The 2017 Northeast / New England Meetup MapRaid will begin on July 9th 2017 at 09:00 EDT, with a dedicated half hours session, and then continue informally for one week through July 16th 2017 at 23:59 EDT. The raid will be divided into 4 groups, with group assignments to be determined at the meetup.
The raid is short and the area is large. We don't expect to complete all these goals for the entire area, however these are items that can be worked on throughout the raid area listed here in order of importance. The primary goal of the Meetup Raid are to make Waze route properly in the Upstate NY region by working on these items:
- Ensure turns are enabled and confirmed along these routes.
- Update incorrect road type classifications,
- Correct state and county route names to standard, and
These tasks can often be completed in tandem. While updating state route or county route names, their road type classification can be updated and their turns confirmed. Note: In some urban areas, there may be roads requiring FC upgrades that are not state or county routes.
The secondary goal is to spruce up the area and polish it. This will make the app more useful, and hopefully encourage more local usage. This includes any of the following tasks:
- Update hospitals from to category,
- Add and confirm speed limits,
- Update gas stations, and
- Complete general basemap confirmation and cleanup.
If you are unsure what to focus on, please contact your Group Leader.
The map raid area is shown in the map below. This is the comprised of a portion of upstate New York.
Everyone will have editing access to the whole raid area, but please only edit in your groups area boundaries. The groups are identified with thick boundaries and different colors, thinner lines represent county borders.
There will be four raid groups. Group assignments and leadership for the four groups will be assigned at the meetup.
In addition to the guidance listed below, please see the New York Wazeopedia page for additional information and the full set of state editing standards.
NY Route Name Variations
- New York State uses NY-## and NY-##X for all state routes and their spurs, loops, etc. (e.g. NY-27, NY-17M)
- For County Routes, CR-## and CR-##X are used (CR-1 or CR-21B)
- County route primary names vary from county to county. The primary name should match the LGS and not the country route (blue) shield. CR-XX from the route shield should be used as an alternate name. Some counties will use only CR-XX on their LGS, in which case that is the primary name and no alternate name is necessary. Please consult the county route inventory sheets for naming, but ensure they match LGS as well.
- Highway name descriptors, such as TRUCK, EXPRESS, etc. should be added in ALL CAPS after the name. (e.g. US-1 TRUCK, or on a concurrent road US-1 TRUCK / US-9 TRUCK)
Tip: for editors using the FC Color Highlights script: These colors will more-or-less match the NYS DOT FC map:
|NYS FC Type||Highlight Color|
NY Minimum Road Lock Standard
|Minimum Road Lock Standard|
|Highest Rank of Connected Segment|
Note that these are minimum lock levels. Certain segments may be at higher lock levels for protection or due to old standards. If you find a road locked to a higher level than its minimum, please consult a senior editor to determine whether to leave it locked at that level or if its level can be lowered. NYC has a different locking standard, but this area will not be included in the MapRaid.
New York Wazeopedia Page
If you have any questions regarding NY standards during editing and you cannot find the answer on this page, please visit the New York Wazeopedia Page. A number of mapping resources for the state can be found on the New York Mapping Resources Page.
If you are new or relatively new to map editing, please CLICK HERE for some tips to get started; including settings, options, scripts, Wiki References, and instructions on lock requests and how to create a Permalink (PL). You do not need to join the NY GHOs, we will be using the meetup hangout.
Basic US Wazeopedia Links
- New editor welcome page
- Waze Map Editor
- Best Map Editing Practice
- Editing manual
- Common editing mistakes
- How to make a Permalink
- Community Plugins, Extensions and Tools.
Recommended Tools for the Meetup Raid
New editors should be aware there are many scripts and extensions that editors use to assist with editing that not only make some jobs easier, but verifies what we do is correct. The use of these scripts is highly encouraged and those listed below are the ones you should install, at a minimum, to get started. You will need a browser extension to install and manage these user scripts, please install the appropriate one below for your browser.
- For more details on Scripts in general, see Scripts.
The most common and supported browser for editing Waze maps is Chrome, with Firefox being a close second. Install the appropriate manager for your browser. This is needed to install other scripts.
New York Localization for Validator
Although Validator is not currently working, this add-on script still works to add four additional NY-specific permalinks to tthe bottom of WME.
- For more details on the New York Localization for Validator, see New York/Validator.
This script adds lots of tools to make editing easier and more efficient.
- For more details on all the features Toolbox offers, and how to use them, see Scripts/WME Toolbox.
Meetup MapRaid Overlay
This overlay script displays the boundaries of each raid group in WME. It also adds a label to the map describing which group and county you are currently viewing in the editor.
- Credit: Joyriding ( )
The Place Browser can be used to review and fix all places. Areas are broken down by group and county. This tool lists all places in the specified area, and flags some things that MIGHT be problems. It is up to you to determine if the items that are flagged are really wrong, and whether they need to be fixed or not. Use the national, and local guidelines for places to make that determination, and fix accordingly. Be sure to click the About tab to get an overview of the tool.
- Credit: Joyriding ( )
Other Recommended Scripts
- FC Color Highlights When working on updating road types this script can be used to color segments in WME to match their respective FC classification colors in the NYS GIS. Using this allows you to compare the two maps and spot discrepancies to investigate.
- Place Interface Enhancements If you are working on places, install. It offers lots of enhancements to the places interface in WME, and helps you determine the closest segment to the navigation stop point of a place.
- For more details on the Place Interface Enhancements script and its features, see Scripts/Place Interface Enhancements.
- Place Harmonizer (WMEPH). Harmonizes names and details, formats and locks a selected place. Also for Chains, please Submit New Chain Data for any that are not in the database. NOTE: Now Available for all editors, including R1!
- WME Junction Angle Info This script helps with junction maintenance. If two connected segments are selected, it shows the turn angle, and estimates navigation instructions. Otherwise it shows the the angle between each segment.