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This page contains information related to editing Waze maps in the USA Southeast Region which includes '''Alabama''', '''Florida''', and '''Georgia'''. It takes precedence over any more geographically localized state-level sub-pages to insure regional unity and consistency. Your regional coordinators are '''[http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=driving79 driving79 (RC)]''' and '''[http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=itzwolf itzwolf (ARC)]'''. Questions regarding this information should be addressed to the [[Southeast#Key_Southeast_Region_Editors | Southeast Regional Coordinators or the State Managers]].  
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This page contains information related to editing Waze maps in the USA Southeast Region which includes '''Alabama''', '''Florida''', and '''Georgia'''. It takes precedence over any more geographically localized state-level sub-pages to ensure regional unity and consistency. Your regional coordinators are '''[http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=itzwolf itzwolf (RC)]''' and '''[http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=driving79 driving79 (ARC)]'''. Questions regarding this information should be addressed to the [[Southeast#Key_Southeast_Region_Editors | Southeast Regional Coordinators or the State Managers]].  
  
To get in contact with the Southeast editors please use [https://discord.me/southeast this link] to join the  Southeast Region Editors on Discord!
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To get in contact with the Southeast editors please use '''>> [https://discord.me/southeast this link] <<''' to join the  Southeast Region Editors on Discord!
  
 
'''[http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=944 US Southeast]''' is our Waze forum.
 
'''[http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=944 US Southeast]''' is our Waze forum.
 
   
 
   
This page is maintained by the '''[[Southeast#Key_Southeast_Region_Editors | Key Southeast Region Editors]]''' and moderated by '''[http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=driving79 driving79 (RC)]''' and '''[http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=itzwolf itzwolf (ARC)]'''. Please see section on [[Southeast#Proposed_Wazeopedia_Changes |Proposed Wazeopedia Changes]] for submission protocol. Southeast map editors are encouraged to add/modify their own information in the [[Southeast#Key_Southeast_Region_Editors | Key Southeast Region Editors]] table below.  <font color="red">All editors should be intimately familiar with [[Best_map_editing_practice|Best Editing Practices]].</font>  
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This page is maintained by the '''[[Southeast#Key_Southeast_Region_Editors | Key Southeast Region Editors]]''' and moderated by '''[http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=itzwolf itzwolf (RC)]''' and '''[http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=driving79 driving79 (ARC)]'''. Please see section on [[Southeast#Proposed_Wazeopedia_Changes |Proposed Wazeopedia Changes]] for submission protocol. Southeast map editors are encouraged to add/modify their own information in the [[Southeast#Key_Southeast_Region_Editors | Key Southeast Region Editors]] table below.  <font color="red">All editors should be intimately familiar with [[Best_map_editing_practice|Best Editing Practices]].</font>  
  
<span style="color:#0000cd;">'''[[USA/Southeast/Meetup 2016|SER Meetup 2016]]'''</span>  
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<span style="color: #0000CC  ;">'''[[Southeast/Meetup_2019|SER Meetup 2019]]'''</span> ……………….. <span style="color: #0000CC  ;">'''[[Southeast/Meetup_2018|SER Meetup 2018]]'''</span> ……………….. <span style="color:#0000cd ;">'''[[Southeast/Meetup_2017|SER Meetup 2017]]'''</span> ………………..  <span style="color:#0000cd;">'''[[USA/Southeast/Meetup 2016|SER Meetup 2016]]'''</span>  
 
 
<span style="color:#0000cd ;">'''[[Southeast/Meetup_2017|SER Meetup 2017]]'''</span>
 
 
 
<span style="color: #0000CC  ;">'''[[Southeast/Meetup_2018|SER Meetup 2018]]'''</span>
 
  
 
'''Additionally, important links and materials for all Southeast editors are available at:'''
 
'''Additionally, important links and materials for all Southeast editors are available at:'''
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[[USA/Southeast/Important_Links| Southeast's Important Links Page]].
 
[[USA/Southeast/Important_Links| Southeast's Important Links Page]].
  
[https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2oalqwBymhST2pIbFFQUHZuREU Southeast Region Repository]  '''<nowiki/>'''
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[https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2oalqwBymhST2pIbFFQUHZuREU SER Public Repository]  '''<nowiki/>'''
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== States, Counties and Localities ==
 
== States, Counties and Localities ==
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===Use of City Field===
 
===Use of City Field===
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'''<u>SEGMENTS:</u>'''
  
For segments, please follow the guidance set forth in <big>'''[[USA/Southeast/City_Field|Use of City Field]]'''</big> for the proper use of the city name field for all states in the Southeast Region.
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For '''Freeways''' and '''Ramps''', the "'''Primary City'''" name should always be marked "'''None'''".  (There is no "Alternate City".)
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For '''All Other Segments''',
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* The "'''Primary City'''" name should be an incorporated municipality or a CDP (Census Designated Place) '''if''' that segment is confirmed to be within the established geographic limits. If a segment does not lie within one of these, the "'''Primary City'''" should be marked "'''None'''". Instructions on how to select the appropriate city name are set forth in [[USA/Southeast/Determining Primary City Field|Determining Primary City Name.]]
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* The "'''Alternate City'''" name is always the city named in the USPS mailing address. If the "'''Primary City'''" name is the same as the USPS city, an "'''Alternate City'''" name is not needed. Segments may have multiple "'''Alternate City'''" names which are valid and approved for use by the USPS.
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* '''Duplicate City Names''': You may find cities and/or CDPs with exactly the same name.  If you believe you have encountered a city or CDP that is a duplicate of another in the same state, first confirm the findings with your State Manager(s) (SMs).  Your SM will facilitate the necessary naming changes. The convention for dealing with duplicate city/CDP names is as follows:
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**Two cities of the same name (append county to the city with the smallest population) (See two cities example in the table below)
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**City and (at least one) CDP of the same name (append county to CDP(s) name) (See city with one or more CDP example) If there are multiple CDPs sharing a name with a city, all CDPs will have county name appended. 
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**CDP and (at least one) CDP of the same name (append county to the CDP with the smallest population) (See two or more CDPs example in the table below).  The largest CDP is the only CDP that will not have the county appended to the name.
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** When the county name is appended, use this format (County Co). As an example, Orange County would be appended exactly as "(Orange Co)"
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{| class="wikitable"
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! Type !! Name !! Population !! County !! In WME
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| '''(two cities)''' || || || ||
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| City || Happy || 25,000 || This || Happy (This Co)
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| City || Happy || 50,000 || That || Happy
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| '''(city with one (or more) CDP(s))''' || || || ||
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| City || North Happy || 50,000 || That ||
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| CDP || North Happy || 100,000 || Another || North Happy (Another Co)
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| '''(two (or more) CDPs)''' || || || ||
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| CDP || Glad || 15,000 || This || Happy (This Co)
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| CDP || Glad || 70,000 || That || Happy
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Places should always have a city.
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A "'''City'''" name is '''required'''.
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* For '''PP'''s, '''AP'''s, and '''PLA'''s, the "'''City'''" name, as well as the rest of the address, is determined by the business or entity.  Whatever it identifies as the address should be used.
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* For '''RPP'''s, use the USPS mailing address city for the "'''City'''" name.
  
 
=== Alabama ===
 
=== Alabama ===
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The southeast follows the national [[Update Requests in Waze Map Editor|Update Requests (UR) & Comments]] guidance with the following exceptions:
 
The southeast follows the national [[Update Requests in Waze Map Editor|Update Requests (UR) & Comments]] guidance with the following exceptions:
  
Do not leave reminders at 4 days (or at any other time.)
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Do not leave reminders at 4 days (or at any other time).
  
 
If you are the only editor to comment on a UR and all three of the following conditions apply:
 
If you are the only editor to comment on a UR and all three of the following conditions apply:
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'''IMPORTANT''' Please do not work Place Update Requests (PUR) zoomed all the way out. Please zoom in to the place, make sure it's in the correct spot, and run the [https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=819&t=239985 WME Place Harmonizer script] to make sure everything is correct and entered. We want to make sure waze has the best experience for the drivers, so finding a place in search and getting to their destination accurately is extremely important!
 
'''IMPORTANT''' Please do not work Place Update Requests (PUR) zoomed all the way out. Please zoom in to the place, make sure it's in the correct spot, and run the [https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=819&t=239985 WME Place Harmonizer script] to make sure everything is correct and entered. We want to make sure waze has the best experience for the drivers, so finding a place in search and getting to their destination accurately is extremely important!
  
===Place Lock Standards===
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===Place Requirements & Lock Standards===
  
Places should be locked to the below standards, only after ALL data fields have been filled (if you can't find hours, that is ok). Note for gas stations - '''DO NOT USE THE BRAND "UNBRANDED"'''. If it is a no brand gas station, just leave the brand field blank.
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Places may be locked '''''only''''' after the following information, at a minimum, is present:  1) correct name, 2) correct, complete address, 3) correct category, and 4) External Provider (google link), if one exists.
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* '''RPP'''s must have a complete mailing address and an Entry Point must be set.  (A google link is not required for an RPP.)
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* For '''Parking Lots''' (PLAs), add an external provider '''ONLY IF''' it is a separate link to ''that''  '''PARKING LOT'''. &nbsp; (<span style="color:red">'''DO NOT ADD'''</span> a glink for a business ''served''  by the PLA.)
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* For '''Gas Stations''', '''IF''' the brand of gas is not identified, leave the brand field blank. &nbsp; (<span style="color:red">'''DO NOT ADD'''</span> the brand selection "UNBRANDED"'''. &nbsp; The gas station entry (or stop) point should be placed over the gas pumps.
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* For Universities and Colleges please reference the document in the SER Repository.
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* Restaurants and Fast Food places that have delivery services such as Doordash,  Foodnow, and Ubereats should have '''delivery''' selected under services.
  
Lock at rank 5: hospitals, universities, park and ride lots, arenas, airports.
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'''Lock at level 5''': Airports (and their PLAs), Arenas, Hospitals, Park and Ride lots, Highway Rest Areas,  Urgent Care Centers, and Universities.
  
Lock at 3: any other place that has at least a correct category, correct name, and correct address with house number.
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'''Lock at level 3''': All other Places including PPs, APs, PLAs, and RPPs.
  
If you cannot lock high enough because of rank, lock as high as you can, and post in the [https://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=622 USA Unlock Forum] to get help from a higher-ranked editor to lock properly or use the unlock channel on the Southeast Discord server.
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If you are unable to lock a Place high enough (due to level limitations), please lock it as high as you can. Then, post an up-lock request for help in the [https://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=622 USA Unlock Forum] or the [https://discord.me/southeast unlock channel] on the SER Discord server.
  
 
===Place Mapping Guidance===
 
===Place Mapping Guidance===
  
====Apartment Complexes====
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====Apartment/Condo/Townhouse Complexes====
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Map apartment complexes using the category of "Other" and set the place point (PP) at the leasing office when it is located in close proximity (you can see it from the main road in Street View or within a couple hundred yards) to the Main/Visitor usable entrance. (Most often the leasing office will be near this entrance and, if not, signage will guide the wazer.) If there is no obvious leasing office or if it is not near the main entrance, place the PP off to the side of the main road that leads to the main entrance.  Set the entry point just inside the main/visitor entrance.  Our goal is to get wazers to the complex regardless of whether a resident, potential renter, or visitor.
  
Map apartment complexes using the category of "'''Other'''" and set the place point at the Main/Visitor usable entrance. Most often the leasing office will be near this entrance and if not, signage will guide the wazer. Add the apartment complex information as you would any other place point and if necessary the description field can be used for any information deemed important to communicate. This can include the leasing office hours similarly to how Pharmacy Hours for Publix, Winn-Dixie, etc. are added which don’t fit the overall place point hours. This is important since apartments are open 24/7 for residents/visitors and the leasing hours will not match that. Our goal is to get the wazer to the apartments for whatever reason encompassing all potentials such as residents, visitors, and potential renters.
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Add the apartment complex information as you would for any other PP.  If necessary, the description field can be used for additional important information. For example, apartments are open 24/7 for residents/visitors and the leasing office hours are different. If appropriate, note the leasing office hours in the description (similar to how it is done for a pharmacy within a store).
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Mapping the apartment club houses is something we don’t do and there really is no need for. The exception for mapping a club house would be in a large golfing community like commonly seen in Florida. In this case the club house likely has its own address and this would add value routing to the location for hosted events.
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'''DO NOT map PPs''' for clubhouses or the leasing offices separately for apartment/condo/townhouse complexes. (The single place point for the complex is sufficient.)
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There is no need to go hunt out all current apartment complex office place points to change them. If you are working something in the area and see the place point or working a PUR for the apartment complex (you should fully work a place when dealing with a PUR), then make the changes to match this guidance.
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====Gas Stations====
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'''- Verify that brand is correct''' (the field with dropdown near the bottom). If the brand of gas is not identified, leave the field blank. '''{{font color|red|DO NOT use}}''' the brand selection 'UNBRANDED'.
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'''- Ensure that the [[Places/Gas_station#Name|gas station name]] is correct'''.
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SER follows the national guidance for [[Places/Gas_station|Gas Stations]] with the following exceptions:
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: •  The gas station "Entry" point is placed over the gas pumps.
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: •  We '''{{font color|red|DO NOT add}}''' a U-turn to PLRs for a gas station.
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====Housing Developments/Communities====
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'''We DO NOT map''' '''place points''' (PPs) ''specifically'' for housing developments or communities (aka subdivisions/neighborhoods). (Waze routes effectively to the street address for each building in the community.)
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'''For gated neighborhoods, IF''' we receive multiple UR’s for bad routing ''which'' is due to multiple entrances ''and'' includes a residents-only gate, you may add a PP for the Main/Visitor gate. Make the primary name: Community Name “- Main Gate”, and the alternate: Community Name “ - Visitor Gate”. (Then, a wazer can add the gate PP as a stop on a route to the residence OR route to the gate PP and then route to the residence. Either method will address this routing issue.) Please contact SER Leadership for assistance with adding “gates” to a private community.
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====Places within other Places====
  
'''Places within other Places'''
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Sometimes you will find a place within a place. Set the place point at the building entrance AND note that it's inside the other business in the Name field. WMEPH will ignore the information inside the parenthesis and pull the correct harmonization information.  EXAMPLES:   
  
Sometimes you will find places within places.  Examples are a Subway inside a Walmart or a Starbucks inside a Target. Map the place on the building but note that it's inside the other business in the Name field. '''examples:''' SUBWAY (inside Walmart),  Starbucks (inside Target),  CVS (inside Target).  inside is always lower case 
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*Subway inside a Walmart  --> " SUBWAY (inside Walmart) "                                                                                                                                       
  
WMEPH will ignore the information inside the parenthesis and pull the correcto harmonization information
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*CVS inside a Target  -->  " CVS (inside Target) "
  
 
===Place Harmonization===
 
===Place Harmonization===
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*Missing Chains
 
*Missing Chains
:If you don't find the business you're looking for, please [https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1jYBcxT3jycrkttK5BxhvPXR240KUHnoFMtkZAXzPg34/viewform '''use this form'''] to submit the missing information.
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:If you don't find the business you're looking for, and it has 10 or more locations, please use [https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1jYBcxT3jycrkttK5BxhvPXR240KUHnoFMtkZAXzPg34/viewform '''this form'''] to submit the missing information. If the business operates in two or more SER states, just check SER where it says state and it will work in all three states. 
  
 
*Issues with this form
 
*Issues with this form
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====Category Sheet====
 
====Category Sheet====
  
:Some places do not have a clear place category, so we have provided this list for ones we get regular questions about. If you do not see something you think should be on this list please [https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1WFJmwXn-JC6FATZvdO65jcCto-G-wRjNlShEa6qVmzU/viewform '''use this form'''] to submit the missing information and to the moderator that you have requested more information.
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:Some places do not have a clear place category, so we have provided this list for ones we get regular questions about. If you think a business type should be added to this list, please [https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1WFJmwXn-JC6FATZvdO65jcCto-G-wRjNlShEa6qVmzU/viewform '''use this form'''] to submit the missing information and to the moderator that you have requested more information.
  
  
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*[[Creating%20and%20Editing%20a%20roundabout|Roundabouts/Traffic Circles]]
 
*[[Creating%20and%20Editing%20street%20segments%23Fix%20the%20end-node%20on%20cul-de-sacs%20and%20dead-ends|Cul-de-sac's]]
 
*[[Creating%20and%20Editing%20street%20segments%23Fix%20the%20end-node%20on%20cul-de-sacs%20and%20dead-ends|Cul-de-sac's]]
*[[Best%20map%20editing%20practice%23Toll%20roads|Toll Roads]]
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=== Toll Roads ===
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Toll roads have pricing contained in price files that are separate from WME but linked through segment and node IDs. Since changes affecting these IDs can break toll pricing calculations, '''please contact SER leadership before editing these segments'''. 
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If any of these IDs or their order are changed through cutting, merging, disconnection or deletion, the toll price file will not work. Much more detailed information is in the Waze Wiki for Tolls.  [[usa:Toll#Prices|https://wazeopedia.waze.com/wiki/USA/Toll#Prices]]
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'''<u>{{font color|red|The Southeast region maps per Toll Road national guidance EXCEPT in the following situation}}</u>''':
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<br />'''ALL''' segments of a road with tolls '''should be marked''' with the “This is a toll road”  attribute. To do this:
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# Press “Add Restrictions” menu button in WME.
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# Next, select the blue checkbox for “Toll road”.
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# Then click on the Apply” button.
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<br/><u>'''Reminder'''</u>:  For bridges or causeways, mark only the segment with the toll booth as a “Toll road”.  If only one direction is tolled,
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<u>divide the road</u> where the toll is collected AND <u>mark only the segment</u> with the toll booth as a toll road.
  
 
=== Alleys ===
 
=== Alleys ===
  
Alleys are only mapped if they lead to more than one business or residence.  Map alleys that meet this condition as a PLR (if the segment has no name) or as as Street if the segment is named. Alleys not meeting this condition are not to be mapped.
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Alleys are only mapped if they lead to more than one business or residence.   
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Map Alleys which meet this condition as follows: If there is a name for the Alley, set the road type to Private Road.  An Alley without a name should be set to PLR.  To ensure routing issues have not been created in the map, review all streets adjacent to the alley and verify that '''1)''' HN's are present and placed in the correct location, and, '''2)''' Place Points snap to the correct segment.
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Alleys which ''do not'' meet this condition are not to be mapped.
  
 
=== Boat Ramps ===
 
=== Boat Ramps ===
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=== Non-driveable Roads ===
 
=== Non-driveable Roads ===
  
Generally, if a path can't be driven on (e.g. Walking Trail, Pedestrian Boardwalk, Stairway, Runway/Taxiway) then it is not mapped. Waze is a driving app, not a pedestrian, bicycle, or flying app.
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Generally, if a path can't be driven on (e.g. Walking Trail, Pedestrian Boardwalk, Stairway) then it is not mapped. Waze is a driving app, not a pedestrian, bicycle, or flying app.
  
 
=== Emergency Vehicle and DOT Service Roads ===
 
=== Emergency Vehicle and DOT Service Roads ===
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=== Parking Lot Roads ===
 
=== Parking Lot Roads ===
The Southeast follows the national [[Road types#Parking%20Lot%20Road|Parking Lot Road]] guidance except we do not map [[Best_map_editing_practice#Two_parking_lots_connected_to_the_same_street|transition penalty segments]] unless the problem was documented in an Update Request.
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'''<u>{{font color|red|The Southeast region maps per PLR national guidance EXCEPT for the following situations}}</u>''':
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* Do not add U-turns to ANY PLR segment (including those for PLAs and gas stations) and,
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* Do not map [[Best_map_editing_practice#Two_parking_lots_connected_to_the_same_street|transition penalty segments]] unless the problem was documented in an Update Request.
  
 
=== Railroads ===
 
=== Railroads ===
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===U-Turns===
 
===U-Turns===
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In the Southeast where legally allowed, roads with medians (earthen, curbed, or striped pavement) or dedicated turn lanes should have U-turns enabled.
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* '''[[Alabama/Mapping Resources#Turning on curve or crest of grade prohibited.|Alabama Code: Turning on curve or crest]]'''
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* '''[[USA/Southeast/Florida/Mapping resources#316.1515.E2.80.83Limitations on turning around|Florida Statutes: Limitations on turning around]]'''
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* '''[[Georgia/Mapping Resources|Georgia Code: U-Turns]]'''
  
<font color="red">'''<u>NOTE: At this time SER is NOT adding u-turns in parking lots or in gas stations on PLRs or LS. Do NOT add these at this time. Wazeopedia references to what we are NOT doing:</u>'''</font>
 
 
'''DO NOT DO THIS: [https://wazeopedia.waze.com/wiki/Global/Best_map_editing_practice#Small_Parking_Lots Small Parking Lots]'''
 
 
'''DO NOT DO THIS: [https://wazeopedia.waze.com/wiki/USA/Places/Gas_station#Parking_lot_road_u-turns Parking Lot Road U-Turns]'''
 
  
'''DO NOT DO THIS: [https://wazeopedia.waze.com/wiki/USA/Best_map_editing_practice#Large_Parking_Lots Large Parking Lot u-turns]'''
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'''<u>{{font color|red|Reminder}}: The Southeast region {{font color|red|DOES NOT ADD U-Turns to PLRs}} FOR Gas Stations and Parking Lot Areas (PLAs).</u>'''
 
 
U-turns in the Southeast are to be enabled when they are on Divided roads, and legal. Most locations that U-Turns are absolutely not allowed will have a sign posted which may be visible in Streetview. U-Turns on roads without medians should not be enabled. The laws regarding U-Turns in the Southeast Region are found in each State's Mapping Resources page. Please keep them in mind when determining a legal U-Turn.
 
  
 
===Closed Roads===
 
===Closed Roads===
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[http://www.talgov.com/pubworks/traffic-redlight-locations.aspx Tallahassee Red Light Cameras] ''Deactivated 8/17/15, slated for removal. ''
 
[http://www.talgov.com/pubworks/traffic-redlight-locations.aspx Tallahassee Red Light Cameras] ''Deactivated 8/17/15, slated for removal. ''
  
[http://www.dot.ga.gov/DriveSmart/SafetyOperation/Documents/Red/RLRPES-Locations-2014.pdf All Of Georgia] (legally licensed locations only - not all are active - check with a GA State Manager)
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[https://drive.google.com/open?id=1q8QcQtUW-Dav8eX-aR0rHY4cEk6ekgvt All Of Georgia] (legally licensed locations only - not all are active - check with a GA State Manager)
  
 
=== Speed Cameras ===
 
=== Speed Cameras ===
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==Proposed Wazeopedia Changes==
 
==Proposed Wazeopedia Changes==
  
Anyone who wishes to propose additions, changes or corrections to the SER wazeopedia should send a PM to their State Managers and Regional Coordinators (listed below) with the proposed addition/change and reasoning for it if appropriate.  The SM's/RC's will discuss the proposal with the whole SER leadership team for a decision.
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Anyone who wishes to propose additions, changes, or corrections to the SER wazeopedia should send a DM to a State Manager and Regional Coordinator (listed below) with the proposed addition or change along with the reasons why (as appropriate).  The SER leadership team will then review, discuss, and make a decision on the proposal.
  
 
== Key Southeast Region Editors ==
 
== Key Southeast Region Editors ==
  
 
{| border="1" cellpadding="2" }
 
{| border="1" cellpadding="2" }
|- bgcolor=#A0E6FF style="height: 40px;"
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|- style="height: 40px;" bgcolor="#a0e6ff"
! scope="col" width="200pt" | Username
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! width="200" scope="col" | Username
! scope="col" width="25pt" | Rank
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! width="25" scope="col" | Rank
! scope="col" width="25pt" | PM
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! width="25" scope="col" | PM
! scope="col" width="400pt" | Area Managed
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! width="400" scope="col" | Area Managed
! scope="col" width="150pt" | Comments
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! width="150" scope="col" | Comments
 
|- align="center"  
 
|- align="center"  
  
| colspan="5" style="height: 40px;" bgcolor=#7CB9E8| [[File:Badge LocalChamp.png|35px]] '''Champs'''
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| style="height: 40px;" bgcolor="#7cb9e8" colspan="5" | [[File:Badge GlobalChamp.png|35px]] '''Champs'''
 +
 
 +
|- align="center" style="height: 60px;"
 +
| [http://www.waze.com/user/editor/itzwolf itzwolf] || 6 || [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=itzwolf PM] || United States <br /> '''Southeast Regional Coordinator''' || [[File:Badge LocalChamp.png|30px]] <br /> Local Champ <br /> FL Resident
  
 
|- align="center" style=bgcolor=#FFFF31 style="height: 60px;"
 
|- align="center" style=bgcolor=#FFFF31 style="height: 60px;"
| [http://www.waze.com/user/editor/driving79 driving79] || 6 || [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=driving79 PM] || United States  <br /> '''Southeast Regional Coordinator'''|| [[File:Badge LocalChamp.png|30px]]<br /> Local Champ <br /> FL Resident
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| [http://www.waze.com/user/editor/driving79 driving79] || 6 || [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=driving79 PM] || United States  <br /> '''Southeast Assistant Regional Coordinator'''|| [[File:Badge GlobalChamp.png|30px]]<br /> Global Champ <br /> FL Resident
 
|-
 
|-
  
 
|- align="center" style="height: 60px;"
 
|- align="center" style="height: 60px;"
| [http://www.waze.com/user/editor/itzwolf itzwolf] || 6 || [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=itzwolf PM] || United States <br /> '''Southeast Assistant Regional Coordinator''' || [[File:Badge LocalChamp.png|30px]] <br /> Local Champ <br /> FL Resident
+
| [http://www.waze.com/user/editor/Jakflash Jakflash] || 6 || [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=Jakflash PM] || United States || [[File:Badge LocalChamp.png|30px]] <br /> Local Champ <br /> FL Resident
  
 
|- align="center" style="height: 60px;"
 
|- align="center" style="height: 60px;"
| [http://www.waze.com/user/editor/Jakflash Jakflash] || 6 || [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=Jakflash PM] || United States <br /> FL State Manager || [[File:Badge LocalChamp.png|30px]] <br /> Local Champ <br /> FL Resident
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| [http://www.waze.com/user/editor/spankdog spankdog] || 6 || [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=spankdog PM] || United States || [[File:Badge LocalChamp.png|30px]]<br /> Local Champ <br /> GA Resident
 +
|-
  
 
|- align="center" style="height: 60px;"
 
|- align="center" style="height: 60px;"
| [http://www.waze.com/user/editor/spankdog spankdog] || 6 || [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=spankdog PM] || United States || [[File:Badge LocalChamp.png|30px]]<br /> Local Champ <br /> GA Resident
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| [http://www.waze.com/user/editor/willdannneriv willdanneriv] || 6 || [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=willdaneriv PM] || United States || [[File:Badge LocalChamp.png|30px]]<br /> Local Champ <br /> FL Resident
 
|-
 
|-
  
|- align="center" bgcolor=#7CB9E8
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|- align="center" bgcolor="#7cb9e8"
 
| colspan="5" style="height: 40px;"| [[file:Badge_StateManager.png|35px]] '''State Managers'''
 
| colspan="5" style="height: 40px;"| [[file:Badge_StateManager.png|35px]] '''State Managers'''
 
|- align="center" style="height: 45px;"
 
| [http://www.waze.com/user/editor/bruceqc bruceqc] || 5 || [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=bruceqc PM] || Alabama || AL Resident
 
  
 
|- align="center" style="height: 45px;"
 
|- align="center" style="height: 45px;"
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|- align="center" style="height: 45px;"
 
|- align="center" style="height: 45px;"
| [http://www.waze.com/user/editor/dclemur DCLemur] || 4 || [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=DCLemur PM] || Florida
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| [http://www.waze.com/user/editor/ramblinwreck_81 ramblinwreck_81] || 5 || [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=ramblinwreck_81 PM] || Florida || GA Resident
|| NC Resident
 
 
|-
 
|-
  
 
|- align="center" style="height: 45px;"
 
|- align="center" style="height: 45px;"
| [http://www.waze.com/user/editor/fjsawicki fjsawicki] || 5 || [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=fjsawicki PM] || Florida || FL Resident
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| [http://www.waze.com/user/editor/red-nax red-nax] || 5 || [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=red-nax PM] || Florida || GA Resident
 
|-
 
|-
  
 
|- align="center" style="height: 45px;"
 
|- align="center" style="height: 45px;"
| [http://www.waze.com/user/editor/westjacksonfd westjacksonfd] ||5|| [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=westjacksonfd PM] || Florida || GA Resident
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| [http://www.waze.com/user/editor/willdanneriv willdanneriv] || 6 || [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=willdanneriv PM] || Florida || FL Resident
 
|-
 
|-
  
 
|- align="center" style="height: 45px;"
 
|- align="center" style="height: 45px;"
| [http://www.waze.com/user/editor/willdanneriv willdanneriv] ||5|| [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=willdanneriv PM] || Florida || FL Resident
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| [http://www.waze.com/user/editor/RainMan3699 RainMan3699] || 5 || [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=RainMan3699 PM] || Georgia || GA Resident
 
|-
 
|-
  
 
|- align="center" style="height: 45px;"
 
|- align="center" style="height: 45px;"
| [http://www.waze.com/user/editor/RainMan3699 RainMan3699] || 4 || [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=RainMan3699 PM] || Georgia || GA Resident
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| [http://www.waze.com/user/editor/spedracr spedracr] || 5 || [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=spedracr PM] || Georgia || GA Resident
 
|-
 
|-
  
 
|- align="center" style="height: 45px;"
 
|- align="center" style="height: 45px;"
| [http://www.waze.com/user/editor/ramblinwreck_81 ramblinwreck_81] || 5 || [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=ramblinwreck_81 PM] || Georgia || GA Resident
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| [http://www.waze.com/user/editor/westjacksonfd westjacksonfd] ||5|| [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=westjacksonfd PM] || Georgia || GA Resident
 
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|-
  
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|-
 
|-
  
|- align="center" bgcolor=#7CB9E8
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|- align="center" bgcolor="#7cb9e8"
 
| colspan="5" style="height: 40px;"| [[file:Badge_CountryManager.png|35px]] '''Country Managers'''
 
| colspan="5" style="height: 40px;"| [[file:Badge_CountryManager.png|35px]] '''Country Managers'''
  
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|-
 
|-
  
|- align="center" bgcolor=#7CB9E8 style="height: 40px;"
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|- align="center" style="height: 45px;"
 +
| [http://www.waze.com/user/editor/ramblinwreck_81 ramblinwreck_81] || 5 || [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=ramblinwreck_81 PM] || United States || GA Resident
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|-
 +
 
 +
|- align="center" style="height: 40px;" bgcolor="#7cb9e8"
 
| colspan="5" | [[file:Badge_AreaManager.png|35px]] '''Area Managers'''
 
| colspan="5" | [[file:Badge_AreaManager.png|35px]] '''Area Managers'''
  
|- align="center" bgcolor=#F5DEB3 style="height: 35px;"
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|- align="center" style="height: 35px;" bgcolor="#f5deb3"
 
| colspan="5" | [[file:Alabama.png|15px]] '''ALABAMA'''
 
| colspan="5" | [[file:Alabama.png|15px]] '''ALABAMA'''
  
|- bgcolor=#A0E6FF style="height: 40px;"
+
|- style="height: 40px;" bgcolor="#a0e6ff"
! scope="col" width="200pt" | Username
+
! width="200" scope="col" | Username
! scope="col" width="25pt" | Rank
+
! width="25" scope="col" | Rank
! scope="col" width="25pt" | PM
+
! width="25" scope="col" | PM
! scope="col" width="400pt" | Area Managed
+
! width="400" scope="col" | Area Managed
! scope="col" width="150pt" | Comments
+
! width="150" scope="col" | Comments
 
|- align="center"  
 
|- align="center"  
  
 
|- align="center" style="height: 45px;"
 
|- align="center" style="height: 45px;"
| [http://www.waze.com/user/editor/subbiebrz subbiebrz] || 5 || [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=subbiebrz PM] || East Central<br /> (Roanoke, Heflin) || Local Resident
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| [http://www.waze.com/user/editor/BruceQC BruceQC] || 5 || [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=BruceQC PM] || Statewide || Local Resident
 +
|-
 +
 
 +
|- align="center" style="height: 45px;"
 +
| [http://www.waze.com/user/editor/DCLemur DCLemur] || 5 || [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=DCLemur PM] || Statewide || NC Resident
 +
|-
 +
 
 +
|- align="center" style="height: 45px;"
 +
| [http://www.waze.com/user/editor/fjsawicki fjsawicki] || 5 || [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=fjsawicki PM] || Statewide || FL Resident
 +
|-
 +
 
 +
|- align="center" style="height: 45px;"
 +
| [http://www.waze.com/user/editor/RainMan3699 RainMan3699] || 5 || [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=RainMan3699 PM] || North Alabama || GA Resident
 
|-
 
|-
  
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|-
 
|-
  
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|- align="center" style="height: 45px;"
 +
| [http://www.waze.com/user/editor/young7up young7up] || 4 || [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=young7up PM] || North <br /> (Huntsville, Gadsden) || Local Resident
 +
|-
  
 
|- align="center" style="height: 45px;"
 
|- align="center" style="height: 45px;"
| [http://www.waze.com/user/editor/RainMan3699 RainMan3699] || 4 || [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=RainMan3699 PM] || North Alabama || GA Resident
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|[https://www.waze.com/user/editor/falloutranger FalloutRanger] || 3 || [https://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=FalloutRanger PM] || Montgomery || FL Resident
 
|-
 
|-
  
 
|- align="center" style="height: 45px;"
 
|- align="center" style="height: 45px;"
| [http://www.waze.com/user/editor/young7up young7up] || 4 || [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=young7up PM] || North <br /> (Huntsville, Gadsden) || Local Resident
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| [http://www.waze.com/user/editor/heyblue heyblue] || 3 || [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=heyblue PM] || Statewide || Local Resident
 
|-
 
|-
  
 
|- align="center" style="height: 45px;"
 
|- align="center" style="height: 45px;"
| [http://www.waze.com/user/editor/heyblue heyblue] || 3 || [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=heyblue PM] || Statewide || Local Resident
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| [https://www.waze.com/user/editor/LookBothWaaze LookBothWaaze] || 3 || [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=LookBothWaaze PM] || Central AL
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|| PA Resident
 
|-
 
|-
  
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|-
 
|-
  
|- align="center" bgcolor=#F5DEB3 style="height: 40px;"
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|- align="center" style="height: 45px;"
 +
| [http://www.waze.com/user/editor/Skulllzzcode Skulllzzcode] || 3 || [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=Skulllzzcode PM] || Mid-Central Alabama
 +
|| FL Resident
 +
|-
 +
 
 +
|- align="center" style="height: 45px;"
 +
| [http://www.waze.com/user/editor/tigger10390 tigger10390] || 3 || [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=tigger10390 PM] || Dothan and surrounding areas || NY Resident
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|-
 +
 
 +
|- align="center" style="height: 45px;"
 +
| [http://www.waze.com/user/editor/wxw777 wxw777] || 3 || [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=wxw777 PM] || B'ham region
 +
|| WI Resident
 +
|-
 +
 
 +
|- align="center" style="height: 45px;"
 +
| [http://www.waze.com/user/editor/jeepintodd jeepintodd] || 2 || [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=jeepintodd PM] || Montgomery || GA Resident
 +
|-
 +
 
 +
|- align="center" style="height: 40px;" bgcolor="#f5deb3"
 
| colspan="5" | [[file:Florida.png|20px]] '''FLORIDA'''
 
| colspan="5" | [[file:Florida.png|20px]] '''FLORIDA'''
  
|- bgcolor=#A0E6FF style="height: 40px;"
+
|- style="height: 40px;" bgcolor="#a0e6ff"
! scope="col" width="200pt" | Username
+
! width="200" scope="col" | Username
! scope="col" width="25pt" | Rank
+
! width="25" scope="col" | Rank
! scope="col" width="25pt" | PM
+
! width="25" scope="col" | PM
! scope="col" width="400pt" | Area Managed
+
! width="400" scope="col" | Area Managed
! scope="col" width="150pt" | Comments
+
! width="150" scope="col" | Comments
 
|- align="center"  
 
|- align="center"  
 +
 +
|- align="center" style=bgcolor=#FFFF31 style="height: 60px;"
 +
| [http://www.waze.com/user/editor/banished banished] || 6 || [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=banished PM] || Southeast <br /> (Panhandle)|| [[File:Badge GlobalChamp.png|30px]]<br /> Global Champ <br /> FL Resident
 +
|-
 +
 +
|- align="center" style="height: 45px;"
 +
| [http://www.waze.com/user/editor/BruceQC BruceQC] || 5 || [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=BruceQC PM] || Statewide || AL Resident
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|-
 +
 +
|- align="center" style="height: 45px;"
 +
| [http://www.waze.com/user/editor/n4dog n4dog] || 5 || [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=n4dog PM] || Statewide ||  FL Resident
 +
|-
  
 
|- align="center" style="height: 45px;"
 
|- align="center" style="height: 45px;"
 
| [http://www.waze.com/user/editor/dbsooner dBsooner] || 5 || [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=dBsooner PM] || Southeast <br /> (West Palm, Ft Lauderdale, Miami) || OK Resident
 
| [http://www.waze.com/user/editor/dbsooner dBsooner] || 5 || [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=dBsooner PM] || Southeast <br /> (West Palm, Ft Lauderdale, Miami) || OK Resident
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|-
 +
 +
|- align="center" style="height: 45px;"
 +
| [http://www.waze.com/user/editor/DCLemur DCLemur] || 5 || [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=DCLemur PM] || Statewide || NC Resident
 +
|-
 +
 +
|- align="center" style="height: 45px;"
 +
| [http://www.waze.com/user/editor/fjsawicki fjsawicki] || 5 || [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=fjsawicki PM] || Florida || Local Resident
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|-
 +
 +
|- align="center" style="height: 45px;"
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| [http://www.waze.com/user/editor/goydp gOyDp] || 5 || [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=goydp PM] || Central and Eastern Florida || Local Resident
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|-
 +
 +
|- align="center" style="height: 45px;"
 +
| [http://www.waze.com/user/editor/juliansean juliansean] || 5 || [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=juliansean PM] || Southeast <br /> (West Palm, Ft Lauderdale, Miami) || TX Resident
 
|-
 
|-
  
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|- align="center" style="height: 45px;"
 
|- align="center" style="height: 45px;"
 
| [http://www.waze.com/user/editor/red-nax red-nax] || 5 || [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=red-nax PM] || South Florida || GA Resident  
 
| [http://www.waze.com/user/editor/red-nax red-nax] || 5 || [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=red-nax PM] || South Florida || GA Resident  
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|-
 +
 +
|- align="center" style="height: 45px;"
 +
| [http://www.waze.com/user/editor/robert04101 robert04101] || 5 || [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=robert04101 PM] || Southeast <br /> (West Palm to Homestead) || ME Resident
 
|-
 
|-
  
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|- align="center" style="height: 45px;"
 
|- align="center" style="height: 45px;"
| [http://www.waze.com/user/editor/goydp goydp] || 4 || [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=goydp PM] || West Central <br /> (Tampa, Ocala, Winter Haven) || Local Resident
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| [http://www.waze.com/user/editor/emilgz EmilGz] || 4 || [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=emilgz PM] || South Florida || Local Resident
 
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|-
  
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|- align="center" style="height: 45px;"
 
|- align="center" style="height: 45px;"
| [http://www.waze.com/user/editor/RainMan3699 RainMan3699] || 4 || [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=RainMan3699 PM] || Central/East <br /> (Orlando, Daytona, Titusville) || GA Resident
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| [http://www.waze.com/user/editor/TheGridExe TheGridExe] || 4 || [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=TheGridExe PM] || Southwest <br /> (Bradenton, Sarasota, Port Charlotte) || Local Resident
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|-
 +
 
 +
|- align="center" style="height: 45px;"
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| [http://www.waze.com/user/editor/yellowmellowyellow yellowmellowyellow] || 4 || [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=yellowmellowyellow PM] || South Florida <br /> (Tampa, Orlando, Miami, Ft Myers) || Local Resident
 
|-
 
|-
  
 
|- align="center" style="height: 45px;"
 
|- align="center" style="height: 45px;"
| [http://www.waze.com/user/editor/sgtm14 sgtm14] || 4 || [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=sgtm14 PM] || Polk County <br /> (Bartow, Lakeland, Winter Haven) || GA Resident
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| [http://www.waze.com/user/editor/CCSO2316 CCSO2316] || 3 || [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=CCSO2316 PM] || Southeast <br /> Collier County || Local Resident
 
|-
 
|-
  
 
|- align="center" style="height: 45px;"
 
|- align="center" style="height: 45px;"
| [http://www.waze.com/user/editor/TheGridExe TheGridExe] || 4 || [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=TheGridExe PM] || Southwest <br /> (Bradenton, Sarasota, Port Charlotte) || Local Resident
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| [http://www.waze.com/user/editor/decktj001 decktj001] || 3 || [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=decktj001 PM] || Brandon / Tampa || Local Resident
 
|-
 
|-
  
 
|- align="center" style="height: 45px;"
 
|- align="center" style="height: 45px;"
| [http://www.waze.com/user/editor/yellowmellowyellow yellowmellowyellow] || 4 || [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=yellowmellowyellow PM] || South Florida <br /> (Tampa, Orlando, Miami, Ft Myers) || Local Resident
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|[https://www.waze.com/user/editor/falloutranger FalloutRanger] || 3 || [https://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=FalloutRanger PM] || St. Augustine || Local Resident
 
|-
 
|-
  
 
|- align="center" style="height: 45px;"
 
|- align="center" style="height: 45px;"
| [http://www.waze.com/user/editor/cybersnipe cybersnipe] || 3 || [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=cybersnipe PM] || Northeast <br /> (Jacksonville, St. Johns, Clay, Putnam) || Local Resident
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| [http://www.waze.com/user/editor/TFPTraffic TFPTraffic] || 2 || [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=TFPTraffic PM] || North Tampa <br /> (Hernando and Citrus Counties) || Local Resident
 
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| [http://www.waze.com/user/editor/NightReaper86 NightReaper86] || 3 || [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&username=NightReaper86 PM] || Augusta || SC Resident
 
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==Discipline==
 
 
Waze has been designed to be an open community with various levels of editors. Rank 5 and 6 editors are senior editors. They are here to help you and are to be respected at all times. Instructions from senior editors are to be followed, unless it conflicts with this page. If you have any questions or issues, please feel free to PM one of the rank 6s or 5s in the list (if you're having a problem with one, please PM the regional coordinators). We will try to handle the issue as quickly and peacefully as possible.
 
 
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<li>Creating roads on top of already existing roads</li>
 
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<li>Not cleaning up your own mess</li>
 
<li>Not responding to private messages</li>
 
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This page contains information related to editing Waze maps in the USA Southeast Region which includes Alabama, Florida, and Georgia. It takes precedence over any more geographically localized state-level sub-pages to ensure regional unity and consistency. Your regional coordinators are itzwolf (RC) and driving79 (ARC). Questions regarding this information should be addressed to the Southeast Regional Coordinators or the State Managers.

To get in contact with the Southeast editors please use >> this link << to join the Southeast Region Editors on Discord!

US Southeast is our Waze forum.

This page is maintained by the Key Southeast Region Editors and moderated by itzwolf (RC) and driving79 (ARC). Please see section on Proposed Wazeopedia Changes for submission protocol. Southeast map editors are encouraged to add/modify their own information in the Key Southeast Region Editors table below. All editors should be intimately familiar with Best Editing Practices.

SER Meetup 2019 ……………….. SER Meetup 2018 ……………….. SER Meetup 2017 ……………….. SER Meetup 2016

Additionally, important links and materials for all Southeast editors are available at:

Southeast's Important Links Page.

SER Public Repository


States, Counties and Localities

Alabama

WME Counties Alabama Census 2014

  • Overview: There are 426 municipalities and 67 counties in the state. The primary urban centers are Birmingham, Mobile, Montgomery (state capitol), and Huntsville, all pierced by or nearby the I-65 corridor. The toll system is Freedom Pass. Alabama is in the Central time zone.

Florida

  • Overview: There are 473 municipalities and 67 counties in the state. Orlando and neighboring Lake Buena Vista endure the most editing and map reports due to their popularity as global tourist destinations. The toll system is "Sunpass" (toll rates) and it is near impossible to travel anywhere in Florida from Orlando southward without encountering it. Outside of Florida, it is compatible with the NC QuickPass, and the GA PeachPass (see below). Florida spans the Eastern and Central time zones, with the dividing line at the Apalachicola River west of Tallahassee.
  • Disney World: Disney World has been edited and locked to rank 5 for segments and rank 6 for areas/points. If you see an issue anywhere in Disney World, please post it to the unlock request forum, or alert a rank 5 or 6 editor with the problem and it will be fixed.

Georgia

  • Overview: There are 523 municipalities and 159 counties in the state. The toll system is PeachPass and is primarily found on HOV lanes in metro Atlanta. Some HOV lanes require PeachPass. Outside of Georgia, it is compatible with the FL Sunpass, and the NC QuickPass. Georgia is in the Eastern time zone. There are also HOT lanes that are High Occupancy Toll lanes. The is a minimum of 3 people required to be in the vehicle and you must have the PeachPass. Toll prices vary based on traffic flow and the distance you are traveling. There are access areas marked by striped lines as opposed to solid lines. The lanes are monitored by numerous cameras and by local police. The busier the traffic, the more you pay. Prices are listed on overhead electronic signs.

Road (Segment) Types

Determining road types in the Southeast aligns with the Waze USA Standard for freeway, major highway, minor highways, and primary streets. The Waze USA standard is a hybrid system based on a national standard called "functional classification" with a few modifications.

Functional classification maps are available for most states. Compliance across state borders is important to insure better route selections between states; however, editors in some states have deferred adoption of the USA Standard due to in-state concerns. If you edit in any region than the Southeast, you must comply with that state's recommendations.

Although the Waze USA Standard permits some road-type selection deviation, at present no Southeast deviations are permitted, but may be in the future.

Minimum Road Type Standards

  • Interstate =  Freeway 
  • US Hwy =  Major Highway  (MH)
  • State Roads =  Minor Highway  (mH)

Road Segment Naming

  •  Interstates: I-xx 
  •  US Hwy: US-xx 
  •  State Road/Rte/Hwy: SR-xx 
  •  County Rte/Hwy: CR-xx 
  • Parking Lot Roads -- We do not name parking lot roads in the SER. Consult with your State Manager if you think a parking lot road segment should be named.

Often when US Hwys, State Roads, and County Roads pass through municipalities, they have a local name (e.g, "Main St"). Please see Road Names for instructions on how to name these segments. Check here for other states. Note that Freeway and Ramp segments do not have an included city name. Select the 'none' checkbox beside the city field for these types of road segments.

Road Segment Locking

There are some cases that do not adhere to this standard, such as any theme park type areas in Orlando (5/6). Further, all gates at gated communities / private installation should be locked to at least 5.

Standard for locking roads in the southeast region:
Segment Type Default locks
 Freeway  5
 Ramp  5
 Major Highway  5
 Minor Highway  4
 Primary Street  3
 Street  1
 • • • • Ferry • • • •   5
 |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-| Railroad |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|  2

When to Split a Two-Way Road

Generally, a road should be undivided unless it meets ALL of the requirements for dividing a road. When initially reviewing whether to divide or "un-divide" (merge back together) a roadway, consider these points first:

  1. The default representation for any roadway is a single 2-way segment, even if the physical roadway is divided. Dividing a roadway carries with it the burden of proof that the change will improve the usability and/ or simplicity of the Waze map.
  2. If a road is currently working with no problem reports, consider leaving it as is.
  3. Prior to splitting a road, send a PM to one of the State Managers or Southeast Regional Coordinators.
  4. Try to avoid switching roads back and forth between being divided and 2-way. For example, if most of the road is clearly divided and only parts would be considered a single two-way road, consider leaving it all divided. If only a small portion seems better off divided, consider keeping it all 2-way.


A road may be divided when ALL of the following conditions are met:

  • GPS tracks show a clearly definable and continuous gap (blank area) between the color-by-azimuth arrows at the 100m/500ft zoom level,
  • Multiple houses or businesses with no off-street parking are located directly on the street but are not accessible from the opposite direction of travel due to lengthy median, obstruction, or traffic control signage, or
  • U-turns are required to properly make turns from public driveable road types that are blocked by a median.

A road should not be divided when:

  • There is a curb or non-driveable median less than 5m wide between lanes of travel (see exceptions above).
  • The non-driveable median is interrupted by a cross segment at most intersections.
  • There is a center turn lane (any width) between directions of travel. Dividing this type of road creates problems when people turn from the middle lane because there is no road for the navigation to follow.
  • It is possible and legal to make a left turn/u-turn everywhere along the road
  • The objective is solely for visual appearance or to make the road match another visual source like Google Maps. MATCHING GOOGLE (or any other map product) IS NOT A REASON.

Remember that dividing and undividing roads each comes with its own set of problems. Each situation is unique and some issues may be more manageable with a single two-way road, and some may work fine with a divided road. Consider every aspect of routing, and carefully examine each junction before dividing or undividing. Regardless of whether you're dividing or undividing, remember that you might cause more problems than you solve and you might have to put it back the way it was before. Also remember that dividing and undividing each cause loss of some traffic data, which can result in poor Waze routing.

Private Road Segments

Click here for guidance for use of the Private Road Segment in the Southeast.

True Elevation

NOTE: If you have any questions please seek guidance from one of the State Managers.

The Southeast Region uses the concept of True Elevation (TE) to better represent segments in relationship with its surroundings/ground level. Most segments should have an elevation of Ground unless they pass over another segment, waterway, or natural feature. Drivable and non-drivable segments are handled the same way with elevation.

Definitions

Bridge

  • Segment travels over another segment (also known as Overpass).
  • Segment travels over a large river or large body of water.
  • Segment artificially elevated to pass over large ground level objects and large natural features.

Tunnel

A tunnel is any road segment that is underground and thus the GPS reception is inconsistent.

Examples

Simple Interchange

More Complex Interchange (requiring junctioning of ramp segments to maintain ground elevation)

Major Circular Interchange

Complex Interchange

Raised Freeway (over preserve area)

Visuals

Below are two images showing the difference in Live Map rendering when True Elevation is not applied and then when True Elevation is applied. Take note on the shading along the edge of the segment when True Elevation is used and how it is missing when it is not.

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Segment over water without True Elevation Segment over water with True Elevation

Implementation

  • Elevation of overlapping segments should be set relative to each other, with the lowest segment as Ground (unless that segment is a tunnel).
  • Only elevate/lower the actual bridge/tunnel section of the road.
  • Bridges should be cut at the start/end of the bridge where the land falls away. You can usually see guardrail at the start/end of the bridge section. Also the pavement type may change (Asphalt to Concrete for example).
    • Do not cut segments for elevation purposes if the bridge starts/stops within 60m/200ft of an existing junction.
    • Maintain some uniformity for display purposes when determining where to make the splits.
    • No need to elevate segments over every small creek or box culvert. Only elevate over significant waterways or natural features.
  • Only set elevation as low/high as necessary. For example, no segment should be Elevation +2 unless it passes over another segment with Elevation +1.
  • Tunneled segments shall have lower elevation, relative to ground and Tunnel should be checked.
  • Only segments that are actually underground should have the negative elevation.
  • Tunnels should be cut at least 15m/50ft before and after the tunnel, to allow time for the GPS to regain signal.
  • The use of common sense is paramount in using True Elevation.


NOTE: If you use the Bridge tool to join segments, be aware that this will raise the elevation of the joined segment and you must lower the joined segment as appropriate.

Mapping Resources & Functional Classification

Use only state DOT level Functional Classification (FC) maps when determine how to type (classify) a segment (Major Hwy, Minor Hwy, etc.). Some counties and cities have their own FC system, but only the state level system is to be used as a reference as these have been through a federal and state level approval process.

Use of City Field

SEGMENTS:

For Freeways and Ramps, the "Primary City" name should always be marked "None". (There is no "Alternate City".)

For All Other Segments,

  • The "Primary City" name should be an incorporated municipality or a CDP (Census Designated Place) if that segment is confirmed to be within the established geographic limits. If a segment does not lie within one of these, the "Primary City" should be marked "None". Instructions on how to select the appropriate city name are set forth in Determining Primary City Name.
  • The "Alternate City" name is always the city named in the USPS mailing address. If the "Primary City" name is the same as the USPS city, an "Alternate City" name is not needed. Segments may have multiple "Alternate City" names which are valid and approved for use by the USPS.
  • Duplicate City Names: You may find cities and/or CDPs with exactly the same name. If you believe you have encountered a city or CDP that is a duplicate of another in the same state, first confirm the findings with your State Manager(s) (SMs). Your SM will facilitate the necessary naming changes. The convention for dealing with duplicate city/CDP names is as follows:
    • Two cities of the same name (append county to the city with the smallest population) (See two cities example in the table below)
    • City and (at least one) CDP of the same name (append county to CDP(s) name) (See city with one or more CDP example) If there are multiple CDPs sharing a name with a city, all CDPs will have county name appended.
    • CDP and (at least one) CDP of the same name (append county to the CDP with the smallest population) (See two or more CDPs example in the table below). The largest CDP is the only CDP that will not have the county appended to the name.
    • When the county name is appended, use this format (County Co). As an example, Orange County would be appended exactly as "(Orange Co)"
Type Name Population County In WME
(two cities)
City Happy 25,000 This Happy (This Co)
City Happy 50,000 That Happy
(city with one (or more) CDP(s))
City North Happy 50,000 That
CDP North Happy 100,000 Another North Happy (Another Co)
(two (or more) CDPs)
CDP Glad 15,000 This Happy (This Co)
CDP Glad 70,000 That Happy

A "City" name is required.

  • For PPs, APs, and PLAs, the "City" name, as well as the rest of the address, is determined by the business or entity. Whatever it identifies as the address should be used.
  • For RPPs, use the USPS mailing address city for the "City" name.

Alabama

Alabama Mapping Resources

An important note about Alabama Code of laws is included on the page above. Click the header for relevant information for mapping in Alabama. Editors should always reference these local official sources for road naming. Those should be posted in the page above. If it is not please contact your State Manager for guidance.

Florida

Florida Mapping Resources

An important note about Florida traffic laws is included at the page linked above.

Click the link above for relevant information for mapping in Florida. Every county in Florida has online geographic resources from either the Property Appraiser's office and/or Geographical Information Systems (GIS) department. Editors should always reference these local official sources for road naming. Those should be posted in the page above. If it is not please contact your State Manager for guidance.

Florida Functional Classification

Click the link above for resources on functional classification.

Unsigned Florida SR#'s along US and Interstate Highways

Click the link above for more information about Unsigned FL SR#'s along US and Interstate Highways

Georgia

Georgia Mapping Resources

Click the link above for relevant information for mapping in Georgia. Editors should always reference these official local sources for road naming when possible. Those should be posted in the page above. If it is not please contact one of your State Managers for guidance.

Update Requests & Comments

The southeast follows the national Update Requests (UR) & Comments guidance with the following exceptions:

Do not leave reminders at 4 days (or at any other time).

If you are the only editor to comment on a UR and all three of the following conditions apply:

  1. This UR has no information from the reporter in the “Problem” field that suggests a solution.
  2. There is no responding comment from the reporter/driver.
  3. There is no obvious issue to be resolved after surveying the map, the Waze route and the GPS track (if that information is included).

This UR can be closed when your comment is 5 days old.

If another editor left a comment for a reporter, there is no response from the reporter, AND the comment is at least 8 days old....look to see if you can solve the issue. If it can’t be solved simply put a comment about why it's being closed (i.e. "Closed due to inactivity.") and mark it Not Identified.

Do not over complicate the UR process. Please do not leave lengthy responses/questions. There are UR comment scripts that have been designed and approved by higher ranked editors available for your use. Scripts Page

(Tip: WME URComments Southeast is a script containing approved comments for use in the Southeast and is to be used with the main script WME URComments.)

Places

The southeast follows the national Places guidance. The following exceptions to the national guidance are NOT mapped:

  • interchanges/junctions
  • water of any kind
  • islands
  • beaches
  • toll plazas

Any exceptions to this rule will be locked to 5 or above. There are some rivers mapped as requested by Waze staff, but this is not the standard.

Exceptions to a point or area that ARE mapped in the southeast:

  • Post Office is an area
  • Library is an area
  • Museum is an area
  • Government is an area
  • City Hall is an area
  • Sports court is an area
  • Car Dealership is always a point
  • Camp Grounds / RV Parks are always a point


IMPORTANT Please do not work Place Update Requests (PUR) zoomed all the way out. Please zoom in to the place, make sure it's in the correct spot, and run the WME Place Harmonizer script to make sure everything is correct and entered. We want to make sure waze has the best experience for the drivers, so finding a place in search and getting to their destination accurately is extremely important!

Place Requirements & Lock Standards

Places may be locked only after the following information, at a minimum, is present: 1) correct name, 2) correct, complete address, 3) correct category, and 4) External Provider (google link), if one exists.

  • RPPs must have a complete mailing address and an Entry Point must be set. (A google link is not required for an RPP.)
  • For Parking Lots (PLAs), add an external provider ONLY IF it is a separate link to that PARKING LOT.   (DO NOT ADD a glink for a business served by the PLA.)
  • For Gas Stations, IF the brand of gas is not identified, leave the brand field blank.   (DO NOT ADD the brand selection "UNBRANDED".   The gas station entry (or stop) point should be placed over the gas pumps.
  • For Universities and Colleges please reference the document in the SER Repository.
  • Restaurants and Fast Food places that have delivery services such as Doordash, Foodnow, and Ubereats should have delivery selected under services.

Lock at level 5: Airports (and their PLAs), Arenas, Hospitals, Park and Ride lots, Highway Rest Areas, Urgent Care Centers, and Universities.

Lock at level 3: All other Places including PPs, APs, PLAs, and RPPs.

If you are unable to lock a Place high enough (due to level limitations), please lock it as high as you can. Then, post an up-lock request for help in the USA Unlock Forum or the unlock channel on the SER Discord server.

Place Mapping Guidance

Apartment/Condo/Townhouse Complexes

Map apartment complexes using the category of "Other" and set the place point (PP) at the leasing office when it is located in close proximity (you can see it from the main road in Street View or within a couple hundred yards) to the Main/Visitor usable entrance. (Most often the leasing office will be near this entrance and, if not, signage will guide the wazer.) If there is no obvious leasing office or if it is not near the main entrance, place the PP off to the side of the main road that leads to the main entrance. Set the entry point just inside the main/visitor entrance. Our goal is to get wazers to the complex regardless of whether a resident, potential renter, or visitor.

Add the apartment complex information as you would for any other PP. If necessary, the description field can be used for additional important information. For example, apartments are open 24/7 for residents/visitors and the leasing office hours are different. If appropriate, note the leasing office hours in the description (similar to how it is done for a pharmacy within a store).

DO NOT map PPs for clubhouses or the leasing offices separately for apartment/condo/townhouse complexes. (The single place point for the complex is sufficient.)

Gas Stations

- Verify that brand is correct (the field with dropdown near the bottom). If the brand of gas is not identified, leave the field blank. DO NOT use the brand selection 'UNBRANDED'.

- Ensure that the gas station name is correct.

SER follows the national guidance for Gas Stations with the following exceptions:

• The gas station "Entry" point is placed over the gas pumps.
• We DO NOT add a U-turn to PLRs for a gas station.

Housing Developments/Communities

We DO NOT map place points (PPs) specifically for housing developments or communities (aka subdivisions/neighborhoods). (Waze routes effectively to the street address for each building in the community.)

For gated neighborhoods, IF we receive multiple UR’s for bad routing which is due to multiple entrances and includes a residents-only gate, you may add a PP for the Main/Visitor gate. Make the primary name: Community Name “- Main Gate”, and the alternate: Community Name “ - Visitor Gate”. (Then, a wazer can add the gate PP as a stop on a route to the residence OR route to the gate PP and then route to the residence. Either method will address this routing issue.) Please contact SER Leadership for assistance with adding “gates” to a private community.

Places within other Places

Sometimes you will find a place within a place. Set the place point at the building entrance AND note that it's inside the other business in the Name field. WMEPH will ignore the information inside the parenthesis and pull the correct harmonization information. EXAMPLES:   

  • Subway inside a Walmart --> " SUBWAY (inside Walmart) "
  • CVS inside a Target --> " CVS (inside Target) "

Place Harmonization

  • Phone Numbers
Places should follow one of the following telephone number formats: (XXX) XXX-XXXX or XXX-XXX-XXXX
  • Webpages
Except for public schools (who that make extensive efforts to keep their naming schemes), please use the simplest URL that will get you to a chain's homepage, do not link directly to the chains location specific page. Examples are in the sheet below. Be sure to check that the URL works before using it in WME or submitting it to the Place Name Harmonization form or using it for a place.

Chain Harmonization Sheet

The name spellings in the following sheet have been standardized for chains or franchises so that Wazers will receive consistent results when searching in the client. Please use them when you edit one of these chain or franchise businesses. The script WMEPH streamlines this process by automatically detecting those chains in the Name Field and inputting the information from this sheet.
  • Missing Chains
If you don't find the business you're looking for, and it has 10 or more locations, please use this form to submit the missing information. If the business operates in two or more SER states, just check SER where it says state and it will work in all three states.
  • Issues with this form
If you see any issues with this form please contact the moderator with a description of the problem, and the "row number" of the item with the issue.

View SER list full-screen in Google Sheets

Category Sheet

Some places do not have a clear place category, so we have provided this list for ones we get regular questions about. If you think a business type should be added to this list, please use this form to submit the missing information and to the moderator that you have requested more information.


View this list full-screen in Google Sheets

Major Construction Projects

See the states' Department of Transportation (DOT) web sites for a list of long term road closures and changes to traffic flow that impact the Waze Map.

Special Roads

Toll Roads

Toll roads have pricing contained in price files that are separate from WME but linked through segment and node IDs. Since changes affecting these IDs can break toll pricing calculations, please contact SER leadership before editing these segments

If any of these IDs or their order are changed through cutting, merging, disconnection or deletion, the toll price file will not work. Much more detailed information is in the Waze Wiki for Tolls.  https://wazeopedia.waze.com/wiki/USA/Toll#Prices

The Southeast region maps per Toll Road national guidance EXCEPT in the following situation:
ALL segments of a road with tolls should be marked with the “This is a toll road” attribute. To do this:

  1. Press “Add Restrictions” menu button in WME.
  2. Next, select the blue checkbox for “Toll road”.
  3. Then click on the Apply” button.


Reminder: For bridges or causeways, mark only the segment with the toll booth as a “Toll road”. If only one direction is tolled, divide the road where the toll is collected AND mark only the segment with the toll booth as a toll road.

Alleys

Alleys are only mapped if they lead to more than one business or residence.

Map Alleys which meet this condition as follows: If there is a name for the Alley, set the road type to Private Road. An Alley without a name should be set to PLR. To ensure routing issues have not been created in the map, review all streets adjacent to the alley and verify that 1) HN's are present and placed in the correct location, and, 2) Place Points snap to the correct segment.

Alleys which do not meet this condition are not to be mapped.

Boat Ramps

A boat ramp is a roadway that leads into water to float a boat to or from a trailer. Boat ramps are not to be mapped. Any adjacent parking may be mapped, but ensure that dead-end segments that point toward the ramp terminate at least 150 feet from where the ramp goes into the water.

Non-driveable Roads

Generally, if a path can't be driven on (e.g. Walking Trail, Pedestrian Boardwalk, Stairway) then it is not mapped. Waze is a driving app, not a pedestrian, bicycle, or flying app.

Emergency Vehicle and DOT Service Roads

We do not map Emergency Vehicle and DOT Service Roads.

Ferries

For areas where residents are dependent upon ferries, see the Ferries Editing Manual. Please contact your RC for any questions deciding if a ferry should be mapped.

Parking Lot Roads

The Southeast region maps per PLR national guidance EXCEPT for the following situations:

  • Do not add U-turns to ANY PLR segment (including those for PLAs and gas stations) and,
  • Do not map transition penalty segments unless the problem was documented in an Update Request.

Railroads

Railroads can be mapped, but they are not a priority at this time.

Segment & Turn Restrictions

U-Turns

In the Southeast where legally allowed, roads with medians (earthen, curbed, or striped pavement) or dedicated turn lanes should have U-turns enabled.


Reminder: The Southeast region DOES NOT ADD U-Turns to PLRs FOR Gas Stations and Parking Lot Areas (PLAs).

Closed Roads

Temporary Road Closures are the preferred method for road closures in the Southeast. Please contact a State Manager or higher for any of the closure types listed below. They will be happy to help with these.

  1. Major Traffic Events
  2. Temporary Road Closures
  3. Scheduled restrictions
  4. Disconnect road segments - In some cases it may be best to completely disconnect road segments. Please consult your Area Manager or higher for advice before disconnecting a segment.


For Mega Events we need advance notice so they will appear in the app and we can get the proper closure sheet for the event. There are four methods to control traffic flow:

Please refer to the Partial Restrictions wiki for further guidance.

Cameras

See How to Identify Cameras.

Red Light Cameras

New red light cameras are rare, so all should already be mapped. If you find a camera that needs to be added, please let a high ranking editor know so it can angled properly and locked as high as possible.

DO NOT USE PHOTOENFORCED AS A REFERENCE FOR CAMERA LOCATIONS. This website is inaccurate! Only use official websites, or (of course) your own eyes.

There is no need to purge the map of invalid and non-approved red light cameras. They drop off the map no more than 14 days from their report.

Known Camera Locations

Duval County Red Light Cameras

Orange County Red Light Cameras (2014)

Orlando, FL (Orange County) Red Light Cameras (2016)

Tallahassee Red Light Cameras Deactivated 8/17/15, slated for removal.

All Of Georgia (legally licensed locations only - not all are active - check with a GA State Manager)

Speed Cameras

Speed cameras that issue tickets are not located in Alabama and Florida. Georgia allows speed cameras effective May 8, 2018. Work with a senior editor when placing and approving cameras.

Other Camera Types

These are cameras or signs that either provide driver feedback or are used for traffic control. These devices CAN NOT issue tickets and are not mapped.

Forums

Forum Etiquette

Waze Forums (USA)

Proposed Wazeopedia Changes

Anyone who wishes to propose additions, changes, or corrections to the SER wazeopedia should send a DM to a State Manager and Regional Coordinator (listed below) with the proposed addition or change along with the reasons why (as appropriate). The SER leadership team will then review, discuss, and make a decision on the proposal.

Key Southeast Region Editors

Username Rank PM Area Managed Comments
Badge GlobalChamp.png Champs
itzwolf 6 PM United States
Southeast Regional Coordinator
Badge LocalChamp.png
Local Champ
FL Resident
driving79 6 PM United States
Southeast Assistant Regional Coordinator
Badge GlobalChamp.png
Global Champ
FL Resident
Jakflash 6 PM United States Badge LocalChamp.png
Local Champ
FL Resident
spankdog 6 PM United States Badge LocalChamp.png
Local Champ
GA Resident
willdanneriv 6 PM United States Badge LocalChamp.png
Local Champ
FL Resident
Badge StateManager.png State Managers
n4dog 5 PM Alabama FL Resident
ardan74 5 PM Florida FL Resident
ramblinwreck_81 5 PM Florida GA Resident
red-nax 5 PM Florida GA Resident
willdanneriv 6 PM Florida FL Resident
RainMan3699 5 PM Georgia GA Resident
spedracr 5 PM Georgia GA Resident
westjacksonfd 5 PM Georgia GA Resident
xkspeed 5 PM Georgia GA Resident
Badge CountryManager.png Country Managers
ggrane 5 PM United States FL/MO Resident
ramblinwreck_81 5 PM United States GA Resident
Badge AreaManager.png Area Managers
Alabama.png ALABAMA
Username Rank PM Area Managed Comments
BruceQC 5 PM Statewide Local Resident
DCLemur 5 PM Statewide NC Resident
fjsawicki 5 PM Statewide FL Resident
RainMan3699 5 PM North Alabama GA Resident
BLKTRUC 4 PM Central
(B'ham-Jefferson, Shelby, & Surrounding Counties )
FL Resident
dastars6 4 PM Southeast
(Auburn, Dothan)
GA Resident
jbrianj 4 PM Gulf Coast
(Mobile, Gulf Shores)
FL Resident
young7up 4 PM North
(Huntsville, Gadsden)
Local Resident
FalloutRanger 3 PM Montgomery FL Resident
heyblue 3 PM Statewide Local Resident
LookBothWaaze 3 PM Central AL PA Resident
RivrGuy 3 PM Gulf Coast
(Mobile, Gulf Shores)
MS Resident
Skulllzzcode 3 PM Mid-Central Alabama FL Resident
tigger10390 3 PM Dothan and surrounding areas NY Resident
wxw777 3 PM B'ham region WI Resident
jeepintodd 2 PM Montgomery GA Resident
Florida.png FLORIDA
Username Rank PM Area Managed Comments
banished 6 PM Southeast
(Panhandle)
Badge GlobalChamp.png
Global Champ
FL Resident
BruceQC 5 PM Statewide AL Resident
n4dog 5 PM Statewide FL Resident
dBsooner 5 PM Southeast
(West Palm, Ft Lauderdale, Miami)
OK Resident
DCLemur 5 PM Statewide NC Resident
fjsawicki 5 PM Florida Local Resident
gOyDp 5 PM Central and Eastern Florida Local Resident
juliansean 5 PM Southeast
(West Palm, Ft Lauderdale, Miami)
TX Resident
LostRiver2008 5 PM Big Bend
(Tallahassee, Lake City, Cedar Key)
Local Resident
mrbyte_ontheroad 5 PM Central FL
(Daytona, Ocala, Spring Hill, Orlando)
Local Resident
red-nax 5 PM South Florida GA Resident
robert04101 5 PM Southeast
(West Palm to Homestead)
ME Resident
tcalvert317 5 PM South Florida TX Resident
bassdan7403 4 PM Alachua County
(Gainesville)
Local Resident
breadstk11 4 PM Central
(Brevard, Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole, Volusia Counties)
Local Resident
DruDoyle 4 PM Mid to South Florida & Panhandle Local Resident
EmilGz 4 PM South Florida Local Resident
jbrianj 4 PM Western Panhandle
(Pensacola, Panama City)
Local Resident
jellicle0 4 PM Central
(Orlando)
UT Resident
TheGridExe 4 PM Southwest
(Bradenton, Sarasota, Port Charlotte)
Local Resident
yellowmellowyellow 4 PM South Florida
(Tampa, Orlando, Miami, Ft Myers)
Local Resident
CCSO2316 3 PM Southeast
Collier County
Local Resident
decktj001 3 PM Brandon / Tampa Local Resident
FalloutRanger 3 PM St. Augustine Local Resident
fourLoop 3 PM Southeast
(West Palm to Homestead)
MO Resident
MikeyPizzaman 3 PM Tampa Local Resident
NetGuyGreen 3 PM Northwest and Central
(Tallahassee-Gainesville, Orlando)
Local Resident
RoadWarriorTech850 3 PM Pensacola Local Resident
SusanVette 3 PM Central
(Orlando, Sanford, Apopka)
Local Resident
trafficGeekMs 3 PM Pensacola Local Resident
zheka160 3 PM Southwest
(Tampa, Sarasota, Ft. Myers)
Local Resident
Skulllzzcode 3 PM Northeast

(Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Daytona, Palatka)

Local Resident
SeaKyle0712 2 PM Ocala and surrounding areas
Marion County
Local Resident
SoFlZip 2 PM Southeast
(Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade Counties)
Local Resident
TFPTraffic 2 PM North Tampa
(Hernando and Citrus Counties)
Local Resident
Georgia.png GEORGIA
Username Rank PM Area Managed Comments
BruceQC 5 PM Statewide AL Resident
n4dog 5 PM Statewide FL Resident
DCLemur 5 PM Statewide NC Resident
dfw_gis 5 PM Southeast
Atlanta
TX Resident
fjsawicki 5 PM Florida FL Resident
red-nax 5 PM North Georgia Local Resident
spedracr 5 PM Statewide Local Resident
dastars6 4 PM Southwest
(Blakely, Colquitt, Columbus)
Local Resident
DruDoyle 4 PM North Georgia FL Resident
fish1552 4 PM East Central
(Douglas, Dublin, Statesboro)
Local Resident
CoreyGA 3 PM Atlanta
(Summerville, Carrollton, and Peachtree City)
Local Resident
DrHenryJonesSr 3 PM North and East
(Atlanta, Savannah)
Local Resident
NightReaper86 3 PM Augusta SC Resident
NPDChief 3 PM Atlanta Area Local Resident
rehmedy 3 PM NW Atlanta
(Marietta, Canton, and Alpharetta)
Local Resident
aerazona 2 PM Atlanta