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This comprehensive Glossary has been designed to function as a glossary, an index and a cross reference by means of sorting features and a table of context index.

It attempts to include all of the many abbreviations, acronyms and terms that we may see in the various Waze communication mediums.

Some existed before Waze, while others were officially coined by Waze. Many evolved naturally within the various Waze communication mediums used by Wazers and staff alike. Regardless of origin, all are important to help understand Waze Speak!

Please carefully consider your use of the abbreviations and acronyms in your conversations, since they can be unfamiliar when not used in conjunction with other terms or without defining context.

Many terms apply globally, however, this glossary is North American English centric.

The descriptions within this Glossary attempt to merely resolve ambiguity of terms, and reference other Wiki pages, articles, and sections, along with other Waze and external sources. This intentional lack of description content helps avoid duplication of source content, and facilitates future maintenance when source content changes.


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Glossary Table

Waze Glossary
(With sortable entries!)
Glossary Term Abbreviation
Acronym
Alias
Description Dates
Updated (U)
Added (A)

#WazeWin WazeWin A hashtag in various social media used to indicate posts related Waze saving Wazers time, and avoiding traffic. Usually attached to screenshots or descriptions of Waze routing users around heavy traffic using detours the driver would not have thought of on their own.

Also see the hashtag Wikipedia
2015-02-25 (U)

2015-02-23 (A)

AASHTO (abbr.) See the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Glossary Term 2015-04-09 (A)
Abbreviations Acronyms, Big List List of Abbreviations used in Waze.

See the Abbreviations and acronyms Wiki Page
Also see the Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clients - Test List for North America "The Big List") External page
Also see the Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clients Waze forum
2015-02-23 (A)
Acronyms (alias) See the Abbreviations Glossary Term 2015-02-23 (A)
Advertisers Dashboard ~ See the biz.waze.com Waze Site 2015-02-26 (A)
AFV (abbr.) See the Alternate Fuel Vehicle Glossary Term 2015-04-20 (A)
AGC (abbr.) See the At-Grade Connectors Glossary Term 2014-10-12 (A)
Alternate Fuel Vehicle ~ See the Alternate Fuel Vehicle Wikipedia 2015-04-20 (A)
Alternative Intersections ~ Many intersection and interchange styles exist with various names depending location. (Additional Waze links to be added later.)

See the Alternative Intersections External page


Related entries: Loon

2015-04-01 (A)
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials ~ American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials

See the AASHTO External page
2015-04-09 (A)
AMGR (abbr.) See the Waze AM Layers Glossary Term 2015-02-23 (U)

2014-08-11 (A)

Angle ~ There are various types of angles used in Waze mapping.

Please choose the relevant Glossary Term:

See the Junction angle Glossary Term
See the Roundabout angle Glossary Term
See the Turn angle Glossary Term
Also see the Juntion Angle Info Glossary Term

2014-10-12 (A)
Area ~ A "Place Area" is a Waze POI with an associated polygon displayed on the map, as opposed to the "Place Point".

(Not the same as "Points" as used in Points Ranking)

See the Places Glossary Term
Also see the Point Glossary Term
Related entries: Point

2015-02-22 (A)
Area Manager AM An assigned role to help manage and maintain the map of a given geographical area.



See the Area Manager Wiki Page
Also see the Editing Roles Glossary Term
Related entries: Waze AM Layers

2015-02-08 (U)

2014-08-11 (A)

ASR (abbr.) See the Automatic Speech Recognition Glossary Term 2012-08-18 (A)
At-Grade Connectors AGC, Connector Segments that interconnect roads at the same grade elevation.

See the At-grade connectors Wiki Page
2014-10-12 (A)
Automatic Speech Recognition ASR The ability of a smartdevice to convert voice commands into actions on the device.

See the Voice Commands Glossary Term


Related entries: Voice

2012-08-18 (A)
Avatar ~   content for this entry is still in progress  2015-02-23 (A)

Badges ~   content for this entry is still in progress  2015-02-23 (A)
Banks of Servers Server One of the three separate sets of servers (infrastructure) containing Waze mapping and navigation systems. The three are "IL" Israel, "USA" United States of America (this server also includes Canada), and the "ROW" Rest of the World, or simply, "World.

See the Banks of Servers Wiki Page


Related entries: Israel ServerRest of World ServerUSA Server

2015-04-20 (A)
BBCode ~ BBCode is a special implementation of HTML to enhance forum posts. In addition to the standard BBCodes as described in the guide linked below, Waze has added custom BBCodes, including: Table, Hide, and YouTube. The use of the Hide and YouTube codes are obvious when applied from the foum posting toolbar. The Table code however requires additional explanation.

Table code tags: [table] starts a table with borders [tr] starts a row [td] open a cell [/td] closes a cell [/tr] closes a row [/table] closes the table

No other table tags or tag attributes are available. Nested tables are not permitted, and new lines are redered correctly within cells, as all other new lines within the table tags will merely appear above the table.

See the Forum BBCode Guide Waze forum

2015-02-25 (A)
BC (abbr.) See the Best Continuation Glossary Term 2014-09-14 (A)
BDP (abbr.) See the Big Detour Prevention Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Best Continuation BC The segment that Waze determines is what drivers would consider the "no turning path" or "going straight" through the intersection. This segment will get a 'continue' instruction, which is ignored by the client app.

See the Best continuation Wiki Page
2014-09-14 (A)
Best Map Editing Practice Best Practices See the Best map editing practice Wiki Page 2015-03-02 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Best Practices (alias) See the Best Map Editing Practice Glossary Term 2015-03-02 (A)
Beta ~ Typically the last software version before being released to the publc as a production version.

See the Beta Testers Glossary Term
Also see the Beta Wikipedia


Related entries: Descartes

2015-01-30 (A)
Beta Testers ~ See the Roles and responsibilities Wiki Page


Related entries: BetaCenter Code

2015-02-25 (A)
BGS (abbr.) See the Big Green Sign Glossary Term 2015-03-25 (A)
Big Detour Prevention BDP A system designed to prevent routing off, and then back on to the same Freeway/Highway for a small savings in time.

See the Detour Prevention Mechanisms Wiki Page
Also see the Small Detour Prevention Glossary Term


Related entries: Small Detour Prevention

2015-01-30 (A)
Big Green Sign BGS A Big Green Sign is the US standard road signage for exits and other information.

Also see the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices Glossary Term
2012-08-18 (A)
Big List (alias) See the Abbreviations Glossary Term 2015-02-23 (A)
Blog ~ The Waze Blog

See the Waze Blog Waze Blog
2015-01-30 (A)
BM (abbr.) See the Bookmarklets Glossary Term 2014-10-11 (A)
Bonus Candies (alias) See the Bonus points and road goodies Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Bonus points and road goodies Bonus Candies, Candies, Goodies, Road Goodies Special items that appear on the Waze client app map to achive bonus points. Drive over them to collect the assciated points. These may be candy shaped, or other special shapes for various occaasions.

See the Road candies Wiki Page
2015-02-10 (A)
Bookmark (alias) Place markers in your web browser store the link to websites. Scripts can be inserted instead of URLs to create Bookmarklets. 2015-01-30 (A)
Bookmarklets BM, Bookmark A Javascript stored as a web browser bookmark.

See the Bookmarklets Wiki Page
2014-10-11 (A)
BugZilla ~ A third party "Defect Tracking System" or "Bug-Tracking System" previously used by Waze. Use of Bugzilla by Waze has been discontiued.

The archived previous usage of Bugzilla Wiki Page
2015-01-30 (A)
Bulb (alias) See the Loon Glossary Term 2015-04-01 (A)
Bulb-out (alias) See the Loon Glossary Term 2015-04-01 (A)

Camera Watch List CWL Term used within the URO+ script extension. 2015-01-30 (A)
Candies (alias) See the Bonus points and road goodies Glossary Term 2013-05-11 (A)
CAR (abbr.) See the Community Action Request Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Car Pool Lane Express Lane, HOV Lane, Transit Lane A lane restricted to use exclusively by vehicles carrying the minimum number of paasengers to meet the local HOV regulation.

See the Carpool, HOV, Transit lanes Wiki Page


Related entries: High Occupancy TollHigh Occupancy Vehicle

2013-03-12 (A)
Carriageway ~ UK English term for Highway.

Also see the Dual Carriageway Glossary Term
2015-01-30 (A)
Cartouche ~ Name of Waze map editor system prior to the Waze Map Editor.

See the Waze Map Editor Glossary Term


Related entries: Descartes

2015-01-30 (A)
CAV (abbr.) See the Clean Air Vehicle Glossary Term 2015-04-20 (A)
CC (abbr.) See the Connected Citizens Program Glossary Term
See the Center Code Glossary Term
2015-02-22 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

CCP (abbr.) See the Connected Citizens Program Glossary Term 2015-02-22 (A)
CDP (abbr.) See the Census Designated Place Glossary Term 2013-09-10 (A)
Census Designated Place CDP A United States Census Bureau term for a concentration of population that lack a separate municipal government, but otherwise resemble incorporated places. It is sometimes added to a city name with that classification if there are multiple cities in the same state with that name.

See the CDP Wikipedia
2013-09-10 (A)
Center Code CC Third party Beta Test Management Solutions used by Waze

See the Waze CenterCode.com External page
Also see the Beta Testers Glossary Term
2015-01-30 (A)
Central Reservation ~ Term commonly used in Britan for the strip of land or barrier (median) separating a Dual Carriageway (divided highway).

See the Median Glossary Term
Also see the Dual Carriageway Glossary Term
2015-04-20 (U)

2010-10-11 (A)

CFI (abbr.) See the Continuous Flow Intersection Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
CH (abbr.) See the WME Color Highlighter Glossary Term 2013-06-03 (A)
Champ ~ See the Community Roles Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Chat (alias) See the WME Chat Glossary Term
See the Map Chat Glossary Term
2015-02-26 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

City Smudge (alias) See the Smudged City Glossary Term 2015-02-24 (A)
Clean Air Vehicle ~ Term commonly used by the California DMV for vehicles that qualify to use their HOV lanes.

See the DMV.CA External page
Also see the High Occupancy Vehicle Glossary Term
2015-04-20 (A)
Client ~   content for this entry is still in progress  2015-01-30 (A)
Cloud (abbr.)   content for this entry is still in progress  2015-04-20 (A)
Cloud Storage Cloud General term used to describe various types of services to store data. See below for some services typically used by Waze users.

See the Cloud Storage Wikipedia


Related entries: DropboxGoogle Drive

2015-04-20 (A)
CM (abbr.) See the Country Manager Glossary Term
See the Community Manager Glossary Term
2015-02-20 (U)

2014-12-07 (A)

Codes (alias) See the Search Codes Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Community Action Request CAR   content for this entry is still in progress  2015-01-30 (A)
Community Forum Forum, Waze Forum   content for this entry is still in progress  2015-01-30 (A)
Community Manager CM A Waze employee assigned as a liason between Waze staff and the leadership of a local editing community. Usually assigned to an entire country or region of countries.

See the Community Roles Glossary Term
2015-01-30 (A)
Community Roles ~ Roles, Champ, CM, GC, LC, RC, SM

See the Roles and responsibilities Wiki Page
Also see the Roles Glossary Term


Related entries: ChampCommunity ManagerCoordinatorCountry CoordinatorGlobal ChampLocal ChampMentorRegional CoordinatorState Manager

2015-01-30 (A)
Community Wiki (alias) See the Waze Wiki Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Connected Citizens (alias) See the Connected Citizens Program Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Connected Citizens NYC Meet-Up. W10 The W10 are the first 10 international cities, United States Departments of Transportation (DOTs), and municipal organizations whom Waze has empowered to serve their citizens in the Connected Citizens program.

See the Connected Citizens Program Glossary Term
Also see the PR Newswire article External page
2015-01-30 (A)
Connected Citizens Program CC, CCP, Connected Citizens The Waze Connected Citizens Program



See the Connected Citizens Program Wiki Page
Also see the Connected Citizens Waze Blog
Related entries: Connected Citizens NYC Meet-Up.

2015-03-17 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Connectivity Score ~ A number used to define how well the map of region is developed. Measured by Waze staff, the higher the percentage, the better. It rates how well roads are interconnected, when searcching for routes to and from various points in the region. 2015-02-24 (A)
Connector (alias) See the At-Grade Connectors Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Connector ~   content for this entry is still in progress  2015-01-30 (A)
Continuous Flow Intersection CFI A general category type of intersectiion

See the Displaced Left Turn Glossary Term
Also see the Continuous Flow Intersection Wikipedia
2015-01-30 (A)
Cookie Munching Cookies Cookies are the dots on unconfirmed roads (sometimes called pacman roads). Cookie munching (or road munching) is driving over such roads, and earns points. It also confirms the road is drive-able for the Waze server.

See the Points Wiki Page
See the What are those dots ... ? FAQ Wiki Page


Related entries: Road MunchingPacman RoadsMunching

2010-10-11 (A)
Coordinator ~ Coordinators are experts who coordinate between the local community and Waze Team, as community ambassadors. Usually Champs.

See the Coordinators Wiki Page
See the Community Roles Glossary Term
Also see Regional Coordinator Glossary Term


Related entries: Country Coordinator

2015-01-30 (A)
Country Coordinator CC This is an uncommon term sometimes used to refer to Coordinators.

See the Community Roles Glossary Term
See the Coordinator Glossary Term


Related entries: Regional Coordinator

2015-01-30 (A)
Country Manager CM An assigned role to help manage and maintain the map of an entire country.

See the Country Manager Wiki Page
Also see the Editing Roles Glossary Term
2015-02-14 (U)

2014-12-07 (A)

Crowd Source ~   content for this entry is still in progress  2015-01-30 (A)
Cul-de-sac ~   content for this entry is still in progress  2015-01-30 (A)
Curve Point (alias) As used in the Waze Map Editor Guide Full Clip Video. Term not commonly used otherwise.

See the Geometry Node Glossary Term
Also see the Waze Map Editor Guide Full Clip Video External page
2015-01-30 (A)
Cut ~ To separate a single segment into two smallaer segments, by adding a junction node along the segment.

See the Cut a segment Wiki Page


Related entries: Split

2015-03-22 (A)
CWL (abbr.) See the Camera Watch List Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)

DAB (abbr.) See the Disambigution Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Dashboard ~ See the Dashboard Wiki Page 2015-01-30 (A)
Data Base DB   content for this entry is still in progress  2015-01-30 (A)
Data Waze datawaze See the Data Waze Waze Blog 2015-02-24 (A)
datawaze (alias)   content for this entry is still in progress  2015-02-24 (A)
DB (abbr.) See the Data Base Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
DB (abbr.) See the Dashboard Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
DB (abbr.) See the Dropbox Glossary Term 2015-02-23 (A)
Dead End Loops ~   content for this entry is still in progress  2015-01-30 (A)
Dead End Node ~ This is an Endpoint Node found at the end of a segment with no other segment connected to its end. When the other endpoint node of the segment is connected to one or more other segments.

A Dead End Node should be visible at the end of a dead-end road, and should be corrected if not visible.

See the End Point Node Glossary Term
Also see the Node Glossary Term
Also see the Fixing Dead End Nodes Wiki Page
Related entries: Junction

2012-08-18 (A)
Department of Transportation DOT A governmmental agency in various jurisdictions responsible for transportation.

See the Department of Transportation Wikipedia
Also see the U.S. DOT Wikipedia
2015-04-20 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Descartes ~ Working name for the previous Cartouche map editing system beta versions. (The term can still seen in the certain Waze URLs.)

See the Cartouche Glossary Term
Also see the Beta Glossary Term
2015-04-09 (A)
Destination ~ Destination point for a driving route, with the origin being the starting point.

(This term may later be combined with "Ending Point".)

See the Ending Point Glossary Term
Also see the Origin Glossary Term

2015-04-01 (A)
Detour Prevention Mechanism ~   content for this entry is still in progress  2015-01-30 (A)
Directionality ~ Whether a segment is set to allow routing traffic across it in one-way, two-way or Unknown. For one-way you mus specify if it is in the direction strting from the "A" node to the "B" node, or vice versa.

See the Creating and editing road segments Wiki Page
2010-09-16 (A)
Dirt Road DR  Dirt Road  is a road type in Waze, typically used to represent any dirt roads. The Road Types entry lists all the road types in order.
For more information on Dirt Road / 4X4 Trail select USA or other countries.

See the Road Types Glossary Term
2015-02-15 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Disambigution DAB   content for this entry is still in progress  2015-01-30 (A)
Displaced Left Turn DLT At specfic type of a Continuous Flow Intersection.

See the Displaced Left Turn Wiki Page
The [Continuous Flow Intersection] Glossary Term links here
Also see the Continuous Flow Intersection Wikipedia


Related entries: Continuous Flow Intersection

2015-01-30 (A)
Divide Dividing The method to convert a single two-way segment, into two parallel one-way segments in opposite directions.

See the Dividing a two-way road Wiki Page


Related entries: Divided HighwaySplit

2015-03-22 (A)
Divided Highway Dual Carriageway A road or highway in which the two directions of traffic are separated by a barrier, strip of land, or other obstruction (known as a median or central reservation). In Waze, such roads may be represented by parallel segments, one for each direction, but this should only be done under certain specific conditions. Dual Carriageway is a common term used for Divided Highway in UK English.

See the Divided road intersections Wiki Page
Also see the Dividing a two-way road Glossary Term
Also see the Un-Dividing a divided highway Glossary Term
Also see the Median Glossary Term


Related entries: Split

2015-03-22 (U)

2010-10-11 (A)

DLT (abbr.) A specific type of Cotinous Flow Intersection.

See the Displaced Left Turn Glossary Term
2015-01-30 (A)
Dogleg ~ A dogleg is a shift in a road. Normally, when Road A meets Road B, both segments of Road A are at the same junction. In a dogleg, they don't match up. To cross road B on Road A, you must turn briefly onto Road B and turn back onto Road A short distance later. It is called a dogleg because it has the characteristic shape of a dog's leg.

A micro-dogleg (mDL), is a technique with a similar appearance to a dogleg, used for altering the angle Waze sees at a junction, which affects turn instructions.

Also see the Micro-dogleg Glossary Term

2015-01-12 (A)
DOT (abbr.) See the Department of Transportation Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Down-Lock ~ Term used to descibe the process of adjusting the Segment Lock level in WME down to match the Rank of an editor to allow them to edit the segment(s).

See the Segment Lock Glossary Term
Also see the Up-Lock Glossary Term


Related entries: Up-Lock

2015-02-25 (A)
DR (abbr.) "Dr" is also used as an abbreviaion for "Drive" and "Dr." for "Doctor" in segment naming.

See the Dirt Road Glossary Term
2015-01-30 (A)
Drive (alias) See the Google Drive Glossary Term 2015-02-23 (A)
Driven Area ~ Also see the Editable Area Glossary Term


Related entries: Editable Area

2015-01-30 (A)
Drives ~ See the Road Types Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Drives Tab Enhancer DTE   content for this entry is still in progress  2015-01-30 (A)
Dropbox DB A cloud based storage service used for file sharing.

See the DropBox External page
Also see the Cloud Storage Glossary Term
2015-04-20 (U)

2015-02-23 (A)

DTE (abbr.) See the Drives Tab Enhancer Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Dual Carriageway (alias) A British English term for a Divided Highway.

See the Divided Highway Glossary Term


Related entries: CarriagewayCentral Reservation

2010-10-11 (A)
Duplicate Cities ~   content for this entry is still in progress  2015-01-30 (A)

Editable Area ~ The entire area within which you area able to edit items in the Waze Map Editor. This includes your driven, and managed areas.

Also a WME Layer which highlights this area on the map. The WME "Editable Area" Layer does not however highlight the entire country if you are a Country Manager.

See the Editable Area Wiki Page
Also see the Driven Area Glossary Term
Also see the Managed Area Glossary Term
Related entries: Driven Area

2015-04-16 (U)

2013-01-23 (A)

Editing Roles ~ These are assigned roles given to users who request them, and show they are qualified. They exist to enable users to help manage and maintain the map.

See the Roles and responsibilities Wiki Page
Also see the Roles and responsibilities Glossary Term


Related entries: Area ManagerCountry Manager

2015-02-15 (A)
Elevation Level The vertical position of a road relative to other roads it crosses, starting from ground level.

See the Road elevation Wiki Page
Also see the Level (disambiguation) Wiki Page


Related entries: Grade

2015-01-30 (A)
End Point Node ~ An End Point Node (AKA end node) is found at both ends of a segment. Its' appearance is emphasized after selecting a segment while in WME. When joined to other endpoint nodes it creates a junction.

See the Node Glossary Term
Also see the Junction Glossary Term


Related entries: Dead End Node

2013-05-06 (A)
Ending Point ~ Destination point for a driving route, with the origin being the starting point.

(This term may later be combined with "Destination".)
Related entries: OriginDestinationStarting Point

2015-04-01 (A)
ERL (abbr.) See the Experimental Road Layer Glossary Term 2015-04-17 (A)
Estimated Time of Arrival ETA   content for this entry is still in progress  2015-01-30 (A)
ETA (abbr.) See the Estimated Time of Arrival Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Event ~   content for this entry is still in progress  2015-01-30 (A)
Events ~   content for this entry is still in progress  2015-04-01 (A)
Experimental Road Layer ERL A new layer in the WME with updated graphic display of the roads. It is eventually planned to replace the existing road layer.

See the announcement Waze forum
2015-04-17 (A)
Expert (alias) See the Waze Expert Glossary Term 2015-02-26 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Express Lane (alias) See the Car Pool Lane Glossary Term 2012-08-18 (A)
Extension ~ Usually refers to a browser extension script 2015-01-30 (A)

FAQ (abbr.) See the Frequently Asked Questions Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
FC (abbr.)   content for this entry is still in progress  2015-01-30 (A)
FE (abbr.) See the Ferry Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Federal Highway Administration FHWA The Federal Highway Administration is an agency within the U.S. Department of Transportation that supports State and local governments in the design, construction, and maintenance of the Nation’s highway system (Federal Aid Highway Program) and various federally and tribal owned lands (Federal Lands Highway Program).

See the FHWA External page
Also see the previous FHWA names Wikipedia


Related entries: Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices

2015-01-30 (A)
Feed The Waze ~ A Waze User created project for adding long-term traffic events (like roadworks) to the Waze map.

See the Feed The Waze External page
2015-02-23 (A)
Ferry FE   Ferry  is a road type in Waze used to represent ferry routes which can be taken with a vehicle.
For more information on Ferry select USA or other countries.

See Road Types Glossary Term
2015-01-30 (A)
FHWA (abbr.) See the Federal Highway Administration Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
FM (abbr.) See the Formal Mentoring Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Fork ~ A point in a road where the road diverges to separate roads. This is common where a new Freeway diverges off an existing freeway, and also where a frontage road (aka service road) starts off of a main road.

This is the MUTCD definition of "Split", and has been refered to as a "split in the road" in the past. However use of the word "split" has been ddepracated in the Waze vernacular.

See the Freeway forks Wiki Page
Also see the MUTCD Glossary Term
Related entries: Split

2015-03-22 (A)
Formal Mentoring FM The process of rapidly advancing editors skills and knowledge through an assigned mentor, in a formal arrangement with set expectations and time limits.

See the Formal Mentoring Wiki Page


Related entries: MentorMentoring

2015-01-30 (A)
Forms ~ See the Forms Wiki Page 2015-01-30 (A)
Forum (alias) See the Community Forum Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Freeway FW, Fwy, Motorway Motorway; the major road system in your country.
  Freeway  is the highest of the road types in the Waze hierarchy. The Road Types entry lists all the road types in order.
For more information on Freeway select USA or other countries.

See the Road Types Glossary Term
2010-09-15 (A)
Frequently Asked Questions FAQ See the [[1]] Wiki Page 2015-04-20 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Frontage Road ~   content for this entry is still in progress  2015-02-23 (A)
Functional Classifiction FC   content for this entry is still in progress  2015-01-30 (A)
FW (abbr.) See the Freeway Glossary Term 2010-09-15 (A)
Fwy (abbr.) See the Freeway Glossary Term 2015-02-26 (A)
g (abbr.) See the Google Streetview Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)

GC (abbr.) See the Global Champ Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Geo-node (alias) See the Geometry Node Glossary Term 2012-08-17 (A)
Geo-Ops ~   content for this entry is still in progress  2015-02-21 (A)
Geographic Information System GIS Commonly used by various governmental entities such as county auditors to provide parcel information along with maps.

See the Geographic Information System Wikipedia
2015-01-30 (A)
Geometry ~ The layout or shape of a segment, or place area. Each road is made up of one or more segments. Segments, and Place Areas are made up of one or more straight line sections. These sections can be short, effectively allowing curves to be created in a segment. See Editing existing roads for more information.

See the Adjusting road geometry (nodes) Wiki Page
See the Area Place Wiki Page


Related entries: Geometry Handle

2010-09-15 (A)
Geometry Handle Handle Any object that can be used to adjust the geometry of a segment or node placement.

See the Inter-geometry node Glossary Term
Also see the Geometry Glossary Term
2015-01-30 (A)
Geometry Node Geo-node, Geonode, Curve Point
Segments Nodes Junctions.png
Segment geometry node
Landmark geometry node
When editing a segment or Area Place, large white circles appear where the segment changes direction ultimately altering its shape. Click and drag them individually to alter the geometry of the segment or landmark. Press the d key while the mouse is hovered over them to delete the geometry node. Alternately hold the d key and then move the mouse over the nodes you want to delete.
Segment intergeometry node.png
Landmark intergeometry node.png
The smaller white circles between the geometry nodes are "inter"-geometry nodes. When you click and drag an inter-geometry node, it becomes a larger geometry node and two more inter-geometry nodes appear halfway between each side again.

See the Node Glossary Term
See the Editing existing roads Wiki Page


Related entries: Inter-geometry node

2012-08-17 (A)
Geonode (alias) See the Geometry Node Glossary Term 2012-08-17 (A)
GHO (abbr.) See the Google Hangouts Glossary Term 2015-02-26 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

GIS (abbr.) See the Geographic Information System Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Global Champ GC, Waze Global Champ An editor selected by Waze management to be part of the world community leadership of Waze. These are editors that show long standing contributions to the entire global Waze community.

See the Global Champs Wiki Page
Also see the Community Roles Glossary Term
2015-03-04 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Global Positioning System GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite based system used by navigation devices to locate the device anywhere on the globe. Applications like Waze use this information to provide turn-by-turn information.

See the GPS (disambiguation) Wiki Page
2014-02-17 (A)
GLR (abbr.) See the Great Lakes Region Glossary Term 2015-03-25 (A)
GM (abbr.) See the Greasemonkey Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
GMAP (abbr.) See the Google Maps Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
GMM (abbr.) See the Google Map Maker Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Goodies (alias) See the Bonus points and road goodies Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Google Drive Drive A cloud based storage service used for file sharing.

Also see the Cloud Storage Glossary Term
2015-04-20 (U)

2015-02-23 (A)

Google Forms ~ A Google product often used for Waze projects in conjunction with Google Sheets

See the Google Forms External page
Also see the Google Sheets Glossary Term
2015-04-20 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Google Hangouts GHO, Hangout, HO, HoG   content for this entry is still in progress  2015-01-30 (A)
Google Map Maker GMM The map editor used to modify Google Maps.

See the Google Map Maker External page
2015-04-20 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Google Maps GMAP   content for this entry is still in progress  2015-01-30 (A)
Google Sheets ~ A Google product often used for Waze projects.

See the Google Sheets External page


Related entries: Google Forms

2015-04-20 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Google Streetview SV, GSV, Street View Google Maps provides the ability to see local roads from the driver's perspective using the Map Editor Interface and Controls Street View.

See the Streetview Wiki Page


Related entries: Waze Streetview

2015-04-20 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Gore (alias) See the Gore Point Glossary Term 2015-02-26 (A)
Gore Point Gore A small triangular piece of land. The (typically) grassy area where the exit sign is placed. It also describes the area of land where the ramp merges with the highway. 2015-02-26 (U)

2014-11-02 (A)

GPS (abbr.) See the Global Positioning System Glossary Term 2014-02-17 (A)
Grade ~ The elevation of a road with respect to surrounding roads. So a road would normally be at-grade - ground level.. A road going underneath in a tunnel would be below grade. A road going over would be above grade. At complicated junctions such as freeway interchanges there can be many grade levels.

In WME on a flat map we assign Elevations to show that while the roads cross, they do not connect because they are at different heights (or grades). Ground level = "Ground", below grade = a negative elevation, above grade = a positive elevation.

See the Road elevation Wiki Page
See the At-grade connectors Wiki Page
Also see the Interchange Style Guide Wiki Page
Also see the Elevation Glossary Term

2015-04-16 (U)

2010-09-15 (A)

Greasemonkey GM See the Community Plugins, Extensions and Tools Glossary Term
Also see the Tampermonkey Glossary Term


Related entries: Tampermonkey

2015-01-30 (A)
Great Lakes Region GLR One of the regions the USA is broken into. It includes the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

See the Great Lakes Wiki Page
2015-03-25 (A)
Groups ~   content for this entry is still in progress  2015-01-30 (A)

Hall of Fame HoF A scoreboard showing the editors with the most editing achievements in a project. These area posted after each MapRaid.

See the MapRaid Hall of Fame Wiki Page
2015-04-17 (A)
Handle (alias) See the Geometry Handle Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Hangouts (alias) See the Google Hangouts Glossary Term 2015-02-26 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Hazardous Materials HM 2015-04-09 15h48 54.png MUTCD - Hazardous Materials sign examples.

See the MUTCD - Hazardous Materials External page
2015-04-09 (A)
HC (abbr.) See the Help Center Glossary Term 2015-02-25 (A)
Help (alias) See the Help Center Glossary Term 2015-02-26 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Help Center HC, Help, Support An interactive help site with FAQs, common support topics, tutorials, and the ability to submit support requests directly to Waze staff. This site is maintained by Waze staff.

See the Support Waze Help Center article


Related entries: nanoRep

2015-02-25 (U)

2015-02-25 (A)

High Occupancy Toll HOT, HOT Lane A lane that permits single passenger vehicles who choose to pay a toll to take advantage of an HOV lane that generally moves faster than the other lanes in the same direction.

See the Car Pool Lane Glossary Term
2015-02-27 (U)

2014-08-11 (A)

High Occupancy Vehicle HOV A vehicle with a minimum number of passangers, at least two. Local regulations can specify HOV to mean at least two, three, or four passenger in the vehicle. Vehicles meeting these specifications may be entitled to special privileges.

See the Car Pool Lane Glossary Term


Related entries: Clean Air Vehicle

2010-09-16 (A)
HM (abbr.) See the Hazardous Materials Glossary Term 2015-04-09 (A)
HN (abbr.) See the House Numbers Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
HO (abbr.) Less dersireable abbreviation for Google Hangouts.

See the Google Hangouts Glossary Term
2015-02-26 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

HoF (abbr.) See the Hall of Fame Glossary Term 2015-04-17 (A)
HoGs (abbr.) Humorous abbreviaion occasionally used for "Hangout Groups".

See the Google Hangouts Glossary Term
2015-02-26 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

HOT (abbr.) See the High Occupancy Toll Glossary Term 2014-08-11 (A)
HOT Lane (alias) See the High Occupancy Toll Glossary Term 2014-08-11 (A)
House Numbers HN See the House_Numbers_in_WME Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
HOV (abbr.) See the High Occupancy Vehicle Glossary Term 2010-09-16 (A)
HOV Lane (alias) See the Car Pool Lane Glossary Term 2014-08-11 (A)

ID (abbr.) See the Identifier Glossary Term 2015-04-20 (A)
IGN (abbr.) See the IGN Editors Glossary Term
Also see the Inter-geometry node Glossary Term
2013-03-11 (A)
IGN Editors IGN Editors contracted by Waze to make updates to the map. (Not to be confused with inter-geometry node.)

See the IGN Wiki Page
Also see the Inter-geometry node Glossary Term
2013-03-11 (A)
IL (abbr.) The two letter abbreviation used for both the country of Israel and the U.S. State of Illinois, and name of the Waze Israel Sever.

See the Israel Server Glossary Term
Also see the Illinois USPS code Glossary Term
2014-05-17 (A)
Illinois USPS code IL IL is the USPS postal code for the state of Illinois. It is easily confused with the Waze abbreviation for the Waze Israel Server.

(This term is only included in glossary to compare with "IL" for Israel.)

Also see the Israel Server Glossary Term
Also see the United States Postal Service Glossary Term

2015-02-21 (A)
IM (abbr.) See the Informal Mentoring Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Indentifer ID "ID:" is used within Permalinks to identify various objects within WME with a number including, Cameras (unknown), Nodes (nodes=), Places (venues=), PURs (unknown), Segments (segments=), URs (mapUdateRequest=) Some ids are also visible in the left WME panel.

See the Permalink Glossary Term
2015-02-25 (A)
Informal Mentoring IM The process of helping editors advance their knowledge and skills as questions or issues arise, without any preexisting arrangement or expectations. This can be performed by anyone.


Related entries: Mentoring

2015-01-30 (A)
Inter-geometry node ~
Segment intergeometry node.png
Landmark intergeometry node.png
A "grab handle" that allows you to create a new geometry node. When you drag an inter-geometry node, it bends the segment at that point; when you release it, the inter-geometry node will become a new geometry node.

Inter-geometry nodes appear on road segments and area places (previously landmarks). They will only appear when the segment/place is selected and the mouse is hovering over it. They appear midway between each existing pair of adjacent geometry nodes, allowing you to bend the shape midway between existing bends. In the case of segments, they also appear midway between the endpoints and the first existing geometry node, or, if there are no existing geometry nodes, midway in the segment.

See the Geometry Node Glossary Term
See the Node Glossary Term
Related entries: Geometry HandleIGN Editors

2014-07-29 (A)
Interactive junction instruction algorithm ~ A clickable interactive guide to determine what instruction, if any, will be given at the junction between any 2 segments.

See the Interactive junction instruction algorithm Wiki Page
2015-04-01 (A)
International Intl Commonly used in Waze to refer to the ROW server infrastructure and location.

See the Rest Of World Glossary Term
Also see the Banks of Servers Wiki Page
2012-10-04 (A)
Internet Relay Chat IRC   content for this entry is still in progress  2015-01-30 (A)
IRC (abbr.) See the Internet Relay Chat Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Island (alias) See the Median Glossary Term 2015-02-27 (A)
ISO-8601 ISO-8601 See the ISO-8601 Wikipedia
Also see the Time preference profile settings for forum Waze forum
Also see the Time preference profile settings for Wiki Wiki Page
2015-01-30 (A)
Israel Server IL The server named "IL" (the ISO code) for Israel is one of the three separate Bank of Servers (infrastructure) containing Waze mapping and navigation systems.

See the Banks of Servers Glossary Term


Related entries: Illinois USPS code

2014-05-17 (A)

JAI (abbr.) See the Junction Angle Info Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
JB (abbr.) See the Junction Box Glossary Term 2015-02-26 (A)
JNF (abbr.) See the Junction Node Fixer Glossary Term 2015-03-18 (A)
JSG ~ See the Junction Style Guide Glossary Term 2015-03-18 (A)
Jturn ~   content for this entry is still in progress  2015-02-23 (A)
Jughandle ~ Also see the Jughandle Wikipedia 2015-02-26 (A)
Junction Junction Node, Junction Point
Segments Nodes Junctions.png
Junction normal.png
The point where two or more road segments connect at their ends. It is sometimes called a 'junction node' or 'junction point', but should not be confused with other types of nodes.

Junctions look different depending on the situation:
Junction selected.png Selected and editable segment junction
Junction uneditable.png Selected and uneditable segment junction (no permissions to change due to locks)
Junction unsaved.png Changed, unsaved junction

A node should be visible at the end of a dead end road, and should be corrected if not visible.

See the Junction Style Guide Wiki Page
Also see the Nodes Glossary Term
Also see Dead End Node Glossary Term


Related entries: End Point Node

2015-02-08 (U)

2010-09-16 (A)

Junction angle ~ The measured angle between any two segments connected at a junction.

Also see the Junction Angle Info Glossary Term


Related entries: Angle

2015-02-08 (U)

2014-09-02 (A)

Junction Angle Angle The measured angle between any two segments connected at a junction.

See the Junction Style Guide/Controlling turn instructions Wiki Page


Related entries: Angle

2015-02-08 (U) (U)

2014-09-02 (A)

Junction Angle Info JAI A browser extension script which displays Junction Angles or Turn Angles in WME. It can also estimate what a turn instruction will be for a given turn.

See the WME Junction Angle Info Wiki Page


Related entries: AngleJunction angleTurn angle

2015-02-08 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Junction Box ~ Temporarily named Big Junctions in the following blog article that describes the concept.

See the Big Junctions Waze Blog
2015-02-26 (A)
Junction Node (alias) See the Junction Glossary Term 2015-02-08 (A)
Junction Node Fixer JNF   content for this entry is still in progress  2015-01-30 (A)
Junction Point (alias) See the Junction Glossary Term 2015-02-08 (A)
Junction Style Guide JSG   content for this entry is still in progress 


Related entries: JSG

2015-01-30 (A)

Landmark (alias) The previously used term "Landmarks" has been deprecated in favor of the term "Places".

See the Places Glossary Term
2015-01-30 (A)
LC (abbr.) See the Local Champ Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Level (alias) The disambiguation page lists other deprecated uses.

See the Elevation Glossary Term
Also see the Level (disambiguation) Wiki Page
2013-10-17 (A)
Live Map LM   content for this entry is still in progress  2015-01-30 (A)
Live Map UR Overlay LMUR   content for this entry is still in progress  2015-01-30 (A)
LM (abbr.) See the Live Map Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Local Champ LC, Waze Local Champ An editor selected by Waze management or the local community leadership to join the local community leadership of a specific country. These are editors that show long standing contributions to the Waze community for their country.

See the Local Champs Wiki Page
Also see the Community Roles Glossary Term
2015-03-04 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Lock ~ See the Segment Lock Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Loon Bulb, Bulb-out A widened section of road to accomodate a U-Turn type of intersection, as used in many types of Alternative Intersection types including Michigan Left Turns, a type of Median U-Turn Intersection.

(Links are pending additional entry edits)

Also see the Alternative Intersections Glossary Term

2015-04-01 (A)
Loops ~   content for this entry is still in progress  2015-01-30 (A)

Major Events (alias) See the Major Traffic Events Glossary Term 2015-03-16 (A)
Major Highway MH   Major Highway  is one of three highway types used in Waze. The Road Types entry lists all the road types in order.
For more information on Major Highway select USA or other countries.
Note that when abbreviated to MH, the "M" must be capitalized to differentiate from "mH - Minor Highway".

See the Road Types Glossary Term
2014-08-11 (A)
Major Traffic Events MTE, Major Events See the Major Traffic Events Wiki Page 2015-03-16 (A)
Managed Area ~   content for this entry is still in progress 


Related entries: Editable Area

2015-01-30 (A)
Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices MUTCD National source of road, sign, and abbreviation guidelines, published by the Federal Highway Administration

Individual states often have their own guidelines expaned from the MUTCD.

See the MUTCD External page
Also see the FHWA Glossary Term
Related entries: Big Green Sign

2015-01-30 (A)
Map Chat Chat   content for this entry is still in progress  2015-02-23 (A)
Map Issue ~ A button on the Waze client app Report menu to indicate there is a problem with the map by means of an Update Request.




See the Create a report Waze Help Center article
Related entries: Update Request

2013-02-25 (A)
Map Problem MP An automated report from the Waze servers that identifies a possible problem with the map. See Map problem for more information.

See the Map Problem Wiki Page
2014-08-11 (A)
Map Protection ~ Methods to protect and uphold the quality of the Waze map from both intentional and unintentional harm.

See the Map Protection Wiki Page


Related entries: ThrottlingRegression Checker

2015-02-09 (A)
Map Team (alias) See the Map Team Glossary Term 2015-02-21 (A)
Map Tile Tile The Waze map is divided into a grid using 1km-square areas which are called tiles or map tiles. Changes to the map are processed on a per-tile basis. Changes to any part of a map tile causes Waze to mark the tile as changed and it will be rebuilt in the next map update cycle.

See the Map tiles Wiki Page
2012-02-08 (A)
Map-A-Thon ~ See the [] Waze Blog 2015-02-24 (A)
MapRaid MR, Raid A collaborative effort by many editors update the mapin a defined area. A MapRaid may focus on different aspects of the map.

See the MapRaid Wiki Page


Related entries: Raid Leader

2014-11-10 (A)
mDL (abbr.) See the Micro-dogleg Glossary Term 2015-04-15 (A)
Median Median Barrier, Median Divider Island, Median Strip, Island Strip of land or barrier separating a Divided Highway. This is known as a Central Reservation in Britan.

See the Median strip Wikipedia


Related entries: Central ReservationDivided Highway

2015-02-27 (U)

2010-10-11 (A)

Median Barrier (alias)   content for this entry is still in progress  2010-10-11 (A)
Median Barrier (alias) See the Median Glossary Term 2010-10-11 (A)
Median Divider Island (alias) See the Median Glossary Term 2015-02-27 (A)
Median Strip (alias) See the Median Glossary Term 2015-02-27 (A)
Median U-Turn Intersection MUTI   content for this entry is still in progress 


Related entries: Michigan Left Turn

2015-01-30 (A)
MediaWiki ~   content for this entry is still in progress  2015-01-30 (A)
Mega MapRiad MMR   content for this entry is still in progress  2015-04-01 (A)
Mentor ~ An experienced and knowledgeable editor, assigned the role to teach others, and help them become better editors.

See the Becoming a Mentor Wiki Page
See the Formal Mentoring Glossary Term
See the Community Roles Glossary Term
2015-02-20 (A)
Mentoring ~ Experienced editors passing on their knowledge and skills to others. There are different categories of mentoring.

See the Mentoring Wiki Page
Also see the Formal Mentoring Glossary Term
Also see the Informal Mentoring Glossary Term
2015-01-30 (A)
MH (abbr.) See the Major Highway Glossary Term 2014-08-11 (A)
mH (abbr.) See the Minor Highway Glossary Term 2014-08-11 (A)
Michigan Left Turn MLT A type of Median U-Turn Intersection commonly used in Michigan and adopted by other states.



See the Michigan Left Wiki Page
Also see the Median U-Turn Intersection Glossary Term

2015-04-01 (A)
Micro-dogleg mDL, μDL A one or two geometry nodes at the end of a segment, which change the true angle at which the segment meets its junction, without changing the appearance of the junction. The geometry nodes are very close to the junction, and nearly or completely invisible at the zoom levels available on the client (app). An mDL is frequently used to force "Turn" instructions instead of "Keep/Exit" instructions and vice-versa. They have a shape similar to a dogleg junction.

For example, if the angle at which a local road meets a highway is 20 degrees, Waze will instruct a user turning off the highway to "EXIT RIGHT" (assuming right hand drive countries). If we consider this a 'turnoff' (at grade junction), and not an 'exit', we will want to force Waze to treat it as a 'turn'. By making a tiny crook (the micro-dogleg) at the very start of the local segment, we can have the final piece of the segment meet the highway at 90 degrees, and cause a turn instruction.

See the Junction Style Guide Wiki Page
See the How Waze determines turn / keep / exit maneuvers Glossary Term
Related entries: Dogleg

2015-04-15 (U)

2015-01-12 (A)

Minimum Bounding Box ~ The AMGR tool used by Regional Coordinators reduces irregular multipoint polygons as used for Area Managers, and State Managers to a four point rectangle aligned along longitude and latitude lines using a minimum bounding box formula.

Also see the Waze AM Layers Glossary Term
2015-04-20 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Minor Highway mH   Minor Highway  is one of three highway types used in Waze. The Road Types entry lists all the road types in order.
For more information on Minor Highway select USA or other countries.
Note that when abbreviated to mH, the "m" must not be capitalized to differentiate from "MH - Major Highway".

See the Road Types Glossary Term
2014-08-11 (A)
MLT (abbr.) See the Michigan Left Turn Glossary Term 2015-01-01 (A)
MMR (abbr.) See the Meg MapRaid Glossary Term 2015-04-01 (A)
Moods ~   content for this entry is still in progress  2015-01-30 (A)
Motorway (alias) See the Freeway Glossary Term 2010-09-15 (A)
MP (abbr.) See the Map Problem Glossary Term 2014-08-11 (A)
MR (abbr.) See the MapRaid Glossary Term 2015-02-21 (A)
MTE (abbr.) See the Major Traffic Events Glossary Term 2015-03-16 (A)
Multiuse Lanes ~   content for this entry is still in progress  2015-01-30 (A)
Munching ~ See the Cookie Munching Glossary Term 2010-10-11 (A)
MUTCD (abbr.) See the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices Glossary Term


Related entries: Fork

2015-01-30 (A)
MUTI (abbr.) See the Median U-Turn Intersection Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
My Car ~   content for this entry is still in progress  2015-02-23 (A)
My Waze ~   content for this entry is still in progress  2015-02-23 (A)

NA (abbr.) See the North America Glossary Term 2012-10-04 (A)
NA Server (alias) See the USA Server Glossary Term 2015-04-20 (A)
Name Normalization NN, NormName The process of inspecting all the segment names in an area, correcting common errors, and ensuring they conform to local naming standards. 2015-01-30 (A)
nanoRep ~ As of 18 November 2014 (2014-11-18), Waze has retired the use of nanoRep in favor of a Google product - the Google Help Center.

nanoRep was an automated support system managed by Waze directly. It provided information and basic troubleshooting information on Waze. It was accesible from the web and the Waze client app, with a characteristic "Ask a question..." box. The page has since been removed from the Waze site.

See the Help Center Glossary Term

2015-04-19 (U)

2013-06-01 (A)

National Functional Class NFC   content for this entry is still in progress  2015-01-30 (A)
Navigation Guidance ~   content for this entry is still in progress  2015-02-23 (A)
NFC (abbr.) See the National Functional Class Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
NI (abbr.) See the Not Identified Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
No-Name Segment ~ A segment with no name (the "none" check-box for street name is checked)

See the Interactive junction instruction algorithm Wiki Page
See the Road name inheritance Wiki Page
2015-04-01 (A)
Node ~ There are five different types of nodes:

Center
Related entries: JunctionDead End NodeEnd Point NodeGeometry NodeInter-geometry node

2010-09-16 (A)
NormName (alias) See the Name Normalization Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
North America NA Commonly used to refer to Waze server serving North America

See the USA Server Glossary Term
2012-10-04 (A)
Not Identified NI   content for this entry is still in progress  2015-01-30 (A)
Nuance ® ~ Third party Text to Speech voice products used by Waze.

See the Voices Glossary Term


Related entries: Vocalizer ®

2015-01-30 (A)

Opening Post OP   content for this entry is still in progress  2015-01-30 (A)
Origin ~ Starting point for a driving route, with the destination being the ending point.

(This term may later be combined with "Starting Point".)

See the Starting Point Glossary Term
Also see the Ending Point Glossary Term
Related entries: Destination

2010-09-16 (A)
Overlapping ~ See the [road junction] Wiki Page
See the Interactive junction instruction algorithm, Overlapping segments Wiki Page
2015-04-01 (A)

Pacman Roads ~ Unconfirmed roads marked with dots (cookies) that have not been driven upon since being created or significantly edited in the Waze Map Editor. Driving over these roads earns you points and turns your car icon into a Pacman-type character that "munches the dots".

See the Points Wiki Page
See the Cookie Munching Glossary Term
2010-09-24 (A)
Papyrus ~ Old working name for the Waze Map Editor.

See the Waze Map Editor Glossary Term
2015-01-30 (A)
Parking Lot Road PLR   Parking Lot Road  is a road type used in Waze for the internal roads of parking lots and driveways. Not all internal parking lot roads, and driveways are supposed to be on the map. Not to be confused with the Area Place called Parking Lot.
For more information on Parking Lot Road select USA or other countries.

See the Road Types Glossary Term
2015-02-15 (U)

2013-06-03 (A)

Pathfinder (alias) See the Wayfinder Glossary Term 2012-08-17 (A)
PB (abbr.) See the Pedestrial Boardwalk Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Pedestrial Boardwalk PB   Pedestrian Boardwalk  is a non-routable road type in Waze used to represent paths which should not be driven on, but which the routing server does not see these roads as an option.
For more information on Pedestrian Boardwalks select USA or other countries.

See Road Types Glossary Term
2015-01-30 (A)
Permalink PL A URL aka browser link(http://...) that shows the map with the same view as the user who created the Permalink (PL). Location, zoom, layers, and selected segments will be the same. You can find the icon for the Permalink in the lower right corner of the WME screen (two chains linked together). When the mouse is hovered over the icon, press Control-C to copy the Permalink to the clipboard (or right-click it and choose copy). You can then paste the PL into an e-mail or forum message so others can access what you are seeing.

Note that you should not copy the URL from the browser address bar as a Permalink, as it does not change as you work on the screen. The Permalink icon always has the current Permalink. You can also click the Permalink icon to completely reload your current window without changing the view.

See the Permalink Wiki Page
Also see the Permalink definition External page
Related entries: IndentiferSuper Permalink

2014-08-04 (A)
phpBB ® ~ See the Waze Forum Glossary Term
Also see the [software site] Wiki Page
2015-01-30 (A)
Place Update (alias) See the Place Update Request Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Place Update Request PUR, Place Update A Place Update Request is displayed in WME on its own layer. It is produced either from the client app similar to an Update Request, reported by a user from the requesting a new Place or an update to photo or details of an existing Place which the user doesn't have permision to update. It can also be produced in WME when an editor attempts to modify a Place locked above their rank.

See the Places Glossary Term
2014-10-05 (A)
Places Venue, Landmark Waze's implementation of a POI system. Places can be either an Area or a Point which affects their display on the map, but not any other features.

See the Places Wiki Page


Related entries: Point of InterestPointAreaPointsPlace Update Request

2015-02-22 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

PLR (abbr.) See the Parking Lot Road Glossary Term 2013-06-03 (A)
PM (abbr.) See the Private Message Glossary Term 2013-04-30 (A)
POI (abbr.) See the Point of Interest Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Point ~ A "Place Point" is a Waze POI without associated polygon displayed on the map, as opposed to the "Place Area".

(Not the same as "Points" as used in Points Ranking)

See the Places Glossary Term
Also see the Area Glossary Term
Also see the Points Glossary Term
Related entries: Area

2015-02-22 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Point of Interest POI A specific location of interest, usually with accompanying details. Used by many GPS and mapping softwares for indentifying businesses, etc. on the map.

Waze uses the "Places" for it's implementation of "Points of Interest" in it's maps.

See the Places Glossary Term

2015-01-30 (A)
Points ~ "Points" as used with rank and edits. (not the same as "Point" as used in Area Point)

See the Rank Glossary Term
Also see the Places Glossary Term


Related entries: Point

2015-01-30 (A)
Pothole ~ Also called a kettle or chuckhole, is a type of disruption in the surface of a roadway where a portion of the road material has broken away, leaving a hole. The Waze client allows users to report this.

See the Create a report Waze Help Center article
2012-07-21 (A)
PR (abbr.) See the Private Road Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Primary Street PS   Primary Street  is a road type in Waze, typically used to represent the collector roads in a city. The Road Types entry lists all the road types in order.
For more information on Primary Street select USA or other countries.

See the Road Types Glossary Term
2015-02-15 (U)

2014-08-11 (A)

Private Installations ~ See the Private Installations Wiki Page 2015-01-30 (A)
Private Message PM The Private Messaging system used in the Waze forums or Messages as used in the Waze Client.

See the Private message (forum) Wiki Page
See the Private message (Waze app) Wiki Page
2013-04-30 (A)
Private Road PR   Private Road  is a road type used in Waze for drivable roads which should be mapped, but are not for public use.
For more information on Private Road select USA or other countries.

See Road Types Glossary Term
2015-02-15 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

PS (abbr.) See the Primary Street Glossary Term 2014-08-11 (A)
PUR (abbr.) See the Place Update Request Glossary Term 2014-10-05 (A)

RA (abbr.) See the Roundabout Glossary Term 2015-02-09 (A)
Raid (alias) See the MapRaid Glossary Term 2015-02-21 (A)
Raid Leader RL Editors (usually champs) who create and manage the MapRaids Badge MapRaider.png

Also see the MapRaid Glossary Term
2015-04-17 (A)
Rail Road RR   Railroad  is a non-routable road type in Waze used to represent railroad tracks which are visible from the surface. The routing server does not see these as an option.
For more information on Railroad select USA or other countries.

See the Road Types Glossary Term
2015-01-30 (A)
Ramp Sliproad A freeway entrance or exit; AKA a sliproad. Ramps may be on-ramps or off-ramps. Ramps are used to connect roads at a different grade from the connecting road or freeway, and are handled specially by the Waze routing, and client.
For more information on Ramps select USA or other countries.

See the Road Types Glossary Term
See the Junction Style Guide Wiki Page
2015-02-15 (U)

2010-09-15 (A)

Rank Lock level Generally refers to Map Editing Rank, or road lock ranks. See Level for other related terms.

See the Map Editor Ranks Wiki Page
See the Segment Lock Rank Wiki Page


Related entries: Points

2013-10-17 (A)
RC (abbr.) See the Regional Coordinator Glossary Term
See the Release Candidate Glossary Term
2015-01-30 (A)
RC (abbr.) See the Regional Coordinator Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
RCI (abbr.) See the Reduced Conflict Intersection Glossary Term 2015-04-01 (A)
RCUT (abbr.) See the Restricted Crossing U-Turn Intersection Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Real Time Closures RTC Road closures which are visible on the map, and prevent Waze from routing over the closed segments during the duration the closure is in effect.

See the Real time closures Wiki Page
2015-03-16 (A)
Real Time Search Engine RTSE   content for this entry is still in progress  2015-01-30 (A)
Red Light Camera RLC   content for this entry is still in progress  2015-01-30 (A)
Reduced Conflict Intersection ~ See the RCI External page 2015-04-01 (A)
Regional Coordinator RC Manages an assigned area within a country large enough to require multiple managers.

See the Regional Coordinator Wiki Page
See the Community Roles Glossary Term
Also see the Country Coordinator Glossary Term


Related entries: Release CandidateCoordinator

2015-03-04 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Regional Expert Reviewer RER Google Map Maker editor role.

See the Regional Expert Reviewer External page
2015-04-17 (A)
Regression Checker ~ A specific method of Map Protection.

See the Map Protection Glossary Term
2015-02-09 (A)
Release Candidate RC A version of a program that is nearly ready for release but may still have a few bugs; the status between beta version and release version.

See the Release Candidate Wiktionary
Also see the Release Candidate Wikipedia
Also see Regional Coordinator Glossary Term
2015-01-30 (A)
RER (abbr.) See the Regional Expert Reviewer Glossary Term 2015-04-17 (A)
Rest of World (alias) Waze term to define parts of the world that are not Canada, Israel, or U.S.A. Also used to define the "Rest of the World" Waze server.

See the Rest of World Server Glossary Term


Related entries: International

2015-04-20 (U)

2014-05-17 (A)

Rest of World Server Rest of World, ROTW, World, ROW The server named "ROW" for the "Rest of the World", is one of the three separate Bank of Servers (infrastructure) containing Waze mapping and navigation systems.

See the Banks of Servers Glossary Term
2015-04-20 (A)
Restiction Types ~   content for this entry is still in progress  2015-01-30 (A)
Restricted Crossing U-Turn Intersection ~ See the [2] External page 2015-04-01 (A)
RevCon (abbr.) See the Reverse Connectivity Glossary Term 2013-01-14 (A)
Reverse Connection (alias) See the Reverse Connectivity Glossary Term 2014-01-27 (A)
Reverse Connectivity RevCon, Reverse Connection Reverse connectivity (or reverse connection) is a situation where a hidden turn is allowed going the wrong direction into a one-way street (against traffic), or leading the wrong direction out of a one-way street.

See the Reverse connectivity Wiki Page
2013-01-14 (A)
Reversible Lanes ~   content for this entry is still in progress  2015-01-30 (A)
RL (abbr.) See the Raid Leader Glossary Term 2015-04-17 (A)
RLC (abbr.) See the Red Light Camera Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Road Candies (alias) Small candy shaped icons that appear on the Waze client app. Drive over them to collect the points associated.

See the Bonus points and road goodies Glossary Term
2015-01-30 (A)
Road Goodies (alias) Special items that appear at random locations on the map for special occasions like hoildays.

See the Bonus points and road goodies Glossary Term
2015-01-30 (A)
Road Muching ~   content for this entry is still in progress  2010-10-11 (A)
Road Munching ~ Earning points by driving over roads (distance traveled).

See the Cookie Munching Glossary Term
2010-10-11 (A)
Road Report ~   content for this entry is still in progress  2015-02-23 (A)
Road Types ~ Road types as used in WME, listed by their hierarchy of preference.

Road Type Abbr.
Highways
Freeway FW
Major Highway MH
Minor Highway mH
Ramp Ramp
Streets
Primary Street PS
Street ST
Other - drivable
Dirt road / 4X4 Trail DR
Parking Lot Road PLR
Private Road PR
Ferry FE
Non-driveable
Walking Trail WT
Pedestrian Boardwalk PB
Stairway SW
Railroad RR
Runway/Taxiway RW


See the Road types/USA Wiki Page


Related entries: DrivesFreewayMajor HighwayMinor HighwayRampPrimary StreetStreetDirt RoadParking Lot RoadPrivate RoadFerryWalking TrailPedestrial BoardwalkStairwayRail RoadRunway/Taxiway

2015-02-14 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Roles ~ Roles are assigned to users, and indicate involvment in certain areas of Waze. They can be used to identify a users place in the community leadership hierarchy,a special interest, knowledge, or skills set. There are a number of different roles in Waze.

See the Roles and responsibilities Wiki Page
Also see the Reorganization of the Community: What does my role mean? Waze forum
Also see the Your Rank and Points Wiki Page


Related entries: Community RolesEditing Roles

2015-01-30 (A)
ROTW (abbr.) See the Rest of World Server Glossary Term 2015-02-21 (A)
Roundabout RA   content for this entry is still in progress  2015-02-09 (A)
Roundabout angle ~ The relative position in compass degrees where a segment connects to a roundabout.

See the Roundabout Angle Wiki Page


Related entries: Angle

2015-02-08 (U)

2914-09-02 (A)

Routing Penalties ~   content for this entry is still in progress  2015-01-30 (A)
ROW (abbr.) See the Rest of World Server Glossary Term 2014-05-17 (A)
RR (abbr.) See the Rail Road Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
RTC (abbr.) See the Real Time Closures Glossary Term 2015-03-16 (A)
RTSE (abbr.) See the Real Time Search Engine Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Runway/Taxiway RW, Taxiway   Runway/Taxiway  is a roaf type in Waze which is used for runways and taxiways in airports. Not all runways and taxiways should be included in the map.
For more information on Runway/Taxiway select USA or other countries.

See the Road Types Glossary Term


Related entries: Taxiway

2015-02-11 (A)
RW (abbr.) See the Runway/Taxiway Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)

SB (abbr.) See the Scoreboard Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Scoreboard SB   content for this entry is still in progress  2015-01-30 (A)
SDP (abbr.) See the Small Detour Prevention Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Search Codes Codes Special codes you can search for in the client app, to perform various functions.

See the Search codes Wiki Page
2015-01-30 (A)
Seg (abbr.) See the Segment Glossary Term 2015-02-25 (A)
Segment Seg The basic element of a road or path in WME, a segment is a piece of a road or path. Many segments are connected by junctions to form the roads and make up the map.

See the Create a Road Wiki Page
2015-04-19 (U)

2012-02-07 (A)

Segment Lock ~   content for this entry is still in progress 


Related entries: LockDown-LockUp-Lock

2015-02-25 (A)
Selected Roundabout Segments SRS Selected Roundabout Segments; browser extension for WME 2015-01-30 (A)
Self Connectivity SelfCon A segment that is defined in the Waze database as having a connection, via a junction, back to itself. This can cause routing irregularities, self connectivity is not desirable.

Tools such as the WME Color Highlighter can help identify this situation.

See the WME Color Highlighter Glossary Term

2015-04-19 (U)

2013-01-14 (A)

Self-Management SM   content for this entry is still in progress  2015-01-30 (A)
SelfCon (alias) See the Self Connectivity Glossary Term 2013-01-14 (A)
Server (alias) See the Banks of Servers Glossary Term 2015-04-20 (A)
Simple Segments SimSeg   content for this entry is still in progress  2015-02-09 (A)
Single Point Urban Interchange SPUI   content for this entry is still in progress  2015-01-30 (A)
Slack ~   content for this entry is still in progress  2015-02-21 (A)
Sliproad (alias) See the Ramp Glossary Term 2010-09-15 (A)
SM (abbr.) See the State Manager Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
SM (abbr.) See the Self-Management Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Small Detour Prevention SDP A system designed to prevent convoluted routing in place of a simple left turn.

See the Detour Prevention Mechanisms Wiki Page
Also see the Big Detour Prevention Glossary Term


Related entries: Big Detour Prevention

2015-01-30 (A)
Smudged City City Smudge See the Smudged City Wiki Page 2013-06-01 (A)
Split Split road Split has been used to refer to several very different things, and this has been a source of confusion in the Waze editing community. Its use has therefore been deprecated, and more descriptive terms have been chosen.

In order to avoid confusion, please use these terms when discussing these topics.

  • Fork: A fork in the road; a point where a single road diverges into two directions (previously referred to as a split in the road, or the road splits. This is the MUTCD definition of "split".)
  • Divided: A divided roadway or dual carriageway; a road comprised of two separate one-way roads with a dividing barrier, median or central reservation (previously referred to as split road)
  • Divide, Dividing, Un-Dividing
    • Divide: To convert a two-way road into a divided roadway or dual carriageway on the waze map, by dividing a single two-way road into two adjacent one-way roads (previously referred to as splitting a road or to split a road)
    • Un-Divide: To convert a divided roadway into a single two way road.(previously referred to as un-splitting)
  • Cutting one segment into two shorter segments (previously referred to as splitting)

    See the Fork Glossary Term
    See the Divided Highway Glossary Term
    See the Divide Glossary Term
    Also see the Cut Glossary Term


Related entries: Un-Divide

2015-03-22 (U)

2014-12-10 (A)

SPUI (abbr.) See the Single Point Urban Interchange Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
SRS (abbr.) See the Selected Roundabout Segments Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
ST (abbr.) See the Street Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Stairway SW See the Road Types Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Starting Point ~ Starting point for a driving route, with the destination being the ending point.

(This term may later be combined with "Origin".)

Also see the Ending Point Glossary Term
Related entries: Origin

2015-02-18 (A)
State Manager SM An assigned role to help manage and maintain the map of an entire state in a large country.

See the State Manager Wiki Page
See the Community Roles Glossary Term
2015-01-30 (A)
State Route/Road ~   content for this entry is still in progress  2015-01-30 (A)
Status ~ See the [status.waze.com Waze Status Page] External page 2015-01-30 (A)
Street ST   Street  is the lowest public road type in Waze, typically used to represent the local roads in a city. The Road Types entry lists all the road types in order.
For more information on Street select USA or other countries.

See the Road Types Glossary Term
2015-02-15 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Street View (alias) See the Google Streetview Glossary Term 2014-08-14 (A)
Super Permalink ~ See the Permalink Glossary Term 2015-02-09 (A)
Support (alias) See the Help Center Glossary Term 2015-02-26 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

SV (abbr.) See the Google Streetview Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
SW (abbr.) See the Stairway Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)

Tampermonkey TM See the Community Plugins, Extensions and Tools Glossary Term
Also see the Greasemonkey Glossary Term


Related entries: Greasemonkey

2015-01-30 (A)
Taxiway TW Prefered term is Runway/Taxiway

See the Runway/Taxiway Glossary Term
2015-01-30 (A)
TB (abbr.) See the WME Toolbox Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
TBR (abbr.) See the Time Based Restriction Glossary Term 2015-02-21 (A)
TBSR (abbr.) See the Time Based Segment Restriction Glossary Term 2013-11-04 (A)
TBTR (abbr.) See the Time Based Turn Restriction Glossary Term 2013-11-04 (A)
Teams ~   content for this entry is still in progress  2015-01-30 (A)
Text to Speech TTS Navigation instructions spoken to the driver by the Waze application that includes street names. Some of the Waze "voices" used for navigation support TTS, while others can only speak directions, and cannot speak street names due to their lack of TTS.

Also see the Voice Glossary Term
Also see the Voice Commands Glossary Term
Also see Kevin Hart rescording voices for Waze. External page


Related entries: Voice

2015-01-30 (A)
Throttling ~ A specific method of Map Protection.

See the Map Protection Glossary Term
2015-02-09 (A)
Tile ~   content for this entry is still in progress  2012-02-08 (A)
Time Based ~ See the Time Based Segment Restriction Glossary Term
See the Time Based Turn Restriction Glossary Term
2015-01-30 (A)
Time Based Restriction TBR See the Time Based Segment Restriction Glossary Term
See the Time Based Turn Restriction Glossary Term
2013-03-27 (A)
Time Based Segment Restriction TBSR See the Partial restrictions Wiki Page


Related entries: Time BasedTime Based Restriction

2013-11-04 (A)
Time Based Turn Restriction TBTR See the Partial restrictions Wiki Page


Related entries: Time BasedTime Based Restriction

2013-11-04 (A)
TL (abbr.) See the Traffic Locks Glossary Term 2014-02-06 (A)
TM (abbr.) See the Tampermonkey Glossary Term 2015-02-26 (U)

2015-01-30 (A)

Toolbox (alias) See the WME Toolbox Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
TR (abbr.) See the Turn Restriction Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Traffic Locks TL See the Traffic Locks Wiki Page 2014-02-06 (A)
Transclude Transclusion   content for this entry is still in progress  2015-01-30 (A)
Transifex ~ See the [www.transifex.com


] External page

2015-01-30 (A)
Transit Lane (alias) See the Car Pool Lane Glossary Term 2013-03-12 (A)
TTS (abbr.) See the Text to Speech Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Turn angle ~ The supplementary angle to the junction angle between any two segments connected at a junction.

See the Turn angle Wiki Page
Also see the Junction Angle Info Glossary Term


Related entries: Angle

2015-02-08 (U)

2014-09-02 (A)

Turn Restriction TR   content for this entry is still in progress  2015-01-30 (A)
TW (abbr.) See the Taxiway Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)

U-Turn ~   content for this entry is still in progress  2015-02-23 (A)
ULM (abbr.) See the User Level Monitor Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Un-Divide Un-Dividing The method to convert a divided highway into a single two-way segment.
This formerly been referred to as Un-Split, but the use of that term has been deprecated.

See the Un-Dividing a divided road Wiki Page
Also see the Split Glossary Term


Related entries: Divided Highway

2015-03-22 (A)
United States Postal Service USPS United States Postal Service

Often used a reference source for Waze editing.

See the United States Postal Service External page
Related entries: Illinois USPS code

2015-02-21 (A)
Universally Unique Identifier UUID See the Universally Unique Identifier Wikipedia
Also see the UUID Waze forum
2015-01-30 (A)
Up-Lock ~ Term used to descibe the process of adjusting Segment Lock levels up in WME. Often to its prior Segment Lock level before it was Down-Locked to match the Rank of an editor to allow them to edit the segment(s).

See the Segment Lock Glossary Term
Also see the Down-Lock Glossary Term


Related entries: Down-Lock

2015-02-25 (A)
Update Report Overview URO, URO+   content for this entry is still in progress  2015-01-30 (A)
Update Request UR, Map Issue An Update Request is a Map Issue reported by a user from the Waze client app. It is also a layer in the Waze Map Editor

See the Update Request Wiki Page
Also see the Map Issue Glossary Term
2012-10-04 (A)
UR (abbr.) See the Update Request Glossary Term 2012-10-04 (A)
URO (abbr.) See the Update Report Overview Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
URO+ (abbr.) See the Update Report Overview Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
USA (alias) While an abbreviation for United States of America, in Waze terms, it is also the name of one of the three separate sets of servers (infrastructure) containing Waze mapping and navigation systems.

See the USA Server Glossary Term
2015-04-20 (A)
USA Server NA Server, USA The server named "USA" for United States of America, is one of the three separate Bank of Servers (infrastructure) containing Waze mapping and navigation systems.

While the server is named "USA", it also includes Canada.

See the Banks of Servers Glossary Term
Related entries: North America

2015-04-20 (A)
User Level Monitor ULM Deprecated term. Replaced with Community Action Request. 2015-01-30 (A)
USPS (abbr.) See the United States Postal Service Glossary Term 2015-02-21 (A)
UUID (abbr.) See the Universally Unique Identifier Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)

Validator (alias) See the WME Validator Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Venue (alias) Internal term used within the WME code to identify Places.

See the Places Glossary Term
2015-01-30 (A)
Vocalizer ® ~ A tool used by Waze to control Nuance ® voices.

See the Nuance ® Glossary Term
2015-04-01 (A)
Voice ~ Various male and female voices are available based on location, in a number of languages to provider spoken navigation instuctions.

While all voices provide turn instructions, only some also provide Text to Speech (TTS) instructions for street names. In the U.S., Samantha and Tom are two English speaking voices that include street names.

All voices are assigned human names in the client application. Novelty voices may also be available for some languages such as "Boy Band", and celebrity voices such as commedian Kenvin Hart introduced in late 2013.

See the Automatic Speech Recognition Glossary Term
Also see the Text to Speech Glossary Term
Also see the Kevin Hart recording voices for Waze. External page
Related entries: Text to Speech

2015-01-30 (A)
Voice Commands ~ See the Voice Commands Wiki Page


Related entries: Automatic Speech RecognitionText to Speech

2015-01-30 (A)

W10 (abbr.) See the Connected Citizens NYC Meet-Up. Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Walking Trail WT   Walking Trail  is a routable road type in Waze used to represent paths which should not be driven on, but which the routing server still sees as an option.
For more information on Walking Trails select USA or other countries.

See Road Types Glossary Term
2015-01-30 (A)
WAS (abbr.) See the WME Aerial Shifter Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Wayfinder WF, Pathfinder See the Wayfinder Wiki Page 2012-08-17 (A)
Waze AM Layers AMGR Third party web tool used to visualize Managed Areas from WME-Tools.

Coming soon as announced in early 2015: http://waze.tools

See the WME-TOOLS.com External page
Also see the Coming soon: waze.tools External page
Also see the Area Manager Glossary Term
Related entries: Minimum Bounding Box

2014-10-11 (A)
Waze Cafe ~   content for this entry is still in progress  2105-04-14 (A)
Waze Champ ~   content for this entry is still in progress  2015-01-30 (A)
Waze Expert Expert   content for this entry is still in progress  2015-01-30 (A)
Waze Forum (alias) See the Community Forum Glossary Term


Related entries: phpBB ®

2015-01-30 (A)
Waze Geo-Ops ~   content for this entry is still in progress  2015-02-21 (A)
Waze Global Champ (alias) See the Global Champ Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Waze Local Champ (alias) See the Local Champ Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
Waze Map Editor WME See the Waze Map Editor Wiki Page


Related entries: CartouchePapyrus

2012-12-24 (A)
Waze Map Team Map Team   content for this entry is still in progress  2015-02-21 (A)
Waze Mobil ~ See the [Waze Mobil] External page 2015-01-30 (A)
Waze Speak ~ Friendly term that implies the use of the terms in this glossary within communications. 2015-01-30 (A)
Waze Streetview WSV A reference to the Google Streetview imagery displayed inside the Waze Map Editor.

See the Google Streetview Glossary Term
2015-03-25 (A)
Waze Team ~ Term used for the Offical Waze staff.

See the The Team External page
2015-02-25 (A)
Waze Wiki Community Wiki, Wiki When capitalized, "Wiki" as used in Waze communications implies the specific "Waze Wiki". (Side note: The word "wiki" is Hawaiian for "fast".)

See the Main Page Wiki Page
Also see the wiki Wikipedia
2015-01-30 (A)
Wazer ~ Any user of Waze, and the name used for an anonymous user in the Waze client mobile application.

See the Waze symbols Wiki Page
2010-09-24 (A)
WazeWin (alias) See the #WazeWin Glossary Term 2015-02-25 (U)

2015-02-23 (A)

WF (abbr.) See the Wayfinder Glossary Term 2012-08-17 (A)
Wiki (alias) See the Waze Wiki Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
WME (abbr.) See the Waze Map Editor Glossary Term 2012-12-24 (A)
WME Aerial Shifter WAS   content for this entry is still in progress  2015-01-30 (A)
WME center to Begin-End of Street WME-BES   content for this entry is still in progress  2015-01-30 (A)
WME Chat Chat Internal chat system used within the Waze Map Editor. 2015-01-30 (A)
WME Color Highlighter WMECH, CH, WME-CH See the Community Plugins, Extensions and Tools Wiki Page


Related entries: Self Connectivity

2013-06-03 (A)
WME Toolbox WMETB, TB, Toolbox   content for this entry is still in progress  2015-01-30 (A)
WME Validator WMEV, Validator   content for this entry is still in progress  2015-01-30 (A)
WMECH (abbr.) See the WME Color Highlighter Glossary Term 2013-06-03 (A)
WMETB (abbr.) See the WME Toolbox Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
WMEV (abbr.) See the WME Validator Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)
World (alias) See the Rest of World Server Glossary Term 2012-10-04 (A)
WSV (abbr.) See the Waze Streetview Glossary Term 2015-03-25 (A)
WT (abbr.) See the Walking Trail Glossary Term 2015-01-30 (A)

Zoom ~   content for this entry is still in progress  2015-01-30 (A)
μDL (abbr.) See the Micro-dogleg Glossary Term 2015-04-16 (A)

Notes

While a few non-Waze centric term are included above, many more may be found in various resources such as the Wiktionary - English Internet Slang.