User:Dhschneider/New Jersey

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New Jersey State page redesign

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Introduction

Thank you for your interest in editing the Waze maps for the State of New Jersey. Please note New Jersey State follows the US national guidance with a few exceptions. Be sure to click on and read every link from this page for in-depth tips, guidance and advice.

All editors should have a real username, not a usa_username and are required to have their private messaging turned on.

Refer to the Glossary for common Waze related terms.

Tip: Editors are strongly encouraged to download & install the Waze Validator Plugin. This tool will identify map errors and offers guidance on how to fix them. Use this to identify issues in areas you are working on but make sure not to be distracted by errors that do not pertain to you.

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Mapping Resources

Functional Classification

Please review the USA Functional Classification page for details on this topic. In rare cases, a particular road may require a different type than prescribed in the national guidance. Before changing the type of any road past the bounds of the rules, please post the situation to the New Jersey Forum to receive feedback. Dhschneider resources can be found in the following links:

Statewide Mapping Resources

NJDOT Highway Functional Classification Maps (2013)
Use this Spreadsheet to track completion.

Use these state-wide maps for the names and numbers of Interstate, US, and State highways. They also include the names of many local roads and addresses.

New Jersey GIS Online map (detailed but slow)
New Jersey GIS PDF map (less detailed)
NJ Tax Maps - Helps with addresses and also functions as a GIS system.

Mapping Resources by County

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Community

The NJ editing community is currently participating in a Discord pilot. Click here to join for questions, unlock requests, or other discussions with local editors. (The old GHO is in the process of being retired; we strongly encourage you to join our Discord community instead during this time.)


Community Roles

In the Self-managed USA the hierarchy of community roles is as follows:

Global Champ → Local Champ → Regional Coordinator → Expert → Country Manager → State Manager → Area Manager

  • If you are presently one of the above and an editor in this State, please add yourself to the table listed below .
  • If you are an editor looking to become an AM, please add yourself in this table. Keep in mind, the best way to obtain AM status, is by becoming involved in the Waze community.

Mentoring

The greatest resource for editors of any rank is to learn hands on from editors with more experience than themselves. The Mentoring programs are strongly recommended, whether formal or informal.

If you have any questions or difficulties with any aspect of editing, feel free to contact any of Dhschneider's Waze Champs, Country Managers, State Manager(s), or senior editors list in the table below. You can also contact the Regional Coordinator(s) Error in Parameter to RC/Data or RC/Forum (in Parameter to RC/Data or RC/Forum PM)  link=https://www.waze.com/user/editor/Error in Parameter to RC/Data or RC/Forum and Error in Parameter to RC/Data or RC/Forum (in Parameter to RC/Data or RC/Forum PM)  link=https://www.waze.com/user/editor/Error in Parameter to RC/Data or RC/Forum

Cities and Towns

This revision of the page is currently undergoing modifications. The information and guidance is currently considered accurate enough to be followed now. Content is being prepared by one or more users. Do not make any changes before you post a message in this forum.

In NJ there are 565 municipalities, 250 Boroughs, 52 Cities, 15 Towns, 245 Townships and 3 Villages. There are no unincorporated places in the state of NJ. Every segment of every road type should have a City Name in the Primary Field. When naming a segment use the incorporated name or the CDP (Census Designated Place) name when the place is locally known and/or more commonly recognized by that name. Note that the current map shows CDP names from the 2000 Census, please refer to the 2010 Census List to determine the most current information.

Any segment with the name "Greater XX Area" is a mistake and needs to be updated to reflect the accurate place name.

In the event of duplicate city names, consider adding "Twp" if applicable to one of those places.

Alternate methods of resolving conflicting/duplicate city names is presently under discussion. Please refer to the forum New Jersey Cities and Towns for more information.

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Major Roads

Local Naming Guidance

  • New Jersey State uses the short format when naming State and County Highways/Routes and their spurs, loops, etc.
State Routes: SR-##, SR-## X (e.g. SR-70, SR-70 W)
County Routes: CR-##, CR-## X (e.g. CR-567, CR-567 SPUR)
  • Concurrent routes which are signed/shielded with both names, AND commonly referred to using both names together, should use both names separated by a slash (/) as the primary name, and each individual named as an alternate name. (e.g. US-1 / US-9)
  • Highway name descriptors, such as TRUCK, EXPRESS, etc. should be added after the name in ALL CAPS. (e.g. US-1 TRUCK, or on a concurrent road US-1 TRUCK / US-9 TRUCK)
  • Highways passing through a local area which have a supplementary name for the road on street signs, use the name of the Local Road in the primary field and the numbered one in the alternate field.

Locking Standard

In Dhschneider we have a set minimum standard for locking roads based on segment type. Any road of a certain segment type must be locked at least to the rank (level) in the chart below. Roads may be locked higher for protection and special situations (areas with construction, tricky design, frequent mistakes, imaging inaccuracies, and the like), but should not be locked lower.

A great time to implement these locks is while bringing the road types of an area into compliance with the current US road type standards (FC and highway systems). Lock the roads based on type after they've been set to current US road type standards.

Dhschneider Minimum Locking Rank Standard
Segment Type Statewide
 Freeway  5
 Ramp  Highest rank of connected segments
 Major Highway  3
 Minor Highway  3
 Primary Street  1 (Auto)
 Street  1 (Auto)
 Private Road  1 (Auto)
 • • • • Ferry • • • •   5
 |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-| Railroad |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|  2

Note: Do Not Mass Edit just to update locks to these standards, these can be adjusted as you find them while editing other aspects of the segments such as FC, speed limits, naming, etc.

Some segments still warrant higher locks and care should be taken when setting segment lock to these standards to look for and protect these special setups with higher locks. Some examples; segments which are part of BDP, U-turn prevention, or using micro-doglegs, or other complex intersection setups.


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