''Rank 4 - State Managers'''|- align="center"| style="text-align{{subst: center;" | [https:USA/CommonState/ TBD]Start}}| style="text-align: center;" | All of Pennsylvania| style="text-align: center;" | TBD| style="text-align: center;" | [ TBD]|- align="center" bgcolor="skyblue" |- align="center" bgcolor="skyblue"| colspan="4" | '''Rank 5 - Area Managers'''|- align="center"| style="text-align: center;" | [ TBD]| style="text-align: center;" | TBD| style="text-align: center;" | TBD| style="text-align: center;" | [ TBD]|- align="center" bgcolor="skyblue" |- align="center" bgcolor="skyblue"| colspan="4" | '''Rank 4 - Area Managers'''|- align="center" bgcolor="white"| [ Kodi75]| Indiana County| | [ PM]|- align="center"| [ PhantomSoul]| Bucks & Northampton counties| Primarily Central New Jersey| [ PM]|- align="center"| [ rleejr79]| Southwestern PA| Current project: Fayette Alternately copy and Greene countiespaste this code below into the browser.| [http://wwwChange the STATENAME at the end of the line to the name of the state or territory being PM]|- align="center"| [ tibble]| Southeastern PA| T.B.D.| [ PM]|- align="center" | [ Dogshrink]| Lehigh Valley, Hazleton| Orbitc| Use the name as spelled in the [ PM]|- align="center"| [httpTemplate:// kmart27USA_Navbox]| Dauphin & Lancaster counties| T.B.D.| [ PM]|- align="center" bgcolor="skyblue"| colspan="4" | '''Rank 3 - Area Managers'''|- align="center"| [ CptCranky]| T.B.D.| T.B.D.| [ PM]|- align="center"| [http Cpttim]| Mahantongo,Shamokin| T.B.D.| [ PM]|- align="center"| [http://www.waze.comUSA/forumCommonState/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofileStart&upreview=16867838 DrNeubie]| Montgomery County| T.B.D| [ PM]STATENAME|- align="center"| [ hickpop]| T.B.D.| T.B.D.| [ PM]|- align="center"| [ LeoKantus]| T.B.D.| T.B.D.| [ PM]|- align="center"| [ letukka]| T.B.D.| T.B.D.| [ PM]|- align="center"| [ MarkInMd]| T.B.D.| T.B.D.| [ PM]|- align="center"| [ mreich00]| T.B.D.| T.B.D.| [ PM]|- align="center"| [ nepahxc]| Wayne & Lackawanna County| T.B.D.| [ PM]|- align="center"| [ NevynPA]| T.B.D.| T.B.D.| [ PM]|- align="center"| [ PhillyRace]| T.B.D.| T.B.D.| [ PM]|- align="center"| [ Odessit68]| Central Bucks County| I often travel to and very familiar with NE Philly| [ PM]|- align="center"| [ regsv]| T.B.D.| T.B.D.| [ PM]|- align="center"| [ steelsandals]| T.B.D.| T.B.D.| [ PM]|- align="center"| [ steinbdj]| Philadelphia area, primarily Philadelphia, Delaware, Montgomery, and Bucks counties| | [ PM]|- align="center"| [ yrrabsille]| T.B.D.| T.B.D.| [ PM] |} If you are an [[Area Manager]] that covers Pennsylvania, or a USA Country Manager that does a lot of work in Pennsylvania, please add yourself to this list (alphabetical by username within rank section). [[Category:USA]][[Category:Pennsylvania]]>