Welcome to Waze Map Editing
Important Information for All Editors
RULE NUMBER 1 : DO NOT DELETE SEGMENTS!!!!!
EVAR!!!. This destroys data in waze. Do not delete segments. The data is very important to waze routing and once you delete a segment the data is deleted and we cannot revert this. I'll say it again DO NOT DELETE SEGMENTS!
If you find a road that does not appear in reality in any way please consult your AM or higher editor before removing the segment. You will always have a better reputation for asking before deleting something.
Important Links for ALL USA Editors
Please review and bookmark these links for important mapping information. They will keep you out of a lot of trouble.
- Welcome to WME is the page for all your starting questions. Please check here before you ask us how to make a segment or draw a roundabout, or even what a junction node or geometry node is. This is the main jumping point reccomended for all editors to start exploring the waze wiki. Make sure to check out the Getting Started page as it will answer most of your questions about how to manipulate things in Waze Map Editor (WME).
- Incorrect Edits is a page that was created by DwarfLord to have shorter explanations for new editing mistakes on the map. Don't worry, mistakes happen, just make sure you fix your mistakes!
- Waze Slack Invite Slack is now the main platform that Wazers use for chat. There are some regions that use Google Hangouts but waze.slack.com is the main chat platform for the United States, and much of the english speaking editing community.
There are some editors that can get you added to the Slack Channel instantaneously with no more than your preferred email address, but in lieu of that the form linked above will eventually get you a slack invite link sent to your email.
- Requesting unlocks or updates of locked segments or places
US Unlock and Update Requests Please be sure to follow these instructions on how to successfully post an unlock to the forum. Without following the information you will either get asked for more information or your request may get lost without a state in the list.
If you edit in the USA Southeast region you NEED to know the information on this page. Without it you may do something contrary to our editing standards. There is a LOT of information there. You can find a link to bookmark the GIS resources page for your state from this page. The Southeast Region Place name harmonization sheet is also available there for reference.