Delaware

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This page serves as the primary resource for editors of Delaware. Review all the sections to better understand how the guidelines for this state might deviate from the overall USA or worldwide guidelines. If you have any comments or questions about this page or state refer to the community links below.

New Delaware Page. Please review editor list at bottom of page. Please edit/delete/add your own entry. If you are uncomfortable editing in the wiki, please PM Poncewattle with the requested change
-Oct 2014


Introduction

Delaware is a part of the Northeast region, which includes the states and/or territories of:

Delaware / New Jersey / New York / Pennsylvania.


Mapping resources

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Before editing the maps in Delaware, be sure to fully review and understand the editing manual.

The Waze user community follows the Waze etiquette guidelines discussed in the Wiki. Be sure to familiarize yourself with these guiding principals while editing the maps and this Wiki, as well as when communicating with other Waze users.

Here are some examples of resources that we cannot use because of copyright restrictions. See Using external sources for a general discussion of the problem. You can contact the copyright holders, representing no-one but yourself, and asking them to create a copyright/license notice that would allow anyone to freely use the information without attribution. The Waze team is working to come up with an allowed list of online mapping resources.


Community

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The Waze forum is a great place to find answers to previously asked questions and also a place to ask new ones. Below are links to the forums specific to Delaware.

Area Managers for Delaware can be found in the table below.

New editors should consider checking into the formal mentoring program available at no charge.

New Delaware editors are welcome. We need you. Please review the New Editors Guide and contact other editors in chat before editing. Please feel free to reach out to other Delaware editors listed below for assistance if needed, either in chat or "PM" (private message) on the forums.


Cities and towns

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One of the most common errors when editing the maps is when an editor creates a road and does not confirm the road by setting the city and road name (or stating it has none).

Duplicate cities can be caused by incorrectly named segments and should be corrected following the guidelines in the duplicate cities article.


Some states and territories manage a separate page on cities and towns to identify the specific city names that should be entered, and no others. For states that do not have a separate page to track the names, see this Wikipedia link and find the state or territory in question.


Major roads

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Delaware follows the general road naming and road type guidelines of the USA.

  • Delaware uses SR-## for all state routes (e.g. SR-58)
  • Generally even numbers run east-west and odd numbers run north-south
  • Some Delaware routes are continuations from other neighboring state routes. e.g., SR-273, SR-896, SR-299.

Locking standard

In Delaware 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.

Delaware Minimum Locking Rank Standard
Segment Type Statewide
 Freeway  5
 Ramp  Highest rank of connected segment
 Major Highway  4
 Minor Highway  3
 Primary Street  2
 Street  1
 |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-| Railroad |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|  2
 • • • • Ferry • • • •   5



Special roads

Drivable roads

Delaware follows the standard USA guidelines for all of the following special road types.

Non-drivable roads

Review the Wiki guidelines for non-drivable roads to ensure compliance with the general guidelines.

Alleys

  • Alleys should always be mapped if they have a name.
  • Alleys should always be mapped if they are the sole access to a home or business.
  • Alleys should always be set to "Private"
  • Alleys are normally mapped if they are acknowledged by the municipality.

If an alley does not meet the above criteria, mapping is optional. Leave the name field blank.

Non-Drivable Roads

Generally, if a path can't be driven on (e.g. Walking Trail, Pedestrian Boardwalk, Stairway, Railroad, Runway/Taxiway) then it not normally mapped. If it is mapped, it should not be connected to any roads. This is due to the way the routing engine works, as Waze will route users to drive on these "Non-Drivable" road types.

It is permitted to map Railroads since some users run Waze while on the train and contributing false data to the system. This false data has been known to effect drivers on adjacent roads. Railroads should be level -5 and locked at the highest level of the editor.

Time Restricted Turns

There is beta testing for setting Time Based Restricted turns in WME. Watch for announcements in the forum on this feature



Closures

When managing a section of roadway under construction or being closed for a major event, follow the Wiki guidelines on construction zones and Real time closures.


The Federal Highway Administration keeps a website indexing all states that can provide highway and construction project information. Go to the page, find your state, and check the links for the desired information.


Places

Delaware follows the USA standard for Places. Do not deviate from the guidelines without first obtaining consensus to do so via the state forum linked on this page.

Locking Standard

Places considered fundamental to the functioning of the Waze app, such as Gas Stations, should be locked to Rank 3.

Complex, intricate, or crucial Places such as Hospitals, Police Stations, Fire Departments, Airports, Parks, etc. should be locked at least to Rank 4.


This is to prevent loss of data due to automatic acceptance of Place Update submissions from Trusted Users, or Place Update Request approvals from other editors without careful examination.
If you do not have a high enough enough rank to lock the place a Rank 3+, please lock it as high as you can, and consider asking a higher rank AM, SM, CM, or Champ to lock it higher.



Cameras

Not every camera-looking device at an intersection is a speed or red light camera. Generally speaking:

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    a speed camera takes a photograph of a vehicle when it passes by the camera at too high a speed.
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    a red light camera takes a photograph of a vehicle that enters an intersection after the light is red. In some areas, it takes the photograph when a vehicle is not clear of the intersection some period after the light turns red.

Be sure to know your cameras before accepting new camera reports.

Currently only the Waze client app can add cameras to the map. When adding a camera from the app, be sure to review the camera placement recommendations.

Laws regarding speed and red light cameras vary between the states and territories, so be sure to understand the details of camera legality in Delaware.

Only Red Light Cameras are legal in the State of Delaware. More information can be found on the IIHS website for DE and other states.

Red Light Cameras

There is an ongoing discussion regarding all the red light cameras in DE in the Waze forums. Please post any needed updates/changed to red light cameras there, so local AMs and other editors can make appropriate changes.

NOTE: It is important to check the DIRECTIONALITY of ALL red light cameras. In many (most) cases, the red light camera is only monitoring one direction of traffic. An example of intersection where this is the case can be found at US-40 and SR-896.

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 should not be mapped.



To do list

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Many states and territories keep an active list of pending or closed actions that need to be done in the state by the editors. All editors are welcome to contribute to the list of activities.

  • Red light cameras in Wilmington need updating - Poncewattle



Area Managers

The table below identifies the editors also designated as Area Managers or higher who are editing in Delaware. If you have any questions, please consider contacting them directly as needed. If you are an Area Manager that covers Delaware, or a USA Country Manager that does a lot of work in Delaware, please add yourself to this list (alphabetical by username) in the correct rank section.

The editor who also serves as the Regional Coordinator for Delaware is automatically listed at the top of the table. That editor may not be highly active in this state and therefore may not be listed separately in the table.

Delaware — Area, State and Country Managers
Regional Coordinator(s): orbitc (PM)
Username Area Managed Comments
Country Managers (Northeast region)
(Add to or edit Country and State sections of table)
orbitc(6) [PM] Entire State of DE, also NY, NJ, PA. CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT BadgeRC-Temp.pngBadge GlobalChamp.pngBadge Mentor Global Champ.png
Region 9 Northeast & 8 New England
PesachZ(6) [PM] NY, portions of NJ, DE Badge Mentor Local Champ.pngBadge LocalChamp.pngBadge StateManager.png
Adopted Champ
State Managers (Northeast region)
MReiser(4) [PM] Statewide State Manager
Poncewattle(4) [PM] Statewide State Manager
Area Managers
(Add to or edit this section)
russblau(5) [PM] Sussex and Southern Kent Counties Also AM in NoVA and DC
mishterhaz(3) [PM] New Castle County Also AM in North Eastern MD and Northern NJ
TR-11(3) [PM] Kent and Southern New Castle Counties Contributor to Northern New Castle County and Lancaster County, PA


The following editors are also editing in the state and working towards an Area Manager position and/or just helping out in the state.

Other Area Editors (Add to or edit this section)
Username General Editing Area Comments
voludu2(3) [PM] Northern Delaware PA State Manager, AM Binghamton NY


Other states and territories

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