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The Waze Community in India

The community maintains the Waze map and makes sure it works as best as possible. Therefore, we work together to make guidelines that are specific to India. The community of India is not very large yet, and much of the map in India is not maintained well. You can help by sharing your experiences, just drive around with Waze turned on or even edit the map yourself.

The Indian community

The community consists of all people that uses Waze on way or another. Drivers, editors, wiki master and the like. The current active community management in India is a mix of Indian and international editors. For any question or suggestion you can contact them via general mail, or address one of the champs or project leaders directly from the tables below.

Active community of India
Editor Role
Management
  • Badge GlobalChamp.png Badge Coordinator.png
  • Badge LocalChamp.png Badge CountryManager.png
  • Badge GlobalChamp.png Badge Mentor Global Champ.png Badge Coordinator.png
  • Badge LocalChamp.png Badge Mentor Global Champ.png Badge Coordinator.png Badge CountryManager.png
  • Badge GlobalChamp.png Badge CountryManager.png
  • Badge CountryManager.png
Area Managers

the area managers will be listed on the page about Area Management (to be added)

Special assigments / Projects
Social Media
AM Management
Forum moderation
City naming / City smudging
Upgrading the road network
mentoring
wiki
scripts
IT Management
other

Communication

How can I contact Waze? Where can I find more information? Where can I post my questions? Waze is dependent upon the local community. A community requires people to communicate and organize. You can find most Waze editors on the Waze forum, chat platforms and social media. The community management is responsible for Waze in India. Please contact them for questions or assistance.

Forum

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The forum is the official Waze communication platform where you can find a lot of information. You can read the latest information, learn from questions of other editors or ask a question yourself. Login to the Waze India forum using your Waze login and password that you also use in the app and the editor. In the forum you can also make use of Private Messages (PM). This is a kind of inbox, like your e-mail. When you receive a PM, you will also receive a message to your regular e-mail to inform you of the new message.

Chat

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While you are editing, you can directly request help in WME chat. It shows you the level of the editor you are talking to. Please keep in mind that most editors are willing to help, but not all of them have the technical knowledge or editing experience to give you the best answer. Because the built-in chat does not always work as desired, we mostly use Slack©.

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Slack is a community chat platform with many possibilities. There are teaching classes and webinars to improve your editing skills. There are several channels, project groups, and you can send Direct Messages (DM) too. If you like to join into discussions and development of Waze India, Slack gives the best opportunities. You can request access to Slack by filling in this form. You will then receive an invitation to Slack, where you need to make an account.

Wiki

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A lot of information about Waze is available in the Global Wiki. Because the situation, laws and habits differ in various countries, the guidelines specific to India are written in the local India pages. If you are opening pages outside the Indian pages, keep in mind that the guidelines of India always precede! The pages for Waze India all contain the tabs on top, so you will not get lost.
Tip: Click a link while holding Ctrl to open a page in a new tab.

The wiki pages in India are in the proces of getting updated. At the bottom of each Wiki page, the last update is shown. If this is more than half a year ago, please take into consideration that the information might be outdated. If there is anything unclear, contact your community.

Social Media

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India has a page on Facebook. The page is used mainly to inform anyone who is interested.

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Follow Waze India on twitter.

Levels, roles and responsibilities

The Waze community knows ranks and roles, along with points and edit count. Among the editors, everyone starts as a beginner who works on parts of the map near where they drive. The editing tasks are shared by the whole community.

As editors gain experience, they are increased in level, with an increase in editing area and the tools they can use. They also can be given new roles to perform for the community.

Levels

{add a word on levels in the app} Editing levels range from 1, given to editors starting out, to 6, reserved for those who’ve demonstrated the most understanding of mapping skills. With each advance from levels 1 to 4, the editor gains a wider range of editing area around the roads where they’ve driven. Neighborhood streets are usually open to all editors, but connecting roads and highways require higher ranks to edit. But beginning editors make important contributions too — adding speed limits to the streets, drawing new segments where they’re needed, creating and editing new Places on the map. With their first promotion, editors at Rank 2 can also moderate requests for Places on the map — approving or rejecting new Places or new Place photos or details. There are also new tools that can be used as rank is increased. A Rank 3 editor can restrict a road immediately when authorities close them for any reason.

Roles

Editors also request new roles: • An Area Manager (AM) is assigned an area open to editing regardless of driving history. The top managers and Waze can expand these areas in size as their experience grows. These editors take more responsibility for keeping up with changes needed on the map. There are no Regional Managers yet in India, but some AMs can take charge of an entire state or region, provide guidance to newer AMs and consult with top managers on various issues.

  • A Country Manager (CM) has countrywide editing access and provides support where it’s needed. This is primarily an editing role, but CMs also advise on management decisions.
  • Champs are the highest ranking editors who make the decisions on promotions, area expansions and other issues. A chart listing some of these leaders appears below (link to table).

State and Area Management

State Managers
State Editor(s)
Gujarat kamonu (PM)
Karnataka & Goa davide7O (PM) gbnardo (PM)
Maharastra rain101 (PM)
Tamil Nadu cherianchris (PM) mareku188 (PM) jugr0 (PM)
Area Managers
Editor Level Area State
cherianchris (PM) 6 Chennai Tamil Nadu
lunarplexus (PM) 5 New Delhi Delhi
Marcin_S (PM) 5 Hyderabad Telangana
davide7O (PM) 6 Mysuru Karnataka
DidierLmn (PM) 3 Mumbai Maharashtra
sk2380 (PM) 5 Pune Maharashtra
5 Agra Uttar Pradesh
Moweez (PM) 6 Bengaluru Karnataka
valhallen282 (PM) 3 Bengaluru Karnataka
moweez (PM) 6 Kolkata Bengal
5 Pollachi Tamil Nadu
  • this list will probably become too large and we need a separate page


to be elaborated